The CBMS Great Condurrow Mine

A currebt and ongoing project
Past project completed by CBMS

A general view of the site.

In 2008, the Botallack Trust - the funding arm of the Carn Brea Mining Society - purchased the freehold of the site together with all of the machinery, as it was felt that this important part of Cornwall's mining history should be preserved.

The underground mine today consists of two sections; the old 19th Century workings that were re-opened up until 1936; and the new working to the east and south of Vivian’s Shaft which have been developed since that time and more properly represents the way that a Cornish mine would have looked like in the middle of the 20th Century.

Over the years we have refurbished the hoisting shaft, the headframe and the winder so that we can hoist rock. Our large diesel Holman compressor provides compressed air for rock drills. We have an ongoing programme of building maintenance. Recently a generous bequest has enabled us to erect a much needed workshop and to re-roof the ‘mess room’.

Volunteers from the Society meet at the site every Thursday morning to continue with the restoration and general maintenance work.

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Underground scene at the CBMS Condurrow Mine

updated 12/08/20