Mining in our Area

Treamble Mine 1920

Two miles NE of Perranporth. Although situated in an area that principally mined iron ore, a further product at Treamble was the soft talcky substance calk Fullers Earth. Some 500 tons a year was sold for such diverse uses as refining of vegetable oils, a filler for paint, rubber and bituminous products. This scene shows the quarry terminal of aerial ropeway built between the quarry and the mill where the material was refined.

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