Mount Wellington Tin Mine

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Mount Wellington
Mount Wellington in 2000.jpg
Mount Wellington headgear, 2000
Location
Mount Wellington is located in Cornwall
Mount Wellington
Mount Wellington
Location in Cornwall
Location St Day
County Cornwall
Country United Kingdom
Coordinates 50°13′59″N 5°08′28″W / 50.233065°N 5.141118°W / 50.233065; -5.141118Coordinates: 50°13′59″N 5°08′28″W / 50.233065°N 5.141118°W / 50.233065; -5.141118
Production
Products Tin
History
Opened 1976
Closed 1991

Mount Wellington Tin mine, two miles east of the village of St Day in Cornwall, in the United Kingdom, opened in 1976 and was the first new mine in the region in many years.[1]

With the fall of tin prices and the withdrawal of pumping subsidies, the mine finally closed in 1991. An attempt to revive the mine occurred when an individual tried to transform it into a visitor attraction, but his endeavour failed.

The site was bought by Mount Wellington Mine Ltd in early 2007, who removed the remaining headgear stump, and have proceeded to renovate the site. There are a number of tenants who operate exclusively in the Renewable Energy sectors such as Kensa Heat Pumps, R-Eco and Geoquip Marine.

Further works on site are planned.

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