Parka Mine, Cornwall
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)