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Copper Mine, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, BVI

The old Copper Mine, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin islands, BVI. The ruins of the mine can be found on the south east point of Virgin Gorda. The Copper mine, now a National Park, was built in the 1830's and was worked until 1862 by genuine Cornish miners bought over from England. The copper ore was extracted using a steam engine and shipped to Wales for processing.

The copper mine was abandoned in 1862 and the ruins of the main building, the engine house and part of the chimney remain on the site. Virgin Gorda is rich with natural minerals including copper, quartz and malachite.

Today the old mine is a tourist attraction which is located on Copper Mine Point, a part of the island with some fabulous views.

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