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Cornish Mine Images: This site is built around my love for traditional 35mm Black and White Film Photography, Cornish Mining History and the County of Cornwall. From small beginnings the website has grown to nearly 200 pages containing over 3,300 hand printed images.

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Cornish Mine Images: The interior of Philips Engine House New Consols Mine, this was a wonderful survivor, since the image was taken the roof has sadly collapsed.
Click on the image to see the full page of East Cornwall Mines, part of the new layout of Cornish Mine Images.

Cornish Mine Images is a site for you to enjoy, many of the photographs on the pages are now unique. It has developed into a resource and I get frequent information and image requests, to which I always help out where I can. All the images on this site are taken, processed then hand printed in my darkroom. Finally then they are scanned in, it is a lot of work which takes a huge amount of time and effort, but it’s worth it. To aid navigation, each page has a link to the next at the base, also I have included useful links to other sites within the page text.
I must stress that many of these sites are on private land, all images have been taken with permission from the relevant land owner. Mine sites are dangerous places to be, underground even more so, please use your common sense, just because there are images here, it does not infer access, or that the site is safe to visit.

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Cornish Mine Images: South Crofty Mine Cooks Shaft taken in 2016, the site is quiet at the moment, but the re-opening is promised by Strongbow Exploration, good luck Cornwall.
Click on the image to see the full page on Cornish Mine Images.

This is a personal site to which I have had no funding, I make no commercial gain, I do it to give something back to the County of Cornwall and the men who worked and died in the mines that made the area famous. Many of the images have been updated and pages changed and added to, this is an ongoing project that has turned into my life’s work. Every Saturday morning is spent in the Darkroom adding to the extensive image library. All the negatives from the 1990’s have been printed, the South Crofty images are being gradually replaced and there are new pages due to go up in the coming weeks.

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Cornish Mine Images: Diamond drilling in South Crofty mine in the 1990’s. I have probably the largest collection of images taken in the mine when it was in full production before the closure in 1998.
Click on the image to see the introduction page to Cornish Mine Images South Crofty Underground.

. As I spend more time in the darkroom my skills are getting better, so many of the old prints are being replaced, I am down to the last hundred or so prints due for replacement. All the photographs unless stated are owned by me and copyrighted, please do not copy without gaining my permission.
The music on this page is published here with the permission of the Holman Climax Male Voice Choir

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There is a Facebook Page for the site which has become very popular, I post news and new images on there so please like the page if you can.

Thank you for all the continued support, the visitor counter grows every day, and thanks to my fiance Tracy, who puts up with me and accompanies me on the many Cornish walks along the dramatic coastline of the South West.

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