Cornish Mines 2

Cornish Mines 2 the second introduction page for the mines under this section. Once again follow the links or click on the image to navigate to the required page.

Cornish Mines 2: Ding Dong Mine

Cornish Mines 2

Cornish Mines Link 1; Ishmael’s Whim Engine House at Ding Dong Mine. It is one of my favorites, the mine is int he middle of nowhere on a desolate moor with only the wind to keep you company.

Cornish Mines 2: Dolcoath Mine

Cornish Mines 2

Cornish Mines Link 2; The well preserved New East Shaft Engine House on Dolcoath Mine. For such an important mine there are few remains to be seen today. Only one other Engine House survives intact.

Cornish Mines 2: Dolcoath Mine Winder

Cornish Mines 2

Cornish Mines Link 3; Originally sited at Harriet’s Shaft Dolcoath this magnificent winder  was moved to the New Roskear Shaft for an attempted reopening of the mine in the 1920’s. Here it sat for several decades. In recent years it was returned to its original mounting blocks.

Cornish Mines 2: East Pool Mine

Cornish Mines 2

Cornish Mines Link 4; The flywheel belonging to Mitchells Shaft of  East Pool Mine, now managed by the National Trust, the engine is powered by compressed air.

Cornish Mines 2: East Pool and Agar Mine

Cornish Mines 2

Cornish Mines Link 5; The preserved Pumping Engine at Taylor’s Shaft of East Pool and Agar MIne. The engine is managed by the National Trust. “Cornish Engines”

Cornish Mines 2: Grenville United Mines

Cornish Mines 2

Cornish Mines Link 6; The Stamps Engine House at Grenville United Mines, part of the Great Flat Lode Trail, on a summers day it is a great day out.

Cornish Mines 2: Great Wheal Busy

Cornish Mines 2

Cornish Mines Link 7; The Engine House and surviving Smithy at Great Wheel Busy Mine, the Calciner is on the right of the image. The Engine House in 2016 received some much needed attention and was very well renovated.

Cornish Mines 2: Killifreth Mine

Cornish Mines 2

Cornish Mines Link 8; The 50″ Pumping Engine House on Old Sump (or Engine Shaft) at Killifreth Mine, this is now pretty much overgrown and forgotten.

Cornish Mines 2: King Edward Mine

Cornish Mines 2

Cornish Mines Link 9; Some of the surviving buildings at King Edward Mine Museum, well worth a visit. There is a good collection of machinery along with the only set of working Californian Stamps in Europe.

Cornish Mines 2: Levant Mine

Cornish Mines 2

Cornish Mines Link 10; Higher Bal of Levant, this is Guide Shaft, the engine here was a multipurpose unit which both wound and pumped from this shaft. The main Levant site is further down on the coast.

Cornish Mines 2: Poldice Mine

Cornish Mines 2

Cornish Mines Link 11; The remains of Poldice Mine, the extensive Dressing Floors are well preserved. These are the foundations for a bank of Californian Stamps. This whole area is rich in history and mining remains

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