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Standing proud II

By Arvorphoto    
Following on from yesterday's upload, another angle of the two pumping engine houses

Standing as a monument to a bygone era, with the towering remains of Holman's Shaft engine house and the remains of its boiler house in front and the scant remains of Rule's Shaft to its left, these form part of the remains of the South Caradon copper mine.
To the left is the chimney believed to have been used by both and to the right are the spoil tips. The actual mine shafts are to the left of the engines houses and delved deep in to the Caunter lode.


South Caradon Mine was to become one of the largest copper mines in Cornwall, and one with a fascinating history, it was to raise 217,820 tons of ore between 1837 and its closure in 1885 and once employed 650 people.
Perched on the side of the 1200 feet high Caradon Hill, it was an enterprise with a rags to riches story and one that had a huge impact on the social, financial and transport history of South East Cornwall. The mine now forms an important part of the Cornish World Heritage Site.


Processing: Lightroom/Photoshop

As always, many thanks to those of you who have taken the time to look, vote, comment and give their awards.
Please feel free to offer critique. Another viewpoint is always welcome

Tags: Cornwall Uk Tunnel Dramatic Black and white Chimney Dereliction Tramway Engine house Miners Copper mine No people Boiler house Caradon hill Cornish Mining World Heritage site Spoil Cornish Mining Heritage 2019 Caunter Lode Clymo Brothers Holman's Shaft Holman’s Shaft pumping engine house Rule's Shaft South Caradon Mining complex Thomas Kittow Victorian period

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20 Jun 2019 9:04AM
Superb mono work.
Alfie

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Minty805 Plus
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20 Jun 2019 9:58AM
A superb, moody shot, and thank you for the fascinating backgrounder.
Allan
Great mono

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