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

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/10/2019 07:21:16   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
Yes, I found that statement a little cryptic considering they've not even left the Wilton site yet from the Teesside end !

If they are suggesting taking stuff directly out of Woodsmith and
Topic: Hay Royds colliery West Yorkshire
christwigg

Forum: North East England   Posted: 08/10/2019 11:24:01   Subject: Hay Royds colliery West Yorkshire
Sorry to resurrect a 6 year old thread.

But I came across this article from March 1997 in Mineral Industry International

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/documents/Hay-Royds-Coal-Colli
Topic: Prevalence of CO2 from disused mineral mines
christwigg

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 01/10/2019 10:36:10   Subject: Prevalence of CO2 from disused mineral mines
A recently published report from the Scottish Government

https://www.gov.scot/publications/research-project-investigate-prevalence-co2-disused-mineral-mines-implications-residential-buildin
Topic: Devis Access
christwigg

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/10/2019 09:31:47   Subject: Devis Access
It was being discussed by 'C. J. Curry' and 'sir francis lilo' in this thread. Perhaps PM them for an update.

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/community/viewtopic.aspx?t=14463

Topic: For Sale - Niche Item !
christwigg

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 27/09/2019 13:45:50   Subject: For Sale - Niche Item !
No problem. PM me the address
Topic: For Sale - Niche Item !
christwigg

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 27/09/2019 09:01:22   Subject: For Sale - Niche Item !
An item that's possibly even too niche for eBay.
Open University course T352 Material Processing on triple vinyl !
Used from 1979-1986.

[link]119043[linkphoto]119043[/linkphoto][/
Topic: Arkengarthdale mines
christwigg

Forum: North East England   Posted: 23/09/2019 17:03:23   Subject: Arkengarthdale mines
Booze Wood is still open as far as I know (unless the recent flooding had any effects not reported here)

Plenty of open stuff in Arkengarthdale, Old Moulds is fairly extensive.
Topic: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
christwigg

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/09/2019 08:51:23   Subject: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
[quote="ttxela"]

I think I recall seeing some photos on here of the discovery but they seem to be gone now, possibly too gruesome?

It's a fascinating story and I've always fancie
Topic: Sedling 1960 (photo)
christwigg

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/08/2019 17:12:00   Subject: Sedling 1960 (photo)
Came across this photo in the collection of the late Jake Almond.
No details other than "Sedling 1960"

Perhaps a waterwheel pit (minus the waterwheel)
Does anyone know the locati
Topic: Coalcleugh (photo)
christwigg

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/08/2019 07:35:04   Subject: Coalcleugh (photo)
[quote="jagman"][quote="christwigg"]I think it was Simon who posted them, they date from 1986 so potentially not there anymore ?
[/quote]

They are, but the picture is deceptive
Topic: Coalcleugh (photo)
christwigg

Forum: North East England   Posted: 29/08/2019 18:49:00   Subject: Coalcleugh (photo)
I think it was Simon who posted them, they date from 1986 so potentially not there anymore ?
Topic: Coalcleugh (photo)
christwigg

Forum: North East England   Posted: 29/08/2019 18:09:48   Subject: Coalcleugh (photo)
We don't seem to have Carrshield named as a mine, just Barneycraig and Scraithole.

Are the buildings associate with one of those ?
I'm not familiar with them.
Topic: Deep shaft required
christwigg

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/08/2019 08:32:49   Subject: Deep shaft required
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]I wonder if I could blag a trip with my work hat on.[/quote]

Well give the locals a shout if you do !

I got in touch with the company 10 ye
Topic: Deep shaft required
christwigg

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/08/2019 07:53:15   Subject: Deep shaft required
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]Billingham Anhydrite Mine?
[/quote]

Seems to fit your criteria.

A company called NPL Estates inspected it about 10 years ago but it lo
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
christwigg

Forum: North West England   Posted: 21/08/2019 07:25:12   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
Oh, the little sub-level with the really long gypsum crystals.
"Santas Grotto"
Topic: Isle of Man 1905 - Whats going on ?
christwigg

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/08/2019 10:50:34   Subject: Isle of Man 1905 - Whats going on ?
Just got there myself.

http://www.isle-of-man.com/manxnotebook/tourism/glens/groudle.htm

Sound like thats a bear pit !

Topic: Isle of Man 1905 - Whats going on ?
christwigg

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/08/2019 08:45:53   Subject: Isle of Man 1905 - Whats going on ?
Bit easier to see on this version

[link]118747[linkphoto]118747[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Isle of Man 1905 - Whats going on ?
christwigg

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/08/2019 08:44:23   Subject: Isle of Man 1905 - Whats going on ?
I came across the following photos which reports to the the Isle of Man in 1905.

Does anyone know the location, and is it mining related ?

[link]118746[linkphoto]118746[/linkpho
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
christwigg

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/08/2019 08:38:04   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
Only places that I personally recall ever feeling it are the dead-end of Waterblast Flat in Smallcleugh.

I think if you go the opposite way to the round-trip continuation from Brownley High
Topic: Graphite, Fluorite and Jet
christwigg

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/08/2019 10:46:18   Subject: Graphite, Fluorite and Jet
Don't forget the Tempest Prognosticator (leech powered barometer) too !

Topic: Swaledale Floods (Mines Affected)
christwigg

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/08/2019 12:30:15   Subject: Swaledale Floods (Mines Affected)
Count me in. Might be able to get plastic pipe if you don't have a free source already.
Topic: Swaledale Floods (Mines Affected)
christwigg

Forum: North East England   Posted: 04/08/2019 22:49:05   Subject: Swaledale Floods (Mines Affected)
Video taken today by John Cameron at the location of the now buried Devis Hole entrance.

[youtube]05uZuifoKeA[/youtube]
Topic: Graphite, Fluorite and Jet
christwigg

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/08/2019 08:25:01   Subject: Graphite, Fluorite and Jet
[quote="BertyBasset"]
*East Yorkshire Coast. Done iron mines, so maybe jet or alum?
[/quote]
North Yorkshire is where you need to be for those.

Boulby and Loftus as already m
Topic: Calamine Mining in the 16thC
christwigg

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/07/2019 09:38:51   Subject: Calamine Mining in the 16thC
https://www.namho.org/research/LEAD_Assessment_20130207.pdf

In the 18th century mines in Derbyshire, at Castleton, Cromford, Bonsal and Wirksworth, and in North Wales, were supplying calami
Topic: Calamine Mining in the 16thC
christwigg

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/07/2019 09:32:18   Subject: Calamine Mining in the 16thC
[quote="Jim MacPherson"]
There is also Pikedaw Zinc Mine near Malham, perhaps active a bit later than you are looking for?, from the information the remains are limited to the mine (I think still
Topic: Kentmere Mine and Millrigg Mine
christwigg

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/07/2019 07:58:06   Subject: Kentmere Mine and Millrigg Mine
This is probably a good place to start.

http://www.sdhs.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/14-Mines.pdf

Topic: Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
christwigg

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/06/2019 18:46:52   Subject: Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
I've got lots of scaff and connectors. How much you need Guvn'r ?
Topic: Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
christwigg

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/06/2019 07:54:49   Subject: Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
[quote="Monty Stubble"]Someone stirring it 'oop north?
[/quote]

Just an honest mistake I think from someone who hadn't been many times.

Saw the photo and wondered if might
Topic: Nenthead Mine Field Trip Monday 17th June
christwigg

Forum: Events   Posted: 13/06/2019 19:37:11   Subject: Nenthead Mine Field Trip Monday 17th June
The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers is organising a field trip to look at the geology of the North Pennine Orefield and Nenthead mine on the 17th of June. The trip will b
Topic: Underland by Robert Macfarland
christwigg

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2019 07:39:03   Subject: Underland by Robert Macfarland
We took him into a Windypit while he was researching the book. Sadly we didn't make the final cut :(
Topic: Sad news
christwigg

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/05/2019 18:49:46   Subject: Sad news
Terrible news, one of the true legends of our era.
[link]78207[linkphoto]78207[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Wiregill Low Level
christwigg

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/05/2019 07:58:52   Subject: Wiregill Low Level
I've added Fairbairns plan to the same place, but looks like it just based on the LLCo one.
Topic: Sir Francis Level, query
christwigg

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/05/2019 07:45:39   Subject: Sir Francis Level, query
Amazing, you can't have been far off the bottom if you got to 33m
Topic: Sir Francis Level, query
christwigg

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/04/2019 20:44:32   Subject: Sir Francis Level, query
Yes, the graph paper section is Dunham from the BGS and doesn't show anything at the bottom of the Engine Sump.

There is reference in Mike Gills book of an attempt to revive the pumping eng
Topic: Sir Francis Level, query
christwigg

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/04/2019 11:47:07   Subject: Sir Francis Level, query
I'm writing a little article about Sir Francis for a local society.
There's an often reproduced image from Hardys 'Hidden Side of Swaledale'

[img]https://media.subbrit.org.uk/10295/155
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
christwigg

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/04/2019 07:40:37   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
There was no way on earth they would have got permission to build 'another Boulby' in the National Park.

[img]https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4450/37716346271_79b33309e0_b.jpg[/img]
Topic: Easter visit to St Francis level
christwigg

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/04/2019 08:09:36   Subject: Easter visit to St Francis level
I imagine for television they had to leave when the O2 alarm went off at 19.5%. Because the camera crew and Mr Rose were 'working'

I would personally say that a fit and healthy person could
Topic: Cornish Mining Items Auction
christwigg

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/03/2019 07:31:41   Subject: Cornish Mining Items Auction
Truro Auction Centre
Date: 15 Mar 2019

http://cornwallauction.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/0138C.pdf

35 Various Mining related pamphlets and
journals including Met
Topic: "The Bargain men" Gunnerside
christwigg

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/02/2019 09:19:59   Subject: Why doesn't the subject copy !
Perhaps, but only a few subject matter experts are ever going to spot the problems, and for the intended audience of the "general public in 1976" it was well done.
Topic: "The Bargain men" Gunnerside
christwigg

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/02/2019 08:39:33   Subject: Bargain men
Well, I for one thoroughly enjoyed it, I think it's pretty unfair to be trashing something made in 1976.

Yes, there were photos of other mines, but there aren't that many photos of the mine
Topic: The Grassington Mines Appreciation Group
christwigg

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2019 17:47:10   Subject: The Grassington Mines Appreciation Group
Some great stuff on there. I've had a few surfaces walk up there over the years, but never got around to descending any of the shafts.
Topic: The Jet Project
christwigg

Forum: North East England   Posted: 27/11/2018 19:54:09   Subject: The Jet Project
I thought we had more or less knocked all the BIG jet mines on the head a couple of years ago.

And I was just tying up a few loose ends before considering writing it all up.

How
Topic: Nenthead Mill (mine)
christwigg

Forum: North West England   Posted: 27/11/2018 19:45:39   Subject: Nenthead Mill (mine)
Never seen any smoke/mist there.

I've bumped into all sort of weirdos near the Ballroom.
Could have been smoking weed or setting fire to rubbish.
Topic: Nenthead Mill (mine)
christwigg

Forum: North West England   Posted: 23/11/2018 11:44:59   Subject: Nenthead Mill (mine)
Have a watch of this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VRk7mIztio

The slope and crawl are 6 minutes in.
Topic: Nenthead Mill (mine)
christwigg

Forum: North West England   Posted: 23/11/2018 07:16:15   Subject: Nenthead Mill (mine)
[quote="Billy P."]we might have to miss the short crawly though[/quote]

You can't really, but its very very short.
Topic: Nenthead Mill (mine)
christwigg

Forum: North West England   Posted: 22/11/2018 07:53:35   Subject: Nenthead Mill (mine)
If you're only wanting to go for an hour then Smallcleugh is probably your best bet.

The entrance position given on the satellite map here is spot on and the path goes right to it.
[ph
Topic: Hello from the Derwent Valley North Pennines
christwigg

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 14/11/2018 09:05:45   Subject: Hello from the Derwent Valley North Pennines
If you use Facebook you might find some like minded people here :- https://www.facebook.com/groups/DerwentsideCMC/
Topic: Rampgill Firestone level - calendar caption query
christwigg

Forum: North West England   Posted: 29/10/2018 13:04:19   Subject: Rampgill Firestone level - calendar caption query
December 2009 apparently, where does all the time go ?
[photo]45148[/photo]

[quote="gNick"]
It is still wet and muddy
[/quote]

As I suspected :lol:
Topic: Rampgill Firestone level - calendar caption query
christwigg

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/10/2018 22:18:01   Subject: Rampgill Firestone level - calendar caption query
[quote="TheCret!n"]It’s no longer wet or muddy.

[/quote]

Seriously, I find that hard to believe from the state I ended up in on my last visit.
Topic: Nenthead Mill
christwigg

Forum: North East England   Posted: 28/10/2018 22:16:19   Subject: Nenthead Mill
I've seen some photos by spartylea of it coming down on Facebook on 23rd September
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