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Posts by Peter Burgess

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Topic: Denehole (?) under the M2
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 11/02/2014 22:50:18   Subject: Denehole (?) under the M2
I just watched some aerial footage and it looks like it was once on a hedge line - which is where a lot of deneholes are often found.
Topic: Denehole (?) under the M2
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 11/02/2014 21:28:43   Subject: Denehole (?) under the M2
Yes there are a few, but my money is on this being a denehole or chalk mine.
Topic: Denehole (?) under the M2
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 11/02/2014 20:16:07   Subject: Denehole (?) under the M2
Chalk.
Topic: Denehole (?) under the M2
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 11/02/2014 19:51:24   Subject: Denehole (?) under the M2
There are plenty that are not filled. Does it grate with anyone else when everyone seems to be calling these "sinkholes"? Are these not just crownholes or mineshafts depending on whether its a collaps
Topic: Denehole (?) under the M2
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 11/02/2014 16:29:48   Subject: Denehole (?) under the M2
Just spotted breaking news on the BBC:

A 10-mile section of the M2 motorway in north Kent has been closed in both directions after a 50ft-deep hole appeared in the central reservation. The
Topic: The Entrance (photo) - Moel Yr Ogof
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/02/2014 11:44:43   Subject: The Entrance (photo) - Moel Yr Ogof
The lengths people go to, to avoid paying for a T* L*****e :lol:
Topic: London
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/02/2014 10:55:02   Subject: London
Under maintenance pending adoption as a tourist venue.
Topic: London
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/02/2014 09:19:53   Subject: London
[quote="Pinzgauer"]Get a Day Rover Ticket on the tube - if they still do them. No need to come to grass for the entire day. Don't forget the sarnies! ;D[/quote]A Day Travelcard zones 1-6 will do the j
Topic: London
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/02/2014 08:57:36   Subject: London
If you after some Victorian power, there is the Tower Bridge engine room, although not running on steam. It is a bit pricey though and includes walking up over the top walkway as well.
Topic: London
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/02/2014 08:50:16   Subject: London
Transport Museum at Covent Garden isn't bad.
Topic: Any Decent mines around Buckingham?
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 02/02/2014 23:50:29   Subject: Any Decent mines around Buckingham?
When the man knocked on the door asking about his TV, Mr Jones remembered he had forgotten to keep up the payments, and his wish that the ground would swallow him up came true. ;D
Topic: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/02/2014 17:19:50   Subject: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
Quite a lot of what people call batteries are in fact only cells.
Topic: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/02/2014 21:12:30   Subject: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
Statements like:

[quote]... electricity producers amalgamated to attack oil to try to take its place as the worlds dominant fuel...[/quote]

... are meaningless which is why I pic
Topic: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/02/2014 20:51:12   Subject: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
Is this off topic?

:offtopic:

I am not sure - however, someone's credibility might be at stake here .......... ;)
Topic: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/02/2014 20:45:23   Subject: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
OK

Electricity from solar panels - fuel? Hydrogen etc - nuclear fusion in the Sun

Electricity from wind - fuel? as above, solar energy causes wind and weather

Electric
Topic: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/02/2014 20:29:42   Subject: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
Simon - I have a chemical engineering degree, admittedly a long time ago, but - PLEASE!!! In fact, this is basic schoolboy stuff, never mind Uni!
Topic: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/02/2014 19:45:52   Subject: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
I credit people who own electric cars with the intelligence to understand the difference between fuel and the electricity produced by converting any fuel into energy. Perhaps you don't?
Topic: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/02/2014 19:31:29   Subject: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
[quote="Simon M"]However another battle was looming, this attack was from electricity and now with the advantage of many years we can see this battle quite plainly. With oil reserves depleting and cos
Topic: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/01/2014 15:57:25   Subject: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
I'm still seething from the closure of the Sussex flint mines and iron-works. I never have found anyone to blame. :lol:

As far as the flint mines go, I suspect those half-breeds from Grime
Topic: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/01/2014 20:10:43   Subject: WHO CLOSED THE UK COAL MINES
I've got better more positive and productive things to do.
Topic: Shaft Filling
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/01/2014 11:13:45   Subject: Shaft Filling
Why are some members so determined to drag this forum down into politics? PLEASE keep the forum clean of this rubbish. I enjoy the mining chat, but hate it when a good read turns sour. You don't get B
Topic: Accident at Wheal Maid
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/01/2014 16:36:53   Subject: Accident at Wheal Maid
Poor chap. A sad story.
Topic: Raiders of the Lost Past
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/01/2014 13:31:33   Subject: Raiders of the Lost Past
http://yesterday.uktv.co.uk/shows/raiders-lost-past/watch-online/#2857444669001
Topic: Raiders of the Lost Past
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/01/2014 11:26:39   Subject: Raiders of the Lost Past
Yesterday Channel.
Topic: Raiders of the Lost Past
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/01/2014 19:40:33   Subject: Raiders of the Lost Past
All the acting "extras" are currently at a shin-dig jolly in London somewhere.
Topic: Raiders of the Lost Past
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/01/2014 19:22:51   Subject: Raiders of the Lost Past
Ivan the Terrible Actor was filmed in the Godstone quarries.
Topic: Cornish Soaprock,Steatite and Talc
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 03/01/2014 19:14:57   Subject: Cornish Soaprock,Steatite and Talc
I am interested - I like learning about "Cinderella" extraction sites - those on the margins of most people's interests.
Topic: Any advice on copyright issue
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/01/2014 08:24:07   Subject: Any advice on copyright issue
Hi Darran - you seem to know some useful stuff there. Regarding the preservation of information digitally for archives, you say not for release to the public, but how would it stand (assuming the rule
Topic: Mining in Greenland
Peter Burgess

Forum: Europe   Posted: 01/01/2014 09:42:56   Subject: Mining in Greenland
BBC story here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25421967

Topic: Cornish Soaprock,Steatite and Talc
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 01/01/2014 08:26:30   Subject: Cornish Soaprock,Steatite and Talc
Welcome to AditNow.

I remember being very impressed with the massive lump of native copper from this mine which was on display in the Geological Museum London before it turned into a Theme
Topic: Cwmorthin Book reprint
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 29/12/2013 16:20:32   Subject: Cwmorthin Book reprint
Yes in reality a reprint but legally a new edition as there are some minor changes like page size, and a new extra appendix. If you want to buy it just for the new appendix, don't let me put you off!
Topic: Cwmorthin Book reprint
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 29/12/2013 16:15:34   Subject: Cwmorthin Book reprint
It was the only practical option as Graham is not in a position to update the book really. It will be A4 format, and will be fine for anyone who wants to replace a tatty well thumbed 2nd edition, or w
Topic: Cwmorthin Book reprint
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 29/12/2013 15:52:53   Subject: Cwmorthin Book reprint
As Mike said, original elements were missing, so all illustrations are the best that can be achieved by scanning the earlier edition. I am trying to get the quality as close as I can to the previous e
Topic: Cwmorthin Book reprint
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 29/12/2013 14:24:56   Subject: Cwmorthin Book reprint
Just to bump this: I am in the process of getting this ready for Mike. There is still a bit more to be done, but making good progress.
Topic: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/12/2013 13:52:00   Subject: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
From a purely commercial viewpoint, and considering where best to offer things for sale, it makes sense to use channels that provide the greatest degree of interest. For minerals, I reckon that's mine
Topic: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/12/2013 11:47:52   Subject: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
No not really. I meant party politics, Europe, xenophobes, pointless tribalism, ... the list is endless there are so many ways to describe it. And none of it remotely connected with mines! I know that
Topic: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/12/2013 11:25:04   Subject: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
No, it is not a shame! The ethos of this forum should be what we have in common, and not what divides us. Long may this site remain like it is. If you want to discuss divisive matters go and try UKCav
Topic: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 27/12/2013 21:01:50   Subject: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
[quote="Drillbilly."]Sometimes the bigotry on here does get a bit OTT.[/quote]It certainly does. Mercifully rare though.
Topic: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 27/12/2013 20:09:37   Subject: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
It did, and it's gone. I think. Too much something definitely!
Topic: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 27/12/2013 19:56:57   Subject: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
Err, he never mentioned he had a collection at the start of this, I don't think.... but anyway, all Roy has done is suggest views are sought, not that this or that should or should not be done, other
Topic: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 27/12/2013 19:41:26   Subject: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
Quite right Roy. Also, this forum does not need provocative posts, from any quarter, whether directed at other members or outsiders. It thrives on intelligent and nerdy discussions! :thumbsup:
Topic: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 27/12/2013 19:15:36   Subject: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
[quote="Drillbilly."]What is your contribution to this process, what have you discovered, surveyed, restored, sought out, read, understood, taught, shared? [/quote]

Far, far more than you w
Topic: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 27/12/2013 18:05:52   Subject: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
[quote="royfellows"]Absolutely Peter, but no disrespect, I think you may have been leading a sheltered life where the "M" word is concerned.[/quote]

This is the kind of nonsense we are larg
Topic: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 27/12/2013 17:03:08   Subject: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
By which I mean I'd like to hear about the work, not see adverts for minerals necessarily. If someone said to you by helping with the project you can choose from a range of specimens as a "thank you"
Topic: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 27/12/2013 16:59:41   Subject: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
I would like to hear about the restoration work personally. If it can be funded sensibly then why not if the owner has things to sell. Or am I naive?
Topic: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 27/12/2013 16:35:35   Subject: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
That's possibly a bit of a sensitive reaction! The comments above suggested that you might be a really nice guy ...... nobody is passing a personal judgement, I don't think......
Topic: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 27/12/2013 16:07:43   Subject: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
I don't know about inter-dealer rivalry, but buying a specimen feels to me as tame and underwhelming as going to the supermarket to buy some meat instead of going out and getting the immense satisfact
Topic: Lathkill/Magpie Sough - Countryfile
Peter Burgess

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/12/2013 13:59:33   Subject: Lathkill/Magpie Sough - Countryfile
This matter is making progress. See the notice on UKCaving.

http://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=15999.0
Topic: Mines in Scotland
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/12/2013 16:55:07   Subject: Mines in Scotland
Here you are - here is the link.

http://www.gsg.org.uk/

Topic: Mines in Scotland
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/12/2013 16:50:36   Subject: Mines in Scotland
Good God! Goon is using a computer! Welcome :)
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