A MAN'S body has been found in the grounds of mine works in Carharrack.
Police say the body was discovered at around 9am yesterday morning in the works at Wheal Maid.
A dog walker found the body and contacted police who cordoned off the area and started to make enquiries.
Police said they believe that the man had a serious accident within the works and died at the scene.
The man's identity is currently unknown and the police have asked that anyone with information should contact them.
They described him as aged between 50 and 65 years of age, he was dressed in a blue fleece, dark coloured Ron Hill type running bottoms and black Specialized Sport TR cycling shoes.
He was also wearing a pair of brown gardening gloves. He has a full grey beard and a bald head. A pair of spectacles were located nearby. A black baseball cap was also found nearby.
Police said that the area is popular with mountain bikers and appealed for any bikers who might have seen the man to contact them.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 and quote log number 182.