Once Cornwall’s ‘Great Consolidated Mine.’
Now, a ruined landscape lies struggling, scarred by industry.
Reminiscent of the beginning and ends of the earth, from poisoned ground life makes its resilient attempt.
Mine shafts litter the terrain, punctures in the earth, portals to the forgotten world beneath our own.
Laid to rest.
These photographs have become a document of the Wheal Maid Tailings Lagoon.
A landscape seemingly stuck in limbo as it struggles to recover from the impacts of previous industry. Even nature with all its resilience has little chance here, making for desert like, post apocalyptic terrain.

It seems little effort has been made to regenerate or decontaminate the stained landscape, so I expect the valley will remain in this state for years to come. As it has since 1981.

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