Many of these works have since become classics and it is a tradition that the Institution hopes to continue. UK Mining Remains – The website focuses on former mine sites across Britain where any form of significant remains or major industrial archaeology can be seen. The site is intended to act as a photographic record showing mainly the surface mining remains such as engine houses, structures and buildings etc.
International Mining-Related Allihies Copper Mine Museum – Find out more about this important mining district in south west Ireland through the newly opened museum created within the former Methodist Chapel. In a rich copper deposit was discovered near Allihies, founding a major mining industry with strong Cornish connections. A copper mine trail has recently been created with way guide enabling the adventurous to explore the rugged and beautiful landscape around the village.
Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum – The production of mercury commenced in the western United States in under the claim of Mexican Cavalry Officer Captain Andres Castillero, who discovered that the red rock used by the local Ohlone Indians was cinnabar an ore containing mercury.
Mercury was much sought after as the essential mineral needed in the refining of silver produced at the well established mines at Pachuca and Real del Monte in Mexico. This was the start of mercury production in what became New Almaden, after the renowned Almaden mercury mines in Spain. Later under American management New Almaden was to become a bustling mining centre with American, Mexican, Cornish and Chinese workers all making their mark.
Set within the spectacular Almaden Quicksilver Country Park, the mining museum presents visitors with a fascinating array of exhibits about the history of mercury mining and the lifestyles of mining communities at New Almaden. A mine diorama duplicates the interior of a mine shaft, giving visitors a feel for working underground while other exhibits explain the changing technology of how the liquid mercury was extracted from mined cinnabar.
Artifacts from Cornish, Mexican and Chinese mining families depict the diversity of people that once lived and worked together on “the hill. Cornish Association of Victoria – Formed in to stimulate interest in the history, antiquities, traditions and social history of Cornwall, the association also encourages the restoration and maintenance of Cornish Heritage in Australia in conjunction with State organisations, local government and the National Trust of Australia.
Results from Dr Sharron Schwartz’s research and writing about nineteenth and early twentieth century Cornish migration to South and Central America and the Spanish Caribbean. The Cruquius Museum – The Cruquius pumping station was used to pump the Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands and was built between The main attraction is the large Cruquius engine, the steam engine, built by Harvey’s of Hayle, Cornwall, with the cylinder with the largest diameter in the world, almost 3.
After a period on stand-by Cruquius finally became redundant in Glengowla Mines is an historic nineteenth century silver and lead working, situated in Oughterard, County Galway, which is Ireland’s only show mine open to the public. In the s, around toiled to extract the valuable silver-bearing galena lead ore and today the atmospheric underground workings are visible once more following an extensive excavation programme completed in Glengowla also retains a number of historic mining features at surface, and its heritage and visitor centre where the story of the mines is told.
A possible official stamp has been identified on the Carnington tin ingot. Medieval and modern mining[ edit ] Middle Ages[ edit ] There is no record of tin mining in Domesday Bookpossibly because the rights were Crown property.