WHAT WE DO

We are a group of people dedicated to the preservation and recording of mining history, Northern referring to the our administrative base rather than our field of interest. We started as the Northern Cavern & Mine Research Society in 1960, but our members’ increasing interest in mining led us to change the original name to the present title in 1975.

PUBLICATIONS

We have established a reputable publishing house, utilized by many interested in mining history, archaeology, geology, social and family history etc. Many of our publications are still available, but for those out of print we offer some in PDF format, and in some cases have some good pre-owned copies available.

Many institutions benefit from our subscription service and we provide generous trade terms.

EDUCATION

Our website is not just for our members, although new members are always welcome, but for anyone who shares our interests. There is a great deal of searchable information freely available, including our mining pages.

Our Facebook page not only informs of our activities but of others with similar interests.

LATEST NEWS

2017Coal MiningMetal MiningSmelting
December 13, 2017

Resources Page Updated

We have updated our resources page and added some new items like "Index of Graduates at Camborne School of Mines 1898-1940", as well as updating some of the other items. Some items got mislaid during the website migration and these too have been added. On the resources page you can…
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2017Coal Mining
December 9, 2017

Online mapping not working – Again!

Sorry, the online mapping of mines as an overlay on Google maps is not working, again! We had this problem a couple of years ago when Google took down their API to plot layers on its maps. We found some third party code to get it working again, but Google…
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2017Memoirs
November 20, 2017

Latest copy of British Mining published

British Mining No 104 Memoirs 2017 William & Mary Mine, Tavistock, Devon (Alasdair Neill) A history of the drainage of the Tyne collieries (Nigel A. Chapman) A history of Baddesley Colliery, Warwickshire (Nigel  A. Chapman) A post war jig, S.E. of Moor Intake Farm, Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire – Addendum (Shaun…
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