This mine was worked circa 1832 to 1881 by the Isle of Man Mining Company, usually in conjunction with the more extensive Beckwith Mine situated 2/3 of a mile West and it exploited part of a vein of lead ore which was temporarily very productive . There were two shafts approximately 240’ apart, the engine shaft and the Whim shaft – So called because it was originally worked with a horse gin or whim.
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2 thoughts on “Cross Vein Mine Foxdale, popularly known as Snuff the Wind”
If you follow the road for half a mile or so, you come to a river with lots of pipes scattered about, and remains of a big holding tank and old railway tracks. If you go river a couple of hundred yards their are the the remains of a small canal and concrete structures. What was this place used for ?
Was their a mine disaster in 1853? My 2nd great grandfather died accidentally in May 1853 at the age of 43. He worked as a lead miner in the Cross Vein Mine Foxdale . Does a history of the mine exist anywhere?Thanks