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Levant Mine Compressor House

Mooguk

Herne Bay, United Kingdom

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the compressor house of Levant mine, Cornwall UK

One of many old copper and tin mines found throughout Cornwall, to me a truly iconic photo of the area and its history.

From wikipedia:
Levant Mine & Beam Engine is a former tin and copper mine, established 1820, closed 1930 situated in Trewellard, Pendeen, near St Just, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, and a National Trust property. Today a visitor centre and a working steam-powered beam engine can be visited.

The mine reached a depth of about 600 metres. It got the nickname mine under the sea, because tunnels were driven up to 2.5 km from the cliffs under the sea.

In the afternoon of 20 October 1919 an accident occurred on the man engine at the Levant Mine. More than 100 miners were on the engine being drawn to the surface when a metal bracket at the top of the rod broke. The heavy timbers crashed down the shaft, carrying the side platforms with them, and thirty-one men lost their lives. The man engine was not replaced and the lowest levels of the mine were abandoned.

taken with
sony alpha a700
f 4.5 1/400sec
70mm
iso 200

b&w conversion using PSP X3

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