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Welsh coal mines - Official Site

Photographs and a brief historical account of more than 200 Welsh coal mines, plus stories poems and a list of colliery disasters.

Big Pit National Coal Museum - Wikipedia

Big Pit National Coal Museum (Welsh: Pwll Mawr Amgueddfa Lofaol Cymru) is an industrial heritage museum in Blaenavon, Torfaen, South Wales.A working coal mine from 1880 to 1980, it was opened to the public in 1983 under the auspices of the National Museum of Wales.

Mining History & Memorabilia Links

Links. Anyone with an interest in mining memorabilia and mining history may find the following links of use. They are subdivided into the following categories to suit individual interests;

Adventure mine - Official Site

General Information. Our tours are as authentic as you'll ever find. No fancy lights or modern marvels here, just real mining the way it really was!

Coalwood, West Virginia - Official Site

This site's webmasters are certainly not experts on Coalwood. We just thought that Coalwood needed a web site where people around the country and the world can see Coalwood and share their own thoughts.

BBC - Primary History - Victorian Britain - Children in coal ...

BBC Primary History - Children of Victorian Britain - Chilren in coal mines

Coal Mining - Coalwood, West Virginia

Coal Mining. Types of Coal Mines. There are four main types of coal mines: shaft mine, slope mine, drift mine, and surface (open-cast) mine. The mine at Coalwood was a shaft mine; the coal was brought up in an elevator from 600 to 800 feet underground.

The Lanarkshire Mining Industry - Sorbie Family Page

Coal was the fuel that powered the Industrial Revolution. The reliance on steam engines meant a huge increase in the demand for coal and the men women and children who mined it, particularly so in the mining areas of Scotland.

Coal Mining in Appalachia - The Moonlit Road

History of coal mining in southern Appalachia, and how it radically transformed the region. - Official Site

High-resolution vintage photo archive with thousands of HD images.

Heating with an Old Octopus Furnace - OldHouseGuy Blog

Old octopus furnace is historic and part of the evolution of the house. This coal furnace is rare and can't be replaced. Old gravity furnace must be preserved.

Ayrshire - Abandoned Communities

Deserted mining communities of Ayrshire, including Glenbuck and several miners' rows near Ayr. Iron mining and quoits at Glenbuck. - APPALACHIAN COALFIELDS

Culture and images from Appalachia's coalfields. A Scrapbook of Appalachian Coal Towns. Online since 2001. as seen in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Durham Mining Museum - Thrislington Colliery

This site hosts the Durham Mining Museum website

Mining Photos and Images - CrystalGraphics

Large quarry dump truck. Loading the rock in the dumper. Loading coal into body work truck. Mining truck mining machinery, to transport coal from open-pit as the coal.

Old Photos of Lancashire - Hundreds of old pictures of people ...

Old Photos of Lancashire in England, United Kingdom of Great Britain. Old Pictures of Lancashire. Lancashire, Manchester Ship Canal

Rio Tinto: World's second-largest mining company is about to ...

Just five years ago it would have been almost unthinkable that one of the world's biggest mining companies would not dig any more coal. It's now likely to become a reality.

World's greatest explorer: Dave Lowell interview |

The Atascosa Ranch is walking distance from the US/Mexico border, just outside of Nogales, Arizona. It's owned by Dave Lowell, an affable 84-year-old man who's spent the past 75+ years hunting for buried treasure. Today, he's known as the most successful mining explorationist of the past ...

Durham Mining Museum - Leasingthorne Colliery

Description. Leasingthorne Colliery in this township was sunk in 1835, and is now worked by Messrs. Bolckow, Vaughan, and Co. The Five Quarter and Main Coal seams are met here at a depth of 68 fathoms ; the former 5 feet thick, and the latter 4 feet 6 inches.

UK miners' strike (1984–85) - Wikipedia

The miners' strike of 1984–85 was a major industrial action to shut down the British coal industry in an attempt to prevent colliery closures. It was led by Arthur Scargill of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) against the National Coal Board (NCB), a government agency.

Forgotten in the dust of northern Colombia - Washington Post

An immersion photographer has spent much of the past two years with the Wayuu.

Shorpy | Vintage Photography | Framed Prints

Below are three of the four pictures known to exist of our site's namesake, the (very) young Alabama coal miner Shorpy Higginbotham. Scroll to the bottom of the page for more about his life.

Growing Up in Coal Country: Susan Campbell Bartoletti ...

Growing Up in Coal Country [Susan Campbell Bartoletti] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Inspired by her in-laws' recollections of working in coal country, Susan Campbell Bartoletti has gathered the voices of men

Photo - Coal Mines, collieries, drifts, welsh mining disasters

If anyone has photographs of other Welsh collieries or additional information and would like to share it with others by placing on this web site, please get in touch HERE.

Photos Of Abandoned Centralia, PA - Business Insider

That was 50 years ago on May 27, 1962. Half a century later, Centralia, Pennsylvania still burns. The once bustling coal-mining town — then home to over 2,000 people — is now a smoldering expanse of overgrown streets, cracked pavement and charred trees. Everywhere, streams of toxic gas spew into ...