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Posts by PeteJ

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Topic: Overhearth Level Lead Mine (mine)
PeteJ

Forum: North East England   Posted: 11/12/2019 10:57:59   Subject: Overhearth Level Lead Mine (mine)
Jim

sent you extracts from the maps in Dunham and Johnson, The Geology of Moor House, 1963.
Topic: Nent Force Level
PeteJ

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/12/2019 14:54:06   Subject: Nent Force Level
[quote="royfellows"][quote="simonrl"]I read Mines of Alson Moor on holiday a few weeks back. Quite a piece of work, incredibly detailed.

The grid reference given suggests the portal is almo
Topic: Epsomite at Nenthead?
PeteJ

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/12/2019 14:46:09   Subject: Epsomite at Nenthead?
[quote="neutronix"]I guess it depends what you mean by research on epsomite - 257 peer reviewed publications listed on web of science (dated from 1900). Quite a number on its presence in acid mine dra
Topic: Epsomite at Nenthead?
PeteJ

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/12/2019 16:17:06   Subject: Epsomite at Nenthead?
Peter - not aware of any published research. As the others have already commented, it is relatively common throughout Alston Moor mines. In some places it is always to be found, whereas in other plac
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
PeteJ

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/11/2019 21:36:29   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
I hate to spoil the fun, but...
Coal mines will kill you, quickly..
It is frowned on by the Coal Authority, putting it mildly..
One death in a coal mine is not fun, it may cause far rea
Topic: how do i find old mines?
PeteJ

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/11/2019 15:43:52   Subject: how do i find old mines?
Join a club and get some experience and safety training
Topic: Nent Force Level
PeteJ

Forum: North West England   Posted: 21/11/2019 09:24:58   Subject: Nent Force Level
EA continue to be interested in the possibility of clearing out the whole level - purely a hypothetical idea at present. £££££
The entrance was badly damaged by quarrying and this has affected th
Topic: Brownley Hill Mine, Nenthead
PeteJ

Forum: North West England   Posted: 04/11/2019 21:03:09   Subject: Brownley Hill Mine, Nenthead
John - thankyou. My list to follow. Pete
Topic: Brownley Hill Mine, Nenthead
PeteJ

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/11/2019 13:55:21   Subject: Brownley Hill Mine, Nenthead
Thanks John.

I am also searching for mine company plans. We know about the three VMZ plans (1896, Ore reserves and abandonment), and there is KC Dunham's section of the main vein. Also ha
Topic: Brownley Hill Mine, Nenthead
PeteJ

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/11/2019 16:16:05   Subject: Brownley Hill Mine, Nenthead
Has anyone surveyed the workings of Brownley Hill Low Level, particularly the workings of the various Brownley Hill veins? I notice that the WCMRG recorded a lot of info on extracts from the VMZ Co su
Topic: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
PeteJ

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/09/2019 15:15:25   Subject: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
Just been experimenting with crow scarers. These generate a lot of smoke! Presumably plumbers smoke kits might be a better idea?
Topic: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
PeteJ

Forum: North East England   Posted: 12/09/2019 09:15:52   Subject: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
Reworked for fluorspar in the 1950s by George Ridley of Haltwhistle. he had a steel loading hopper at the entrance. The level was cleared out and railed. Retimbered in many places. Worked stopes on th
Topic: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
PeteJ

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/09/2019 21:02:36   Subject: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
1964.
Topic: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
PeteJ

Forum: North East England   Posted: 08/09/2019 19:36:39   Subject: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
I went in the level some time back. No bad air. Interesting fluorspar stopes above the level with very dark blue fluorite.
Topic: Sedling 1960 (photo)
PeteJ

Forum: North East England   Posted: 31/08/2019 17:42:46   Subject: Sedling 1960 (photo)
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This map extract may help. OS survey from 1919. Maps do not appear to be resurveyed until 1970, when all buildings have gone. The dressing plant
Topic: Coalcleugh (photo)
PeteJ

Forum: North East England   Posted: 31/08/2019 16:49:38   Subject: Coalcleugh (photo)
Low Blue Row is buried under the slime dumps from Barneycraig washing floors.
Topic: Calamine Mining in the 16thC
PeteJ

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/08/2019 21:32:31   Subject: Calamine Mining in the 16thC
Nenthead Fields veins were worked for calamine in the first part of the 1800s.
Topic: Calamine Mining in the 16thC
PeteJ

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/07/2019 20:58:00   Subject: Calamine Mining in the 16thC
[quote="John Lawson"][quote="PeteJ"][quote="Hattlebags"]Can anyone here help me with local info on mining for Calamine (Zinc Ores) in the 16th / 17th Century. This was used to alloy with copper to mak
Topic: Calamine Mining in the 16thC
PeteJ

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/07/2019 14:45:59   Subject: Calamine Mining in the 16thC
[quote="Hattlebags"]Can anyone here help me with local info on mining for Calamine (Zinc Ores) in the 16th / 17th Century. This was used to alloy with copper to make Brass. I believe the Mendips was t
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
PeteJ

Forum: Events   Posted: 02/07/2019 15:23:50   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
ROAD CLOSURE OVERNIGHT for repairs

A44 west of Llangurig 1900 to 0600hrs "until Saturday".
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
PeteJ

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/07/2019 11:41:24   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
We only have very limited space for camper vans, so it might be wiser to bring a tent.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
PeteJ

Forum: Events   Posted: 28/06/2019 20:53:41   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
[quote="PeteJ"]FOOD!
To all delegates at the NAMHO Conference

We can supply lunches on the Saturday and Sunday but needs to know approximate numbers. If you are planning to be at the H
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
PeteJ

Forum: Events   Posted: 24/06/2019 09:40:56   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
FOOD!
To all delegates at the NAMHO Conference

We can supply lunches on the Saturday and Sunday but needs to know approximate numbers. If you are planning to be at the Hall over luncht
Topic: Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
PeteJ

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/06/2019 19:07:57   Subject: Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
[quote="Hattlebags"]Reported that there has been another serious collapse blocking entry to or exit from Proud Flats. Please exercise great caution until this can be checked.

UPDATE : Seems
Topic: Scraithole portal (photo)
PeteJ

Forum: North East England   Posted: 27/05/2019 19:43:31   Subject: Scraithole portal (photo)
the shaft is still there, the tin has dissolved, ladders long gone, sheep only bones
Topic: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
PeteJ

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/05/2019 21:20:35   Subject: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
Jim

I have twice had the pleasure of surveying these culverts, most recently for the architect who oversaw the Barneycraig shop restoration. Your picture shows the culvert exit on the east
Topic: Nenthead mines - collapse
PeteJ

Forum: North West England   Posted: 06/05/2019 09:57:23   Subject: Nenthead mines - collapse
[quote="TheCret!n"]Any volunteers to lend a hand?

There must be someone - How many folk have travelled that passage in the past?
How about “putting something back in”?
Even if it
Topic: Sir Francis Level, query
PeteJ

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/04/2019 20:44:28   Subject: Sir Francis Level, query
[quote="christwigg"]I'm writing a little article about Sir Francis for a local society.
There's an often reproduced image from Hardys 'Hidden Side of Swaledale'

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Topic: Sir Francis Level, query
PeteJ

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/04/2019 15:57:01   Subject: Sir Francis Level, query
A survey was published in Cave Science some years ago. Can't remember whether it included a shaft section.
Topic: Wiregill Low Level
PeteJ

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/04/2019 15:55:58   Subject: Wiregill Low Level
[quote="PeteJ"]I have uploaded my sketch survey into Documents for Wiregill. Photo of old plan to follow.[/quote]

LLCo plan uploaded to documents
Topic: Wiregill Low Level
PeteJ

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/04/2019 15:40:16   Subject: Wiregill Low Level
I have uploaded my sketch survey into Documents for Wiregill. Photo of old plan to follow.
Topic: Wiregill Low Level
PeteJ

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/04/2019 14:15:17   Subject: Wiregill Low Level
Yes - photo of LLCo plan and sketch survey from c1970. will find and email to you.
Topic: North Pennines Mines Research Group
PeteJ

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/04/2019 13:56:28   Subject: North Pennines Mines Research Group
Meeting to discuss proposals, and to start a group.
Saturday 20th July 2019. 1100hrs - 1500hrs
St Johns Chapel Town Hall, Weardale.
Hot drinks provided.
Bring your lunch.
Cont
Topic: zinc mine
PeteJ

Forum: North East England   Posted: 08/03/2019 17:42:03   Subject: zinc mine
zinc! take a look at investor reports for the price of zinc metal, past and forecast. Increasing demand, and falling supply.
Topic: Beldy Level Garrigill
PeteJ

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/03/2019 17:38:36   Subject: Beldy Level Garrigill
John - we have copies of the CATMHS plans at Nenthead in the NMCS archive. We do not have a copy of the pic - I believe that there may be a copy in the Beamish archive, I guess an Arthur Roberts coll
Topic: Beldy Level Garrigill
PeteJ

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/03/2019 17:28:18   Subject: Beldy Level Garrigill
There is a plan in the CATMHS collection which shows all the levels in this area. There is also a modern survey of Thortergill Low Level in the same collection.

The washing floors, culvert
Topic: North Pennines Mines Research Group
PeteJ

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/02/2019 16:11:00   Subject: North Pennines Mines Research Group
A proposal:

1 Aim
Share information, advice and opinions about the North Pennines mining industries.

2 Scope
The North Pennine Orefield east of the River Eden, south o
Topic: North Pennines Mines Research group
PeteJ

Forum: North East England   Posted: 25/02/2019 16:07:41   Subject: North Pennines Mines Research group
A proposal:

1 Aim
Share information, advice and opinions about the North Pennines mining industries.

2 Scope
The North Pennine Orefield east of the River Eden, south o
Topic: zinc mine
PeteJ

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/02/2019 19:24:36   Subject: zinc mine
the borehole logs that were published did not show anything new.
Topic: zinc mine
PeteJ

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/02/2019 14:02:16   Subject: zinc mine
They spent all the capital. Drilling equipment was removed last year.
Topic: Number of working underground mines in the UK
PeteJ

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/12/2018 20:45:15   Subject: Number of working underground mines in the UK
[quote="Dr J"]Steering back on topic :tongue: answer probably best if listed, so, to start (ignoring tourist mines and purely as sites where resource being physically extracted):

Milldam F
Topic: Cornish Engines at Langley, nr Hexham
PeteJ

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/12/2018 17:42:49   Subject: Cornish Engines at Langley, nr Hexham
Many years ago, the late North Pennines Heritage Trust was offered the funds to buy Stublick colliery buildings at auction. The Trust was outbid at the sale. The buyer did not appear to know that the
Topic: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
PeteJ

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 03/12/2018 20:16:46   Subject: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
Just saw it on BBC England. Good stuff Roy! Even managed to get your age into the script...
Topic: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2019
PeteJ

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/11/2018 16:55:03   Subject: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2019
We need papers and presentations!

Conference will be hosted by the Cambrian Mines Trust
4-8th July 2019, at Llanafan, Ceredigion, Mid-Wales.

The theme will be - Mine explor
Topic: Torch (hand held) recommendation
PeteJ

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/11/2018 10:21:15   Subject: Torch (hand held) recommendation
Fenix LD60 is rugged, fits into hand, runs for days, good light spread, waterproof.
Topic: Cambokeel mine
PeteJ

Forum: North East England   Posted: 22/11/2018 10:14:44   Subject: Cambokeel mine
EA and Ca consulting on building a new treatment plant on site. I will scan the map and post here later today.
Topic: Nenthead Mill (mine)
PeteJ

Forum: North West England   Posted: 22/11/2018 10:12:55   Subject: Nenthead Mill (mine)
If you can come on Wednesday 6th December, we can provide a trip into Carrs Level. All easy walking, except for three companionway ladders to climb.
Topic: stone pillar (photo)
PeteJ

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/11/2018 17:16:25   Subject: stone pillar (photo)
FB comments received from Teesdale people include field drain pipe making at this site. Buried in the nettles is a solid wheel metal trolley that looks like a furnace trolley. We found a few bricks,
Topic: Hello from the Derwent Valley North Pennines
PeteJ

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 13/11/2018 14:53:20   Subject: Hello from the Derwent Valley North Pennines
Mike

NMRS 65 is available as a download. Well recommended. Also take a look at old OS maps on-line.
Most of the sites in the valley are not recorded. Shildon engine house was conserve
Topic: Remedial works on Garrigill Burn
PeteJ

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/11/2018 19:47:09   Subject: Remedial works on Garrigill Burn
The level is on the north side of the burn at NY7477 4236.
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