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Cornish miners boring a hole to take a charge of explosive. One miner holds the metal borer upright and the two strikers hit it with sledge hammers until the hole has been made. Cornwall, England. From 'Underground Life; or, Mines and Miners' by Louis Simonin (London, 1869). Wood engraving.

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Cornish miners boring a hole to take a charge of explosive.  One miner holds the metal borer upright and the two strikers hit it with sledge hammers until the hole has been made. Cornwall, England.   From 'Underground Life; or, Mines and Miners' by Louis Simonin (London, 1869). Wood engraving.