Carnyorth

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Carnyorth, in Cornish, Karnyorgh, is a village of granite cottages set in the moorland of West Penwith.

Formerly a mining community, Carnyorth Mine was worked up until 1862 producing copper ore and black tin. In 1865 it was 123 fathoms below adit, employing 111 people.

Carnyorth Mine worked as an independent mine from 1853 to 1860 (with a total tin output of 1050 tons). After 1860 it amalgamated with Botallack mine.

Minerals produced at Carnyorth Mine:

Atacamite
Botallackite
Cassiterite
Haematite including the variety Specularite
Talc including the variety Steatite

Today Carnyorth is a quieter place and the mines are reminders of a bygone age when Cornwall dominated the world with its mining activities.

History of Carnyorth Mine


Carnyorth from the Cornish language is believed to be an association of the words for a rocky outcrop and a deer.

General Information

The nearest Tourist Information Centres are at St Just in Penwith, Penzance and St Ives.


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Location:
Located in West Cornwall close to the North coast of the Land's End peninsula. Carnyorth stands on the B3306 between St Just-in-Penwith and St Ives.

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