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Topic: Bincliffe Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/11/2009 14:35:30   Subject: Bincliffe Mine
The survey was done a while ago for sure, it's not in front of me now but from memory it's a caving club survey from the 60's. I'll confirm exactly when I get home.

There is a surface plan
Topic: Bincliffe Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/11/2009 14:15:05   Subject: Bincliffe Mine
Cheers :thumbup:

I'm not convinced thats the mine on my survey though, I've not visited the area but I think from what i've established there are some small levels which seem to be what t
Topic: Bincliffe Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/11/2009 13:24:46   Subject: Bincliffe Mine
Amongst some stuff I acquired recently I've got a survey of Bincliffe mine which looks quite inviting.

Is access possible?
Topic: Holmans building
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/11/2009 13:34:56   Subject: Holmans building
[quote="derrickman"]Atlas Copco make compressors, still do; sounds like Holman tried to play Atlas at their own game, chose an unsuitable partner and over-reached themselves, a common situation.[/quot
Topic: Devon Great Consols Railway
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/11/2009 21:00:23   Subject: Devon Great Consols Railway
I hope it survives in some form, it's an impressive place with those raised rails the wharfs etc. Having the run of it for the weekend and wandering round in the evening was quite special.

Topic: wot I did on my holidayz...
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/11/2009 10:43:37   Subject: wot I did on my holidayz...
Sounds like you had a good weekend, better than mine clearing out the garage and packing boxes ready for the much anticipated "move". :confused:

Only the one underground trip in the end?
Topic: El Marchal de Enix - Spain (Image Heavy!)
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/11/2009 20:23:04   Subject: El Marchal de Enix - Spain (Image Heavy!)
Looks great, last time I was in Spain I walked for four hours to get to an old mine in the hills.

went in about 8 feet >:(
Topic: Magpie and Moon - Waxing lyrical for winter
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/11/2009 13:03:40   Subject: Magpie and Moon - Waxing lyrical for winter
Good stuff, was that photo taken last night?

We stayed there in February this year and it was quite fresh inside the agents house even with the stove lit.

Summer is keen for a re
Topic: Castle-an-Dinas
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/11/2009 21:52:28   Subject: Castle-an-Dinas
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Has anyone put the Kimmeridge oil mine in the database yet? Or is it a quarry? Actually, I know there is a shale mine there, but I mean the thing with the nodding donkey.[/quote
Topic: Greenside and Kit Hill Explosions
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/11/2009 20:27:48   Subject: Greenside and Kit Hill Explosions
It was my first NAMHO. I had a great time, what was the mine we visited that was chest deep in thick orange mud with the fantastic formations?

Topic: Greenside and Kit Hill Explosions
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/11/2009 17:27:11   Subject: Greenside and Kit Hill Explosions
I've added a couple of photos from the 2007 NAMHO to the album.

That was a fun trip especially the wet grovel under the gate.
Topic: Castle-an-Dinas
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/11/2009 15:27:35   Subject: Castle-an-Dinas
[quote="Peter Burgess"]What about sand, clays, and maybe gypsum - none need (much) concentration, but all are/have been worked (in modern parlance) from mines as well as open pits.[/quote]

Topic: Castle-an-Dinas
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/11/2009 13:50:07   Subject: Castle-an-Dinas
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Let's just call it a pit and be done with it. [/quote]

Isn't that a coal mining term ;D
Topic: Castle-an-Dinas
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/11/2009 13:48:03   Subject: Castle-an-Dinas
[quote="AR"]Wolframite is one of the main tungsten ores, it's an iron/manganese/tungsten oxide.[/quote]

Thats it, I think the submarine connection was something I'd read about nickel based
Topic: Castle-an-Dinas
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/11/2009 12:36:57   Subject: Castle-an-Dinas
What's wolframite used for? Am I right in thinking it has/had something to do with submarines?
Topic: Castle-an-Dinas
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/11/2009 12:26:53   Subject: Castle-an-Dinas
[quote="unregistered user"]

Would I be right in thinking that the person behind this pontificating is an academic.....or an idiot?

[/quote]

Bit harsh perhaps, it's an
Topic: Castle-an-Dinas
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/11/2009 11:25:21   Subject: Castle-an-Dinas
I thought opencast was a quarry unless what was extracted was ore but underground was a mine unless what was extracted was freestone or dimension stone.

I may have made this up myself thoug
Topic: New Book Royal Silver Mines Tamar Valley
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/11/2009 21:40:27   Subject: New Book Royal Silver Mines Tamar Valley
I went on Peter's walk round the Bere Ferrers sites at the 2007 NAMHO meeting. I'm tempted by the book.....
Topic: Lester Point Adit, Combe Martin (photo)
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/11/2009 21:34:01   Subject: Lester Point Adit, Combe Martin (photo)
[quote="rhychydwr1"][quote="ferret"]the adit is i'm afraid not very interesting - typical beach trial really, but it is accessible by walking at a good low tide.
hope that helps
ferret [/quo
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 13/11/2009 08:02:58   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
[quote="rols"]Be aware though that the new batches that Tesco are flogging this autumn are only 1Watt.

Roly[/quote]

Will that mean the batteries will last 3 times longer?
Topic: The Combe Down Stone Mines Stabilisation Project
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/11/2009 13:13:56   Subject: The Combe Down Stone Mines Stabilisation Project
[quote="simonrl"]A snippet on the BBC web site abou the The Combe Down Stone Mines Stabilisation Project

[quote="BBC News"][b]A £160m scheme to stabilise former stone mines near Bath has al
Topic: The Thames Tunnel
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/11/2009 16:30:57   Subject: The Thames Tunnel
There is perhaps a bit of historical perspective here, I think EH and local Building Conservation Officers are alot more realistic and pragmatic these days. I've certainly been involved in some projec
Topic: Guibal Fans.
ttxela

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 09/11/2009 13:54:10   Subject: Guibal Fans.
Cheers, I've learnt something today anyway :thumbup:
Topic: Butterley Engineering... The Scrapman Cometh
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/11/2009 21:32:02   Subject: Butterley Engineering... The Scrapman Cometh
Just checked and it's actually 1st of July 1948, however I guess if it's specifically excluded within the listing.......

The guidance words it as outbuildings so I'm not sure what the situa
Topic: Greenside and Kit Hill Explosions
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/11/2009 21:25:33   Subject: Greenside and Kit Hill Explosions
[quote="derrickman"]

ttxela ( on here ) is actually my nephew, and worked as my assistant at times in the early 90s, so did my elder son more recently.. so I have the family laurels about c
Topic: Greenside and Kit Hill Explosions
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/11/2009 21:20:37   Subject: Greenside and Kit Hill Explosions
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="ttxela"]How were those perfectly spherical chambers in Excelsior set-out & dug, must have been a very skilled operation!

One of the chaps who did was involved wit
Topic: WCMS trip to Box
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/11/2009 21:13:57   Subject: WCMS trip to Box
and I'm rather annoyed I couldn't go :curse:

Did you get any pictures?
Topic: Guibal Fans.
ttxela

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 08/11/2009 21:12:09   Subject: Guibal Fans.
Go on then, what is a guibal fan?

I've got a copy of the colliery fans book handed out at this years NAMHO but I've not read it yet :-[
Topic: Butterley Engineering... The Scrapman Cometh
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/11/2009 21:05:04   Subject: Butterley Engineering... The Scrapman Cometh
[quote="ICLOK"] Lets hope something is done to ensure the conservation and preservation of the original buildings and the intact furnace bank... both are I believe at least listed. [/quote]

Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/11/2009 15:53:57   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
I've got 3 and they are pretty good. They do have the alarming habit of suddenly not working underground then recovering as soon as you're back in daylight though ::) I think as someone has said thi
Topic: Divining-rods
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/11/2009 20:55:02   Subject: Divining-rods
I've seen a demonstration by a building conservation officer using dowsing to find lines of old walls etc. in the grounds of an old cottage. She also showed she could find the locations where there ha
Topic: Greenside and Kit Hill Explosions
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/11/2009 13:26:42   Subject: Greenside and Kit Hill Explosions
How were those perfectly spherical chambers in Excelsior set-out & dug, must have been a very skilled operation!

I recall that a good burp inside one of the chambers produced a most impress
Topic: Pretoria chert Lead Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 01/11/2009 21:45:34   Subject: Pretoria chert Lead Mine
:thumbup: I've been round Holme bank but not Pretoria. Hopefully get a look in there soon.
Topic: Blaenau Ffestiniog regeneration
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/10/2009 08:35:28   Subject: Blaenau Ffestiniog regeneration
[quote="toadstone"][quote="Morlock"]Take care, you may end up with a solar panel and a set of low energy xmas lamps. ;D

Was there ever a grid supply to this site?

Edit: I refer
Topic: Underground Reflections: an AditNow book
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/10/2009 17:37:06   Subject: Underground Reflections: an AditNow book - BUY NOW!
Me too please.
Topic: LTD vs LLP
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/10/2009 13:08:26   Subject: LTD vs LLP
I rather missed the point that this was a proper working mine, sorry for the red herring :-[

Fantastic stuff though, best of luck with it :thumbup:
Topic: LTD vs LLP
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/10/2009 18:17:22   Subject: LTD vs LLP
For a Heritage type project might a company limited by guarantee be a good option? Probably not for an actual working mine though.
Topic: Camera insurance
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/10/2009 18:11:07   Subject: Camera insurance
I don't find Pelicases too bulky and if you shop round they can be bought for £20 or so. My camera is still fine after many trips safe in it's case and not only is it waterproof it provides good prote
Topic: Graffiti removal / digital manipulation of images?
ttxela

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 27/10/2009 12:55:45   Subject: Graffiti removal / digital manipulation of images?
Both versions side by side perhaps?

I tend to use the site to choose places to visit (or daydream of visiting :( ) I probably wouldn't not visit somewhere just because there was graffiti b
Topic: Underground learning at Nenthead
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2009 20:58:56   Subject: Underground learning at Nenthead
Sounds good to me, in fact so good I may join.....
Topic: NPHT
ttxela

Forum: North East England   Posted: 24/10/2009 20:54:04   Subject: NPHT
I've just signed up and will probably join the trust too. I've not made it up to Nenthead yet and am hoping to soon. I know Derrickman is keen too.

Will probably not be until after Christma
Topic: Men Against Death
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/10/2009 13:02:49   Subject: Men Against Death
Nope, doesn't work on anything I've got access to, shame as it looks interesting.
Topic: For sale Headlamp
ttxela

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 19/10/2009 12:54:19   Subject: For sale Headlamp
[quote="zhenzhen"]No one interesting in my headlamp![/quote]

I might have missed something, but apart for the swap offer (which wasn't taken up) I don't think it's been made entirely clear
Topic: For sale Headlamp
ttxela

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 13/10/2009 07:28:04   Subject: For sale Headlamp
I'd say if you can do that on a cheap headlight you'd get alot of peoples attention ;D

Topic: For sale Headlamp
ttxela

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 12/10/2009 22:06:58   Subject: For sale Headlamp
[quote="derrickman"]there is that. It's not as though he is being offensive, and if anyone buys anything useless they have only themselves to blame.....

[/quote]

I'm trying to
Topic: For sale Headlamp
ttxela

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 12/10/2009 11:00:05   Subject: For sale Headlamp
[quote="zhenzhen"]For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)
Things for sale... on topic please! Feel free to post your for sale and wants. [/quote]

I'd like to swap one of my Led headlamps I b
Topic: Anyone fancy a job as an Ice Miner
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/10/2009 15:13:29   Subject: Anyone fancy a job as an Ice Miner
Weren't the Russians seriously looking at mining Helium-3 on the moon?

Probably worth a bit more than water whilst you're up there with a shovel........ :)
Topic: Encouraging more use of the site?
ttxela

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 06/10/2009 11:36:08   Subject: Encouraging more use of the site?
I'd like to suggest a feature if that helps?

How about a search you could enter a grid ref into to produce a list of nearby mines? I know you can search by landranger sheet but it would be
Topic: 2 Watt ripoff
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/10/2009 12:40:52   Subject: 2 Watt ripoff
I've got 3, one got rather a soaking and I thought it was dead, after I dried it off it's fine again and has been for a few months.

Shame they've dropped the power.
Topic: Cwmystwyth: Underground access
ttxela

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 29/09/2009 21:05:35   Subject: Cwmystwyth: Underground access
Good luck with the project thogh Roy, it's certainly a worthwhile endeavour.
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