Mining Areas

The pages under this heading of Mining Areas contain a summary of the Main Mining areas of Cornwall. The Mines are listed in alphabetical order. I apologise now if I have entered a mine into the wrong page, this is a confusing job as some sites, almost next door to each other, appear to be classed in different areas. However, the content will evolve with time.
The details on the images will be a brief note giving years of operation and metals produced, in many cases mines shut and re-opened during the years quoted. Where possible I will include other observations and details. I have tried to show at least two images of each site, some will be only one, on larger mines with significant remains there will be one or two images followed by a link to a dedicated linked page.

Mining Areas

The grim reality of Cornish Mining, with the dangers underground deaths were not uncommon, and the miners did not usually live to enjoy their old age.

The Penwith and St Just Mines Gallery

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