Mining in our Area

Perranwell Viaduct on the Chacewater – Newquay branch line between Perranporth and Goonhavern – 2nd March 1974.

New Chiverton Mine is in the background. This Lead Mine produced 300 tons of 73% lead ore, 1,300 ounces of silver, 25 tons of arsenic, 640 tons of zinc ore and 15 tons of pyrite between 1864 and 1878.

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