We walked past spoil heaps, dressing floors, leats, flat rod tracks, tram tracks, shafts, office buildings, and what have you, all in bright weather, and we all had a blast. There’s much, much more to see of this cluster of mines, but one can only see so much in a day. It was great to walk around there, with so many very knowledgeable people! It wasn’t just Rick who knew a lot about mining history. If there’ll be another walk on a different part of that mine I want to do that too. Mines are like everything else: the more you know about them, the more interesting they are!
The vice chairman of the Trevithick Society introduces our guide for the day: Rick! (with beard)
One of the spoil heaps is now in use as a track for off-road bikers...
Rick with one of the prettiest remaining structures: most likely a flat rod tower!
Do click to enlarge, so you can read the sign on the tree...
Some of these spoil heaps are big. And after all that time still barren!
One of the most modern remains of the mine: a ball mill.
It was a well-attended walk!