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.
Virgin Gorda is a good option for those wishing to visit Copper Mine Ruins, since guests staying in this area of the Virgin Islands will be excited to have easy access to this historic attraction during their time there. There are a suitable quantity of hotels around the region within the vicinity of Copper Mine Ruins.
|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|
If you're looking for some great outdoor opportunities, consider Spring Bay, the most convenient beach to access from this historical site.
The hours of operation for the site are not readily available, meaning your party's smartest chance at success is phoning beforehand to confirm the property will be up and running when you and your group intend to visit.
If you need to know the price of admission, you should call Copper Mine Ruins beforehand to find out if they charge, and if so, how much.
Phone Number: (284) 852-3650
Location: Virgin Gorda
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