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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.
Topic: Remedial works on Garrigill Burn
PeteJ

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/11/2018 14:09:00   Subject: Remedial works on Garrigill Burn
This is an EA project managed by the Coal Authority. The objective is to reduce the amount of mine dump material entering the burn and causing pollution throughout the length of the River Tyne ( Inclu
Topic: Rampgill Firestone level - calendar caption query
PeteJ

Forum: North West England   Posted: 31/10/2018 23:12:42   Subject: Rampgill Firestone level - calendar caption query
The level is driven on Rampgill vein, not parallel.
Topic: Presser Mine shaft planning application
PeteJ

Forum: North East England   Posted: 27/10/2018 18:18:46   Subject: Presser Mine shaft planning application
Noted. The buildings are immediately adjacent to the shaft top, and yet this is mentioned in only one document. I have passed comments onto the local parish council.
Topic: Presser Mine shaft planning application
PeteJ

Forum: North East England   Posted: 23/10/2018 20:41:45   Subject: Presser Mine shaft planning application
I agree with you about the chimney. Quite different design to the rest of the buildings, and resembles the smelting mill chimney design.
Topic: Presser Mine shaft planning application
PeteJ

Forum: North East England   Posted: 22/10/2018 21:48:00   Subject: Presser Mine shaft planning application
https://publicaccess.durham.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=PEP0J0GDN0M00&activeTab=summary

Planning application on the Durham CC website about changing the use of t
Topic: Rampgill Level
PeteJ

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/10/2018 21:40:59   Subject: Rampgill Level
Caplecleugh level is always wet!
Topic: Rampgill Level
PeteJ

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/10/2018 20:06:56   Subject: Rampgill Level
Thanks for your thoughts. The question was posed by the EA team.
I will ask them for comparable data about water flow.

Rainfall after November 2017 appeared to be well below the a
Topic: Rampgill Level
PeteJ

Forum: North West England   Posted: 29/09/2018 17:17:00   Subject: Rampgill Level

Any suggestions for what may have caused the spike in zinc content?

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Topic: NORTHERN IRELAND MINES ACCESS
PeteJ

Forum: Northern Ireland   Posted: 07/09/2018 12:42:29   Subject: NORTHERN IRELAND MINES ACCESS
Thankyou!
Topic: Caves
PeteJ

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 01/09/2018 11:44:16   Subject: Caves ?
Maybe some closet cavers but they have plenty of their own forums.
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