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Topic: The first use of gunpowder in mining
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 07/07/2009 21:30:41   Subject: The first use of gunpowder in mining
I have to make a point here in that there is powder, and there is powder.
Let me explain.
Gunpowder basically is a mixture of Saltpetre, Charcoal, and sulphur in the proportions of 75,15,10
Topic: Solo in the Coppermines, Coniston
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/07/2009 21:10:50   Subject: Solo in the Coppermines, Coniston
Mr Jeff.
Solo exploration is not an offence even in today’s politically correct/HSE culture, happily rejected by the general public at large.

The day that every ordinary citizen endors
Topic: Solo in the Coppermines, Coniston
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/07/2009 18:49:14   Subject: Solo in the Coppermines, Coniston
I am happy as someone always knows where I am if it’s only the local people who would sound the alarm if my car was there the next day.
At least people would know where you were.
I always wo
Topic: Solo in the Coppermines, Coniston
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/07/2009 10:46:46   Subject: Solo in the Coppermines, Coniston
I am well known for doing this.

My record is 10.5 hours solo in Caplecleugh. I was doing a digging project, and that amount of time in a wetsuit left me sore in a few places I wont mention.
Topic: The first use of gunpowder in mining
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 07/07/2009 09:21:34   Subject: The first use of gunpowder in mining
This may be of some interest, it is an excerpt from my yet to be published book, "The Lost Mine of Talybont"

[i]The Talybont level itself was a remarkable achievement, being driven a distan
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 03/07/2009 15:46:34   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
.. be even more scary without it

There are some pictures of my timbering at Talybont under that mine.
I will get some pictures of Frongoch up as soon as I can take some.

The
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 03/07/2009 14:38:52   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
Hi All
I am sorry if I am a pain in the bum to those who have read all about this on the mine-explorer site, but there are people on her following this who only use aditnow. At least I think so.<
Topic: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/07/2009 12:38:56   Subject: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
My address is common knowledge, no need to pm

Roy A Fellows
Greengables
Stafford Road
Great Wyrley
Walsall
WS6 6AX

The disk is 2.98 gig. You will be a da
Topic: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/07/2009 12:18:13   Subject: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
Graham, you are aware of Adrian Barrells CD?

Frankly, I need to get a disk to you. It would have to be DVD or pendrive, there is a mass of stuff. Adrian must have devoted his life to this t
Topic: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/07/2009 11:46:31   Subject: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
The writing with a bit of help from the computer:
Ready to start work
KE (Crossed out with 3 lines) MAY TE?-D ---NE

I fancy its may as in "may be" not the company or a month
Topic: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/07/2009 09:44:06   Subject: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
Here it is, courtesy of Simon Hughes.

[photo]Personal-Album-128-Image-36759[/photo]
Topic: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/07/2009 09:20:45   Subject: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
Give me an hour or so, I had it from Simon Hughes, but I do not think he will mind me posting it.
Topic: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/06/2009 19:38:51   Subject: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
This is of particular interest to me in as much as they were supplied to Talybont Lead Mines Ltd, a company formed in 1910 to work the Alltycrib Mines, and here is an excerpt from my yet to be publish
Topic: Copper Mines on Snowdon
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/06/2009 11:05:59   Subject: Copper Mines on Snowdon
[quote="merddinemrys"]Will take the train to avoid the parking issue.[/quote]

and the 'Green Key' strategists eyes filled with tears of joy
Topic: Copper Mines on Snowdon
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/06/2009 19:00:03   Subject: Copper Mines on Snowdon
Thanks for this Jon, do you have any pictures that you can post?

Also you refer to a flooded shaft with a pump. Obviously an engine winze, are there any signs of a power train such as at Ta
Topic: DIY Camera Repairs
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 28/06/2009 16:55:55   Subject: DIY Camera Repairs
You can get Appleby type electrical boxes with clear plastic lids for about a fiver from an electrical wholesaler
Topic: Copper Mines on Snowdon
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/06/2009 11:42:36   Subject: Copper Mines on Snowdon
[quote="Ben Fisher"][quote="royfellows"][quote="merddinemrys"]Cheers guys. Will make a detour to take a look. Brynfelin sounds good to. Is that the one just south of Beddgelert?[/quote]

Topic: botallack diagonal shaft
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/06/2009 20:13:14   Subject: botallack diagonal shaft
Can I have a map reference please.
Not wanting to be wet rag but but "arched entranceway" sounds like an explosive store, or something to do with the non mining works at Cligga.
Topic: Copper Mines on Snowdon
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/06/2009 15:46:35   Subject: Copper Mines on Snowdon
[quote="merddinemrys"]Cheers guys. Will make a detour to take a look. Brynfelin sounds good to. Is that the one just south of Beddgelert?[/quote]

589472 according to D Bick
Parking
Topic: Copper Mines on Snowdon
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/06/2009 11:31:26   Subject: Copper Mines on Snowdon
Britannia Mine
Several levels open years ago, but don’t know current situation. Some are hard to find. Biggest accessible mine if you can find ways in, but I understand that the wardens challenge
Topic: Pantywrach
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/06/2009 11:37:58   Subject: Pantywrach
Guilty!
Yes I did it a few years ago.
Previous to that a team from Portmadog had tried digging the fall in the deep adit but gave up when they came upon a large boulder.

I was mes
Topic: mine art
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/06/2009 09:34:20   Subject: mine art
I have seen this sort of thing everywhere, the oldest that come to mind are at "Ringing Rake and Masson Sough" on this website. Check out the 'overseer'.
Best drawings at Box Stone Mines, but exe
Topic: NAMHO Conference
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 12/06/2009 17:57:07   Subject: NAMHO Conference
Oh dear!
I wont be going this year, and I know that you will all miss me.
Its basically down to just the way that things have worked out, this resulted in me leaving it until all the trips w
Topic: Bobweight connection to pumprods
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/06/2009 14:27:38   Subject: Bobweight connection to pumprods
If these are of any interest, they are from Michell and Letcher 1876

[link]Personal-Album-128-Image-36081[linkphoto]Personal-Album-128-Image-36081[/linkphoto][/link]

[link]Person
Topic: Brownley Hills - Yesterdays' Golconda?
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/06/2009 09:38:33   Subject: Brownley Hills - Yesterdays' Golconda?
Mr Derrickman
Look after the book, you probably got a bargain. I have heard of them changing hands for £25 or more.
Topic: Any News on Cwmystwyth?
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/06/2009 19:09:22   Subject: Any News on Cwmystwyth?
OK, I suppose that it’s an open secret and aditnow is as good a place as anywhere to 'come clean'.

I am in negotiations with Wardell Armstrong as mineral agents for the Crown Estate with re
Topic: Mine below Carn Brea, 1890
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/05/2009 10:10:24   Subject: Mine below Carn Brea, 1890
[quote="derrickman"]any refs for that portal? I think I saw it some time ago, but can't see it on MemoryMap or GE[/quote]

I have just looked at the map but it’s difficult for me to pinpoint
Topic: Mine below Carn Brea, 1890
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/05/2009 20:59:50   Subject: Mine below Carn Brea, 1890
I have had a damn good look around here years ago and turned up nothing, again inspired by Atkinson’s book.
What I did find however, (reading this Stuey) was the deep adit to Pascoes Shaft on the
Topic: Tripods?
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 22/05/2009 22:59:51   Subject: Tripods?
Roy still has it and will be up in July
Topic: Tripods?
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 22/05/2009 21:23:33   Subject: Tripods?
I needed a new tripod for underground, probably a year or so back.
Having nowhere else in particular to go I wondered into Argos.
I bought a tripod under the "Kodak" brandname for £14.99.
Topic: Fron Boeth Tunnel - digging?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/05/2009 19:11:29   Subject: Fron Boeth Tunnel - digging?
Not me, mid Wales my patch.
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 21/05/2009 21:14:15   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
And I am the nuisance who started all of this.
Saying about the road to hell is ..........................
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 21/05/2009 19:56:58   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
[quote="Vanoord"]Without wishing to seem a bit cursory, I'd suggest that in all but a handful of cases there will be one name that is commonly accepted and that's the one that should be used!

Topic: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 21/05/2009 13:35:16   Subject: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
Its Hafan, it worked the same lode or lodes as Henfwlch but I believe, as did the late David Bick, that the two mines never connected although worked together.
The water from Henfwlch definitely
Topic: Surviving the washer - a lamp's tale
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/05/2009 10:29:02   Subject: Surviving the washer - a lamp's tale
It’s the battery that would do the damage.
Topic: Surviving the washer - a lamp's tale
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/05/2009 10:03:12   Subject: Surviving the washer - a lamp's tale
You would have a job accidentally throwing one of my lamps into the washer, see the size of them!
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 21/05/2009 09:59:13   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
Upon reflection, I agree with what Roy M says, leave naming conventions or whatever to the regional editors of the respective region.
I personally am now thinking that this is the best way to go,
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/05/2009 20:47:21   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
[quote="Cornish Pixie"]I for one appreciate you bringing this matter to our collective attention. A number of very useful comments and suggestions have arisen as a result. I am sure that the database
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/05/2009 20:37:27   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
It’s up to Simon and the admins.
I seriously feel that this website is one of the best things that ever happened to the mining exploration and history community, and I have no doubt that it will
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/05/2009 20:27:05   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
Fair enough Peter, however I think that as far as the "Wheals" go we need some technical input on any relevant issues.
Simon, where are you?
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/05/2009 20:17:54   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Daring to be unpopular here, but if a mine has no content - no description, no photos, [b]no location[/b], [u]nothing[/u] - should it not be deleted completely? What value does
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/05/2009 19:55:20   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
Mr Spitfire, I think that you are getting towards a possible solution. One alternative would be splitting the search criteria into mines with content and mines without content.
There would still
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/05/2009 19:25:43   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
I don’t know whether its relevant but there appears to be 2 Wheal Jane's that are the same mine already both under "Wheal".
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/05/2009 19:17:43   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
Mr Vanoord remarks on different ways of searching a database, different people will have their own preferences. Using my databases you can search any field as "any part of field" or "whole match", as
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/05/2009 19:09:22   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
[quote="derrickman"]but surely the total column height for whatever number of lines of text, is the same regardless of which letter it is filed under?

I see your point but I don't quite fol
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/05/2009 18:59:57   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
I do hear what you all saying.

And yes, as you say Peter, it is a good idea to keep things simple.

There is however simple and simple.

I have just clicked the "W" on
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/05/2009 18:30:25   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Two questions:

1. Who is the database for?

2. What would the majority of people do if they wanted to look up a mine that started with the word "Wheal" ?
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/05/2009 17:36:08   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
You all OK, don’t worry.

In an attempt to avoid incurring anyone’s wrath, I shall simply post some facts.

#1 The Cornish mines database that was uploaded omitted the “Wheal”, and
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/05/2009 16:48:48   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
[quote="jr48"][quote="royfellows"]Just run a query on my database "Prefix = Wheal"
1376 return values

Comments please?[/quote]

I think of myself a fairly tech savy Roy, bu
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/05/2009 16:36:19   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
Just run a query on my database "Prefix = Wheal"
1376 return values

Comments please?
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