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Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. Around 1900

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A view of the quarry face showing workers holding the tools of their trade while dressing stones. Blocks of granite are ready to be moved using the cranes based at the edge of the quarry. The photograph was taken before September 1902 when a block of granite weighing 2,738 tons (claimed to be the largest single block ever quarried) was excavated. Photographer: Samuel John Govier

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Media ID 18949404

Date: 29th April 2019

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.1880, -5.1740

: TRURI : VMmbe.2

Image Size: 12620 x 9437 Pixels

Filesize is 17.74MB

Associated Categories: Quarrying

Keywords: building, chains, chisel, cornish, craftsmen, extraction, granite, hammer, labour, labourers, mabe, mineral, quarries, quarrying, stone, trade, work