Kentucky Tourism

Eastern Mining Collectors Association 6th Annual Spring Meet and Show Olive Hill, KY


The Eastern Mining Collectors Association is a group dedicated to the preservation and understanding of America’s rich mining heritage through collection and preservation of mining artifacts. Mining artifacts collectors from all around the country will be meeting to buy, sell, trade and horse trade various mining artifacts from both the coal mining and hard rock mining (gold, silver, copper) regions of the USA. Artifacts will include not only mine lighting (oil wicks, carbide lamps, miners candle sticks/candles) but will run the gamut to items related to blasting, testing, marketing, photographs, etc. The event is free and open to the public and we wish to stress that anyone that has the slightest interest in a rich yet sometimes misunderstood part of American history to please stop by and see what it really takes to light/heat your home when you come home and flip the switch.  For more information visit us on the web at or call 937-367-6295.

We also encourage current & retired miners and their families to stop by and see what we are collecting and tell us some of your insights about working underground in the coal mines. We are preserving a great part of American history one lamp or one blasting machine at a time and we are very passionate about what we do.

Colin Gatland
Phone: (937) 367-6295
Apr 07, 2018