They are located in Peneda-Geres National Park, Council of Terras de Bouro, District of Braga. The access is though a footpath, and the starting point is located close to Portela do Homem.

The Mining Company of Sabrosa was the Concessionaire of the Mines of Carris (Lage, 2000).

According to the documents filed in the Regional Direction for Northern Economy -Direcção Regional de Economia do Norte, this mine was a producer of tungsten, but it was a bit different from other mines, since it started its operations only in 1943, having labored for 15 years in non-continuous periods. Thus, it worked from 1943 to 1944, from 1950 to 1958, from 1971 to 1975, its last laboring dates from 1979 (Moura, 2010).

The engineer Ramiro Sobral, owner of Quinta dos Canais in the Douro, Council of Carrazeda de Ansiães was the technical director, until the 80s.

The hike to the mines of Carris, according to Moura 2010:99, is one of the most beautiful in the country.

"The mine of Carris was a drop in the ocean compared to Borralha ... there was a light there ... it was little known ... it was near the border ... in  Carris ( rails) ... it always had a connection to snob boys from Braga ... a working front in Borralha was worth more than 10 in Carris... the connection with Dithmer was always through Porto ... and those businesses were not clear. "[Interview MC - Braga, December 1998] (Lage, 2000) Volume II: pp70