Towards a Better Understanding: New Research on Old Mines

(Welsh Mines and Mining 2), ed D J Linton. Pbk. 150pp. Welsh Mines Society 2012. ISBN 9780956137715. £10.00.
This volume contains two papers by our Secretary, Alan Williams. The first, ‘ Hidden bullion: silver production in north-east Wales’ reviews the history and profitability of silver extraction from the lead ore mined in north-east Wales from Roman times to the earlier 19th century. The second,  ‘Rediscovering the lead and zinc production of north-east Wales’, written jointly with C J Williams, focusses on production in the 17th and 18th centuries. You can preview both papers and download an order form for the volume here.

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