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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
Topic: Roman stone quarries
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 15/09/2013 22:45:11   Subject: Roman stone quarries
Are there any properly identified Roman stone quarries in Britain? By "properly identified" I don't mean ones that everyone takes for granted as having Roman origins, but ones that have been archaeolo
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/09/2013 10:57:32   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
[quote="royfellows"]Oh dear Peter, I am 68 and every morning practice the splits.
I bet just thinking of this will bring tears to your eyes
:lol:[/quote]I'd like to think I have got better
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/09/2013 10:17:42   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Well, there is a place for politics in what we do, but there are two kinds of politics - there's the mature adult kind, and then there's the childish sort. What we have here is definitely the latter!
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/09/2013 21:17:12   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
And the members respect for the site is down to proper consistent management.... The two go together.
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/09/2013 20:14:35   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
[quote="Jimbo"]Discussion hotting up a bit on UKCaving now! ;) [/quote]

The contrast is a reflection of how this site is properly moderated and respected by its members. Well done Simon and
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/09/2013 12:55:58   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
It's a great site - I went there over ten years back now, and it was highly memorable.

Speaking as someone who has been involved in negotiating access to a couple of well-preserved undergro
Topic: Cwmorthin Book reprint
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 09/07/2013 09:12:50   Subject: Cwmorthin Book reprint
I have interest for 6 so far, after a day, from 120 members. There will probably be a few more to come, as they check their email. None have suggested that it should be an e-book, BTW! ;)
Topic: Cwmorthin Book reprint
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 08/07/2013 10:00:35   Subject: Cwmorthin Book reprint
Mike I have put out a request for those in WCMS who are interested to contact me so I can give you a feel for what a club of 120 might want. I suggest other groups do the same - I appreciate there mig
Topic: One for the steam buffs.
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/07/2013 21:50:47   Subject: One for the steam buffs.
I thought it was Gone Wrong Repeatedly...... :lol:
Topic: Cwmorthin Book reprint
Peter Burgess

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 05/07/2013 15:34:54   Subject: Cwmorthin Book reprint
[quote="sinker"]Would this reprint include the fold-outs? :flowers:
Either way its a "yes" from me :thumbup:[/quote]

Fold-outs is something I need to check out WRT costs and practical
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/07/2013 12:31:21   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Well, I suppose it keeps some people away from porn - an even more pointless use of the internet.
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/06/2013 19:07:39   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
And while we are discussing vacuous terminology:

A middle management spokesperson said: “A sound grasp of bollocks is a job requirement for me. How else would I be able to action a paradigm
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/06/2013 22:15:23   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
[quote="royfellows"]I recon that you are all secretly missing him from this thread but wont admit it!
;)[/quote]No!! Not really.... ;D
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/06/2013 21:56:55   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
The surfers are holding him hostage.
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/06/2013 18:32:34   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
[quote="lozz"][quote="rikj"]The thing I find hardest to believe, is the fact that this thread is 4 days old, 5 pages long, and the phrase "yogurt weavers" has not been used once.

Am I dream
Topic: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/06/2013 14:43:17   Subject: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
You should disguise the email address. I am sure they are not going to welcome the spam that might result from having their email posted here.
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/06/2013 14:56:33   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Whoever started it should wear sackcloth and ashes for a week, preferably ashes from a fire made of sustainable wood, and not coal.
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/06/2013 13:39:46   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
For the past three years or so (actually more) the internet has been pissed on continuously by these pointless divisive threads.
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/06/2013 09:17:42   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Roy, I have been looking out of the window for 57 years. Yes, the climate has changed.
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/06/2013 08:37:47   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
[quote="lozz"]Energy is the elephant in the room so to speak or rather the lack of it due to the spineless policies or non policies of various governments in the past, if the lights go out in this cou
Topic: Paging the linguists
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 09/06/2013 12:10:54   Subject: Paging the linguists
I would be amazed if there wasn't! There are coombes in many places other than the west country.
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