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Topic: Lochaline Silica Mine (mine)
JMB

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 25/07/2019 09:24:20   Subject: Lochaline Silica Mine (mine)
Oban Times

[quote]As part of Morvern Games and Gala Week, there was a rare opportunity for visitors, including our correspondent Nic Goddard, to explore Lochaline Quartz Sand mine’s mysteri
Topic: Encyclopaedia of Mining at Chorley Family History Research Centre
JMB

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/07/2019 15:25:44   Subject: Encyclopaedia of Mining at Chorley Family History Research Centre
This was on a family history list

Encyclopaedia of Mining at Chorley Family History Research Centre

http://www.lfhhschorleybranch.com/encyclopaedia-of-mining.html


Topic: Golwern Quarry
JMB

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/05/2019 13:12:40   Subject: Golwern Quarry
I think one report said that some local groups had spent time clearing up some of the mess but there was just so much and it would be increasing any time that there were visitors.

[quote]La
Topic: Golwern Quarry
JMB

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/05/2019 08:50:59   Subject: Golwern Quarry
[quote="Blober"]https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10219420788579174&id=1496151190

Should work without a Facebook account[/quote]

The owner was threatened with prosecuti
Topic: Not a Plack the Richer - Argyll's Mining Story
JMB

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 04/03/2019 20:30:12   Subject: Not a Plack the Richer - Argyll's Mining Story
I believe someone from the Geopark gave the author some advice / information / ???
Topic: Easdale - stone skimming
JMB

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 01/03/2019 12:58:47   Subject: Easdale - stone skimming
I completely forgot to record the programme so I could watch later but sure it will be repeated.
Topic: Not a Plack the Richer - Argyll's Mining Story
JMB

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 27/02/2019 22:11:59   Subject: Not a Plack the Richer - Argyll's Mining Story
I picked a copy of this book today

Not a Plack the Richer: Argyll's Mining Story
by Birlinn Ltd

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1780275048?ie=UTF8&tag=g8eprpyem
Topic: Easdale - stone skimming
JMB

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 25/02/2019 16:13:38   Subject: Easdale - stone skimming
The new BBC Scotland channel has a programme about stone skimming. There could be some views of the quarries for anyone who has not been there.

[quote]DOCUMENTARY: Sink or Skim
On: BB
Topic: Ardsheal China Quarry
JMB

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 17/02/2019 11:58:03   Subject: Ardsheal China Quarry
Any ideas why the quarry at Ardsheal was known as Ardshieal [b]China[/b] Quarry?


Inverness Courier - Friday 21 February 1896
[quote]BLASTING ACCIDENT AT BALLACHULISH. — lntellig
Topic: Improvements to historic Skye routes
JMB

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 20/01/2019 20:38:26   Subject: Improvements to historic Skye routes
Always meant to have a look there but never got around to it, only been to Kilbride marble works.

https://canmore.org.uk/site/75112/skye-kilbride-cutting-and-polishing-works

http
Topic: Improvements to historic Skye routes
JMB

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 19/01/2019 13:00:36   Subject: Improvements to historic Skye routes
On the BBC News website

"The other path connects the crofting townships of Grealin and Lealt. It includes part of where a diatomite mine railway once was."

Improvements to histor
Topic: Sinkhole on WA mine site swallows explosives truck as workers watch on
JMB

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 15/01/2019 10:56:07   Subject: Sinkhole on WA mine site swallows explosives truck as workers watch on
Slight oooooops.

I asked the friend who sent me the link whether they had recovered the truck, "a number of charged blast-holes were also engulfed".

Sinkhole on WA mine site swa
Topic: GB1900 map
JMB

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/01/2019 19:10:52   Subject: GB1900 map
The GB1900 project transcribed any names on the 1900 25" map. Someone used these to make the map so it does not have more recent mines and quarries.

Topic: GB1900 map
JMB

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/01/2019 09:08:54   Subject: GB1900 map
Has this map been mentioned here?

http://geo.nls.uk/maps/gb1900quarry/#zoom=7&lat=57.2724&lon=-3.4974

Shows mines and quarries
Topic: Gwynedd Archives
JMB

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/12/2018 00:24:29   Subject: Gwynedd Archives
I have been to Gwynedd Archives quite a few times for family history work. I had some invoices from Tyn yr Weirglodd quarry photocopied (colour copier) because they had my Great Grandfather's name on
Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
JMB

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/11/2018 10:13:36   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
[quote="sinker"]
Ok I'm not a big television viewer but that was worth watching. Excellent. Well done BBC :
[/quote]

They seemed to manage to light the underground parts adequatel
Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
JMB

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/11/2018 23:41:57   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
It is repeated at 01:55h tonight but it is signed.

Then repeated Thursday on BBC1 Wales and Sunday on BBC2 Wales
Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
JMB

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/11/2018 17:49:40   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
Which slate mine is this? Will find out later tonight - can't miss Only Connect so will record the programme.

DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
On: BBC 4 (Freeview)
Topic: Warren Moor Iron Mine (mine)
JMB

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/10/2018 23:33:32   Subject: Warren Moor Iron Mine (mine)
I was sent a link to this news item

Heritage set to be secured at North York Moors mine.

https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/northyorkshire/16984223.heritage-set-to-be-s
Topic: Machrihanish Coal Mine
JMB

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 15/10/2018 19:57:12   Subject: Machrihanish Coal Mine
Paul Murton visited the site of the coal mine at Machrihanish and spoke to a couple of former miners. One was working on his own in coalface on New Year's Eve when his lamp failed so he had to crawl
Topic: Strontian
JMB

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 24/09/2018 19:48:38   Subject: Strontian
A few minutes in this programme about Strontian, including some down one of the mines.

Should be available on iPlayer.

[quote]DOCUMENTARY: Grand Tours of Scotland's Lochs
On
Topic: Historic Wyoming gold mining town opens tunnel that had been undisturbed for 150 years
JMB

Forum: North America   Posted: 28/08/2018 14:02:16   Subject: Historic Wyoming gold mining town opens tunnel that had been undisturbed for 150 years
Is GDPR anything to do with real data protection?

As far as I can see, most of use have just received lots of requests to fill in forms and either scan or post them. As well as other burea
Topic: Historic Wyoming gold mining town opens tunnel that had been undisturbed for 150 years
JMB

Forum: North America   Posted: 27/08/2018 17:26:20   Subject: Historic Wyoming gold mining town opens tunnel that had been undisturbed for 150 years
Useful URL to note down.

I have a VPN that I can use on most of my computers so switch to that usually.

Some years ago you could freely read newspapers from all over the world, n
Topic: Historic Wyoming gold mining town opens tunnel that had been undisturbed for 150 years
JMB

Forum: North America   Posted: 27/08/2018 14:05:33   Subject: Historic Wyoming gold mining town opens tunnel that had been undisturbed for 150 years
Its website

https://www.southpasscity.com/

Topic: Historic Wyoming gold mining town opens tunnel that had been undisturbed for 150 years
JMB

Forum: North America   Posted: 27/08/2018 14:01:12   Subject: Historic Wyoming gold mining town opens tunnel that had been undisturbed for 150 years


In the Casper Star Tribune

Historic Wyoming gold mining town opens tunnel that had been undisturbed for 150 years

https://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/historic-w
Topic: Cononish Gold Mine
JMB

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 22/04/2018 23:16:48   Subject: Cononish Gold Mine
And they only put a trace of the Welsh gold in the jewellery.

Bit like Homeopathy! ::)
Topic: The 'Tunnel to Nowhere' is the last large scale gold miners' tunnel dug in Uralla
JMB

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 19/04/2018 13:41:46   Subject: The 'Tunnel to Nowhere' is the last large scale gold miners' tunnel dug in Uralla
An article in the Northern Daily Leader.

The 'Tunnel to Nowhere' is the last large scale gold miners' tunnel dug in Uralla

https://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/story/5347429/th
Topic: Kolar Gold Field, India
JMB

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 02/04/2018 13:33:33   Subject: Kolar Gold Field, India
Re-use of a former gold and uranium mine.

Inside India’s Subterranean Lab Where Scientists Hunt For Mysterious Dark Matter

https://www.thebetterindia.com/136159/jaduguda-lab-dark
Topic: Sandlodge Copper Mine (mine)
JMB

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 26/03/2018 20:52:18   Subject: Sandlodge Copper Mine (mine)
I happened to notice "Mines" on the map whilst looking for something else.

https://canmore.org.uk/site/180982/leebotten-sandwick-mines

The 1st Edition OS identifies as Sandwick M
Topic: Inside Giffnock's secret underground world
JMB

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 08/03/2018 10:19:49   Subject: Inside Giffnock's secret underground world
An article on the tunnels of old quarries under Giffnock.

Inside Giffnock's secret underground world

https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/glasgow-news/giffnock-secret-underground-t
Topic: Cononish Gold Mine
JMB

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 28/02/2018 12:23:48   Subject: Cononish Gold Mine
Got planning permission

[quote]Cononish gold mine given planning permission[/quote]

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-43219435
Topic: Subterranean-Snowdon race
JMB

Forum: Events   Posted: 28/02/2018 12:21:54   Subject: Subterranean-Snowdon race
When I saw the title I thought for a moment someone was doing something like this but might need a bit of digging first.

[quote]Here’s What It Looks Like to Run a 5K 650 Feet Below the Eart
Topic: Cononish Gold Mine
JMB

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 15/02/2018 22:26:50   Subject: Cononish Gold Mine
BBC News


Gold mine wins backing of Loch Lomond national park official

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-43078880

Topic: Southwestern Nevada Mining Camps 1905 "Map of South-Western Nevada Showing location of principal mining camps" from San Francisco Call, May 23 1905 (Chronicling of America) (2.7MB) [pdf format]
JMB

Forum: North America   Posted: 31/01/2018 16:27:22   Subject: Southwestern Nevada Mining Camps 1905 "Map of South-Western Nevada Showing location of principal mining camps" from San Francisco Call, May 23 1905 (Chronicling of America) (2.7MB) [pdf format]
Might be of use to someone.

Southwestern Nevada Mining Camps 1905 "Map of South-Western Nevada Showing location of principal mining camps" from San Francisco Call, May 23 1905 (Chronicling
Topic: Detection of ancient mines by NASA space shuttle imaging RADAR : Scotland, the Sinai and Spain
JMB

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/01/2018 13:37:02   Subject: Detection of ancient mines by NASA space shuttle imaging RADAR : Scotland, the Sinai and Spain
I came across this site in another context and just been exploring it. I came across this report.

Detection of ancient mines by NASA space shuttle imaging RADAR : Scotland, the Sinai and S
Topic: Muchengjian Colliery
JMB

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 30/01/2018 11:00:31   Subject: Muchengjian Colliery
Re-use of the Muchengjian Colliery in The Beijinger

Beijing to Convert Disused Coal Mine into Underground Ski Tunnel

https://www.thebeijinger.com/blog/2018/01/30/beijing-convert-
Topic: Silver State Sights: The Sutro Tunnel
JMB

Forum: North America   Posted: 17/01/2018 19:03:06   Subject: Silver State Sights: The Sutro Tunnel
They say that it is on privately owned land but it is "open" about one day a year but I don't think it means inside the tunnel!

Topic: Silver State Sights: The Sutro Tunnel
JMB

Forum: North America   Posted: 17/01/2018 10:04:38   Subject: Silver State Sights: The Sutro Tunnel
Short news report with video about the Sutro Tunnel in Nevada.

http://www.kolotv.com/content/news/Silver-State-Sights-The-Sutro-Tunnel-469520623.html

[quote]It was Sutro who conc
Topic: RICH SEAM OF LEAD FOUND IN SCOTLAND.
JMB

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 31/08/2017 08:56:13   Subject: RICH SEAM OF LEAD FOUND IN SCOTLAND.
The road was built by German POWs and Conscientious Objectors but there would presumably be experienced road builders in charge so it seems likely they saw something unusual , whatever it was.
Topic: RICH SEAM OF LEAD FOUND IN SCOTLAND.
JMB

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 31/08/2017 00:32:17   Subject: RICH SEAM OF LEAD FOUND IN SCOTLAND.
I presume nothing every came of this!


From the British Newspaper Archive

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 28 February 1919
Image © Trinity Mirror. Image created co
Topic: NLS 25" maps of Wales
JMB

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/08/2017 16:04:09   Subject: NLS 25
[quote="rufenig"]It is a good resource.

One problem, several of the squares I clicked on show map details, but, " no copy available in NLS. :(
[/quote]

I did warn that some
Topic: NLS 25" maps of Wales
JMB

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/08/2017 13:55:44   Subject: NLS 25" maps of Wales
NLS have started adding the 25" maps of Wales to their website. A lot of sheets seem to be missing and some squares have none at all but there are many now now.

Topic: Tynyweirglodd Slate Mine
JMB

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/07/2017 21:10:41   Subject: Tynyweirglodd Slate Mine
I had another look at Tyn yr Weirglodd whilst down in Wales.

Someone appears to crushing the waste, several large trucks removing waster from the Southern part of the quarry and taking to a
Topic: Craig Revel Horwood on WDYTYA
JMB

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 14/07/2017 20:46:54   Subject: Craig Revel Horwood on WDYTYA
[quote="Chalcocite"]Pity the Australian mining expert didn't leave him down there:lol:[/quote]

I don't normally like but he came across quite well in the programme.

Topic: Craig Revel Horwood on WDYTYA
JMB

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 14/07/2017 00:02:14   Subject: Craig Revel Horwood on WDYTYA
Who Do You Think You Are? had Craig Revel Horwood on last night. One of his Great Great Grandfather's(?) went out to Australia and was a gold miner.

He went bankrupt after about ten years
Topic: National Library of Scotland 25 Inch maps
JMB

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 13/07/2017 23:56:43   Subject: National Library of Scotland 25 Inch maps
Wales has been scanned and should be online soon.
Topic: Book: An Enormous Reckless Blunder
JMB

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 25/05/2017 20:36:18   Subject: Book: An Enormous Reckless Blunder
I had an EMail from the Islands Book Trust about this new book.

An Enormous Reckless Blunder – The Story of the Lewis Chemical Works

Regular price £9.99

https://islan
Topic: Easdale Slate Quarry
JMB

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 22/05/2017 14:03:06   Subject: Easdale Slate Quarry
[quote="grahami"]Very interesting Phd thesis - lots of information, although no historic illustrations. I once thought of doing a PhD on Oakeley, but suspected the powers that be in such cases would w
Topic: Easdale Slate Quarry
JMB

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 22/05/2017 12:25:04   Subject: Easdale Slate Quarry
I noticed this Glasgow University paper whilst searching for some information. Quite a lot on the Scottish slate industry.

Glasgow Theses Service
http://theses.gla.ac.uk/theses@gla.ac
Topic: Easdale Slate Quarry
JMB

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 20/05/2017 08:19:38   Subject: Easdale Slate Quarry
I noticed that building, presume it was a pump house for pumping water out of the quarries. I read somewhere a comment about steam pipes around the quarry area, perhaps compressed air though for tool
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