Sunday, August 12, 2007

In the News -- Crandall Canyon Mine

Looking for more technical information than is commonly found in news reports? Try the Mine Safety and Health Administration pages for this incident or the general MSHA page.

For books about previous mine accidents, try Some books you might want to check out are:

Death underground : the Centralia and West Frankfort mine disasters,

The deep dark : tragedy and redemption in America's richest silver mine,

Fire and brimstone : the North Butte mining disaster of 1917

Last man out [the story of the Springhill Mine Disaster]

For general coal mining information search for coal mines and mining. A couple of books, recently added to the Devereaux Library, Hard at the rock itself and Hole in the Ground with a Liar at the Top: Fraud and Deceit in the Golden Age of American Mining are worth a look as well.

The Devereaux Library also has a number of mining and geology related databases and journals. For research assistance contact the library.