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Happy birthday to us

This week, on August 29 to be exact, this remarkable journal will be 180 years old, having published well over 9,300 weekly additions. Its birth coincided, more or less, with the start of modern mining.

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A large number of important inventions were introduced in the 1830s, and it is clear from the early issues that the founders – led by the first editor, Henry English – realised they were witness...