Year of 2017

Botallack Mine in Cornwall, England

At this historic site in South West England, the big story is below the surface. Botallack Mine, part of England’s ‘Tin Coast,’ was once a submarine mine with tunnels extending deep under the water, where miners harvested tin, arsenic, and copper. Mining discontinued in 1895, but the cliffside is preserved as part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape, a World Heritage Site. Look familiar? Botallack was recently used as a filming location for the television series ‘Poldark.’

The Botallack Mine is a former mine in Botallack in the west of Cornwall, England, UK. Since 2006 it has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape. The mine is within the Aire Point to Carrick Du Site of Special Scientific Interest and the South West Coast Path passes through the cove.