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A derelict engine house and chimney that would have been the visible part of a tin mine.

"The old engine houses are dramatic reminders of a time when Cornwall was an important centre of tin, copper and china clay mining."

"Tin has a long history in Cornwall. It is thought that Cornish tin has been traded throughout Britain for around 4000 years."

"The Cornish word for tin is 'sten'; directly from the Latin 'stannum'. The Romans came to Cornwall and traded for tin.
In the periodic table, tin's symbol is Sn.

At one time Cornwall boasted 2000 tin mines, and was the world leader in tin production."
(Information from various sources.)

We were staying near to this site, but there was no information about this particular mine.

Other tin mines in the Redruth area are signposted and with information about them close by.

You can see by the grey sky that we were not blessed with good weather that day!

Two more views in the w/s.
Thanks for looking.

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