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Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 18/03/2015 10:24:49   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
I wish you would all stop it, I feel like dropping everything and getting in my car and going there now.

Cant understand why never been there, and look how long I have been doing this.
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/03/2015 21:37:58   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
I am going to have to take a look.
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/03/2015 21:15:30   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
[quote="Ty Gwyn"]Was`nt there a gun powder works nearby,seen photo`s of the ruins?
Or would that be the other side of the river.[/quote]

I believe that there is one, but unsure of wher
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/03/2015 17:18:50   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Internet exposure?
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/03/2015 16:28:33   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
It may need to be brought down, if it wont reinforce.
I need to see.
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/03/2015 16:01:27   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
I shall have to see.
My perception of the place is issues due to ease of access, if there was only one entrance waist deep in ochre I would have little to worry about.
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/03/2015 15:49:56   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
They haven't at Cymystwyth. It seems that as long as there is nothing to physically prevent access then visitors are happy to leave them alone. However, I am aware of the large footfall at this site.<
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/03/2015 15:29:35   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
[quote="Peter Burgess"]The fencing across the main entrances near the river is, in effect, just standard stock fencing. You can simply step over it and walk into the mine.[/quote]

That's OK
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/03/2015 14:35:43   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Looks a bit rusty, I suspect pre Tomlinson
:lol:
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/03/2015 12:34:22   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
No I haven't
I do need assess the situation from the standpoint of a moral duty of care.

As far as I can see there is a fence there to prevent accidental entry, so access to the underg
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/03/2015 10:01:21   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
A few things.
First thank you Tony for your very kind offer, email on the way to you.

Secondly, from some emails etc I can see a huge degree of misunderstanding, my choice of words doe
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 16/03/2015 21:37:53   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Natural Amenities Ltd

This company was incorporated on the 16th March 2015 as a private company limited by share capital, and as an associate company of CMT with CMT holding a 50% equity an
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 13/03/2015 10:16:08   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
I Googled it and didn't make a hit, I usually do with Mikes books.
I will try his site to make sure.

EDIT
No
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 13/03/2015 09:53:49   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
[quote="rhychydwr"]I thought someone would have asked:

THE CAVES AND MINES OF THE SYCHRHYD GORGE by Keith Jones April 1992 Part 9 in the series Limestones and Caves of South Wales. 32 pp
Topic: Frongoch: Pont Ceunant animation.
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 12/03/2015 18:01:08   Subject: Frongoch: Pont Ceunant animation.
This is well worth looking at:
https://www.youtube.com/user/RCAHMWales
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/03/2015 15:34:43   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
[quote="staffordshirechina"]Roy,
There is more to this than meets the eye.
I have been asked to inspect them for outdoor centre use.
However, we will have the mineral owner's permission
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/03/2015 15:30:06   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Right, pay attention all.

It appears that there has been a misunderstanding about this as it is indeed Upper Silica Mine.
The landowner here is Natural Resources Wales, ex Forestry Wal
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/03/2015 10:30:30   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
[quote="ttxela"][quote="rhychydwr"]There is a book.......

I think there are ten mine entrances. Many are interconnected. best to do nothing. Nobody is going to gate 10 entrances. Not ev
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/03/2015 16:06:18   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Yes Colin, a lot of sense in a few words, thanks.
Of course there is also the other type of gate, sturdy and securely locked, but with a bit of a 'gap' at the top or bottom.
The locks have
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/03/2015 14:49:21   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Landowner has just advised that the mine is adjacent to the Dinas Rock car park. Google earth took me straight to the place but unfortunately on this co ordinates are all Latitude and Longitude.
Topic: Happy Birthday.
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/03/2015 14:33:50   Subject: Happy Birthday.
Happy Birthday to the-man-with-no-name.

Didn't Clint Eastwood do a range of westerns on this theme?
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/03/2015 12:04:52   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
[quote="ttxela"]

Aren't there some caves in the same gorge?
[/quote]

I don't know.
If there are and they are on this landowners property I think it unlikely that his i
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/03/2015 11:16:27   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
I am going to have to get back to the landowner on this. You can see why I was struggling.
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/03/2015 10:03:29   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
From the original:

"As a family syndicate, we own the mineral rights for the above mine (National grid reference 292725Me, 209182Mn). The site lies within the Brecon Beacons National Park a
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/03/2015 09:52:27   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
I will ask the landowner for a map reference.

It would be a funny kind of board decision if we didn't even know for sure which mine we were buying.
:lol:

As far as the mine
Topic: Access to Owlet Hole Mine suspended
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/03/2015 09:46:38   Subject: Access to Owlet Hole Mine suspended
[quote="AR"] we found the lock at the foot of the shaft with the hasp broken off.
[/quote]

I explored the mine as it was open and I had never ever been in, but did not notice the bro
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/03/2015 09:27:59   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Thanks for the feedback and keep it coming please, as I know nothing at all about this place.

Can someone please point me to it on the database as I cant even find it on here.

An
Topic: Access to Owlet Hole Mine suspended
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/03/2015 09:07:54   Subject: Access to Owlet Hole Mine suspended
I have been mooching around the Matlock area recently and found the lock missing, the appearance of the lid was that it had been that way for some time.
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 10/03/2015 22:20:06   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
I like the way you all have confidence in me and will always try my utmost not to let people down.

Is my memory playing tricks or was there a thread on possible loss of access on here befor
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 10/03/2015 22:09:09   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
I have been contacted by the landowners of the above mine. Their insurance company is insisting that the mine be gated and as they have no interest in the mine are seeking to dispose of it to a respon
Topic: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/03/2015 16:14:05   Subject: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
[quote="Tony Blair"]
I almost got tied up in some stereotyping bigotry there :D[/quote]

How totally out of character!
:lol:

(Got the headset this morning, thanks)
Topic: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/03/2015 14:16:12   Subject: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
[quote="agricola"]Don't want to blow my own trumpet :smartass: however I have just spoken to my source at Cormac, and lo the wheel was taken for the roundabout job and supposedly those at KEM knew abo
Topic: Holmfirth area
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/03/2015 13:08:51   Subject: Holmfirth area
[quote="RJV"][quote="royfellows"]I had never heard of Holmfirth until your posting and I just Googled it to find out where it is![/quote]
Are you certain that you weren't in Last of the Summer Wi
Topic: Holmfirth area
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/03/2015 11:52:52   Subject: Holmfirth area
I had never heard of Holmfirth until your posting and I just Googled it to find out where it is!

The British Geological Survey volumes "Special Reports on the Mineral Resources of Great Bri
Topic: tapatalk supported
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/03/2015 11:41:54   Subject: tapatalk supported
A Luddites simple view on technology:

More efficient = Good
More power out for less power in = Good
More user friendly = Good
Expanding possibilities = Good
Improving ou
Topic: tapatalk supported
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/03/2015 11:40:11   Subject: tapatalk supported
Interesting comments that reveal much of attitude prevalent in our times.

I don't own a mobile phone.
Reason being I am at home most of time, live on my own, cant take calls when drivi
Topic: tapatalk supported
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/03/2015 09:25:13   Subject: tapatalk supported
I don't even know what it is!
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/03/2015 18:03:08   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
The Dragon 800 is now in production and I have several in stock already, it happened earlier than expected.

There is a more powerful brother the Dragon 1200 on drawing board and some initia
Topic: Maenofferen to have it's roof "blown off".
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/03/2015 15:11:12   Subject: Maenofferen to have it's roof
Has to be one of the best one liners ever.
Topic: New mine home page - question
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 04/03/2015 20:34:56   Subject: New mine home page - question
Looks OK to me
:thumbsup:
Topic: Drones
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/03/2015 13:35:24   Subject: Drones
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Down a shaft you might find a piece of string with a camera on the end is a cheaper option.[/quote]

IA Recordings have been producing very good video footage for year
Topic: Drones
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/03/2015 19:15:46   Subject: Drones
What we really need is a mechanical bore worm with a camera before we start digging the collapse that should only be a few feet but is actually indefinite.
Grrrr
Topic: Go Below underground zip adventure
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/03/2015 19:38:19   Subject: Go Below underground zip adventure
[quote="RAMPAGE"]
I'm a mine explorer first, business person second :)
[/quote]

I bow to you on that
While your accessible, there is a PM on way to you.

Topic: Old shaft near Upperwood Circa 1920s (photo)
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 01/03/2015 17:27:49   Subject: Old shaft near Upperwood Circa 1920s (photo)
[quote="Dickie Bird"]I have been amazed at the local interest generated by this old image. My forebear would have been amazed! I must go and have another look at the area, following all this activity.
Topic: Old shaft near Upperwood Circa 1920s (photo)
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 28/02/2015 18:50:18   Subject: Old shaft near Upperwood Circa 1920s (photo)
I was round there Friday and not so sure, this was taken from the path

[link]99776[linkphoto]99776[/linkphoto][/link]

I appreciate that the perspective is different and agree the
Topic: Old shaft near Upperwood Circa 1920s (photo)
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 26/02/2015 09:16:55   Subject: Old shaft near Upperwood Circa 1920s (photo)
Fascinating, thanks for this.
The photo caption will now need changing of course.
Topic: Flood photo/film lights
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/02/2015 12:30:28   Subject: Flood photo/film lights
[quote="SimonRL"][quote="Blober"]Just curious if anyone else has any suggestions for good flood lights? Such as the blindbat by custom duo (which is currently not available)

Cheers! :thumb
Topic: Old shaft near Upperwood Circa 1920s (photo)
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 24/02/2015 16:50:10   Subject: Old shaft near Upperwood Circa 1920s (photo)
[quote="exspelio"]From 40 year memory;
From the layby on Upperwood road, there was a bricked up level across the road - Hopping?,
[/quote]

Yes, as now

[quote="exspeli
Topic: Old shaft near Upperwood Circa 1920s (photo)
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 24/02/2015 14:10:32   Subject: Old shaft near Upperwood Circa 1920s (photo)
A bit more
Looking at these pictures I am even more convinced that my placing of Dickies picture is correct, but feel that it is probably older than he thinks. Look at the tree growth in the late
Topic: Old shaft near Upperwood Circa 1920s (photo)
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 24/02/2015 13:56:27   Subject: Old shaft near Upperwood Circa 1920s (photo)
Hi gang

Check these out!
http://www.andrewsgen.com/matlock/pix/matlockbath_cavern_fluorspar_hoj01.htm

Look at the Upperwood picture.

From the website:
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