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Here are some references which I have found useful:

Women and Girls in Cornish Mining
Barham, Charles The Employment of Children and Young People in the Mines of Cornwall and Devonshire, and on the State, Condition and Treatment of such Children and Young Persons 1842 Winstanley, Ian (Ed.) (Pics Publishing, 1999)
Barton, Rita M The Cornish China Clay Industry (Bradford Barton, 1966)
BPP 1864 70.192-207 Epitome of Evidence to Lord Kinnaird's Commission Appointed to Inquire into the Condition of All Mines in Great Britain to which the Provisions of the Act 23 and 24 Vict. C. 151 do not apply with Reference to the Heath and Safety of Such Persons Employed in Such Mines.
Buckley, J. A Cornish Mining At Surface (Tor Mark, 1990)
Burke, Gill “The Decline of the Independent Bal Maiden: The Impact of Change in the Cornish Mining Industry” in John, Angela V. (Ed.) Unequal Opportunities: Women's Employment in England 1800-1918 (Blackwell, 1986)
Darlington, John “On the Dressing of Ores” Ure's Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines (1878), transcript (Dragonwheel Books, 2002)
Earl, Bryan Cornish Mining (Cornish Hillside Publications, 1994)
Hamilton Jenkin, A. K The Cornish Miner (Allen & Unwin, 1948)
Henwood, George Cornwall's Mines and Miners, transcript of articles in MJ 1857-8, Burt, Roger (Ed.) (Bradford Barton, 1972)
Hocking, Salome Norah Lang, the Mine Girl (Crombie, 1886)
Langsworthy, David The Bal-Maidens and Children on the Dressing Floors of Levant Mine (Private Publication, 2002)
Leifchild, J. R. S Cornwall, It's Mines and Miners (Longmanns, 1855)
Michell, F. B “Ore Dressing in Cornwall” Jour. Trevithick Soc. No. 6 (1978) p25-52.
Norwood, Stephany Balmaidens; a Study of Victorian Female Workers in the West Country, B. Ed (Hons.)Thesis, Wolverhampton Polytechnic (1991)
Pryce, W Minerologia Cornubensis, (1778) Barton, D. B. (Ed.) (Bradford Barton 1972)
Schwartz, Sharron P “In Defence of Customary Rights” Cornish Studies No. 7 (Exeter, 1999) pp. 9-31.
Schwartz, Sharron P “No Place for a Woman: Gender at Work in Cornwall's Metalliferous Mining Industry” Cornish Studies No. 8 (Exeter, 2000) pp. 68-96.
Simonin, L Mines and Miners or Underground Life ( La Vie Souterraine), translated by Bristow W. H. (1868)
Women and Girls at Mines in the UK
Bennett G. P. The Past at Work; around the Lomonds (Markinch Printing Co., undated)
Brown, I J ”Women Workers at Shropshire Mines” British Mining No. 39 (1989) p 89-96.
Burt, Roger The British Lead Mining Industry (Dyllansow Truran, 1984)
Forster, Eric The Pit Children (Northern History Book, 1978)
Gallop, Alan Children of the Dark (Sutton Publishing, 2003)
Hudson, Derek Munby; Man of Two Worlds (Abacus, 1972)
Job, Barry “Women Workers at British Collieries and the Mines Inspectorate” British Mining 59 (NMRS 1997)
Johns, Angela Coalmining Women; Victorian Lives and Campaigns (Cambridge University Press, 1984)
Johns, Angela By the Sweat of their Brow; Women Workers at Victorian Coal Mines (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1984)
Mid Wales Mining Museum How a Lead Mine Worked at Surface (1981)
National Museum of Wales Children in the Mines 1840-42 (1972)
National Museum of Wales Children Working Underground (1979)
Women at Mines America
Jack, Ellen E. Twenty Seven Years in the Far West (or the Fate of a Fairy) (Donahue, 1910)
Sanjani, Sally A Mine of Her Own (University of Nebraska Press, 1997)
Schulmerich, Alma Josie Pearl (Desert,1963)

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