The Tin Mines of Poldark and Cornwall

There are a number of these old remains of what once were prosperous mines. The whole of Cornwall is a honeycomb of abandoned mine workings. For me they are like a modern stone henge – a memory of a past that has gone.

Though there is talk of reopening the mines. It seems that there is a modern day need for the rare metals contained in these rocks.

There is something majestic about their dour granite facades. They were built to last; a monument to the men who worked down in those gruesome pits.

They have become part of the scenery of this rugged landscape.

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