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Location DB > England > Cornwall > Twelveheads > Mount Wellington Mine
Mount Wellington Mine
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created by GC Intercept on 1/4/2008 1:08 PM
last modified by GC Intercept on 1/5/2008 1:45 AM
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This modern tin mine occupies the high-ground over the Bissoe valley and the nearby settlement of Twelveheads in Cornwall.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Closed
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information

Twelveheads, Cornwall
Owner: Kensa Heat Pumps
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • flooding
  • water
  • air quality
  • Industrial Hazards
  •  Interesting Features
    Huge processing plant and the remains of deep mining industry. The sheer quantity of wreckage and debris created as a result of slow demolition is a spectacle in its own right.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • part-time guard
  • locked gates
  • cameras
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1970
    Closed: 1991
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • long pants / sleeves
  • boots
  •  Recommended Equipment
    Mount Wellington Tin mine in Cornwall opened in 1976 and was one of the newest tin mines to be built and one of the last to close in this region. Mount Wellington Mine was the last new deep tin mine to be built anywhere in the World. Work started on the site in 1970, and was completed in 1975. Wellington closed in 1978, and then re-opened in 1980. There had been mining at the site in the Bissoe Valley for over 100 years before the mine closed for good in 1991 when the price of tin collapsed.
     Media Coverage
    There are many references to Mount Wellington and nearby Wheal Jane mines in the Cornish online press.
     Future Plans
    Site is being made safe and mine buildings will be demolished

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    Ground Level Survey
    Fri, Jan 4th, 2008
    posted by GC Intercept
    25 pictures
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    Random bits
    Fri, Jan 4th, 2008
    posted by GC Intercept
    11 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 1/6/2008 3:44 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jan 6 08 at 3:44, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jan 5 08 at 1:45, GC Intercept changed the following: Required Equipment
  • on Jan 5 08 at 1:44, GC Intercept changed the following: Description
  • on Jan 5 08 at 1:42, GC Intercept updated gallery picture More wreckage
  • on Jan 5 08 at 1:42, GC Intercept updated gallery picture
  • on Jan 5 08 at 1:42, GC Intercept updated gallery picture Access tunnel for a nearby mineshaft
  • on Jan 5 08 at 1:40, GC Intercept reordered images in gallery Ground Level Survey
  • on Jan 5 08 at 1:39, GC Intercept updated gallery picture Wreckage contd.
  • on Jan 5 08 at 1:38, GC Intercept updated gallery picture Rubble and demolished silos
  • on Jan 5 08 at 1:38, GC Intercept updated gallery picture entrance with bund
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