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Spiral particle sorter, South Crofty Mine, Camborne, Cornwall

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Caption: These spirals are a relatively recent development in the tin industry. The suspended particles are heavier than the waste and so sink to the bottom of the sorter. From here they can be extracted separately from the waste.
Photographer: P Williams Date Taken: February 1998
Collection: NMR
Archive Holder: English Heritage NMR
Featured in Story:Tin mining: a 4,000 year old industry
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