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Miners Gallery

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Surface workers at Wheal Sparnon dressing floor, Redruth, Cornwall. Around 1865 Featured Print

Surface workers at Wheal Sparnon dressing floor, Redruth, Cornwall. Around 1865

The engine house and two chimneys can be seen in the background. The area in the photograph is now covered by Clinton Road, Park Road and Albany Road, Redruth. According to the Ordnance Survey Six Inch map Cornwall LXIII. NE, surveyed 1877 to 1879, the mine is disused at that time. By the same OS area map Cornwall LXIII. NE Revised 1906, the whole are is covered in housing. The mine produced copper, as well as traces of cobalt and gold. Thomas Spargo states in his book, The Mines of Cornwall (1865), that "Wheal Sparnon was in the the parish of Redruth, Cornwall, in 6,000 shares. Secretary, Mr G.H. Cardozo, London. Purser, Mr W.P. Cardozo, Camborne. Manager, Captain Wm. Tregay, Redruth. Rocks, granite and clay-slate, 60 men employed in the mine, operations on the surface of which commenced in 1864. Land owner, Lord Clinton. Dues 1-20th. Depth of adit, 18 fathoms; depth under adit, 60 fathoms. A 70-inch pumping-engine just completed, also a 22-inch winding-engine. Little has been as yet been done by the Company under the surface; but it is generally believed that enormous quantities of tin will be raised after the mine has been cleared of water". Photographer: Probably Henry Opie

© From the collection of the RIC

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893 Featured Print

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

Cornish, Mining, Pickaxes, Victorian