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Topic: Fancy visiting a mine?
rufenig

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 22/08/2019 14:11:12   Subject: Fancy visiting a mine?
“I have always been astonished at how little attention is given to mid Wales’ metal mining industry”

Ioan Lord, 20, from Aberystwyth is leading guided tours of the region's old mines.
Topic: Miles of rare gold have been discovered
rufenig

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/08/2019 16:13:30   Subject: Miles of rare gold have been discovered
Biggest ever gold belt found under Gwynedd

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/biggest-ever-gold-belt-found-16719060
Topic: Miles of rare gold have been discovered
rufenig

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/08/2019 19:21:40   Subject: Miles of rare gold have been discovered
[i]Gold was found across a 9km stretch of the Dolgellau gold belt. Miles of land has been discovered to contain Welsh gold.

Alba Mineral Resources have been exploring in north Wales looking
Topic: Golwen Slate Mine... Lake side access closed
rufenig

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/05/2019 16:00:03   Subject: Golwen Slate Mine... Lake side access closed
[b][i]Used condoms, dirty nappies, beer cans, and plastic bottles dumped at beautiful Welsh lake

'It's turned into something that looks like the aftermath of Glastonbury'[/i][/b]
The o
Topic: Mine workers enter Clogau
rufenig

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/04/2019 21:05:13   Subject: Mine workers enter Clogau
[b]Mine workers enter Clogau to help solve gold 'puzzle'[/b]

[i]Workers this week entered Clogau gold mine to start rehabilitation work with a mining boss saying a "lot of gold" remains und
Topic: Tallies / Checks,
rufenig

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/04/2019 13:26:18   Subject: Tallies / Checks,
The Druid tokens get very complicated.
They were issued at a time when small value coins were not common, so the were widely adopted, (and copied)

They were struck at several different
Topic: Any cave divers in South Wales?
rufenig

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2019 19:44:13   Subject: Any cave divers in South Wales?
[b]This man's garden has turned into a sulphurous spring and he's trying to find out why[/b]


https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/swimming-pool-ystalyfera-water-leak-16035414
Topic: Tony Oldham RIP
rufenig

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/12/2018 16:39:14   Subject: Tony Oldham RIP
Posted on UK Caving.
[b][i]A regret to announce that Tony passed away after a short illness. [/i][/b][i]
Topic: Odd structure, North Cornwall near Trevalga
rufenig

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/11/2018 19:58:17   Subject: Odd structure, North Cornwall near Trevalga
Terraced garden of a lost "Manor house" :smartass:
See this map (N.B. Ladies window.)
https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=17&lat=50.6836&lon=-4.7185&layers=168&b=1
Topic: Interesting video
rufenig

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/10/2018 20:49:43   Subject: Interesting video
"Mining" (underground digging holes) video.
One for the elf and safety ninjas to watch and take notes! :lol:
[b]BBC How They Dug the Victoria Line[/b]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw
Topic: New future?
rufenig

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/10/2018 17:10:19   Subject: New future?
[quote="alex17595"] how much would UNESCO status raise the footfall of the areas affected? [/quote]

Unfortunately this is all about money in grants, and fact finding trips for big wigs.
Topic: Inscription on brick at Cefn Du (photo)
rufenig

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/10/2018 18:37:29   Subject: Inscription on brick at Cefn Du (photo)
Cefn Du
http://www.coflein.gov.uk/en/site/505761/details/chwarel-cefn-du-quarry-buildings-vi

Also the 6inch map (National library of Scotland) shows Quarries

https://maps.nl
Topic: Zombies take over Welsh mine|
rufenig

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 20/10/2018 16:28:12   Subject: Zombies take over Welsh mine|
[b]Flesh-eating zombies take over abandoned Welsh mine|[/b]
[i]Come and marvel at the Ponterwyd Museum of Curiosities acquisitions, where you've been invited for the opening night's unveiling cer
Topic: Bwlch Glas
rufenig

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 16/10/2018 20:05:39   Subject: Bwlch Glas
Usual caveat, "They were good when they were fitted."
You must make your own judgement when you check them.

By the way.
A short length of caving ladder will make getting back up o
Topic: Great Masson Owners
rufenig

Forum: North West England   Posted: 04/09/2018 14:32:08   Subject: Great Masson Owners
As said above.
You may be looking at two issues.
Who owns the land.
Who owns the mineral rights.

Topic: Campers feared missing spark rescue operation
rufenig

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/08/2018 16:43:35   Subject: Campers feared missing spark rescue operation
North Wales Cave Rescue Organisation was called at 11.15pm yesterday (August 15) to reports of five people overdue from a trip into the disused[b] Croesor Rhosydd Slate Mine, [/b]outside Blaenau Ffest
Topic: Parys Mountain from the air
rufenig

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/08/2018 16:30:53   Subject: Parys Mountain from the air
Very good Simon. :thumbsup:
Topic: Cwmystwyth on Youtube
rufenig

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 03/08/2018 18:56:59   Subject: Cwmystwyth on Youtube
Just seen this!
What a bunch of fecking muppets!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFy-Tia5_oc

:guns:
Topic: Clogau gold mine project
rufenig

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/07/2018 16:26:20   Subject: Clogau gold mine project
[b]Clogau gold mine project now under full control of mineral exploration firm[/b]
A mineral exploration firm has agreed to take control of the venture to develop Clogau gold mine and other poten
Topic: South/ West/Mid Wales
rufenig

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 10/07/2018 15:50:29   Subject: South/ West/Mid Wales
You may be best joining one of the Caving / Mining clubs.
Tell us where you are based and someone will make recommendations.
Topic: Barmouth Manganese
rufenig

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/06/2018 09:17:21   Subject: Barmouth Manganese
I have done the walk up from the town and across the hills. There is plenty to see with masses of working remains.
Well worth doing.
Great views as well.:)
Topic: Arthur Pay - mining engineer
rufenig

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/05/2018 08:52:17   Subject: Arthur Pay - mining engineer
I would suggest Prince Edward island gold fields rather that Wales.

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=2ahUKEwi70qCBpZHbAhUMzlkKHWgiAe8QFjAAegQIARAt&url=h
Topic: New camera
rufenig

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 14/05/2018 12:13:29   Subject: New camera
I like them Roy.
The simplicity reminds me of the days of film.
I.M.H.O. too many over processed pictures now.
The biggest problem I have with digital is people posting hundreds of vari
Topic: Dowsing for secret underground tunnels etc.
rufenig

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 09/05/2018 20:54:20   Subject: Dowsing for secret underground tunnels etc.
[quote="trebor"]What power source moves the rods ?
[/quote]

[b][i]"Trans-perambulation of pseudo-cosmic anti-matter."[/i][/b][i] :thumbup:
Topic: Clogau Gold Mine
rufenig

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/05/2018 11:22:10   Subject: Clogau Gold Mine
Interesting presentation with clever use of 3D.
However if I had paid for that I would have expected clear visual images not blurry graphics.

Or do the blurred images hide something?
Topic: Mine water clean up.
rufenig

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 02/05/2018 16:49:21   Subject: Mine water clean up.
[b]'Staggering' clean-up of river polluted by metal mine[/b]
[i]A pilot scheme to clean rivers polluted by abandoned metal mines has delivered "staggering" results, environment officials have cla
Topic: Go Below at Wrexham
rufenig

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/04/2018 19:33:09   Subject: Go Below at Wrexham
[quote="RAMPAGE"]
I really like that idea! As it happens, I have been offered a set of sheave-wheels off a colliery headframe (not Gresfords).
[/quote]

Actually the Gresford Marti
Topic: Worlds daftest torch?
rufenig

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/03/2018 13:15:55   Subject: Worlds daftest torch?
[quote="royfellows"] The big torch would be a handful to lug around underground as well, but , maybe useful for photography especially quick shots with people in it who are moving around. [/quote]
Topic: wynnstay centinal coal
rufenig

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 12/03/2018 06:58:11   Subject: wynnstay centinal coal
You may find it simpler to ask NWMAT a question on their facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NWMAT/ :thumbup:
Topic: Worlds daftest torch?
rufenig

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 08/03/2018 15:54:19   Subject: Worlds daftest torch?
I will wait till the Chinese knock off copies appear. ;(
Topic: Land Rovers for Sale!
rufenig

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 02/03/2018 17:12:51   Subject: Land Rovers for Sale!
[quote=
Had one of those on my 2A. IIRC, 16 forward gears and 4 reverse.:lol: [/quote]

If it was like mine the quote was,
[i]"There are 20 gears in here, I will find one in a minu
Topic: Earthquake?
rufenig

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/02/2018 16:10:08   Subject: Earthquake?
UK hit by biggest earthquake for a decade

A 4.4 magnitude tremor hits South Wales - but effects are felt as far away as Liverpool, Birmingham and Cornwall.

https://news.sky.com/s
Topic: Miners trapped after power cut.
rufenig

Forum: South Africa   Posted: 02/02/2018 07:56:17   Subject: Miners trapped after power cut.
[b]South Africa gold mine: All 955 trapped workers freed[/b]

They had been trapped underground since a power cut struck on Wednesday night.

"Everybody's out," said James Wellsted
Topic: Save a Railway Tunnel
rufenig

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 06/01/2018 06:25:55   Subject: Save a Railway Tunnel
[b]Sky news.[/b]
https://news.sky.com/video/campaign-to-open-cycle-tunnel-11196948
Topic: Cwmystwyth Mine - May 1984
rufenig

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 05/01/2018 17:06:46   Subject: Cwmystwyth Mine - May 1984
Thanks for posting.
Great to see these, brings back many memories.
Topic: Cwmorthin Managers Office
rufenig

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/12/2017 10:45:50   Subject: Cwmorthin Managers Office
[quote="Praada"]

Myself and couple of friends are planning to visit cwmorthin on the 30th December, but was thinking about it last night and it dawned on me that the key may not be availabl
Topic: Underground diving lakes?
rufenig

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/12/2017 16:32:33   Subject: Underground diving lakes?
It would be polite to introduce yourself before asking for such detailed information.
Some indications of your skill and experience might assist people.
Topic: Mining could re-start at Clogau
rufenig

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/12/2017 17:25:48   Subject: Mining could re-start at Clogau
Mining could re-start at Clogau Gold Mine after mineral firm invests in project.
Alba Mineral Resources has taken a stake in Gold Mines of Wales Limited.
[i]Alba Mineral Resources plc announ
Topic: 2018 Calendar - beneficiaries
rufenig

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/11/2017 10:18:44   Subject: 2018 Calendar - beneficiaries
Comments by Simon and Roy make a lot of sense. :thumbup:
Topic: Colour mineral tramway etc footage
rufenig

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/11/2017 21:12:17   Subject: Colour mineral tramway etc footage
Jumps all over the place!
I see Oakley, Maenofferen, Llanberris, Nantlle, Coal tramway Tenby area?
Topic: 2018 Calendar - beneficiaries
rufenig

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/11/2017 20:15:03   Subject: 2018 Calendar - beneficiaries
C.M.T. a clear leader, so split between them and a rescue group.

Although we have donated to Cambrian mines trust before, we have seen the preservation and access work being on-going from t
Topic: RCAHMW Archive & Library Bulletin of Newly Catalogued Material
rufenig

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 31/10/2017 18:37:41   Subject: RCAHMW Archive & Library Bulletin of Newly Catalogued Material
Open the link, then for example open the Gwynfynydd link.
Go to the botom of that post and see " Archive Associated Sites Details" click where it says images 4.
:smartass:
Topic: Gwendreath Colliery Disaster
rufenig

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/10/2017 13:24:50   Subject: Gwendreath Colliery Disaster
Those images are of course covered by copyright.
You would need permission to publish them.
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
rufenig

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/09/2017 09:06:26   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
[quote="Chalcocite"]Why has this originally sensible discussion descended into some ridiculous crap about some bloody yank pop star? >:([/quote]

Bloody Canadian actually. :devil:
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
rufenig

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/09/2017 18:33:07   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
[i]The rescue began at Port Nanven at about 12:40 BST on Sunday and involved [b] a search and rescue helicopter, two coastguard rescue teams, fire crews, ambulance and police.[/i][/b]

No me
Topic: exploring new mines
rufenig

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/09/2017 05:26:37   Subject: exploring new mines
Descending a new shaft to find it full of liquid sheep is great fun! ;(
Topic: North Wales R/Os
rufenig

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/09/2017 06:57:56   Subject: North Wales R/Os
Records "should" be in the local county records office.
I know Flintshire hold some.
Caernarfon also have a lot of slate material.

The national library in Aberystwyth have a very
Topic: exploring new mines
rufenig

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/09/2017 18:23:06   Subject: exploring new mines
[quote="Vanoord"]

In fact, exploring was proper exploring before the interweb...[/quote]

Yes
Get to the end of an "unexplored" adit and find D.E.B & G.H. written in carbide
Topic: exploring new mines
rufenig

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/09/2017 15:33:15   Subject: exploring new mines
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]YOU :guns:

;)[/quote]

Do not feed the troll!:thumbdown:
Topic: 2018 Calendar - beneficiaries
rufenig

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/09/2017 08:18:25   Subject: 2018 Calendar - beneficiaries
I propose,
[b]South and mid Wales Cave Rescue. [/b]
They cover many of the mines in Wales and have repeatedly been involved in mine rescue situations.
[b]And Cambrian Mines Trust.[/b]
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