Wednesday 22nd May
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Hemerdon Tungstan Quarry Workings

Hemerdon Mine (also known as Hemerdon Ball Mine) has been out of operation since 1944. It is a historic Tin and Tungstan mine and is renowned for it's world class deposits, which are considered the largest in the world.

It is located 7 miles NE of Plymouth, near to Plympton. It close to the villages of Sparkwell and Hemerdon and adjacent to the large china clay pits near Lee Moor.

Some of the old buildings are being used as horse stabling but the remainder of the site has long been abandoned.

The site has been purchased by Wolf Minerals and there was talk of mining starting again in 2010, however, Wolf Minerals have recently gone through a tough time and have down sized their operations hugely.