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Botallack – St. Just Area
This photograph shows a buddle, this description was taken from http://www.cornish-mining.org.uk/mintech/glossary.htm
"A device for concentrating tin ore. In the mid-19th century these most usually took the form of a circular pit with rotating brushes; the tin from the stamps was fed into the centre or side of the pit and was graded by gravity, concentrating the heavy ore near the inlet point. These were often mechanically worked. Earlier buddles were trapezoidal in shape, and manually operated. A variation used in tailings works to treat sands and slimes was the ROUND FRAME: a free-standing, all wooden, mechanically-actuated buddle, whilst a further variation was the dumb buddle or dumb pit, which were not mechanically operated."


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