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Posts by PaulatNent

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Topic: Minco at Nenthead
PaulatNent

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/11/2012 22:44:30   Subject: Minco
At the last AONB Geopark advisory group meeting that I attended it was explained that this is just the first of several rounds of exploratory drilling. Only if the results of these initial core drilli
Topic: Force Crag update
PaulatNent

Forum: North West England   Posted: 05/07/2011 19:32:22   Subject: Force Crag update
Sounds exactly the same as the filter system that has been in place at Rampgill entrance, Nenthead for the last 11 months.
It presents absolutely no problems at all, and from what Newcastle Uni t
Topic: Miner's graffiti - dates
PaulatNent

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 13/05/2011 13:11:59   Subject: Miner's graffiti - dates
This is where underground graffiti can lead

[link]Middlecleugh-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-34764[linkphoto]Middlecleugh-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-34764[/linkphoto][/link]

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Topic: Nenthead Mines donations
PaulatNent

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/05/2011 09:38:57   Subject: Nenthead Mines donations
No changes. Gates are still freely liftable.
Topic: Nenthead Mines donations
PaulatNent

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2011 16:34:20   Subject: Nenthead Mines donations
Some while back NPHT revised/updated the access arrangements at Nenthead Mines for independent mine explorers
http://npht.com/wordpress/2010/09/22/underground-access-arrangements-at-nenthead/
Topic: Demolition work halted at Wrexham mines rescue station
PaulatNent

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/05/2011 15:56:06   Subject: Demolition work halted at Wrexham mines rescue station
New application to demolish?!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-12074924
Topic: A new geologist on the block
PaulatNent

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 02/04/2011 14:27:31   Subject: A new geologist on the block
Here at Nenthead we ( NPHT) arrange underground visits for several university geology groups. A group from Bristol Uni are visiting on Monday and going underground.
I find the mines here a very v
Topic: Disturbing News
PaulatNent

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/03/2011 14:06:05   Subject: Disturbing News
We currently have a filtration tank on trial at Nenthead to try and remove zinc from the Rampgill adit waters. It is a project run by Newcastle University. It appears to be working reasonably well.
Topic: Smallcleugh Mine Underground Photos
PaulatNent

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/02/2011 10:18:15   Subject: Smallcleugh Mine Underground Photos
Oh....forgot to add. Yes the quality of the photographs is excellent.
We ought to have a small exhibition of them here at Nenthead for the public to see.
Topic: Smallcleugh Mine Underground Photos
PaulatNent

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/02/2011 10:14:05   Subject: Smallcleugh Mine Underground Photos
NPHT have a large commercial archaeology department here at Nenthead Mines.
We are looking, with them, at how we can properly record the underground workings and artifacts. This can best be done
Topic: Roads to Nenthead in winter
PaulatNent

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/11/2010 19:54:34   Subject: Roads to Nenthead in winter
Not yet..I think they were expecting the snows in Jan & Feb and planned to be ready by then.
Not usually as bad as this in November!
Topic: Roads to Nenthead in winter
PaulatNent

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/11/2010 19:32:51   Subject: Roads to Nenthead in winter
The Alston police provide a very good daily update of the road conditions on Alston Moor in the winter snows.
It can be found on the Cybermoor website.
Useful if you are visiting Nenthead.
Topic: New event added 'Nent Christmas Explore!' on 28th and 29th December 2010
PaulatNent

Forum: Events   Posted: 30/11/2010 19:25:50   Subject: New event added 'Nent Christmas Explore!' on 29/12/2010 at 10:00
Keep an eye on this forum link below
Alston police update this twice a day in bad weather

http://www.cybermoor.org/index.php?option=com_kunena&Itemid=3&func=view&catid=2&id=32538
Topic: Mapping software - any suggestions?
PaulatNent

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/11/2010 14:58:30   Subject: Mapping software - any suggestions?
An interesting thread - even if I don't understand all the technical bits!

Have long believed that we need a Google type landscape image of the Upper Nent valley with an overlay of the unde
Topic: National Coal Mining Museum to lose funding.
PaulatNent

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 20/11/2010 20:05:55   Subject: National Coal Mining Museum to lose funding.
The NPHT get a 1,300th of that budget for Nenthead. These large National Museums have got to be more realistic. How on earth can they spend that much money in a year?
That is a subsidy of more th
Topic: Woman admitted as Freeminer
PaulatNent

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/10/2010 23:04:08   Subject: Woman admitted as Freeminer
Back in 2002 the Mine Manager for the Carrs Show Mine at Nenthead was a woman[b]
Topic: Calendar 2011 - I want one!
PaulatNent

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/09/2010 14:48:51   Subject: Calendar 2011 - I want one!
And 1 for me too please - have added my name at the bottom!

1. simonrl
2. simonrl
3. simonrl
4. martymarty
5. martymarty
6. parkus
7. Rockchick
8. Mr Mike
Topic: Access at Nenthead
PaulatNent

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/09/2010 14:42:05   Subject: Access at Nenthead
The North Pennines Heritage Trust has updated the underground access arrangements for mines on the Nenthead Mines Scheduled Monument.
Details can be found at -

[url]http://npht.com/wo
Topic: Education & Training at Nenthead
PaulatNent

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/07/2010 16:26:38   Subject: Education & Training at Nenthead
NPHT at Nenthead Mines are planning to establish an underground training and education programme with topics for everyone, and especially for those new to Mine Exploring. We would aim to develop and e
Topic: candle light trip
PaulatNent

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/01/2010 17:59:00   Subject: candle light trip
Both us, at the Nenthead Mines Heritage Centre, and Killhope make use of tallow candles (should they be called tallow dips?) in our show mines. They are made for us by 'Candle Ted' in his candle facto
Topic: Underground learning at Nenthead
PaulatNent

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2009 16:17:25   Subject: Underground learning at Nenthead
As Education Officer for NPHT at Nenthead I have been asked to focus on informal learning.
It has been suggested that we organise a series of courses/ workshops/practical days on a variety of un
Topic: NPHT
PaulatNent

Forum: North East England   Posted: 24/10/2009 15:34:55   Subject: NPHT
We have had this added to our website for about 6 months now, but have not started using it extensively yet.
We would like to develop and improve our website extensively over the winter months...
Topic: Lake District/Nenthead September 12/13
PaulatNent

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/09/2009 11:15:16   Subject: Lake District/Nenthead September 12/13
Have a quick look at this

http://npht.com/wordpress/2009/07/21/13-09-2009-beyond-the-ballroom-dancing-in-the-shadows/

The North Pennines Heritage Trust that look after the Nenthe
Topic: North Pennines Photos requested
PaulatNent

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2009 11:40:40   Subject: North Pennines Photos requested
We have created a new touch screen animation to better interpret the rocks and landscape of the North Pennines at our Nenthead Mines heritage centre.

To compliment the animations we are loo
Topic: Damage in Smallcleugh
PaulatNent

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/04/2009 19:18:00   Subject: Damage in Smallcleugh
[quote="Level1"][quote="TimH"]Details of the Smallcleugh SSSI are on Natural England's website - [url]http://www.english-nature.org.uk/special/sssi/sssi_details.cfm?sssi_id=1005631[/url]

Am
Topic: Damage in Smallcleugh
PaulatNent

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/04/2009 14:32:32   Subject: Damage in Smallcleugh
[quote="moorlandmineral"]Paul,

My understanding is that NPHT have never had any issue with purely personal collecting at Nenthead. This has gone on since the mines were worked. Is this sti
Topic: Damage in Smallcleugh
PaulatNent

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/04/2009 13:41:31   Subject: Damage in Smallcleugh
Yes we at NPHT have such a lease. To my understanding nobody else has such a lease or agreement with either the land owners (us),the mine owners (Cumbria CC) or the mineral rights owners (The Catholic
Topic: Damage in Smallcleugh
PaulatNent

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/04/2009 09:33:15   Subject: Damage in Smallcleugh
Skippy

I agree with most of your comments (except the personal ones!!) and respect the activities and conservation work undertaken by ALL responsible people who go 'under Nenthead' whether
Topic: Damage in Smallcleugh
PaulatNent

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/04/2009 20:20:52   Subject: Damage in Smallcleugh
I thought this thread was about current dammage found in Smallcleugh Mine. Can we keep it to that please.
Thanks for all the comments, support and to those who have recently been into Smallcleugh
Topic: Damage in Smallcleugh
PaulatNent

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/04/2009 00:22:27   Subject: Damage in Smallcleugh
On this scale they are not collecting, but probably trading...illegally!
Topic: Damage in Smallcleugh
PaulatNent

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/04/2009 20:21:05   Subject: Damage in Smallcleugh
I'm very saddened to see the damage that has been done in Smallcleugh over the past few weeks and months. Why do people have to drill and damage part of a Scheduled Ancient Monument and SSSI site?
Topic: Freemasons and the mining community
PaulatNent

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/03/2009 20:18:56   Subject: Freemasons and the mining community
[quote="patch"]Sparty, I have heard about this from over 40 years ago and was told by the late Eric Richardson of Nenhead that the ladies were carried in to the mine in the tubs that were covered in s
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