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Penrhyn Slate Quarries, Wales, 1842.

Crane, W

Penrhyn Slate Quarries, Wales, 1842.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm


Hand-coloured lithograph by W Crane of Chester showing of a monumental open cast mining landscape. Slate has been mined here since the 16th century and is still used as a roofing material. At the start of the 21st century this slate quarry was still the largest in the world and being used. Published by T Humphreys of Bangor, Wales.

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