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Posts by John Lawson

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Topic: Trapped miners in China
John Lawson

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 26/01/2021 15:04:13   Subject: Trapped miners in China
AR, well said, I could not agree with you more!
I think time will show that the USA, is going to move significantly in a forward direction in the forthcoming years,
Regards, John Lawsonv
Topic: Trapped miners in China
John Lawson

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 26/01/2021 15:04:11   Subject: Trapped miners in China
AR, well said, I could not agree with you more!
I think time will show that the USA, is going to move significantly in a forward direction in the forthcoming years,
Regards, John Lawsonv
Topic: Muscles in a mine.
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/12/2020 19:55:51   Subject: Muscles in a mine.
pretty sure that thes stalagtites and muscle shells are all formed by bacteria!
They simply use the iron as a`food` the electrons involved in the rusting process are used to allow the bacteria to
Topic: 28DL loves Roy
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/11/2020 21:12:28   Subject: 28DL dont like Roy
Hi Roy thanks for the Link, unfortunately it is all Japanese to me!
Take care, and try to avoid the Chinese bug.
Regards John
Topic: 28DL loves Roy
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/11/2020 19:54:27   Subject: 28DL dont like Roy
Hi Roy,
Just ignore them we all know what you have done over the years and by and large it is pretty good!
If it is any consolation to you at one time I tried to join another Mines explor
Topic: Nenthead Mines Ownership
John Lawson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/11/2020 19:50:33   Subject: Nenthead Mines Ownership
Hi Peter & friends!
well done in securing this change of ownership!
no doubt thev local authority also were pleased, since they are no longer responsible for such an important site.

Topic: Special Reports on the Mineral Resources of Great Britain
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/11/2020 21:10:15   Subject: Special Reports on the Mineral Resources of Great Britain
hi mike, as you know some of these facsimily copies are excellent1
i woukd strongly advise anybody who is interested in British mining to get copies which are appropiate to their areas of interes
Topic: Special Reports on the Mineral Resources of Great Britain
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/11/2020 19:32:58   Subject: Special Reports on the Mineral Resources of Great Britain
[quote="legendrider"]why not make it a sticky thread?

MARK[/quote]hi mark still not sure what how to access thIs thread!
Hopefully your suggestion would male this easier?
Topic: Jim Rieuwerts
John Lawson

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 05/11/2020 19:30:21   Subject: Jim Rieuwerts
I met and worked with Jim when we were living on the edge of the Peak District.
I more friendly to and helpful person you could not meet, once I moved away to Scotland our paths no longer crossed
Topic: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/11/2020 21:22:41   Subject: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
as i understand this process? it seems that it would be used in conjunction with a geothermal heating project?
Fundamentally the operators pump down water, which heats up underground, then cones
Topic: Lakeland Mining Books at Auction
John Lawson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 22/10/2020 21:49:35   Subject: Lakeland Mining Books at Auction
These are good books to own and have on ones bookshelf.
I know since I have the majority of them!
But i simply would not pay over the odds for any!

Regards and beware of auction l
Topic: Smallcleugh Horse Level
John Lawson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 15/10/2020 19:49:18   Subject: Smallcleugh Horse Level
hi guys, my ambission is to tho through hethringtons when i am 80 years old1
which is some 18 months off! I must admit I have never worn knee pads on this trip and I guess when I next goo throug
Topic: Smallcleugh Horse Level
John Lawson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/10/2020 19:33:57   Subject: Smallcleugh Horse Level
hi Leif , thanks for the update on your smallcleugh visits.
personally, i believe that however mundane your report might be, in my opinion we should have lots more of them!
Basically I belie
Topic: Shaft Exploring
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/09/2020 19:32:20   Subject: Shaft Exploring
Hi Roy a figure of £340,000, was mentioned tonight on the ITV news. No doubt you will be ordering a couple?
Topic: Level entrance with group (photo)
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 28/09/2020 20:39:51   Subject: Level entrance with group (photo)


Hi Peter just seen this photograph! I would like to let you know that the unknown person is David Politt.
Regards John lawson
Photograph:

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Topic: Hilton/Murton Mines & Dufton Mines
John Lawson

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/09/2020 22:11:03   Subject: Hilton/Murton Mines & Dufton Mines
hi Hardshinxs level is still open, and gives access to the respective, baryte, flats. by going doswn a internal shaft, you can also access Curly level, well worth a visit!
Topic: Jerah Copper Mine (mine)
John Lawson

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 22/09/2020 20:41:01   Subject: Jerah Copper Mine (mine)
I would suggest that you contact Dr stephen Moreton, who has already written a book on Alva, and is very intersted in all the 0chill mines.
send me a pm for his Email address.
Regards, John
Topic: Mining term: Trial
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/09/2020 20:34:21   Subject: Mining term: Trial
As I understand this mining term, it used when assessing whether it is worthwhile financially, to proceed with spending lots of money on opening a mine!
Normally trialling can take place by the c
Topic: Hello!
John Lawson

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 12/09/2020 19:06:58   Subject: Hello!
hi ex tunneler! i hope you find lots of interesting mining topics on our site!,
Not sure what your back ground is?
Hopefully you will let us know?
Regards John Lawson
Topic: Bargain Men : The Decline Of The Lead Mining Industry In Swaledale, Yorkshire, UK
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/09/2020 21:00:58   Subject: Bargain Men : The Decline Of The Lead Mining Industry In Swaledale, Yorkshire, UK
hi Chris, well done in drawing our attention to this film!
i certainly was not aware of it!
i think that producers of it used a wider variety of Yorkshire mine sites in it other than strictl
Topic: Photographs Of The Fair Lady (album)
John Lawson

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/09/2020 19:29:00   Subject: Photographs Of The Fair Lady (album)
Hi Roy, I think that you call the end of the British Coal mining scene progress!
No doubt instigated by a PM who had an axe to grind, and unfortunately the miner’s had a leader who was so full of
Topic: Easy underground stuff for a newbie.
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 29/06/2020 20:05:20   Subject: Easy underground stuff for a newbie.
Hi Foy I had considered suggesting CAT but the trip from the North east to Coniston where lots of things are done is a bit off putting! It would be easier in my opinion to just end up at Nenthead,
Topic: Easy underground stuff for a newbie.
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 28/06/2020 21:43:44   Subject: Easy underground stuff for a newbie.
hi the obvious one is the Nenthead mine research society.
sadly as has been pointed out earlier due to lockdown they are not doing too much at the minute, but once the lockdown is finished then.
Topic: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
John Lawson

Forum: North America   Posted: 28/06/2020 21:38:56   Subject: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
very good film1
Shows how mining is a part of everyday life in Canada!
Topic: Easy underground stuff for a newbie.
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 28/06/2020 21:16:50   Subject: Easy underground stuff for a newbie.
I heartily agree with Peter, i joined a Society over 50years ago in order to discover what is involved in mine exploration! i am still a member of that organisation.
you are very fortunate inlivi
Topic: Rocks found on Cwmorthin tip Help with identification
John Lawson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/06/2020 13:59:24   Subject: Rocks found on Cwmorthin tip Help with identification
Hi I would check your pink samples, with a couple of spots of dilute Hydrochloric acid, since it looks like a pink flowstone, which essentially is a calcite!
If I am correct then this material
Topic: Rocks found on Cwmorthin tip Help with identification
John Lawson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/06/2020 13:59:23   Subject: Rocks found on Cwmorthin tip Help with identification
Hi I would check your pink samples, with a couple of spots of dilute Hydrochloric acid, since it looks like a pink flowstone, which essentially is a calcite!
If I am correct then this material
Topic: Video Explore : Claustrophobia : A Squeezy Mine & Cave Explore
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/06/2020 14:10:05   Subject: Video Explore : Claustrophobia : A Squeezy Mine & Cave Explore
I heartily concur with my old friend Roy, that this group have indeed carried mot some very useful exploration work, I am not sure that that the HSE Would approve, however, they were not there!
Topic: Vieille Montagne in Nenthead
John Lawson

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 26/05/2020 17:01:52   Subject: Vieille Montagne in Nenthead
Hi VMHeritage, certainly you were able to purchase copies of their photographs.
I did it in the days before we had our on line facility!
In those days you had to go to the museum and look th
Topic: Vieille Montagne in Nenthead
John Lawson

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 26/05/2020 17:01:51   Subject: Vieille Montagne in Nenthead
Hi VMHeritage, certainly you were able to purchase copies of their photographs.
I did it in the days before we had our on line facility!
In those days you had to go to the museum and look th
Topic: Worth Iron Furnace - nodule (photo)
John Lawson

Forum: South East England   Posted: 25/05/2020 20:04:52   Subject: Worth Iron Furnace - nodule (photo)
hi this piece looks not too dissimilar to the other one. is it possible for you to carry out a specific gravity test on the two, separate samples?
Topic: Kiruna iron ore mine closed.
John Lawson

Forum: Europe   Posted: 24/05/2020 21:45:48   Subject: Kiruna iron ore mine closed.
One has to consider that we had a world class heamatite iron deposit in West Cumberland, with out put going to,its owner British Steel, yet all these mines are now closed down. Yet BHP and RtZ are ma
Topic: Rare Welsh gold hunt
John Lawson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/05/2020 19:07:53   Subject: Rare Welsh gold hunt
I am very happy to report that Galantas in their latest news report, emphatically state that they have reached a an agreement with the police service of Northern Ireland in respect to the mines use o
Topic: Vieille Montagne in Nenthead
John Lawson

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 20/05/2020 09:45:59   Subject: Vieille Montagne in Nenthead
VM heritage, iWorks be very disappointed if you did not like it?
Take care, John Lawson
Topic: Kiruna iron ore mine closed.
John Lawson

Forum: Europe   Posted: 20/05/2020 09:44:20   Subject: Kiruna iron ore mine closed.
Given this instability and the facts that our two largest Mining companies BHP & RTZ operate their iron mines using opencast operations one wonders about the long term economics of these high grade Sw
Topic: Rare Welsh gold hunt
John Lawson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/05/2020 09:39:01   Subject: Rare Welsh gold hunt
Hi there are 2 potential gold mines i. Northern Ireland. The one that you highlighted is owned by Dalradian resources, and the other by Galantas. Both have the opportunity to make excellent mines!
Topic: Vieille Montagne in Nenthead
John Lawson

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/05/2020 21:02:54   Subject: Vieille Montagne in Nenthead
Hi VM. Heritage as you probably are aware, we do have one of the Krupp mill, although,I am not sure which of the various ones it is?
Other information on the history of V,M, operations will be fo
Topic: Rare Welsh gold hunt
John Lawson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/05/2020 19:23:07   Subject: Rare Welsh gold hunt
Hi whilst you are correctly offering your pessimism over the chances of finding any useful welsh, gold. Please remember that we have at least two viable gold mines in the U.K. one at Coninish in Scotl
Topic: Vieille Montagne in Nenthead
John Lawson

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/05/2020 19:15:48   Subject: Vieille Montagne in Nenthead
Hi V.M heritage, yes I think that you might be able to help us, here in the UK. As you might be aware, much of our records of this company were destroyed during the war?
Consequently we are lack
Topic: Worth Iron Furnace - nodule (photo)
John Lawson

Forum: South East England   Posted: 14/05/2020 19:37:44   Subject: Worth Iron Furnace - nodule (photo)
As if you state there are bits of glassy slag in it then then the other obvious identity is that,it is a partially reduced iron, ore!
Topic: Worth Iron Furnace - nodule (photo)
John Lawson

Forum: South East England   Posted: 14/05/2020 19:22:59   Subject: Worth Iron Furnace - nodule (photo)
Hi this in my opinion looks like a typical siderite iron ore!
It would have changed over the years to give magnetite and goethite!
Topic: Rocks found on Cwmorthin tip Help with identification
John Lawson

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/04/2020 19:57:24   Subject: Rocks found on Cwmorthin tip Help with identification
Hi one simple way to help in you is to carry out a S.G test on your rocks
This then gives you some idea how likely it is you have found any potentially ores!
Topic: Surplus Northern Mines Volumes
John Lawson

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 25/04/2020 21:21:04   Subject: Surplus Northern Mines Volumes
To
Topic: Surplus Northern Mines Volumes
John Lawson

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 22/04/2020 19:26:42   Subject: Surplus Northern Mines Volumes
Hi Mike these newsletters are almost the same size as their journals! Hence the interest.!
Topic: Surplus Northern Mines Volumes
John Lawson

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 21/04/2020 19:35:07   Subject: Surplus Northern Mines Volumes
Michael any surplus Russell society newsletters?
I am looking for some oldies to compete my collection!
Please let me know, thanks, John Lawson
Topic: United Downs copper
John Lawson

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/04/2020 21:38:33   Subject: United Downs copper
Hi I look at this as a purely accidental discovery! One wonders how the lithium company came to carry out the drilling on Strongbow’s lease. But a couple more drill holes will tell the mining companie
Topic: Burtree Pasture Lead Mine (mine)
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/04/2020 20:40:02   Subject: Burtree Pasture Lead Mine (mine)
Hi Roy, an excellent idea, and no doubt you have a few good pictures of your own to show?
Regards, John Lawson
Topic: Burtree Pasture Lead Mine (mine)
John Lawson

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/04/2020 20:01:18   Subject: Burtree Pasture Lead Mine (mine)
Hi Lydia, thanks for your kind offer,once the lockdown ends no doubt you will meet many more of us!
All I will tell you and iwoudbe surprised if youdidnot know this already?
Burtree Pasture
Topic: County Durham/Cumbria
John Lawson

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/03/2020 21:31:20   Subject: County Durham/Cumbria
Hi Ir85’ as has already been suggested to you, I strongly advise that you aquire a copy of the Smalcleugh plan before you return!
It has the advantage that you will not get lost in the mine and w
Topic: New group in the Southern Uplands
John Lawson

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 09/03/2020 21:08:02   Subject: New group in the Southern Uplands
Good luck with it we need as much support for these new mining areas as possible!
Regards, John Lawson
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