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John Lawson

Joined: 09/12/2010
Location: Castle Douglas Dumfries & Galloway

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Minworth
Posted: 31/03/2018 22:38:06
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Hi folks, just wondering if anyone can shed light on the demise of this company?
When I first started really getting into mine exploration, this was the company that was up and going places!
They took over mines from whoever, and when we first went to Strontian were running the operations there.
They had operstions in various parts of the Pennines, but I heard that they came to grief by operating a fluorspar plant in Newfoundland, that simply did not yield enough spar at the right price?
It was this company that cleartge Carrock Mine site, however would like to know if anyone can add a little more details?
Thanks, John
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Posted: 01/04/2018 19:40:25
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A quote from SubBrit, not sure if it helps at all.

"One Friday in 1991 The Minworth Group went bankrupt and all their sites were abandoned. Two or three years later Sherburn Stone which is a quarrying company based at Sherburn Hill near Durham took over the mining rights but only operated the Grove Rake/Frazers Hush complex for a short period. Sherburn Stone cannibalised Cambokeels to keep Grove Rake running."
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Posted: 03/04/2018 22:55:57
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I used to live near Minworth, a small village East of Birmingham with a metal processing company; Minworth Metals. This company processed scrap, operated a couple of mines and were involved in metal powder processing. Were taken over by Metals and Alloys in 1989 and that company failed from low price foreign competition in the early 1990s


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Posted: 07/04/2018 08:07:58
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John - The problem that Minworth had at Carrock was limitations on disposal of tailings. After they had filled their permitted surface facility they started pumping into the No. 2 South Level on Harding Vein which quickly filled. After this they had no further locations and gas generation in the UG tailings became an issue which began to impact on UG operations. I understand at the time they had plans for a new crosscut from lower down the Grainsghyll valley to come under the No. 2 (Canadian Level) by around 75m which would have opened significant backs on all productive veins, and in addition the new veins discovered when constructing the mill platform, and probably to the maximum depth of economic W mineralization. However as no permission for an additional TMF could be obtained the mine became exhausted and the inevitable closure occurred. IP: 92.251.234.148
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Posted: 07/04/2018 23:05:04
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Hi Minegeo,
Thanks for the info on Carrock Mine. It seems that they lost a lot of money on this and other mining ventures, which ultimately ‘killed’ the company.
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