Mulberry Downs Quarry

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Coordinates: 50°27′32″N 4°47′30″W / 50.4589°N 4.7917°W / 50.4589; -4.7917 Mulberry Downs Quarry is a disused opencast quarry, mining tin, in Cornwall, England, UK. The site is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), noted for its geological characteristics.[1]

History[edit]

The mine, known as Mulberry Hill Mine was in sporadic operation between 1859 and 1916, producing 1,350 long tons (1,370 t) of tin during its lifetime.[2]

Geography[edit]

The 3.2-hectare (7.9-acre) disused site, notified in 1973, is located within the civil parish of Lanivet, 2.5 miles (4.0 km) south west of the town of Bodmin.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mulberry Downs Quarry". Natural England. 1985. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Mulberry Hill Mine". Cornwall In Focus. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Mulberry Downs Quarry map". Natural England. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Ordnance Survey: Explorer map sheet 107 St Austell & Liskeard ISBN 978-0-319-24017-5