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Miners Association

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The Miners' Association of Cornwall and Devon

The Miners Association was founded in 1858 by Robert Hunt FRS, and the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society. The Association was formed to create a body that would discuss, develop, address the needs and represent the hard rock mining industry within the south west region of the United Kingdom.[1][2]

Within the first year of existence The Association took the name Miners Association of Cornwall & Devonshire to also represent the interests of the mining community of the counties of Devon, which had strong links within Cornwall.[3]

Later the Miners Association changed its name to the Mining Institute.

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Sources of Information

  1. | Wikipedia
  2. The Engineer 1862/12/26
  3. | Wikipedia