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2022Coal MiningMemoirsMetal MiningPublications
July 17, 2022

New Member Offer

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…
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2022Metal MiningPublications
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…
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2020Coal MiningMetal Mining
September 15, 2020

Accident & Disasters Reports 1658-1979

Accident & Disasters Reports 1658-1979, provided by Ian Winstanley and the Coal Mining History Resource Centre, have been added to the website. While there are around 740 of these, they are not a complete list. Each report, created from various sources like the official report, articles in the Colliery Guardian,…
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Database search page
Coal MiningMetal MiningSmelting
May 21, 2018

Database of Mining Information

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 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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