Cligga Head Wolframite mine, Perranporth

Cligga Head Wolframite mine, Perranporth

View over the one of the settling tanks at Cligga Head Wolframite mine and beyond.

Wolframite is a mineral from which tungsten can be extracted. This had an important role in the manufacture of munitions.

This location was shared with an explosives factory which was owned by the Nobel company. The Wolframite mine ran throughout the Second World War alongside the explosive factory.

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