Cornish Mine – 30/06/2015

Another trip to this popular little mine on he Cornish bank of the river Tamar. After walking along the track, we entered No3 level over a collapsed portal into the bottom of a stope, following the route of the flat rods to the side of a chocked shaft. We spent a little time looking at the remains of the pit work burried in the shaft.
Retracing our steps back out through the level, we then climbed down over the steep hillside to the remains of the dressing floors. We spent some time looking over the calciners, flues, and wheel pits
From here, we then climbed down to river level where we which was the choked shaft. To the right was a long cross cut partially flood with ochreous water. To the left lead to a fall of ground. A short scramble up over the fall lead into a stoped out area with a large ore chute. We also encountered a short crosscut drive in the foot wall which connected with the side of the choked shaft. There was a small launder leading away into the stope.
After making our way back to the cars, we were soon on our way to the local for a debrief over a pint.

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