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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?

[link]116133[linkphoto]116133[/linkphoto][/link]
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.
Topic: Tynehead Smelt Mill
PeteJ

Forum: North West England   Posted: 27/08/2018 12:40:00   Subject: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Yes - Whin sill exposure downstream, and Cleveland Dyke upstream from the Mill.
Allenscleugh Low level NY 7590.3690 (1973) Open
Middle Level NY7650 3635 ditto Open
High Leve
Topic: Tynehead Smelt Mill
PeteJ

Forum: North West England   Posted: 27/08/2018 11:20:21   Subject: Tynehead Smelt Mill
[photo]115923[/photo]

Added another piece of info. The image is in the historic images folder.
Topic: Tynehead Smelt Mill
PeteJ

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/08/2018 14:07:07   Subject: Tynehead Smelt Mill
It may well be.....
Topic: Tynehead Smelt Mill
PeteJ

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/08/2018 11:49:20   Subject: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Jim - I have added the location to the index, and added a scanned image. P
Topic: Smallcleugh dig, sherpa event
PeteJ

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/08/2018 11:37:31   Subject: Smallcleugh dig, sherpa event
Mike

Nick and co. were the people who measured the length of the fall using a rebar. Our Shropshire and Forest people are active members off NMCS and have recently stayed for a week in the
Topic: Hard level
PeteJ

Forum: North East England   Posted: 12/07/2018 23:07:41   Subject: Hard level
This is an air shaft to surface. I remember it being bit of a problem in 1961.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
PeteJ

Forum: Events   Posted: 09/06/2018 15:35:11   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
[quote="royfellows"]I think information should be freely available without having to ask. 'Asking' could be perceived as attempting to take advantage.
Also, 'ask who'. Was there someone in overal
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
PeteJ

Forum: Events   Posted: 28/05/2018 21:23:47   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
Start time is 1430 - take a look at your booking on the Conference website - all options are displayed.
Topic: Damage at Carrs Mine at Nenthead
PeteJ

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/05/2018 20:22:57   Subject: Damage at Carrs Mine at Nenthead
[quote="royfellows"]Its annoys everybody except the kind of morons who do this sort of thing.

The old gate on Jacks at Box stone mines only needed a 17mm Allen key to open, and yet people u
Topic: Damage at Carrs Mine at Nenthead
PeteJ

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/05/2018 19:57:21   Subject: Damage at Carrs Mine at Nenthead
[quote="Mr Mike"]Absolute *ankers Pete. As you say no need for it.

Just a different take on it - do you know if it was some 'ME's" as there has been a spate of 'scape metal' collectors oper
Topic: Damage at Carrs Mine at Nenthead
PeteJ

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/05/2018 14:24:13   Subject: Damage at Carrs Mine at Nenthead
Members will wish to note that person/s unknown have entered Carrs Mine at Nenthead without asking for permission, and have damaged a safety barrier.
This annoys me because (1) if you had asked,
Topic: Narrow gauge sack truck: transporting sand bags UG
PeteJ

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 28/04/2018 16:50:55   Subject: Narrow gauge sack truck: transporting sand bags UG
wheelbarrow wheels minus tyre fitted on a suitable axle and platform have been used in Weardale.
Topic: Site description
PeteJ

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 27/03/2018 11:09:57   Subject: Site description
Thankyou
Topic: Site description
PeteJ

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 27/03/2018 10:01:18   Subject: Site description
Thanks Roy. I want to edit three mines into one - who do I communicate with?
Topic: Site description
PeteJ

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 27/03/2018 09:58:57   Subject: Site description
and I cannot see who are the regional editors for England....
Topic: Radon
PeteJ

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2018 20:20:24   Subject: Radon
Good point Mark. I had one monitor in Carrs level main drive which connects with Rampgill and Smallcleugh. The draught regularly changes direction.

I might put a monitor in a section
Topic: Radon
PeteJ

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/03/2018 14:20:47   Subject: Radon
Mike - Yes - even in very draughty places.

Topic: Radon
PeteJ

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/03/2018 20:43:47   Subject: Radon
There are changes to the regs about radon in the workplace. I aim presently working my way through the 190 pages of guidance.(for Carrs Mine at Nenthead). Anyone using a mine as a workplace eg tourist
Topic: Killhope Photo
PeteJ

Forum: North West England   Posted: 15/03/2018 22:42:31   Subject: Killhope Photo
Correct
Topic: NAMHO Conference Proceedings 2015-2018
PeteJ

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/03/2018 19:38:03   Subject: NAMHO Conference Proceedings 2015-2018
[quote="Graigfawr"]The latest NAMHO conference proceedings to be published are for the 2014 conference, and there seems to be no hints on the NAMHO website clarifying whether later conferences will ha
Topic: PRACTICAL INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY
PeteJ

Forum: Events   Posted: 08/03/2018 20:15:49   Subject: PRACTICAL INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY
This practical course based at Plas Tan y Bwlch has been studying and recording the remains of the North Wales Slate Industry for many years now. We are currently operating at the quarries west of Ll
Topic: Nenthead and the Snow
PeteJ

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/03/2018 14:23:41   Subject: Nenthead and the Snow
[quote="PeteJ"]Searching the document: when downloaded, I am able to search the excel document ( on a mac). Let me know if this does not work for you and we will investigate.

Scanning: we
Topic: Nenthead and the Snow
PeteJ

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/03/2018 14:22:09   Subject: Nenthead and the Snow
Searching the document: when downloaded, I am able to search the excel document ( on a mac). Let me know if this does not work for you and we will investigate.

Scanning: we do have some d
Topic: Nenthead and the Snow
PeteJ

Forum: North West England   Posted: 05/03/2018 20:53:58   Subject: Nenthead and the Snow
If you are stuck at home, console yourself by studying our list of maps and plans in the archive at Nenthead Mines.http://www.nentheadmines.com/category/maps-and-plans/
Topic: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
PeteJ

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/03/2018 12:25:25   Subject: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
I have contacted the Conference Chairman today asking for resolution of these problems.

My apologies on behalf of NAMHO for all these problems.

I believe that we should be recei
Topic: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
PeteJ

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/02/2018 20:32:01   Subject: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
[quote="Moorebooks"][quote="PeteJ"]Ok I will contact the Conference team about this. Pete[/quote]

I opted to use PayPal but it wouldn't drop to payment is this a temporary failure?
Topic: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
PeteJ

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/02/2018 10:17:09   Subject: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
[quote="PeteJ"]Ok I will contact the Conference team about this. Pete[/quote]

My apologies - I have not yet had a reply from the Conference team.
Topic: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
PeteJ

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2018 21:24:32   Subject: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
Ok I will contact the Conference team about this. Pete
Topic: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
PeteJ

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2018 17:15:30   Subject: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
[quote="PeteJ"]Ok - I believe that the payment options are either BACS or cheque. No Paypal option. I will ask about the cheque method.
[/quote]

Payment options include Paypal - you g
Topic: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
PeteJ

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2018 17:02:10   Subject: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
Ok - I believe that the payment options are either BACS or cheque. No Paypal option. I will ask about the cheque method.
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