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Portreath (Port) Port (United Kingdom)


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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Last updated October 11th 2011 by carnkie
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Last updated June 20th 2009 by carnkie

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Major Mining Region

Portreath (Port) Port belongs to the Camborne and Redruth region.

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