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Using the mucking machine, South Crofty Mine, Cornwall

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Reference Number: AA95/02831
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Caption: This machine digs out loose rock, which is passed into a wagon behind to be sent to the surface. It operates on compressed air and so avoids any problems of fumes. The dark red colour of the rock comes from oxidised tin ore, showing that the 'lode' is rich in minerals.
Photographer: P Williams Date Taken: March 1995
Collection: NMR
Archive Holder: English Heritage NMR
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