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Topic: Dinas Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/08/2016 13:54:26   Subject: Dinas Silica Mine
I have reopened this thread as it may be of particular interest to divers.

I am pleased to be able to confirm that due to the kindness of Mr Dai Richards of Glynneath I now have copies of t
Topic: Access issues
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/08/2016 15:12:01   Subject: Access issues
[quote="Ty Gwyn"]It is all very complicated with minerals other than coal,

You may own the land that the majority of the mine is under,but unless you own the mineral rights and the site the
Topic: Access issues
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/08/2016 10:29:16   Subject: Access issues
Manorial Rights may not include the ownership of the mine.

http://blog.landregistry.gov.uk/letters-send-manorial-rights/

EXTRACT:

There are varying types of manorial r
Topic: Access issues
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/08/2016 09:57:15   Subject: Access issues
A bit more.
Manorial mineral rights although giving mineral ownership effectively to the lord of the manor (Countess of Lonsdale V Tesco) do not confer the same ancillary rights as ownership by d
Topic: Access issues
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/08/2016 09:48:03   Subject: Access issues
Manorial Rights!

Ouch

It is very legally complicated and sounds like a lawyers wet dream.
:lol:
Topic: Access issues
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/08/2016 22:10:42   Subject: Access issues
But as I understand it the OP has no rights by deed over the adjacent land, hence his inquiry?
Topic: Access issues
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/08/2016 21:52:00   Subject: Access issues
Mineral ownership is usually referred to on a conveyance as "all mines and minerals" although it is possible to buy a mine without mineral ownership due to there being complete freedom of contract in
Topic: Access issues
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/08/2016 19:48:19   Subject: Access issues
Oh Dear, Royal Forest of Dean, north Yorks?
Topic: Access issues
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/08/2016 19:25:49   Subject: Access issues
Disagree your last in Colin

Mineral ownership whether separate from the land ownership or included would not confer the right to cross another persons land to get to yours, land, mine or wh
Topic: For sale: Fenix 18650 battery case
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 02/08/2016 12:55:28   Subject: For sale: Fenix 18650 battery case
Sounds like Mr V is offering this service at little or no financial return, as were you Simon, and I applaud him for it.

Its similar with me to be honest, my money is in the lamps, but goo
Topic: For sale: Fenix 18650 battery case
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 02/08/2016 09:19:00   Subject: For sale: Fenix 18650 battery case
Parallel cells would be nominal 3.7V so as Mr V says the holder must hold them in series.

The reason I asked is because it would be understandably very attractive to a DIY lamp builder and
Topic: For sale: Fenix 18650 battery case
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 01/08/2016 22:49:54   Subject: For sale: Fenix 18650 battery case
Mr V, think you should specify output voltage for clarity.

Assume suitability for Stenlight is nominal 7.4V, that is, the cells are connected in series?

Topic: Giant miner puppet takes first steps - Anyone seen it?
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/07/2016 07:42:34   Subject: Giant miner puppet takes first steps - Anyone seen it?
[quote="sinker"]Here:

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2016/07/25/Giant-mechanical-miner-puppet-touring-England/4031469474809/

Cool! :thumbsup:[/quote]

The education doesn'
Topic: Giant miner puppet takes first steps - Anyone seen it?
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/07/2016 21:58:01   Subject: Giant miner puppet takes first steps - Anyone seen it?
Stu
West Owles was consolidated quite a few years ago, and just in time to save the collapse of the chimney, a matter of some concern to me as I love the place. And of course there is the recent
Topic: 200 Year Old Wooden Waggonway Uncovered!
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 27/07/2016 15:40:24   Subject: 200 Year Old Wooden Waggonway Uncovered!
[quote="rufenig"]Interesting.
But what a nightmare for conservationists.
Do you leave it for people to see and watch it fall apart as it dries out.
Do you re-bury it to preserve it (if
Topic: Best 'easy' mines in Wales? :-)
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 26/07/2016 14:50:17   Subject: Best 'easy' mines in Wales? :-)
[quote="BertyBasset"]Thanks Roy.

That's a couple of weekends taken care of.[/quote]

We may get to meet, look out for a blue Skoda
Topic: Best 'easy' mines in Wales? :-)
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 26/07/2016 13:59:04   Subject: Best 'easy' mines in Wales? :-)
Frongoch is possibly the biggest explore in the area, there is also the Henfwlch and Temple Mines. None of these requires SRT or wet gear.

Talybont is mild SRT.

There are lost of
Topic: Pokemon in Box Mine?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/07/2016 20:58:08   Subject: Pokemon in Box Mine?
Totally, utterly pathetic
:lol:
Topic: Dolwyddelan mines
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/07/2016 22:31:05   Subject: Dolwyddelan mines
I had a look a while back and seem to remember a run in adit with water coming out.
Topic: Pokemon in Box Mine?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/07/2016 14:30:39   Subject: Pokemon in Box Mine?
I was working in Frongoch again the weekend, and when I passed Wemyss there was a group on there at it.

Footway Shaft is open at the bottom of a steep descending decline, and unfenced. I ma
Topic: Lamp for sale
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 13/07/2016 11:18:14   Subject: Lamp for sale
There are people who want these for 'traditional' trips, or 'authentic' underground events etc, and have asked for them in the past.
So don't give up.
Topic: South Terras
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/07/2016 21:09:51   Subject: South Terras
[quote="B Clarke"][quote="royfellows"][quote="neutronix"]

And somewhat off topic, I don't login that frequently, so could someone explain what the M word is, and why it is so contentious:)[
Topic: South Terras
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/07/2016 20:41:41   Subject: South Terras
[quote="neutronix"]

And somewhat off topic, I don't login that frequently, so could someone explain what the M word is, and why it is so contentious:)[/quote]

Minerals
There
Topic: South Terras
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/07/2016 16:39:29   Subject: South Terras
As I know very little about Radon I am keeping an open mind on this, possibly obvious from my postings about keeping out.

However, as a layman, I am wondering where floating dogs through on
Topic: South Terras
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/07/2016 16:30:09   Subject: South Terras
[quote="Morlock"]"peer-reviewed", now where have I heard that before.;D[/quote]

:lol:
Topic: South Terras
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/07/2016 15:51:40   Subject: South Terras
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]Of course.[/quote]

Enlightenment!
Topic: South Terras
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/07/2016 14:19:49   Subject: South Terras
Thanks.

I wonder if the "M" word could be part of the equation?
Topic: South Terras
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/07/2016 11:58:40   Subject: South Terras
What is "a legit group"

Any bunch of like minded people can club together to share an activity.

My view on things anyway.

I think that the mine description should be u
Topic: South Terras
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/07/2016 09:38:58   Subject: South Terras
Interesting paper.

As the adit only goes a short distance to a fall though, I struggle to see any attraction for explorers and the radon level is a good reason to not bother.

Wha
Topic: Im new :)
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 07/07/2016 08:38:24   Subject: Im new :)
More the merrier

Welcome both
Topic: South Terras
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/07/2016 22:20:41   Subject: South Terras
I was getting worried that someone might mention Carbis Bay beach on an open forum!

:lol:
Topic: West Cornwall
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/06/2016 11:09:38   Subject: West Cornwall
[quote="Bill L"]And of course you could always pop into Geevor!
[/quote]

:thumbsup:
Topic: West Cornwall
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/06/2016 08:44:07   Subject: West Cornwall
and while in St Just explore the other great moochy valley, Kenidjack and check out the great Wheal Call wheelpit and see if you can spot the flat rod run through its little tunnel.

I would
Topic: West Cornwall
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/06/2016 21:55:35   Subject: West Cornwall
Go have a good mooch around Cot Valley, St Just. Apart from the mining bits and old mill its a natural garden.
Topic: Who owns Gleision Colliery?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/06/2016 09:10:07   Subject: Who owns Gleision Colliery?
Criminals have been doing this for years, plus of course the bogus tradesmen complete with lettered clothing.

Genuine tradesmen have their vans broken into and then puzzle about why clothin
Topic: investment
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/06/2016 10:38:20   Subject: investment
Were off!
Topic: Car wedged in tunnel, South Wales
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 15/06/2016 21:39:29   Subject: Car wedged in tunnel, South Wales
You need to click the "News" link on the BT page
Topic: Underground Mine Photography
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 15/06/2016 15:40:44   Subject: Underground Mine Photography
In reality 260 lumens is nothing.
I tested an eBay £20 Chinese wonder a while ago and although its claim of 10,000 L was Alice in Wonderland it would do about 2500 off fresh batteries.

Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/06/2016 20:52:59   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
[quote="tiger99"]
But the law needs to exempt landowners from the consequences of careless explorers having accidents, and from damage due to mindless vandalism etc. It just isn't fair that some
Topic: Trout Beck Foot/Teesdale Lead Mine (1970/71) (photo)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/06/2016 12:58:52   Subject: Trout Beck Foot/Teesdale Lead Mine (1970/71) (photo)
I am back home now and recovering.

After a lot of examination of the area and a very educational couple of hours yesterday with the local expert on the area I can confirm the following.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/06/2016 12:20:55   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I have had a small number of instances of cables failing internally due to metal fatigue of the copper internal wires.

It is important to avoid an angle of cable to gland on either lamp or
Topic: Trout Beck Foot/Teesdale Lead Mine (1970/71) (photo)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/05/2016 21:14:11   Subject: Trout Beck Foot/Teesdale Lead Mine (1970/71) (photo)
I am up at the Nent now and been over today. Metal Band is worth a look, remains of a crusher and wheelpit. Stone arched adit is deep in silt inside and probably leads to a collapse from surface, I go
Topic: PUB - Morning coffee and WHAT!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/05/2016 21:47:26   Subject: PUB - Morning coffee and WHAT!
Looks painful
:surrender:
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2016 21:52:12   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
That's an interesting perspective Dave. I have seen the same kind of 'blindness' elsewhere.

Conversation

I was describing on of my breakthroughs to someone.

"Did you f
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2016 17:35:19   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Fair do's, Roy. Taking life seriously is infectious. Can't think where I caught it from.[/quote]

I looked for 'buy you a pint' emoticon but failed find one, but the t
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2016 16:34:30   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
[quote="Peter Burgess"][quote="royfellows"]What about this for a new catchphrase, "The Empire of Free Access"
Kinda got a ring to it hasn't it?[/quote]

I reckon the one thing caving/mi
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2016 16:02:20   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
[quote="Mr Mike"][quote="royfellows"]

Pity the thread on UKC is closed as I could present this as a 'dilemma' to the complainant.
[/quote]

Go on Roy start a new thread...:de
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2016 14:36:19   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
I fairness, it was not CMT which was being criticized on the UKC forum, it was Cave Access Ltd, and this was because its not a membership organisation and therefore being seen by one or two individual
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2016 09:39:16   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
Just to inject a little humour......

I was at karate last night and missed it all, otherwise I would have got in and turned into a lamp thread.

:lol:
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2016 09:30:22   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
[quote="Tamarmole"]Chaps can we leave this sort of thing on UKC please :flowers:[/quote]

I am at the centre of all this and I endorse the above comment.

Start anything on this w
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