Some articles on lead, lead mines, mines:
... The purpose of the shot tower was to produce lead shot to be used in firearms ... Firewood and lead were taken to the top of the tower, where a furnace was fired to melt the lead ... The molten lead was then poured through a sieve, which would form individual drops of lead of a specific size ...
... However, the technique was used on a large scale in the lead mines of northern Britain from at least Elizabethan times onwards ... and also in the 1842 Royal Commission on Children in Mines in relation to children being used in the lead mines of the Pennines ... are visible at many places in the Pennines and at other locations such as the extensive lead mines at Cwmystwyth in Ceredigion, Wales, and at the Stiperstones in Shropshire ...
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