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Images Dated 2016 January

Choose from 56 pictures in our Images Dated 2016 January collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.

Copper, Cornwall, England Featured January Image

Copper, Cornwall, England

An intricate dendritic growth of copper crystals. Also known as native copper, the specimen is pure copper, uncombined with any other elements. Some of the best dendritic (branching) specimens came from the Gwennap mines and, although the locality for this specimen is unknown, it is probable that it came from one of these mines, perhaps Wheal Unity. Copper lodes are widespread in Cornwall and, as a result, copper was one of the most significant metals mined in Cornwall

© RIC, photographer A.G. Tindle

Tin Figurine Featured January Image

Tin Figurine

A seated figurine made from tin, with a little zinc. The figurine was found in 1853, three metres below the surface on Bodwen Moor, Lanlivery, Cornwall, near the site of an old smelting house or Jews house. Hebrew characters are still visible, variously interpreted as signifying Rapacious Eagle and Jehovah is our King'. Jewish settlers were involved in mining and smelting, especially following the Norman invasion of England and until their expulsion by King Edward I in 1290. When it was found, the figure was wearing a crown which was lost after it was taken to Lanhydrock House. The figure was gifted to the Royal Institution of Cornwall in 1948 by Lord Robartes of Lanhydrock. 13th century. Sculptor: Unknown

© RIC, photographer Mike Searle

Camel Estuary, Padstow, Cornwall. Around 1910 Featured January Image

Camel Estuary, Padstow, Cornwall. Around 1910

Fishermen landing nets on beach. Three fishermen with five men in suits helping on cove or close to harbour. Camel Estuary in the background with a twin masted sailing ship at anchor. Photographer: Unknown

© From the collection of the RIC

Boat, Cornish, Hats, Skiff