That's an interesting point. The note I have about Burr dealing in spelter is in the minute book of the Snailbeach Lead Mining Co Ltd who invariably referred to zinc sulphide, which they mined & sold, as 'blende'.
Can anyone confirm whether or not zinc was smelted at Minera in the late-19th century?
On Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 09:11:45 EEST, SMITH PAUL <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Sphalerite was often referred to as spelter, when being sold by mines to smelters.
> On 04 September 2018 at 14:13 Andy Cuckson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I have a note that around 1890, George Burr, lead merchant and lead works proprietor of Shrewsbury, sold 'spelter' from Minera.
> Would spelter in this instance have been smelted zinc?
> Andy Cuckson
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