Take a look at this abyssal sinkhole in Cornwall

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Take a look at this abyssal sinkhole that opened up under a garage at a house in Scorrier near Redruth in Cornwall on March 7, 2016.

The massive mineshaft is approximately 300ft to water and only god knows how deep from there!

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A mineshaft believed to be at least 90 metres (300ft) deep has opened up in the back garden of an unoccupied house in Cornwall swallowing up a patio and part of the garage.

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The shaft was found in one of the former centres of the Cornish tin and copper mining industries. In this area of Cornwall, the ground is a huge piece of Swiss cheese, dotted with holes.

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This shaft opened up during a mining investigation, where a drill rig was being used to check for voids beneath the surface.

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Now watch this drone video by Mark Thomas, a local resident:

Shafts do collapse from time to time in Cornwall, often after heavy rain.

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