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Waterwheel on Red River, near Camborne, Cornwall

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Reference Number: AA98/03083
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Caption: The Red River was at one time home to many tin-streaming works. This waterwheel is all that is left of these. The wheel rotated a drum in which pebbles were mixed with tin-bearing sediments in order to break up the larger particles and extract the cassiterite, or tin oxide.
Photographer: P Williams Date Taken: March 1998
Collection: NMR
Archive Holder: English Heritage NMR
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