Wheal Prosper Rinsey With Dodder
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Wheal Prosper Mine is dramatically situated on the cliff tops of Rinsey, over-looking Rinsey Cove and Porthcew Beach, 3 miles from Portleven.
The elegant chimney stack was built from slate or 'killas' from the quarry a little further up the hillside, and it was strengthened with granite quoins, or cornerstones, with a 30-inch cylinder engine pumping the workings to adit level.
The engine house opened in about 1860 but was anything but prosperous.
Rinsey Mine as it is also known only worked for only six years between 1860-1866, producing mainly tin with a little copper from the 'Porthcew Lode'.
Dodder is a leafless, twining, parasitic plant that thrives on the moors of Cornwall.
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Industrial Art 09/01/2015
August 18th, 2015
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