SX2670 : Mining relics, Caradon Hill

taken 3 years ago, near to Darite, Cornwall, Great Britain

Mining relics, Caradon Hill
Mining relics, Caradon Hill
The Sump Shaft at the South Caradon Copper Mine was "pumped by the mine's first steam engine, with winding powered initially by flat rods from a water wheel in the valley floor. This shaft remained the main pumping shaft throughout the mine's active life, reaching 457m deep and served by pumping and winding engine houses, a steam-powered capstan and their boiler houses and chimneys, whose remains are grouped near the collared shaft head" LinkExternal link .
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 December, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 23 December, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Quarrying, Mining 
Former (from Tags)
Boiler House  Engine House 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 2654 7003 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:30.2587N 4:26.8481W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 2658 7002
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape  Mine Chimneys  Disused Copper Mine 

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