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Cligga Wolfram & Tin Mine lies on the cliff tops about one and a quarter miles southwest of Perranporth on the North Cornish coast. The granite pegmatite cliffs have been altered to greisen and exhibit jointing and veining. The veins often filled with cassiterite (tin oxide), wolframite, mispickel (arsenical pyrite) and the copper/iron suphides, chalcopyrite and bornite. Silver ore has also been reported here. There is one shaft on the sett called Contact Shaft and two adits, one at beach level called Beach Adit, the other atop the cliffs and unsurprisingly called Cliff Adit. The mine worked in the early part of the twentieth century although 'Old Men's Workings' from the past are quite visible as you approach the area. Mining restarted in 1938 after a period of closure prior to the mine being taken over by the 'Rhodesian Mines Trust Limited in 1939'. Trials were carried out around this time to see if it was more feasible to work the stockwork as an open cast pit rather than an underground mine, but this came to nothing. There is surprisingly little information on Cligga although there are production records showing that between 1940 and 1944, 300 tons of wolfram and 200 tons of black tin were raised and sold. ,
Went over to Sarre with space invader to have a look at Sarre BHQ. A nice trip, and a first for me. Sarre BHQ was built into the face of an old chalk quarry in 1940-41, manned by Canadian troops at a time when an invasion of Britain seemed likely. The Brigade HQ at Sarre existed as a satellite to the one at Canterbury. After an awkward entrance you climb over lots of old junk and head downstairs into one of two main tunnels, which leads to a second unlined main tunnel with brick lined rooms off of it. In this tunnel there are the remains of two other entrances, which are covered in chalk from collapses. Bottom of the only remaining staircase. Main tunnel. End of main tunnel. Tunnel leading to next main tunnel. Remains of second stairwell visible straight ahead. Second main tunnel. This would have been an administration office. And a little experimental lightpainting. Hope you enjoyed. I know the pictures aren't very well lit, I am still a noob at underground photography Thanks
If i ever needed a 'Camera Geek' then now is the time !. I had an accident at work, won my case and now looking for the 'right camera for me' 2 cameras come straight to mind the Cannon 7D and the Nikon d7000 question is which bloody one as both look like they have good reviews for what i have read.....could I have any input from anyone who uses either camera !, I'm not after a pro Cannon or pro Nikon user but some impartial advice please. things i am wishing to do with which ever camera i obtain (eventually) underground photography is big on my list from caves to tunnels to every kind of situation under the sun top side !!!