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Topic: Sainsbury's Mines
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/05/2010 12:57:53   Subject: Sainsbury's Mines
I believe the visible mine passages in the cliff behind Matlock Sainsburys were discussed on UKCaving a while ago and someone had explored them whilst working on sheeting over the cliff with wire mesh
Topic: Youds Level Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/05/2010 22:03:35   Subject: Youds Level Lead Mine
Must get to the Jigging Box next time, I think young Summer was just having an off day, mind you it is a bit crawly beyond the coffin level.
Topic: Youds Level Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/05/2010 21:52:07   Subject: Youds Level Lead Mine
[quote="royfellows"]Fascinating!

I used to do this trip solo quite regularly in the 1990s, check out my pictures.

Anyway, what are we going to do about the duplicate entries?
Topic: Youds Level Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/05/2010 13:22:14   Subject: Youds Level Lead Mine
:-[ the other photo's in the Youds gallery are much better than mine!

Does the other entrance still exist and someone have their own private way in from their garden or was the concreting
Topic: Youds Level Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/05/2010 10:36:48   Subject: Youds Level Lead Mine
Very nice of the chap to let you dig his yard up like that :thumbup:

Presumably the sough would have run to the river originally. Is there any sign of a tail in the bank? I forgot to look
Topic: Youds Level Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/05/2010 22:16:06   Subject: Youds Level Lead Mine
Looks like Brakeman's trip back in March was a bit wetter than ours. The deep shaft looks alot nicer full of water at the bottom. It's more or less dry now and you can see all the junk in the bottom.
Topic: Youds Level Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/05/2010 22:09:39   Subject: Youds Level Lead Mine
Wasn't Youds the name of the chap who re-discovered it whilst digging his garden or something? So a relatively modern name for it.
Topic: Youds Level Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/05/2010 22:07:44   Subject: Youds Level Lead Mine
It was a good trip in there on Sunday, if anyone wants to move the photos I've added please feel free - however I just added them to the existing Youds level page, honest.

Many Thanks to Ri
Topic: trip to Ecton?
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 03/05/2010 21:28:03   Subject: trip to Ecton?
Deep water filled shafts? Are you taking up SRT/diving? :)

I've missed a few trips into Ecton, I think I'm right in saying the most interesting bits require permission from the owners?
Topic: Morwellham Quay saved from closure
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/04/2010 10:42:15   Subject: Morwellham Quay saved from closure
Very pleased to hear it. It was great having the run of the place for the 2007 NAMHO. Even if some of my gear is still orange....
Topic: Ancient Underground Limestone Mines/Quarries
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/03/2010 21:50:15   Subject: Ancient Underground Limestone Mines/Quarries
[quote="Peter Burgess"][quote="dvd.merkel@gmail.com"]This was quite helpful. Thank you. The website I saw several years ago was quite careful, as your website, to point out that what is often referred
Topic: Shaft Capping - the process
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/02/2010 18:32:50   Subject: Shaft Capping - the process
[url]http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/Images/Treatment%20of%20Disused%20Lead%20Mine%20Shafts%201_tcm9-22041.pdf[/url]

Is that any help (you're perhaps already aware of it)
Topic: Roys Underground Photo/Divers Lamp
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/02/2010 13:17:13   Subject: Roys Underground Photo/Divers Lamp
Could be good for recording video underground?

Probably better than the suitcase full of lead acid batteries and halogen lights I came up with anyway (but not as much fun to make someone e
Topic: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/02/2010 20:06:01   Subject: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
[quote="AR"]I don't think many of the mines round here are particularly wheelchair-friendly! Incidentally, the bulletin article I mentioned has surveys of both Slaley Sough and Dunsley Springs in it,
Topic: Secret Caves......
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/02/2010 23:15:25   Subject: Secret Caves......
[quote="Vanoord"][quote="ttxela"]There is an underground mine in Cambs though, any guesses?[/quote]

Er.... go on, tell us! ;D

Assuming we're not talking about Cambridge, Massac
Topic: Secret Caves......
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/02/2010 20:31:33   Subject: Secret Caves......
[quote="derrickman"]if there's a tunnel under Cambridge Market Square, I don't know anything about it; and having worked at various times on the reconstruction of the old NatWest Bank site in Bene't S
Topic: Secret Caves......
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/02/2010 17:22:03   Subject: Secret Caves......
A sort of secret tunnel that does exist is that from Under the Guildhall in Kings Lynn to the quayside, a couple of hundred yards. The first part is a cafe oft frequented by Summer and I. Through a cu
Topic: Secret Caves......
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/02/2010 16:55:38   Subject: Secret Caves......
Looks remarkably similar to some of the stuff written about Inca tunnels acroos South America supposedly filled with tablets of gold engraved with pictures of space ships etc. etc.

Here in
Topic: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 09/02/2010 21:00:01   Subject: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
[quote="historytrog"]When surveying Slaley Sough it was noted that in a fissure about 3 inches wide in the right wall near the final forefield there could be heard the sound of distant running water –
Topic: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 09/02/2010 20:56:42   Subject: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
[quote="owd git"]wish her well from owd git and suggest a beer @ the temple might help her father cope with the stress :thumbsup: p.m-ed my No. on other site :thumbup: O. G. [/quote]

Cheer
Topic: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/02/2010 21:37:26   Subject: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
I'll do that as we'll undoubtedly call at the museum at some point.

Fortunately young Summer has only broken her wrist so is walking wounded at the moment.
Topic: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/02/2010 17:53:54   Subject: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
I'm assuming the Dunsley spring pump no longer runs though? Jon reported hearing a pump running in 2008.

We'll be up at Magpie this weekend but probably not going underground due to broken
Topic: New gear shop at Buckfastleigh, Devon
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/02/2010 20:14:00   Subject: New gear shop at Buckfastleigh, Devon
Good stuff, best of luck with this venture :thumbup:
Topic: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/02/2010 10:23:55   Subject: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
[quote="AR"]

Ttexla - I've not been down the lower bit in Slaley sough but I know people who have and I'm told it doesn't go very far, plus it's also full of gooey clay....[/quote]

Topic: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/02/2010 20:36:32   Subject: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
Has anyone been down the tight sloping passage about halfway in?
Topic: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/02/2010 15:37:19   Subject: Slaley Sough Lead Mine
Dunno, but I'm told a pump can be heard running through the rock at the end, not whilst we were there though.

[photo]Slaley-Sough-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-46978[/photo]
Topic: Moving the loads
ttxela

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 04/02/2010 17:14:43   Subject: Moving the loads
I'm loving these pictures, keep em coming!

Particularly like the chap standing proudly in front of the crashed engine - I'm guessing he wasn't the driver :lol:
Topic: Pengelly Croft Mine
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/02/2010 17:10:07   Subject: Pengelly Croft Mine
[quote="stuey"][quote="nikkkk"]Thanks for this.
We are starting to clear the entrance shortly and ill
let you know how we get on. The water is pretty deep and
very soft base with silt e
Topic: Moving the loads
ttxela

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 03/02/2010 12:58:56   Subject: Moving the loads
It could just be the angles the pictures are taken at but it looks like they've got the engines front and back going uphill but both in front going downhill.

Surely the other way round woul
Topic: BBC Survivors mine
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/02/2010 11:38:15   Subject: BBC Survivors mine
I quite like Survivors, although I haven't followed it too closely. No idea about the coal mine but has anyone else noticed that even after what must be many months (years?) in urban areas the grass i
Topic: Zip line
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/01/2010 09:28:59   Subject: Zip line
What everyone when I was a kid encouragingly called a "death slide"
Topic: Borrowdale Graphite Mine
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/01/2010 22:09:32   Subject: Borrowdale Graphite Mine
[quote="AR"]So there's still some left but it sounds like there's not enough to have been worth extracting in the final days of mining there.[/quote]

Suprised they didn't extract all those
Topic: Borrowdale Graphite Mine
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/01/2010 14:43:22   Subject: Burrowdale Graphite Mine
I believe you can buy sawn blocks of Graphite ready for machining. In the distant past we bought something like this for a project at work. It cost £100 or so for a block a few inches square.

Topic: Borrowdale Graphite Mine
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/01/2010 21:29:13   Subject: Burrowdale Graphite Mine
It is possible to buy blocks of Graphite without mining it yourself!

Not cheap though.
Topic: 3D computer mine plan/model? anyone?
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/01/2010 19:28:52   Subject: 3D computer mine plan/model? anyone?
[quote="derrickman"]

concreting under way..

[url]http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/grass_stroker/DSCF3378.jpg[/url]

[/url][/quote]

Look at all that
Topic: Ringing Rake and Masson Sough Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/01/2010 12:38:54   Subject: Ringing Rake and Masson Sough Lead Mine
Nope - no back copies available of this one.
Topic: Ringing Rake and Masson Sough Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 24/01/2010 20:40:30   Subject: Ringing Rake and Masson Sough Lead Mine
I'll give them a ring tomorrow.
Topic: Ringing Rake and Masson Sough Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 24/01/2010 13:04:45   Subject: Ringing Rake and Masson Sough Lead Mine
Is a full size copy of the survey available? I.e the Roger Flindall survey at the end of the PDMHS document uploaded by Roy. It looks like the survey has been reduced from a larger size. Even better a
Topic: Magpie Sough proposal snippet
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2010 21:35:50   Subject: Magpie Sough proposal snippet
[quote="Thrutch"]ttxela - I remember that place! In mine exploration there are some places that you feel you need to see and when you have you have no real wish to return (and that one is horribly loo
Topic: candle light trip
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2010 14:38:22   Subject: candle light trip
We used to use it on screws in hardwoods too.
Topic: Magpie Sough proposal snippet
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2010 13:42:40   Subject: Magpie Sough proposal snippet
I've added some pictures of last years trip. Sadly we couldn't quite get to the shaft, this being the limit of our exploration.

[photo]Magpie-Sough-Iron-Mine-User-Album-Image-46276[/photo]<
Topic: candle light trip
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/01/2010 20:31:02   Subject: candle light trip
[quote="sougher"]Derbyshire lead miners used tallow candles, which were much cheaper than bees wax candles, the later would have been used in the miners homes on special occasions. The candles were
Topic: candle light trip
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/01/2010 18:58:01   Subject: candle light trip
Wouldn't the old miners candles be different to modern candles and perhaps not as bright?

Would they be tallow or is that going back too far?
Topic: Running out of road salt...
ttxela

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 09/01/2010 17:57:24   Subject: Running out of road salt...
[quote="Peter Burgess"]It's a rubbish picture, and would never win a competition since there is nobody in it for scale.[/quote]

Nobody in it :confused: where did everyone go when it was t
Topic: Weather Warning
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/01/2010 13:20:21   Subject: Weather Warning
[img]http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/507/snow100106008.jpg[/img]

A bit more snow now :thumbup:
Topic: Weather Warning
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/01/2010 12:14:35   Subject: Weather Warning
My Mum had a Singer Gazelle when I was little!

Just started snowing in Cambridge.
Topic: Weather Warning
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/01/2010 11:19:18   Subject: Weather Warning
No snow in Cambridge yet :(
Topic: New Underground Field Guide to Peak District Mines
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 05/01/2010 21:02:34   Subject: New Underground Field Guide to Peak District Mines
Fair enough :flowers: no real criticism intended. As I said I'm looking forward to the Matlock one :thumbup:
Topic: PHOTO COMPETITION 2009 - RESULTS
ttxela

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 05/01/2010 19:57:49   Subject: PHOTO COMPETITION 2009 - RESULTS
My framed picture has arrived, fantastic! Many Thanks :thumbsup:

Looking forward to winning first prize this year :smartass:
Topic: New Underground Field Guide to Peak District Mines
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 05/01/2010 17:58:49   Subject: New Underground Field Guide to Peak District Mines
I bought one - see the Bincliffe mine thread.

There's some information in there on some mines I wasn't previously aware of and ideas for future trips and therefore I am satisfied with my pu
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