Not very easy to obtain, indeed. Amazon Marketplace (UK) offers one, for
£75 (plus shipping):
Offered in case it helps.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Colby" <[log in to unmask]>
To: "Chris Wood" <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, February 04, 2007 5:02 PM
Subject: Re: Cu-Sn-As alloy smelting
> Do you know of:
> Penhallurick, R.D, (1986). Tin in Antiquity, its mining and trade
> throughout the ancient world with particular reference to Cornwall. ISBN:
> 0904357813. London: The institute of Metals.
> It probably is not very easy to obtain - and it does look at sources from
> a Cornish perspective.
> There are also in Cornwall some practical reconstructive smelters, who may
> or may not be on this list. If this list cannot help then mail back and
> I'll pass messages.
> P.S. Cornwall is in the south west of England, one of the world's primary
> tin and coper sources in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries AD - if
> you need to know.
> liyanxiang wrote:
>> Dear all:
>> I have worked on a Cu-Sn-As mining and smelting ruins in north-east
>> China for several years. About 3000 BP, the Upper Xiaiadian Culture used
>> the coexisting ores contained Cu,Sn and As directly to obtain high tin
>> and arsenic bronze.Also thousands stone hammers were found in the mining
>> Can anyone help me to find information about the same kind mining and
>> smelting sites in the world? Li Yanxiang
>> Institute of historical metallurgy and