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Coal MiningMetal MiningSmelting
May 21, 2018

Mining Database

We are pleased to announce the release of a database¬†of mining information compiled by the late Alasdair Neill. The database contains over 76,000 entries and is fully searchable. Thanks are due also to Mike Gill who took on, and completed the enormous task of converting well over 6,000 pages of…
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2017Coal Mining
May 15, 2018

Online mapping now working again

The online mapping of mines as an overlay on Google maps is now working again. This is the third time that we have had to mend this as Google has kept making changes to its mapping service. Hopefully things should be stable from now on.   New updated data sets…
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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
February 1, 2017

Leicestershire Coalfield Pages

A number of pages have just been published on the Leicestershire coalfield, with in depth information on over 75% of the NCB collieries there. The information has come from the Geoff Hayes collection in NMRS records, and is similar to that for the Wigan coalfield, which was published a couple…
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