Cornish Mines 3: For the moment this is the final introduction page for the individual mine sites I have photographed. In time as more pages appear these will grow. Once again follow the links or click on the image to navigate to that page.
Cornish Mines Link 2: Deep in the heart of the Wendron Mining District is “Poldark Mine”. With extensive exhibits and underground tours it is well worth a visit.
Cornish Mines Link 3: 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
Cornish Mines Link 4: This is the capped New Roskear Shaft. Used by South Crofty as a secondary egress when Robinson’s Shaft was abandoned. The remains of buildings around the shaft are an amazing survival.
Cornish Mines Link 5: The Pumping Engine House of South Polgooth Mine framed by the remains of a Brunton Calciner. . This mine worked from 1830 – 1882 producing 149 tons of Tin. In the foreground are the impressive remains of the Brunton Calciner on the site.
Cornish Mines Link 6: Tincroft Mine,these are the remains of the Compressor House, this supplied air to the drills used underground and two air winches.
Cornish Mines Link 7: The Tolgus Calciner which is situated along the Old Portreath Road. This image was taken in the 1990’s. The condition has suffered a lot since then.
Cornish Mines Link 8: The remains of the 32″ Stamps Engine House of Tresavean Mine. Located in Lanner this has the distinction of being the second deepest Mine in Cornwall behind Dolcoath. It had the first Man Engine in Cornwall which was installed in 1842 by Micheal Loam.
Cornish Mines Link 9: Tolgus Tin, is a museum attached to “Cornish Gold”. It is the site of the last Tin Streaming Works in Cornwall. Well worth a visit to see the set of working Cornish Stamps. Tolgus Tin Works
Cornish Mines Link 10: My most favourite site in Cornwall, dramatic and amazing Trewavas Mine. Both the Engine Houses were renovated recently, if left they would have collapsed and been lost.
Cornish Mines Link 11: The impressive three storey Engine House on Batters Shaft of West Chiverton Mine, it contained an 80″ engine built by Harvey’s of Hayle.
Cornish Mines Link 12: The square stack of West Wheal Towan mine can be seen for miles around.
Cornish Mines Link 12: Wheal Coates Mine, this image is taken from the path that leads from Chapel Porth, a great walk with amazing views.
Cornish Mines Link 13: The fine 36″ Pumping Engine House at Wheal Grey.
Cornish Mines Link 14: The renovated 65″ Engine House on Sara’s Shaft. Wheal Kitty Mine in St Agnes
Cornish Mines Link 15: Wheal Peevor Mine is quite a place, possibly the best three Engine House survival in Cornwall. Recently renovated, the site has lost much of its charm, but at least the buildings have received much needed work.
Cornish Mines Link 16: Wheal Uny Mine, the prominent twin Engine Houses of the mine at Hind’s Shaft. The closer is a 26″ Whim Engine, in the background is the 70″ Pumping Engine House.
The Last Cornish Mines