Adding to the list of bastards and this one from our neck of the woods:
bastard killas (aka spotted killas???).
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From: "graham owens" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 9:07 PM
Subject: Re: Male or Bastard Tin
> Quoting Chris Kelland <[log in to unmask]>:
> >"Can anyone explain what 'male or bastard tin' was?".
> Sorry cant be of any help directly with the question, but as usual I
> with "The Dictionary of Mining, Mineral an related terms", 1968 published
> the US Bureau of Mines. It makes no reference to either terms, but it is
> remarkable the number of "bastard" minerals are recorded. The list
> Bastard amber
> Bastard asbestos
> Bastard cauk
> Bastard coal; bait; bat
> Bastard emerald
> Bastard fireclay
> Bastard freestone
> Bastard ganister
> Bastard granite
> Bastard jet
> Bastard post
> Bastard quartz
> Bastard rock
> Bastard shale
> Bastard whin
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