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cornish miners overseas

Poldark Tin Mine and Gardens, an open air museum in a beautiful rural setting.

Cornish Overseas

By the 1820's Cornish mining skills and Cornish manufactured pumping engines were in great demand throughout the world and there followed over 100 years of contract mining overseas and emigration to every continent.

The result is that Cornish engine houses, so familiar to visitors to the Duchy, are also landmarks in many foreign countries, from the mountains of Mexico to Australia, the plains of Spain to the gold fields of South Africa and even on tropical Caribbean islands.

Cornish pasties are made daily in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia and the largest gathering of Cornish people and their descendants takes place every two years in Australia!

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Address: Poldark Mine, Trenear, Wendron, Helston, Cornwall TR13 0ES UK      Call: 01326 573 173

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