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Indicators of heavy-metal contamination in the Looe Estuary (Cornwall) with particular regard to silver and lead

  • G. W. Bryan (a1) and L. G. Hummerstone (a1)
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A map of the Looe Estuary in south-east Cornwall is shown in Fig. 1. As it flows to the western branch of the estuary, the West Looe River passes through the Herodsfoot mining area which lies about 5 km above Sowden's Bridge. By Cornish standards, this was a productive area for lead and Dewey (1921) gives the output of Herodsfoot mine as 13470 tons of metal between 1848 and 1884 and more than 17 tons of silver between 1853 and 1884.

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