Geoff Coyle, a former mining engineer, sketches the story of how mining has shaped Britain since the flint mines of the Stone Age, which still exist. [...] in that 4,000 year period, the country's miners produced colossal amounts of copper, tin. lead, zinc, iron, a lot of silver, some gold and smaller amounts of just about every other metal from arsenic to uranium.
The Riches Beneath our Feet: How Mining Shaped Britain Anonymous Mining Engineering; Aug 2010; 62, 8; Docstoc pg. 61 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.
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