Society was formed in 1974 to encourage the study of, and an interest
in, all aspects of mining, geology and mineralogy in the South West of
We hold evening meetings/lectures on the third Tuesday of each month at
the King Edward Mine, Troon, Camborne, Cornwall. (These are currently
suspended due to the Covid19 restrictions)
The Society owns its own underground mine in Beacon which is close to
Camborne. Great Condurrow Mine is a combination of 19th century and 20th
century underground workings along with a suite of surface buildings.
Members of the Society meet at the mine every Thursday morning to carry
out restoration and various project work there. You can read more about
the Great Condurrow mine by clicking the link on the left. For insurance
reasons the mine is not open to the public.
We publish a newsletter in June and December and a news sheet in March
and September. News sheets for the current year and past year are available
on the news sheets page
Non-members are welcome to attend our monthly meetings. Field trips to
mining sites around the area are arranged from time to time.
joining us if you are at all interested in the history of copper and tin
mining in Cornwall. There is a link to an application form on the left
- or just turn up at a meeting.
If you haven't book marked our website and need to search, type "cbms
carn brea" into your search box. There are a number of other sites
with "cbms" in the title.
Carn Brea Mining Society has a publicly accessible Facebook page.
to visit it. It's an open group and you don't need to join CBMS if
you wish to post.