Matthias Dunn (1788 – 10 September 1869) was an Inspector of Mines in the North-east of England, United Kingdom during the 19th century. He lived at Stella Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne, and owned a quarter share in the Stargate Pit which was the site of the Stargate Pit Explosion of 1826.
Dunn tried to improve safety in mines
Publications by Matthias Dunn
- "An Historical, Geological and descriptive View of the Coal Trade of the North of England", printed 1844
- "Report upon the Inspection of Collieries in the Counties of Durham, Northumberland and Cumberland and the Mining Districts of Scotland" 1851
- "A Treatise on the Winning and Working of Collieries; including numerous statistics regarding ventilation and the prevention of accidents in mines, and illustrated with explanatory engravings and colliery plans" 1852
- "How to Prevent Accidents in Collieries", 1855
- "Sundry memoranda of my own transactions and other occurrences in the coal trade of Newcastle-on-Tyne, in the manner of a journal for the year commencing this day, Wallsend, 1 Jan 1812"
- Durham Mining Museum website, entries for Matthias Dunn
- Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum, East Lothian
- North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers - entries for M. Dunn