Boiler house (with chimney) and whim building on the left, pump engine house to the right

Lelant Engine

Levant Mine and Beam Engine is a National Trust property at Trewellard, Pendeen, near St Just, Cornwall, England, UK. Its main attraction is that it has the world's only Cornish beam engine still operated by steam on its original site. There is also a visitor centre, a short underground tour, and a cliff-top footpath that leads to Botallack Mine.[1]

The property is on the site of the former Levant Mine, established in 1820 and closed in 1930, where tin and copper ores were raised. The mine reached a depth of about 600 metres. It got the nickname "mine under the sea", because tunnels were driven up to 2.5 km from the cliffs under the sea.

Levant-Mine Gebaeude en

Overview sketch of the buildings and ruins of the Levant Mine (buildings and ruins still existing shown in red)

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  1. "Levant Mine and Beam Engine". National Trust. Retrieved on 2011-10-15.

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