Mining News

Kan-i-Gut Expedition – an open invitation

Kan-i-Gut is a natural cave that has been extensively extended by miners over the centuries. The cave is located in the northern foothills of the ...
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News: Descent 254 Now Available

Descent 254 is now available! The latest issue starts with a three page Newsdesk spread with a quick fire round up of news from around ...
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Bookings for NAMHO 2017 Now Live

Bookings are now open for the National Association of Mining History Organisations (NAMHO) Conference 2017, to be based around Godstone, Surrey, UK over the weekend ...
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News: Descent 252 Now Available

The latest edition of Descent is now available. Issue 252 is packed with news from around the regions at home and abroad. The four page ...
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New Website : Northern Mine Research Society

If a society wants to thrive nowadays, it is important that they have a good website. It is by far the best way to promote ...
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Caving in Derbyshire – DCA Cave Registry now online

The Derbyshire Caving Association have launched an online guide to Derbyshire caves in the form of the DCA Cave Registry, a new resource which builds on ...
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NAMHO Conference 2017 – Call for Papers

The 2017 Annual NAMHO Conference takes place over the weekend of 24th / 25th June, and will be based at Godstone in Surrey. It is ...
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News: Latest NAMHO Newsletter highlights launch of mining research agenda

In the latest newsletter from NAMHO, Peter Claughton gives a detailed account of the launch of the Archaeology of Mining and Quarrying in England Research ...
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News: Cwmystwyth Mine works – Phase 1 completed

Roy Fellows reports another completed stage in the stabilisation program in Cwmystwyth Mine. The underground works phase 1, support of the stull above the skipway, ...
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News: Tratman Award 2015

The Tratman Award, 2015 The Tratman Award has been awarded annually since 1979 to a caving-related paper-based publication in memory of E.K. Tratman, who died ...
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Event: Raising the Profile – The future for mining and quarrying archaeology

Medieval quarry passage in Surrey, with good archaeological potential, discovered 2016. Photo: Richard Vidler
Raising the Profile: The future for mining and quarrying archaeology A seminar to launch the publication of the first part of: A Research Framework for ...
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Update: Cwmystwth Lefel Fawr work commences

The planned stabilisation work in Cwmystwyth Mine, reported here in December 2015, has now started. Roy Fellows reports: Work started on 10th April. Please note that ...
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News: Full lecture and field trip programme for NAMHO 2016

The full programme of lectures and field trips for the 2016 NAMHO conference has now ben published. The National Association of Mining History Organisations is ...
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News: New app helps lead mining come to life in the Yorkshire Dales

One of the pleasures I get from being involved in the underground exploration of old mine workings is discovering that there is often just as ...
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News: Descent 249 Now Available

Descent 249 is now available! Catch up with caving and mining news from around the regions. Features in this issue include: a fascinating article on ...
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News: Roy Fellows Completes Impressive Efforts in Talybont Mine

Roy Fellows reports that his hard work stabilising Allt-y-Crib (Talybont) Mine is now completed. This project featured briefly on Darkness Below in January this year. Roy has ...
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Force Crag Mine Tours 2016

The National Trust is offering guided tours of the surface remains of Force Crag Mine, worked for zinc and barite, high in the Lake District ...
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March 2016 NAMHO Newsletter

In the March 2016 NAMHO newsletter, the headline story is, understandably, the closure of Kellingley Colliery, the last deep coal mine in Britain, which took ...
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