The Cornish Mineral Industry
Past Performance and Future Prospect
By J.H. Trounson Edited by Roger Burt and Peter Waite
This book commemorates the work of Jack Trounson, who was one of the leading twentieth-century authorities on Cornish mining and the greatest exponent of its future potential.
He had an unparalleled ability to marshal a wealth of detail on the past working of mines and use it to point to places where minerals might still be worked at a profit.The articles collected here were first published during the Second World War but remain an up-to-date guide for historians, prospectors and planners alike.
A leading member of the Cornish Instutue of Engineers, the Cornish Mining Development Association, the Cornish Chamber of Mines, and the Trevithick Society, few have done more to preserve the county’s industrial past and promote its future prosperity.
List of Graphs and Maps
List of Tables
List of References to the Original Articles
Section 1: Cornwall's Undeveloped Mineral Resources in the 1930s
Section 2: Cornish Mining in the Second World War
I The Industry at the Beginning of the War
II Past Production and Suggestions for the Future
Section 3: Regional Survey of the Mining Districts
I The St Just and St Ives Mining Districts
II The Marazion District
III The Wheal Vor or Breage District
IV The St Erth, Gwinear and Crowan Districts
V The Wendron District
Section 4: Some Useful Prospects for the Future
I Levant to South Condurrow
II Tolgus Tunnel to Lambriggan
III St Austell-Par Mines to Trebartha-Lemarne
Roger Burt BSc (Econ) PhD, is the Senior Lecturer in Economic History at the University of Exeter.
Peter Waite, MA, is Librarian in the Westcountry Studies Library, Exeter.