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2023Coal MiningMetal MiningQuarries
December 5, 2023

Database of Mining Deaths & Injuries

After a long time in preparation, the first part of our database on UK mining deaths and injuries is now available covering the years 1900-1991. The data, supplied mainly by Ian Winstanley with additions by Ray Lawrence, NMRS records and others runs to 86,701 records and is fully searchable. The…
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2023Coal MiningMemoirsMetal MiningPublications
November 16, 2023

Latest copy of British Mining published

British Mining No 116 – Memoirs 2023 Papers in Memoirs 2023 are: Tunnelling for the Tournaisian – Phillip J. Murphy Pont Ceunant Electricity Generating Station – Nigel A. Chapman Mechanisation in Area 7 of the East Midlands Coalfield – 1958, Ralph A. Tebbut Excavation of Fron Goch Lead Mine, Devil’s Bridge, Mid Wales…
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2023Metal MiningPublications
May 5, 2023

Latest monograph published

British Mining No. 115 – Female Employment at the Metal Mines of the UK and Ireland by Lynne Mayers Women and young girls were employed in the metalliferous mining areas of the UK and Ireland from the times of the earliest records. However, this aspect of mining has received little attention from…
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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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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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