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Topic: Divining-rods
ChrisP

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/02/2010 02:12:38   Subject: Divining-rods
:oops: Missed this most interesting thread.


[quote="AR"] Another one is the "blue mist", which the old miners said would hover over mineral ground under certain conditions. I used t
Topic: Cwt-Y-Bugail 'steam dinosaur'
ChrisP

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/01/2010 23:20:57   Subject: Cwt-Y-Bugail 'steam dinosaur'
[url]http://newimages.fotopic.net/?iid=yky77f&noresize=1&nostamp=1&quality=70[/url]

A rather naff photo of the Cwt y Bugail remains at the Great Dorset Stem Fair.

All the platewo
Topic: Of photographs...
ChrisP

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/10/2008 19:21:57   Subject: Of photographs...
So as not to have them removed/moderated/pruned or whatever.

[quote="Barney"]I think you all need to calm down a bit, there is a bit of fun going on in the form of a photography competition
Topic: Giew engine house
ChrisP

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/10/2008 14:29:35   Subject: Giew engine house
You beat me too it, I was just going to say that there are people in this world who waste money on books by him. And not just for the photos. What a waste of time, writing books which are so full of m
Topic: The Hunter Tunneler Returns!
ChrisP

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 25/09/2008 14:40:45   Subject: The Hunter Tunneler Returns!
On the enlarged photo of the machine in the pit, there seems to be a length of flexible water hose above the chains in the void the tunneller has created. Could this be the method of water supply, a f
Topic: Artefacts in mines
ChrisP

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/04/2008 23:07:48   Subject: Artefacts in mines
[quote="Stephen"] have a legitimate reason to visit this site.[/quote]

No you don't, read the disclaimer

[quote]By accessing this web site you agree the following terms and condi
Topic: Artefacts in mines
ChrisP

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/04/2008 22:29:59   Subject: Artefacts in mines
[quote="carnkie"]Completely :offtopic: but all this talk of extracting minerals has reminded me of the story of the 22 Cornish miners who struck it lucky in Australia. They didn't all come home dying
Topic: Artefacts in mines
ChrisP

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/04/2008 21:49:21   Subject: Artefacts in mines
Once again, by collecting minerals, you shouldn't be on this site anyway (read the disclaimer) and if you are going to cause trouble, I can only advise you to leave, you won't be made welcome. This we
Topic: Artefacts in mines
ChrisP

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/04/2008 21:16:12   Subject: Artefacts in mines
[quote="Stephen"]The function of a mine is the extraction of minerals, hair splitting about past and present tenses notwithstanding. Besides, mines commonly get reopened/reworked. So one can even ar
Topic: Artefacts in mines
ChrisP

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/04/2008 21:04:58   Subject: Artefacts in mines
[quote="Stephen"]What are you going to do about it?[/quote]

Suggest mineral collectors get off Adit Now. It's not my place, but they will always find arguements here, and they shouldn't eve
Topic: Artefacts in mines
ChrisP

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/04/2008 20:07:08   Subject: Artefacts in mines
[quote="jagman"] Standby for incoming protests of how they are all innocent and misjudged.....[/quote]

How right you were.

[quote="jagman"] There seems to be a general ethos amon
Topic: The New Site Feature - Discuss
ChrisP

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 11/04/2008 14:04:26   Subject: The New Site Feature - Discuss
In the case of such oddities as a tunnel, would it not be easier just to put it with the mine it is related too, and write a good description to keep it clear? I'm just thinking of the possible large
Topic: Artefacts in mines
ChrisP

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/04/2008 13:26:13   Subject: Artefacts in mines
Ok, before this gets philosophical, I will state my opinion, targetting no one in particular.

I don't like mineral collectors, they damage mines. In the same way as I don't like people who
Topic: Artefacts in mines
ChrisP

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/04/2008 12:53:57   Subject: Artefacts in mines
There was a thread on mineral collectors,
[url]http://www.aditnow.co.uk/community/viewtopic.aspx?t=787&pid=1&txtSearch=mineral+collector&lblnWhere=all&lblnMatch=all[/url]
I can't remember w
Topic: Artefacts in mines
ChrisP

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/04/2008 12:20:35   Subject: Artefacts in mines
[quote="carnkie"]It really would have been better to say 'why always in situ' as I've just attempted to explain.[/quote]

Good-oh.

[quote="hymac580c"]But there are people we all k
Topic: Artefacts in mines
ChrisP

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/04/2008 11:43:30   Subject: Artefacts in mines
[quote="carnkie"]I think in general artifacts should be left well alone but as others have mentioned there does exist a grey area. If an artifact of historical interest is under threat either by the v
Topic: Artefacts in mines
ChrisP

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/04/2008 10:34:30   Subject: Artefacts in mines
[quote="carnkie"]but the key question is why "in situ". [/quote]


Why? Because in case you havn't realised, this is a website for mine exploraration. The main reason this site was buil
Topic: Artefacts in mines
ChrisP

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/04/2008 00:15:23   Subject: Artefacts in mines
[quote="carnkie"]
I thought that's what we were talking about. In other words peoples attitudes to actions of others in the past are linked to the attitudes and social structure of the present. F
Topic: Artefacts in mines
ChrisP

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/04/2008 00:05:42   Subject: Artefacts in mines
That can't be changed though, but are we going to be cursing ourselves in 10-20 years time for failing to do anything more for what does remain? Any yes, I know it's not as easy as it sounds!
Topic: Artefacts in mines
ChrisP

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/04/2008 00:00:19   Subject: Artefacts in mines
A very good point hymac. In this case, the site in discussion is very different, as it is all too easily accessed by anyone, so the situation with artifacts is different to deep underground where only
Topic: Artefacts in mines
ChrisP

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/04/2008 23:26:19   Subject: Artefacts in mines
[quote="LAP"] I seem to remember seeing a shed amoungst the Bonsor Dressing Floors at Coniston, which had some equipment in it, though whether this was to do with the mining operation I'm not sure. Ne
Topic: Artefacts in mines
ChrisP

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/04/2008 23:04:23   Subject: Artefacts in mines
Oh at last! Yes it is such a shame in the case of these artifacts, anything is better than them getting smashed or nicked by pikey types, but it is such a shame nothing can be done to save everything
Topic: Artefacts in mines
ChrisP

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/04/2008 22:58:26   Subject: Artefacts in mines
I think he was called Blackie in the latest film, in the early version it was the "N word", I have seen the arming pin from the bomb which destroyed the Monne dam, and it is marked with said n word, t
Topic: Artefacts in mines
ChrisP

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/04/2008 22:35:59   Subject: Artefacts in mines
It's too late to go into details of 617 Squadron's operations! I can't be bothered writing the whole story, mainly as it has nothing to do with artifacts in mines! :offtopic:
Topic: Artefacts in mines
ChrisP

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/04/2008 19:54:34   Subject: Artefacts in mines
[quote="LAP"] Well my opinion has now changed, I didn't actually mean they were stolen in a litteral sense, but as in that they were taken. Yes ***** is much respected, by me included.

Oh C
Topic: Artefacts in mines
ChrisP

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/04/2008 17:55:40   Subject: Artefacts in mines
[quote="LAP"] ***** is a little out of place. For some reason he steals stuff rrom most of the mines he visits... he even has a B electric loco. Can anyone tell me why one of his wagons is painted lik
Topic: Mystery objects at Cwmorthin
ChrisP

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/03/2008 16:54:25   Subject: Mystery objects at Cwmorthin
Yes the story about the barn full of cars is well known to the classic car boys, unfortunately it's only a myth.
The best thing I've found in a barn is a Jaguar E-Type.
Topic: Mystery objects at Cwmorthin
ChrisP

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/03/2008 17:16:17   Subject: Mystery objects at Cwmorthin
Just thinking aloud here... there was a company by the name of Howard which made narrow gauge locomotives, and although these were not used in Cwmorthin, if Howard also produced wagons, prehaps these
Topic: Tramways (photo)
ChrisP

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/01/2008 12:28:35   Subject: Tramways (photo)
[quote="merddinemrys"]Do they carry passengers on here?!
[/quote]

Yep. They have a 2ft gauge Quarry Bagnall and use it to carry passengers to working demonstations of vintage excavator
Topic: Saw Tensioning Device (photo)
ChrisP

Forum: North West England   Posted: 15/01/2008 20:06:01   Subject: Saw Tensioning Device (photo)
Some types of wire saw used plain wire, and sand was used as the abrasive- it was just fed into the cut. Not sure if this particular example worked that way, or if the wire itself cut the rock.
Topic: when is a mine not a mine
ChrisP

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/01/2008 23:08:30   Subject: when is a mine not a mine
No offence meant to anyone here.
I personally have had no trouble using this site, all the places I consider mines are down as mines, all those obviously quarries are listed as quarries. If I can
Topic: when is a mine not a mine
ChrisP

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/01/2008 22:57:19   Subject: when is a mine not a mine
[quote="carnkie"]
Mind it could aslo be a heap of dead men, a pile of dead bodies.
;) [/quote]

:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
Topic: when is a mine not a mine
ChrisP

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/01/2008 22:15:37   Subject: when is a mine not a mine
Good good- Agreed it is fine, a fantastic site and very easy to use as well. :thumbup:
Topic: when is a mine not a mine
ChrisP

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/01/2008 21:52:43   Subject: when is a mine not a mine
[quote="jagman"]If its underground, its a mine[/quote]

Could we not just stick to this, the way the site works has been fine until now, I'm sure 95% of people are happy.
Topic: Aerial ropeways
ChrisP

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 13/01/2008 14:22:12   Subject: Aerial ropeways
This would be gravity worked, I presume? Does anyone know what was conveyed, slate waste?
Topic: Saw Tensioning Device (photo)
ChrisP

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/01/2008 14:14:47   Subject: Saw Tensioning Device (photo)
[quote="LAP"] seems a bit strange just to be dumped on the moorland though! [/quote]

Doesn't looked dumped to me, it's obviously in the position it last worked at, as it's still on rails an
Topic: Mine & quarry rolling stock: a guide
ChrisP

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 12/01/2008 15:11:58   Subject: Mine & quarry rolling stock: a guide
Although Vanoord has posted a couple, here's an all-encompassing post on manriders.

[b]Type:[/b] Manrider
[b]Use:[/b] Carrying miners, officials or important vistitors into The mine, q
Topic: Mine & quarry rolling stock: a guide
ChrisP

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 12/01/2008 14:33:26   Subject: Mine & quarry rolling stock: a guide
[b]Type:[/b] Megryn (Gripper wagon)
[b]Use:[/b] Used only at Rhosydd along the floor 9 adit, four were built.
[b]Construction:[/b] Metal single flanged wheels with wooden frame. Iron gripper
Topic: Mine & quarry rolling stock: a guide
ChrisP

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 12/01/2008 14:15:38   Subject: Mine & quarry rolling stock: a guide
[b]Type:[/b] Pumping wagon
[b]Use:[/b] Drainage in mines, usually at depth, where fixed pumps were impractical.
[b]Construction:[/b] Metal double flanged wheels and frame.
[b]Location:[
Topic: Mine & quarry rolling stock: a guide
ChrisP

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 12/01/2008 13:55:40   Subject: Mine & quarry rolling stock: a guide
[quote="Barney"]Manrider[/quote]

Sorry to be pedantic, but isn't that a Car Gwyllt?
Topic: Honister Video
ChrisP

Forum: North West England   Posted: 05/01/2008 23:50:36   Subject: Honister Video
Done for fun it seems... there's a bit of the descent here [url]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=3a36AFtLa1A&feature=related[/url]
Topic: Rhosydd Slate Mine
ChrisP

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/01/2008 21:58:04   Subject: Rhoysdd Slate Mine
:lol: :lol: I'd like to see 31 tons of Whittaker tunnel boring machine being hoisted up the Jacob's ladder incline, what with the ffestiniog railway's health and safety!
Topic: The 'Eclipse' at Llechwedd
ChrisP

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/12/2007 13:48:42   Subject: The 'Eclipse' at Llechwedd
[quote="Vanoord"]the alternative being to allow it to rot away to nothing?[/quote]
Or prehaps they should try getting it under cover?? If they had done, it would look the same as the day it finsi
Topic: The 'Eclipse' at Llechwedd
ChrisP

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/12/2007 12:43:03   Subject: The 'Eclipse' at Llechwedd
Here's a clue... until fairly recently, the building still existed... :curse: :curse:
Topic: crystals in UK
ChrisP

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/12/2007 23:23:50   Subject: crystals in UK
[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll[/url]
Topic: crystals in UK
ChrisP

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/12/2007 20:47:22   Subject: crystals in UK
[quote="ben88800"]so because the mines are no longer working the minerals in them should be left to decay even if they are of international importance
[/quote]

Read section 3 of the di
Topic: MaenOfferen 1975 (album)
ChrisP

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/12/2007 18:08:59   Subject: MaenOfferen 1975 (album)
Interesting, in GrahamI's photo of 3/4 of the mill built, it seems a small section of the third quarter is a smithy or workshop- opposite the water wheel. It has a large slate chimney and a couple of
Topic: MaenOfferen 1975 (album)
ChrisP

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/12/2007 16:50:18   Subject: MaenOfferen 1975 (album)
Yep it's the lower of the two bridges:

[link]Personal-Album-102-Image-011[linkphoto]Personal-Album-102-Image-011[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Kingside shaft, Skoda? (photo)
ChrisP

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 23/11/2007 21:04:32   Subject: Kingside shaft, Skoda? (photo)
Looks an interesting restoration project! :thumbsup:
Topic: New Features: Mines Nearby
ChrisP

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 22/11/2007 20:34:11   Subject: New Features: Mines Nearby
Yep, I can't do metric! :-[
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