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Cornish Mining

Cornish Mining the Basics

 

Engine Houses

Click to see a larger version of this imageMining Engine Houses copyright the Royal Institution of Cornwall

The old engine houses are the most iconic remains of Cornwall’s industrial past. 


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Explosives and Fuses

Click to see a larger version of this imagevictorian miner about to light a fuse with a candle

Blasting in mines was extremely dangerous.


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Gunpowder

Click to see a larger version of this imageearly miners lighting a fuse with candles

From the late 17th century gunpowder came into use in Cornish mines.


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A World Heritage Site

 

Camborne and Redruth Mining District

Click to see a larger version of this imageCamborne and Redruth Mining District A5 Wheal Peevor Group copyright A Cocks at Cornwall Council

The mining districts of Camborne and Redruth were at the centre of metal mining in Cornwall and west Devon.


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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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