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P number: P208061
Old photograph number: A08139
Caption: New Shaft, Castle an Dinas, Cornwall.
Description: Looking south at the Castle an Dinas Wolfram Mine. The New Shaft is on the southern slopes of Castle an Dinas hill. The horizontal beam from the building on the right operates the pump; the hoisting engine house is behind the headgear. Trucks from the shaft are run along the gantry, waste rock being dumped on the left and ore into the ore bin in the centre, from which it is fed into tubs on the overhead ropeway to the mill at Old Shaft. A nearly vertical quartz-wolfram lode trending north 18 degrees east intersects an isolated hill rising 300 feet or so above the surrounding country to over 700 feet. The hill is capped by an ancient earthwork that gives its name to the mine.
Date taken: 01/08/1945
Photographer: Rhodes, J.
Copyright statement: Crown
X longitude/easting: 194500
Y latitude/northing: 62500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 143.55 KB; 1000 x 700 pixels; 85 x 59 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 185 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Metalliferous mining: wolfram  


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