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Topic: New home page feature
SimonRL

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 18/11/2008 17:36:23   Subject: New home page feature
They're just lower down the page! Underneath the block of the latest photos from UK mines :)
Topic: New home page feature
SimonRL

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 18/11/2008 17:21:53   Subject: New home page feature
I've modified the home page 'latest albums' feature. It's now split into two... firstly UK mines/quarries (20 of them) and then international mines/quarries (10 of them). This is supposed to make it e
Topic: Vandalism at Maenofferen
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/11/2008 10:04:19   Subject: Vandalism at Maenofferen
A few photos from the Maenofferen mills showing the rate of vandalism and looting.

Smashed equipment, meters, etc:

[photo]Maenofferen-Slate-Mine-User-Album-Image-217[/photo]
Topic: Nikon 8400
SimonRL

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 18/11/2008 09:45:19   Subject: Nikon 8400
Definitely, if you can get it for sensible money, get it. I've only used my P6000 underground twice, and have gone back to the 8400. For sure 8 mega pixel isn't massive these days, but the features an
Topic: Vandalism at Maenofferen
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/11/2008 18:03:17   Subject: Vandalism at Maenofferen
Went to have a look at the state of the Maenofferen mills this weekend. And it really is quite depressing. As well as the vandalism to the mill buildings themselves, the inside is continually being ra
Topic: Mill Morgan Gold Mine Souvenir
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/11/2008 13:47:42   Subject: Mill Morgan Gold Mine Souvenir
Maybe it's 'Mill, Morgan Gold Mine, Merioneth' ?

[url]http://www.gtj.org.uk/small/item/GTJ18014/[/url]

The eBay item is here btw [url]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
SimonRL

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/11/2008 11:25:30   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
I guess as a few people have said it's horses for courses. They're cheap and not designed with underground exploration in mind. I keep mine in the car, and for a tenner (the AA version) it's a handy l
Topic: Petzl Trac for sale
SimonRL

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 17/11/2008 11:24:09   Subject: Petzl Trac for sale
Tracs are a great piece of kit, if you're looking for a pulley for zip wires etc. these are the business and the integral krab means you hang nice and vertical :thumbsup:
Topic: Miners compensation claims
SimonRL

Forum: Mining People & Communities   Posted: 15/11/2008 12:12:28   Subject: Miners compensation claims
An article in the Times about solicitors flouting miners' compensation claims. The print version was more detailed.

[url]http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/article5151510.e
Topic: Campaign to improve Conwy Valley Line
SimonRL

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 14/11/2008 10:27:14   Subject: Campaign to improve Conwy Valley Line
But there just seems something [i]wrong[/i] about taking slate away from Blaenau by anything other than rail? :angel:
Topic: 2009 Calendar - AMOUNT RAISED
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/11/2008 19:07:13   Subject: 2009 Calendar Now Available
[quote="Moorebooks"]Simon,

I have promoted this to the Mining History and Sub brit discussion groups - expect a rush

Mike[/quote]

Many thanks Mike, much appreciate
Topic: Campaign to improve Conwy Valley Line
SimonRL

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 13/11/2008 17:47:59   Subject: Campaign to improve Conwy Valley Line
Fair play :) As a justification for spending £13M I can't think of one better :thumbsup:
Topic: Campaign to improve Conwy Valley Line
SimonRL

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 13/11/2008 16:16:57   Subject: Campaign to improve Conwy Valley Line
From the Beeb [url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/north_west/7724225.stm[/url]

[quote]Upgrading a railway link could inject an estimated £43m into a Gwynedd town's economy, according to a
Topic: RIP Colonel Mustard!!
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/11/2008 13:16:11   Subject: RIP Colonel Mustard!!
:( :(
Topic: 2009 Calendar - AMOUNT RAISED
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/11/2008 12:28:35   Subject: 2009 Calendar Now Available
[quote="Dark Prince"]Top job Simon and stunning photos all round. Just decided on my new Mine exploring holy grail...i want to find a complete Hunter tunneller!!. DP[/quote]

When you find
Topic: Photo in Nangiles
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/11/2008 12:07:12   Subject: Photo in Nangiles
[quote="royfellows"]I tell you all what, this years photo competition is going to seriously draw out some talent.
[/quote]

Agreed, and looking forward to seeing even more entries. If a
Topic: Croesor - Rhosydd wiki
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/11/2008 12:05:18   Subject: Croesor - Rhosydd wiki
Thanks for the detailed report Hanging Death (love the name btw!)

Just after the first boat trip, you mentioned a newish ladder and a single bolt. Is that in this chamber?

[link
Topic: OT - Time Team, Channel 4 now
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/11/2008 11:53:50   Subject: OT - Time Team, Channel 4 now
It was an excellent program, and given the involvement of miners in the construction not entirely off topic either. The workmanship that went into making the tunnels was spectacular, but inclined to a
Topic: SRT Practice Session - 29th November
SimonRL

Forum: Events   Posted: 12/11/2008 11:49:08   Subject: SRT Practice Session on 29/11/2008
Thanks hymac, if a few more people were interested I'd be happy to look into availability (if they can offer it even) and costs :)
Topic: Shaft (photo)
SimonRL

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 12/11/2008 11:48:17   Subject: Shaft (photo)
Nothing to worry about Carnkie, and if any more photos of that mine are uploaded then they'll have the correct silver reference in them.
Topic: Rochdale Sandstone Quarries
SimonRL

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/11/2008 11:46:54   Subject: Rochdale Sandstone Quarries
Hi Facit Mine Owner

Have activated your PM access now as requested so hopefully, either here on the forum or between you and interested parties some sort of mutually beneficial access agree
Topic: Shaft (photo)
SimonRL

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 11/11/2008 20:15:41   Subject: Shaft (photo)
Suspect it was orignally added as a Silica (silica is next to silver in the drop down menu) mine and then changed to Silver. But the photos were uploaded before the change, so they have the incorrect
Topic: Videos
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/11/2008 12:56:30   Subject: Videos
As a general point on videos; videos don't actually need to be hosted (stored) on AditNow so if any members have videos they've taken underground (on their own sites or Youtube etc) and want other mem
Topic: mine visit
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/11/2008 12:40:50   Subject: mine visit
There doesn't seem to be a great deal of information about gold panning days on tinternet, and what there is seems to be organised days out, but two links I found:

[url]http://www.goldpanni
Topic: SRT Practice Session - 29th November
SimonRL

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/11/2008 12:35:35   Subject: SRT Practice Session on 29/11/2008
A couple of people have suggested to me, that as well as this practice day (which is an informal day) that we could arrange a 'proper' training day, in an indoor climbing centre with a proper instruct
Topic: Hilltop coal mine and Billy Clayton
SimonRL

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/11/2008 12:04:15   Subject: Hilltop coal mine and Billy Clayton
Anybody able to provide any information or pointers for Colin on this?
Topic: 2009 Calendar - AMOUNT RAISED
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/11/2008 10:34:30   Subject: 2009 Calendar Now Available
Anybody who wants to pay by cheque just drop me a PM and I'll send you my address. And if you want to pay by cheque and don't have PM access (we do it on request after a spammer registered in order to
Topic: OT - Time Team, Channel 4 now
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2008 21:07:25   Subject: OT - Time Team, Channel 4 now
Bit OT, but Time Team on Channel 4 now might be of interest, The Lost WW1 Bunker.
Topic: 2009 Calendar - AMOUNT RAISED
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2008 19:06:46   Subject: 2009 Calendar Now Available
Amazingly now half sold out. At the risk of sounding like some dodgy car salesman, if you want one please don't hang about ;)
Topic: mine visit
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2008 19:04:11   Subject: mine visit
Is it specifically the gold panning you're looking for or a mine where you can visit the underground workings? Might help people suggest a location where you can legitimately pan.

You're r
Topic: freelanders
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2008 18:33:24   Subject: freelanders
In light of what Jagman has said I withdraw my previous comments about Freelanders!
Topic: Interesting disaster senario
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2008 16:30:28   Subject: Interesting disaster senario
[quote="mountainpenguin"][quote="Lister"]Found this on YouTube where a oil exploration barge drills into a salt mine!!
[url]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_feWtkSucvE[/url]

...Lister;~)
Topic: freelanders
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2008 16:00:30   Subject: freelanders
[quote="Moorebooks"]
II wasn't being serious about Cwmorthin [/quote]

:lol:
Topic: freelanders
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2008 14:40:00   Subject: freelanders
From my limited experience of Freelanders (never owned one but have friends who have got them) they're suprising capable despite being quite car like in their levels of comfort. They lack the hi / lo
Topic: Mining in the Dylife Area - BBC Report
SimonRL

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 10/11/2008 13:42:32   Subject: Mining in the Dylife Area - BBC Report
WMS (Welsh Mines Society) and WMPT (Welsh Mines Preservation Trust) members will either have been on, or have read reports of the working weekends at Dylife, however I've just noticed there's an excel
Topic: 2009 Calendar - AMOUNT RAISED
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2008 12:52:35   Subject: 2009 Calendar Now Available
Thanks for the positive feedback on the calendar everybody. Second batch going out today so those who've ordered in the past couple of days can expect their copies tomorrow or Wednesday :)
Topic: Looking for Tony Oldham
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2008 12:47:56   Subject: Looking for Tony Oldham
Glad you found the info you were looking for AlexK :thumbup:
Topic: Photo in Nangiles
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2008 12:46:23   Subject: Photo in Nangiles
Cracking photo there Ferret, and maybe a record for time taken to take ;)
Topic: Interesting disaster senario
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/11/2008 12:32:44   Subject: Interesting disaster senario
I'd heard about this but never seen the video, thanks for the link. Quite amazing sequence of events.
Topic: The world's deepest pub
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/11/2008 11:11:42   Subject: The world's deepest pub
A bit far for me to travel as well :(

Interesting read though!
Topic: Croesor - Rhosydd wiki
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/11/2008 10:58:58   Subject: Croesor - Rhosydd wiki
A good idea. Am I right in thinking the first rope had been replaced? The second rope was looking a bit worse for wear last time I did the trip as well.
Topic: Seeking Allt Ddu photos
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/11/2008 15:09:31   Subject: Seeking Allt Ddu photos
Thanks Graham, the view along the tip was one of the views I was looking for. I used to live on the hillside in the distance on the right hand side of the photo.
Topic: Looking for Tony Oldham
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/11/2008 15:07:23   Subject: Looking for Tony Oldham
If he's the Tony Oldham then he's a fairly regular poster on here so if that's the case I'm sure he'll drop you a PM once he reads this.
Topic: 2009 Calendar - AMOUNT RAISED
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/11/2008 13:41:21   Subject: 2009 Calendar Now Available
First batch of calendars going out today by 1st class post. So if you've ordered already then you should get yours either tomorrow or Monday.

Although sold quarter of them, so if you want o
Topic: Where can I buy a Pelican?
SimonRL

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/11/2008 12:59:32   Subject: Where can I buy a Pelican?
That's similar to the tool Hymac bought along to the Cwmorthin Smoke Flue dig day. It was hugely effective for shifting rocks and mud from the outflow.
Topic: Grants for repair / preservation of Cornish engine house
SimonRL

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/11/2008 12:57:35   Subject: Grants for repair / preservation of Cornish engine house
Thanks for all the responses, both on the forum and PM, I've had the name and contact details for somebody from the Trevithick Society so I will forward that on. Thanks.
Topic: Grants for repair / preservation of Cornish engine house
SimonRL

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/11/2008 11:16:18   Subject: Grants for repair / preservation of Cornish engine house
I've had an enquiry from a chap who owns a Cornish engine house which is in danger of collapse. He was enquiring if any grants are available for repair and preservation. I can't advise, but was wonder
Topic: Seeking Allt Ddu photos
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/11/2008 23:46:15   Subject: Seeking Allt Ddu photos
Thanks for the link Barney, I should have thought to look on the ROTSWI site, it's a good resource. I grew up about a mile from Allt Ddu, hence the interest in seeing photos of the place. All I rememb
Topic: Mine pearls (photo)
SimonRL

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/11/2008 23:40:57   Subject: Mine pearls (photo)
Here are some in a slate mine.

[link]Diffwys-Slate-Mine-13-09-2006-Image-004[linkphoto]Diffwys-Slate-Mine-13-09-2006-Image-004[/linkphoto][/link]

Although they're not quite as ni
Topic: Mine pearls (photo)
SimonRL

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/11/2008 18:29:29   Subject: Mine pearls (photo)
Fantastic mine pearl formation, and so far photo of the month for November :)

Photograph:

[link]Tynebottom-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-024[linkphoto]Tynebottom-Lead-Mine-User-Albu
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