£200m bid to reopen Nenthead mine
Published at 12:12, Friday, 11 January 2013
A REDUNDANT mine could reopen as part of a possible £200m investment.
Exploratory drilling is under way at Nenthead to asses the scale of deposits of lead and zinc at the former Rampgill mine.
Mining company Minco said if the scheme went ahead it would create around 300 jobs.
Cumbria County Council and the North Pennines AONB Partnership have already indicated their support.
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This week in... 1928Saturday, December 8, 1928...
The Miners' Hall at West Wylam was officially re-opened after undergoing extensive renovation.
Built as a cinema with a sloping floor 15 years previously, a ladies' cloakroom had been added and the floor levelled to turn it into a dance hall.
The work cost £500, half of which came from the Northumberland Miners' Association.