The Traveller's Library Volume 23

The Traveller's Library Volume 23

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...direction at Nantallan Downs and Laniret Downs, near Bodmin. Between 1778 and 1802, 9293 tons of iron ore were shipped from the lode near Combe Martin to Llannelly, South Wales. The lodes in this district generally run east and west, partly traversed by a powerful cross course--which heaves the lodes to the right. Several fine lodes of rich haematite iron ore are found in this district, and have been worked at various times. A great many mines have been working of recent years in the neighbourhood of South Caradon. The principal mines in the St. Austell district are known by the familiar names (to miners) of Fowey Consols, Par Consols, Charleston United Mines, Old Crennis copper mine, Polgooth, South Caradon, Cornwall Great United Mines (in which from 70 to 80,000 have been expended), Wheal Friendship tin and copper mine, Combe Martin Mines (which made great returns of silver from the time of Edward I. and Edward II., were reopened in time of Elizabeth, and in the Commonwealth recommended to the notice of Government); Wheal Franco copper mine, near Tavistock (which commenced in 1823, and returned about 60,000 worth of ore, but afterwards did not pay expenses); Gunnis Lake Mine, on the bank of the Tamar (celebrated for its rare and beautiful varieties of copper ore, worked by several companies, and has yielded more than 250,000 worth of ore); Drake Walls tin mines (very ancient and productive); and Tamar silver lead mines in Beeralston, Devon (the lead of which is very rich in silver, yielding in average 60 to 65 ounces of silver per ton of lead). Such is a hasty glance at the chief mines in the eastern district of Cornwall and' Devon--the fortunes and features of which are frequently varying. CARCLAZE more

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  • English
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  • 1236811437
  • 9781236811431