Wheel Pit, Okehampton Wheal Maria

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Notes: This mine is also known as the Devon Copper Mine.

Reference: Steve Grigg on his Dartmoor Explorations website has kindly supplied Dartefacts with the information and NGR for this item, where reference was made to mindat.org and Dr Phil Newman thesis; Tin and Copper Mining on Dartmoor c1700-1914. On the mindat.org website, it was stated by Hamilton Jenkin (1981) that the mine was started in 1863 and despite initial promise, the working was unsuccessful and the machinery and materials were put up for auction in 1866.

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