Cornwall and Devon [USED] Botallack - Monographs on Mining History NO3

[USED] Botallack - Monographs on Mining History NO3

[USED] Botallack -  Monographs on Mining History NO3
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Cyril Noall HB 1972 A5 172pp

Good Condition, part of a set of 5 books produced by Bradford Barton. This is a classic account of Botallack . The visit of the Price & Princess of Wales to Botallack in 1865 made it the most famous mine in the world and the subsequent influx of visitors following in the royal wake forced the management to impose a charge for riding in the Crown skip, to prevent the work of the mine being too much interrupted. The discovery of copper in 1842 had turned a failing enterprise into 'the wonder mine of the west'. This period of prosperity was short lived and within thirty years of the royal visit, the mine was closed despite the heroic efforts of the management to keep it going in the face of falling production and increased working difficulties. An ill starred revival occurred during the early part of C20th, when Allen's shaft was sunk, too far inland to give ready access to the riches still thought to be under the sea.
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