Mining in Cornwall

South Crofty Mine finally succumbed in 1998 and was the last tin mine to operate in the Duchy. In this, his seventh volume, the author provides a remarkable portrayal of an ancient industry which is now consigned to history.

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Author: L. J. Bullen

Publisher: History Press

ISBN: 0752432494

Category: Mines and mineral resources

Page: 128

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Continuing the 'Mining in Cornwall' series, L.J. Bullen depicts three mines from the Central Mining District. Most of the scenes date from around 1900 to the early twenty-first century. This was the period that saw the decline of the industry, but renews hope was generated in the 1960s with the much improved world price for tin. Some of the leading mining corporations of the world became involved. A great deal of exploratory work, including diamond drilling, took place and a number of mines were reopened. One entirely new mine was commenced. The sudden and dramatic collapse of the tin price on the London Metal exchange in October 1985 hit the world's tin industry severely and was a particular blow to the deep underground mines of Cornwall. Since that time the price has been depressed and never in its long history has the price for that metal remained at such a low level for so many years. South Crofty Mine finally succumbed in 1998 and was the last tin mine to operate in the Duchy. In this, his seventh volume, the author provides a remarkable portrayal of an ancient industry which is now consigned to history. However, the mineral resources of Cornwall are still considerable and perhaps at some time in the future a combination of different economic and political circumstances will bring about a renaissance.

The Great Exhibition Vol 3

The zinc ores of Cornwall, and those of other districts, are arranged in the immediate vicinity; these are principally the sulphuret (black-jack), and calaBarytes. Copper Ores. mine. Here also are the British cobalts, samples of barytes ...

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Author: Geoffrey Cantor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000561685

Category: History

Page: 436

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The Great Exhibition of 1851 was the outstanding public event of the Victorian era. Housed in Joseph Paxton’s Crystal Palace, it presented a vast array of objects, technologies and works of art from around the world. The sources in this edition provide a depth of context for study into the Exhibition.

The Works of Charles Darwin Volume 3

home; but his admiration for the mines of Cornwall remained unbounded. Amongst many other questions, he asked me, 'Now that George Rex is dead, how many more of the family of Rexes are yet alive?' This Rex certainly must be a relation ...

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Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814720462

Category: History

Page: 264

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Charles Robert Darwin (1809–1882) has been widely recognized since his own time as one of the most influential writers in the history of Western thought. His books were widely read by specialists and the general public, and his influence had been extended by almost continuous public debate over the past 150 years. New York University Press's new paperback edition makes it possible to review Darwin's public literary output as a whole, plus his scientific journal articles, his private notebooks, and his correspondence. This is complete edition contains all of Darwin's published books, featuring definitive texts recording original pagination with Darwin's indexes retained. The set also features a general introduction and index, and introductions to each volume.

Bodmin Moor An archaeological survey Volume 2

... Cornish and Devon Granite Masters Association Handbook, CDGMA, Falmouth Leifchild, JR, 1855 Cornwall: its mines and ... Nature Conservancy Council, Peterborough Lysons, Rev D and Lysons, S, 1814 Magna Britannia,Volume 3: Cornwall, ...

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Author: Peter Herring

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781848021389

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

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Bodmin Moor is an upland landscape, heavily protected, farmed extensively and with an increasingly light touch, and enjoyed by many as a retreat from busier modern worlds. But it is also a place of industry and the home of busy agricultural communities. Well-preserved remains of streamworking, mining, quarrying, clay working, turf cutting and more intensive farming were subjected to archaeological survey and historical research as part of the wider-ranging survey partly covered in the first volume (on prehistoric and medieval landscapes). Supplementing the survey text are aerial photographs and detailed line drawings, mainly plans and elevations, but also reconstructions of sites and schematic representations of processes as well as large-scale maps of key areas

Smithsonian Physical Tables

A readable popular account of the scenery and mines of Cornwall , including both alluvial and lode tin mines ... Geol . , Vol . 3 , 1908 , Lancaster , pp . 363-380 . Gives a short historical summary of the Cornish mines and their yield ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004350625

Category: Chemistry

Page: 318

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Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections

A readable popular account of the scenery and mines of Cornwall , including both alluvial and lode tin mines ... Geol . , Vol . 3 , 1908 , Lancaster , pp . 363-380 . Gives a short historical summary of the Cornish mines and their yield ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822009678772

Category: Science

Page:

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List of Periodical Sets

Mining Association and Institute of Cornwall . Transactions . Irreg . Vol . 1-4 . Camborne , 1887-1895 . ( Formed by the amalgamation of Miners ' Association of Cornwall and Devon and the Mining Institute of Cornwall . ) ...

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Author: Engineering Societies Library

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B287290

Category: Engineering

Page: 55

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The Cornish Overseas

Edward Kinyon , Cornish Migration to Grass 1. Geoffrey Blainey , The Rush That Never Ended : A Valley ' , Nevada County Historical Society Bulletin , History of Australian Mining , Melbourne University Vol.3 , No.7 , December 1953 , p.3 ...

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Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1904880045

Category: History

Page: 474

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The story of the migration of the Cornish people throughout the world is an epic. Payton is one of the world's leading scholars of the movement of Cornish people over time, both within the UK and to the major mining and agricultural districts of the world. This book follows new research over the last six years.

Bibliography of the Geology and Mineralogy of Tin

Ass . , Vol . 2 , 1873 , London , pp . 45-60 . Copper and tin mining district of East Cornwall is described . ... Geol . , Vol . 3 , 1908 , Lancaster , pp . 363-380 . Geol . map . Gives a short historical summary of the Cornish mines ...

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Author: Frank Lee Hess

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112009745131

Category: Physics

Page: 318

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British Immigration to the United States 1776 1914

William Peny was one of many Cornish miners who went to Jo Davies County to mine and then go full time into farming, and his biography records the combination of extensive opportunities and hard work that enabled so many skilled ...

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Author: William E van Vugt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351222365

Category: History

Page: 1552

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This four-volume reset edition collects immigrants' letters, immigration guides, newspaper articles, county history biographies, and promotional and advisory pamphlets published by immigrants and travellers, land and railroad companies.