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Posted by South Crofty Collection on 20th May 2019 in Blogging | cornish mining,cornish heritage,cornish historyCornwall is world famous for its mining heritage. Archaeological evidence suggests that the tin industry in Cornwall began over 2,500 years ago. Ancient records of Roman and Greek geographers make reference to merchants trading with cornish tinners who took the rare and valuable metal all over the known world. These pioneering cornishmen streamed the valleys and mined the veins visible in the cliffs and hillsides, and were granted special rights as far back as medieval times. King John granted cornish tinners a Stannary Charter in 1201 which gave them unique rights and privileges, including the right to search for tin on anyone’s land. cornishmen a...
Posted by South Crofty Collection on 29th May 2019 in Blogging |Up until its closure in 1998, South Crofty Mine had seen continual working for tin and copper since medieval times with an unbroken record of mining activity having been kept since 1670. During the 1830s the mine, then known as East Wheal Crofty, produced copper and was the premier mind in the district. Later split into smaller units, the South Wheal Crofty secton was eventually to become the largest cornish mine in history. By the end of the 1880s tin had once again become the focus of the persistent and skilful search by cornish miners deep underground. From a tiny operation around one hundred feet long, less than one hundred feet deep and working a singl...
Posted by South Crofty Collection on 17th April 2019 in Blogging |Welcome to the South Crofty Collection blog. Here we’ll post updates from our shop, as well as intoduce you to new items and special offers. You’ll also find articles posted here about all things tin, from the history of cornish mining to how to care for your tin jewellery. Our new website is now live, and we have a wide range of items now available in our shop. Browse our newest Collections; explore the Eternity Collection, for luxury diamond jewellery perfect for your 10th wedding anniversary; take a look at the Kerenza Collection, our popular range of contemporary designs; for something more traditional, our cornish Collection is all about cornish h...