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Topic: There's someone there... (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/09/2016 23:21:09   Subject: There's someone there... (photo)
:lol::lol::lol:

So who was it who told me that they lost their watch in there?
And I dont drink alcohol
:o
Topic: There's someone there... (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/09/2016 22:43:02   Subject: There's someone there... (photo)
A feeling of remoteness is something that Barry will appreciate from being the other side of a certain long appallingly grotty crawl through a backfilled passage.
And there has to be something s
Topic: There's someone there... (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/09/2016 19:05:59   Subject: There's someone there... (photo)
[quote="christwigg"]I've spent a lot of time underground and never once 'felt' a thing.

Until someone posts a photo of a screaming skull (which must also be on fire)

I remain a 1
Topic: Lamp chargers (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/09/2016 12:09:49   Subject: Lamp chargers (photo)
I haven't been up there for ages but last time the inside of the buildings were well and truly trashed, everything turned out and papers and brochures in heaps all over the floor.

Earlier i
Topic: There's someone there... (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 02/09/2016 12:53:10   Subject: There's someone there... (photo)
Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn't there.
He wasn't there again today,
I wish, I wish he'd go away...

maybe I lack imagination, but I cant see whats supposed t
Topic: Double Take !!!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/09/2016 08:23:33   Subject: Double Take !!!
[quote="Monty Stubble"][quote="royfellows"]I will give you a dead rat and a string to swing it with.

Mark Twain[/quote]

What sort of string?[/quote]

Only baling twine<
Topic: Double Take !!!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/08/2016 22:06:04   Subject: Double Take !!!
I will give you a dead rat and a string to swing it with.

Mark Twain
Topic: Double Take !!!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/08/2016 09:33:33   Subject: Double Take !!!
I wonder what this is worth then:

http://www.mineexplorer.com/

Topic: Dinas Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/08/2016 13:01:06   Subject: Dinas Silica Mine
I hadn't thought of it that way, but any pump can only manage to a certain head, and as they are just off an incline they are at different heights. I assumed the lower pumping from a 'sump' below up t
Topic: Dinas Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/08/2016 17:05:42   Subject: Dinas Silica Mine
That would be very much appreciated, especially if you allowed me to put it on the NAL website
:flowers:
Topic: Dinas Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/08/2016 16:13:02   Subject: Dinas Silica Mine
No, unfortunately not.

Here is a scan of the mine area.

[link]107403[linkphoto]107403[/linkphoto][/link]

Note that at that time Baldwins leased the land around Blamaen
Topic: Dinas Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/08/2016 15:24:26   Subject: Dinas Silica Mine
I am thinking 2 stage pumping for the pumps, which would be electric, to handle the head.

Quickly, as I have work to do, I have scanned this and uploaded it.

[link]107402[linkpho
Topic: Dinas Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/08/2016 15:13:20   Subject: Dinas Silica Mine
Yes, and whats interesting is that the surface buildings which are pencilled into yours are properly drawn on mine, as well as the pumping houses and water level etc.

There is a local compa
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
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