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Kinta Tin Mining


Throughout the Kinta Valley, massive tin dredges like this harvest the metal that made Ipoh one of Malaya's biggest towns.


75% of the world's supply of tin comes from Malaya where the mines are open cast and excavated by monitor pumps.


Tin mining has many contrasts between new and old methods : tin ore is cleaned up from the palong of gravel pump mine.
Tin mine and "Kongsi"

Tin mine and "Kongsi" near Kampar late in the nineteenth century

Dulang washer

Dulang washer with ore she recovered.






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