South Crofty Mine Mill 3: So this is the final page of the internal images of the South Crofty mill. Due to the dangerous condition of the Mill buildings they were demolished in during 2013.
A great shame, it was one of the last survivals of the 1980’s Tin Processing Industry. Perhaps more should have been done to preserve it, but now it’s too late, gone for ever.
The fine Tin was held in water which was fed onto the corner of the table. The table was driven by an electric motor which produced a shaking effect. This movement over a rippled deck caused the Tin material to separate out of the liquid this was then recovered.
The next set of images were taken in the Recovery Plant Control room. From here the whole of the recovery process was carefully monitored. Any mistakes could cost the company a large amount of money.
So much has changed and so much has been lost. It is now mid 2016 and there is talk of a Canadian Company investing in South Crofty Mine. It is early days yet but I wish the venture good luck.