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