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Topic: Moel Fferna trip?
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/09/2015 18:38:06   Subject: Moel Fferna trip?
Ok, just bumping the thread up again. Preliminary discussions suggest that Saturday the 17th is best for a few of us so how does that sound? Saturday would be better for me too, TBH, so I'd like to go
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 8th October.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/09/2015 06:36:44   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 8th October.
[quote="Lister"]

Don't fall over but I will be joining you too;D

[/quote]

:o

Nice one Andy, see you there! :thumbsup:
Topic: Moel Fferna trip?
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/09/2015 19:51:12   Subject: Moel Fferna trip?
[quote="TwllMawr"]

"Beware of Imitations" :lol:

[/quote]

There was a well-documented "Butterfly War"..... :lol:
Topic: Moel Fferna trip?
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/09/2015 18:58:37   Subject: Moel Fferna trip?
[quote="TwllMawr"]......no more than one buffalo burger each way.[/quote]

Yes...although if you wanted a steel butterfly, they are right on the doorstep:

http://www.theoriginalbu
Topic: AditNow Calendar 2016 - Proceeds
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/09/2015 18:41:40   Subject: AditNow Calendar 2016 - Proceeds
[quote="Tamarmole"]

Split it between Roy and an appropriate Cave / Mine Rescue Organisation.

[/quote]

Yep that's fair :thumbsup:

Topic: Moel Fferna trip?
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/09/2015 18:16:49   Subject: Moel Fferna trip?
Yes....I know it's been done to death but I do actually like the place and haven't been for a while, so....who fancies it?

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Moel-Fferna-Slate-Mine_28/

Topic: CRTT-A16 (photo)
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/09/2015 15:16:37   Subject: CRTT-A16 (photo)
Willy Eckerslyke

Photograph:

[link]102255[linkphoto]102255[/linkphoto][/link]

Have you ever seen a man look so nervous.....?
Topic: Happy birthday Aditnow
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/09/2015 15:14:42   Subject: Happy birthday Aditnow
Camp it up at Camp HRH?? :o
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 8th October.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/09/2015 11:50:10   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 8th October.
[quote="SimonRL"]Does that mean you'll spend the entire evening telling us chaps to man up?[/quote]

You....are....on....thin....ice..... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :tongue:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 8th October.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/09/2015 11:39:34   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 8th October.
[quote="RockChick"]

Shockingly, I may actually be able to join you for this one- it depends on site work though. :)

[/quote]

I'm not shocked at all ;D Only surprised t
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 8th October.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/09/2015 18:10:37   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 8th October.
[quote="NewStuff"]If I can can snag a lift from someone coming through/past Wrexham, I *should* be able to come out and play.[/quote]

No worries :thumbup: I'll be in touch next week.
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 24th September
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/09/2015 17:11:27   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 24th September
[quote="SimonRL"]

Ah, you can just rock up later then :thumbsup: ;)

[/quote]

Actually there is no reason why I couldn't....if you left the pitch rigged I could catch y
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 24th September
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/09/2015 16:15:30   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 24th September
[quote="SimonRL"]Sounds, er, wonderful. That headframe is in need of photographing I think :lol:[/quote]

The most photographed head-frame in North Wales....preferable to entering the mine a
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 8th October.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/09/2015 16:09:43   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 8th October.
[quote="TheBogieman"]

......no crawling about for at least 6 weeks.

[/quote]

There is sure to be another opportunity. It is definitely NOT the place to go when recove
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 8th October.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/09/2015 20:38:17   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 8th October.
Forward planning or what??!

A visit to the Eastern end of the patch on the 8th :thumbsup:

Bog Mine!

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Westminster-Nant-Lead-Mine_19146/
Topic: Thursday nighters - September 17th
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/09/2015 19:42:44   Subject: Thursday nighters - September 17th
I'm sure it is bolted....a shiney yellow sign warns of impending doom if I recall. Can't remember the details tho'. Tut. My memory....::)

Anyone else remember?
Topic: Thursday nighters - September 17th
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/09/2015 15:50:09   Subject: Thursday nighters - September 17th
[quote="RockChick"]Well, if you're working in Wrexham you could always come and explore round Minera...[/quote]

I thought you'd never ask! ;D
Any Thursday!
Any mine!
NOT Poo
Topic: Thursday nighters - September 17th
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/09/2015 15:01:03   Subject: Thursday nighters - September 17th
[quote="pingu"]Ok. I may bring a crowbar along for good measure![/quote]

Bring it!

Unfortunately as I said, I'm working in Wrexham now until January so doubtful that I'll be alon
Topic: Catherine and Jane (photo)
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/09/2015 10:24:02   Subject: Catherine and Jane (photo)
Haha is Pingu "in awe" or did he just nod off??

Photograph:

[link]102142[linkphoto]102142[/linkphoto][/link]

Sorry mate...:flowers:
Topic: SRT set up conundrum.
sinker

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 11/09/2015 00:05:48   Subject: SRT set up conundrum.
Mine is the same as yours. And like yours, it works just fine and nothing ever tangles. If it ain't broke... :thumbup:
Topic: Not Australia coal!
sinker

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 10/09/2015 12:56:36   Subject: Not Australia coal!
Looking more closely at the photo...it is definitely in Australia..... ;)

[link]102140[linkphoto]102140[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Not Australia coal!
sinker

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 09/09/2015 21:58:54   Subject: Not Australia coal!
[quote="Dr J"]Unless some *serious climate* change has occurred, this isn't a coal mine in New South Wales! :lol: Looks instead suspiciously like Mirny diamond pit, in Russia?

[link]101388
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
sinker

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/09/2015 18:34:13   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="royfellows"]

Eco is a low voltage lamp and I will be testing a low voltage pack later this week, I cant see any issues.
Answer to your question is yes, most definitely.....
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
sinker

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/09/2015 17:27:31   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Does the new "RedBand" pack work with the EcoStar? :flowers:
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 3rd September
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/08/2015 21:44:50   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 3rd September
[quote="Margot"]Aha, you'll have a supervisor with you this week Sinker! To keep you out of trouble! Excellent. ;)[/quote]

You must be joking....he gives me all the ideas!

:lol:
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 3rd September
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/08/2015 20:05:23   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 3rd September
[quote="Blober"]

A visit to cwmorthin this week for some house keeping!

Anyone new fancies joining then come along, cwmorthin is a fairly easy going place!

[/quote]<
Topic: The Mine...
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/08/2015 15:45:23   Subject: The Mine...
[quote="SimonRL"]

Thursday night jokes are worse ;)

[/quote]

And the helmets are dirtier. :angel:
Topic: The Mine...
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/08/2015 20:51:51   Subject: The Mine...
[quote="Morlock"]

Nice belaying technique.;D

[/quote]

Nice rope! :o
Topic: The Mine...
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/08/2015 18:44:31   Subject: The Mine...

Giggle :)
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/08/2015 11:33:53   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
[quote="royfellows"]

Cwmystwyth

The work in Lefel Fawr is going to cost money and to this end I would liked to bid once again on behalf of the trust for a share of calendar fund.
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 27th August
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/08/2015 18:07:26   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 27th August
Nice one Paul,

I'm in. I'm up for the SRT too. Doctors! What do they know??! Although if Mrs Sinker sees this I'll be grounded....

;)
Topic: Harness / Via ferrata set
sinker

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 24/08/2015 09:29:10   Subject: Harness / Via ferrata set
I have a few bits of 2nd hand gear and its all good because I know how to check it and reject anything worn or suspect. Knowing who had it before you goes a long way towards your peace of mind.
W
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 20th August.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/08/2015 22:36:18   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 20th August.
[quote="exspelio"]Some interesting bedding either side of that cut.[/quote]

Haha yes. Most of the interesting bedding is on it's way down INTO the cut....!:o
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 20th August.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/08/2015 20:01:59   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 20th August.
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]Great photo by Wyn nails the spirit of last Thursday's trip, but we should point out that whatever you might think Sinker was doing, he wasn't. :o
[link]101852[linkphoto
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 20th August.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/08/2015 09:33:46   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 20th August.
A surface wander this week, to make the most of the Great Welsh Summer :lol:

A visit to Gorseddau, near Porthmadog, has been mentioned a few times but we have never got around to actually g
Topic: Cwm Orthin silver lead mines
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/08/2015 20:52:04   Subject: Cwm Orthin silver lead mines
[quote="davel"]The Merionethshire six-inch map sheet III.SE (surveyed 1887-8) shows a 'level' at SH665465 which might be a candidate. (It's not shown on the current 1:10,000 map.)

Dave[/quo
Topic: Cwm Orthin silver lead mines
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/08/2015 17:43:33   Subject: Cwm Orthin silver lead mines
[quote="Manicminer"]When I worked at Gwynfynydd, some of the galena/sulphides ran at 300 oz/t of silver.[/quote]

Dressed ore, following removal from waste rock? Wow!
I'll put the pick
Topic: Cwm Orthin silver lead mines
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/08/2015 16:53:58   Subject: Cwm Orthin silver lead mines
[quote="Tamarmole"]...

or does it refer to the dressed ore?

[/quote]

Typical % age of Silver in ore these days would be circa <0.1%? Someone correct me here?
So
Topic: Cwm Orthin silver lead mines
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/08/2015 15:48:05   Subject: Cwm Orthin silver lead mines
[quote="sinker"]

...others know far more than I do....

[/quote]

Told you someone would be along soon who knew more than I do! The metalliferous lodes are quite common
Topic: Cwm Orthin silver lead mines
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/08/2015 13:02:00   Subject: Cwm Orthin silver lead mines
[quote="Tamarmole"]

"CWM ORTHIN SILVER - LEAD MINES.
Besides the above slate properties, a very promising silver - lead mine has been opened on a good lode of ore.....
.....25 oun
Topic: my introduction
sinker

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 07/08/2015 20:50:12   Subject: my introduction
[quote="rufenig"]

Have you not been up to Cwmorthin area then?
Try to get up there, read about it on here

.[/quote]

Or tag along on a Thursday night trip?
Topic: mines in and around corris
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/08/2015 19:47:15   Subject: mines in and around corris
[quote="toffeewinks"]:lol: sounds like fun[/quote]

It's ALL fun :thumbsup: Welcome Kev :thumbup:
Topic: Parys Copper Mine
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/08/2015 22:16:52   Subject: Parys Copper Mine
[quote="Morrisey"]

Pretty cool website though.

[/quote]

Yeah. Check out the "Video Highlight: Shaft Sinking Then and Now" bit. Reaching up with a 4x2 to knock open the
Topic: Parys Copper Mine
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/08/2015 21:54:34   Subject: Parys Copper Mine
[quote="TwllMawr"]

what's "Cementation Mining"?

[/quote]

http://en.cementation.com/

Where my pension fund is currently sitting!

Topic: Parys Copper Mine
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/08/2015 19:39:25   Subject: Parys Copper Mine
[quote="sinker"]

At the risk of being slanderous, or libelous, it's a scam. The only financially viable method of extraction is a drift mine from the Rhosybol side and they'll never get pla
Topic: Parys Copper Mine
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/08/2015 18:06:32   Subject: Parys Copper Mine
[quote="rhychydwr"]

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/business/business-news/amlwchs-parys-mountain-mine-re-9775714

Anglesey Mining said they need the global price of zine to start incr
Topic: Lynemouth No2 Shaft (1953) (3). (photo)
sinker

Forum: North East England   Posted: 02/08/2015 15:01:48   Subject: Lynemouth No2 Shaft (1953) (3). (photo)
Ah.....

A zigzag transformer is a special-purpose transformer with a zigzag or "interconnected star" winding connection, such that each output is the vector sum of two phases offset by 120°
Topic: Lynemouth No2 Shaft (1953) (3). (photo)
sinker

Forum: North East England   Posted: 02/08/2015 13:24:44   Subject: Lynemouth No2 Shaft (1953) (3). (photo)
Sorry Edwyn, when it comes to M&E Engineering then if you don't know, I certainly have no idea! :surrender:

Not wanting to stray too far :offtopic: ....I understand how it works in "power"
Topic: COMRU
sinker

Forum: North East England   Posted: 02/08/2015 12:20:18   Subject: COMRU
[quote="rhychydwr"]Wat does COMRU stand for?[/quote]

Cumbria Ore Mines Rescue Unit.
Topic: Big Oops...
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/08/2015 12:10:13   Subject: Big Oops...
[quote="rhychydwr"]

What did you hit?

[/quote]

I crashed into Snowdon....

Or to be more exact, a solid rockface, part of a slab, part of a hill, part of a
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