Great Wheal Prosper China Clay Pit: This pit is currently not in production. I had a very interesting look around with Huw. It was during 2016 when there had been reports of Lion sightings in the area.
In the soft mud below the conveyor belts we spotted some large paw prints. Thanks to Google we soon established they were possibly big cat prints……..we did not hang around very long.
Sites like this really surprised me, no equipment had been removed, it had just been turned off and left.
This I understand is often the case as every pit is different. Each type or grade of Clay has different properties, which is reflected in its uses. Consequently this area will not work again until that specific grade of material is required, this must make the leaving of the equipment cost effective.
This site is on private property. It should not be entered without permission, a suitable escort and health and safety equipment.