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Home > Mines, Quarries & Sites > Wheal Neptune Copper Mine

Wheal Neptune Copper Mine (United Kingdom)


Operated: 1811-1838
Output: 13,760T Copper
Rems:Although the dumps have been removed, some tips and a shaft remained when visited.

Added by RF 2015
You can actually drive to the adit here and park outside it!
In the 1990s I decided to explore it and a crowd gathered to watch me, one chap offered to take bets on whether or not I would come back out.
Regardless of its outside appearance you can stand once inside and it looked hopeful, but after some distance ended at a blockage from a shaft to surface. I could actually look up this and see the 'capping' which was an old door complete with handle on it.

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Photographs Of Neptune (14 photos)
Last updated July 29th 2010 by wheal
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Historic Photographs Of Neptune (0 photos)
Last updated December 31st 2007 by royfellows

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Major Mining Region

Wheal Neptune Copper Mine belongs to the Mounts Bay - Breage region.

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