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Botallack, Cornwall

Historical Description

Botallack, a tin and copper mine in the western peninsula of Cornwall, 2 miles N of St Just, and 6 NNE of Land's End. It is partly worked on the face of high cliffs, descends to a depth of 425 feet, runs out in one level 540 feet under the sea, goes twice as far in other levels into the land, and is altogether as wonderful a work as the great pyramid of Egypt. The scenery above it is remarkably grand, and the cliffs consist of hornblende and clay slate, and contain a great variety of curious minerals.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


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RegionSouth West
Postal districtTR19
Post TownPenzance