Wheal Alfred

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Coordinates: 50°11′01″N 5°23′32″W / 50.1837°N 5.3921°W / 50.1837; -5.3921

Spoil heaps at Wheal Alfred

Wheal Alfred is the site of a former copper and lead mine and a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in west Cornwall, England, UK. The mine is located 1 mile (1.6 km) east of the town of Hayle[1] and is also a Geological Conservation Review site. The mine is famous to geologists for its important mineral specimens such as mimetite and pyromorphite.[2]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 203 Land's End ISBN 978-0-319-23148-7
  2. ^ "Wheal Alfred". Natural England. 1990. Retrieved 1 November 2011.