WHAT WE DO
We are a group of people dedicated to the preservation and recording of mining history, Northern referring to 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.
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.
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.
July 17, 2022
Our members receive a number of benefits including: Four newsletters each year (February, May, August & November. (a sample can be found here) A free copy of each of our British Mining series of publications, this year we have the already published BM113 - The Chiverton Lead Mines of Cornwall…Read More
June 24, 2022
Latest monograph published
British Mining No 113 – The Chiverton Lead Mines of Cornwall by Nigel A. Chapman and Richard Smith Lead mining in Cornwall was of minor importance when compared with tin and lead. In 1839, De La Beche placed lead mining after manganese in order of economic importance. Yet for a brief…Read More
November 16, 2021
Latest copy of British Mining published
British Mining No 111 - Memoirs 2021 Papers in Memoirs 2021 are: London Lead Company, Bargains and Payments in the Alston and Teesdale Districts – David McAnelly The Olive Bank Colliery, Musselburgh – Simon Chapman When John Buddle of Newcastle was asked to evaluate some Portuguese coal mines (1818) – José Manuel Brandão…Read More