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P208032

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P number: P208032
Old photograph number: A08110
Caption: Taylor Shaft, East Pool Mine, Cornwall.
Description: Looking north-west at the East Pool Mine. The winding engine is in the house at the foot of the chimney stack, the pumping engine house behind the headgear and the boiler house between them. Left of the shaft and nearer the camera is the old ore bin from which ore was taken to the mill in Tolvaddon Valley by tramway. On the extreme left are the supports of the overhead ropeway that is now used to convey ore to the mill from the new ore bin. The pump, built at Hayle in 1892, has an unequal beam, the stroke in the engine being 10 ft. and in the shaft 9 ft. A wooden pump rod lies on the ground (left). The shaft is 1,700 ft. deep. Practically all fissures in the Carn Brea area have borne copper ores in the upper levels and tin in the lower levels. The tin zone reaching a maximum depth of 2,500 feet. The Dolcoath, South Crofty, East Pool emanative centre is the most productive of all in the west of England.
Date taken: Wed Aug 01 00:00:00 BST 1945
Photographer: Rhodes, J.
Copyright statement: Crown
X longitude/easting: 166500
Y latitude/northing: 41500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 206.13 KB; 1000 x 710 pixels; 85 x 60 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 188 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Metalliferous mining, tin  

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