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

Those wishing to visit Copper Mine Ruins may choose to book their trip on Virgin Gorda, as those staying in this part of the Virgin Islands will be pleased to have easy access to this historic attraction throughout their trip. Though this location isn't packed wall-to-wall with tourists, you'll nevertheless find a reasonably good selection of lodgings to choose 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 you're time spent at this site has got your stomach growling, consider trying one of the restaurants in the vicinity. Mine Shaft Cafe, which serves eclectic meals, is also the most convenient dining option from this site. Sugar Apple and Coconut Junction are some more food and drink options near Copper Mine Ruins. At Coconut Junction you and your group might try a bit of Caribbean fare and enjoy the Virgin Islands scene.


Operating Hours

The schedule of operation for Copper Mine Ruins isn't readily available, meaning your top option is phoning ahead to ensure the attraction is going to be operating when you want to visit.


Show up at this site with plans to pay for the cost of admission, which you can learn by calling in advance.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (284) 852-3650

Location: Virgin Gorda


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