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Wheal Owles

By dersk  
Evening shot of Wheal Owles Mine near Botallack, Penwith, Cornwall. Taken whilst waiting on the cliffs for a sunset but as usual the sun dips behind a bank of cloud far out in the Atlantic. Wheal Owles was the site in January 1893 of a major disaster. About 40 miners were working in the undersea levels of Wheal Owles when they accidentally holed into the flooded workings of Wheal Drea Mine. They holed into the workings at a depth of some 900 feet below the surface, the sea thundered into Wheal Owles trapping over 30 men, some were saved by their colleagues but there were still 19 miners and one mine boy lost.

Tags: Cornwall Tin mines Botallack Penwith Landscape and travel Wheal owles

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OAKEY 13 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2010 7:34PM
Great scene, love the textures and fab composition.
Regards Shaun
13 Nov 2010 7:10AM
Excellent image! Great write up!

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