Tagged: mining

Devon Great Consols Mine (S Devon Branch)

A talk about Devon Great Consols Mine, near Tavistock, to be given by Rick Stewart. Once the most productive copper mine in the world, it also produced huge quantities of arsenic.

Visit to Kelly Mine (Geology Section)

A half day visit to Kelly Mine, near Lustleigh. One does not go underground during the tour but instead one looks over a unique piece of mining heritage because all of the original processing...

Iron ore mining in Devon and W. Somerset (IA Section)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk by Dr Mick Atkinson. Full title: “Iron ore mining in Devon and West Somerset and its links with the South Wales iron and steel industry”....

AGM 2021 (Geology Section)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing The Section’s Annual General Meeting, to be followed at 11 am by a talk by Sally Worbey, Exploration Geologist, Cornish Lithium, on “Lithium Exploration in Cornwall”. Important...

Silver Mining in Devon (IA Section)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk by Peter Claughton (introduced by Mick Atkinson). This presentation will look at the mining and processing of silver-bearing ores in Devon from the medieval period...

Mining and Miners of Newton St Cyres (IA Section)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk by Brian Please (introduced by Richard Pocock). It can be claimed that, together, Upton Pyne and Newton St Cyres had the first commercially successful manganese...

Field trip to Mid-Cornwall (IA Section)

IASDA / SCIAS Field Trip Visit to Mid-Cornwall, part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site. Saturday 15th June Luxulyan Valley 9.00 am Assemble at the Carclaze Inn. PL25 4EJ...

Guided tour of Kelly Mine (Tavistock Branch)

Kelly Mine (grid reference SX795818) is a disused metalliferous mine situated on the eastern flank of Dartmoor near the village of Lustleigh.  It was intermittently operational from the 1790s until 1951.  Since 1984 it...