Mines and Miners of Cornwall and Devon

The Tin and Copper Industries

Anthony Burton

Tin mining has existed in Cornwall and parts of Devon from before the Romans arrived in Britain, this volume which is Anthony Burtons one hundredth book, marks a milestone in the authors writing career.
Date Published :
November 2020
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
20 color and black & white illustrations
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781526773388
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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$29.95

Overview
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Tin mining has existed in Cornwall and parts of Devon from before the Romans arrived in Britain, this volume which is Anthony Burtons 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.

About The Author
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Anthony Burton is a freelance author and broadcaster, who has specialized in industrial and transport history. He has been involved in around a hundred TV documentaries on these subjects, appearing on all the major networks. He has written biographies of some of the leading characters of the early industrial age: Thomas Telford, Richard Trevithick, Joseph Locke and Matthew Boulton, the latter with Jennifer Tann

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