New NAMHO research

The National Association of Mining History Organisations (NAMHO) has published a document titled The Archaeology of Mining and Quarrying in England, A Research Framework – which members may find very interesting.

It is described by NAMHO as follows: “This presents the results of an in-depth assessment of available historical and archaeological resources for all minerals, from copper through to building stone, drawing primarily on expertise within the voluntary sector. It provides background information on the geology, applied technology and the historic impact on infrastructure such as transport and settlement.”

Further details about the document (including two pdf downloads) to can be found at this link here.



Temporary closure of NHM Minerals Gallery

The Natural History Museum, London has announced that the Minerals Gallery will be closed from April 2016 as part of its Hintze Hall redevelopment works. The museum is aiming to reopen access from July 2016.

Members might like to check the NHM’s website for any updates on the reopening of the Minerals Gallery before planning a visit in the summer. A link to the website is here.

ASM 2017

The Russell Society ASM 2017 will be held from Friday 21st April to Sunday 23rd April at the Lodge Hotel, Tal-y-Bont, Conwy, Wales. Further details about the event will be published when they are available. Members may like to take advantage of ‘early bird’ accommodation deals at the Lodge Hotel.

Further details can be found in a pdf document which can be downloaded here.

NAHMO Newsletter

Russell Society members may find the latest NAMHO Newsletter of interest; including a listing of mining-related events.

The newsletter is available as a PDF download from the NAMHO website here.