The databases behind this mapping began life as a paper index of sites in the Northern Cavern & Mine Research Society Records in the early 1960s. It was digitised, in dBASE III format, in the late 1980s and is now held in Access and contains a wide range of information. The Northern Mine Research Society is pleased to make this valuable tool freely available to anyone interested in mining history.
Please note that sites are recorded as point data, but it must be remembered that some occupied larger areas.
Mike Gill – NMRS Recorder
No project like this can be undertaken without help from a wide range of individuals, and I would like to thank the following: D. Barker, G. Brooks, S. Brooks, Dr I.J. Brown, D. Cameron, P. Cullen, P. Deakin, S. Grudgings, D. Hardwick, D. Kitching, T. Knapp, R. Lynch, H.M. Martell, R. Matthews, A. Moyes, Dr P. Murphy, S. O’Brien, D. Poyner, K. Ramsay, C. Seal, M.J. Shaw, I. Spensley, P. Sproat, M. Street, L. Turnbull, L.O. Tyson, Dr R. Vernon, M. Wilson, T. Woods.
Especial thanks are due to: Theodore Faull, Head of GIS at Terrafirma Mine Searches Ltd., for converting files for use with Google Maps.
The project was also supported by a NMRS Grant towards the cost of data gathering.
The online mapping is divided into the following subjects:
Please note that sites are recorded as point data, but it must be remembered that some occupied large areas and may be associated with other industries. The data is based on that collected by NMRS and is probably not complete – if you know of any errors or omissions please contact us and we will see that they are added to the next release.Return to previous page