United Kingdom - Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape

"Much of the landscape of Cornwall and West Devon was transformed in the 18th and early 19th centuries as a result of the rapid growth of pioneering copper and tin mining. Its deep underground mines, engine houses, foundries, new towns, smallholdings, ports and harbours, and their ancillary industries together reflect prolific innovation which, in the early 19th century, enabled the region to produce two-thirds of the world’s supply of copper. The substantial remains are a testimony to the contribution Cornwall and West Devon made to the Industrial Revolution in the rest of Britain and to the fundamental influence the area had on the mining world at large. Cornish technology embodied in engines, engine houses and mining equipment was exported around the world. Cornwall and West Devon were the heartland from which mining technology rapidly spread." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1 - Geevor Tin Mine
Victor Shaft, Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall in the Just Mining District. Thanks to Lucy of United Kingdom.

Postcard 2 - Wheal Coates Tin and Copper Mine
The Wheal Coates Tin and Copper Mine Engine House is outside the village of St. Agnes (1215-007) in Cornwall. Thanks to Lucy of United Kingdom.

Postcard 3 - Botallack Mine 
The ruined engine houses at Botallack Mine, still cling to the cliff sides of Cornwall. Thanks to Werner of United Kingdom.

Postcard 4 - Great Flat Lode
Great Flat Lode of Cornwall is the former tin and copper mining belt near Redruth and Camborne and is part of Cornwall and Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage. Thanks to Craolyn of Cornwall, United Kingdom.

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