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 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!

Save the Date
Mining History Association
Annual Conference June 11-15, 2014
Trinidad, Colorado


These photographs are from the City Archivist in Sudbury Ontario, Canada with the following request:

“Our archives received a donation of several glass slides. These slides were created by E.A. Collins for a presentation made in 1933 at a Canadian [Institute of] Mining and Metallurgy meeting. All of the images were originally taken anywhere from 1883 to 1933 and many of them are of famous American mining pioneers (Europeans and Canadians are also included). I was hoping your organization might be able to help identify some of the people in these slides. I have already contacted the Canadian Mining and Metallurgy organization but since many of the images are of Americans, I was hoping you or other members of the Mining History Association would recognize them. Thank you for your help.”

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This postcard of the Old Dominion Mine and Smelter Complex provides a glimpse of a miner’s life in Globe, Arizona In the 1920’s. CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO SEE THE MESSAGE. For more about the historic Globe-Miami Mining District see the webpage from the 2006 MHA Conference.

(Postcard courtesy of Linnea Caivardinni)

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