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Cornish Mines this introduction page contains a few random images from the website that I especially like. Consequently I thought it would make a good page.
There are now over 3,800 images on the site. Almost all of these are dedicated to Cornwall and Cornish Mining. The many mine sites all over Cornwall can vary from having Engine Houses standing tall or just a few remaining spoil heaps.

Each Mining Site is open to interpretation and personal enjoyment, only a small amount of the history can be seen. The bulk is underground in the miles of dark flooded passageways.

The rest of the drop down menus on this category link to individual Cornish Mines Galleries which can also be accessed from the “Mining Areas” menu list. Click on the image and the link will take you to that specific page.

 

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Cornish Mines – 1 New Cooks Kitchen Shaft headframe South Crofty Mine, this was taken while the mine was still open, pre 1998. There are many pages of images on this website, it is the centre piece of my collection.

Click on the image above for the South Crofty Mine Home Page.

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Cornish Mines 2 – Robinson’s Shaft South Crofty Mine. This was an amazing place, it is now home to “Heartlands”. As a result virtually all the building have been removed, but the 80″ Pumping Engine is preserved in its house.

Click on the image above to see the Robinson’s Shaft Pages.

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Cornish Mines 3 – Cornish Mining Underground at South Crofty Mine. I was fortunate enough to have access to the mine in it’s last few years of operations. I was accepted by the miner’s who worked there, as a result I was able to take many photographs that are now irreplaceable.

Click on the image above to see the South Crofty Underground Pages.

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Cornish Mines 4 – The twin headframes of Wheal Jane Mine taken soon after closure. Both of these have been removed and the site is the home of The Wheal Jane Group

Click on the image above to see the Wheal Jane Mine Pages.

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Cornish Mines 5 – The headframe of Mount Wellington Mine, sadly now demolished. The site is now an industrial centre.

Click on the image above to see Mount Wellington Mine Pages.

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Cornish Mines 6 – The headframe at Geevor Tin Mine soon after closure, there are now 15 pages of images under this section.

Click on the image above to see the Geevor Mine Home Page.

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Cornish Mines 7 – The headframe at Wheal Concord Tin Mine, a small operation which closed in the 1980’s after the Tin Price crashed.

Click on the image above to see the Wheal Concord Mine Page.

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Cornish Mines 8 – The headframe over Allen’s Shaft Botallack Mine. This erected by Geevor Mine in the 1980’s in the hope of accessing new mineral deposits out to sea. Sadly it never happened because of Tin Price Crash during the 1980’s.

Click on the image above to see the Botallack Mine Page.

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Cornish Mines 9 – The preserved Pumping Engine House at Taylor’s Shaft East Pool and Agar Mine.

Click on the image above to see the East Pool Mine Page.

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Cornish Mines 10 – This is the preserved flywheel and beam of East Pool Whim, the site is run by the National Trust. Over the road is the preserved 90″ Pumping Engine on Taylor’s Shaft.

Click on the image above to see the East Pool Mine Page.

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Cornish Mines 11 – An image looking up at Skip Shaft of Levant Mine, the coastline here is breathtaking.

Click on the image above to see the Levant Mine Page.

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Cornish Mines 12 – A second view of Levant Mine, this image is looking at the impressive remains of the Compressor House.

Click on the image above to see the Levant Mine Page.

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Cornish Mines 13 – The round frame at Tolgus Tin Works on the New Potreath Road. It is well worth a visit as it is the only preserved Tin Streaming Plant remaining in Cornwall.

Click on the image above to see the Tolgus Tin Page

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Cornish Mines 14 – The best view in Cornwall? Trewavas Head Mine, one of my favorite Cornish Mines, the setting perched on the edge of the cliffs is amazing.

Click on the image above to see the Trewavas Mine Page.

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Cornish Mines 15 – The impressive remains at Marriott’s Shaft South Wheal Frances section was built in 1897, these are the most extensive in Cornwall.

Click on the image above to see the Basset Mine Pages.

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Cornish Mines 16 – The impressive three Engine House Survival at Wheal Peevor Mine, of of my favorite images, standing close to the A30 thousands of people drive past them every day.

Click on the image above to see the Peevor Mine Page.

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Cornish Mines 17 – Great Wheal Busy Mine and the associated boiler house.

Click on the image above to see the Great Wheal Busy Mine Page.

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Cornish Mines 18 – The unique Engine House at Batter’s Shaft of West Chiverton Mine.

Click on the image above to see the West Chiverton Mine Page.

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Cornish Mines 19 – Wheal Uny Mine the Pumping Engine House at Hind’s Shaft, this is a prominent landmark overlooking Redruth.

Click on the image above to see the Wheal Uny Mine Page.

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Cornish Mines 20 – The Engine House at Turnavore Shaft Polberro Mine, overlooking the lovely town of St Agnes.

Click on the image above to see the Polberro Mine Page.

Cornish Mine 21 – The Engine House at Greenburrow Shaft Ding Dong Mine, high on the moors of West Penwith.

Click on the image above to see the Ding Dong Mine Page.

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Cornish Mine 22 – Cornwall Underground Galleries, several pages with underground images taken in disused mines around Cornwall. Mine exploring is a dangerous hobby and should never be attempted by anyone without the proper equipment and experience.

Click on the image above to see the Cornish Mines, Cornwall Underground Pages.

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Cornish Mine 23 – Great Wheal Prosper China Stone Quarry, loads of pages in the China Clay District category, almost all taken in 2016.

Click on the image above to see the extensive China Clay Pages.

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Cornish Mine 24 – Finally, many other images of Cornwall. This is Roche Rock.

Click on the image above to see more images of Cornwall.

 

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