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Don McNeil

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Thermal water - Matlock Bath
Posted: 01/06/2013 09:13:12
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Hello,

I have been away and out of contact for a while.
I too am slowing down but fortunately my interest in the underground lies in the 25 m. or so from daylight. Specifically I am interested in fungal infection of insects during hibernation or aestivation. I seem to spend a lot of time just searching out the location of caves / mines. A grid ref. is often too general in, say, a thicketed slope which can be very difficult to explore.

Any advice on finding suitable sites would be welcome.

I have just discovered that there is a group of flies associated with hot springs which might be worthy of investigation so anything in that area would be of interest (references, locations / ideas) would also be welcomed.

I almost missed the contact so if you could use don.entomofungi@gmail.com that might help.

Best wishes,

Don.
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darkmole

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Posted: 01/06/2013 21:58:06
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Don the only place I think might be suitable for what you
suggest is the fan addit in Cavedale at Castleton.
You would need permission and a key from John Harrison as
the passage was re-connected from Peak Cavern in the nineties
and is used to reduce Radon levels, and while no cave diver or
member of TSG is going to claim Peak Cavern is thermal,you
have a warm damp cave with lots of fern growth and nobody
disturbing it

Dark Mole
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Don McNeil

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Posted: 01/06/2013 23:25:07
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Thanks for that Dark Mole, at least I have something to pursue now.

Regards,

Don.
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Posted: 05/10/2018 10:51:27
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historytrog wrote:

Thank you for your suggestion about self-publishing. I shall first see if anyone wants to publish it. In recent months, I have been busy walking the mining titles to check over the latest historical information against the surface remains, which is being very productive.

I would certainly be glad to help your researches in whatever way I can. Unfortunately, I am not fit enough nowadays to do any underground exploration. If you have any specific queries, you could always send me a private message.


It suggested that I might be interested in publishing this , however, I have used the help of Pete Burgess to produce Cwmorthin and Rhosydd volumes and financing it myself. If it is in a suitable format that can be converted to pdf it is one way to go. I would look at PDHMS first of all its on their doorstep and more or less where their museum is. Unless you want to produce and retail it yourself with all that entails

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Posted: 05/10/2018 15:34:59
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Money waiting!

Love to read it Big Grin
IP: 51.7.42.200 Edited: 05/10/2018 15:36:20 by caver1
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Posted: 05/10/2018 16:25:12
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Thrutch wrote:

Thinking about that immediate area does anyone know where the water supply for the Petrifying Well (later replaced by a chip shop) came from?


I'd forotten all about that. Remember being dragged into there as a kid and it seemed deadly boring. Wasn't there an old bike hanging up covered in stone?
IP: 86.140.99.51 Edited: 05/10/2018 16:26:20 by abbones
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