Sark – The Silver Mines

Mineral exploration took place in Sark in early 1830. Copper, silver and lead and other minerals were found, but it was not until 1836 that a mine was sunk here at Port Gorey on Little Sark. Over 200 Cornish miners were brought in, a 120 HP steam engine was installed and a narrow gauge railway was constructed. Continue reading “Sark – The Silver Mines”