program: Call for papers
Mine exploration as a research tool - applications in mining history,
geology and archaeology
At May16 there are 2 slots to spare.
Mine exploration, using speleological techniques, takes the researcher
into a new and potentially rewarding aspect of mining history and
archaeology. It also provides a very different view of the geology and
mineralogy to that seen at surface.
The lecture programme at NAMHO 2019 seeks to provide an insight into
the research potential for mine exploration and those who use their
speleological / caving skills to access abandoned mines.
Offers of papers have already been received which will provide a broad
coverage of the subject - from Cornwall to North Wales. Mine exploration
has provided an insight into many aspects of past underground activity
from prehistoric copper working to medieval quarrying. There will also be
papers on the benefits of mine surveys, on firesetting, on mine
exploration on Mendip, and on the post-medieval / modern mines of the
Gwydyr Forest, in North Wales. And, as the conference location is rich in
underground archaeological and geological evidence, there will be detailed
accounts of the mines of the Rheidol and Yswyth valleys.
Nevertheless there is still the opportunity to include further papers.
If you would like to offer a paper please contact Peter Claughton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
or ring 01437 532578
programme will run from 09:30 until 17:00 on the Saturday and Sunday, with
coffee and lunch breaks - presentations slots will be of 45 minutes,
including questions and hand-over, so work on a 30 minute lecture.
Lecture – presenters and titles – confirmed
John Barnatt - Using underground survey at
Peter Burgess - How Old are the Chaldon Quarries?
Tracy Elliott - A visual interpretation of
Cornwall and Devon mining
Mateusz Gil, Marek Skubisz, and Rafał Zadak - The
Role of Mine Exploration in the Protection of the Wieliczka Salt Mine
Peter Jackson - Working with government
organisations in the North Pennines - An account of some experiences of
working with government and contractors on metal mine sites and applying
that experience to future relationships.
David James - Understanding the geological
controls of mining history - the role of the informed mine explorer
Jennifer Protheroe Jones - [Under-] Ground-truthing
historic mine plans: case study of Cwmystwyth Mines, North Cardiganshire,
Adam Russell - Setting the record straight –
three Derbyshire case studies for the use of underground exploration in
advancing knowledge about mines.
Rob Vernon - Gwydyr Forest metal mines: A story
within a story
Ed Waters - The 18th Century Lead Mines of
Sandford Hill, Mendips
R Alan Williams - A Bronze Age copper bonanza? The
Great Orme mine in North Wales
Lynn Willies - firesetting