Mines and Miners of Cornwall and Devon: The TIn and Copper Industries
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 192 pages
Author: A. Burton
Other: b&w photos, bibliog, index
Publisher: Pen & Sword
Tin mining has existed in Cornwall and parts of Devon from before the Romans arrived in Britain, this volume which is Anthony Burton's one hundredth book, marks a milestone in the authors writing career.
The book takes the story of Tin mining from its earliest period through to the present day, looking at how the industry developed from basic primitive pick and shovel operation, to the later use of explosives and steam to extract the valuable ore.
The book also looks at the politics, economics and technology available at different periods of the history of the tin mining industry.
The volume has many new illustrations and has been thoroughly researched, to produce a new insight into this interesting old industry.
1. The Ancient World
2. The arly Workings
3. The Stannaries
4. Deep Mines
5. Tutwork, Tribute and Dressing
6. Watt and the Pirates
7. The Health of the Miners
8. Home Life
9. Childre at Work
10. Smelters and Foundaries
11. The Working Men
12. Silver and Lead
13. The Cousin Jacks
14. A Changing World
15. The Camborne School of Mines
16. The Long Decline
17. Places to Visit