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The world's best mines

The world's best mines

Once upon a time, the British Isles’ abundance of lead, copper, tin, iron and silver was enough to spark a Roman invasion. Two millennia later, mining is not a major force in the UK economy. Apart from some dwindling coal output, and a sprinkling of potash, tin and tungsten production, most of what we now dig out of the ground is construction aggregate.

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