Great Wheal Prosper Stone Quarry 2: This is the second of three galleries taken at this site. I was extremely lucky with the weather, all the images were taken over several visits which is why some are cloudy and others are clear. It was however like taking photographs in a desert, when the sun was out the heat reflected by the white rock was almost intolerable. The images on this page are concentrated around the main screening and crusher unit.
Great Wheal Prosper Stone Quarry 2.1 – The first image on this page shows the main crusher leading into the screening plant, this was fed material on an overhead ramp.
Great Wheal Prosper Stone Quarry 2.2 – A closer image of the main crusher, the drive wheel and the control cabin can be clearly seen. Behind the control cabin is a hydraulic arm with an attached drill for the larger more stubborn lumps of rock.
Great Wheal Prosper Stone Quarry 2.3 – Piles of processed material dominate the site, in the background is an electrical sub-station.
Great Wheal Prosper Stone Quarry 2.4 – This was taken underneath one of the secondary crusher feeds looking along the conveyor that feeds the other screening plants.
Great Wheal Prosper Stone Quarry 2.5 – One of my favorite images from the China Clay Area collection. This was taken with a 16mm Full Frame Fisheye lens, the extreme wide angle effect has distorted the image very effectively, this has a “gritty & stark industrial feel” to the image.
Great Wheal Prosper Stone Quarry 2.6 – A view looking up the same conveyor belt without the distortion effect as seen in the previous image.
Great Wheal Prosper Stone Quarry 2.7 – This image gives an idea of the size and complexity of the machinery in the quarry.
Great Wheal Prosper Stone Quarry 2.8 – Taken from the control cabin gantry looking at the layout of the conveyors in the quarry.
Great Wheal Prosper Stone Quarry 2.9 – This is the feed into one of the secondary vibratory stone crushers on the gantry. I was glad this was not working at the time, the noise must be deafening.
Great Wheal Prosper Stone Quarry 2.10 – A closer image of the crusher unit.
Great Wheal Prosper Stone Quarry 2.11 – Around the quarry various equipment lay scattered, this “Mobile Plant Maintenance Area” looked a bit worse for wear. The machine in the background with the attached drive wheel is a stone crusher unit.
Great Wheal Prosper Stone Quarry 2.12 – A closer image of a redundant stone crusher in the maintenance area.
Great Wheal Prosper Stone Quarry 2.13 – A mobile Power Screen unit parked at the back of the quarry, this was stored and had obviously not been used for a while.
Great Wheal Prosper Stone Quarry 2.14 – This is the feed to the main crusher unit, the chains would prevent large blocks from getting through. The quarry/pit is huge and leads far into the distance.
Wheal Prosper Stone Quarry 2.15 – A closer image of the feed chute, the hydraulic arm and drill are just behind, any oversized chunks would be prevented by the chains and a Grizzler.
Wheal Prosper Stone Quarry 2.16 – This traffic light controlled by the operator would start and stop material being fed into the crusher by a front loader vehicle.
Wheal Prosper Stone Quarry 2.17 – A final panorama of this part of the quarry, in the background is a second redundant processing unit.
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Great Wheal Prosper China Stone Quarry 3