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Index to "Mining History" - the PDMHS Bulletin

Index to "Mining History" - Volume 16

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"Mining History" Volume 16 Number 1

This edition of "Mining History" - The Bulletin of the Peak District Mines Historical Society consists of a monograph by Roger Flindall entitled "Mines, Quarries and Murders in the Peak District" - A Study of Suspicious Deaths and Human Remains Associated with Past Mineral Working Activities.

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Mining History Volume 16, No 1

"Mining History" Volume 16 Number 2 - Winter 2005

This special issue contains a further review of a Peak District mining area by Dr Trevor Ford, the second published in association with the East Midlands Geological Society. Wirksworth is a particularly complicated area, with, over the years a large number of maps and diagrams compiled to demonstrate the mining and and mineralisation there. Most known historical mining maps of the area are included here, which will make it an invaluable resource in the future to geologists, historians and archaeologists.

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Mining History Volume 16, No 2

"Mining History" Volume 16 Number 3

  • Firesetting at Peak District Mines: The archaeological & historical evidence
  • Firesetting at Peak District Mines: A corpus
  • The archaeology of Firesetting with Coal: The Nothern Dale Mines, Derbyshire
  • Notes on the History of the Nothern Dale Mines and Adjacent mines in Snitterton & Wensley
  • Interpreting early mining in Northern Dale.
  • Observations on the date and character of firesetting in the Peak District

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"Mining History" Volume 16 Number 4

  • Barytes Mills at Shallcross, Cadster and Barmoor Clough, Derbyshire - Chris Heathcote
  • Coal Mining around Chapel-en-le-Frith, North West Derbyshire - Chris Heathcote
  • Errata
  • The Reverend Mr Carrier - Ron Slack
  • Force Crag Mine Mill, Braithwaite, Keswick -Lynn Willies, Robin Hall, Tim Martin & Peter Brears
  • The Coal Mine Soughs draining into the Rivers Goyt and Sett in North West Derbyshire - Chris Heathcote
  • Royledge and New York Copper Mines, Elkstones, Staffordshire - Len Kirkham
  • Forest of Dean Coal Mining - Michael Ranieri
  • Ralph Greatorex (1622-75): A Forgotten Derbyshire Scientist and Mining Engineer - Roger Flindall & Jim Riewerts


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"Mining History" Volume 16 Number 5

  • The Geological Setting of the Mineral Deposits at Brassington and Carsington, Derbyshire - Trevor D. Ford and John A. Jones
  • Geophysical Survey at Magpie Mine, near Sheldon to Identify the Position of the 1840 Winding House and its Boiler House - John Barnatt and Robert Vernon
  • Early Exploration of Mines at Perryfoot, Derbyshire - Bernard Chandler
  • The History of Coalpithole Vein in Peak Forest and Chapel-en-le-Frith Liberties, Derbyshire 1705-1880 - Chris Heathcote
  • Addendum - Plans relating to "Ralph Greatorex (1622-75): A Forgotten Derbyshire Scientist and Mining Engineer" - published in Mining History 16-4

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"Mining History" Volume 16 Number 6

  • A Gazetteer of the Lead Mines within Castleton and Hope Liberties, Derbyshire: 1748 - 1898 - Chris Heathcote
  • Hard Times for Lead Miners:a Nineteenth Century Case History - Ron Slack
  • Black Country Mining before the Industrial Revolution - Peter W. King
  • Index to Mining History - Vol. 16, 1-6 - David Williams

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