Other Mining History Groups
- American Mining History Association
- National Association of Mining History Organisations – NAMHO is a national body for mining history in the UK and Ireland with over 50 members including societies and museums.
- South Australian Mining History Association – the SAMH is a group focussed on the mining history and relevant aspects in South Australia.
- The Australian Prospectors and Miners Hall of Fame – a virtual web-based resource which recognises and provides information on the heritage of Australian prospectors and miners.
General History Websites
- Earth Sciences History Group – the Earth Sciences History Group of the GSA Inc. was founded in 1984 with one of its aims the preservation of the heritage relating to earth science history including old mining sites.
- Historic Studies Group – Geological Society of New Zealand, concerned with the history of the Earth Sciences in New Zealand.
- The Australian Historical Association – a national association of historians – academic, professional and other – working in all fields of history. The AHA holds an annual conference and administers a portfolio of prizes, awards and grants.
- The New Zealand Historical Association – through its website and conferences, along with advocacy and lobbying, the NZHA aims to promote historical study, teaching and research.
- The New Zealand Federation of Historical Societies – aims to foster and stimulate interest in New Zealand history in general, and in the activities and objectives of historical and kindred societies in New Zealand.
Other Mining and Minerals Related Websites
- AusIMM Heritage Committee – information on minerals industry heritage designed to encourage conservation of significant sites, documents and objects.
- Australian Atlas of Minerals Resources, Mines and Processing Centres – information about different mineral resources with maps of locations of major mines and processing centres.
- Minerals Down Under – for students, a series of interactiv
- e fact sheets prepared by the Minerals Council of Australia
- Geological Sites of NSW – iconic and significant geological sites in NSW.
- The Pleural Mesothelioma Center (PleuralMesothelioma.com)’
Mining Museums and Displays
- Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum – also known as the GeoCentre this geological science museum represents the rich mineral history of Broken Hill. The centre’s hand-on displays highlight the history of the planet and the science of crystals.
- Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum – situated in Bathurst, NSW this museum is the home of the internationally renowned Somerville Collection, the lifetime work of Warren Somerville AM. It is housed in the 1876 Public School building which is fitted out with the stunningly beautiful exhibitions.
- Australian Opal Centre – at Lightning Ridge on the edge of outback NSW an extraordinary national monument is taking shape – a world class, energy-efficient underground building to house the new Australian Opal Centre – open Monday to Saturday at 3/11 Morilla St, Lightning Ridge.
- Emmaville Mining Museum – this unique museum in the rural township of Emmavimineral collection, as well as the Jillet, Gilbey, Ellis, Schumacher, Trethewey, Hermann and Maskey collections.
- Great Cobar Heritage Centre – this excellent museum and visitors centre is the former Administration Building (circa 1910) of the Great Cobar Copper Mine. The Centre captures the essence of Cobar, housing an outstanding collection of exhibits which date from 1869 to the present day.
- Herberton Mining Museum – the Herberton Mining Museum and Visitor Centre provides and excellent interpretation (with guided walks) of the mining history of the Atherton region of tropical North Queensland. It also showcases the present town and its beautiful surroundings.
- Moonta Mines Museum – at Moonta, South Australia, in the heart of Australia’s Little Cornwall this museum houses thematic displays on the Cornish miners’ lifestyles. Nearby there are outdoor displays, walks and a guided train trip through the relics of the adjacent copper mines.
- Museum of the Goldfields – The Museum of the Goldfields in Kalgoorllie, showcases the rich history of Western Australia’s Eastern Goldfields, the city’s mining heritage and its unique role in the development of the mining industry.
- Sovereign Hill – Australia’s foremost outdoor museum, re-creates Ballarat’s first ten years after the discovery of gold in 1851 when thousands of international adventurers rushed to the Australian goldfields in search of fortune.
- Goldfields Mining Centre – Located on the banks of the spectacular Kawarau River,Central Otago, the Goldfields Mining Centre is an historic reserve set aside by New Zealand’s Department of Conservation to preserve an authentic mining site where gold has been mined for over 100 years and can still be found in the rocks & gravels of this unique area.
- Goldmine Experience Thames – In the historic goldmining town of Thames, Coromandel Peninsula, the Goldmine Experience has guided and self-guided tours through operating 19th century gold-mining machinery and an underground visit into one of the richest goldmines of the time. There is also, a large photo display of early hotels and mines. Try your luck at gold panning.
- Shanty Town Heritage Park – a leading New Zealand culture and heritage attraction. Made up of over 30 historic buildings it is a faithfully recreated 19th century gold rush town with a fascinating mix of experience and displays.
- Thames School of Mines – Step back in time to the 1880s and learn about the history and science of gold mining. Also see the mineral museum, one of the most significant mineralogical collections in the southern hemisphere.
- Waihi Arts Centre and Museum ‘Where the real gold lies’ – presents the history of the gold mining era (1880’s – 1950’s) in the Karangahake and Waihi area. Also features a regularly changing series of local and travelling art and craft exhibitions.
- Coaltown – in Westport this heritage experience tells the story of industry and development in this unique Northern West Coast environment. The museum takes you on a journey through gold rush days to settling of the district and the early development of the mining industry, the lifestyle/living conditions of its people, the geology of coal, extraction and transport.