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Posts by Jim MacPherson

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Topic: Yorkshire Film Archive
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/12/2019 16:54:03   Subject: Yorkshire Film Archive
Thanks,

An interesting looking link, work stuff should be done in a week or so then I can occupy myself, self-indulgently, as it gets cold and wet again!!

Jim
Topic: Epsomite at Nenthead?
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/11/2019 21:52:57   Subject: Epsomite at Nenthead?
I presume there is some in Smallcleugh, this photo is from the 1970's, I think there are some more recent ones in the current album.

[link]107470[linkphoto]107470[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Ancient Egyptian drill holes question
Jim MacPherson

Forum: South Africa   Posted: 29/11/2019 08:30:28   Subject: Ancient Egyptian drill holes question
[quote="legendrider"]dont feed the troll........

http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=309146

perhaps a moderator might lock or remove this thread?
Topic: Pike Law boulder lines Sept 2017 (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 25/11/2019 20:59:23   Subject: Pike Law boulder lines Sept 2017 (photo)
There is still some uncertainty about these objects, the lines related to Pike Law Hush may well follow a fault, less certain about the other three. On the basis they are all to the east of the site
Topic: Steel cables in Moss head, Coniston
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/11/2019 17:29:52   Subject: Steel cables in Moss head, Coniston
[quote="r1xlx"]
I sed to break huge lumps of coal with a large heavy cobbling hammer as when coalman brough a big lump we called it a cobbling.[/quote]

Just to continue :offtopic: John
Topic: Steel cables in Moss head, Coniston
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 19/11/2019 14:42:12   Subject: Steel cables in Moss head, Coniston
[quote="Morlock"]These people manufacture ropeway carrier ropes up to 72mm diameter wound on drums. What sort of date are we looking at as regards original installation?

http://gondolaproje
Topic: Early mine carts
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/11/2019 18:05:57   Subject: Early mine carts
[quote="Yorkshireman"]

Rail length: 1 yard
Weight: 27,25 kg
Gauge: 5 ft – to cater for the gauge of road carts

(I wasn't aware that there was a standard gauge for car
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 11/11/2019 16:54:07   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
I appreciate the link below may well contain some degree of bias but I often find Motley Fool's analysis rather solidly based.

https://www.fool.co.uk/investing/2019/11/11/does-this-600m-pla
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 11/11/2019 16:16:36   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
[quote="legendrider"]more here....

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/news/north-york-moors-mine-plan-could-be-rescued-by-%c2%a3465m-investment/ar-BBWAJE6?ocid=ientp

as always the lo
Topic: Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/11/2019 18:39:09   Subject: Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
[quote="somersetminer"]

Transformer core iron is made by this route I think, it needs to be as near as you can get commercially to pure iron so doesnt want the carbon from the normal proces
Topic: Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/11/2019 15:51:11   Subject: Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
[quote="John Lawson"]Hi Peter, there are as you correctly stated many ways to produce steel, unfortunately at the present time there is only one way to produce steel, economically actually iron, from
Topic: Ugly house
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/10/2019 21:12:29   Subject: Ugly house
[quote="Bill L"]I remember being told - I think- that there was some archaic legislation saying that on land without legal tenure a dwelling house built during one day (until the chimney was smoking)
Topic: Coniston through trip condition
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 29/10/2019 15:58:13   Subject: Coniston through trip condition
For the surface wanderers there is also the reinstalled waterwheel;

https://www.cumbriacrack.com/2019/10/25/spectacular-waterwheel-returns-to-conistons-copper-mines-valley/

There
Topic: Silverband baryte mine late 70s/early 80s (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/09/2019 18:40:24   Subject: Silverband baryte mine late 70s/early 80s (photo)
Interestingly or otherwise, this bold belaying technique was, allegedly, a reason why NCMRS became NMRS. See also Pikedaw Archive for one of the Walls' Boys showing the use of rear end friction, clear
Topic: Silverband baryte mine late 70s/early 80s (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/09/2019 17:13:05   Subject: Silverband baryte mine late 70s/early 80s (photo)
Hi Mark,

A quality outburst of nostalgia, if I may say. ;D

Wouldn't argue hugely, my date guess (again no annotations) was based on Ian, he was about 12/13 when Cyril started t
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 24/09/2019 12:14:29   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
[quote="Minegeo"]That is exactly the issue and you can add to that most large scale equipment would be priced in USD also having an impact. If GBP falls to the predicted levels with no deal with EU i
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 24/09/2019 11:43:06   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
[quote="Moorebooks"][quote="Minegeo"]Not so sure you cannot blame BrexShit for the failure of the Bond issue after all this depended on a strong Pound which certainly will be / is not the case. Minin
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 23/09/2019 08:38:17   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
[quote="rikj"]

Can't imagine the Crown Estate or the Duchy of Lancaster will like the thought of their royalties not materialising. Likewise 400 North Yorkshire farmers.

The cont
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 20/09/2019 07:31:40   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
[quote="rikj"]Can't believe how much some private investors have put in. No better time to buy shares than now though.[/quote]

In truth the best time to buy would have been 8am on Tuesday,
Topic: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/09/2019 16:32:38   Subject: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
From your comments about the warren-like nature of the place and NCMRS' 1974 mine plan it make good sense that bits would get overlooked and why, perhaps, Buckden Bill didn't manage to get back out :(
Topic: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/09/2019 07:45:57   Subject: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
[quote="AR"]I used to live in Crosshills before I moved down to the Peak but wasn't aware of any local groups engaged in mine exploration at that time. Mike Gill might be able to shed more light on th
Topic: Sedling 1960 (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 31/08/2019 18:56:44   Subject: Sedling 1960 (photo)
[quote="PeteJ"][link]118829[linkphoto]118829[/linkphoto][/link]
This map extract may help. OS survey from 1919. Maps do not appear to be resurveyed until 1970, when all buildings have gone. The
Topic: Sedling 1960 (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 31/08/2019 16:42:01   Subject: Sedling 1960 (photo)
[quote="John Lawson"]Chris it looks like some type of sorting belt?
Certainly my late friend, Bill worked at Sedling just after he was demobbed. He told me some of the best days of his life was s
Topic: Sedling 1960 (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 31/08/2019 14:34:46   Subject: Sedling 1960 (photo)
Hi Chris,

Looks interesting and I'm glad you're enjoying the fun of trying to decipher old photos with limited annotation.

Some reasonable suggestions, it's a walled pit and insi
Topic: Coalcleugh (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/08/2019 15:00:13   Subject: Coalcleugh (photo)
Hi Jagman,

I think I may have just been looking at the place you mean, on NLS, NY 803471, looks more promising and it ties in better with Olly's comment about being just above Low Blue Row
Topic: Coalcleugh (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/08/2019 14:31:27   Subject: Coalcleugh (photo)
[quote="jagman"][link]118824[linkphoto]118824[/linkphoto][/link]

Same building from behind

Takes more than a 2nd glance to realise it is the same building![/quote]

I w
Topic: Coalcleugh (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/08/2019 10:09:11   Subject: Coalcleugh (photo)
[quote="christwigg"]
Indeed there they are on Google Streetview.
[photo]118827[/photo]

Moved the 1986 photos to the Barneycraig Archive folder.
[photo]118825[/photo]
[/q
Topic: Coalcleugh (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 29/08/2019 18:32:15   Subject: Coalcleugh (photo)
Do you have a map ref for these buildings Olly, I was at Barneycraig mineshop, Scraithole mine and other bits around there a few weeks ago and didn't notice your range of buildings, having said that I
Topic: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 29/08/2019 16:58:28   Subject: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
[quote="Morlock"][quote="Boy Engineer"][quote="Morlock"][quote="Buckhill"]..........which leads to the suspicion that some unscrupulous persons may upend bottom halves and sell them as tops:o[/quote]<
Topic: Isle of Man 1905 - Whats going on ?
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/08/2019 17:58:31   Subject: Isle of Man 1905 - Whats going on ?
[quote="Engineman"]The painting is a picture of Bradda Head with Bradda South mine and Milners Tower above it.
I’m sat looking at the same view now.[/quote]

In Port Erin?

I
Topic: Isle of Man 1905 - Whats going on ?
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/08/2019 10:36:40   Subject: Isle of Man 1905 - Whats going on ?
Hi Chris,

I did wonder the same as Mike but no current photos seem to show anything similar and I don't know the area at all. However a 19th C painting looks a bit more promising.
Topic: Graphite, Fluorite and Jet
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/08/2019 06:54:22   Subject: Graphite, Fluorite and Jet
[quote="BertyBasset"].... Saw no Goths either.[/quote]

A couple of months early for the main blossoming :)

Jim
Topic: Clarghyll or Ayle coal mine
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/08/2019 11:26:36   Subject: Clarghyll or Ayle coal mine
[quote="oldpitman"]According to Kevin at Ayle.. it's Clarghyl and most likely Malcom Hewison
Sorry for delay, but got there in the end[/quote]


Many thanks,

I'll amend
Topic: Calamine Mining in the 16thC
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/07/2019 16:03:35   Subject: Calamine Mining in the 16thC
[quote="Boy Engineer"]If there is a continuation of this hot weather and inevitable sunburn, they will have to reopen some of the calamine workings for the prodigious quantities of lotion that will be
Topic: Calamine Mining in the 16thC
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/07/2019 08:15:36   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: Clarghyll or Ayle coal mine
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 21/07/2019 17:05:17   Subject: Clarghyll or Ayle coal mine
[quote="Morlock"]Very good new as I assumed the metal recyclers may have had it away.:)[/quote]

Just sometimes there are silver linings :)
Topic: Clarghyll or Ayle coal mine
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 20/07/2019 16:52:40   Subject: Clarghyll or Ayle coal mine
Just as an update to the waterwheel at Lanehead, which was at Allers Lea, I had a conversation with Mike and Mavis Luff this afternoon after the "North Pennines Mines Research Group" meeting. Mike is
Topic: Pike Law boulder lines Sept 2017 (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/07/2019 13:57:23   Subject: Pike Law boulder lines Sept 2017 (photo)
Thanks TheBogieman,

If anything emerges re. boulder lines that would be good to know, especially if linked to possible hushing.

Should you be talking to your various contacts it
Topic: Pike Law boulder lines Sept 2017 (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/07/2019 21:48:43   Subject: Pike Law boulder lines Sept 2017 (photo)
[quote="John Lawson"]Hi Jim,
I note that a mistake crept into my posting, it should have read hand cobbed!
Also I am wondering if these hushes were reworked for ironstone?
There is an a
Topic: Pike Law boulder lines Sept 2017 (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/07/2019 20:49:04   Subject: Pike Law boulder lines Sept 2017 (photo)
[quote="John Lawson"]Hi Jim,
I know this area pretty well and I think you are looking at conned down rejects from the hushing process,
As you are aware, hushing took place during a a set tim
Topic: Pike Law boulder lines Sept 2017 (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/07/2019 20:29:37   Subject: Pike Law boulder lines Sept 2017 (photo)
[quote="sparlad"]Here's a report on the geology of Pike Law where these outwash fans and boulder lines are discussed. I know this area intimately and these things have always puzzled me. The most obvi
Topic: Pike Law boulder lines Sept 2017 (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/07/2019 18:30:36   Subject: Pike Law boulder lines Sept 2017 (photo)
I have a query which is, probably but not certainly, linked to areas where hushing has occurred. The photo below shows one of a number of lines of boulders on the eastern slope of Pike Law near Middl
Topic: Uploading Images
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/06/2019 09:41:06   Subject: Uploading Images
I'm afraid I just crop them a tiny bit so I don't lose that much.

Jim
Topic: Mapping
Jim MacPherson

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 09/06/2019 10:49:20   Subject: Mapping
[quote="Mr Mike"][quote="SimonRL"]

Between server costs and, now, maps AditNow easily costs £1500 a year to run these days.
[/quote]

I've often wondered about this Simon, a
Topic: Mapping
Jim MacPherson

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 08/06/2019 09:27:32   Subject: Mapping
Seems back to normal now, but it did the same a few days ago, went into "odd" mode and the next day or so back to normal.

Presumably something intermittent.

Jim
Topic: Hard Level (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 27/05/2019 21:07:29   Subject: Hard Level (photo)
Hi John,

Thanks for the confirmation, out of interest was Peter Jennings related to Bernard Jennings who did work with Arthur Raistrick?

Jim
Topic: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/05/2019 22:10:36   Subject: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
Hi Pete,

It sounds a very complex arrangement to shift waste water around.

I read through the CA report on the West Allen mine water contamination which is rather interesting, al
Topic: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2019 09:11:12   Subject: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
[quote="legendrider"][quote="Jim MacPherson"]perhaps he and you are lacking girth to really pull it off :angel:

Jim[/quote]

aye, maybe.. I can still squeeze through the wooden
Topic: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/05/2019 16:32:14   Subject: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
[quote="legendrider"] ....The concrete culvert has a whiff of Vielle Montagne about it. We can stage a reconstruction next time we're in the area, especially seeing as how the weather is warming up
Topic: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
Jim MacPherson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/05/2019 14:43:46   Subject: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
[quote="rikj"]100% same place. Drystone walls must be as unique as fingerprints.[/quote]

Many thanks Rick thought so but always better to get a confirmation. I'll add a sanitized version t
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