Copyrightę 2015 Roy Fellows
ABOVE Cligga Head Mine. Just inside
the middle adit.
All in granite
Main shaft at bottom level
ABOVE: Wheal Margery Adit, just in from the beach. Note
granite stemples and obvious mineral vein
ABOVE This stope, probably part of the
Providence Mines, emerges on Carbis bay beach.
Above: Main Shaft at adit level, Mount Wellington Mine.
This mine is now sealed off.
Above: Old 'double adit' Mount Wellington
Stopes in Mount Wellington Mine
Above: The St Just area is notes for its narrow stopes,
often worked by just one man. Picture in St Just United mine.
Typical of Cornish mines is the use of square cut timbers
of imported pine. Forests are few in that area.
Most Cornish mines were originally worked for copper, tin
only came in at depth or as an alluvial deposit.
Ore was often raised by the use of a skipway, the copper
staining adds decoration.