Appletree Mine was thought to lie immediately south of West Crinnis Mine. Mine workings are visible in the base of the cliff at Appletree Cove, which is the first bay east of the eastern beach at Charlestown.
These short levels do not link up with the main Appletree workings which must have been quite extensive.
Records of output are: 1840-66, 16,575 tons of 7% copper ore, 483 tons of Pyrite (Iron sulphide), 234 tons of Blende (Zinc sulphide) and 1 ton of 75% lead ore (Galena/Lead sulphide).
Mining in St Austell Area