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Forum: Widdrington 20-12-2016, 11:08 AM
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Posted By Coquet
Splendid recall. I just need a memory jog and it...

Splendid recall. I just need a memory jog and it comes back. Were these replaced with 'Blower Stowers' on the shearers? Or was the slusher a tailgate machine and the Blower in the mothergate?
Forum: Widdrington 17-12-2016, 08:44 PM
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Posted By Coquet
Banks Mining Diamond (E2) outcrop

That 'Diamond' (E2) seam was worked at Ellington with some sort of secondary extraction process they called 'Diamond tops' or 'Diamond topping' This was the removal of a coal roof after the rest of...
Forum: Widdrington 17-12-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 22,331
Posted By Coquet
It's a pleasure. I keep revisiting that map, see...

It's a pleasure. I keep revisiting that map, see more each time. You can see the three outcropping seams Banks are after (+the G seam + ?) and how the shape of the proposed opencast pit is defined by...
Forum: Widdrington 16-12-2016, 05:52 PM
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Posted By Coquet
On that map there is a tan line showing the...

On that map there is a tan line showing the perimeter of G2 underground workings.
You can see the area around Ferneybeds colliery marked 'Btm Yard' that was worked by the old colliery.

There are...
Forum: Widdrington 16-12-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 22,331
Posted By Coquet
There you go: A map showing all the surrounding...

There you go:
A map showing all the surrounding opencast sites, courtesy Banks Group:

http://www.banksgroup.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/SR03-GEOLOGY-PLAN.pdf

"There are a number of...
Forum: Widdrington 16-12-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 22,331
Posted By Coquet
Not sure what is opencast already but Banks...

Not sure what is opencast already but Banks Mining are planning on being very close, over the other side (east) of the A1068

This Archaeology report by Durham University for Banks is very...
Forum: Widdrington 16-12-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 22,331
Posted By Coquet
I noticed his new intake arterial roadway is a...

I noticed his new intake arterial roadway is a 'loco road'. Locos mean lots of maintenance by fitters and electricians, regular testing etc. Not that small a scale operation then.


When Whittle...
Forum: Widdrington 16-12-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 22,331
Posted By Coquet
He will have some water to pump out for sure. If...

He will have some water to pump out for sure. If the opencast breached any of those old workings he is planning on stopping up then the water flow will never stop? He will have to drain old opencast...
Forum: Widdrington 15-12-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 22,331
Posted By Coquet
This is the location of Ferneybeds mine as shown...

This is the location of Ferneybeds mine as shown on the map in the planning documents, with the existing shaft on the coal authority map. Image copyright the Coal Authority.
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Forum: Widdrington 15-12-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 22,331
Posted By Coquet
Anyway. We worked the G seam at Ellington,...

Anyway. We worked the G seam at Ellington, undersea in the bay, few miles east of Ferneybeds. The workings were constrained by the cover to the sea floor so a shallow seam there too. It had some...
Forum: Widdrington 15-12-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 22,331
Posted By Coquet
Drifting off topic but there are some weird and...

Drifting off topic but there are some weird and wonderful machines in that 1954 book: this is the Gloster Getter Cutter Loader. New one on me.
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Forum: Widdrington 15-12-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 22,331
Posted By Coquet
Not sure what the plan sketch in the pikrose...

Not sure what the plan sketch in the pikrose advert is supposed to be? Is it being used to build a pack in the waste/goaf ? I remember something similar, a slusher we called it or 'slusher bucket'...
Forum: Widdrington 15-12-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 22,331
Posted By Coquet
That new downcast shaft will be twenty odd metres...

That new downcast shaft will be twenty odd metres from the Mile Road.

Is this not the coal Banks is after? I sense a plot...
Forum: Widdrington 15-12-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 22,331
Posted By Coquet
That advert from 1954. Those haulers looked...

That advert from 1954. Those haulers looked exactly the same last time I was underground in 2004. :) [perhaps they were from 1954!]
Forum: Widdrington 15-12-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 22,331
Posted By Coquet
I don't know what Alan and Jumpyshore will think...

I don't know what Alan and Jumpyshore will think about having a Pikrose hauler as a shaft winder. :eek:

But...he's the engineer so I'm sure it is do-able- and has been done in the past.

I have...
Forum: Widdrington 15-12-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 22,331
Posted By Coquet
That's an interesting one! Don't know if...

That's an interesting one!

Don't know if these links will work:
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