Botallack Tin Mine

Botallack Tin Mine

Perched precariously on a cliff edge, the Botallack Mine was in 1816 one of Cornwall’s richest tin mines. Its workings ran some 600 yards beneath the sea and at one time it employed 500 miners and had 11 engine houses. the mine was in operation until 1914.

[Illustrated guide to Britain’s Coast, AA Drive Publications 1987]

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