Dr Keith Russ, A History Of Cornish Mining
“This talk will provide a brief introduction to the long and varied history of Cornish Mining, from the small beginnings through to the closure of the last mine in 1998. The talk will introduce some of the famous and not so famous people and mines which made Cornwall the centre of invention and the nursery of hard rock mining. The talk will be filled with facts and figures, photographs old and new and a chance to see what some of the mines may have looked like through the use of the author’s extensive 3d mine model.
Keith is a mining engineer from Kent who came to Cornwall 30 years ago to study at the world famous Camborne School of Mines (CSM) and never went home ! Having studied for a PhD at CSM, he taught there for 6 years, before transferring to work for Western United Mines reopening South Crofty Mine.”
Members £4.00 Non Members £7.00