Carrick Du Mine, St Ives

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Carrick Du Mine (also known as Carrick Dhu Mine, Carrack Dews Mine and Carrack Dhu Mine) is sited at the west end of Porthmeor beach.

Its name comes from the words, 'karreg' meaning 'rock' and 'du' meaning 'black' therefore Black Rock Mine.

Between 1856 and 1860 it produced 5 tons of black tin and 1120 tons of copper ore.


1856 99 tons of ore 7 tons of metal £659.30
1857 398 tons of ore 26.30 tons of metal £2660.80
1858 348 tons of ore 22.50 tons of metal £2089
1859 253 tons 15.40 tons of metal £1501.10


1859 £33.20
1860 4.70 tons £377.40

Ceased working c.1861

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