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club logo   Kelly Mine Preservation Society
Contact: Secretary Year formed: 1984
Email:   Membership: 65
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Area of interest: Preservation and reconstruction of the Kelly Mine
Main geographical areas:
Classes of membership: Ordinary £12 per annum. Honorary - nil.
Publications: Bi-monthly newsletters. Guidebook.
Archive collection: Contact the secretary.
Artefact collection: Contact the secretary.
Sites owned, leased,
licensed or access controlled:
Kelly Mine. Leased. Limited access – there is usually someone on site on Sundays and Wednesdays (please check with the secretary before visiting)
Current projects: 1. Securing the mine water supply2. Stabilising the shaft and adits3. Preparation of a book on the Kelly Mine and micaceous haematite mines of the area
Publicity: Leaflet available.

The Kelly mine lies close to the village of Lustleigh within and on the east side of the Dartmoor National Park. The mine was first referred to in 1797 as a mine of 'black lead' and other substances. In reality the 'black lead' was micaceous haematite. The site retains a variety of features ranging from a Blackstone oil engine, Californian stamps, ore drying furnace and blacksmith shop. The restoration work is divided up into projects that are allocated to groups and individuals.
Left: Survey of the Californian Stamps at the Kelly Mine

Last updated: 07/11/2021

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