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Life at the edge

Mines and Miners

 

Mill workers

Click to see a larger version of this imagemill worker inspecting some equipment

The Mill was a large building in which a series of often complicated processes took place.


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Assayers

Click to see a larger version of this imageassayer at work

The assayer’s job was to assess the quality of the tin.


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Mine Owners

Click to see a larger version of this imagemine manager sitting at his desk wearing a suit and bowler hat

Cornish mining and its related industries generated huge fortunes for a minority of people involved in the industry.


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Cost Book Company

Click to see a larger version of this imagepile of leather bound books. petty cash book, wages book, ledger, cost book, account book

The traditional way a Cornish mine operated was as a Cost Book Company. 


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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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