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.