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Topic: Tankless diving? Apparently so...
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/06/2017 17:16:08   Subject: Tankless diving? Apparently so...
Just goes to show what ijeets will do for kicks!!

Most folk think our hobby is bad enough!!
Topic: Tankless diving? Apparently so...
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/06/2017 17:06:41   Subject: Tankless diving? Apparently so...
Looks like it has potential for many, many Darwin nominations/awards!!!
Topic: INTERNSHIP FOR A MINE GEOLOGY STUDENT
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/06/2017 17:05:56   Subject: INTERNSHIP FOR A MINE GEOLOGY STUDENT
Hi Krish,

I doubt that you'll get any commercial interest for your plea.

[b][i][u]This site is dedicated to Mine exploration, photographs and mining history for mine explorers, i
Topic: newbie
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 27/04/2017 16:53:02   Subject: newbie
How be on then shag?

Plenty of "Flatmining" near you, or if you prefer, plenty of T'Owd man's workings on Mendip if you know where to look!
Topic: Thoughts whilst ascending
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/03/2017 17:14:00   Subject: Thoughts whilst ascending
In depths of Cwm Orthin a few BB's ago Darkstar was heard to say:

"Err Fellas, I'm going to get off this quick! - The Rope's about 1/2 way through!"

We hauled the rope back up,
Topic: Thoughts whilst ascending
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2017 17:07:08   Subject: Thoughts whilst ascending
Halfway up a pitch:

"Will that mars bar be enough to get me through this?"

"Feck me that's a dogy bit of hanging death, didn't notice THAT on the way down!"

Or as my
Topic: Long weekend trip planned around Wales
Wormster

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/03/2017 17:09:38   Subject: Long weekend trip planned around Wales
[quote="Praada"]Looks serious, i wonder what health and safety restrictions are in place...[/quote]

Considering that the ziplines are run by Miles M on here I'd say that you'd be best serve
Topic: new chappy
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/03/2017 18:07:49   Subject: new chappy
No just a tight sphincter!!!! :lol:
Topic: Derbyshire Toad
Wormster

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 12/03/2017 16:30:13   Subject: Derbyshire Toad
5 Buddles on Mendip is well known for its multitude of wildlife at the bottom of the shaft, we've rescued many a frog, toad, slalmader/newt, sloworm and even a few adders!!

The aquatic spec
Topic: The Worlds Most Experienced Mine Explorer
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2017 16:54:21   Subject: The Worlds Most Experienced Mine Explorer
[quote="droid"]J Rat was more of a cave digger.....;D[/quote]

Helped my Sion Sheltinger get many artifacts out of places to be conserved, back in the early 1970's!
Topic: The Worlds Most Experienced Mine Explorer
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2017 07:00:40   Subject: The Worlds Most Experienced Mine Explorer
J. Rat, Mr Roy and the "Indomitable Moulders"!
Topic: Attaching a lamp bracket
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/02/2017 19:44:53   Subject: Attaching a lamp bracket
Back on topic, drill?? nah!!!!!!!! soldering iron...less stress on the surrounding material!
Topic: Chepstow Mine?
Wormster

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/01/2017 18:17:49   Subject: Chepstow Mine?
otter hole is leader and tidal, one day I'll get to see it myself
Topic: hello folks
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/12/2016 17:12:14   Subject: hello folks
Now then....

'Ow do's
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
Wormster

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/11/2016 21:59:39   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
[quote="ttxela"]wasn't locked and deleted (at least not at this stage) since it seems to me this is a significant issue that mine explorers should be concerned about and this forum is the only one I h
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
Wormster

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/11/2016 19:56:03   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]Who are you referring to when you say "the collective" ?[/quote]

Hmm tricky, but of course I can do it.

I suppose I chose that particular phrase as not to r
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
Wormster

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/11/2016 18:57:15   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
[quote="royfellows"]
Only thing I would add, if you don't mind, is that Brian has upset people who are reasonable mine explorers and historians because they consider his methodology over the top
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
Wormster

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/11/2016 18:52:59   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
[quote="royfellows"]

Your last paragraph appears to my perception to echo what I have been advising, just stay away.

[/quote]

Indeed Roy! - that have done until now, a
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
Wormster

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/11/2016 17:57:54   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
RIGHTO I'm posting this on here because I feel that this is the "Fairest" of the many forums I do post on!

I've sat on the sidelines and held my tongue for this long enough -

It
Topic: Chepstow Quarries
Wormster

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/10/2016 16:43:04   Subject: Chepstow Quarries
[quote="Jim MacPherson"]
Anything like this?
[link]108849[linkphoto]108849[/linkphoto][/link]
[/quote]

Almost exactly like that! many thanks!
Topic: Chepstow Quarries
Wormster

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/10/2016 00:08:30   Subject: Chepstow Quarries
[quote="Morlock"]Anything like this, may have been for galvanizing furnace for wire works?

http://ragaengineers.com/tap-out-cones/[/quote]

Hmm.......................... close to
Topic: Chepstow Quarries
Wormster

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/10/2016 20:21:41   Subject: Chepstow Quarries
Slightly :offtopic:, but:

After my P&M retired and sold their business, they bought a little cottage in the Angithy Valley (Tintern, up past the Cherry Tree pub) to "do up" as a bit of a pr
Topic: New rope, to wash or not?
Wormster

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 01/10/2016 15:57:57   Subject: New rope, to wash or not?
Yup, new srt rope needs to be washed because:

A- it shrinks the rope by about 10% to get accurate rope length.

B- it washes out all of the "gunk" used in rope construction.
Topic: Industrial Wales
Wormster

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 19/09/2016 17:46:54   Subject: Industrial Wales
lots to look at ,sure, short on words though!
Topic: Cwmorthin Managers Office
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/08/2016 21:58:53   Subject: Cwmorthin Managers Office
Sloworm and I are impressed, no more damp nights in the other room!
Topic: SRT
Wormster

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/08/2016 18:40:00   Subject: SRT
Come North of the border into Mendip and I'll be able to give you a few pointers!
Topic: Pokemon in Box Mine?
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/07/2016 18:54:12   Subject: Pokemon in Box Mine?
Caverns measureless to man, Jimbo!
Topic: Huge quarry blast in Norway.
Wormster

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 11/07/2016 19:58:40   Subject: Huge quarry blast in Norway.
FAR CANAL!!!
Topic: Glyn Rhonwy and the Hydro Project
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/04/2016 09:37:02   Subject: Glyn Rhonwy and the Hydro Project
Interesting read:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-36026703
Topic: Big tunnel entrance in Dinorwic...
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/04/2016 19:00:17   Subject: Big tunnel entrance in Dinorwic...
Continuing the :offtopic:

I didn't realise that, my cousin (who WAS a submariner back in the days of Polaris) told me that it was a training reactor, I'd assumed that it would be inert, how
Topic: Big tunnel entrance in Dinorwic...
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/04/2016 18:11:37   Subject: Big tunnel entrance in Dinorwic...
[quote="sinker"]
Didn't the Royal Navy have one at Greenwich too?
[/quote]

They did, but it was an inert training rig.
Topic: Anyone tried a Phaethon lamp?
Wormster

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/03/2016 18:23:51   Subject: Anyone tried a Phaethon lamp?
A bit of thread necromancy:

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/community/viewtopic.aspx?t=10742

Same applies, send me a .STL file and it can be done!!
Topic: 3D printing a head lamp / battery pack
Wormster

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/03/2016 18:22:02   Subject: 3D printing a head lamp / battery pack
Thread Necromancy ALERT!:

I'm pleased to say that now I have my own 3d printer, and as such able to print parts for these lights. If anybody in the UK fancies having a go I'll happily print
Topic: Browns Folly, Square Well Clean Up
Wormster

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 15/02/2016 15:45:58   Subject: Browns Folly, Square Well Clean Up
[quote="devondorset"]
Unfortunately it might take longer to sort out Box, rubbish in every well. T:thumbsup:[/quote]

Its a pity that chavscum see fit to throw their tat down the 2 well
Topic: Cleveland potash trips.
Wormster

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 14/02/2016 17:06:54   Subject: Cleveland potash trips.
No we didn't.
Topic: Croesor - Warning, Damaged Equipment - NOW REPAIRED
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/02/2016 16:42:51   Subject: Croesor - Warning, Damaged Equipment
Saw this on UKC and was going to cross post, but you beat me to it!!
Topic: Manod on the Beeb (again)
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/02/2016 10:44:36   Subject: Manod on the Beeb (again)
Haha Roy, sounds like fun.

To get the King Charles on his cavalier horse under the bridge the roadway had to be lowered by about a foot or so (if you look carefully at the bridge buttresses
Topic: Manod on the Beeb (again)
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/02/2016 09:26:05   Subject: Manod on the Beeb (again)
Interesting synopsis of the movement of the National gallery:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zgdsbk7#z89hycw

(its obvs dummbed down for the punters!)
Topic: Lamp Suggestion
Wormster

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/11/2015 17:29:16   Subject: Lamp Suggestion
ONTOM - pm sent
Topic: Earthworm 2 lamp
Wormster

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/10/2015 18:10:11   Subject: Earthworm 2 lamp
I did briefly spot this at H.E. t'other weekend, not bad....but not exceedingly good either, it didn't motivate me enuff to put my hand in my pocket and part with a fistful of Lady Godiva's!

Topic: Happy birthday Aditnow
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/09/2015 20:23:41   Subject: Happy birthday Aditnow
Feck me! 10 years where has that gorne??

keep up the good work, raising a glass to the next 10 years!
Topic: Not Australia coal!
Wormster

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 10/09/2015 17:14:50   Subject: Not Australia coal!
If its that way up I'm surprised stuff ain't falling out of it!:lol:
Topic: Area 51 silver mine under threat from US govt.
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/09/2015 22:46:11   Subject: Area 51 silver mine under threat from US govt.
Purr Wee Puffer!!

Such an ignominious end!!
Topic: Brecon reigon
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/08/2015 16:57:21   Subject: Brecon reigon
Above ground:

http://www.ape-monkey-rescue.org.uk/

Topic: Brecon reigon
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/08/2015 09:29:53   Subject: Brecon reigon
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Before anybody gets the wrong idea, The Stump cannot be used by paying guests.[/quote]

I wasn't aware of that Peter, thanks for that.

If I'm going to stay
Topic: Brecon reigon
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/08/2015 12:38:21   Subject: Brecon reigon
Bridge cave is a nice little bimble!

There's plenty to choose from on this page though:

http://www.ogof.org.uk/maps.html

Where are you Staying? SWCC or the Stump??
Topic: Big Oops...
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/07/2015 17:47:57   Subject: Big Oops...
Mend soon!
Topic: Shamrock Mine
Wormster

Forum: North America   Posted: 12/07/2015 20:42:51   Subject: Shamrock Mine
What a cool project, I raise my beer to you in salut!
Topic: Mule Flats Snake Mine
Wormster

Forum: North America   Posted: 15/05/2015 06:59:22   Subject: Mule Flats Snake Mine
[quote="Joanne"]

My favorite song of theirs is Dixie Chicken.
[/quote]

Cracking track - along with Rocket in my Pocket!

:offtopic:
Topic: Mule Flats Snake Mine
Wormster

Forum: North America   Posted: 11/05/2015 18:59:05   Subject: Mule Flats Snake Mine
[quote="Joanne"]So about 4 hours north of Las Vegas is the historic mining town of Tonopah. [/quote]

Thanks Joanne you've just unlocked a little "life mystery" - there's a line in a Lowell
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