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Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 20/01/2020 21:32:46   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
I see that Anglo American have offered 5.5p a share for this company, hopefully many contributors have not bought at a higher price!
Topic: South Crofty - current situation?
John Lawson

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/01/2020 21:15:09   Subject: South Crofty - current situation?
Interestingly they are allegedly going to try and drill above the water table and hence do not have to pump the mine dry!
Although apparently they have permission to do that!
Topic: South Crofty - current situation?
John Lawson

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/01/2020 21:15:07   Subject: South Crofty - current situation?
Interestingly they are allegedly going to try and drill above the water table and hence do not have to pump the mine dry!
Although apparently they have permission to do that!
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 08/01/2020 20:30:44   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
It is good news that one of the world’s largest mining houses is prepared to put money into a U?K. Mining project!
Sadly if their offer price is acceptable then a lot of small investors will lose
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 08/01/2020 20:24:49   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
[quote="somersetminer"][quote="Boy Engineer"]Another failed investment in a mine, sadly. Still waiting for this one to pay out untold riches:
[photo]119654[/photo]

I fear I may be wait
Topic: Private Messages
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2020 20:02:36   Subject: Private Messages
I must admit that the PM service on this site has been extremely helpful to me and I certainly would want to see it change in any way!
It is perhaps unfortunate that we only have a brief time on
Topic: South Crofty - current situation?
John Lawson

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/01/2020 19:27:31   Subject: South Crofty - current situation?
It certainly seem pretty dire, if you do not have a mining engineer on site and no pup,ping is taking place what are they doing?
My guess is that they are awaiting a big finiancial injection befo
Topic: New member from Queensland
John Lawson

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 01/01/2020 19:42:34   Subject: New member from Queensland
Hi, I hope you enjoy the site and that you might be able to contribute to our interesting discussions?
Topic: South Crofty - current situation?
John Lawson

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/12/2019 21:10:35   Subject: South Crofty - current situation?
As I understand it they are trying to devise a system to eliminate the toxic metals in the potential pumping water, so that when they begin the big pump, the water board will be happy and not have con
Topic: Merry Christmas 2019
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2019 10:10:40   Subject: Merry Christmas 2019
Hi Roy & friends, Robert & I and the rest of my extensive family wish everyone who posts on this site a happy and prosperous New Year and Christmas.
Regards, John & Robert Lawson
Topic: Mine Explorer Journal volume7 ?
John Lawson

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 18/12/2019 21:00:15   Subject: Mine Explorer Journal volume7 ?
Hi I received my copy of the new C.A.T. occasional publication, yesterday! It is a comprehensive list of the tasks undertaken by CAT over the last 40:years, since it’s inception.
Unlike the previ
Topic: Coalcleugh Level entrance 9th December 2019 (photo)
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/12/2019 20:35:21   Subject: Coalcleugh Level entrance 9th December 2019 (photo)
Thanks for the update. It S somewhat worrying that this important access to the Barneycraig system is not being allowed proper ventilation!
Hopefully someone will mention it in a liaison meeting
Topic: Coalcleugh Level entrance 9th December 2019 (photo)
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 11/12/2019 19:49:43   Subject: Coalcleugh Level entrance 9th December 2019 (photo)
hi
Peter, thanks for uploading this picture.From the picture it looks as if there is outlet for air ventilation from the mine?
Is this a correct interpretation?

Photograph:
Topic: Half a day to spend at Nenthead
John Lawson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 04/12/2019 21:09:00   Subject: Half a day to spend at Nenthead
I agree with Mark, the trio to the Ballroomis a ‘must’ if you have never been to Nenthead.
My guess is you had probably best approach the Nenthead Mines and Conservation society first, in order t
Topic: Epsomite at Nenthead?
John Lawson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/12/2019 21:33:44   Subject: Epsomite at Nenthead?
Hi I think that you might have the basis of an interesting research topic here!
I think we Mine explorers all can think of places where you can easily acquire specimens for analysis.
I perso
Topic: Ruthwaite
John Lawson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 22/11/2019 20:38:31   Subject: Ruthwaite
All I can tell you from memory this was a Baryte minevworking around the First World War time .
I have no knowledge of the adit you have discovered.
Topic: Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
John Lawson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/11/2019 15:05:01   Subject: Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
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 its ore is using a b
Topic: Brownley Hill Mine, Nenthead
John Lawson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 04/11/2019 20:50:19   Subject: Brownley Hill Mine, Nenthead
[quote="PeteJ"]Thanks John.

I am also searching for mine company plans. We know about the three VMZ plans (1896, Ore reserves and abandonment), and there is KC Dunham's section of the mai
Topic: Brownley Hill Mine, Nenthead
John Lawson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/11/2019 20:35:53   Subject: Brownley Hill Mine, Nenthead
Hi Peter, as far as I am aware, West Cumberland mines Research Group, did not actually do any surveying!
Mostly they used the V.M. Map and made it up from there!
Naturally they achieved a lo
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 23/09/2019 20:13:55   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
One can only reiterate the old phase do not put all your eggs in one basket!
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/09/2019 19:17:58   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]
One can only hope that either the government underwrites part of the
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/09/2019 19:17:57   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]
One can only hope that either the government underwrites part of the
Topic: Review Of NAMHO’s meet 2019 by Roy Fellows
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/09/2019 19:46:46   Subject: Review Of NAMHO’s meet 2019 by Roy Fellows
Hi Roy,
I read your review of the work carried out by yourself and your group on organising and reviewing of this event!
It was fascinating, and I can only hope that other organisers of thes
Topic: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 04/09/2019 15:46:40   Subject: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
This mine was known for bad air!
When it was worked, frequently, they used to create a fire in a waggon, send it into the level, then pull it back, to help the ventilation.
Eric Bowman who w
Topic: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 31/08/2019 19:58:11   Subject: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
Hi Roy, this is the photo I remember of this adit!
You used to be able to see it from the road, but having passed by many times recently you certainly can no longer see it, I have told the farmer
Topic: Sedling 1960 (photo)
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/08/2019 20:58:19   Subject: Sedling 1960 (photo)
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 sorting out the vibran
Topic: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
John Lawson

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 25/08/2019 21:44:21   Subject: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
Just a thought!
I would have a basis of its weight in scrap iron as the basic bottom price!
As it has been worked Inam suggesting 50% over its scrap value!
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
John Lawson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 17/08/2019 23:04:25   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
[quote="TheCret!n"]Cheers Chris.

I’ll stick them on the list.
Planning on getting to each of these places to get a detector reading.

I know Rampgill Firestone all too well.
Topic: Miles of rare gold have been discovered
John Lawson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/08/2019 21:54:38   Subject: Miles of rare gold have been discovered
Hi, as understand it Alba’s resource’s statement is of a preliminary nature!
They still have to get diamond core drilling these suggested ore bodies.
When they have carried out the drilling
Topic: Calamine Mining in the 16thC
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/07/2019 19:52:30   Subject: Calamine Mining in the 16thC
[quote="PeteJ"][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 th
Topic: Pike Law boulder lines Sept 2017 (photo)
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/07/2019 21:22:29   Subject: Pike Law boulder lines Sept 2017 (photo)
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 awful lot of it around
Topic: Pike Law boulder lines Sept 2017 (photo)
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/07/2019 19:50:40   Subject: Pike Law boulder lines Sept 2017 (photo)
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 time period in the Eight
Topic: if you press this it makes a funny noise (photo)
John Lawson

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/06/2019 20:58:50   Subject: if you press this it makes a funny noise (photo)
hi, it is great to see this photo, win the competition!
Also thanks for making the pictures posting, of the colliery and the associated strike marches.
I would however make the point, that n
Topic: Video : Abandoned Mine Explore #27 : Finding Mineral Collectors & Descending To The Lake : Corkscrew Mine
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/06/2019 20:45:59   Subject: Video : Abandoned Mine Explore #27 : Finding Mineral Collectors & Descending To The Lake : Corkscrew Mine
Hi this mine is definitely Wetgrooves. I would hasten to add that in my humble opinion, over a 25 year period of knowing the mine, the way these two went down the incline was just a bit ‘hairy’. When
Topic: Hard Level (photo)
John Lawson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 27/05/2019 21:32:49   Subject: Hard Level (photo)
Hi Jim,
I am afraid he was not related to the co-author of Raistricks classic book!
He was someone who was interested in Mining then moved on!
Unlike the rest of us!
Topic: Hard Level (photo)
John Lawson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 27/05/2019 20:53:10   Subject: Hard Level (photo)
this is a HMP photograph.
The figure in the foreground is Peter Jennings.

Photograph:

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Topic: Scraithole portal (photo)
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 25/05/2019 21:07:41   Subject: Scraithole portal (photo)
hi Guys, just to inform you, on an old map which was given to me this Scraithole adit is called Toby level.
There used to be a higher adit which, when the recent mining operations took place serv
Topic: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/05/2019 18:39:32   Subject: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
Hi Jim,
This certainly is the level on the Scraithole side of the West Allen, slightly to the left of Toby level.
Had not realised that this took the overflow from Barneycraig level.
We
Topic: Glengowla Lead Mine Lead Mine (mine)
John Lawson

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 13/05/2019 21:26:11   Subject: Glengowla Lead Mine Lead Mine (mine)
Hi, I did not include any grid references or Latitude/Longitude directions, simply because I did not know them!
It is situated in Galway, near the town of Oughterard
Coordinates 53 25’ 6” N
Topic: Glengowla Lead Mine Lead Mine (mine)
John Lawson

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 13/05/2019 21:18:06   Subject: Glengowla Lead Mine Lead Mine (mine)
Hi, I did not include any grid references or Latitude/Longitude directions, simply because I did not know them!
It is situated in Galway, near the town of Oughterard
Coordinates 53 25’ 6” N
Topic: Sir Francis Level, query
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/05/2019 22:12:42   Subject: Sir Francis Level, query
Hi Mark, excellent work you did in Sir Francis.
Chris as you state, Mr Hardy’s plan is a little wishful, although all the evidence suggests that the bottom level was at least attempted, but clear
Topic: Sir Francis Level, query
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/04/2019 20:30:33   Subject: Sir Francis Level, query
Hi Peter and Chris,
Have looked st the Cave Science article by Peter Crabtree et al and I can state emphatically that there is no section of the sump shown there?
Interestingly he refers to
Topic: Hard Level Gill plant June 1977 photo
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/04/2019 21:31:59   Subject: Hard Level Gill plant June 1977 photo
Hi Les & Jim,
I can categorically tell you Harry knew the Hard Level Gill area very well!
Certainly as far as I know he never went into this mine although I know he went into the nearby Spen
Topic: Hard Level Gill plant June 1977 photo
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/04/2019 21:42:38   Subject: Hard Level Gill plant June 1977 photo
Hi Jim,
Your aquired photo has interested a lot of us!
Thinking back to Force Crag, the last company floated their zinc concentrate off the Barytes, feed stock.
It would be no doubt be
Topic: Caving Videos ?
John Lawson

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/04/2019 19:57:43   Subject: Caving Videos ?
I personally feel that posting videos is a good idea!
However, I think the experience would be more informative if there was linkage to either the abandonment plan or another well known workings
Topic: Hard Level Gill plant Oct 1988 (photo)
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/04/2019 21:18:38   Subject: Hard Level Gill plant Oct 1988 (photo)
Hi Jim, you will find full analyses of the dumps, initially in Dunham & Dines, Barium Minerals in England & Wales, p74, where you will see the highest fluorspar content is only 19% at Sir Franccis dum
Topic: Hard Level Gill plant Oct 1988 (photo)
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/04/2019 20:47:10   Subject: Hard Level Gill plant Oct 1988 (photo)
hi Jim,
I understood that the dressing plant in Hard Level Gill was designed to take Barytes, from these tips!
Not fluorspar, which in any case is pretty low I this orefield!
Regards, <
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/04/2019 20:52:24   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
This ‘apparent’ abandonment of the railway option, in my opinion is just a little shortsighted especially when you consider an enormous amount of Boulby’s production is moved by rail to Teesport!
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 15/04/2019 20:05:32   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
Recent thoughts I have seen suggest that this impressive drive could still be stopped due to lack of
cash!
As I have said earlier whilst it is a worthwhile project, cash demands are going to
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
John Lawson

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 11/04/2019 20:56:46   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
I think we all have to be extremely careful what we upload.
Information is everything!
Unfortunately there have always been people who are casually interested in going underground.
Howe
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