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Siège Simon

Siège Simon was one of the largest coal mines in the Lorraine region of France. Geological surveys between 1817 and 1849 identified coal deposits. The…

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White Bay Power Station (Australia). Photo credit: Andrew Mitchell

White Bay

White Bay is a significant item of industrial heritage associated with the evolving pattern of power generation in NSW and Australia. It is characteristic of…


São Domingos

The São Domingos Mine is an abandoned open-pit mine in Alentejo’s Corte do Pinto, the first place in Portugal to have electric lighting. The Romans mined in the São Domingos area…


Dallol

Dallol is a village located in the Danakil Desert, northern Ethiopia. Known as the hottest place year-round on Earth, Dallol holds the official record for…


Cockatoo Island Crane. Photo credit: Boyd159

Cockatoo Island

Located in Sydney Harbour, Australia, Cockatoo Island, between 1839 and 1869, operated as a convict penal establishment, for convicts who had re-offended in the colonies….


Humberstone and Santa Laura

Two former saltpeter refineries located in northern Chile, in the Atacama Desert. Founded in 1872, the Saltpeter works and the towns constructed around them became obsolete fifty years later, after two…


Nuttallburg

Nuttallburg, West Virginia, USA, owes its name to English entrepreneur John Nuttall, who saw a golden opportunity in the coal-rich New River gorge and began…


Bois du Cazier

The history of the Bois du Cazier coal mining site dates back to a 1822 concession, in which a transcription error caused the name of…