Copper Mine Ruins

Copper was first mined on the island during the 18th century, but it was during the 19th century that Cornish miners built this mine to use for shipments back to Europe. It closed shortly therafter in 1862, and today the ruins make for a great attraction.


Surrounding the ruin of the mine itself are granite rock outcroppings and quartz, tin copper, clay, and feldspar deposits. Also included here are the ruins of the housing area of the Cornish miners that kept the mine in operation.

Staying Close

Copper Mine Ruins is located on Virgin Gorda, so those staying in this region of the Virgin Islands will be excited to have easy access to this historic attraction during their time there. Even though this location isn't swarming with tourists, you'll still find a reasonably varied selection of accommodations to pick from.

Hotels near Copper Mine Ruins
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Fischer's Cove Beach Hotel Hotel 1.1 mi. (0.8 km) NW
The Wheelhouse Hotel 1.2 mi. (0.4 km) N
Virgin Gorda Village Hotel Hotel 1.5 mi. (0.8 km) N
Rosewood Little Dix Bay Resort 1.8 mi. (1.3 km) N

Location and What's Nearby

If your belly starts rumbling during your trip to Copper Mine Ruins, consider experiencing one of the restaurants nearest to the historic site. Mine Shaft Cafe, which offers eclectic meals, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. Sugar Apple and Coconut Junction are some more food and drink options near Copper Mine Ruins. At Coconut Junction you may try a bite of Caribbean dishes and experience the culture of the Virgin Islands.


Operating Hours

The schedule of operation for Copper Mine Ruins isn't readily available, meaning that your party's smartest option is calling before you leave to confirm the attraction will be open for business when you intend to visit.


For price of admission, dial up Copper Mine Ruins ahead of time to find out if they charge, and if so, how much.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (284) 852-3650

Location: Virgin Gorda


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