Indoors – Archiving, mineral sorting, window painting, unblocking Assay house showers.

Outdoors – Replacing timber in Carrs Mine. You must be wearing boots and helmet. We have helmets and lamps available.
Weather permitting – fence repair by POW – may need some concrete.

Volunteer Work Day – Wednesday 29th November 2017

Indoors – some filling and decorating in the Assay House, and Archive work in the office.

We will also be packing and storing the artefacts from the barracks displays.

Outdoors – probably none. Martyn and Pete will be picking up timber from Rogerley sawmill, cutting on site and then transporting to Nenthead – for Carrs Mine. We welcome help with transport from Frosterley to Nenthead – you need to be able to fit poles into your vehicle, up to 1.8 metres in length. Phone Pete on 01388 527532 if you can help.

When the timber arrives at Nenthead, we will also be transporting that into the mine.

Wednesday 22nd November work programme

22nd November Wednesday Work Day
No outdoor work is planned. The weather forecast is for rain all day.
Indoors, we may be painting the extractor fan trunking in the Assay House and patching the Assay House walls. Archive work will continue and we will be sorting mineral specimens.
Timber for the mine is on order and may be available next week.
Contact: Pete 07718385646

Wednesday 15th November – Work Day

We have a Working Group meeting in the afternoon.

Tasks for the morning are to check timber in Carrs Mine – to get sizes for replacement. We also need to survey a short section of the mine. There are some sections of loose rock to remove. Work in the morning will therefore be underground.

The ventilation ducting requires a coat of primer.

Pete 07718385646

8th November 2017 – Wednesday Work programme

8th November – Wednesday Working Day.

Edit: 1901hrs Tuesday – checking the rescue route in Carrs Mine will include marking the route with barrier tape, transporting timber into the mine. The route includes mud, water, crawling etc.Standard underground gear required plus lamp and helmet.

Jobs are likely to include completing the new air extraction system in the Assay House, preparing and painting window frames, sorting mineral specimens, checking the archive database, surveying a short section of Carrs Mine, and checking a potential rescue route for Carrs Mine.

More tasks may be added by Wednesday morning.

Contact for more information is Joyce Jackson 07702 538709 or

Underground Photography Workshop

Underground Photography Workshop
Sunday December 3rd 2017, Nenthead Mines Assay House
1000hrs start time

A day of Sharing knowledge about underground photography with in situ demonstrations of camera & lighting equipment and techniques used by various members. An opportunity to share photography ideas and learn from each other. A small prize will be awarded for the best picture captured on the day.
Chief Photo Master and Judge is Richard Beadnall of Etesian Imaging.

The event will include a visit underground.

Organiser : Mark Hatton
Tel. 07774 499589

Wednesday 1st November 2017 Work Day

Wednesday Work Day
2nd November 2017

Programme will include archive work (inside). We may also be starting the installation of an improved air extract system for the Assay House showers.
Outdoor work may be curtailed by low temperatures – ( and we do not have any sand in stock for road repairs). No more lime work possible due to low temperatures and Carrs Mine work cannot start until after last mine visit on 12th November.Assume that there will be no outdoor work this week.

Pete 07718385646