Mining and Metallurgy at the Greenside Lead Mine in Cumbria, England, 1825 to 1962. This is the history of the most successful silver-lead mine of the English Lake District. Though probably opened in the mid-18th century, the story takes shape from the time that it was taken up by the Greenside Mining Company in 1825 and continues until the mine closed, its rich ore bodies finally exhausted, in 1962. As modern mines go, Greenside was a small enterprise, its output of lead rarely exceeding 2,000 tons per year, but it was unique among the mines of the Lake District in that it was worked almost continuously throughout the last 140 years of its long life, producing over 150,000 tons of lead and over 1,500,000 oz of silver from a single vein.
This copy is in very good condition with slight marking and edge creasing of the dust jacket.