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Morwellham Quay Port (United Kingdom)

The heyday for Morwellham Quay came when the huge copper deposits were discovered at the Devon Great Consols just 4 miles to the north in 1844. £1 shares were soon worth £800 as the rush to extract the ore started. This gave rise to Morwellham's fame as the "richest Copper port in Queen Victoria's Empire"

For a detailed account of the copper ore trade see Peter H. Stanier's paper "The Copper Ore Trade of South West England in the Nineteenth Century".

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Major Mining Region

Morwellham Quay Port belongs to the Tamar Valley region.

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