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Sketches of a Cornish Tin Mine Note picture of bal maidens centre left. The Illustrated News of the World, 1893
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Four stages in dressing copper ore. Showing from L to R Spalling, Cobbing, Bucking? and Sieving? Illustrated Itinerary of the County of Cornwall, by Cyrus Redding 1842
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Women spalling (left), cobbing (centre), picking (right) and bucking (back right) Engraving of Dolcoath Mine by Thomas Allom circa 1831
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Woodcut of bal maiden with Cornish shovel Peeps into the Haunts and Homes of the Rural Poulation of Cornwall, 1879
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Woodcut of three bal maidens Peeps into the Haunts and Homes of the Rural Poulation of Cornwall, 1879
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Bal maidens spalling, and loading ore wagon at Carn Brea 1880 Harpers Magazine, 1881
The following images are taken from a paper by James Henderson, published in the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, 1858, and are available with a transcript. (See Links, Books & Articles)
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Women spalling ore
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Girls cobbing copper ore
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Girls barrowing, bucking and griddling copper ore
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Girls at the picking table
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Bal maiden at semi automated jigging machine
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Bal maiden at the racking frames (tin)
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Bal maiden at the calciner hopper

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