East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893
Under-hand stoping at the 170 level. The miner on the left is using a pick while to his right two 'pares' are boring holes for blasting. 'Pare' refers to a small gang of men, often three, as shown here, with two men wielding hammers and one turning the drill. Photographer: John Charles Burrow.
© From the collection of the RIC