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Cornish Mining

Cornish Mining the Basics

 

Water Wheels

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Waterwheels were used to power machinery from early times.


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Coal Mining

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Metal Mining was not the only mining industry in Britain.


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Cornish metal mining vs Coal mining

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How does Cornish metal mining and British coal mining compare?


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Tin

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Tin production in the Devon and Cornwall dates from antiquity.


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Comment left by Tee - Yaa on 2009-11-10 17:48:08

good website not very educaational i think there should be more about the history of the mine

Comment left by Sam Scantlebury on 2010-06-27 18:13:58

Fantastic website, more archival info and photos' please.

 

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