Mining Lore

Hard rock mining on the Rock

Cecilia Keating

Canadian hard rock miners carried out critical tunnelling work at Gibraltar during the Second World War

The mischievous Muki

Jordan Faries

In Andean folklore, a goblin with mysterious motives roams through the tunnels of underground mines

Heaven’s metals

Cecilia Keating

In ancient Egypt, gold and other metals had deep religious significance

Royal gold

Cecilia Keating

Welsh gold from the Dolgellau belt has been the source of royal jewelry for almost a century

The female pioneers of prospecting

Cecilia Keating

Female prospectors in the California, Klondike, and Nevada mining booms fought sexism and claim thieving to be taken seriously

Mining’s Bohemian boomtown

The tiny mining town of Joachimsthal was an inspiration for many famous scientists