The Mines of Cornwall and Devon: Statistics and Observations

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Emily Faithfull, 1865 - Copper mines and mining - 188 pages
 

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Page xiv - Devon would furnish about 1,340,000/., or more than one-half, leaving 1,257,000/. for the value of all the metals, with the exception of iron, raised in other parts of the United Kingdom. The two great metallic products of the district are copper and tin; of the former it yields one-third, and of the latter nine-tenths, of the whole supply of copper and tin furnished by the British Islands and all the countries of the continent of Europe.
Page 7 - Britain ; for at full tide, the intervening passage being overflowed, they appear islands, but when the sea retires a large space is left dry, and they are seen as peninsulas. From hence, then, the traders purchase the tin of the natives, and transport it into Gaul, and finally, travelling through Gaul on foot, in about thirty days they bring their burdens on horses to the mouth of the river Rhone.
Page 6 - ... in their mode of life. These prepare the tin, working very skilfully the earth which produces it The ground is rocky, but it has in it earthy veins the produce of which is brought down, and melted and purified. Then, when they have cast it into the form of cubes, they carry it to a certain island adjoining to Britain, and called Iktis. During the recess of the tide the intervening space is left dry, and they carry over abundance of tin to this place in their carts.
Page i - ... &c., has a bed or two of flowers before the house of the most brilliant colours. A bee-hive, and the elder, that most useful of all domestic trees, are seen near the entrance ; and more than once have I stopped to observe the eagerness and the delight with which the children amuse themselves in chasing a butterfly from flower to flower.
Page 168 - Osborne," landed on the quay at 11.30 am at St. Mary's, where nearly all the inhabitants were assembled, and soon afterwards, with the Prince, the Duke of Sutherland, the Duke of St. Albans, and others, arrived in the Royal barge, and were received by Mr. Smith, amidst the loud cheers of the inhabitants. The distinguished party then ascended gigs and carriages, which were in waiting, and visited the infant school and church. Afterwards they drove to the beautifully situated village of Holyvale...
Page 5 - Mount is 231 feet in height from the level of the sea to the platform of the chapel tower.
Page i - Dartmoor extends about thirty miles from north to south, and fourteen from east to west.
Page 168 - When the Prince and Princess had got to the bottom, the car was pulled up by means of the rope, and the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland and other members of the royal party descended into the mine, the process being repeated until the whole party had got to the bottom.

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