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Past Lives: Rediscovering the Forgotten Coal Mining Towns of Appalachia - Urban Ghosts

Past Lives: Rediscovering the Forgotten Coal Mining Towns of Appalachia - Urban Ghosts | World Mining Heritage | Scoop.it
This edition of our Lives Once Lived series delves into the grueling history of the coal mining towns of Appalachia, many of which are now abandoned.

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UK: Invitation to dig deep into North-East's mining history | TheNorthernEcho.co.uk

UK: Invitation to dig deep into North-East's mining history | TheNorthernEcho.co.uk | World Mining Heritage | Scoop.it

The whole world can dig into the region’s history after a North-East university unveiled one of the most definitive mining archives online.

 

The North East England Mining Archive and Research Centre (NEEMARC) is founded by Sunderland University academic Dr Stuart Howard in association with a number of the region’s mining institutions.

 

Dr Howard’s team have digitalised volumes of the National Union of Miners (NUM) Durham Association minutes books.

 

The books, hosted on Sunderland University’s website, chronicle the records of the most powerful union in the country in what was arguably the most important region for coal mining, the North-East.

 

They are now online and cover the period 1876 to 1942 and are the first NUM materials anywhere to be digitised.

 

The archive paints a clear picture of the political, economic, social and cultural life in an industry that was so important to the region.

 

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Belgium's Mines Become UNESCO World Heritage Sites | Passport Magazine News

Belgium's Mines Become UNESCO World Heritage Sites | Passport Magazine News | World Mining Heritage | Scoop.it

UNESCO has recognized the major mining sites of French-speaking Belgium (Wallonia) as official World Heritage Sites. Grand-Hornu, Bois-du-Luc, the Bois du Cazier, and Blegny-Mine are the collection of old mining complexes that are protected by UNESCO. These mining sites are distinguished because they represent an important chapter of history in Wallonia. UNESCO’s jurisdiction, however, does not only cover the mining areas. The lifts on the Canal du Centre, Walloon Belfries, Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai and the Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes are all categorized as part of these mining complexes and therefore, remain untouched. The addition of these major mining sites to the World Heritage list gives hope to promising prospects for tourism and the preservation of local history in this area.


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UK: Supporting industrial heritage in Cornwall

UK: Supporting industrial heritage in Cornwall | World Mining Heritage | Scoop.it
Ian Bapty, the Industrial Heritage Support Officer (IHSO) recently delivered a training session to the Cornish Mining Attractions Marketing Association (CMAMA) looking at fundraising issues relevant to heritage mining sites in ...

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Coal museum installs solar panels to save money (obviously)

Coal museum installs solar panels to save money (obviously) | World Mining Heritage | Scoop.it

Because coal belongs in a museum, and solar panels belong on roofs.
Wales’ National Coal Mining Museum located at Big Pit, Blaenavon, Nr Abergavenny in south Wales, now has 200 photovoltaic solar panels erected on the Big Pit museum’s roof with another 200 solar panels installed on the National Collection Centre in Nantgarw.


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Book Launch: "High-Grade Tales : Stories from mining camps of the NWT" (February 20)

Book Launch: "High-Grade Tales : Stories from mining camps of the NWT" (February 20) | World Mining Heritage | Scoop.it
The mining heritage book "High-Grade Tales: Stories from mining camps of the Northwest Territories" is to be released on February 20, 2012. Written by Yellowknife-born historian Ryan Silke, it is an account of mining history in the NWT told in part by some of the men and women who experienced it firsthand. It is fully illustrated with photographs never before published and stories never told. As evidence of the old mining days in the north slowly decay and disappear, "High Grade Tales" preserves some of those memories so that we never forget. Many mining camps of the NWT are covered: Port Radium, Discovery, Pine Point, Cantung, Rayrock, Tundra, Con, Negus, and Giant...there is a little bit of history for everyone to enjoy in this collection of tales.

Please join Mr. Silke and his mining elders during Yellowknife Heritage Week, Monday February 20, from 6 to 9pm at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, to celebrate the achievements of northerners in the mineral industry. A presentation and storytelling event will launch the sale of the book at a price of $20.

The book will be available for sale after the book launch on February 20th by contacting the author directly at this email (ryansilke@gmail.com), through the Yellowknife Book Seller, or through the NWT Mining Heritage Society. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book will go towards the Mining Heritage Society and their goal for a mining museum in Yellowknife. As well, 50% of sales from the book launch are going to the Society.

Financial sponsors for this project include:

City of Yellowknife Heritage Committee

Avalon Rare Metals

Rio Tinto Diavik Diamond Mines

NWT Arts Council

NWT Mining Heritage Society


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Germany: Visiting the Rhur industrial heritage trail

Germany: Visiting the Rhur industrial heritage trail | World Mining Heritage | Scoop.it
Rust in time: Rhur industrial heritage trail. Visiting former heavy industrial sites that are now tourist and visitor attractions

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Wales: Cefn Coed Colliery Museum

Wales: Cefn Coed Colliery Museum | World Mining Heritage | Scoop.it
Cefn Coed Colliery Museum (RT @tehm: My industrial heritage site of the month Cefn Coed Colliery museum nr Neath with Worsley winder http://t.co/2ImFPLmdW5 #anthracite)...

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Allihies, Ireland, museum connects with Mining City - Montana Standard

Allihies, Ireland, museum connects with Mining City - Montana Standard | World Mining Heritage | Scoop.it
Allihies, Ireland, museum connects with Mining CityMontana StandardCooney, curator at the World Museum of Mining, is connecting Butte's museum with the Allihies Copper Mine Museum. They will share artifacts and be “sister museums,'' she said.

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Book Launch: "High-Grade Tales : Stories from mining camps of the NWT" (February 20)

Book Launch: "High-Grade Tales : Stories from mining camps of the NWT" (February 20) | World Mining Heritage | Scoop.it
The mining heritage book "High-Grade Tales: Stories from mining camps of the Northwest Territories" is to be released on February 20, 2012. Written by Yellowknife-born historian Ryan Silke, it is an account of mining history in the NWT told in part by some of the men and women who experienced it firsthand. It is fully illustrated with photographs never before published and stories never told. As evidence of the old mining days in the north slowly decay and disappear, "High Grade Tales" preserves some of those memories so that we never forget. Many mining camps of the NWT are covered: Port Radium, Discovery, Pine Point, Cantung, Rayrock, Tundra, Con, Negus, and Giant...there is a little bit of history for everyone to enjoy in this collection of tales.

Please join Mr. Silke and his mining elders during Yellowknife Heritage Week, Monday February 20, from 6 to 9pm at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, to celebrate the achievements of northerners in the mineral industry. A presentation and storytelling event will launch the sale of the book at a price of $20.

The book will be available for sale after the book launch on February 20th by contacting the author directly at this email (ryansilke@gmail.com), through the Yellowknife Book Seller, or through the NWT Mining Heritage Society. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book will go towards the Mining Heritage Society and their goal for a mining museum in Yellowknife. As well, 50% of sales from the book launch are going to the Society.

Financial sponsors for this project include:

City of Yellowknife Heritage Committee

Avalon Rare Metals

Rio Tinto Diavik Diamond Mines

NWT Arts Council

NWT Mining Heritage Society


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