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Cornish Mining

Cornish Mining the Basics

 

Man Engines

Click to see a larger version of this imageMining Man engine copyright the Royal Institution of Cornwall

A man engine is almost like a moving ladder. 


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Ladders

Click to see a larger version of this imageold ladders underground

The basic piece of equipment for going up and down the mine shaft.


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Haulage

Click to see a larger version of this imagehaulage underground copyright the Royal Institution of Cornwall

Once the ore had been broken, it was hauled from underground to the surface in four stages.


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Winding

Click to see a larger version of this imagepostcard of a horse whim at Geevor

A hoist or winder is used to raise and lower men and or materials within a shaft.


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Comment left by Tee - Yaa on 2009-11-10 17:48:08

good website not very educaational i think there should be more about the history of the mine

Comment left by Sam Scantlebury on 2010-06-27 18:13:58

Fantastic website, more archival info and photos' please.

 

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