Cornwall Mining Sites

Cornwall Mining Sites – Reunion Event

ATEC-3D was tasked to attend a reunion event in order to obtain photographs and videography of several different historic mining sites in Cornwall. The area is characterised by jagged rocks, stark moorland, and iconic cliff top engine houses perched above the Atlantic in some incredible locations.

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Site 1: The Crowns at Botallack

UAV Mining Surveys The Corwns Botallack UAV Mining Surveys The Corwns Botallack

Botalack is a world heritage site with two engine houses located on the cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean. The aim was to capture a view of the engine houses from a distinctive viewpoint only possible from a UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. We flew over the Atlantic ocean and obtained some spectacular shots. It was a little windy so we used our Hexacopter, with a 12mp camera attached. Here are some of the results.

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Site 2: Levant Mine

Levant Mine Survey Levant Mine Survey

Also situated on the cliffs Levant is famous for a couple of historic mining disasters. The engine houses now host the oldest working steam engine in its original location in Cornwall. The UAV’s allowed us to view the buildings from a completely different perspective, including a close up inspection of one of the tall chimneys on site from the old Arsenic plant. In order to carry out this close inspection work we used our smaller quadcopter with a go-pro camera allowing us to get the close up shots needed.

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Site 3: Geevor Mine

Geevor Mine Survey Cornwall Geevor Mine Survey Cornwall

Geevor was one of the last major mines in Cornwall and has largely been left as it was when it was fully operational. It is now a historic visitor centre, showing people the lives of miners back in the 1970-1980’s. We again used our quadcopter so obtain some close up shots of the head gear.

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Site 4: King Edward

King Edward Camborne School of Mines King Edward Camborne School of Mines

King Edward has been a training site for students from the Camborne School of Mines for over 100 years, where perspective mining engineers were trained in all aspects of operating a mine. Some students would have used Vernier theodolites to survey, now this whole area can be surveyed by UAV’s in a matter of minutes.

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