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Wheal Alfred

Spoil heaps at Wheal Alfred

Wheal Alfred is the site of a former copper and lead mine and a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in west Cornwall, England, UK. The mine is located 1 mile (1.6 km) east of the town of Hayle[1] and is also a Geological Conservation Review site. The mine is famous to geologists for its important mineral specimens such as mimetite and pyromorphite.[2]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 203 Land's End ISBN 978-0-319-23148-7
  2. ^ "Wheal Alfred".  
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