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dwarrowdelf

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Posted: 05/02/2019 19:03:10
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This sounds really great, especially the geology, which my main interest when I go underground. Must try and make it this time! Smile

Sadly, so far, I've never managed to get to a NAMHO conference

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Posted: 05/02/2019 21:13:50
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danswift wrote:

Roy, Is there any trips running at the weekend or just lectures? And will there be a trip schedule up soon? Cheers.


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You do whatever you want but have to book onto the trips.
As the lectures are on Saturday and Sunday along with the trips its impossible to do both, but a half day trip could enable attending the lectures on the other half.


Thats the problem of course, you cant do both, but can work in a talk you want to hear with a trip on the same day if you play your cards right. The talks are fairly accurately timed which helps.

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Posted: 06/02/2019 10:57:16
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Henfwlch

I have been working things out re a possible round trip and noting that the no 1 winze which takes water is only vertical for 8 metres before it picks up a slight underlie. This makes it feasible to build a small concrete dam and duct the water down the vertical section using heavy duty PVC pipe.
This would make a reasonable, easy grade SRT, then a very short traverse, maybe plankway, to the packwall bank and then back up the handline in Waterfall Stope.

I can do this.

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Posted: 06/02/2019 19:58:43
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Successfully booked up now - looking forward to it.

My booking number is in the double figures this year - who got the coveted delegate no. 1 Laugh
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Posted: 10/02/2019 19:33:17
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i booked as soon as i could get it to work, and still only got no 8 Smile

now i had better go and check i booked the thursday off work
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Posted: 11/02/2019 17:48:37
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ogof addict wrote:

i booked as soon as i could get it to work, and still only got no 8 Smile

now i had better go and check i booked the thursday off work


I shouldn't worry about your booking number mine is no 31 and booked as soon as the site opened think its just back filling any unused numbers where people have started and not completed the booking

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Posted: 12/02/2019 09:22:21
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Lecture program update

Mine exploration as a research tool - applications in mining history, geology and archaeology

Mine exploration, using speleological techniques, takes the researcher into a new and potentially rewarding aspect of mining history and archaeology. It also provides a very different view of the geology and mineralogy to that seen at surface.

The lecture programme at NAMHO 2019 seeks to provide an insight into the research potential for mine exploration and those who use their speleological / caving skills to access abandoned mines.

Offers of papers have already been received which will provide a broad coverage of the subject - from Cornwall to North Wales. Mine exploration has provided an insight into many aspects of past underground activity from prehistoric copper working to medieval quarrying. There will also be papers on the benefits of mine surveys, on firesetting, on mine exploration on Mendip, and on the post-medieval / modern mines of the Gwydyr Forest, in North Wales. And, as the conference location is rich in underground archaeological and geological evidence, there will be detailed accounts of the mines of the Rheidol and Yswyth valleys.

Nevertheless there is still the opportunity to include further papers. If you would like to offer a paper please contact Peter Claughton - p.f.claughton@exeter.ac.uk or ring 01437 532578

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Posted: 12/02/2019 10:15:25
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Is the lecture program repeated on both days or will they have different content

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Posted: 12/02/2019 11:35:15
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Manicminer wrote:

Is the lecture program repeated on both days or will they have different content


The norm is to have new talks each day

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Posted: 12/02/2019 11:45:39
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Moorebooks wrote:

Manicminer wrote:

Is the lecture program repeated on both days or will they have different content


The norm is to have new talks each day

Mike


Correct
May I also point out that this NAMHO is different in being a five day event. This will give opportunity for delegates to catch any lecture program that interests them as well as fit in the best underground trips.
You can have your cake and eat it at this one
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Posted: 12/02/2019 18:44:54
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royfellows wrote:


You can have your cake and eat it at this one
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And possibly even your mixed berry roulade LaughLaugh

Sorry Roy, couldn't resist - seriously many thanks for all your hard work in organising this, as usual I am looking forward to it immensely. I have just changed jobs and start at the new place on Monday. One of my first actions will be to make sure I have the holiday booked for NAMHO Thumb Up
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Posted: 19/02/2019 11:30:50
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Hi Roy,

I just visited the website to make some bookings and i find that clicking on 'Make a New Booking' has no effect. I have ruled out lag as an issue. Is it working for others? I know a few people who have successfully booked already.

Best

John Smile

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Posted: 19/02/2019 12:15:16
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I would try again later, there have been a lot of bookings made already, might be a temporary server issue.

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Posted: 16/05/2019 19:38:35
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Update

Trips have finally been sorted and my, fortunately few, cock ups straightened out.

Also, the lecture program is finalised bar 2 remaining slots.

Save you having to look elsewhere, here is what we have.

Trips
Underground Trips
Thursday
U11 Henfwlch 2.30 - 16.30 Lead by Roy Fellows who will recount history of opening up the mine.
U2 Pantmawr 2.30 - 17.30

Friday

Cwmystwyth lefel Fawr. Trips running every hour from 10.00 Roy Fellows – talks about work projects, and David James Talks about the Cwmystwyth Geology from the benefit of the mine explorer.
Roy collects arrivals, conducts in and gives his talk. Then hands over to David. So delegates can expect to probably be underground up to 2 hours. Also self guided one a one way system up and around the first level stopes. Photographers given free reign.
PLEASE MEET AT LEVEL PORTAL. LEADERS CANNOT COLLECT FROM THE CAR PARK.

U8 10.30 – 12.30 Cwmystwyth lefel Fawr. Skipway SRT
U4 10.30 - 13.30 Lefel Fawr Pontrhydygroes, Lisburn Mines.
U12 10.30 - 13.30 Bwlch Glas SRT
U12B 14.30 - 17.30 As Above
U21 10.30 - 13.30 Cwmystwyth Crossroads
U21B 2.30 - 17.30 As Above
U11A 10.30 - 13.00 Henfwlch
U11B 14.00 - 17.30 Henfwlch ( Henfwlch trips for Friday have been re-arranged from those originally shown)

U10 10.30 - 13.30 Talybont/Alltycrib Deep Adit - SRT

U10B 14.30 - 17.30 Lefel Fawr Pontrhydygroes, Lisburn Mines.

Saturday

Note Cwmystwyth morning and afternoon trips can be easily combined.
U3 10.30 - 13.30 Ystrad Einion
U3B 14.30 - 17.30 As above
U7 10.30 - 13.30 Cwmystwth –Herberts and Aldersons Level.
U16 14.30 - 17.30 Cwmystwyth – Taylors Level
U12A/ 10.30 Bwlch Glas SRT
U10A 10.30 - 13.30 Talybont/Alltycrib Deep Adit SRT
U10C 14.30 - 17.30 As Above
U6 10.30 - 15.30 Frongoch
U6B 11.00 - 16.30 Frongoch – All day Lead by Roy who will recount the experiences opening up the mine. A longish trip
U21A 10.30 - 13.00 Cwmystwyth Crossroads
U29 13.30-17.30 Cwmystwyth Kings and Queens Adits. SRT (Added 1-5-2019)
U8B 13.30 – 17.30 Cwmystwyth Lefel Fawr. Skipway SRT (The SRT is optional) (Added 1-5-2019)

Sunday

PROVISIONAL If Bwlch Glas below is cancelled: U8C 13.30 – 17.30 Cwmystwyth Lefel Fawr. Skipway SRT (The SRT is optional) (Added 1-5-2019) AND U29B 13.30-17.30 Cwmystwyth Kings and Queens Adits. SRT (Added 1-5-2019)

(Delegates booked already on Sunday Bwlch Glas may consider switching. It would certainly help us)

U6C 10.30 - 15.30 Frongoch
U3C 10.30 - 13.30 Ystrad Einion
U3D 14.30 - 17.30 As Above
U6D Frongoch 11.30 - 16.30
U11L 10.30 - 13.00 Henfwlch Leader Roy Fellows
U11M 14.00 - 17.30 Henfwlch Leader Roy Fellows
U15 10.30 - 13.30 Camdwrbach and New Level (wet suits)
U12C 10.30 - 13.30 Bwlch Glas SRT
U12D 14.30 - 17.30 As Above

( Note Sunday Bwlch Glas trips will have to be cancelled if not more than 2 delegates on each trip. Sorry)

U20 10.30 - 13.30 Talybont/Alltycrib Western Engine Shaft Stopes SRT

Monday
U2A 10.30 - 13.30 Pantmawr
U14 2.30 - 17.30 Rhiwrugos/Erwtomau
U9 10.0 - 17.00 Cwmystwyth Rosa level - Pughs Mine Severe and Advanced SRT
U11J 10.30 - 13.00 Henfwlch
U11K 14.00 - 17.30 Henfwlch


Surface Trips

Saturday

S17 10.30 Cwmystwyth Copa Hill. Leader Simon Timberlake, Early Mines Research Group.

Sunday

S23 10.30 Graigoch to Frongoch. Leaders David James (Geology) and Robert Ireland (History and Industrial Archaeology)

Sorry about the lack of surface trips, but I have some issues.
There is an Abbey Consols and possibly one other, to be arranged.

Lecture program
There are still two slots remaining.

Schedule

The programme will run from 09:30 until 17:00 on the Saturday and Sunday, with coffee and lunch breaks - presentations slots will be of 45 minutes, including questions and hand-over, so work on a 30 minute lecture.

Lecture – presenters and titles – confirmed

John Barnatt - Using underground survey at historic mines.

Peter Burgess - How Old are the Chaldon Quarries?

Tracy Elliott - A visual interpretation of Cornwall and Devon mining

Mateusz Gil, Marek Skubisz, and Rafal Zadak - The Role of Mine Exploration in the Protection of the Wieliczka Salt Mine

Peter Jackson - Working with government organisations in the North Pennines - An account of some experiences of working with government and contractors on metal mine sites and applying that experience to future relationships.

David James - Understanding the geological controls of mining history - the role of the informed mine explorer

Jennifer Protheroe Jones - [Under-] Ground-truthing historic mine plans: case study of Cwmystwyth Mines, North Cardiganshire, 1704-1912

Adam Russell - Setting the record straight – three Derbyshire case studies for the use of underground exploration in advancing knowledge about mines.

Rob Vernon - Gwydyr Forest metal mines: A story within a story

Ed Waters - The 18th Century Lead Mines of Sandford Hill, Mendips

R Alan Williams - A Bronze Age copper bonanza? The Great Orme mine in North Wales

Lynn Willies - firesetting

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Posted: 16/05/2019 21:45:43
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Roy,
Is there a timetable for the lecture programme yet? I am seeing if I can mix lectures with trips.
Thanks,
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Posted: 16/05/2019 22:10:17
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I will see what I can do, I believe Peter is working on now.

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Posted: 22/05/2019 09:41:37
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Just a heads up as we are approaching June and bookings will be closing in a few weeks.

To be clear, the event title is misleading in that it is actually a "conference and field meet"
Most attendees will be there to go underground and there is a lot on offer.

Also, as I said before I intend to see that nobody misses out. However there is an advanced SRT trip on the Sunday (Rosa/Pughs) that is restricted on numbers. I cannot help this its down to the nature of the trip.

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