Cornish tin mine, 1778

Cornish tin mine, 1778

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Credit: ROYAL INSTITUTION OF GREAT BRITAIN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Cornish tin mine. 18th-century illustration of the parallel sections and shafts at Bullen Garden Mine, in Camborne, Cornwall, UK. This mine produced tin and other metal ores. The scale shows the depth of around 90 fathoms (165 metres). Artwork from 'Mineralogia Cornubiensis: A Treatise on Minerals, Mines and Mining' (1778) by British antiquary William Pryce (c.1735-1790). This work was a history of mining in Cornwall. The dedication is to Cornish mine owner Francis Basset.

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