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November 3, 2019

Thought some of you might be interested in an update that I wrote for the British Micromount  Society's Newsletter a few months ago.

Some of you may recall my report of the visit I undertook to the Greenlaws Mine in St. Johns Chapel, Weardale, way back in 2014.
It had taken the team of enthusiastic part time explorers seven years to dig out the collapsed shaft to a level of 260-foot-deep, accessed from the Firestone level down to the first of the flats abandoned in 1897.
Several years have passed with lots of work being don...

September 4, 2017

As many of you will know, The Oxford Mineral and Fossil Show at Kidlington, Oxfordshire (United Kingdom) has been taken over, since the untimely demise last year of Paul Lowe, the previous organizer.

The new hosts of the show, chosen by Paul's family, are the UK Mineral and Fossil Events Company Ltd, comprising of Colleen Thomson, Sara Giller and Ross Whittaker.

They intend to carry on running the shows as Paul had wanted, with emphasis on making them for collectors to buy quality material and to meet up with likeminded frie...

September 4, 2017

Hi - Welcome to the latest incarnation of my website!

I often bemoan the fact that there are 'too many hours in the day'! Consequently i never seem to be able to  'fit in' everything I feel I should be doing.

Of course, its not so much that theres not enough hours in the day, because there's the same amount in the day for everyone else. Its just i have a never ending wants list in my head of things i would like to achieve and rarely get through.

I'm not afraid to admit theres probably too much procrastination and wishful thin...

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