X4698 : Engine house at Tankardstown Copper Mine

taken 11 years ago, near to Annestown, Bohernamuck Cross Roads, Rathguage and Knockmahon, Waterford, Ireland

Engine house at Tankardstown Copper Mine
Engine house at Tankardstown Copper Mine
The mine at Tankardstown was built in the 1850s and closed in the 1870s when the profitable seams ran out. The ore was sorted at Bunmahon before being shipped to Swansea for smelting.

After the mines closed many of the mining families emigrated to the copper mines in America.
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Date Taken
Monday, 22 June, 2009   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 1 August, 2009
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Mine (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! X 462 986 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:8.3074N 7:19.4962W
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Irish: geotagged! X 462 987
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