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Stang Lead Mine: General view of spoil heaps
General view of spoil heaps
Stang Lead Mine: Base for unknown equipment
Base for unknown equipment
Shaw level Level: Inside entrance
Inside entrance
Shaw level Level:
Shaw level Level: Entrance to level
Entrance to level
Cwmorthin Slate Quarry: Chamber 36
Chamber 36
Cwmorthin Slate Quarry: Abseiling
Cwmorthin Slate Quarry: DE compressor chamber
DE compressor chamber
Cwmorthin Slate Quarry: Aditnow members
Aditnow members
Cwmorthin Slate Quarry: E-G drainage
E-G drainage
Wheal Providence (Carbis Bay) Tin Mine:
Wheal Providence (Carbis Bay) Tin Mine: