The Collapse of the Cornish Tin Mines

May 23rd, 2017 · 9 mins 38 secs

About this Episode

Who would think it wasn't going to last forever?

The mines of Cornwall, England operated for over 4000 years. Then, after these four millenia of continuous human endeavour, the entire industry became extinct in little more than a single generation. When the end came, it was unexpected, swift and brutal...

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