South Crofty Mine Surface 2016

South Crofty Mine Surface 2016: Bright sun greeted a day wandering around the old mine site, with the addition of the road and the demolition of the processing mill, the site will never look the same.

My thanks go to those who gave me permission to have a look around with Tracy.

I must remind anyone who looks at these images, that this is on private property and access is restricted.
South Crofty Mine Surface 2016
South Crofty Mine Surface 2016.1 – The iconic headframe over New Cooks Kitchen shaft.
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South Crofty Mine Surface 2016.2 – In the centre of the image is the South Winder House.
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South Crofty Mine Surface 2016.3 – Salvaged equipment still litters the site.
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South Crofty Mine Surface 2016.4 – The South Winder shed from the other side.
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South Crofty Mine Surface 2016.5 – The broken windows also makes a very interesting image.
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South Crofty Mine Surface 2016.6 – After nearly 20 years of closure the site still has a fascination for me. It’s certainly one of those places that keeps pulling me back.
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Cornish Mine Images 2016.7 – A final image of the South Winder house.
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Cornish Mine Images 2016.8 – The entrance to the abandoned Blacksmith’s Shop.
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Cornish Mine Images 2016.9 – All sorts of bits and pieces were stacked up outside the building.
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Cornish Mine Images 2016.10 – An air receiver and a pump outside the Blacksmith’s Shop.
Outside the Blacksmith Shop were several Scooptrams which were used in the advance of the decline in 2013 when exploration was suspended.
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Cornish Mine Images 2016.11 – In this image the Blacksmith Shop is on the left, mine offices in the background. The scooptram on the left was affectionately known as “Zippy” by those who drove her.
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Cornish Mine Images 2016.12 – Scooptrams previously used in the Tuckingmill decline.
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Cornish Mine Images 2016.13 – It would be so good to see these used again, “Zippy” is on the right. Also on the left is the mine’s first scooptram. The one in the centre was quite an unstable machine and not a good driver, the frame on the back was used to carry rods for the diamond drills.
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Cornish Mine Images 2016.14 – A final image of “Zippyy” she was fast on the flat but slow on the hills. My thanks to Graham Williams for some information on these vehicles.
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Cornish Mine Images 2016.15 – An old sheave wheel in front of the replacement North Winder shed, because the original shed was sold.
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Cornish Mine Images 2016.16 – A power transformer for the site.
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Cornish Mine Images 2016.17 – Old long shut doors make an interesting subject.
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Cornish Mine Images 2016.18 – The ground behind the girders used to have one of the legs of the overhead conveyor that fed the huge ore bins when the mine was working.
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Cornish Mine Images 2016.19 – This is the back door to the old miners dry.
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Cornish Mine Images 2016.20 – This finally on this page is of a device used to remove the wire rope from the drum of the winder at the Roskear Shaft when the winder was under maintenance.

South Crofty Mine Inside 2016

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