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Topic: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
rikj

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/08/2020 22:01:18   Subject: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
Cornish Lithium on Countryfile today. Now saying how important a UK source of lithium will be in the coming electric vehicle boom.

Also playing the pandemic card that we must be self suffic
Topic: Mining subsidence visible on LIDAR images?
rikj

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/07/2020 22:52:01   Subject: Mining subsidence visible on LIDAR images?
This link shows LIDAR imagery of an area near Kippax and Garforth in West Yorkshire; both towns with a long history of coal mining. Garforth to the north, Kippax to the east.

https://housep
Topic: East Midlands
rikj

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/07/2020 19:43:52   Subject: East Midlands
[quote="Down and beyond"]Hello everybody I live in the East Midlands “Northamptonshire“ I no a lot about all the history of all are mines around here and have been in the ones that use to be open was
Topic: Scottish Limestone Mines
rikj

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 01/07/2020 21:49:14   Subject: Scottish Limestone Mines
[quote="Jemstone"]Hi Is it possible to get information on the limestone mines beneath the Gilmerton, Craigour and Mordun areas. Is it possible to visit these or what kind of info can one obtain. Ma
Topic: Manor (Wakefield) Coal Mine (mine)
rikj

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 25/06/2020 09:54:34   Subject: Manor (Wakefield) Coal Mine (mine)
In it's own fenced compound? Unusually, the Coal Authority Interactive Map doesn't show any shafts there. Nor do any old maps show any sign of a shaft, or indeed anything.

There are undergr
Topic: Thistleton Mine
rikj

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 14/06/2020 22:34:34   Subject: Thistleton Mine
Welcome to the site, sounds like you have plenty to contribute.
Topic: Covid - 19 and Mining
rikj

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/06/2020 22:35:17   Subject: Covid - 19 and Mining
And the same in Poland:

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-poland-cases/poland-reports-daily-jump-in-coronavirus-cases-mostly-among-miners-idUKKBN23D0U7

Like US
Topic: Kiruna iron ore mine closed.
rikj

Forum: Europe   Posted: 19/05/2020 22:43:22   Subject: Kiruna iron ore mine closed.
Closed after a "large seismic event", presumably read catastrophic hanging wall collapse somewhere, fortunately workers out safely.

https://www.mining-journal.com/bulks/news/1387175/lkab-cl
Topic: Cononley Lead Mine, N.Yorks
rikj

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/05/2020 20:34:13   Subject: Cononley Lead Mine, N.Yorks
[quote="AR"]Didn't Martin Roe have a website at one point with underground photos of Cononley? I had search but couldn't find it.

I've certainly seen photos of the workings on another web
Topic: New user looking for mine records
rikj

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 27/04/2020 22:25:13   Subject: New user looking for mine records
You have probably come across it already, but "Last of the Day Hole Miners" by John Senior is great reference for the area. It covers the history of Hay Royds and would give you an idea of what was ha
Topic: Mining term: jem crow
rikj

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/03/2020 22:08:39   Subject: Mining term: jem crow
A whole lot of information about various terms and their possible origins here:

https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/274490/is-the-verb-jimmy-related-to-jim-crow

It's an a
Topic: Mining term: jem crow
rikj

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/03/2020 22:00:52   Subject: Mining term: jem crow
[quote="Jim MacPherson"]out of interest was your example in an ironstone mine?[/quote]

Fireclay. The whole mine has a gentle dip, but nothing steep at all. Maybe a tub full of muck would ga
Topic: Mining term: jem crow
rikj

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/03/2020 19:48:41   Subject: Mining term: jem crow
[quote="Jim MacPherson"]I'm equally ignorant about them and many other things but rikj seems to know based on a photo in his personal album.[/quote]

The term turned up in a thread on here,
Topic: Nuggets!
rikj

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2020 21:49:32   Subject: Nuggets!
Snowdonia National Park Authority have closed some of the more popular mountains:

https://www.snowdonia.gov.wales/authority/coronavirus

Not my patch so don't know if that will he
Topic: Montagu Main Colliery, Scotswood
rikj

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 21/03/2020 09:57:51   Subject: Montagu Main Colliery, Scotswood
[quote="tonyfox"]Can you explain further, please, Morlock? Clearly I’ve broken a rule for which I apologise but be gentle with me, I’m a new guy![/quote]

Don't worry, pretty sure Morlock ha
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
rikj

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/03/2020 22:10:07   Subject: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
[quote="Tamarmole"]I imagine they will start printing money; it work well enough in Germany in the 1920s.[/quote]

I think that's what the central banks have been doing via quantative easing
Topic: Found in a Mine
rikj

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/03/2020 10:04:53   Subject: Found in a Mine
Waleonline has an article with more info. Brandy Cove on the Gower peninsula, so maybe Bishopston lead mine.
Topic: Development of spades - a question
rikj

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/02/2020 22:24:16   Subject: Development of spades - a question
A reference here that it was before 1704:

https://thegardenstrust.blog/2014/10/04/the-humble-spade/

Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
rikj

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/02/2020 19:27:24   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
I think there was some spam that has now been removed.
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
rikj

Forum: North East England   Posted: 20/01/2020 22:21:21   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
The share price has been lower than that for quite a bit of the company's life, especially in the early years. Hopefully a lot of the 85,000 retail investors were early adopters and might even make on
Topic: Deep shaft at Keelham, Denholme,
rikj

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/11/2019 22:34:22   Subject: Deep shaft at Keelham, Denholme,
The Coal Authority interactive map has it marked as a coal shaft but it would be very unusual if they had left it untreated. At a guess I'd say it could be a remnant of the quarrying for stone at Denh
Topic: Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
rikj

Forum: North West England   Posted: 06/11/2019 22:26:39   Subject: Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
Nothing to do with Copeland being on the list of Labour targeted marginal seats :angel:

I'd imagine other marginals are wishing they had such impressive bones to throw to the electorate. Ma
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
rikj

Forum: North East England   Posted: 08/10/2019 22:43:26   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
In the news this week:

[i]"A spokesperson said other options on the table could include using the initial part of the underground tunnel to extract what minerals are available and selling i
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
rikj

Forum: North East England   Posted: 22/09/2019 22:27:19   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
An article from the early days with lots of good background, puts a more human face on the story. (The FT only gives you one free article per day, so this won't work if you've read another already)
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
rikj

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/09/2019 11:56:49   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
Can't believe how much some private investors have put in. No better time to buy shares than now though.
Topic: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
rikj

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/09/2019 19:37:31   Subject: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
From the letters page of The Dalesman, March 2012:

[i]I read with interest the article ‘The Mystery of Buckden Bill’ (Jan). There are many twists and turns to this story and facts are still
Topic: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
rikj

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/09/2019 22:44:00   Subject: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
Only just woken up to the song reference on the plaque. March 1st 1987 the Beastie Boys released "No sleep till Brooklyn", and here in June 1987 we have "No sleep till Buckden".

Sort of hin
Topic: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
rikj

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/09/2019 10:41:05   Subject: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
Cross Hills is mid-way between Skipton and Keighley, so near enough to explain that bit I would have thought.

MRG=Mine Research Group?
Topic: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
rikj

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 27/08/2019 22:39:51   Subject: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
[quote="wheldale"]Maybe try Wakefield council, they have several in storage for future mining monuments.[/quote]

Some at Caphouse also.

The mining pedant in me says that a memori
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
rikj

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/08/2019 21:51:38   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
Sirius Minerals have suspended the sale of the $500m bond that was key to unlocking the $2.5bn revolving credit facility at the end of September.

Seems current cash reserves will last until
Topic: The Duntanlich Barite project
rikj

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 12/07/2019 22:29:00   Subject: The Duntanlich Barite project
Thanks Grumpytramp, thought you would have some knowledge on this. :thumbsup:

And, thanks Tim, the oil price correlation must be the defining factor. I'm north of the border later this year
Topic: The Duntanlich Barite project
rikj

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 09/07/2019 22:27:33   Subject: The Duntanlich Barite project
Anyone know the current position on this? The proposed start date was summer 2019, but there seems to be little current information online. Any info from the real world welcome.
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
rikj

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 30/06/2019 22:44:19   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
[quote="royfellows"]
Is there a good in depth article about it anywhere that you could link to please?[/quote]

These don't specifically reference the TG4, but if the Live Composite Mod
Topic: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
rikj

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/05/2019 14:40:23   Subject: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
100% same place. Drystone walls must be as unique as fingerprints.
Topic: "The Yorkshire Dales" BBC1 Monday 7.30pm
rikj

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/04/2019 23:04:26   Subject: "The Yorkshire Dales" BBC1 Monday 7.30pm
Up on iPlayer now. Mining bit starts just after 10 minutes in, and it is indeed the trip halted for "bad air".

Not entirely sure a relentlessly enthusiastic and cheerful presenter is approp
Topic: Exporting latitude longitude data of mines
rikj

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 26/03/2019 21:22:39   Subject: Exporting latitude longitude data of mines
Can we ask the nature of the project, academic, personal, commercial etc?

I think the forum owner is the only person who could answer your question, certainly with regard to any technical,
Topic: Sir Francis Level
rikj

Forum: North West England   Posted: 24/03/2019 21:36:40   Subject: Sir Francis Level
[quote]As a newbie......is Pete local to the area, or a regular down the mine or of the group ?? When I was walking up there I was wondering why he would put his name and mobile number on the warning
Topic: The Grassington Mines Appreciation Group
rikj

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/03/2019 10:03:23   Subject: The Grassington Mines Appreciation Group
Photo of it from 2011. A few of the levels have the Yorkshire Water signs, possibly they were used for water abstraction?

Maybe the dam at the mouth of the Duke's Level is a legacy of that
Topic: Not sure
rikj

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 12/03/2019 22:35:51   Subject: Not sure
Thanks for bringing this to the forum Steve, is this Shipley in Derbyshire or Yorkshire? Both have coal mines.

I'd suspect anything saying Shipley Colliery refers to Derbyshire, but Shipley
Topic: Cambridge University Collection of Aerial Photography (CUCAP)
rikj

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/02/2019 22:48:34   Subject: Cambridge University Collection of Aerial Photography (CUCAP)
BBC article here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-47319251

Cambridge University Collection of Aerial Photography (CUCAP) here:

https://www.cambrid
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
rikj

Forum: North East England   Posted: 25/01/2019 13:08:58   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
Average of 25m say Sirius.
Topic: Farming in mines
rikj

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/12/2018 11:45:04   Subject: Farming in mines
On the BBC website this morning, but source is here:

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/pressreleases/2018/october/revolutionary-urban-farms-aim-to-take-crop-growing-underground.aspx
Topic: Low Moor / Bierley / Oakenshaw
rikj

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 23/08/2018 22:43:18   Subject: Low Moor / Bierley / Oakenshaw
The whole area was a mass of mines and tramways providing coal and ironstone to the ironworks at Low Moor and Bowling.

If it's a particular bell pit you're interested in then it's likely to
Topic: Thorpe Park shaft 17 (photo)
rikj

Forum: North East England   Posted: 22/08/2018 23:12:25   Subject: Thorpe Park shaft 17 (photo)
Welcome to aditnow.

Is this the shaft at what I would call the top end of the site that has been fenced off since work began? That is the site of Ellen Pit, or is this a new find?

Topic: Cononish Gold Mine
rikj

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 21/04/2018 22:33:09   Subject: Cononish Gold Mine
Hard to see how you sell the idea of a gold mine to investors. Although there is some consumer demand for gold it doesn't really behave like other commodities such as oil, wheat etc.

It isn
Topic: Radon
rikj

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2018 22:25:06   Subject: Radon
Worth noting that more than 85% of all radon induced cases of lung cancer are in smokers. Ex-smokers have a higher incidence than those who have never smoked, but current smokers have a significantly
Topic: How would I find employement records for Auchengeich colliery?
rikj

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 03/03/2018 20:02:34   Subject: How would I find employement records for Auchengeich colliery?
You may have come across it already, but the National Mining Museum Scotland have produced a guide to researching family history in the coal mining industry.

https://nationalminingmuseum.co
Topic: Save a Railway Tunnel
rikj

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 04/01/2018 22:22:04   Subject: Save a Railway Tunnel
All mine related as the whole area has been extensively mined for coal, clay and fireclay. The tunnel cut through various workings during its construction, and their subsequent collapse is held to be
Topic: Old Iron Mines
rikj

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/12/2017 15:05:48   Subject: Old Iron Mines
These ones?

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1005786

the original references are given at the end, maybe more info there. They would make a cracking pho
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
rikj

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/09/2017 22:09:42   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
A longer piece on the BBC News at Six, viewable on iPlayer but probably not for long. Starts about 23 minutes in; interview in the mine with one of the S&R volunteers.

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