October 8th, 2015


Random Mine of the Day : Deer Park Mine

Today, (and I know that this is shocking) I did not visit a mine.  We walked along an ex-copper-ore-transportation canal, but I feel somehow that doesn't quite count.

So here is a mine I prepared earlier: a chimney dating from ?1850 belonging to Deer Park Mine,  an old tin mine lurking befoliaged on the North side of a wood along the river Tamar.

There's a shaft and an engine house next to this, but I am not sure you would recognise the engine house due to the prodigious amount of ivy afflicting it, and I've only just realised by looking at the records that the shaft is actually a shaft and not an a great big fox den, for it smells most ripely of foxes.

Whereas the chimney is clearly a chimney, at least at the bottom, although if you look up at the top of it, it looks surprisingly like a tree.
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