Sunday Stone: an enduring metaphor of mining diseases and underground mining conditions

  title={Sunday Stone: an enduring metaphor of mining diseases and underground mining conditions},
  author={John Pearn and Christopher Gardner‐Thorpe},
Abstract The occupational hazards of miners include acute trauma and death from rock falls, water inundation, explosions and the long-term effects of progressive pulmonary disease. One of the most evocative of records of the dust-laden atmosphere in which coalminers work is Sunday Stone. Specimens of Sunday Stone are preserved in the Great North Museum, the ‘Hancock’, managed by Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Sunday Stone is the name given to calcareous deposits that… 

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