Mining News

Book Review: The Last Years Of Coal Mining In Yorkshire by Steve Grudgings

The Yorkshire coalfield is one part of a continuous coal measure that spreads across Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. As the seams nearer the surface were ...
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News: Tankard Shaft Dig, Priddy

An enthusiastic team of cavers, has been given permission to investigate a mine shaft that opened up in a field just east of the Hunters’ ...
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Mining News: Alltycrib (Talybont) Lead Mine, Ceredigion

Can everyone please stay clear of Talybont shaft to deep adit, please, until further notice. Heavy rain plus ongoing work has caused some movement at ...
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December NAMHO Newsletter Published

A good source for news on things that matter to mine explorers and historians is the NAMHO newsletter. The latest issue, for December 2015, has ...
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Kellingley Colliery closure – a time for reflection

At midday on 18th December 2015, the last shift of miners was brought to surface at Kellingley Colliery in Yorkshire. The papers and television channels ...
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News: Plenty of cavers?

We've all heard of Match.com and Plenty of Fish, but Teri Stephens and James Sherrell have created a Facebook Group offering single cavers the opportunity to ...
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News: Cwmystwyth underground works 2016

Scheduled Ancient Monument consent has been granted for underground works in Lefel Fawr which involves stabilisation of a sagging timber above the skipway and improvement ...
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News: Ra Paulette’s luminous subterranean world

Photo: www.cavediggerdocumentary.com
In one of the first posts on Darkness Below UK we briefly highlighted the work of US cartoonist John Tudek. At the time we were not sure ...
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Website Review: Images of South Crofty Mine

Simon Jones's unrivalled record of Cornwall’s last tin mine. French horns. That was what we associated with Simon. He used to play one, he told ...
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Mining News: Groverake Mine under threat

Mine-explorers usually have a passion for what remains above ground as well as delving deep into the earth. Groverake Fluorspar Mine closed in 1999 and ...
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Mining News: Life forms found in two-mile deep mines

The BBC reports on research work in two-mile-deep gold mines in South Africa where strange nematode worms have been found living deep within the rock ...
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WCMS offers to host 2017 NAMHO Conference

Photo copyright Peter Burgess
UPDATE (24th Nov 2015) : NAMHO Council have accepted the offer by WCMS to host NAMHO 2017. The Wealden Cave and Mine Society (WCMS) have ...
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IMHC 2016

The International Mining History Congress (IMHC) is an organization set up to encourage and coordinate the functioning of periodic International meetings where persons and organizations ...
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NAMHO 2016 details

NAMHO have released more details of their 2016 Conference. The 2016 NAMHO Conference is being hosted by the Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland on the ...
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NAMHO 2016

Hosted by the Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland and (to be confirmed) takes place in Dublin 17th 19th June 2016 ...
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