SX2671 : Disused mine at Minions, Cornwall

taken 9 years ago, near to Minions, Cornwall, England

Disused mine at Minions, Cornwall
Disused mine at Minions, Cornwall
This is the Phoenix United mine complex, with the landmark Pumping Engine House and its prominent chimney at the right and other mining buildings to its left.

This mine produced over 16,000 tons of tin and 83,000 tons of copper between 1842 and 1898, and was re-opened after the sinking of a new shaft in 1907. However, the expected tin resources were not in place and it was re-closed in 1914.

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Geographical Context: Lowlands Quarrying, Mining Roads, Road transport Heath, Scrub Primary Subject: Mine
This photo is linked from: Articles: · Images shortlisted for POTY, 2015 Galleries: · Tweeted from @geograph_bi in November 2015 Automatic Clusters: · Building [14] · Shaft Engine House [14] · Phoenix United [8] ·
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 20 May, 2015   (more nearby)
Monday, 25 May, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 264 717 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:31.1580N 4:26.9369W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 262 718
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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