Great Wheal Prosper Stone Quarry 3: In a separate part of the site there was a sand plant that had been abandoned, known as John Harvey plant. I am not sure how long it has been since it was last used. It’s very difficult to tell in that environment as the metal does seem to age and decay very quickly, the sand is full of corrosive material.
The John Harvey plant was surrounded by piles of processed sand and I found it a fascinating subject for photography. I make no apology that I have dedicated a page to it, but I think the images are worth it.
My friend Huw has sadly moved on to another job, I would love to gain access to these workings again. If anyone can help please drop me a line.
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