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Miner using compressed air drill, South Crofty Mine, Cornwall

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Reference Number: AA98/10572
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Caption: Compressed air is used to power many of the machines in mines. The pipes to the drill's left supply this and water to flush the cuttings out of the drill hole. Although free from fumes, the noise from the equipment is intense.
Photographer: J O Davies 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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