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Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. Probably 1890s Featured 7 Sep 2018 Image

Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. Probably 1890s

The photograph shows a group of men waiting to go underground. The man on the right with the white coat is probably the lander or banksman. The man to his left, wearing the jacket and waistcoat, might be a mine Captain. Behind him is a man with a long beard, who has the look of a miner. The other three men wearing miners hats with candles attached look like visitors as there are few candles being carried and no tools. One man is wearing Cuban heeled boots. The man sitting with a chin beard and moustache looks similar to other photographs of Oliver Wethered, vice chairman of the Dolcoath Company. The other two young men to the left of picture are dressed in normal clothing. The earliest records of this mine show that it was being worked for copper in 1740, and probably earlier. It was nearly 300ft deep in 1746 and an extensive mine in 1778, when a section of its eastern part was published in Pryce's Mineralogis Cornubiensis. It closed ten years later, to reopen in 1799. In the next 120 years it became the largest and deepest mine in Cornwall, with its bottom level 3,000ft below the surface. Its output of copper and tin ores to 1788 is thought to have been no less than 1,2500,000, pounds, of which copper alone realised some 450,000 between 1740 and 1777. Between 1799 and 1920 its output amounted to over 9 million pounds, including income from sales of arsenic, silver and other minerals. The mine was in the dividend list for most of its working life, and shares, nicknamed Dollies, were the blue chip of the industry. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

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Dolcoath Mine Limited Registered Office, Camborne, Cornwall. Probably early 1900s Featured 7 Sep 2018 Image

Dolcoath Mine Limited Registered Office, Camborne, Cornwall. Probably early 1900s

"Two miners outside the Dolcoath Registered Office". Although this is the title of the photograph, the subjects are either company officials or visitors as they do not have either candles or clay to hold the candle on their hats. The earliest records of this mine show that it was being worked for copper in 1740, and probably earlier. It was nearly 300ft deep in 1746 and an extensive mine in 1778, when a section of its eastern part was published in Pryce's Mineralogis Cornubiensis. It closed ten years later, to reopen in 1799. In the next 120 years it became the largest and deepest mine in Cornwall, with its bottom level 3,000ft below the surface. Its output of copper and tin ores to 1788 is thought to have been no less than 1,2500,000, pounds, of which copper alone realised some 450,000 between 1740 and 1777. Between 1799 and 1920 its output amounted to over 9 million pounds, including income from sales of arsenic, silver and other minerals. The mine was in the dividend list for most of its working life, and shares, nicknamed Dollies, were the blue chip of the industry. Photographer: Probably John Charles Burrow

© From the collection of the RIC

GALILEO-GALILEI (1564-1642) Featured 7 Sep 2018 Image

GALILEO-GALILEI (1564-1642)

Galileao Galilei was born at Pisa,february 15,1564.
The great Tuscan astronomer is best known as the first telescopic observer,the fortunate discoverer of the Medicean stars ( so Jupiter's satellites were first named);and what discovery more fitted to immortalize its author than one which revealed new worlds and thus gave additional force to the lesson,that the universe,of witch we form so-small a part,was not created only for our use or pleasure ?