Welcome to the website of the Carn Brea Mining Society

A currebt and ongoing project
Past project completed by CBMS


The 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 England.

We hold evening meetings/lectures on the third Tuesday of each month at the King Edward Mine, Troon, Camborne, Cornwall,TR14 9HW. These talks were suspended during the pandemic but have now been restarted. The latest position will always be as given on the Events Diary page and the CBMS Facebook page.

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.

Please consider 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.

The Carn Brea Mining Society has a publicly accessible Facebook page.

Click >HERE< to visit it. It's an open group and you don't need to join CBMS if you wish to post.





The Condurrow headframe with volunteers.