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The National Association
of Mining History Organisations

We were formed in 1979 to act as the national body for mining history in the United Kingdom. There are now over 70 member organisations, including societies, museums, firms, etc. and membership now extends to Ireland. On this site, you will find out more about NAMHO, its aims, its members and its contribution to the mining heritage.

Active mine explorers will also find guidance on managing archaeological finds underground as well as how to lead groups of novices and experienced explorers.

Armchair miners are also catered for with an extensive bibliography.

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JUNE NEWSLETTER

Jun 07, 2017, 14:13

Roy has produced another excellent newsletter for June 2017. This can be read on the website. Please feel free to copy or quote the newsletter in you own newsletters and journals. Roy is always looking for articles and you can contact him through ...

THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF MINING AND QUARRYING IN ENGLAND

Oct 22, 2016, 23:50

The launch event for the publication of the results of the Research Framework was held in Cheshire in April 2016. The published Research Framework can now be downloaded in two parts from this website. It is available on the Research Framework page. ...

NAMHO ON FACEBOOK

Oct 22, 2016, 19:34

NAMHO is now on Facebook where you can read news and leave comments. The link to Facebook is on the home page and forum page. If you are reading this on our news page, you can click HERE.

AVOCA MINES NEED YOUR HELP

Oct 22, 2016, 14:45

Many of you will be aware of the extensive mining heritage of the Avoca Mine site in County Wicklow, Ireland, and its international importance as a major copper and pyrite producer. The extant remains constitute the best historic mining landscape in ...

NORTH PENNINES MINE WATER TREATMENT SCHEMES

Oct 21, 2016, 14:47

The Environment Agency have updated the documents about mine water treatment schemes and proposals specifically for Nentsberry Haggs Mine. Two public meetings are planned.Link here

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