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Posts by Peter Burgess

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Topic: bauxite mine needs explored
Peter Burgess

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 29/02/2012 15:46:40   Subject: bauxite mine needs explored
not
Topic: UK counties without underground mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/02/2012 15:07:40   Subject: UK counties without underground mines
If you take one of those counties not normally associated with mining - West Sussex - the current landscape is very much a legacy of the exploitation of iron reserves. Managed forests and coppicing pr
Topic: UK counties without underground mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/02/2012 08:53:11   Subject: UK counties without underground mines
I sent you a private message Dave.
Topic: UK counties without underground mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/02/2012 22:04:34   Subject: UK counties without underground mines
Online versions and PDFs of most of our newsletters, and also research journal "Cave and Quarry" are available here:

http://www.wcms.org.uk/cgi-bin/wcmsnewsletter.pl

There are PD
Topic: UK counties without underground mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/02/2012 21:32:02   Subject: UK counties without underground mines
and www.wcms.org.uk >:(
Topic: UK counties without underground mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/02/2012 21:18:12   Subject: UK counties without underground mines
To chase what up?

I have quickly totted up the sites in the AditNow database for the "mineless" south east, for all sites that I believe are underground and not surface workings ....
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Topic: UK counties without underground mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/02/2012 20:07:39   Subject: UK counties without underground mines
[quote="Bill L"]I spent an interesting few hours [when I should have been doing something else] looking at all the old counties of the UK. I think there is some evidence of mining in all the English,
Topic: UK counties without underground mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/02/2012 19:53:07   Subject: UK counties without underground mines
[quote="Bill L"]This arose from a conversation with a friend: how many old UK counties can you name that you are sure had no underground mining at all?
When you remember that unlikely places like
Topic: UK counties without underground mines
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/02/2012 13:14:19   Subject: UK counties without underground mines
Deneholes.
Topic: Going up Camborne Hill, getting nowhere..
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/02/2012 15:25:16   Subject: Going up Camborne Hill, getting nowhere..
I'm thinking I ought to say something before AdrianP does.... :-[
Topic: Going up Camborne Hill, getting nowhere..
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/02/2012 13:42:44   Subject: Going up Camborne Hill, getting nowhere..
Check out lesson 10 in Appendix B - should be all you need to know! (Hint - It's down near the bottom of the page if you want to skip all the jokes.... :) )

http://bluegrassbanjo.org/banjok
Topic: Betws Garmon Iron Mine
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/02/2012 14:33:09   Subject: Betws Garmon Iron Mine
I looked into this (not too deeply) a long time ago and I feel sure that there are at least two distinct workings here, one higher up the hill than the other, but I don't recall which is which. I thin
Topic: Selling stuff and promoting eBay auctions
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2012 08:46:52   Subject: Selling stuff and promoting eBay auctions
Personally, I would ask Graham what he thinks - it's his intellectual property.
Topic: A sensibly priced cordless caplamp
Peter Burgess

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/02/2012 19:44:05   Subject: A sensibly priced cordless caplamp
Well, of course you would need a good lamp for that so you can be careful where you tread. :o
Topic: A sensibly priced cordless caplamp
Peter Burgess

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/02/2012 21:53:51   Subject: A sensibly priced cordless caplamp
I wonder what it all means if passed through Google Translate and back again?
Topic: A sensibly priced cordless caplamp
Peter Burgess

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/02/2012 18:55:00   Subject: A sensibly priced cordless caplamp
Now we're really getting off topic, perhaps we should point out that C&A can apply to both genders.... C&A are still going strong in Hungary, by the way.
Topic: A sensibly priced cordless caplamp
Peter Burgess

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/02/2012 13:26:39   Subject: A sensibly priced cordless caplamp
Ah, maybe some people need a light to see the big letters L and R painted on their wellies.
Topic: A sensibly priced cordless caplamp
Peter Burgess

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/02/2012 10:53:10   Subject: A sensibly priced cordless caplamp
I agree Roy, I also find that very useful, although I am capable, if pressed, of tying my boot laces or doing my flies up in the dark!
Topic: A sensibly priced cordless caplamp
Peter Burgess

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 08/02/2012 11:46:08   Subject: A sensibly priced cordless caplamp
I remember my Oldham headset falling off its bracket from time to time, only to be saved by being attached by its cable to the cell. I have visions of this excellent lamp falling down a shaft never to
Topic: Fungi on Insects
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 07/02/2012 10:32:14   Subject: Fungi on Insects
I've been trying to think where I've seen a lot of these dead insects covered in fluff, and I think it is Sandford Levvy in the Mendip Hills. It's a long time since I've been there though so I may be
Topic: Fungi on Insects
Peter Burgess

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 07/02/2012 09:31:02   Subject: Fungi on Insects
Some of the best Surrey sites for bats are almost within sight of the entrance.
Topic: Mine Diving
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/02/2012 18:00:42   Subject: Mine Diving
Thanks Mr Mike. For years I have wondered what the stone quarries in Budapest were like. :)
Topic: No wonder so much stuff disappears!
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/02/2012 21:40:04   Subject: No wonder so much stuff disappears!
There is only one thing worse than someone removing artefacts to keep them like a squirrel's hoard, it's someone removing them to sell them for personal gain. At least the former person has an interes
Topic: No wonder so much stuff disappears!
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/02/2012 21:26:10   Subject: No wonder so much stuff disappears!
The Ebay reporting page can be used if you merely [u]suspect[/u] something is stolen.
Topic: No wonder so much stuff disappears!
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/02/2012 20:43:55   Subject: No wonder so much stuff disappears!
I know an industrial item in a museum in Sussex, bought off Ebay for "many" pounds I believe, that I strongly suspect was stolen from a public display. Of course there is no way of proving this or rep
Topic: No wonder so much stuff disappears!
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/02/2012 20:33:11   Subject: No wonder so much stuff disappears!
Has anybody else reportd it?
Topic: Mountfield Gypsum Mine - Queries!
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 02/02/2012 20:26:13   Subject: Mountfield Gypsum Mine - Queries!
It might be an idea for the second enquirer to contact Sussex IA Society in case they are aware of anyone who knows the history of the gypsum mines.

http://www.sussexias.co.uk/
Topic: Mountfield Gypsum Mine - Queries!
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 02/02/2012 19:10:31   Subject: Mountfield Gypsum Mine - Queries!
Yes. In 2005 when we held the NAMHO conference in Surrey we tried to arrange a trip to Brightling. Although initial enquiries looked promising, eventually it transpired that visits would only be enter
Topic: Birdsong - BBC1 22nd January 2012
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/01/2012 21:18:17   Subject: Birdsong - BBC1 22nd January 2012
Yes - I look forward to hearing more of the heavy breathing we recorded - in the TUNNELS, that is. ;D
Topic: Birdsong - BBC1 22nd January 2012
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/01/2012 21:10:38   Subject: Birdsong - BBC1 22nd January 2012
This is what I found earlier today - the page has had a lot more added to it since then.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01bcltb

I doesn't look like they even know when the seco
Topic: Birdsong - BBC1 22nd January 2012
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/01/2012 20:44:01   Subject: Birdsong - BBC1 22nd January 2012
The publicity has been pretty dire, I must say. I only spotted it today on the BBC site and I have been checking on and off for a week or two. Sadly I am out of the UK this weekend so I really hope it
Topic: Birdsong - BBC1 22nd January 2012
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/01/2012 20:31:34   Subject: Birdsong - BBC1 22nd January 2012
If you are planning on watching "Birdsong", part 1 being broadcast on Sunday evening, you may be interested to know that some of the sound effects in the sappers' tunnels scenes were recorded in the G
Topic: Underground Display Board Material
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2012 18:54:33   Subject: Underground Display Board Material
It does, Pace. :) This place I went to said they could print direct onto the board. They showed me a sample, and although I didn't ask, it did look about 3mm thick. The location is underground and sh
Topic: Underground Display Board Material
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2012 18:30:08   Subject: Underground Display Board Material
[quote="Graigfawr"][quote="staffordshirechina"]Proper museum display boards tend to be silk screen printed onto something like formica sheet. Very durable unless in direct sunlight but very expensive.
Topic: Underground Display Board Material
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2012 18:28:37   Subject: Underground Display Board Material
Thank you that is interesting. The use of A3 DIY lamination is a compromise between cost and perfection. All the originals are available as MS documents of some sort or PDFs, and can easily be printed
Topic: Underground Display Board Material
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2012 11:11:27   Subject: Underground Display Board Material
I have a question about suitable display board materials for permanent use underground.

I am working through the displays in the Reigate Caves, and so far have been using A3 laminates of mo
Topic: Kent Coalfield
Peter Burgess

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 06/01/2012 20:20:36   Subject: Kent Coalfield
There are plans to investigate fracking. Would the coal authority get involved in that?

http://www.kentnews.co.uk/news/fears_raised_over_fracking_possibility_in_east_kent_1_1147192
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
Peter Burgess

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 30/12/2011 17:40:56   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
If the local bat group have no concerns over the way it has been blocked then there is nothing to get concerned over. If they do have concerns, then the proper course I imagine is for them to discuss
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
Peter Burgess

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 29/12/2011 17:30:47   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/pdf/batwork_manualpt4.pdf

Read the bit about grilles and the importance of getting it right, and the process required to go about getting one fitted, permissions, a
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
Peter Burgess

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 29/12/2011 17:26:02   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
Read this:

http://www.ptes.org/files/1275_bats_and_cave_grilles.pdf

The effect of slightly different bar spacing (150mm - 130mm) on deterring bats from using a site is discussed.
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
Peter Burgess

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 28/12/2011 15:11:01   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
[quote="Morlock"][quote="Peter Burgess"][quote="Morlock"][quote="Peter Burgess"]I am grateful that at least on my patch we talk to each other and respect each other's priorities, and don't call each o
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
Peter Burgess

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 28/12/2011 08:57:09   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
[quote="Morlock"][quote="Peter Burgess"]I am grateful that at least on my patch we talk to each other and respect each other's priorities, and don't call each other "nutters".
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Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
Peter Burgess

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/12/2011 21:57:47   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
I am grateful that at least on my patch we talk to each other and respect each other's priorities, and don't call each other "nutters".
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
Peter Burgess

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/12/2011 21:16:07   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
[quote="royfellows"][quote="Peter Burgess"]Was it never possible to communicate between mine explorers, bat groups and owners? It works elsewhere in the country to good effect if done sensibly. Looks
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
Peter Burgess

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/12/2011 20:39:49   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
Was it never possible to communicate between mine explorers, bat groups and owners? It works elsewhere in the country to good effect if done sensibly. Looks like it's too late now though. :(
Topic: Happy Christmas to you all!
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/12/2011 19:27:34   Subject: Happy Christmas to you all!
Boldog Karácsonyt kivánok mindenkinek.

Süt a nap Magyarországon.
Topic: Cornish mine photo site
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/12/2011 10:55:15   Subject: Cornish mine photo site
Given that Simon has just posted here for the first time, isn't it a little off-hand to continue this rescue debate in the same topic, instead of starting a new one? Just a thought.

Welcome
Topic: Video : Central Deborah Gold Mine, Australia
Peter Burgess

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 30/11/2011 10:01:33   Subject: Video : Central Deborah Gold Mine, Australia
This YouTube channel is excellent - this video features a gold mine.

http://www.youtube.com/user/periodicvideos#p/u/0/KaZcyeJ-GBE
Topic: Poldice Tramroad (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/11/2011 00:28:11   Subject: Poldice Tramroad (photo)
I see we now have Poldice Tramway and Portreath Tramway in the database. Are these not one and the same thing, and the correct name is Poldice not Portreath?

Photograph:

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Topic: C/R through trip threat
Peter Burgess

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/11/2011 22:07:58   Subject: C/R through trip threat
[quote="t1twenty"]Did you notice the date on that video? Ive read trip reports on here about people using inadequate clothing and lighting, so if thats what your getting at i dont think there is any n
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