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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 :)
Topic: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/11/2013 23:11:02   Subject: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
No problem RJV - I have taken an interest in this incident because the casualty was removed from my club's membership earlier this year, precisely for the kind of concerns expressed by pwhole. It may
Topic: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/11/2013 22:54:45   Subject: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
DCRO account on their website says:

At 22.30 on Saturday evening DCRO were called out to search for an overdue solo caver who had descended at about 11.00 to go to the bottom of Leviathan a
Topic: Mining term: Umber.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/11/2013 23:38:41   Subject: Mining term: Umber.
50 shades of brown.
Topic: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/11/2013 17:52:17   Subject: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
"Stooped" systems is familiar territory! :blink:

I don't think anyone would criticise the suggestion. Rescue Services far prefer clear unambiguous instructions to woolly indeterminate arr
Topic: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/11/2013 17:40:02   Subject: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
Absolutely right, Edd. The instructions must be crystal clear. If you have not heard from me by HH:MM, call out the rescue. [u]YOU[/u] make the judgement on leeway, and should NOT expect your callout
Topic: Mining term: Umber.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/11/2013 13:17:57   Subject: Mining term: Umber.
The only place I can see on internet where it is extracted is Georgia, US.
Topic: Mining term: Umber.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/11/2013 13:07:32   Subject: Mining term: Umber.
I thought it was simply what they called Amber in the north.
Topic: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/11/2013 12:33:24   Subject: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
Our dig is currently only 5 mins from the entrance, hence the tighter timing.
Topic: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/11/2013 08:12:11   Subject: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
When on our regular digging evenings, I always make it clear - expect an all clear call around 10.30, call-out time is 11. We are normally out by 10.15.
Topic: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/11/2013 19:43:35   Subject: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
That's interesting as it was only a few days ago that I was discussing the idea that it is better to use an unrelated contact for call-out as they are less emotionally involved.
Topic: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/11/2013 18:42:01   Subject: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
[quote="royfellows"]This is degenerating into a feeding frenzy of URBEX bashing.
If errors were made it appears to have been relative to timing and no doubt lessons have been learnt.
[/quote
Topic: Most unusual mines?
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/10/2013 09:57:30   Subject: Most unusual mines?
I have always been fascinated by the tin mine in the alluvial beds beneath Restronguet Creek.
Topic: New Cooks Kitchen Headgear to be Restored
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/09/2013 15:55:19   Subject: New Cooks Kitchen Headgear to be Restored
Yes - definitely. I once worked for an engineering firm that chose a new colour for the equipment it made. Unfortunately they chose a blue that was only readily available as a printing ink, and not a
Topic: Roman stone quarries
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 16/09/2013 10:38:25   Subject: Roman stone quarries
It's been suggested I should write something on my thoughts and observations on the Roman stone blocks and their origins, and I would like to add a wider perspective - hence my post. Unfortunately I w
Topic: Roman stone quarries
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 16/09/2013 08:04:33   Subject: Roman stone quarries
Of course - thanks.
Topic: Roman stone quarries
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 15/09/2013 23:24:48   Subject: Roman stone quarries
Ah, yes, I suppose I should be a little more precise - it would really need to be a "soft" stone quarry, like oolitic limestone, or a sandstone, rather than "hard" stone, as I imagine the Wall quarrie
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