East Wheal Rose St Newlyn East

East Wheal Rose was the largest producer of lead in Cornwall producing half of the entire counties output.

On July 9th 1846 a violent thunderstorm which lasted over an hour and started just after midday rapidly flooded the mine up to the 50 fathom level.

Around 200 miners were underground at the time 39 never made it to surface.

The mine was forked and re opened finally closing in 1886 by that time it had a 90 inch engine supplied by Harvey’s of Hayle.

Digging Made Easy

I picked the hottest day of the year to dig on the dump!
Dug a 2 metre deep trench next to the successful hole sunk last year.
First glance doesn’t look too promising, when the inevitable rain arrives I expect a few choice specimens will show.