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Copper Mine Point #156238
03/06/2018 09:43 PM
03/06/2018 09:43 PM
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Calvin Offline OP
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Every time we visit Virgin Gorda we rent a car and drive to Copper Mine Point. We did that again last May. Now we are wondering if the old smoke stack is still standing after two major hurricanes. Have any of you gone out there recently? Is it still standing? Was it damaged? I know there are more important things to be concerned about, but that landmark is special to the the BVI. Thanks in advance for any reply's.

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Re: Copper Mine Point [Re: Calvin] #156248
03/07/2018 08:54 AM
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I think I saw a picture of it online last week and it looked undamaged.

Re: Copper Mine Point [Re: Kmon] #156310
03/08/2018 07:11 AM
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Thanks! I did a web search and couldn't find any recent information. I think you are correct because if it was damaged, we would have heard about it. I have pictures of it, some going back 30 years. My plan is to attempt to gather them (big job) and make prints that document it's condition over the years. Another project, just what I need. Anyway, I will try to share the results with the forum when completed.

Re: Copper Mine Point [Re: Calvin] #156341
03/08/2018 12:16 PM
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I was there in January and we went there. I can't remember what it was like before but it seemed to be in good shape!

Re: Copper Mine Point [Re: JlarsBVI] #156359
03/08/2018 02:07 PM
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It's great to read that JlarsBVI. Thanks.

Re: Copper Mine Point [Re: Calvin] #156899
03/16/2018 08:31 AM
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It was still standing last week! :-)



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Re: Copper Mine Point [Re: Calvin] #156928
03/16/2018 01:53 PM
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Thanks Nobbie! At this point with two positive observations, I think an earthquake is a bigger threat than a monster hurricane is.


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