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CONISTON COPPER MINES: A FIELD GUIDE (SECOND HAND COPY)

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CONISTON COPPER MINES:

A FIELD GUIDE 

By Eric G. Holland

(Second hand copy in very good condition)

(Booklet) (Signed by the author)
 

This is a small format field guide to the relics of copper mining in the fells above Coniston, in the English Lake District.

  

Mining is thought to have commenced at Coniston in the 16th century when it is said that Elizabeth I brought over German miners to exploit the veins. Mining did not cease completely in the region until 1942 although an attempt to reopen one of the mines was made in 1954.

  

Evidence of working from the earliest times right through to the 1950s can be seen at Coniston and the Coniston Coppermines Youth Hostel is based in the old mine manager's building.

 
Illustrated with black and white maps and illustrations. Published by Cicerone Press. 1981. Softback. 120 pages. Very good condition. Signed by the author.


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Size: 17.5 x 11.5 centimetres
Weight: 152 grams

PRICE: £6.00
CONISTON COPPER MINES: A FIELD GUIDE (SECOND HAND COPY)