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Adit23

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Muscles in a mine.
Posted: 27/08/2020 14:21:23
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Hi. On an explore before al thi covid stuff i found what looked to be small muscles growing on some peices of rusted metal. I was wandering if anyone would know what these are. Thanks IP: 82.132.235.47
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Muscles in a mine.
Posted: 27/08/2020 14:52:58
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Have a rummage through this lot, very common on rusty canal embankment sheet piling.

https://www.google.com/search?q=freshwater+mussel+species+uk&rlz=1C1CHBD_en-GBGB907GB907&oq=&aqs=chrome.0.69i59l2.580764j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
IP: 86.129.80.199 Edited: 27/08/2020 14:55:37 by Morlock
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Muscles in a mine.
Posted: 27/08/2020 15:12:46
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Fairly sure OP is talking about the rust formations that look like shells. The long pipe in Moel Fferna has some good examples, and this shows up on a quick search.

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Photo/Rust-Shells_66550/

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Photo/Rust-Shells-On-Pipe-Work-Bvi_58754/

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IP: 88.97.32.83 Edited: 27/08/2020 15:13:35 by NewStuff
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Muscles in a mine.
Posted: 27/08/2020 15:57:38
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I was expecting a thread about how strength can be used advantageously with SRT and clambering up stopes etc.

Muscles / mussels !

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Muscles in a mine.
Posted: 27/08/2020 16:26:33
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"Fairly sure OP is talking about the rust formations that look like shells."

Suspect you are correct.Big Grin
IP: 86.129.80.199 Edited: 27/08/2020 16:27:20 by Morlock
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Muscles in a mine.
Posted: 27/08/2020 16:47:19
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The photos of the rust shells are exactly what i saw.
thankyou
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Muscles in a mine.
Posted: 31/08/2020 11:19:40
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https://www.aditnow.co.uk/community/viewtopic.aspx?t=5355

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Muscles in a mine.
Posted: 02/09/2020 23:15:40
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I’ve always known them as rust oysters.

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Muscles in a mine.
Posted: 03/09/2020 13:46:11
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Never seen them things before awsome ! Something new to search for ! IP: 82.132.230.156
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