Allihies Copper Mine

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    "Copper mining at Allihies started here in 1812 by John Puxley, a local landlord, after the large quartz promontory to the left here was identified as copper bearing as can be seen by its bright Malachite staining.

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    . The remains of this building with the base of the chimney can be seen across the road.There is also evidence of a steam powered stamp engine to the left of the chimney and dressing floors in front of the engine house.
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    This is one of six productive mines in the Allihies area and continued its operation until 1838 when it closed due to failing ore."

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    1. runningwithbulls.com 56 months ago | reply

      Beautiful Ross.

      Real postcard quality - GOOD postcard of course :)

      Also, nice that you are adding description. A little bit of Googling does wonders :)

    2. centrax 56 months ago | reply

      Thanks :)

      I felt this one needed a description as there is nothing official on the web, the Allihies Copper Mine Museum website has been down for some time now. It was plagiarised from a near by plaque.

    3. bbusschots 55 months ago | reply

      Lovely shot - very nicely composed.

      When you look at a beautiful wild landscape like this - it's hard to imagine it as a hub of industrial activity with giant big steam engines and all that! The ruins are also in very good state for something that closed in 1838!

      Bart.

    4. :::HoJinChang::: 55 months ago | reply

      Great landscape!!

    5. centrax 55 months ago | reply

      Thanks bbusschots & HoJinChag

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    7. martian cat 55 months ago | reply

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    9. snapperGr 31 months ago | reply

      Built by Cornish hardrock miners brought in by the Puxley family.
      The old building earmarked for the mining museum was also built by the Cornishmen as their Methodist chapel. Their graveyard was behind the chapel.

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