Greensplat China Clay Pit

Greensplat China Clay Pit: When I visited here in 2016 with Huw, this part of the huge pit was operated by Goonvean Aggregates for sand processing.

Greensplat China Clay Pit
Greensplat China Clay Pit 1 – My friend Huw Eriksson who gave up many Sunday’s for me in 2016 to show me around many of the Clay Pits in the area.
The main part of the pit is still operated by Imerys, clay extraction here started in the 19th Century. The pit was well known for the fact it housed the last working beam engine in Cornwall. It worked up until 1959, it is now preserved at the Poldark Mine Museum
Greensplat China Clay Pit
Greensplat China Clay Pit 2 – This is one of Goonvean Aggregates newest additions, a fully automated sand processing plant, this is the main conveyor.
The processing plant in the images on this page is made by CDE Global who are the largest wet processing equipment company in the world. The plant is a M2500 E5X, this is a low maintenance automated machine. It can also produce up to 5 washed and classified products simultaneously.
Greensplat China Clay Pit
Greensplat China Clay Pit 3 – The conveyor from the other side.
Greensplat China Clay Pit
Greensplat China Clay Pit 4 – Another angle of the conveyor belt, the washed and treated sand can be seen in the background. The conveyor was mounted on wheels which ran along the top of the rear wall so the sand can be evenly spread.
Greensplat China Clay Pit
Greensplat China Clay Pit 5 – This image is looking up the gantry alongside the conveyor belt.
Greensplat China Clay Pit
Cornish Mine Images 6 – The processed sand can be seen on the conveyor belt. The string running alongside is a safety stop line for the conveyor.
Greensplat China Clay Pit
Cornish Mine Images 7 – The processed sand tumbling from the end of the conveyor.
Greensplat China Clay Pit
Cornish Mine Images Pit 8 – The circular wall and the conveyor mounted on wheels can be clearly seen.
Greensplat China Clay Pit
Cornish Mine Images 9 – A final image of the conveyor feed from the plant.
The remaining images on this page are of the main components of the sand processing plant.
Greensplat China Clay Pit
Cornish Mine Images Pit 10 – Washed sand on a conveyor from the plant in the background.
Greensplat China Clay Pit
Cornish Mine Images 11 – Each conveyor transports a different grade of sand.
Cornish Mine Images
Cornish Mine Images 12 – During running this machine was shaking and vibrating hard.
Cornish Mine Images
Cornish Mine Images 13 – These are Electric motors above the washing plant.
Cornish Mine Images
Cornish Mine Images 14 – A loader removing the processed material.
Cornish Mine Images
Cornish Mine Images 15 – Another image of the processing plant from the side, it was a remarkable piece of equipment.
Cornish Mine Images
Cornish Mine Images 16 – This is the the sand washing area.
Cornish Mine Images
Cornish Mine Images 17 – Finally the plant control room is on the left, the washing plant in the background.
This site is on private property, it should not be entered without permission, a suitable escort and health and safety equipment.

Greensplat China Clay Pit 2

Contact