Coppermine, Park, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
(8 minutes drive from Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda)
This Prominent landmark located at Mine Hill sits on a cliff on the south-eastern part of Virgin Gorda. An abandoned copper mine was once the center of attention on the island of Virgin Gorda. The Spaniards who of course were from spain, mined copper here in the early 18th century. However Cornish miners built the ruins that remain today in the 1800s, following a decline in mineral deposit in Cornwall, England. The mine closed down in 1862 due to escalating expenses and low market prices.
The ruin consist of the operations centre containing a powerhouse, mine shaft, cistern, engine house and chimney are still visible scattered across the slopes. The area is rich with sign of copper glittering in stones and a cliff side view of usually ruff ocean waters.
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