The key to the content is given in the subtitle on the flyleaf, ‘An economic history of the mines, mineral ownership and mine management in the South West of England’. The work is in two parts, a book of 251 pages and an interactive CD with datasets giving information about individual mines including dates of operation, commodities produced, details of management and locations.

The book includes sections on the Mineral Statistics from 1850 to 1920, on production data before 1850 and after 1920, on the Duchy of Cornwall and its role in southwest mining and on mining companies and their...

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