Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Into the heart of the Camborne-Redruth mining district

The second day began with another fine keynote lecture, by Jan van Niekerk of Outotec, South Africa, followed by 13 papers from Belgium, China, Finland, France, Germany, Portugal, South Africa, Spain and UK.
Then we were off to an evening in the heart of the historic Camborne-Redruth tin and copper mining district, the "birthplace of modern deep mining", with visits to the ruins of the 19th century Basset Mines.

And then an informal Cornish buffet at the Heartlands heritage site, with a local male-voice choir providing the atmosphere to complement the area's rich mining past.
Heartlands was a new venture for us, and we did not know what to expect. It was certainly much different from a formal conference dinner. We found it a very relaxing evening, but would greatly appreciate the views of those of you who attended.
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