Botallack Tin Mine:Cornwall, England Image copyright John T. Baker Photographer LLC

Botallack Tin Mine:Cornwall, England Image copyright John T. Baker Photographer LLC

Towanroath Engine House    The building above would have housed a steam driven cornish beam engine, here at the Wheal Coates tin mine on the north Cornwall coast

Towanroath Engine House The building above would have housed a steam driven cornish beam engine, here at the Wheal Coates tin mine on the north Cornwall coast

The engine house Wheal Coates North Cornwall, UK. Old Cornish tin mine.  Many of the mines used to tunnel out under the seabed putting the miners in very dangerous conditions.

The engine house Wheal Coates North Cornwall, UK. Old Cornish tin mine. Many of the mines used to tunnel out under the seabed putting the miners in very dangerous conditions.

Mining in Cornwall and Devon in the south west of England began in the early Bronze Age approximately 2150 BC and ended with the South Crofty tin mine in Cornwall closing in 1998. Our tour took us to some of the ruins of old tin mines in Cornwall.

Mining in Cornwall and Devon in the south west of England began in the early Bronze Age approximately 2150 BC and ended with the South Crofty tin mine in Cornwall closing in 1998. Our tour took us to some of the ruins of old tin mines in Cornwall.

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