Photographer's Note

Continuing our walk on St.Agnes Head we found another mine building that had been abandoned.
Due to the ore bearing rocks being sited vertically,mine shafts had to be dropped below the level of the water table, and the water had to be pumped out if mining was to continue any deeper.Hence pumps and the houses for the engines that drove the pumps were a necessary part of mining.
These engine houses were the sturdiest buildings in the mines, as they had both to house the machinery and support the massive beams that worked the pumps.

Ore bearing rocks might give up tin, copper,zinc, lead and iron with some silver.We tend to associate Cornwall particularly with tin and copper.
Hope that you like the shot, thanks for looking.

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