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Author Cae Coch Sulphur Mine (mine)
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Posted: 27/07/2020 14:51:59
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Hello everybody am planning on visiting this site next month at some point have never done a sulphar mine before so it will be a first for me ,just wondering if their is anything I need out of the ordinary or if any permits need to be gained Or like wise many thanks Thomas IP: 82.132.230.254
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Posted: 27/07/2020 15:01:11
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Don't paddle in the red pools, and wear old clothes and boots!Smartass IP: 51.9.104.192
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Posted: 27/07/2020 15:05:20
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I’ll take me suit and wellies then cheers mate ! IP: 82.132.230.254
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Posted: 27/07/2020 15:27:58
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Sulphur and water make battery (sulphuric) acid, the red pools are an acid complex with iron. Wash in fresh water as soon as possible. Take a small bottle of clean water just for rinsing your eyes if you get drips in them...
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Posted: 27/07/2020 15:34:38
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Thanks again much appreciated from a collapse point of view is it all good inside ? Or lots of crawling? Also any ventilation issues for a 4x? IP: 82.132.230.254
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Posted: 27/07/2020 15:42:45
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No access issues but please be careful wandering around. There are some lovely formations and it would be a shame to spoil them Wink

There are also some 'flying mice' around there so don't disturb them Thumb Up

Gas issues, no.

But it does stink of....well...sulphur really.

Wash your hands BEFORE going for a pee. Wink




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Posted: 27/07/2020 15:46:42
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Cheers for the reply mate I won’t be touching the formations the ones at wigpool so impressive the under water formations also am hoping these are as good if not better ! I shall be uploading photos after my visit if anybody is local and wishes to join let me no please am happy to have anyone along many thanks for all the great advice Thomas IP: 82.132.230.254
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Posted: 27/07/2020 16:03:15
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sinker wrote:


No access issues but please be careful wandering around. There are some lovely formations and it would be a shame to spoil them Wink

There are also some 'flying mice' around there so don't disturb them Thumb Up

Gas issues, no.

But it does stink of....well...sulphur really.

Wash your hands BEFORE going for a pee. Wink




You are wrong about the access its on of the negotiated Cave access sites - you have to register with CAL and have BCA insurance its part of the forestry agreement

http://www.caveaccess.co.uk/access.html

I'm surprised Roy Fellows hasn't come in on this

Its a great site btw

Mike
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Posted: 27/07/2020 16:16:49
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That’s fine I always like to check to comply by any rules etc me my mate both have bca insurance anyway so not a issue rather keep everybody happy ! Many thanks IP: 82.132.230.254
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Cae Coch Sulphur Mine (mine)
Posted: 27/07/2020 16:18:35
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Yes, apologies, I missed this one.

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Posted: 27/07/2020 17:31:53
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Moorebooks wrote:

sinker wrote:


No access issues but please be careful wandering around. There are some lovely formations and it would be a shame to spoil them Wink

There are also some 'flying mice' around there so don't disturb them Thumb Up

Gas issues, no.

But it does stink of....well...sulphur really.

Wash your hands BEFORE going for a pee. Wink




You are wrong about the access its on of the negotiated Cave access sites - you have to register with CAL and have BCA insurance its part of the forestry agreement

http://www.caveaccess.co.uk/access.html

I'm surprised Roy Fellows hasn't come in on this

Its a great site btw

Mike



Ah sorry Mike / Roy. It's been added to CAL since I last visited back in the dark ages Wink




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