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Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 09/10/2017 10:42:27   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
I have been in this weekend and assessed the situation.

First though I would like to compliment jase and friends who went through the new roadway without disturbing anything at all, and eve
Topic: exploring new mines
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/10/2017 08:34:54   Subject: exploring new mines
I really have to come in on this.

If a mine is permanently grilled it means that access is denied.

To gain access one has a choice of 2 completely different methodologies.
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Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 05/10/2017 11:19:28   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
I think what is of most interest here is the somewhat general concept of "old rotting timber supporting tons of waste rock"

As I have remarked, the failure of the cribwork at this point mus
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 05/10/2017 09:43:13   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
Here is the piece I cut away, just taken this here at home.

[link]113085[linkphoto]113085[/linkphoto][/link]

The problem I have with Bog Oak is that how would the mine timbermen
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/10/2017 22:15:08   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
Mystery solved!
Thanks.

The timber that originally failed which was just above the tube and now sticks down into the roadway is of interest.
Its not rotten and must have failed th
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/10/2017 14:07:11   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
The situation on the face of it is that this route is off, as as we are going into the bat hibernation season nothing will be done until next spring.

I am therefore asking everyone to stay
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/10/2017 13:09:36   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
Do you have one from the other side to indicate the extent of the collapse?

For what its worth, the steel road is passable with care, the unstable boulders did in fact come down and were re
Topic: sending private messages
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/09/2017 22:20:22   Subject: sending private messages
Its possible that the recipients are just reading the email that goes out and thinking no need read it twice?

I have same thing.
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/09/2017 08:35:37   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
[quote="moorlandmineral"]
Em.. Mr Bieber I believe decided in 2010 to allow his fans to take part in an online poll to decide where he would hold his next concert... result?? An overwhelming vote
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 26/09/2017 22:05:52   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Sorry late replying, just got in from karate.

The land for sale appears to be titles CYM511097 and 511091 from Land registry records. I venture the opinion that the asking price is rather o
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 26/09/2017 11:33:14   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
More on this.
The usual route which starts adjascent to the car park is a steeply ascending route which climbs to some height and then requires the visitor to climb back down again to the level o
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018 query
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/09/2017 22:44:47   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018 query
NAMHO 2018 is based in Parkend, in the Royal Forest of Dean, on the 1st to the 4th June 2018

The theme will be based on the Royal Forest of Dean - ' A law unto themselves ' - a reference t
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/09/2017 15:39:56   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
On Saturday 23rd Sept 2017 I attended a rescue practice by South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue. Pictures below.

[link]112939[linkphoto]112939[/linkphoto][/link]

[link]112940[linkphot
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018 query
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/09/2017 14:01:37   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018 query
For information, I am only awaiting confirmation from a community association secretary on the finer details of the booking of halls and sports complex.

We do it in style in Wales.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018 query
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/09/2017 13:55:34   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018 query
I dont want to sidetrack the thread, but while your have your diary handy, NAMHO 2019 take place over the weekend of Thursday 4th July until Monday 8th July 2019.

Easy for Americans to reme
Topic: Coed Mawr Pool, any recent info please
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/09/2017 16:00:58   Subject: Coed Mawr Pool, any recent info please
[quote="dtyson"]CAL have had a mail asking about Parc mine drainage etc. I suspect this is belated due diligence with regard to the collapse inbye of the level 3 portal which happened a few years ago.
Topic: Coed Mawr Pool, any recent info please
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/09/2017 10:01:54   Subject: Coed Mawr Pool, any recent info please
I have not been there for years but from the description of the state of the portal now, I see a situation whereby it could become blocked and lead to a blowout after heavy rain.

Topic: 2018 Calendar - beneficiaries
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/09/2017 11:45:04   Subject: 2018 Calendar - beneficiaries
[quote="SimonRL"]One suggestion so far... At this rate it'll be the simonrl beer fund* this year :lol:

To save me from overdosing on Greek lager please post your thoughts on where the money
Topic: Coed Mawr Pool, any recent info please
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/09/2017 17:33:04   Subject: Coed Mawr Pool, any recent info please
Hi People

I have been contacted by some people who are to do some work for NRW. Does anyone have any recent info about this mine, is the adit still accessible, from photos it looked bad yea
Topic: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/09/2017 22:51:48   Subject: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
[quote="John Lawson"]
Roy helped us 'dig out' the H.L as far as we thought, to clear safely at that time.
[/quote]

Happy days!
And weren't they just
:thumbsup:
Topic: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/09/2017 11:28:04   Subject: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
[quote="Steetleysurfer"]Arrows in Scaleburn have now been removed.[/quote]

Good.:thumbsup:
Topic: Stationary Engine (photo)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2017 11:27:18   Subject: Stationary Engine (photo)
The way things were.
Off thread, sorry, but I can remember my mother 'darning' socks, she used a wooden mushroom shaped thingy to stretch the sock over.

Topic: New high capacity Li ion
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/09/2017 12:14:04   Subject: New high capacity Li ion
I have delivery of some 20700 cells and am currently evaluating them relative to a new super bat cooker which I have been testing on a high capacity belt pack.

Below, is currently available
Topic: Tamar Valley & Tavistock
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/09/2017 20:02:24   Subject: Tamar Valley & Tavistock
This is reading like my 1990s diary
:lol:
Topic: Welsh Government Recreational Access Consultation
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/09/2017 16:04:16   Subject: Welsh Government Recreational Access Consultation
Just a quick point, this is also relevant to the current BCA group votes discussion on UKC.

A BCA group member or CCC member is not necessarily a membership organisation. CMT falls into thi
Topic: Welsh Government Recreational Access Consultation
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/09/2017 15:41:34   Subject: Welsh Government Recreational Access Consultation
To continue:
I draw attention to opening paragraph of the template letter quote: “I am responding to the Welsh Government Consultation Document WG31811, in particular to support its call for exte
Topic: Welsh Government Recreational Access Consultation
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/09/2017 11:35:16   Subject: Welsh Government Recreational Access Consultation
As the template is in unsecured MS Word format and has insertion fields left blank, I rather fancy that you have the answer to your own question Peter.

There is also the the other obvious c
Topic: another mine lost
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/09/2017 20:00:26   Subject: another mine lost
[quote="moorlandmineral"]Having peered in those now landscaped levels you really have to ask yourself what hazards they posed??? There is a balance to be struck here... simply attempting to obliterate
Topic: another mine lost
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/09/2017 16:08:41   Subject: another mine lost
[quote="Chalcocite"]I'm sure the intrepid mine explorer is not going to trawl through the archives to find out who owns the ground on which this or that ancient mine is located Roy. [/quote]

Topic: another mine lost
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/09/2017 09:49:46   Subject: another mine lost
Attempting a balanced viewpoint.......

Minerals are the reason the mine is there in the first place. But nowadays its, "Those are my sweats"

and just to complicate things a bit f
Topic: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 04/09/2017 12:31:18   Subject: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
[quote="Steetleysurfer"]Why would people need to spray way markers in Caplecleugh? It isn't exactly complicated.
If folk feel that they need to spray arrows, then perhaps they shouldn't be in the
Topic: another mine lost
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 03/09/2017 21:30:16   Subject: another mine lost
No its been welded shut, the two Red Vein and Stanhopeburn adits are the buried ones.
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/09/2017 11:34:12   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Cwmystwyth Lefel Fawr

Please be advised that the route through where the second tube was located is again temporarily closed. The safety of a party could be seriously compromised due to lar
Topic: another mine lost
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 03/09/2017 11:12:35   Subject: another mine lost
So now Stanhopeburn Adit has been burried as well.

We should not really be posting all this on a public forum in case the bat people get to see it and the landowner gets into trouble.
Topic: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/09/2017 21:03:42   Subject: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
I would not necessarily blame URBEX. I know for a fact that some of 28DL cleaned up my mess in Talybont, bitter lemon bottles and all.

I think generally they are no respecters of padlocks,
Topic: another mine lost
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/09/2017 15:44:17   Subject: another mine lost
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]

It's not about mineral collecting, or risk, fluffy animals or thinking of the children. It's about little barky dogs who want to fight.

S
Topic: another mine lost
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/09/2017 10:27:35   Subject: another mine lost
Red vein is on the right in the quarry as you proceed down the track towards Stanhopeburn Fluorite and reach West Pasture. Two nice stone arched adits but completely run in a few feet inside. Basicall
Topic: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/09/2017 09:02:03   Subject: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
I am spending a lot of time lately at Cwmystwyth and derive much amusement from a chalk arrow in Lefel Fawr..........
about 80 metres from daylight.

often when I am working I try to an
Topic: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 31/08/2017 21:54:48   Subject: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
[quote="Mine donkey"]Thankfully this seems to of put them off as found no more markings[/quote]

Good
Caplecleugh is very unspoiled and I love it. When I go to the far reaches I always
Topic: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 31/08/2017 21:29:52   Subject: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
Its spasmodic. There was a rash of arrows appeared in Smallcleugh, I cleaned a lot of them off. They get dealt with eventually.
I hope I never meet any of these -----, I could have anger manageme
Topic: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 31/08/2017 14:39:17   Subject: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
[quote="Praada"]
I have always thought that even if a mine is gated, and a said person obtains a key, then proceeds to spray paint inside, what action could be taken anyway? [/quote]

E
Topic: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 31/08/2017 12:12:00   Subject: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
This problem appears to occur spasmodically at Nenthead, it cleans off. Which is a lot less trouble than replacing broken locks and trashed gates, never mind dealing with the ill feeling generated by
Topic: Calendar 2018 question - NAMHO 2018
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/08/2017 21:34:20   Subject: Calendar 2018 question - NAMHO 2018
If its helpful I can give you the 2019 dates, Thursday 4th July until Monday 8th inclusive.
Topic: Calendar 2018 question - NAMHO 2018
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/08/2017 21:10:55   Subject: Calendar 2018 question - NAMHO 2018
If its any consolation dates, venue, ground plans, arrangements, trips, and whatever else for NAMHO 2019 will be announced within the next 30 days.

Hint, expect a surprise.

You a
Topic: Calendar 2018 question - NAMHO 2018
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/08/2017 18:36:12   Subject: Calendar 2018 question - NAMHO 2018
Its Royal Forest of Dean Caving Club, I know that much.
Topic: Wanted - Speleo Technics FX-LED
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 29/08/2017 08:38:09   Subject: Wanted - Speleo Technics FX-LED
After a lot of thought I decided to manufacture lamps that bolt straight on, the idea of drilling holes to take a bracket to then take a lamp appears nonsense to me.
But I decided to make the ho
Topic: Wanted - Speleo Technics FX-LED
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/08/2017 20:34:04   Subject: Wanted - Speleo Technics FX-LED
Thinking about it, we could both be right.

Most recreational cavers and explorers want helmets that meet climbing helmet standard for obvious reasons. Helmets for use in working mines dont
Topic: Wanted - Speleo Technics FX-LED
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/08/2017 20:05:03   Subject: Wanted - Speleo Technics FX-LED
[quote="John Lawson"]Roy, not sure what you are suggesting by stating that you cannot buy helmets fitted with brackets!
Bought a couple of Centurion helmets late last year and came fitted with st
Topic: Talybont
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 25/08/2017 21:18:08   Subject: Talybont
[quote="Owt"]Thanks Roy

If you need a hand to replace the oil drum please let me know.[/quote]

I will probably need some help. Some SCMC members usually help me. I have keys to t
Topic: Talybont
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 25/08/2017 19:07:35   Subject: Talybont
[quote="Owt"]Was looking at the shaft in Wilkinson's adit recently. We could see two bolts with hangers which look good. Just wondered if there is a third we missed......?


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