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Posts by Dean Allison

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Topic: Hello Chaps
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/07/2008 18:29:18   Subject: Hello Chaps
[quote="MinerDan"]Ha, so whats your secret for the photos? I use a 15mil candlepower light, diffused with a dirty rag. Works great!

Im not sure if you guys are using multi flashes or some k
Topic: Hello Chaps
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/07/2008 17:32:17   Subject: Hello Chaps
I realised afterwards that it might be you. You have some great pictures Dan. Good to see you on this forum.
Topic: Hello Chaps
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/07/2008 13:32:32   Subject: Hello Chaps
Hello, I was just checking out some NY and NJ abandoned mines on some guy's Flickr site last night. Amazing stuff. Welcome to the forum :)
Topic: Working Quarries
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/07/2008 20:58:13   Subject: Working Quarries
1500 is more than I would have thought. Thats quite a lot! Wonder how many there are in the Weardale area.
Topic: Cornish Engines at Langley, nr Hexham
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/07/2008 17:56:28   Subject: Cornish Engines at Langley, nr Hexam
Anyone noticed how that Stublick chimney is bent? Its really obvious if you stand inside and look up, it goes off at an angle.
The remains of the flue are well worth a look too.
Topic: collapse in Smallcleugh
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 22/07/2008 15:23:19   Subject: collapse in Smallcleugh
Roy that flash device you showed me was genius! I think it worked pretty well judging from those photos. I might have to build one of those myself.

What kind of flash guns do you use by the
Topic: Old mine photo
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/07/2008 19:19:07   Subject: Old mine photo
[quote="AdrianP"]Thanks for posting this - it is quite rare to have pics like this underground. My family were coal miners but never left any pics of the mines unfortunately.

I see a pit p
Topic: collapse in Smallcleugh
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/07/2008 22:09:43   Subject: collapse in Smallcleugh
Just wanted to say I had a brill day today, it was great to meet some of you folks. Many thanks to Mr Mike and the other lads (sorry dont know your usernames here) for showing me round a bit more of S
Topic: Old mine photo
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/07/2008 20:28:45   Subject: Old mine photo
[quote="carnkie"]Closed Feb. 1966. Photo must have come as pleasant surprise. :thumbup: [/quote]

Sure did! My dad found it at his mother's house and it was trashed and torn, but they got a
Topic: Old mine photo
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/07/2008 20:10:27   Subject: Old mine photo
Aye thats what I thought Mr. C!

I haven't got any more info unfortunately except that it was at Choppington "B" Colliery in Northumberland.
Topic: Old mine photo
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/07/2008 19:13:24   Subject: Old mine photo
Cant seem to get the image to show but at least the link is there!
Topic: Old mine photo
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/07/2008 19:10:25   Subject: Old mine photo
Wanted to put this in the archive but I don't really have any details so wasn't sure where to put it! Thought I would share it anyway. Its a photo of my grandad, on the right when he was about 15 year
Topic: Battery duration
Dean Allison

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/07/2008 18:58:50   Subject: Battery duration
[quote="Vanoord"]Incidentally, if you have more that one battery, make sure you alternate the use of the them so that both are regularly used. If you have one as a 'spare' and it's never used, the bat
Topic: Battery duration
Dean Allison

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/07/2008 18:33:46   Subject: Battery duration
Hi Wormster

I mean the little 'uns. I dont remember without looking what capacity they are but they are the ones you get when you buy the lamp and charger and battery kit. Not the double si
Topic: Battery duration
Dean Allison

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/07/2008 18:21:37   Subject: Battery duration
I have two of the normal size Stenlight batteries and tomorrow I am going to Smallcleugh to help take timber in. I have read the battery spec about duration times but I was wondering how the batteries
Topic: 2005 photo of uranium mine?!
Dean Allison

Forum: Europe   Posted: 18/07/2008 18:12:39   Subject: 2005 photo of uranium mine?!
I've always wondered how they go about mining heavy metals like this, can anyone tell me? I mean, do they just go in and mine the ore in the same way as they would in say lead mines or whatever or do
Topic: Latitude/Longitude
Dean Allison

Forum: Europe   Posted: 17/07/2008 22:16:38   Subject: Latitude/Longitude
[quote="toadstone"]I haven't advertised these too much but they are if needed
[url]http://www.map.toadstone.com/[/url] Zoom out and you'll see the whole world and use the white on blue + to chan
Topic: Anorack gene
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/07/2008 18:30:42   Subject: Anorack gene
I don't want to be an Anorack but isnt it spelt "anorak" without the C? ;)
Topic: collapse in Smallcleugh
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/07/2008 18:06:02   Subject: collapse in Smallcleugh
Cheers Mr Mike. I will be the one in the green Mondeo estate car wearing impossibly bright orange boilersuit, just outta the wrapping and needing to get it muddy ;)
Topic: collapse in Smallcleugh
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/07/2008 17:42:53   Subject: collapse in Smallcleugh
I was wondering, this Saturday, where will we be meeting and at what time? I assume it will be the heritage centre carpark but wanted to check.
Topic: Stenlight lenses
Dean Allison

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 07/07/2008 18:49:02   Subject: Stenlight lenses
[quote="jagman"][quote="simonrl"][quote="BigLoada"]Bu the way, I heard there was a headband attacment for the sten. Is this true? [/quote]

[url]http://www.excellentstuff.co.uk/StenLight-S7/
Topic: Stenlight lenses
Dean Allison

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 07/07/2008 18:03:47   Subject: Stenlight lenses
Thanks mate! I will give it a go. I think its a fantastic lamp but I noticed on Saturday when I was underground that I could do with that bit extra to the sides.

Bu the way, I heard there w
Topic: Stenlight lenses
Dean Allison

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 07/07/2008 17:54:13   Subject: Stenlight lenses
Not sure if this is the correct forum area but here we go...

When I bought my Stenlight, there was a spare lens in the box, but there was no info came with it to tell me what the lens was.<
Topic: The Ethics of Mineral Collecting
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/07/2008 17:42:10   Subject: The Ethics of Mineral Collecting
I am very new to mine exploration having only done a few so far. I was down a mine a day or two back and it was the first time I have been able to see some nice original artefacts, various tools, etc
Topic: The importance of animals
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/07/2008 20:24:17   Subject: The importance of animals
[quote="Peter Burgess"]...And I suspect women and children were often used in collieries just for hauling tubs and sleds since they wouldn't need to be stabled and fed. A thought - was use of pit poni
Topic: collapse in Smallcleugh
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/06/2008 19:48:37   Subject: collapse in Smallcleugh
[quote="Mr Mike"]YES!!! Knee pads a must!!!

Sat the 19th July, prob around 10ish, but this is not set in concrete, basically a time to suit all, but not silly late.[/quote]

Lucki
Topic: collapse in Smallcleugh
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/06/2008 18:20:37   Subject: collapse in Smallcleugh
Cheers Mr Mike, I'll be there. Can I just ask, will I need to bring anything apart from the usual hard hat/lamp etc etc?

Will there be a central meeting place at a particular time?
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Topic: collapse in Smallcleugh
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/06/2008 17:41:07   Subject: collapse in Smallcleugh
Mike, I would really to help out and could be available on the Saturday (is that the 19th) however I am probably the least experienced person on this forum having only got into mine exploration recent
Topic: Lancashire Miners Checks
Dean Allison

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/06/2008 14:32:12   Subject: Lancashire Miners Checks
[quote="westmine"]if it is bendy and white metal then it is FAKE
THE NCB checks ARE 1.25 to1.30mm thick and do not bend [/quote]


Actually, my dad still has his check (or tally a
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
Dean Allison

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/06/2008 21:27:31   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
Yes my T1 is an awesome bit of kit. Only trouble is the lithium batteries don't have much life.
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
Dean Allison

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/06/2008 19:55:29   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
I was curious about these. My main handheld torch is a Fenix T1. Wondering how these compare.
Topic: Cae coch sulphur mine
Dean Allison

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/06/2008 16:06:37   Subject: Cae coch sulphur mine
[quote="sparty_lea"]Yeah, Parys Mountain rotted my bootlaces and this looks very similar.[/quote]

Sounds a bit rough, but I was curious, how does rope and harnesses etc stand up to it? Or d
Topic: Harnesses
Dean Allison

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 12/06/2008 22:11:25   Subject: Harnesses
Just seen this thread which is useful as I too am about to get a harness. After looking at the pros and cons of various ones I was thinking about the Petzl Avanti which hasn't been mentioned yet. I wa
Topic: Tripod spirit levels
Dean Allison

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 12/06/2008 21:55:09   Subject: Tripod spirit levels
[quote="Barney"]For those who use photoshop type things, there is an option where you can alter the angle of your crooked photos, so why faf around with spirit levels! ;D [/quote]


I d
Topic: Desktop wallpapers / backgrounds
Dean Allison

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 08/06/2008 09:47:00   Subject: Desktop wallpapers / backgrounds
I just saw this and have to agree. The quality of shots on this site is incredible. I love those ones by Colonel Mustard, realy amazing stuff, as they all are.

I wish I knew the secret of g
Topic: The orange hairy truck!
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/06/2008 23:21:24   Subject: The orange hairy truck!
Ahh thats it! I think its cute actually ;D
Topic: The orange hairy truck!
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/06/2008 21:34:55   Subject: The orange hairy truck!
[quote="Vanoord"]I see there are some nice new header images - thank you Mr.Webmaster! :flowers:

But... am I the only person who gets a little unsettled by the picture of the orange hairy
Topic: Scraithole Lead Mine
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 03/06/2008 18:35:55   Subject: Scraithole Lead Mine
Sorry, I didn't realise things were like that. I'll keep my mouth shut from now on. Hope I haven't caused any problems. Its just that I have seen other folk on here asking about mine details and getti
Topic: Scraithole Lead Mine
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 02/06/2008 20:00:42   Subject: Scraithole Lead Mine
Sorry if this post turns up twice, I had to re write it as there seems to have been a problem!

Anyway, I was having a look at the surface buildings of this mine at the weekend and after loo
Topic: Alston Moor (photo)
Dean Allison

Forum: North West England   Posted: 18/05/2008 17:43:47   Subject: Alston Moor (photo)
Is that a radioactivity warning sign? Thats really odd. I too would be very interested to know whats down there.
Topic: Charging batteries
Dean Allison

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 13/05/2008 19:27:18   Subject: Charging batteries
Brilliant, thanks Simon, just what I needed to know. I am never sure with these things and I didn't want to damage the battery. I am new to mine exlporing but I do a lot of drain exploration and the S
Topic: Charging batteries
Dean Allison

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 13/05/2008 18:14:06   Subject: Charging batteries
I haven't had my Stenlight very long but I am really pleased with it, however I am unsure of the procedure for charging these types of battery.

If I have used the lamp for a few hours only
Topic: Smallcleugh User Album (album)
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/05/2008 21:08:48   Subject: Smallcleugh User Album (album)
[quote="Colonel Mustard"][quote="BigLoada"]How long does it take to remember these routes? [/quote]

Not long if you are responsible for yourself. You tend to take notice of things a lot mor
Topic: Smallcleugh User Album (album)
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/05/2008 20:51:48   Subject: Smallcleugh User Album (album)
How long does it take to remember these routes? I was down Smallcleugh for the first time recently and we didn't go far but I am buggered if I can remember any of it! I want to go back with my explori
Topic: My first mine
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/04/2008 20:15:03   Subject: My first mine
[quote="Wormster"][quote="Monty Stubble"]Not only that but your diet will change to one of Mars bars, tin of Sardines and luke-warm coffee eaten while perched on some uncomfortable rock and tasting of
Topic: My first mine
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/04/2008 19:43:24   Subject: My first mine
[quote="merddinemrys"]You'll be hooked forever now! Pretty soon you'll be craving to be underground 24 hours a day and hate seeing sunlight![/quote]

I am already like that mate as I am int
Topic: My first mine
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/04/2008 18:06:12   Subject: My first mine
Well I finally did my first mine yesterday down Smallcleugh lead mine and it was a life changing experience. I have always loved anything underground such as bunkers, drains etc etc but this was unrea
Topic: Links to other sites & link exchanging
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/03/2008 08:38:10   Subject: Links to other sites & link exchanging
Simon, how about this one for the historical regional section.
http://www.dmm.org.uk/mindex.htm

Covers the North East mines and is a fantastic site for research.
Topic: Whiteheaps Fluorite Mine
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 10/03/2008 18:42:16   Subject: Whiteheaps Fluorite Mine
Sounds like good advice. Think I will be staying clear of this one. Cheers :)
Topic: Whiteheaps Fluorite Mine
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/03/2008 21:05:16   Subject: Whiteheaps Fluorite Mine
That sounds great, thanks Roy. I am trying to get a list of mines to explore that dont require SRT. Thanks for the info :)
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