The Cornish Mineral Industry: Past Performance and Future Prospect

The Cornish Mineral Industry: Past Performance and Future Prospect

By: J. H. Trounson (author), Peter Waite (editor), Roger Burt (editor)Paperback

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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.

About Author

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.


List of Graphs and Maps List of Tables List of References to the Original Articles Foreword Introduction 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

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780859893343
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 220
  • ID: 9780859893343
  • ISBN10: 0859893340

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