Trevithick Society at Wheal Jane
The first of two groups of Trevithick Society members visited Wheal Jane last week. All were surprised by the level of activity on site and the wide range of businesses and processes taking place.
After a presentation on the history and development of the site, particularly over the past eighteen years since all mining and minerals processing on site ceased, the group were able to view various aspects of the operations on site. The tour took in the Wheal Jane Laboratory where mining samples from all over the world are analysed, the shaft head where water treatment pumping continues, and the company’s unique mine plan archive.
Also on display were the company’s collection of tin mining-related artefacts and examples of the South Crofty Collection of tin jewellery and giftware, all handcrafted on site.
7th July 2016