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Bal Maidens & Mining Women Home [outbound link]

Bal Maidens and Mining Women website explore the many different roles which women and girls have undertaken at mines around the world. The emphasis is on those who worked at the mines, clay works and related industries in Cornwall and West Devon (known as bal maidens) and includes a searchable database of over 21,000 named individuals.

This web site has been visited 966 times

Bristol Industrial Archaeological Society (BIAS) [outbound link]

The Bristol Industrial Archaeological Society website. This site contains information about the Society, details of its events and information about all that it cares about in Bristol.

This web site has been visited 969 times

BRITISH MINING DATABASE [outbound link]

This is a central point to find information about mines throughout the UK and Ireland. The information is primarily historical but some links to working mines are included.

This web site has been visited 905 times

Cannock Chase Mining Historical Society (CCMHS) [outbound link]

Site of a group of ex-coalminers of the Cannock Chase Coalfield in Staffordshire, who fouded in 2002 the Cannock Chase Mining Historical Society. Their aim is the preservation of available mining history, memorabilia, photographs and artefacts of the Cannock Chase Coalfield, to place that at disposal for the community. (english)

This web site has been visited 958 times

Cleveland Ironstone Mines [outbound link]

Pictures and history of the Cleveland Ironstone Mines.

This web site has been visited 918 times

Coal Mining History Resource Centre [outbound link]

The site, run by Ian Winstanley, provides several resource about the history of the miners and the mines of Great Bitain and Ireland: The National Database of Mining Deaths and Injuries in Great Britain, a glossary of mining terms, mining videos. And more. (english)

This web site has been visited 915 times

Coalmining research services [outbound link]

A web site for schools, genealogists, students, businesses, picture and film researchers and all interested in British coalmining history.

This web site has been visited 882 times

Cornish Miners Association (CMA) [outbound link]

The Cornish Miners Association (CMA) was born out of a determination by ex-miners to remain as a close-knit community. Mining creates an environment that is unlike any other. The close friendship, camaraderie, dependence upon each other in dangerous situations underground, all unite to produce a community that is unique.

This web site has been visited 903 times

Cornish Mining Video [outbound link]

The site shows a 25 minute video documentary dedicated to the disused tin and copper mines of North West Cornwall, England. (english)

This web site has been visited 908 times

Durham Miner project [outbound link]

The Durham Miner Project operated throughout County Durham and part of Sunderland during 2003 and early 2004. It involved groups of local people, supported by a team, researching their local mining history. Research projects are available in the research projects section of the website. The material has been added to preserve the local heritage for generations to come.

This web site has been visited 739 times

Durham Mining Museum website [outbound link]

The Durham Mining Museum website. This site covers mining in the Northern part of England i.e. County Durham (DUR), Northumberland (NBL), Cumberland (CUL), Westmorland (WES) and the Ironstone mines of North Yorkshire (NRY).

This web site has been visited 970 times

EAST CORNWALL MINING HISTORY ASSOCIATION [outbound link]

The website for the East Cornwall Mining History Association (ECMHA). The ECMHA, which is a registered charity, was launched in 1994 to help to conserve mine sites and to raise awareness of their importance through education.

This web site has been visited 928 times

FIFE MINING HERITAGE SOCIETY [outbound link]

The web site of the Fife Mining Heritage, a registered Scottish charity founded in 1995 when the Frances Colliery in Dysart closed down.

This web site has been visited 950 times

Fife Pits [outbound link]

The web site of Michael Martin, an ex Scottish miner. In his site you can find a lot of information on the history of the Scottish coal mines and miners.

This web site has been visited 910 times

Iron Miners [outbound link]

The Iron Miners are a group of mine researchers dedicated toward capturing and preserving the historic mining industry of the northeastern United States. In particular, our work covers the Highlands region of NJ and NY and the Anthracite region of PA. The stories of miners laboring hard underground are forever lost. This is a glimpse into their world...

This web site has been visited 873 times

Isle of Wight Industrial Archaeology Society [outbound link]

An active organization supporting a number of historical ventures. Members encourage an informal atmosphere in which they can enjoy regular presentations and field trips, or propose and partake in practical research and excavation. Some of our projects are linked on this page.

This web site has been visited 843 times

Jack Nadin's Lancashire Coal Mining History Page [outbound link]

My interest is in the history of coal mining, mainly in Lancashire, but also in the U.K. in general, and I also have a keen interest in local history of the Burnley area of Lancashire, England. I am currently working on a 'Chronology of British Coal Mining' a document which now runs to to over four hundred A4 pages. This document now contains at least some information on over four thousand collieries that formerly worked in Great Britain.

This web site has been visited 927 times

Laxey Mines Research Group [outbound link]

Up until 1968 very little was known about the mining remains on the Isle of Man when a Manx Mines Research Group was formed as a spin off from the antiquarian society… as far as understood. The group, a small body of locals from the mining village of Laxey had their first meeting and formed plans for the exploration of the Great Laxey Mine along with other sites around the Island.

This web site has been visited 878 times

Levant Mine [outbound link]

This web site is an independent resource for information concerning one of Cornwall's most famous mines.

This web site has been visited 867 times

Mine of Information [outbound link]

Mine of Information was a cross-sectoral project led by the University of Wales Swansea and funded by the Research Support Libraries Programme. It ran from 2000 to 2002. The aims of the project were to improve access to research resources relating to the South Wales Coalfield by creating online catalogue records for archives and printed books located in partner institutions, holding the records in EAD and MARC databases at the University of Wales Swansea, and enabling cross-searching of these by the end-user via the Web.

This web site has been visited 860 times

Mine-Explorer [outbound link]

This website provides photographs and information on many of the disused mines found across the U.K. It is intended as a comprehensive resource for not only Mine-Explorers, but cavers, historians, industrial archaeologists and professional bodies. It relies on content provided from Mine-Explorers out in the field who continually update the database.

This web site has been visited 1800 times

Mining History Network [outbound link]

At the end of the Third International Mining History Conference, Denver, 1994 an informal meeting of delegates was held to make arrangements for the organisation of the next conference. It was decided, as an interim measure, to use the facilities of the Internet to establish a full list of mining historians and potential delegates to the next conference and improve opportunities for continuing communication between researchers.

This web site has been visited 902 times

National Association of Mining History Organisations [outbound link]

The web site of the "National Association of Mining History Organisations", an association of several organisations formed in 1979 with the aim to increase the knowledge of mining history in the United Kingdom and Ireland and to promote it in all its aspects. [english]

This web site has been visited 960 times

National Association of Mining History Organisations [outbound link]

The web site of the "National Association of Mining History Organisations", an association of several organisations formed in 1979 with the aim to increase the knowledge of mining history in the United Kingdom and Ireland and to promote it in all its aspects. [english]

This web site has been visited 919 times

Northern Mine Research Society [outbound link]

The Northern Mine Research Society is a group of people dedicated to the preservation and recording of mining history, Northern referring to the Society's administrative base rather than its field of interest. It started as the Northern Cavern & Mine Research Society in 1960, but its members' increasing interest in mining led the Society to change its original name to the present title in 1975. Now one of the largest such organizations in Britain, the Society has hundreds of members countrywide and many overseas.

This web site has been visited 900 times

Peter Claughton's Mining History Page [outbound link]

Details of events, research and work in progess in the field of mining history and archaeology.

This web site has been visited 16 times

Pitwork [outbound link]

Histories, stories, pictures, memories, songs, poems from the English mining world.

This web site has been visited 1043 times

Scottish-Mining website [outbound link]

These pages were designed to provide an online resource for those researching Scottish mining ancestors, to share information and stories.

This web site has been visited 1114 times

South Gloucestershire Mines Research Group [outbound link]

South Gloucestershire Mines Research Group was set up by local people to understand, record and where appropriate preserve the remains of what was one an extensive industry for the present community and future generations.

This web site has been visited 951 times

Staffordshire Industrial Archaeology Society [outbound link]

The Staffordshire Industrial Archaeology Society web site. Aims and Objectives: To study and record by written, photographic and any other means the Industrial remains and techniques of outdated technology. To further the interest in our Industrial Heritage

This web site has been visited 983 times

Swiss Society for History of Mining [outbound link]

The official web site of the Swiss Society for History of Mining (SSHM). [french-german-english]

This web site has been visited 981 times

The collieries in the Ruhr-district [outbound link]

The web site of Heinrich Ströver on the Ruhr mining district: history, information, pictures and beautiful old postcards.

This web site has been visited 852 times

The Historical Metallurgy Society [outbound link]

Web site of the Historical Metallurgy Society Ltd., english company established in 1962 for studying the history of the metallurgy in its different aspects (production, use, technology, economic aspects). The HMS provides a forum for exchange of information, stimulates the research in historical metallurgy, offers its advice when issues of preservation and recording arise. (english)

This web site has been visited 989 times

undergroundminers.com [outbound link]

We are the Underground Miners: a group of hardcore explorers who will travel almost anywhere and do anything to bring you the best abandoned coal mine pictures you have ever seen! We began investigating abandoned anthracite mines in the fall of 1999. Since then we have found many; each one ranging in size from small bootleg mines to giant operations. The real thrill for us is to see what the miners actually went through, first hand. It’s an amazing sight to see some things just as the miner left them.

This web site has been visited 1002 times

Wealden Cave & Mine Society [outbound link]

WCMS is more than just another caving club. We have a strong interest in the long-forgotten mine and underground quarry workings of the South East, in particular the firestone quarries of East Surrey. We are actively engaged in the study of their history, geology, archaeology, natural history, conservation and how they form an integral part of the local environment, in the process amassing an impressive library of research material, much of which is available via this website.

This web site has been visited 906 times

Welsh Coal Mines [outbound link]

The web site of an ex miner on the Welsh Coal Mines.

This web site has been visited 1062 times

YORKSHIRE MAIN COLLIERY [outbound link]

From the site introduction page: "Although the site started as a history of Yorkshire Main Colliery where myself and generations of my family before me have worked, it is now obvious that it has become much more than a Yorkshire Main site. Regardless of this I decided to leave the name of the site as 'Yorkshire Main' as the site has become more popular than I could have ever have imagined from the start and it would now be difficult to change the name at this point."

This web site has been visited 889 times

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  2. Sardinian mines
  3. Italian mines
  4. Geologic and Mining Park of Sardinia
  5. Others italian mining parks
  6. Mining museums (italian and foreign)
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  10. Friends
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  12. Tourism
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  18. Miners, Unions, Struggles
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