Penberthy Croft Mine

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Coordinates: 50°08′29″N 5°25′37″W / 50.1414°N 5.4269°W / 50.1414; -5.4269

Penberthy Croft Mine shaft

Penberthy Croft Mine, is a disused mine and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Cornwall, England, UK. It is located to the north of the civil parish of St Hilary, 5 miles (8.0 km) east of the town of Penzance.[1]

The mine was designated a SSSI in 1993, is listed as of national importance in the Geological Conservation Review and is the world type locality for connellite and bayldonite.[2][3] It is noted as the most important site in Britain for secondary ore minerals of lead, copper, and arsenic and has had 40 mineral species recorded at the site.[2]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 203 Land's End ISBN 978-0-319-23148-7
  2. ^ a b "Penberthy Croft Mine" (PDF). Natural England. 1993. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Penberthy Croft Mine (Mineralogy of South West England)". Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 8 November 2011.