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Background imageMining Collection: Markham Main Colliery, Armthorpe, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, 1961

Markham Main Colliery, Armthorpe, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, 1961. A general view of the colliery taken during refurbishment work in 1961

Background imageMining Collection: Newcomen steam engine, 1747

Newcomen steam engine, 1747. Thomas Newcomen (1663-1729) designed his atmospheric or steam engine in 1712. Water was heated in the boiler and the resulting steam was let into the cylinder

Background imageMining Collection: Frickley Colliery, South Elmsall, West Yorkshire, 1965. Artist: Michael Walters

Frickley Colliery, South Elmsall, West Yorkshire, 1965. Artist: Michael Walters
Frickley Colliery, South Elmsall, West Yorkshire, 1965. With its shaft sunk in 1905, Frickley Colliery in the village of South Elmsall, West Yorkshire

Background imageMining Collection: Balloting for the coal strike, Wheatsheaf Colliery, Pendlebury, January 1912, (c1920)

Balloting for the coal strike, Wheatsheaf Colliery, Pendlebury, January 1912, (c1920). Artist: Topical Press Agency
Balloting for the coal strike, Wheatsheaf Colliery, Pendlebury, near Manchester, January 1912, (c1920). Illustration from Story of the British Nation, Volume IV, by Walter Hutchinson, (London, c1920s)

Background imageMining Collection: A. J. Cook led the Miners and the miners led the strike, c1926, (1938)

A. J. Cook led the Miners and the miners led the strike, c1926, (1938). Arthur James Cook (1883-1931), known as A. J. Cook, was a British trade union leader who was General Secretary of the Miners

Background imageMining Collection: Levant Mine, Cornwall

Levant Mine, Cornwall. The Levant Mine operated from the late 18th century until its closure in 1930, mining tin and copper from beneath the sea bed

Background imageMining Collection: Collieries, c1805

Collieries, c1805. Pithead scene at a coal mine. At the bottom a horse whim is raising coal from the pit and a man is breaking coal with a pick

Background imageMining Collection: Underground scene in a coal mine in the Newcastle-upon-Tyne area of England, 1823

Underground scene in a coal mine in the Newcastle-upon-Tyne area of England, 1823. Miners hewing coal and carrying away in corves (baskets). From Scenes of British Wealth by the Rev Isaac Taylor

Background imageMining Collection: Sunderland - Looking Up the River from the Bridge, 1895

Sunderland - Looking Up the River from the Bridge, 1895. From Round the Coast. [George Newnes Limited, London, 1895]

Background imageMining Collection: Queen Mary visiting a Welsh colliery, 1935

Queen Mary visiting a Welsh colliery, 1935. A print from King Emperors Jubilee, 1910-1935, by FGH Salusbury, Daily Express Publications, London, 1935

Background imageMining Collection: Diamond mining on the Vaal River, Free State, South Africa, 19th century. Artist: St de Dree

Diamond mining on the Vaal River, Free State, South Africa, 19th century. Artist: St de Dree
Diamond mining on the Vaal River, Free State, South Africa, 19th century

Background imageMining Collection: Interior of a coal mine, 1862

Interior of a coal mine, 1862. Underground scene in a mine, showing a miner winning coal, while a wagon full of coal is being hauled along rails to the bottom of the pit shaft by a pony

Background imageMining Collection: Sectional view of a Newcomen steam engine, 1737

Sectional view of a Newcomen steam engine, 1737. Thomas Newcomen (1663-1729) designed his atmospheric or steam engine in 1712

Background imageMining Collection: Chisholm mine rescue device, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Chisholm mine rescue device, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Chisholm mine rescue device, between c1910 and c1915. Shows a mine rescue device possibly related to the work of K.H. Chisholm, a US Bureau of Mines inspector who dealt with mine safety issues.

Background imageMining Collection: Finleyville - at mouth of mine, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service

Finleyville - at mouth of mine, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service
Finleyville - at mouth of mine, 1913. Shows people at the Cincinnati coal mine, located near Finleyville, Pennsylvania, where a fire and explosion resulted in the deaths of 97 miners on April 23

Background imageMining Collection: The Sutherlandshire Gold Diggings: Kildonan Burn, 1869. Creator: Unknown

The Sutherlandshire Gold Diggings: Kildonan Burn, 1869. Creator: Unknown
The Sutherlandshire Gold Diggings: Kildonan Burn, [in Scotland], 1869. 'The scientific results of the operations, so far as they have been carried on, are slight

Background imageMining Collection: The Sutherlandshire Gold Diggings: Baile 'N Oir, Kildonan, 1869. Creator: Unknown

The Sutherlandshire Gold Diggings: Baile 'N Oir, Kildonan, 1869. Creator: Unknown
The Sutherlandshire Gold Diggings: Baile 'N Oir, Kildonan, [in Scotland], 1869. View of a '...townships of huts and tents...Shops containing bread, bacon, corned beef, groceries of all kinds, spades

Background imageMining Collection: The Riot at Mold, Flintshire: attack on the soldiers at the railway station, 1869. Creator: Unknown

The Riot at Mold, Flintshire: attack on the soldiers at the railway station, 1869. Creator: Unknown
The Riot at Mold, Flintshire: attack on the soldiers at the railway station, 1869. 'A mob of rioters, excited by the dispute between the proprietors of the Leeswood Coal Company

Background imageMining Collection: The Isthmus of Suez Maritime Canal: dredges and elevators at work, 1869. Creator: Unknown

The Isthmus of Suez Maritime Canal: dredges and elevators at work, 1869. Creator: Unknown
The Isthmus of Suez Maritime Canal [in Egypt]: dredges and elevators at work, 1869. 'There is a different kind of mechanical apparatus

Background imageMining Collection: O. Barlow Willmarth, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

O. Barlow Willmarth, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
O. Barlow Willmarth, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageMining Collection: J.B. Joel, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service

J.B. Joel, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service
J.B. Joel, 1913. Shows Jack Barnato Joel (1862-1940), formerly Isaac Joel, a South African mining magnate and racehorse owner and breeder.

Background imageMining Collection: Cardiff mine disaster, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service

Cardiff mine disaster, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service
Cardiff mine disaster, 1913. Shows the Sengenydd Colliery Disaster, Sengenydd, Wales. 439 men died in an explosion or from being trapped in the damaged shafts on 14 October 1913.

Background imageMining Collection: The Terraces (the pink terraces), 1885. Creator: Charles Blomfield

The Terraces (the pink terraces), 1885. Creator: Charles Blomfield
The Terraces (the pink terraces), 1885.

Background imageMining Collection: Real del Monte, Mexico, 1868. Creator: Unknown

Real del Monte, Mexico, 1868. Creator: Unknown
Real del Monte, Mexico, 1868. 'After the independence of Mexico had been acknowledged by Great Britain, an English company was formed to work the mines

Background imageMining Collection: Conveying silver from the mines to Mexico, 1868. Creator: Unknown

Conveying silver from the mines to Mexico, 1868. Creator: Unknown
Conveying silver from the mines [of Real del Monte] to Mexico [City], 1868. 'After the independence of Mexico had been acknowledged by Great Britain

Background imageMining Collection: Coal miners, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Coal miners, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Coal miners, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageMining Collection: Oxygen helmets in mine rescues, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Oxygen helmets in mine rescues, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Oxygen helmets in mine rescues, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageMining Collection: Dan. Guggenheim, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Dan. Guggenheim, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Dan. Guggenheim, 1910

Background imageMining Collection: Miners among coal boxes, S. Wilkes-Barre, PA. 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Miners among coal boxes, S. Wilkes-Barre, PA. 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Miners among coal boxes, S. Wilkes-Barre, PA. 1912

Background imageMining Collection: Polish miner's home, near Scranton, PA. 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Polish miner's home, near Scranton, PA. 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Polish miner's home, near Scranton, PA. 1912

Background imageMining Collection: Wm. Rockefeller, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Wm. Rockefeller, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Wm. Rockefeller, 1910

Background imageMining Collection: Mine rescuer, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Mine rescuer, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Mine rescuer, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageMining Collection: John Hays Hammond, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

John Hays Hammond, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
John Hays Hammond, between c1910 and c1915. Shows mining engineer, diplomat, and philanthropist John Hays Hammond (1855-1936)

Background imageMining Collection: Coal mine idle, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Coal mine idle, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Coal mine idle, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageMining Collection: Penn. [i.e. Pennsylvania] coal strike - some of the 500 in Atlantic camp, between c1910 and c1915

Penn. [i.e. Pennsylvania] coal strike - some of the 500 in Atlantic camp, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageMining Collection: Miners leaving entrance to coal mine near Scranton, PA. 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Miners leaving entrance to coal mine near Scranton, PA. 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Miners leaving entrance to coal mine near Scranton, PA. 1912

Background imageMining Collection: Daniel Guggenheim, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service

Daniel Guggenheim, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service
Daniel Guggenheim, 1913. Shows Daniel Guggenheim (1856-1930), an American industrialist and philanthropist

Background imageMining Collection: Scene from 'Never Too Late To Mend, ' at the Princess's Theatre, 1865. Creator: Unknown

Scene from "Never Too Late To Mend, " at the Princess's Theatre, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Scene from "Never Too Late To Mend, " at the Princess's Theatre, 1865. London stage production. That interesting drama of modern social life founded upon Mr

Background imageMining Collection: The Prince and Princess of Wales descending the Botallack Tin-Mine, Cornwall, 1865. Creator: Unknown

The Prince and Princess of Wales descending the Botallack Tin-Mine, Cornwall, 1865. Creator: Unknown
he Prince and Princess of Wales descending the Botallack Tin-Mine, near St. Just, Cornwall, 1865. All the ladies and gentlemen

Background imageMining Collection: The fatal explosion at St. Edmund's Main Colliery, Barnsley, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The fatal explosion at St. Edmund's Main Colliery, Barnsley, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The fatal explosion at St. Edmund's Main Colliery, Barnsley: trench cut to the Dearne and the Dove Canal for the purpose of flooding the pit, 1862

Background imageMining Collection: The explosion on Wednesday week at Edmund's Main Colliery, Barnsley, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The explosion on Wednesday week at Edmund's Main Colliery, Barnsley, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The explosion on Wednesday week at Edmund's Main Colliery, Barnsley, 1862. Instantly a dense column of black smoke sprang from the cupola, like a gigantic tower, towards heaven

Background imageMining Collection: View of Kamenskii Cast Iron Smelting Factory [Kamensk-Uralskii], 1910

View of Kamenskii Cast Iron Smelting Factory [Kamensk-Uralskii], 1910. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky
View of Kamenskii Cast Iron Smelting Factory [Kamensk-Uralskii], 1910

Background imageMining Collection: Factory in Kyn belonging to Count S.A. Stroganov (work was stopped), 1912

Factory in Kyn belonging to Count S.A. Stroganov (work was stopped), 1912. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky
Factory in Kyn belonging to Count S.A. Stroganov (work was stopped), 1912

Background imageMining Collection: Washing brown iron ore at the Shilovskii mine seven versts from the village of Makarovo, 1912

Washing brown iron ore at the Shilovskii mine seven versts from the village of Makarovo, 1912

Background imageMining Collection: The International Exhibition: the New Zealand Court... 1862. Creator: Unknown

The International Exhibition: the New Zealand Court... 1862. Creator: Unknown
The International Exhibition: the New Zealand Court - from a photograph by the London Stereoscopic Company, 1862....some articles of furniture

Background imageMining Collection: Nova Scotian Goldfields: horizontal formation of auriferous quartz at Laidlaw's Farm, 1862

Nova Scotian Goldfields: horizontal formation of auriferous quartz at Laidlaw's Farm, 1862. Creator: Unknown
Nova Scotian Goldfields: horizontal formation of auriferous quartz at Laidlaw's Farm, [Canada], 1862. Engraving of a photograph by Captain W. D. Tompson, of the 17th Regiment

Background imageMining Collection: Nova Scotian Goldfields: Laidlaw's Farm, near Halifax, 1862. Creator: Smyth

Nova Scotian Goldfields: Laidlaw's Farm, near Halifax, 1862. Creator: Smyth
Nova Scotian Goldfields: Laidlaw's Farm, near Halifax, [Canada], 1862. Engraving of a photograph by Captain W. D. Tompson, of the 17th Regiment

Background imageMining Collection: Work at the Bakalskii mine, 1910. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky

Work at the Bakalskii mine, 1910. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky
Work at the Bakalskii mine, 1910. A family, with shovels and horse-drawn carts, working at the iron mines in the Bakaly hills



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