Sculpture blog — copper mining

Copper mines

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We’ve just returned from a trip to Cornwall, and due to my occupation working with copper, I took the opportunity to visit the remains of the Wheal Prosper tin mine and the Wheal Trewavas copper mine where the material used to be mined. Wheal Trewavas is about 1.5 miles west of Porthleven and while only the ruins of the engine houses remain, it’s still an interesting place to visit with the buildings clinging stoically to the edges of the cliffs. In its heyday the mine employed around 160 men until it was eventually flooded and abandoned around 1846.  Copper mines...

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