Carrak Consulting is lending support to an exciting initiative between Camborne School of Mines and Perranzabuloe Museum that aims to record ancient and fragile mine workings in the cliffs at Perranporth.
Last year Camborne School of Mines, Perranzabuloe Museum and the Parish Council formed the ‘Time and Tide’ group to highlight the rich and valuable mining heritage of this coast. National Lottery Heritage Funding is now being sought for a survey using both traditional archaeology and innovative laser scanning to recreate these fascinating workings, which may prove to be Cornwall’s oldest surviving mine. As well as water-powered mining and later more conventional methods, the site at Droskyn is said to include evidence for a pre-industrial mining technique known as fire-setting, which is rarely preserved. It is vital to record the site before it is lost to coastal erosion.
Perranporth is blessed with an outstanding beach and cliffscape that attracts visitors and locals alike. It also has some of the most dramatic examples of historic mining in the country. If the funding application is successful, the survey will be modelled in 3D in the museum. This virtual tour will give members of the public rare insight into this unique piece of Cornish mining history, as well as an appreciation of the potential risks it can present.
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