Mount Mine

Mount Mine

Mount mine was predominantly an iron mine working the Perran Iron Lode although manganese, lead and even chunks of pure silver were also extracted during Victorian times. The mine began as surface pits, the largest of which was gradually extended down to about 100ft. The far end of the tarmac track running out onto the dunes is built on the trackbed of a railway branch line that connected to the iron mine at the far end of Perranporth beach. It's also likely some of the cottages in Mount were built and inhabited by miners in this period as many of the cottages are recorded on the OS map from the 1880s.

The mine was reopened during the Second World War to produce iron for weaponry but production was on a relatively small scale.

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