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This is another very popular TechnoMine site. Here you can find many interesting articles about the history of mining and mining-related activities, as well as historical information about minerals. Also take a look at the many links listed below.

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TIMELINE: Birth and development of the diamond mining industry
Friday, June 12, 2015
While the term "diamond" comes from the Greek word "Adamas", meaning "unconquerable", the earliest gems were found in India, in 4th century BC. From then until now, the industry has growth exponentially and Design by Sevan has developed this great timeline with the main highlights read more »
Comstock History Center Museum opens mining photo exhibit
Thursday, April 30, 2015
The Comstock History Center Museum is presenting a new historic photo exhibit, “Vanishing Icons: A Look Back at Comstock Mines and Mills.” read more »
West Virginia Mine Wars Museum aims to tell overlooked coalfields history
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Local volunteers and historians are opening a museum in Matewan dedicated to telling the untold and often-overlooked stories of coal miners’ long and bloody fight for labor rights. read more »
Peter Byrne Receives the RF Legget Medal
Monday, February 09, 2015
This week we to the dinner given in honor of Dr. Peter Byrne and his receiving the RF Legget Medal. The Medal is one of the highest awards a Canadian soils engineer can receive and Peter Byrne is a worthy recipient. read more »
Mass grave with hundreds of skeletons found in Bolivian mining town
Monday, July 28, 2014
Construction workers in the southern city of Potosi, Bolivia, have uncovered the remains of hundreds of miners believed to be from the Spanish colonial era. read more »
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