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Originator:Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division
Summary:Devon Great Consols Mine (Copper & Arsenic, Disused). Devon Great Consols Mine, was opened in 1844. By 1878 it had produced over 622,000 tons of copper and 76,000 tons of arsenic. In the 1880s production concentrated on arsenic. The mines extended over 160 acres and were among the largest and richest copper mines in the world. This mine was the only one in the district with its own railway system. It closed in 1901. Little of this vast enterprise survives. Heaps of waste and the ruins of the arsenic plant cover a wide area but little else remains.

Associated Monuments (1)

MDV3862Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)