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Topic: Old Quarry.
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/09/2018 16:26:55   Subject: Old Quarry.
It is a long time since I was in north Derbyshire!
Paradoxically around the time this photo was taken!
I think it was one of the oencuts near the head of Pindale, associated with the eastern
Topic: Tilberthwaite Mine Video
John Lawson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/09/2018 20:22:57   Subject: Tilberthwaite Mine Video
Well done Paul & friends, it is pleasing that you have taken the time to video the major work that CAT have carried out in this mine.
They have set a ‘digging Standard’ that is difficult to appre
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 10/09/2018 16:10:32   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
Sirius ‘s problems are compounded when you realise that there are potentially other K deposits, which also need development
.
Most of these are opencast which look a lot more attractive tha
Topic: Miners Tools.
John Lawson

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 06/09/2018 07:55:42   Subject: Miners Tools.
Contrary to what Roy has posted, I always thought, that Poll picks were of a German origin,
Most of the original miners in this country came from that country!
Topic: Historic Wyoming gold mining town opens tunnel that had been undisturbed for 150 years
John Lawson

Forum: North America   Posted: 27/08/2018 19:33:22   Subject: Historic Wyoming gold mining town opens tunnel that had been undisturbed for 150 years
Chalcocite,
With a Trump in charge you could not bank on your apparent optimism!
Topic: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 24/08/2018 09:02:28   Subject: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
Well done Mark et al, seems as if you might be getting some serious stuff moved to where it should be!
Ie, out of the way of mine explorers.
Keep it up!
Topic: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
John Lawson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/08/2018 20:05:47   Subject: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
Roy I still wonder at how you manage to do these things by yourself!
Well done!
As you mentioned it was a few years ago when I suggested we should look at the stope in the roof inbye of Mitc
Topic: Tilberthwaite Copper Mine Info
John Lawson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/08/2018 19:05:41   Subject: Tilberthwaite Copper Mine Info
Paul All CAt’s work is faithfully written up their journal.
Topic: Middleton Limestone Quarry
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/07/2018 19:44:46   Subject: Middleton Limestone Quarry
This underground mine was commenced by a Company called Derbyshire Stone, after they had finished their underground work at the Riber Mine, the miners more or less transferring across to the new Mine.
Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
John Lawson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/07/2018 19:30:02   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead
Roy, this is my point with the video camera.
Once you can identify a thief, then the police have to do something, but without proof, they simply, do not want to know.
A private prosecution w
Topic: Driving adits & shafts (was 'Hi')
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/07/2018 20:05:52   Subject: Driving adits & shafts (was 'Hi')
As I understand it always, they fired gunpowder at the end of the day then returned the next one, assuming the’stour’ had disaappated over night.
In a long drive, bellows would used, then water b
Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
John Lawson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 23/07/2018 20:01:02   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead
I agree with both of you!
Problem is how to prevent these items being stolen?
Is it a video camera?
Since this could be concealed fairly easily?
Alternatively could this polypropyl
Topic: Hi from Angus
John Lawson

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/07/2018 20:20:49   Subject: Hi from Angus
Hi Steve, hope you enjoy the site.
John Lawson
Topic: Hard level
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/07/2018 21:01:04   Subject: Hard level
As I understand it this air shaft was blocked by the mid 60’s and was cleared by Earby,
They did a very good job, in my opinion, since it has remained open since that time.
I agree it gettin
Topic: Blagill Mine Overview (photo)
John Lawson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/07/2018 20:04:28   Subject: Blagill Mine Overview (photo)
I remember what the late Ivor Brown told me in the early 1970’s.
He stated that the coal board(N.C.B.) had extensively looked at the Alston area as a potential semi-anthracite prospect.
How
Topic: Talybont, Wilkinsons Level.
John Lawson

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 02/07/2018 22:03:24   Subject: Talybont, Wilkinsons Level.
Looks as usual Roy, you have carried out a very good job,
Well done
Topic: Hartsop
John Lawson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 18/06/2018 19:07:33   Subject: Hartsop
As was stated CaT have had a few meets there which were written up the journal.
Topic: Hi all
John Lawson

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 17/06/2018 21:49:08   Subject: Hi all
Hi,
Obvious mine area to visit in Scotland is the Leadhills Wanlockhead Lead/old mining area.
Have fun, regard, John Lawson
Topic: Mine water clean up.
John Lawson

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 16/06/2018 20:36:50   Subject: Mine water clean up.
It will be interesting to see if some mining company uses this technique to access Cu ions.
Instead of the usual scrap iron process?
Topic: Site outage - 31st May to 1st June
John Lawson

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 01/06/2018 20:51:49   Subject: Site outage - 31st May to 1st June
I noticed I couldn’t access the site last night,but thought nothing of it.
As financial stuff, I assume is not on this site, then whilst it had been a nuisance for us it presumably isn’t a financ
Topic: Greenside mine book
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/05/2018 19:33:02   Subject: Greenside mine book
A few years ago, Dickie Bird persuaded his wife to start, reprinting, Memoirs of the Geological Survey, which originally were printed just after the First World War.
These books, were long out of
Topic: Greenside mine book
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/05/2018 20:59:47   Subject: Greenside mine book
Mike,
Hopefully you may reprint other titles that are going ballistic as well!
Good luck with your ideas.
Topic: South Crofty looking for money!
John Lawson

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/05/2018 19:43:49   Subject: South Crofty looking for money!
According to Today’s Times, the Canadian owner of this mine are looking to get British Investors to buy shares in this company.
So all you South West types, now is the opportunity, to change all
Topic: Earthquake a Polish Coal mine
John Lawson

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 14/05/2018 19:27:06   Subject: Earthquake a Polish Coal mine
Latest update, mines rescue have recovered 2 bodies, but a third miner had still to be accounted for.
Topic: Hello from cornwall
John Lawson

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 11/05/2018 20:53:48   Subject: Hello from cornwall
Hi Simon & Karl,
Us old ones appreciate the way this site is closely monitored and kept up to date, and hopefully user friendly!
If occasionally mistakes are made then this user would add ev
Topic: Damage at Carrs Mine at Nenthead
John Lawson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/05/2018 19:46:32   Subject: Damage at Carrs Mine at Nenthead
Sorry to hear about this Peter.
There is no easy way of preventing this type of stuff, except, by installing video cameras of some description. Clearly even that would not deter them, but you cou
Topic: Mine water clean up.
John Lawson

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 08/05/2018 19:40:21   Subject: Mine water clean up.
Chris’s post was pretty interesting.
It would appear to me that this ‘new charcoal ‘ has a lot going for it as it also acts as an ion exchange resin.
This means that some of presumably the ‘
Topic: Earthquake a Polish Coal mine
John Lawson

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 06/05/2018 22:07:07   Subject: Earthquake a Polish Coal mine
An earthquake had trapped 7 miners underground.
Apparently they have now rescued 3 of them.
Hopefully the remaining 4 will also be found in good health.
Topic: New Member saying helo from North Wales..
John Lawson

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 05/05/2018 21:03:04   Subject: New Member saying helo from North Wales..
Hi Weshken,
You certainly have come the right place.
I am sure, the welsh mine explorers will be only to keen to give you lots of assistance.
Age is only relative, I am still at Mine ex
Topic: Mine water clean up.
John Lawson

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 05/05/2018 20:59:58   Subject: Mine water clean up.
John I had not realised what effort, had already been carried out into trying to clean up mine effluent.
You certainly made an impressive start.
Well done!
Topic: Hi, New Member here
John Lawson

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 05/05/2018 16:32:40   Subject: Hi, New Member here
Hi Jim,
You are lucky you can see the sun!
In our part of Scotland it seems to have disappeared under a pile of cloud!
Not dissimilar to the Harr and Fret that you get inshore off the N
Topic: Historic Photographs Of Heights (album)
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 02/05/2018 19:43:05   Subject: Historic Photographs Of Heights (album)
Hi Spar lad,
You are correct the dumps from North Vein did mingle a little with those of West Cross Vein, but when I was there in the 60’s it appeared then, that there was a ‘gap’ between the two
Topic: Historic Photographs Of Heights (album)
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/04/2018 20:19:00   Subject: Historic Photographs Of Heights (album)
Hi Jim,
Think that these are the dumps associated with Heights West Cross Vein, situated in the higher reaches of Park Burn.
As peter J. has already commented there are a lot more holes here
Topic: Cononish Gold Mine
John Lawson

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 21/04/2018 20:58:08   Subject: Cononish Gold Mine
I think they just object to any development in the Highlands.
As I understand it the company is still looking for a major cash injection to make the mine a real goer.
Topic: Minworth
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/04/2018 23:05:04   Subject: Minworth
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.
Topic: Lichen as guide to chronology
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/04/2018 19:16:25   Subject: Lichen as guide to chronology
Jim,
No doubt that after an extensive hushing period, probably even years after they had stopped doing it, I think we can assume, debris, would, still be washed down from it.
My guess is thi
Topic: Lichen as guide to chronology
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/04/2018 19:39:08   Subject: Lichen as guide to chronology
Hi Jim,
As Justin states as a footnote to his submission, note the the use of the word ‘hush’.
Basically we are at cross purposes, the hushing I described is what traditionally was carried o
Topic: Lichen as guide to chronology
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/04/2018 19:32:01   Subject: Lichen as guide to chronology
Jim,
I understood that litigation had more or less stopped Hushing by the early part of the nineteenth century.
Topic: Hi, New Member here
John Lawson

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 02/04/2018 19:27:15   Subject: Hi, New Member here
Hi Dan,
Great to have you on site, hope you will enjoy it.
I know that Tomnadashan was mentioned, as I have visited it a few times, I would just add please check with the farmer first.
Topic: Coate Moor Ironstone Mine, Kildale, North Yorks.
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/04/2018 21:40:07   Subject: Coate Moor Ironstone Mine, Kildale, North Yorks.
Hi Simon, sorrto hear about the troubles at your show mine.
Unfortunately out in the big world people think that your group must be hiding precious stones and gold in the mine.
So they have
Topic: Minworth
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/03/2018 22:38:06   Subject: Minworth
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!
Topic: Site description
John Lawson

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 29/03/2018 19:26:58   Subject: Site description
I have recently acquired an old copy of underground in Furness.
I have never visited the area, but the late Eric Holland’s descriptions of the sites, mines and caves are excellent.
Even to s
Topic: Site description
John Lawson

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 26/03/2018 19:51:31   Subject: Site description
This is a good suggestion, I know from a deep,personal experience of trying to find a mine entrance in Yorkshire, how difficult this can be!
In fact I had got to the stage of believing that the
Topic: Communicating in shafts
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/03/2018 20:11:06   Subject: Communicating in shafts
In the earlier times, Robert & I set up a winch on the Wellhope shaft.
Previous visitors had used a field telephone, but we decided to use walkie-talkies.
We found that in this particulsr sh
Topic: Communicating in shafts
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/03/2018 19:14:09   Subject: Communicating in shafts
Robert has told me our walkitalkies, were cheap but unfortunately came from Maplins.
So my advice is, if anyone is interested get yourself down there and hopefully you may get a bargain.
I n
Topic: Communicating in shafts
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/03/2018 19:25:59   Subject: Communicating in shafts
We have used walkie-talkies fairly recently, indeed last year!
On a large 30m+ Shaft in Ireland, other than old guy who is writing this and inclined to make mistakes with new technology, it worke
Topic: Nenthead and the Snow
John Lawson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/03/2018 08:41:52   Subject: Nenthead and the Snow
One mistake I noticed in this account I referred to Thomas Hethrington it should read as manyreaders will know already it is George Hethrington.
The name Dodd level which joins Scraithole mine to
Topic: Nenthead and the Snow
John Lawson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 06/03/2018 19:36:41   Subject: Nenthead and the Snow
Hi Roy,
Nice that you have kept this stuff I sent you years ago.This file that Peter has uplifted makes very interesting reading, hence my question on the copying of it!
I did notice copies
Topic: Nenthead and the Snow
John Lawson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 05/03/2018 22:00:49   Subject: Nenthead and the Snow
Hi Peter,
Glad to see you have posted up what maps the society presumably holds, are you making copies available?
Topic: Nenthead and the Snow
John Lawson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 05/03/2018 19:30:50   Subject: Nenthead and the Snow
Have noticed in the main news that Nenthead and a few other villages in Cumbria have been completely cut off by the snow.
Reminds me of times gone by!
Except on previous occasions, villagers
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