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 with presentations on mining history
topics, amazing field trips to historical mining sites, and an array of social
functions; publishes a scholarly journal and a quarterly newsletter; and
provides a forum for networking and discussion of the history of mining both
on-line and off-line.

 

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!

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Mining History Association Annual Conference
June 6-9, 2019
Marquette, Michigan

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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
29th Annual Conference
Mining History Association

6-10 June 2019, Marquette, Michigan

The Program Committee of the Mining History Association invites proposals for individual presentations or complete sessions (includes Chair) on any topic or aspect of mining history. Sessions normally include three papers of twenty minutes each. There are no temporal or geographic limits. Presentations that address mining history around the Lake Superior basin, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and especially the iron and gold mining regions, are particularly welcome.

Proposals should include title of presentation and an abstract (not to exceed one page) for each presentation, plus biographical information about each presenter, including mailing/email address. Please send the written proposals via email attachment to Terry S. Reynolds (treynold@mtu.edu) by January 1, 2019. Submission by email is required.

 

The Program Committee for the MHA’s 2019 Marquette conference consists of: Terry Reynolds (Chair), Erik Nordberg, and Stephanie Saager-Bourret. 


ATTENTION CONFERENCE VENDORS

The Mining History Association will be meeting in Marquette, Michigan, June 6-9, 2019. On Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8, vendor tables will be available at $35 per table in a location adjacent to the session rooms. The MHA Conference attracts people from the United States and other countries who have an interest in mining history, mining-related books, artifacts and other collectable items. The MHA meetings generally attract upwards of 150 people. 

Interested vendors should contact Mark or Lynn Langenfeld: mha.mqt2019@gmail.com or 608-938-4142 by May 1, 2019.




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Robert Kennicott Mystery Solved.  The town and mines of Kennecott, Alaska and their next-door neighbor, the Kennicott Glacier, are named for the intrepid scientific explorer, Robert Kennicott.  His fateful journey to the mouth of the Yukon River in Russian America paved the way for the waves of prospectors and miners that would follow years later. The mystery of his death in 1866 along the bank of the Yukon River, once thought to be a suicide, has been solved by scientists at the National Museum of Natural History. (Photo courtesy Smithsonian Institution)


Virtual Tours of Kennecott, Alaska.
  Join MHA members, Johnny and Dawn Johnsson and Dick and Elna Hauck, as they tour the famous Kennecott Mill and Town Site in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.  Then explore the new Photo Galleries of the Kennecott Mines, Then and Now.

 

While you are in the mood for virtual tours, join MHA members, Mike and Pat Kaas, on their visit to the Independence Mine State Park.

International Mining History Conference, 2020.  Planning is now underway for the conference which will be held in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.  The dates are June 18-22, 2020.  The website should be coming soon.

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 Fairbanks Surprises. 

 

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