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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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Day in History, Oct. 15, 1945: Alberta miners end two-week strike over meat rationing
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Strikes, or what the miners called “holidays,” started in various parts of the province after miners complained they were not receiving sufficient meat under the dominion (Canadian) government’s rationing system. read more »
Issaquah hiking tour reveals dangers, history of coal mining
Thursday, October 08, 2015
The Issaquah History Museum in Washington State hosts a hiking tour up to old mines in the area that reveals the rich history and hazards of coal mining. The guided tour explores the Grand Ridge Mines on an Issaquah mountain riddled with dozens of old mine shaft entrances. read more »
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 »

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