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MINING AREA

Mining Area (1970-1979)

Shots of coal mine winding gear.

CORNISH TIN MINE DISASTER

Cornish Tin Mine Disaster (1919)

Shots of the Broken shaft at the Levant Tin Mine in Cornwall that...

MINING ON THE LEVEL

Mining On The Level (1937)

A look at a mining process begun at ground level. No soundtrack or paperwork...

UNEMPLOYED COAL MINERS

Unemployed Coal Miners (1928)

Unemployed miners seem to be helping themselves to a few sacks of coal.

TERRIBLE PIT DISASTER

Terrible Pit Disaster (1923)

A rescue party attempts to reach trapped miners after a pit disaster in...

A LUCKY ESCAPE

A Lucky Escape (1925)

Derailed coal trucks cause a lot of damage but luckily no one is injured. Wales.

DANGER - MINES

Danger - Mines (1940)

A French naval team disarm mines washed up on a beach.

GOING INTO COAL

Going Into Coal (1939)

Footage of Scientist experimenting with coal dust in laboratories.

CANADA BUSTS ORE OUTPUT

Canada Busts Ore Output (1948)

Canada opens new ore mine.

GOLD PROSPECTING issue title - GOOD AS GOLD

Gold Prospecting Issue Title - Good As Gold (1938)

Footage of gold mining in Lanarkshire.

Selected originals - MINE DISASTER

Selected Originals - Mine Disaster (1963)

Material relating to newsreel story "Mine Disaster" -...

PRAIRIE POTASH

Prairie Potash (1967)

Item showing potash mines in Saskatchewan, Canada.

CLEARING BEACHES

Clearing Beaches (1944)

British troops blowing up mines at beaches.

ONE MAN COAL MINE

One Man Coal Mine (1947)

A man works in a small coal mine at the bottom of his garden.

WORKING COLLIERY

Working Colliery (1947)

Good footage of coal mining in progress at colliery in Stobswood,...

YANOVSKY HYDRAULIC COLLIERY

Yanovsky Hydraulic Colliery (1960)

Coal washed away with water to be sent up to surface & piped to the...

PIT PONIES STILL GOING STRONG DOWN UNDER - AUSTRALIA

Pit Ponies Still Going Strong Down Under - Australia (1965)

Pit ponies at work.

COPPER MINE IS IN ACTION AGAIN

Copper Mine Is In Action Again (1966)

Coper mine in Cobar, Australia, is working again.

STRIP MINING

Strip Mining (1975)

Fork lift truck fills truck in open quarry.

MINING

Mining (1972)

Footage of unidentified coal mine.

4,300 FT BELOW EARTH'S SURFACE

4,300 Ft Below Earth's Surface (1926)

Party of British farmers visit a gold mine in South Africa.

4,300 FT BELOW EARTH'S SURFACE orange tint

4,300 Ft Below Earth's Surface Orange Tint (1926)

British Farmers touring South Africa visit the...

CROOKED HOUSES DUDLEY

Crooked Houses Dudley (1940)

A look at the crooked houses in Dudley caused by subsidence from mine...

WARTIME SECRET REVEALED

Wartime Secret Revealed (1945)

A great new harbour is built in South Africa - Saldanah Bay.

DEMONSTRATION OF MILITARY ENGINEERING

Demonstration Of Military Engineering (1940)

Men of the Royal Engineers show off skills at crossing...

"Siller!" AKA Silver (1932)

Processes involved in extracting silver are demonstrated.

CANADA PASSES THE SALT!

Canada Passes The Salt! (1959)

A look at work in the salt mine of Ojibway, Canada.

SALT

Salt (1940)

A look at how salt is mined, processed and packed in Winsford, Cheshire.

GUINEA GOLD

Guinea Gold (1940)

Mud and stones are dredged for gold in New Guinea.

SALT MINES

Salt Mines (1943)

Item showing salt being mined and packed in Punjab, India.

SAPPERS CLEAR OLD MINEFIELD

Sappers Clear Old Minefield (1956)

Royal Engineers disposal squads clear a seaside minefield which...

ENGLISH INDUSTRIAL, SLUM AND UNEMPLOYED SCENES

English Industrial, Slum And Unemployed Scenes (1935)

Great shots of industrial dereliction,...

CLEARING MINES BY WATER JET

Clearing Mines By Water Jet (1940)

Various shots of men clearing mines on a beach using detectors and...

MINE TRAINING

Mine Training (1959)

Italian students make a model of a mine to learn how it operates.

MINE DETECTION

Mine Detection (1945)

Mine clearing operation.

Continental Guests Visit FactorY

Continental Guests Visit Factory (1920-1929)

Guest from foreign countries visit factory in Britain.

STORMY SEAS / DEBRIS

Stormy Seas / Debris (1930-1939)

Good shots of waves crashing against the sea front.

DIAMOND MINING

Diamond Mining (1963)

A look at diamond mining in South Africa and some of the jewellery which is...

CHINA CLAY

China Clay (1964)

Clay is extracted from man-made pits then turned into powder in St Austell.

WORLD'S 4TH LARGEST DIAMOND

World's 4th Largest Diamond (1934)

Diamond as large as chicken egg is found in South African mine.

BORING FOR OIL

Boring For Oil (1936)

Engineers search for oil in England after petroleum soaked rocks are found near...

HAVOC OF THE STORM

Havoc Of The Storm (1931)

Heavy rain has caused a slag heap to slip into the village of Treorchy, South...

CANADIAN GOLD MINE RESCUE

Canadian Gold Mine Rescue (1936)

The two gold miners trapped underground are pulled to safety thanks to...

BLACK DIAMONDS

Black Diamonds (1932)

Good footage of a working coal mine in Bestwood, Nottingham.

GOLD! IN ABYSSINIA

Gold! In Abyssinia (1938)

Gold mining in Abyssinia in Ethiopia, Africa.

NATIVE RED CROSS WORKERS

Native Red Cross Workers (1928)

Teams of South African Red Cross workers compete in annual mine...

MINING

Mining (1938)

Out takes (cuts, rushes) for story about a mining disaster - could be Markham or Barnsley.

MINING ACCIDENT - BARNSLEY

Mining Accident - Barnsley (1938)

Scenes at a mining disaster at Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

PIT PONIES - CARDIFF

Pit Ponies - Cardiff (1938)

Pit ponies are allowed to gambol across a field before being taken to a Pit...

SEEING FOR HIMSELF

Seeing For Himself (1929)

Alderman Ben Turner inspects coal mine at Barmborough as part of his tour of...