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The Cornish Mineral Industry
Past Performance and Future Prospect

By J.H. Trounson Edited by Roger Burt and Peter Waite

The Cornish Mineral Industry
Paperback, 220 pages £20.00
Published: 1989
ISBN: 9780859893343
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Subjects: Cornish Studies, Mining History, South-West Studies

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

Mine Index

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.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 220 pages

BIC Code:
  BUS023000, HIS015000, HIS018000, HIS037030, HIS037070, TEC026000
 University of Exeter Press


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