Portreath was an important ore port, particularly in the 19th century. Ore was exported from here and coal and other mining gear imported.Initially mules were used (up to thousand a day) but in the 19th century their duties were taken over by the Poldice Tramway and then also a branch of the Hayle railway. The most spectacular part of the system was the Portreath decline.
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Portreath (Port) Port belongs to the Camborne and Redruth region.
Portreath (Port) Port served all the following:
Basset Tin Mine
Carn Brea Copper Mine
Dolcoath Copper Mine
East Carn Brea Mixed Mine
Illogan Mines Copper Mine
Little North Downs Mixed Mine
New Cook's Kitchen Mixed Mine
North Carn Brea Mixed Mine
South Carn Brea Mixed Mine