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Botallack mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1903

Botallack mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1903


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Filename: TRURI-MIbot-3.tiff

Size: 7720 x 5761 (46.0MB)

Date: 30th November 2015

Source: Royal Cornwall Museum

County: Cornwall

Location Name: SW 364331

© From the collection of the RIC

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Botallack mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1903

Surveying at surface. Photographer: Unknown

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TRURI : MIbot.3

Media ID 11456598

© From the collection of the RIC

Engine House Mining Stack


EDITORS COMMENTS
Botallack Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1903: A Glimpse into the Cornish Mining Legacy". This print from the Royal Cornwall Museum takes us back to a defining era of mining history in Cornwall. The image showcases a group of determined miners engaged in surveying activities at the surface of Botallack Mine. With their tools and instruments in hand, they meticulously measure and assess the land before them. The scene is set against a backdrop that echoes both resilience and beauty. The imposing engine house stands tall, its weathered walls telling tales of countless hours spent extracting precious minerals from deep within the earth. Adjacent to it, an impressive stack reaches towards the sky as if reaching for dreams beyond imagination. In this snapshot frozen in time, we witness not just a momentary task but also glimpse into an entire industry's dedication and perseverance. These men embody the spirit of hard work that defined generations of Cornish miners who labored tirelessly underground. Photographed by an unknown artist, this print serves as a poignant reminder of how vital mining was to Cornwall's economy during this period—providing employment opportunities while shaping local communities' identities. As we admire this historical treasure preserved by the Royal Cornwall Museum, let us honor those who came before us - their unwavering commitment etched forever within these frames - ensuring their legacy lives on for future generations to appreciate and learn from.

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