Tin mining in the limestone caves of Perlis, Malaysia

Liz Price

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3986/ac.v40i3.63


Perlis is a small state in northern Malaysia, and it has both isolated tower karst hills as well as a long range of limestone hills. Many of the natural caves within this hill range contain alluvial tin deposits that were extensively mined during the 20th century on a scale that is unique for tin ores from caves.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.3986/ac.v40i3.63


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