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Author Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
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Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
Posted: 07/06/2017 22:55:31
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That's the idea, slight modification - direction and dip of drifts from end of anhydrite workings - of the 1970s NCB proposal. Difference is we would have been going into a mothballed mine to start up not an abandoned, flooded one

Still makes more sense than their original proposal for a drift near the Mainband site running well over a mile with none of the available onshore coal worked.
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Posted: 02/07/2017 17:59:55
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Latest core in progress - seems very close to the far workings of Croft and the aborted "South Development" of Haig.

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Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
Posted: 29/03/2018 20:01:36
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A recent hole by WCM -

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Photo/Drill-Rig-Above-Mainband_114787/

Mainband was in the trees below and right of the bungalow, between the rig and the proposed new mine is Wilson and Ladysmith. Strange place to be drilling......
IP: 109.154.95.189 Edited: 29/03/2018 20:02:48 by Buckhill
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Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
Posted: 09/04/2018 22:10:21
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Seems they are drilling this time for seam sample cores for sending to their prospective customers for trials as to quality. IP: 109.176.238.176
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