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Photographer: © Pat Trout (Gallery)(18th September 2015)

St Just

The Botallack Mine (Cornish: Bostalek) is a former mine in Botallack in west Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village is in a former tin mining area situated between the town of St Just in Penwith and the village of Pendeen.[1] Crown Mines, former tin mines, are low down the cliffs north of Botallack. There are two engine houses here and the mine extends for about 400 metres out under the Atlantic ocean; the deepest shaft is 250 fathoms (about 500m) below sea level. The mine ruins in the area are protected by the National Trust.[2] There are two arsenic works opposite the Botallack Mine count house. At the top of the cliffs there are also the remains of one of the mine's arsenic-refining works.[3] The 2015 BBC television series Poldark was filmed partly in Botallack, using Manor Farm as Nampara.[4] The mining developments around Botallack form part of the St Just mining district's successful inclusion in the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage site which was approved in July 2006.

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Camera Make: Panasonic Model: DMC-FZ72
Exposure Program: Landscape, Focal length: 21.43 mm, ISO: 100, Exposure time: 1/200 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: September 12, 2015, 11:52 am
Exposure Mode: 2,

ImageID:1198301, Image size: 1024 x 768 pixels

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Comment by rustyruth(19th September 2015)

Excellent capture Pat with lots of interesting info.

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Comment by Vince Hawthorn(19th September 2015)

Oh joy, The Crowns at Botallack- one of the most photographed engine house in Kernow and what setting let alone a place to have had to work. 22,465 tons of copper, 14,888 tons of tin and 1,525 tons of arsenic were produced between 1815-1914. The miners working the upper levels under the sea would hear the rocks and boulders being washed about on the sea bed during rough weather. Botallack Manor Farm building was indeed "Nampara" but in the original series with Robin Ellis and Anghared Rees, the 2015 "Nampara" was somewhere up on Bodmin Moor- St. Breward I think. As for Botallack Manor Farm , it has been a guest house and we stayed there for a special trip we had in the 90's. A beautiful area Pat - nice one.

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Comment by J.m. Van Der Putten(20th September 2015)

lots of atmosphere in the pic. Well done.

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Comment by Colin Jones(22nd September 2015)

Excellent photo

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