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A LITTLE HISTORY

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A LITTLE HISTORY

http://www.worldheritagecornwall.com/mines/bissoe-arsenic-works.htm

In the early 19th century Cornwall pioneered the production of arsenic as a by-product of tin and copper mining.
The first commercial British arsenic was produced at Perran-ar-Worthal in 1812, followed by a works at
Bissoe in the Carnon Valley. Its main market was the expanding Lancashire cotton industry which used arsenic in pigments and dyes.

 

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