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NAMHO 2019: Lecture Program
Last Updated: 11/02/2019

Lecture program: Call for papers

Mine exploration as a research tool - applications in mining history, geology and archaeology

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 <> or ring 01437 532578