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A picture tour of Heartlands - in the town of Pool, in the county of Cornwall
South Crofty today.
South Crofty today. - by Vince Hawthorn ©
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Photographer: © Vince Hawthorn (Gallery)(14th July 2013)
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South Crofty today.

Taken from Heartlands, this is how South Crofty Mine looks today. This was Cornwall's last working tin mine until it closed in 1998. For quite a number of years work has been going on to reopen the mine now the price of tin has risen, there is supposed to be about one and a half billion pounds waiting to be won in various minerals. However, the company that has been trying to get the mine open again has hit financial problems so the future is still in question. There are two sets of views in the area, one faction who say Cornish mining is done and just redevelop the area, and the other who believe in the heritage of Cornwall and wish to see it carry on. The view here shows the old headgear of South Crofty encased in scaffolding and covered in plastic sheeting. This is a sad image after nearly 4,000 years of Cornish Tinners Toil.
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Camera Make: Panasonic Model: DMC-FZ38
Exposure Program: Program, Focal length: 8.2 mm, ISO: 80, Exposure time: 1/200 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: May 12, 2013, 12:57 pm
ImageID:1177866, Image size: 1280 x 960 pixels

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Comment by Pat TroutPremier Member! Click for more info..(15th July 2013)

looks a bit wet there Vince.

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