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Wheal Busy - March 2020

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Newage

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Hi All

On the back of another trip report this is from our Corwall trip back in March.
This is the former Mixed mine called Wheal Busy, a massive site there is still an engine house on site and a black smith shop.

The main reason I wanted to visit the site was the Brunton calciner, a roasting furnace used to dry and remove the Arsenic minerals from the ore, the ore was roasted and the flue gasses was sent along a long zig-zag passage to allow the Arsenic oxide to form on the sides of the flue.

The Arsenic Oxide and Arsenic tri-oxide was then removed by hand and then sold on to other industries.

The restored engine house on site.

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A short walk south of the engine house is the Calciner.

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When you crawl under the calciner the roof is covered with Arsenic oxide.

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This is the chimney for the calciner this would draw the flue gasses through the zig-zag system.

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Right that will do so thanks for looking.
All comments are most welcome.

Cheers Newage
 

BikinGlynn

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Excellent stuff, more comprehensive than my report.
I had a look at the boiler house in your first pic, not sure what its like in the locked bits there, be interesting to see.
 
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