Cornish Alps

A telephoto shot of one of the China Clay spoil tips - North of St Austell.
A 300ft China Clay spoil heap , known as the Great Treverbyn Sky Tip.
The waste in the tips is mainly sand with micaceous residue , rock and overburden.
China Clay - Kaolinite was formed from the hydrothermal alteration and weathering of Feldspars in the Cornish Granite.
After the 1969 Aberfan disaster most of the sky tips were levelled.
Ref:
3694
Date:
2016-07-18 00:00:00.0
Location:
SX 0323 4976
Photographer:

Cornish Alps

A telephoto shot of one of the China Clay spoil tips - North of St Austell.
A 300ft China Clay spoil heap , known as the Great Treverbyn Sky Tip.
The waste in the tips is mainly sand with micaceous residue , rock and overburden.
China Clay - Kaolinite was formed from the hydrothermal alteration and weathering of Feldspars in the Cornish Granite.
After the 1969 Aberfan disaster most of the sky tips were levelled.
Ref:
3694
Date:
2016-07-18 00:00:00.0
Location:
SX 0323 4976
Photographer: