MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Location: file:///C:/D96BCAB9/cornishmininghistory.htm Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" The discovery of tin in Cornwall is generally attributed to St</titl= e> <o:SmartTagType namespaceuri=3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name=3D"place"/> <o:SmartTagType namespaceuri=3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name=3D"City"/> <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:DocumentProperties> <o:Author>john</o:Author> <o:Template>Normal</o:Template> <o:LastAuthor>kev</o:LastAuthor> <o:Revision>2</o:Revision> <o:TotalTime>1</o:TotalTime> <o:Created>2007-01-13T23:45:00Z</o:Created> <o:LastSaved>2007-01-13T23:45:00Z</o:LastSaved> <o:Pages>1</o:Pages> <o:Words>145</o:Words> <o:Characters>832</o:Characters> <o:Company>sundial</o:Company> <o:Lines>6</o:Lines> <o:Paragraphs>1</o:Paragraphs> <o:CharactersWithSpaces>976</o:CharactersWithSpaces> <o:Version>11.6360</o:Version> </o:DocumentProperties> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:SpellingState>Clean</w:SpellingState> <w:GrammarState>Clean</w:GrammarState> <w:PunctuationKerning/> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid> <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent> <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables/> <w:SnapToGridInCell/> <w:WrapTextWithPunct/> <w:UseAsianBreakRules/> <w:DontGrowAutofit/> </w:Compatibility> <w:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:BrowserLevel> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:LatentStyles DefLockedState=3D"false" LatentStyleCount=3D"156"> </w:LatentStyles> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if !mso]><object classid=3D"clsid:38481807-CA0E-42D2-BF39-B33AF135CC4D" id=3Dieooui></objec= t> <style> st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } </style> <![endif]--> <style> <!-- /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0cm; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; color:black; mso-font-kerning:14.0pt; mso-ansi-language:EN-GB; mso-fareast-language:EN-GB;} span.SpellE {mso-style-name:""; mso-spl-e:yes;} @page Section1 {size:595.3pt 841.9pt; margin:72.0pt 90.0pt 72.0pt 90.0pt; mso-header-margin:35.4pt; mso-footer-margin:35.4pt; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> </style> <!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} </style> <![endif]--> </head> <body lang=3DEN-US style=3D'tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=3DSection1> <p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'text-align:justify;mso-pagination:none'><i><s= pan lang=3DEN style=3D'font-family:Arial;color:#CC6633;mso-ansi-language:EN'>The discovery of tin in <st1:City w:st=3D"on">Cornwall</st1:City> is generally attributed to St. <span class=3DSpellE>Piran</span> - the patron saint of <= span class=3DSpellE>tinners</span> - but it is known that tin was streamed in <s= t1:City w:st=3D"on"><st1:place w:st=3D"on">Cornwall</st1:place></st1:City> in the l= ate Bronze Age; a primitive ingot was found near St. Michaels Mount. By medieval times, underground mining was widespread with the county boasting no less t= han five <span class=3DSpellE>stannary</span> towns by the end of the 17th.cent= ury. Over the next 200 years, <st1:City w:st=3D"on"><st1:place w:st=3D"on">Cornw= all</st1:place></st1:City> grew to become the mining capital of the world - with over 300 mines it contributed most of the worlds tin and copper. Working conditions were hars= h, wages poor and fatalities were commonplace. The discovery of tin and copper deposits abroad led to <span class=3DSpellE>largescale</span> emigration of Cornish mining families during the 1870's as prices fell, mines closed and entire communities vanished. Today the closure of South <span class=3DSpell= E>Crofty</span> near Camborne - <span class=3DSpellE>Cornwalls</span> last working tin mine= - has <span class=3DSpellE>signalled</span> the end of an industry that traces its roots back to the very dawn of <span class=3DSpellE>civilisation</span>.<sp= an style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>  </span></span></i><i><span lang=3DEN style=3D'font-family:Arial;mso-ansi-language:EN'><span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>       </span= ></span><span lang=3DEN-GB><o:p></o:p></span></i></p> <p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'mso-pagination:none'><span lang=3DEN-GB><o:p>=  </o:p></span></p> <p class=3DMsoNormal><span lang=3DEN-GB><o:p> </o:p></span></p> </div> </body> </html>