Mining in our Area

Perran Coombe Stamps – 1924. Viewed from below the road where the previous photograph was taken. The waterwheel driving the stamps is on the right.

Water is also taken from the same leat via a launder to drive the small waterwheel which powers the rotating arms of the buddle on the left. The crushed ore from the stamps is fed on to the centre of the buddle by the ā€˜Vā€™ shaped launder. This little stamps is typical of hundreds throughout the county which served as custom mills. They would accept parcels of ore from all and sundry and produce a tin * concentrate for shipment to the smelters.

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