SX6780 : Tinners gullies

taken 6 years ago, 3 km from Postbridge, Devon, Great Britain

Tinners gullies
Tinners gullies
Looking along the strike of the loads of the Birch Tor and Vitifer mine complex. A large number of loads were found in this area which were mined originally by opencast workings from the surface and later by shafts. The main ore was cassiterite (tin) but smaller quantities of haematite (iron) were also produced. Despite the large number of lodes the recorded output was not large. It is likely that this area was worked in the medieval era. The last mine to close in 1930 was the Golden Dagger mine further down the valley towards Challacombe Down.
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SX6780, 45 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 4 November, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 11 November, 2013
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused  Moorland 
Place (from Tags)
Dartmoor 
Former (from Tags)
Tin Mine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 6777 8073 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:36.6753N 3:52.2139W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 6728 8076
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Birch Tor and Vitifer Mine 

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