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Topic: Bargain Men : The Decline Of The Lead Mining Industry In Swaledale, Yorkshire, UK
christwigg

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/09/2020 09:25:43   Subject: Bargain Men : The Decline Of The Lead Mining Industry In Swaledale, Yorkshire, UK
A great many years ago I started keeping a list of mining videos and catching stuff that was on TV.

Sadly I never kept the list up to date and I don't think I've even got a lot of the files
Topic: Bargain Men : The Decline Of The Lead Mining Industry In Swaledale, Yorkshire, UK
christwigg

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/09/2020 23:23:38   Subject: Bargain Men : The Decline Of The Lead Mining Industry In Swaledale, Yorkshire, UK
[quote="UK Abandoned Mine Explores"]Movie not sourced from them but from Yorkshire TV, now itv Yorkshire, who I spoke too, so never assume.[/quote]

Well it was nice of you to credit their g
Topic: Bargain Men : The Decline Of The Lead Mining Industry In Swaledale, Yorkshire, UK
christwigg

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/09/2020 19:31:49   Subject: Bargain Men : The Decline Of The Lead Mining Industry In Swaledale, Yorkshire, UK
I always seem to be the bad guy here !

Its a great video, but with this being made in 1976 it will still be in copyright and I don't imagine the Yorkshire Film Archive will be too impressed
Topic: Mining subsidence visible on LIDAR images?
christwigg

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/07/2020 14:11:30   Subject: Mining subsidence visible on LIDAR images?
True, but it's immensely useful to be able to walk across a LiDAR image live.
Topic: Mining subsidence visible on LIDAR images?
christwigg

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/07/2020 13:14:50   Subject: Mining subsidence visible on LIDAR images?
I find http://www.lidarfinder.com is much better because you can switch to the DTM version of the data (which removes the trees and buildings)

I know you can pick out shallow ironstone work
Topic: Video Explore : Exploring a Very Dangerous Flooded Mine
christwigg

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/07/2020 07:31:37   Subject: Video Explore : Exploring a Very Dangerous Flooded Mine
Covered in adverts ?

You mean those five tiny icons on the right from the highly respected people in mine exploring circles who have kept tens of thousands of photos freely available to you
Topic: Video Explore : Exploring a Very Dangerous Flooded Mine
christwigg

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/07/2020 22:33:57   Subject: Video Explore : Exploring a Very Dangerous Flooded Mine
My apologies, 169 more subscriptions still needed before you can enable it.




Topic: Video Explore : Exploring a Very Dangerous Flooded Mine
christwigg

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/07/2020 20:58:25   Subject: Video Explore : Exploring a Very Dangerous Flooded Mine
If I took all my photos down from those named locations, you wouldn't have found many places to monetize on Youtube would you.

You should be thanking me :lol:

Topic: Video Explore : Exploring a Very Dangerous Flooded Mine
christwigg

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/07/2020 19:56:18   Subject: Video Explore : Exploring a Very Dangerous Flooded Mine
If it's so blooming secret and dangerous why don't you just keep it off Youtube for a change eh ?

Topic: Parc Lead Mine - 3D
christwigg

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/06/2020 20:32:12   Subject: Parc Lead Mine - 3D
Gave it another go and everything had moved on leaps and bounds with the plugin since I tried it a couple of years ago.

Everything worked pretty much straight away.

https://skfb.
Topic: Parc Lead Mine - 3D
christwigg

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/06/2020 08:37:34   Subject: Parc Lead Mine - 3D
Very impressive, i've done some similar things in (ArcGIS / ArcScene) and (QGIS / qgis2threejs)
Geo-referenced mines plans combined with Google Earth images on Lidar.

But have always h
Topic: Vieille Montagne in Nenthead
christwigg

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 23/05/2020 07:37:24   Subject: Vieille Montagne in Nenthead
This book from a few years ago is also worth seeking out.

The Foreigners in the Hills by Alastair Robertson

First published May 2012.

ISBN 978-0-9547339-6-4 24 b/w pho
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
christwigg

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 22:16:55   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
You would imagine you would remember as you're in the photo !

Rigghead.
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
christwigg

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 21:49:19   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Gas cooker and spindryer ?

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Topic: Mine map drawing/cartography
christwigg

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2019 07:58:13   Subject: Mine map drawing/cartography
[quote="TheCret!n"]I liked your 3D model, Chris, very impressive. I’d love to know how it’s done (in more detail.) so I can have a pop myself.
Leif.[/quote]

My method was virtually ide
Topic: Mine map drawing/cartography
christwigg

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/12/2019 08:33:46   Subject: Mine map drawing/cartography
Well I've not produced much in the way of published maps yet, but i'm doing everything in GIS (ArcGIS / QGIS)

That's allowing me to combine actual new surveying data from a Distox/Survex wi
Topic: Landscape with Horses: Coal Mining at Tan Hill and Kings Pit Collieries by Shaun Richardson
christwigg

Forum: Events   Posted: 20/11/2019 08:37:14   Subject: Landscape with Horses: Coal Mining at Tan Hill and Kings Pit Collieries by Shaun Richardson
Friday 29 November - Landscape with Horses: Coal Mining at Tan Hill and Kings Pit Collieries by Shaun Richardson

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Topic: Eston Iron Mine (mine)
christwigg

Forum: North East England   Posted: 22/10/2019 09:20:39   Subject: Eston Iron Mine (mine)
Craig Hornby sent me the following reply :-

Regarding the term "Sammy"...yes a nickname for sabulite used in difficult areas when black powder wasnt powerful enough. Miners bought and carri
Topic: Eston Iron Mine (mine)
christwigg

Forum: North East England   Posted: 22/10/2019 08:00:37   Subject: Eston Iron Mine (mine)
I'll ask Craig Hornby who made the documentary 'Century In Stone' about Eston if he's ever heard the term used.

I've only ever heard it referring to Sir Bernhard Samuelson who built the New
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.

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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

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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.
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