Botallack Tin Mine Cornwall - Pictures Images Photos { 23 images } Created 31 Jan 2018

Pictures photos images of the ruins of Botallack Tin Mine, Cornwall England. One of the most picturesque and dramatic sites of the Cornish coast are the engine houses and at Crown mines Botallack. The cornish coast has been a site of mining from prehistoric times. Botallack Tin Mine is a submarine mine with shafts 570 meters deep leading to tunnels that run half a mile under the sea. In it's working life Botallack Tin Mine produced 14500 tons of tin, 20,000 tons of copper and 1,500 tons of arsenic with bye products of about 1.5 million tons of waste. The present mines date from 1721 when Lord Falmouth was granted a license to mine at Botallack probably linking several earlier mines. The shaft at Crown rocks was sunk in 1815 and the Crown engines house were built to stop the mine from flooding. Tin production was at its highest point at Botallack Tin Mine in the 1860s and continued until a cloudburst in November 1894 flooded the mine. This led to the closure of Botallack Tin Mine and even though mining continued on and off until 1914 the heyday of Botallack Tin Mine was over.

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