Jack the Miner has to check that the stamp heads are not too worn. They are heavy lumps of iron which go up and down and crush the rock into tiny pieces. Crushing rocks like this is the only way of separating valuable tin from the waste sand.
The Californian Stamps are very big. Looking down from the top of the stairs can make you feel rather dizzy. You have to hold the handrail tightly as you go down. Jack the Miner makes sure that the steps aren’t wobbly!
King Edward Mine has plenty of tools on show that were used in the mine. Can you help Jack the Miner to check that they are all still there? Can you see a Cornish shovel? What about a pick axe? And are there plenty of hammers to break up the rock?
Can you join these letter sets into 4 six letter words of things that you can find in a mine?
Our new 'Croust Hut' cafe opens on Saturday 15th April 2017 in the newly restored Assay House and we will have an Easter Egg Hunt for all the family.
We start the summer with our Annual Open Day on Sunday 30th April 2017
King Edward Mine's specialist bookshop for Cornish mining and history books. See Shop for details.