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“Great side trip after a day at the Baths”
Review of The Copper Mine

The Copper Mine
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

Coppermine Point was a great side trip after a day at the Baths and before watching the sun set at the Mine Shaft Café. There is a placard to describe what you are seeing (cistern, boilers, chimney, engine room), though the map of the paths on the placard doesn’t match the actual path. You can still see the green tinge of copper in some of the rocks in the area. The view across to the airport is beautiful. The visit doesn’t take more than 15 minutes or so.

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Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

We heard mixed reviews from the forums concerning the Copper Mine. From waste of time to very little to see. We were saying on the island and had some time, so we figured why not?

We were pleasantly surprised at what the Copper Mine had to offer. Yes it is at the end of a long winding road but in reality its a mile or so from the boat docks, probably a $5 cab ride tops. There's a small parking area at the end of the road and definitely wear some shoes or hiking shoes, there's a lot of loose gravel with small slopes n such that creates a little loose footing.

Read the signs and read the history behind these copper mines, imagine yourself in their positions. Mind boggling really.

The structures left are rather historic and inspiring. I say inspiring because this was extremely difficult work at a time modern times. Pretty cool stuff.

Now there isn't a whole lot to see structure wise. The mine ruins, while neat, are a standing few and wont take you hours to explore.

Our group also spent a bit of time exploring the massive rocks and structures that the mines were built on. I enjoy some mountaineering, hiking and climbing so this area was paradise.

I climbed my way out to the extent of the rocks overlooking the ocean and had a back drop of the copper mines. If you enjoy taking in scenic views and just really isolating yourself with the vastness, the powerfulness and the beauty of the natural world and the oceans, spend a bit of time over at the Copper Mine.

The history behind the Copper Mines is only one small reason why they stood out so much with me. The natural beauty, the power of the ocean along with the waves crashing into the islands and Mines makes this a bit of a underrated gem.

I hate to quote a movie but I will. Matthew Broderick's character (Ferris Bueller) had the following line, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." Live this line!

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Reviewed 4 December 2013

The Copper Mine is a National Park containing the ruins of an abandoned 19th-century copper mine on the southeastern tip of the island. It is an easy drive or taxi from town and signs directing you there have been much improved over the years. Basically, drive pass the Mineshaft Cafe ( stop there for a drink and the view on the return) until you reach the end of the road, which also has been improved (it's paved). There are the remains of several structures including the chimney and signs with the background history of the mine. Bring your camera, the site offers several spectacular northerly views of the Virgin Gorda, Coppermine Bay and the Airport. Facing south are Fallen Jerusalem,Ginger and Cooper Islands. The terrain outside the parking lot can be treacherous, not a place to walk in sandals or barefoot. There are some paths in various states of repair. All in all a very interesting and beautiful site and well worth the time to visit. If you plan to visit the site, check out the website for more information and history.

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Reviewed 16 May 2016
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Reviewed 19 January 2014
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