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Excelsior Mine (incl. Excelsior Tunnel), Stokeclimsland, Cornwall, England, UK
 

Excelsior Tunnel

Excelsior Mine, Stokeclimsland, Cornwall, England, UK

A collapsed area about half way along the tunnel, the timbering is railway sleepers and these are now flakey to the touch. Chris Popham photo, June 2005.
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Entrance

Excelsior Mine, Stokeclimsland, Cornwall, England, UK

Entrance to the tunnel on the east side of Kit Hill, the site of Operation Orpheus in the 1950s.
This is being 'securely' gated in mid 2007.
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Second gate

Excelsior Mine, Stokeclimsland, Cornwall, England, UK

The first 40 feet of the tunnel has been built up with a stone arch and a second gate fitted about 30 feet in.
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Excelsior Tunnel

Excelsior Mine, Stokeclimsland, Cornwall, England, UK

At the junction of the built up arch, where the tunnel begins a drive directly in the killas (slate) country rock. This short section of corrugated tin has been put in to stop small rock falls and has a interesting collection of stalagtites.
April 2007
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Granite intrusion

Excelsior Mine, Stokeclimsland, Cornwall, England, UK

In several places small benches have been cut into the tunnel sides and in this one near the entrance where the tunnel is still in the killas 2 small veinlets of intruding granite have been exposed.
April 2007
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