Tagged: mining

Walking tour of Charterhouse Lead Mines (IA Section)

A guided walk of Mendips Lead Mining Sites at Charterhouse with Geoff Fitton and Peter Daniel. The Romans mined lead on Mendip from AD 49 for around 350 years, and several ingots of lead...

Upper Plym Valley Field Trip (IA Section)

Ernie Hoblyn will lead a walking tour of Dewerstone quarries, Tavistock and South Devon Railway link, Shaugh Bridge brickworks, and Neomi iron mine. We will follow the route of the tramway to the Dewerstone...

Devon Great Consols Mine (S Devon Branch)

A talk about Devon Great Consols Mine, near Tavistock, to be given by the noted mining historian Rick Stewart. Once the most productive copper and arsenic mine in the world, in its short lifetime...

Visit to Kelly Mine (Geology Section)

A half day visit to Kelly Mine, near Lustleigh. One does not go underground during the tour but instead one looks over a unique piece of mining heritage because all of the original processing...

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...