• Botallack Tin Mine Ruins, Cornwall

    Image ID
    FOT596985
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    10.7 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    4080 x 3060 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    345 x 259 mm
    13.6 x 10.2 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Botallack Cornwall sea seaside industrial heritage ruins ruined granite stone mining tin tin mine tower
    Description
    Botallack Mine SW 362-336 A most remarkable mine, it is situated right on the edge of weather beaten cliffs, demonstrating the determination and ingenuity of its builders, particularly as the mine extends half a mile out to sea. The scenic location, the precarious closeness to the sea and the two well preserved engine houses, makes the mine the most photographed in Penwith. Botallack mine had a long mining history, starting at the beginning of the eighteenth century continuing up to the First World War. It gained a high public profile with visits from royalty. There was an unsucessful attempt to open Botallack, when Allen's shaft was sunk.
    Uploader
    David Siddons
    Contributor
    David Siddons
    Date Taken
    2009-07-14
    Uploaded on
    2009-07-14
    Collection
    Sylvan collection
    Dominant colour
    #80C0E0