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         There are interesting articles and books here about Cornish and world geology/mining, miner's and laws dating from the late 1700's   

Mineralogia Cornubiensis: A Treatise on Minerals, Mines, and Mining :....

William Pryce

Published 1778


The Laws of the Stannaries of Cornwall: To which are Added the Several Acts of Parliament ... ...


 Published 1808 

English industries of the middle ages, being an introduction to the industrial history of medieval England

By  L.F.Salzman

Published 1913

The stannaries, a study of the English tin miner Vol 3

By George Randell Lewis

Published 1907

Substance of a Report on the Laws and Jurisdiction of the Stannaries in Cornwall

By Sir George Harrison

Published 1835

Procedure in the Court of the Vice Warden of the Stannaries: New Orders, Rules and Forms, with ...

Publisher H Sweet

Published 1856

The Stannaries Act, 1869: Edited with Notes Explanatory of Its Several Sections, and with ...

J Batten

Published 1873

Article. "The jurisdiction of the Lord Warden of the Stannaries the time of  Sir Walter Raleigh." From original documents


Read at Ashburton, Devon July 1876. 

Observations on the rich parts of the lodes of Cornwall, 

 Prof. L. Moissenet

Published 1877


A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon: With Instructions for Their Discrimination ...

 J.H. Collins FRS

 Published 1871

Observations on the tin trade of the ancients in Cornwall, and on the 'Ictis' of Diodorus Siculus

 Christopher Hawkins

  Published 1811

Interviews with Mining Engineers

Thomas A. Rickard

 Published 1922

Manual of mining tools, illustrated by an atlas

William Morgans

 Published 1871

The Land Laws

Sir Frederick Pollock

 Published 1883 / 87 / 96

A Sketch of the Geology of Cornwall: Including a Brief Description of the Mining Districts and ...

B. Symonds

 Published 1884

Memoirs of the Geological Survey of England and Wales


 Published 1846

The Geology of Falmouth and Truro and of the Mining District of Camborne and Redruth

J.B. Hill

 Published 1906

A History of the Trade in Tin

Phillip William Flower

Published 1880

Observations on the Detrital Tin-ore of Cornwall

W.J. Henwood

 Published 1873

Cornwall: its mines and miners

J.R. Liefchild

 Published 1855

The recent geology of Cornwall

William A E Ussher

 Published 1879

West Barbary', or Notes on the system of work and wages in the Cornish mines

L.L. Price

 Published 1891

Annals of British Geology

J.F. Blake M.A. F.G.S.

Publshed 1892

Geology of the British Isles

Editor J.W.Evans

Published 1918

Catalogue of the fossil Bryozoa in the Department of geology, British museum (Nautral history) The Jurassic Bryozoa


Published 1896

A handbook to a collection of the minerals of the British Islands, mostly selected from the Ludlam collection, in the Museum of Practical Geology

F. W. (Frederick William Rudler, I.S.O. F.G.S.

Published 1905

Figures and Descriptions of the Palæozoic Fossils of Cornwall, Devon, and West Somerset

John Phillps F.R.S. F.G.S.

Published 1841

A guide to the Mount's Bay and the Land's End; comprehending the topography, botany, agriculture, fisheries, antiquities, mining, mineralogy and geology of western Cornwall

John AyrtonParis, 

Published 1828


The geology of the Isles of Scilly

By George Barrow

Published 1906


                                 Geology and Mining Abroad

The gold mines of the world

James Herbert Curle

Published 1899


The tin resources of the British Empire

N.M. Penzer

Published 1921

Tin Deposits of the World: With a Chapter on Tin Smelting

Sidney Fawns

Published 1907

Using applied geology to discover large copper and gold mines in Arizona, Chile, and Peru / 

J. David Lowell

Published 1998


Geological observations in South Australia

Julian Edmund Tenison Woods

Published 1862

Geology of the Vegetable Creek tin-mining field, New England district, New South Wales
with maps and sections

T.W. Edgeworth David.

Published 1887

Geology of the Broken Hill lode and Barrier Ranges mineral field, New South Wales

John Blockley Jaquet

Published 1920

An Account of Some Geological Specimens from the Coasts of Australia

William Henry Fitton

Published 1826

Record of the mines of South Australia 

South Australia. Dept. of Mines.

 Published 1908

South Australia and its mines

Francis Dutton

Published 1846

Catalogue of South Australian minerals 

South Australia. Geological Dept

Published 1893


The minerals and geology of central Canada, comprising the provinces of Ontario and Quebec

E.J. Chapman

Published 1888

Elementary geology with special reference to Canada

A.P. Coleman & W.A. Parkes

Published 1922

Lectures, notes on geology, and outline of the geology of Canada [microform] : for the use of students : with figures of characteristic fossils

J.W. Dawson

Published 1880

Notes on the Post-Pliocene Geology of Canada: With Especial Reference to the Conditions of ...

J.W. Dawson

Published 1872

Synopsis of the geology of Canada [microform] : being a summary of the principal terms employed in Canadian geological nomenclature

Henry Marc Ami

Published 1891

On the later physiographical geology of the Rocky Mountain region in Canada [microform] : with special reference of changes in elevation and the history of the glacial period

George M. Dawson

Published 1890

Copper mining in Canada East

Herbert Williams

Published 1865

Practical suggestions on mining rights and privileges in Canada : with an appendix containing the gold mining regulations & c. 

Hart, Adolphus M.

Published 1867

The real Cobalt, the story of Canada's marvellous silver mining camp - 

 Anson A.Gard,

Published 1908

British Columbia, the mineral province of Canada : being a short history of mining in the province, a synopsis of the mining laws in force, statistics of mineral production to date, and a brief summary of the progress of mining during 1914

British Columbia

Published 1915

Gold in Canada: the Chaudiere valley and its mineral wealth

Quebec Morning Chronicle

Published 1880


Geology of Pachuca and El Oro, Mexico

Winchell, Horace V

Published 1921

Geographical and statistical notes on Mexico Includes a history of the Real Del Monte Company.

Romero, Matías,

Published 1898

Narrative of a Tour in North America: Comprising Mexico, the Mines of Real de Monte, the United ... (Volume 1) - 

Tudor, Henry

Published 1834

Narrative of a Tour in North America: Comprising Mexico, the Mines of Real de Monte, the United ... (Volume 2) - 

Tudor, Henry

 Published 1834

Data referring to Mexican mining : prepared in view of the participation of Mexico in the Universal exposition of Paris in 1900


Published 1901

South Africa

Bibliography of South African geology

Harry P. Saunders

Published 1897

The diamond mines of South Africa

Gardner Fred Williams

Published 1905

Men, mines and animals in South Africa

Churchill, Randolph Henry Spencer Lord

 Published 1895

Diamonds And Gold In South Africa

Theodore Reunert

Published 1893

The deep-level mines of the Rand and their future development

G. A. Denny

Published 1902

The glamour of prospecting

Fred C. Cornell  

Published 1920

United States of America

A history of the northern peninsula of Michigan and its people; its mining, lumber and agricultural industries

Alvah L. Sawyer

Published 1911

Picturesque iron and copper mining of northern Michigan

A Witteman

Published 1891

Mining town memories--Colorado and Mexico : oral history transcript / and related material,

Bessie Launder Richards

Published 1967

Souvenir of the Comstock. Embracing the principal views of Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City and Sutro

  Jas. H, Cockwell

Published c.1890

University of Colorado historical collections

Colorado University

Published 1918

The Klondike, a souvenir;

George G. Cantwell

Published c.1900

Mining camps of British Columbia : a souvenir of Rossland, Nelson, Greenwood, Phoenix, Grand Forks, Kaslo, Revelstoke, Cranbrook, Fernie and the Kootenay, Boundary and Crow's Nest Districts ; illustrated with fifty excellent views of typical scenes


Published 1900

The Shirley letters from California mines in 1851-52; being a series of twenty-three letters from Dame Shirley (Mrs. Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe) to her sister in Massachusetts, and now reprinted from the Pioneer magazine of 1854-55; with synopses of the letters, a foreword, and many typographical and other corrections and emendations

Dame Shirley

 Published 1922

Report of the State Board of Geological Survey for the years 1891 and 1892...also a provisional report by Dr. M.E. Wadsworth, State Geologist, upon the geology of the iron, gold and copper districts of Michigan ..


Published  1893


Mining Camps ; a study of American Frontier Government

Charles E Shinn

 Published 1885