Who We Are


The Mining History Association (MHA) is an organization of individuals interested in the history of mining and metallurgy. Members include independent scholars, laypersons, college and university professors, historians, miners, geologists, retired mining industry personnel, and many others.



What We Do


The MHA holds an annual meeting, publishes a scholarly journal and a quarterly newsletter, and provides a forum for networking and discussion of the history of mining. 


Why is Mining History Important?

History buffs from academics to amateurs are frequently asked what they like about mining history. CLICK HERE to see how MHA members are answering these questions.

We invite you to join us today in the

discovery of our mining past!


Mining History Association Annual Conference
June 6-10, 2018
Deadwood, South Dakota

CLICK HERE for the latest information.

CLICK HERE For Photos From
The 2017 Fairbanks Conference

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Photos from Fairbanks
New photo galleries are on-line from 2017 Annual Conference in Fairbanks. Check the Fairbanks web page to see what’s new.

Don’t miss the special new pages on MHA member visits to the Kennecott Mine and Mill, the Independence Mine State Park, and Fairbanks Surprises.
There is still time to share your favorite photos by sending them via email to Mike Kaas, the MHA Web Coordinator.

Changing your Address? There is a new procedure for changing your address. Please send all address changes to Rebecca Lange, Membership Chair, at Mining History Association, P.O. Box 6356, Boise, Idaho 83770.


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