The British lead mining industry

by Roger Burt

Publisher: Dyllansow Truran in Redruth, Cornwall

Written in English
Published: Pages: 344 Downloads: 204
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  • Lead industry and trade -- Great Britain -- History.,
  • Lead mines and mining -- Great Britain -- History.

Edition Notes

StatementRoger Burt.
LC ClassificationsHD9539.L42 G563 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 344 p. :
Number of Pages344
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2293789M
ISBN 100907566812
LC Control Number86163929

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