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 talks on a wide variety of mining related topiccs on the third Tuesday of each month at the King Edward Mine, Troon, Camborne, Cornwall,TR14 9HW.
Details of these talks are available on the Events Diary page of this website and the CBMS Facebook page.

The Society owns its own underground mine in Beacon, close to Camborne. The 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 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 may be available on the NEWS SHEET 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 hard rock 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. However your first post will be moderated before publication to help prevent spam.





The Condurrow headframe with volunteers.