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Allihies Copper Mine

"Copper mining at Allihies started here in 1812 by John Puxley, a local landlord, after the large quartz promontory to the left here was identified as copper bearing as can be seen by its bright Malachite staining.

 

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. The remains of this building with the base of the chimney can be seen across the road.There is also evidence of a steam powered stamp engine to the left of the chimney and dressing floors in front of the engine house.

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This is one of six productive mines in the Allihies area and continued its operation until 1838 when it closed due to failing ore."

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Taken on September 23, 2009