This book has been a life long work learning and collating information about the mining industry, it’s past, present and future possibilities. Mining has globally played an important part in the development and economies on many countries and communities and provided a vast array of our daily products from jewellery to salt on our table to construction materials.
The author has worked in the industry for over 45 years from his early days underground in the coal tunnelling industry in the north east of England to being very proud of his directorship in the international mining consultancy, Wardell Armstrong. He has travelled and worked in some fascinating places including mines in Australia, Central Europe and China always collating information that could tell the story of the mining industry.
It is hoped this book will give you an insight into the many facets of the industry, it’s people and communities and its importance in the lives of us all.