Tagged: mining

Iron ore mining in Devon and W. Somerset (IA Section)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk by Dr Mick Atkinson. Full title: “Iron ore mining in Devon and West Somerset and its links with the South Wales iron and steel industry”....

AGM 2021 (Geology Section)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing The Section’s Annual General Meeting, to be followed at 11 am by a talk by Sally Worbey, Exploration Geologist, Cornish Lithium, on “Lithium Exploration in Cornwall”. Important...

Silver Mining in Devon (IA Section)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk by Peter Claughton (introduced by Mick Atkinson). This presentation will look at the mining and processing of silver-bearing ores in Devon from the medieval period...

Mining and Miners of Newton St Cyres (IA Section)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk by Brian Please (introduced by Richard Pocock). It can be claimed that, together, Upton Pyne and Newton St Cyres had the first commercially successful manganese...

Field trip to Mid-Cornwall (IA Section)

IASDA / SCIAS Field Trip Visit to Mid-Cornwall, part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site. Saturday 15th June Luxulyan Valley 9.00 am Assemble at the Carclaze Inn. PL25 4EJ...

Guided tour of Kelly Mine (Tavistock Branch)

Kelly Mine (grid reference SX795818) is a disused metalliferous mine situated on the eastern flank of Dartmoor near the village of Lustleigh.  It was intermittently operational from the 1790s until 1951.  Since 1984 it...

Blackborough Whetstone Mines (IA Section)

Meet at Blackborough Village Hall (GR ST096088) at 10.00am (on left at top of hill) for talks about the geology of the area, the mining methods used, and the use, transport and sale of...

Visit to the Hayle area (IA Section)

Three days of field trips organised in conjunction with the Somerset Industrial Archaeological Society (SIAS) to some of the World Heritage industrial sites in the Hayle area of West Cornwall. The organisers are Pat...