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Topic: Technical Document(s)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/01/2008 13:46:01   Subject: Technical Document(s)
Was it my "General Interest"
I have digitalised "Mining for Metals in Wales" 1962 ready to upload.
Topic: Bring back Nimrod
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2008 16:33:51   Subject: Bring back Nimrod
This is more confusing than VAT, or some of the software that I write.
Topic: Issues
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 04/01/2008 12:28:25   Subject: Issues
9 seconds here as well with my customers new dual core, which I have to add was not logged in. My own Internet computer which is an old 2.2, ok, it does the job, took about 14 seconds, and the vertica
Topic: Issues
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 04/01/2008 10:50:27   Subject: Issues
"I'll probably split it into an 'all mines a-z' which will vastly reduce the size of the pages."

Thats what Miles has done on his site, good thinking.
Note my edit to last post, it app
Topic: Issues
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 04/01/2008 10:38:59   Subject: Issues
I have just visited the site from a different computer, a brand new dual core built for a customer and it is the same. I just wanted to confirm that the problem was not my own Internet computer.
Topic: Issues
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 03/01/2008 21:55:50   Subject: Issues
What I am saying is that the complete list should just be hitting the server for name of mine, mineral type etc, which is unfiltered data. In other words, there are no code scripts running, except the
Topic: Issues
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 03/01/2008 21:00:07   Subject: Issues
Isn't that what I am saying in my first post?
Topic: Issues
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 03/01/2008 20:48:19   Subject: Issues
Sorry, no your wrong on the basis of simple logic
"This list" means the filtered list, that is, that the filtered list will take longerr to load. By virtue of the various scripts having to proces
Topic: Issues
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 03/01/2008 19:52:11   Subject: Issues
Sorry, found another one.
A mine that does not appear on the complete list does not update the "recently updated albums" list on the home page.
The complete list of mines appears noticably s
Topic: Issues
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 03/01/2008 18:13:24   Subject: Issues
"Roy, is this Frongoch issue between Frongoch and Fron-goch?"

No Simon, I had spelled them both the same, it was both down to me. Its just that I was confused that it was missing from the l
Topic: Issues
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 03/01/2008 17:17:39   Subject: Issues
#1 Some mines do not show in the complete mine list which is leading to duplication. Example Frongoch. I wanted to upload some pics but could not find it in the mine list although I was sure I had cre
Topic: Mount Wellington Tin Mine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/01/2008 11:32:14   Subject: Mount Wellington Tin Mine
I have deleted the Mount Wellington mine plan as Roy Morton from whom it came has advised me that he is going to upload a better copy.
Topic: Large number of SW mines added
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 01/01/2008 18:46:05   Subject: Large number of SW mines added
Your right!
Its weird
RF
Topic: Happy New Year
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/01/2008 11:44:43   Subject: Happy New Year
Happy new year all from RF.
I made some hints in my postings on the websites re Sunday last, but sorry, nothing to report yet.
There could still be something good for the new year from me th
Topic: Film cameras underground
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 01/01/2008 11:38:29   Subject: Film cameras underground
I always used an Olympus OM1 with a variety of flashes usually connected to the camera FP socket with a made up lead. I would set the self timer so as to be able to include myself in the frame, as wit
Topic: Lead mining at Llangynog
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/12/2007 11:23:15   Subject: Lead mining at Llangynog
"Old metal Mines of Mid Wales No 5" Ther pound House, By David Bick. Try Mike Moore Books
Topic: Exploration highlights 2007
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/12/2007 19:32:24   Subject: Exploration highlights 2007
You will have to watch the space as the saying goes.
2 1/2 years of working almost every Sunday, I am becoming unglued at the seams.
Advise Monday
Romeo Foxtrot over and out
Topic: Ringing Rake and Masson Sough Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 26/12/2007 21:01:04   Subject: Ringing Rake and Masson Sough Lead Mine
Hi Gang
I have just uploaded a pdf version of the PDMHS bulletin on these soughs (drainage levels) and the mines on Masson Hill. It now out of print and makes interesting reading, including surve
Topic: Cwmystwyth Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 26/12/2007 18:00:54   Subject: Cwmystwyth Lead Mine
Yes, this is one of the dangers with the Crown Estates damn grills. Most mines can be entered at the top, Cwmystwyth is no exception. You can get in Graig Fawr at the top and work your way down to eme
Topic: Christmas
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/12/2007 10:26:37   Subject: Christmas
Merry Christmas to everyone from RF

There may be something good for the new year
Topic: Ringing Rake and Masson Sough User Album (album)
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/12/2007 10:24:35   Subject: Ringing Rake and Masson Sough User Album (album)
I was deliberately vague about this for obvious reasons. I have heard of people becoming stuck. The squeeze through to the overseer carving is also bad, as you can see from the account in "darkplaces"
Topic: crystals in UK
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2007 16:21:33   Subject: crystals in UK
I have been reading the posts here with some disbelief, so feel it appropriate to 'stick my oar in'.
I have heard tails, many which I know to be true, of fisticuffs on the Caldbecks, telephone de
Topic: Dudley Mine Canals
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/12/2007 19:41:52   Subject: Dudley Mine Canals
The very first idea that comes into my head is to contact Steve directly. I have no contact details but I know that he is an amicable person and also a member of Shropshire Caving and Mining Club. Go
Topic: Devon and Cornwall mine data base
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/12/2007 18:24:46   Subject: Devon and Cornwall mine data base
Sounds like you are doing OK on your own Tin Miner and I commend your effort.

The reason I asked about the format is that I have something that I developed some years ago for the West Cumbr
Topic: Devon and Cornwall mine data base
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/12/2007 09:58:17   Subject: Devon and Cornwall mine data base
What format are you developing in Tin Miner?
Topic: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/12/2007 15:48:37   Subject: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
Sorry me again, I have just picked this up.

"According to the Times today, the Sustrans bid was assisted by questionable practices.... it seems it was possible to vote from multiple phone l
Topic: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/12/2007 15:46:50   Subject: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
"my dad was involved in surveying the mines in the 60's for the local firebrigade, so they had something to work from if they ever needed to carry out a rescue operation down the mines, he even talks
Topic: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 13/12/2007 13:58:22   Subject: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
I doubt that anyone who uses this site appreciate just how well organised associations such as Sustrans are when it comes to generating 'public opinion', and the degree of orchestration is unbelievabl
Topic: Oldham DL-16 LED lamp
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 11/12/2007 20:17:44   Subject: Oldham DL-16 LED lamp
Actually, I have been looking at my retro and wondering if I could get a sort of reflector surround into to capture a bit more light in the right direction. It was only a thought, I mean if something
Topic: Oldham DL-16 LED lamp
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 11/12/2007 16:37:45   Subject: Oldham DL-16 LED lamp
I will be at Cwmorthin next timbering meet with my Retro2, its latest with twin P4s and I did a write up on my www.mineexplorer.com
Topic: Oldham DL-16 LED lamp
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 10/12/2007 17:29:07   Subject: Oldham DL-16 LED lamp
Don't forget the Retro2, its cheapest solution on the market for any owner of a good standard Oldham, and possibly biggest light output at 200 lumens
Topic: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 10/12/2007 10:41:17   Subject: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
I am sorry but I know nothing of the material used to fill in the Seven Sisters, it was however reported in newspapers as you say. Other caverns were filled in permanantly with a special concrete mixt
Topic: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/12/2007 18:35:37   Subject: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
The boat trip is to Singer Cavern where there are mannequin figures of quarrymen, or at least there were when I took the trip. The whole complex on Castle Hill is logically named Castle Hill Mine. The
Topic: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/12/2007 15:36:30   Subject: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
Its a difficult one as they are all fairly close together, the main sites being #1 Castle Hill, including Singer Cavern, Dark or 144 or Murchisons Cavern , Mudhole Cavern, Bearpit, and some other. #2
Topic: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 05/12/2007 21:08:57   Subject: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
I have just looked at your pics. There were also some in the the "Express and Star". It certainly is a place and I sincerely hope it gets the funding. Authority needs to make amends, see my comments o
Topic: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 05/12/2007 19:48:27   Subject: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
I think that is my fault, I put this on and then......forgot.
Its my age
Dont worry about it
Take Wrens nest off and leave it under the collective "Dudley"?
I doubt anyone will min
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2007 13:44:16   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
'gentlemen, gentlemen, you can't fight in here, this is the war room'

Peter Sellers in Dr Strangelove, 1962?

The joke is terrible by the way, and yes, you aught to be stoned. If
Topic: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 04/12/2007 21:37:00   Subject: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
I live at Great Wyrley near Walsall and used to go in the caverns at Mons Hill, Wrens Nest etc while in my teens. Long time ago as I'm 63 in January. We would ALL like to see your pictures I am sure.
Topic: Unwatering Tresavean Mine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/11/2007 09:38:37   Subject: Unwatering Tresavean Mine
I wasnt being tetchy, I'm not liked that, (I hope). I was just curious.
No need to apologise.
RF
Topic: Unwatering Tresavean Mine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/11/2007 21:45:16   Subject: Unwatering Tresavean Mine
I have already uploaded this document, It was scanned and OCR and coverted to pdf by myself from a copy supplied by Roy M
Whats going on Mr Carnkie?
RF
Topic: Maen Offern Mills / CADW
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/11/2007 20:27:29   Subject: Maen Offern Mills / CADW
I dont know if this is of any use but here goes.
If you want to get to MO mill etc easiest route try this.
Blaenau high st, coming from the direction of "old" Ffestiniog, look for a road on
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/11/2007 16:31:02   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
"The Chicken and The Horse"
A lot of you will have seen the state of my Mazda, but not the other bit.

Lets just say that this gives me hope

RF
Topic: Additions
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/11/2007 10:01:35   Subject: Additions
Hi Simon
I will take a copy of the Access file and modify data to as near as possible your requirements and email to you personally in that format.
I will be on this later today.
RF
Topic: Additions
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/11/2007 17:36:45   Subject: Additions
Simon
Just a thought.
I have a database of all the mines in Cornwall together with map references. It was originally in rtf or similar format when it came into my possession, but I used Vis
Topic: Cwmystwyth Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 22/11/2007 17:30:38   Subject: Cwmystwyth Lead Mine
Thanks for the compliment. I work solo and have developed my own techniques around this. The big leap forward was with my Fujifilm S9500 digital that does 10 seconds delay on self timer and 30 seconds
Topic: Cwmystwyth Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 22/11/2007 16:50:21   Subject: Cwmystwyth Lead Mine
I have added some recent fairly passable underground pictures to the user album, but for some reason the album appears empty and it does not show the update on the home page.
[link]Cwmystwyth-Lea
Topic: Clayton pipe visit
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/11/2007 14:52:35   Subject: Clayton pipe visit
Further to my last I have just found Richards Birds photograph, its in "Peakland Lead Mines and Miners" by Harry Parker and Lynn Willies. Moorland 1979.
The shot is similar to mine but I suspect
Topic: Clayton pipe visit
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/11/2007 14:32:39   Subject: Clayton pipe visit
Sorry, I do not know as I do not have that book.
I took the picture on an Olympus OM1N using Kodak ASA 400 colour print film, 28 mm wide angle lens. I can remember that the key to getting the sho
Topic: SRT tricks
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 15/11/2007 19:47:48   Subject: SRT tricks
Speaking from experience?
If any consolation, we have all done it!
Topic: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/11/2007 17:27:08   Subject: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
I have just looked this, it does not tell you much. The Eldon report does more if you can translate it.
I have descended part way on the south lode but had to turn back due to lack of gear. Its a
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