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Parka Mine, Cornwall

Principal ores: TIN

St Austell: grid reference SW937564

Parka Mine lies about one and a half miles southwest of St. Dennis in the Belowda Area of the St. Austell Mining District. The tin mine worked from Main Shaft and Garland's Shaft.

Records of production are: 557 tons of tin between 1873 and 1879 and also 24 tons of tin between 1882 and 1883.

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Other nearby mines and their main ores

South Terras (approx. 3.8 km; PITCHBLENDE & IRON ORE)

Blencowe Consols (approx. 3.9 km; TIN)

Ruthers (approx. 4.1 km; HAEMATITE & MANGANESE)

Parka Consols (approx. 4.6 km; TIN & IRON)

Great Dowgas (approx. 5.5 km; TIN)

St Austell Consols (approx. 5.7 km; TIN, COPPER, LEAD, COBALT, NICKEL & URANIUM)

Castle-an-Dinas (approx. 6.2 km; WOLFRAM)

Belowda (Beacon Hill) Mine (approx. 7.0 km; TIN)

Wheal Bunnie (approx. 7.0 km; TIN & WOLFRAM)

Great Hewas United (approx. 7.1 km; TIN, COPPER, LEAD & SILVER)


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