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Round tin slurry frame, King Edward Mine, Cornwall

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Reference Number: AA98/10593
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Caption: Tin-streaming sites could extract the finest-grained tin from the deposits around Camborne and Redruth through the use of frames such as the one shown. This machine, of about 1906, allowed the suspended tin-bearing particles to be separated from the waste by exploiting differences in density.
Photographer: P Williams Date Taken: June 1998
Collection: NMR
Archive Holder: English Heritage NMR
Featured in Story:Tin mining: a 4,000 year old industry
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