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Posts by Monty Stubble

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Topic: Coniston Coppermines Waterwheel
Monty Stubble

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/11/2019 22:24:19   Subject: Coniston Coppermines Waterwheel
The owner of the converted sawmills up at the Coppermines at Coniston has begun construction of a 32' waterwheel to enhance the building's use as a holiday home and wedding venue.

The water
Topic: Northwest Spanish mines and industrial heritage
Monty Stubble

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 02/11/2019 15:47:39   Subject: Northwest Spanish mines and industrial heritage
Last visit (2 weeks ago), I went to Borralha, Minas das Sombras, Minas dos Carris and a quick visit to Portelo.
Topic: Northwest Spanish mines and industrial heritage
Monty Stubble

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 28/10/2019 19:31:03   Subject: Northwest Spanish mines and industrial heritage
Many thanks. Over the years I have visited many sites in this area and also northern Portugal. Lots to see.
Topic: Coniston through trip condition
Monty Stubble

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/10/2019 16:44:07   Subject: Coniston through trip condition
The Copper mines have always been an ever-changing environment.

The through-trip has changed.

Just be careful.
Topic: Vale
Monty Stubble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/09/2019 19:15:38   Subject: Vale
I understand that Alen MacFadzean has died at his home in Spain. Alen was a personal friend and a fount of knowledge on Cumbrian Mining and in particular the Furness Iron Mines and Wythburn Iron Mines
Topic: Graphite, Fluorite and Jet
Monty Stubble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/08/2019 13:04:17   Subject: Graphite, Fluorite and Jet
Love the 'Prognosticator'. Couldn't believe it when I first saw it!:o
Topic: Tilberthwaite Mixed Mine (mine)
Monty Stubble

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/07/2019 06:02:23   Subject: Tilberthwaite Mixed Mine (mine)
I don't want to belittle your effort but I happen to know that the pin was changed last year for one of the new titanium ones with the QD aluminium head. The whole thing can be dismantled to fit in a
Topic: Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
Monty Stubble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/06/2019 20:15:24   Subject: Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
Someone stirring it 'oop north?
Topic: Sad news
Monty Stubble

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/05/2019 12:47:23   Subject: Sad news
Shocked to see this confirmed on social media.

Sad to report that the fearless Cumbrian mine explorer Kate Tyler has died. Taking up the reins from her father she was at forefront of mine
Topic: Thriddle Shaft, Coniston.
Monty Stubble

Forum: North West England   Posted: 23/02/2019 20:42:45   Subject: Thriddle Shaft, Coniston.
I was on the team that originally went through back in the late 80's. It was a difficult descent with many short pitches and re-belays in order to by-pass some of the tons of rubble and dodgy woodwork
Topic: Coniston Mine Bomb
Monty Stubble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/06/2018 13:52:39   Subject: Coniston Mine Bomb
I saw it when it was discovered.

Had the 'bomb' gone off, very little would have happened immediately. The oak plug was thoroughly investigated and a hole drilled in it. The water level beh
Topic: Hartsop
Monty Stubble

Forum: North West England   Posted: 27/06/2018 07:47:32   Subject: Hartsop
COMRU had a practice there a few weeks ago and noticed the new bolts at the time. They were apparently placed by an explorer just before the practice.

Incidentally, COMRU's gas detectors re
Topic: the "origional" name of the crimea pass ?
Monty Stubble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/12/2017 18:07:48   Subject: the
There's even an Alma Level.
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Monty Stubble

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/09/2017 23:43:29   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
[quote="rufenig"][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]
Topic: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
Monty Stubble

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/09/2017 10:07:54   Subject: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
The problem is ... it often becomes dangerous. Earlier this week some clown thought it was OK to spray on a stone outside another Lakeland mine a message to the effect they were trapped inside!!
Topic: Thievery
Monty Stubble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/05/2017 20:54:28   Subject: Thievery
Yesterday, at Hodge Close Quarry, near Coniston, a rather disturbing incident. COMRU, the Lakes Mines Rescue Team were practicing stretcher hauling, etc out of the big hole. In preparation they cordon
Topic: Rotherhope Fell 1990 (possibly) (photo)
Monty Stubble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2016 12:14:31   Subject: Rotherhope Fell 1990 (possibly) (photo)
Definitely agree with Rotherhope Fell.

I think my first visit there was in 1982 driving (since we're into car memories) a shockingly expensive Audi 100 bought from Hadwins in Grange.
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Topic: Double Take !!!
Monty Stubble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/09/2016 07:34:00   Subject: Double Take !!!
[quote="royfellows"]I will give you a dead rat and a string to swing it with.

Mark Twain[/quote]

What sort of string?
Topic: Oxygen detector
Monty Stubble

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 20/06/2016 14:55:43   Subject: Oxygen detector
The ones I worry about are the people who venture into a mine using a flame safety lamp, electronic device, magic crystals, candle, whatever ... stating 'it's never let me down yet', get it wrong and
Topic: Portuguese 'Oles
Monty Stubble

Forum: Europe   Posted: 11/06/2016 09:15:46   Subject: Portuguese 'Oles
[photo]106301[/photo]

The dressing plant is also pretty much intact.
Topic: Murcia, Spain Mixed Mine
Monty Stubble

Forum: Europe   Posted: 10/06/2016 10:04:02   Subject: Murcia, Spain Mixed Mine
There are also some great mines further down the coast between Garrucha and Aguilas in the Sierra Almagrera.. Bit of a hike to get to some of them but worth it
Topic: Murcia, Spain Mixed Mine
Monty Stubble

Forum: Europe   Posted: 10/06/2016 09:52:38   Subject: Murcia, Spain Mixed Mine
Found this ...

[photo]106371[/photo]

Topic: Portuguese 'Oles
Monty Stubble

Forum: Europe   Posted: 05/06/2016 18:49:38   Subject: Portuguese 'Oles
[photo]106304[/photo]

Its not far from Porto and if any one needs more information (or more photos) don't hesitate to ask. What is unusual is that the winding house is directly on top of t
Topic: Portuguese 'Oles
Monty Stubble

Forum: Europe   Posted: 05/06/2016 14:43:04   Subject: Portuguese 'Oles
Last week I called in to have a look at the old tungsten mines at Borralhas in northern Portugal.

What a treat - open shafts and levels including a ginormous skip wound incline (open). Wind
Topic: Drones
Monty Stubble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/04/2016 14:23:52   Subject: Drones
I've flown one underground. Just a cheap one with an attached camera. It just had enough power to lift an Petzl e-light. Results not too bad. I used it up at Coniston and also at Nenthead. Tried it do
Topic: Wicklow mines
Monty Stubble

Forum: Europe   Posted: 18/04/2016 23:42:56   Subject: Wicklow mines
Excellent hi-res drone video of the Wicklow Mountains Mines.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV86VeJuRoY
Topic: Trading Standards seize over 100 unsafe harnesses
Monty Stubble

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 09/04/2016 06:33:31   Subject: Trading Standards seize over 100 unsafe harnesses
Anyone want to buy this. It's a rare carabiner made with two access gates. £30, a snip at the price.

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=failed+carabiner&view=detailv2&&id=81D872BCA08FAC
Topic: Quiz
Monty Stubble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/04/2016 06:21:50   Subject: Quiz
Apparently this mine isn't on the Aditnow database, can't be many of them left.
Topic: Quiz
Monty Stubble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/04/2016 15:05:59   Subject: Quiz
****** I was wrong!

Any road ... what about this ****** mine?
Topic: Quiz
Monty Stubble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/04/2016 09:29:17   Subject: Quiz
[quote="sinker"][quote="Jim MacPherson"]

.......as for a well-known steel town in Lincolnshire - expunged:)

[/quote]

Doesn't like the **** in S****horpe :lol:

Topic: Quiz
Monty Stubble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/04/2016 14:43:44   Subject: Quiz
Mmmm, I think that map's a bit inaccurate as they cover mines all over the place outside that area.

But I can tell you I think those photos are outside their area. The last poser on their w
Topic: Quiz
Monty Stubble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/04/2016 10:31:32   Subject: Quiz

Anyone know where this is?

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1015162788561209&id=690952250982266

;)
Topic: Historic extreme lighting
Monty Stubble

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/04/2016 10:19:51   Subject: Historic extreme lighting
Luxury!

I used flash powder rolled between the thighs of a Yorkshire mucky lass!
Topic: Deil's Pudding Stone
Monty Stubble

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 01/04/2016 22:00:11   Subject: Deil's Pudding Stone
What about a look on the early May BH weekend?
Topic: Deil's Pudding Stone
Monty Stubble

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 30/03/2016 20:45:03   Subject: Deil's Pudding Stone
Interesting - wonder if anyone's visited? Can't see much on Google Earth.

Bit easier to get to now they've built some wind turbines nearby.
Topic: Deil's Pudding Stone
Monty Stubble

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 30/03/2016 19:26:32   Subject: Deil's Pudding Stone
On a visit to Woodhead Mines at the weekend I noticed on my old 1" to the mile OS map there were "Old Mines" marked about
6 miles NE of Carsphairn at NS 624008 near the aforementioned stone. The
Topic: Dufton Fell lead mine
Monty Stubble

Forum: North West England   Posted: 24/03/2016 21:20:37   Subject: Dufton Fell lead mine
Problem is up there, the mines have been pretty much trashed inside by the extensive efforts of mineral collectors.
Topic: Another Mochre Adit?
Monty Stubble

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/03/2016 09:05:37   Subject: Another Mochre Adit?
[quote="royfellows"]You should have posted this on an Urbex forum, the lock would soon vanish.
:lol:[/quote]

Loads of them read this forum, so you might find the fairy godmother has al
Topic: Redruth Shaft.
Monty Stubble

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 14/03/2016 19:59:54   Subject: Redruth Shaft.
http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/300ft-chasm-opens-just-yards-from-cornwall-home/ar-AAgKGqV?ocid=spartandhp
Topic: Threat to the Discovery Park at Snibston Colliery, Coalville
Monty Stubble

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/02/2016 18:16:00   Subject: Threat to the Discovery Park at Snibston Colliery, Coalville
[quote="ncbnik"]Yes, the Armley Mills museum is under threat and the recent floods in the area, which flooded the lower floors of the Museum, may well give the council the excuse they need.[/quote]
Topic: Haig Museum Problems
Monty Stubble

Forum: North West England   Posted: 21/01/2016 20:38:05   Subject: Haig Museum Problems
They seem to be able to do this in North Wales by underground bouncy castles, etc but there aren't many places that lend themselves to that.
Topic: SRTE Stop Descender
Monty Stubble

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/01/2016 16:41:42   Subject: SRTE Stop Descender

Prefer an ID myself - so controllable.

btw ... what's arack... is that alcoholic beverage from the Levant. What do you do? Wrap the rope round the bottle?

;)
Topic: Live Gold ......
Monty Stubble

Forum: Europe   Posted: 15/12/2015 16:49:32   Subject: Live Gold ......
Shocked ... I felt sure that this was it ... maybe!:lol:
Topic: Walkie talkie for climbing
Monty Stubble

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2015 07:19:55   Subject: Walkie talkie for climbing
I think your best bet is a system used by Motorcycle riders. They have a good range and are waterproof.

I use the Cardo Rider system and while not cheap they tick all the boxes. They will c
Topic: The Mine...
Monty Stubble

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/08/2015 18:53:46   Subject: The Mine...
[quote="Margot"]Ooo we should go see this! It clearly contains some "out of the box" thinking about kit and techniques and such. Maybe we've been a bit set in our ways and need to be open to radical i
Topic: The Mine...
Monty Stubble

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/08/2015 11:20:37   Subject: The Mine...
Just googled it and can find no mention of it ... not the similarly named teen horror of 2012.

... just found it. It's apparently shot/going to be shot in Pinner Chalk Mine.

I th
Topic: The Mine...
Monty Stubble

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/08/2015 11:13:52   Subject: The Mine...
What's the guy in the chair doing?
Why are they so scantily dressed?
Where is it?
Why am I wasting my time thinking about it?
Topic: The Mine...
Monty Stubble

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/08/2015 22:31:33   Subject: The Mine...
Don't think it's all that different from my first visit down a disused mine in 1980... i dont remember the screaming woman though.
Topic: Live Gold ......
Monty Stubble

Forum: Europe   Posted: 29/08/2015 18:18:56   Subject: Live Gold ......
Never underestimate the Poles ... didn't they develop Enigma.
Topic: Live Gold ......
Monty Stubble

Forum: Europe   Posted: 28/08/2015 13:40:15   Subject: Live Gold ......
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/poland/11830226/Nazi-gold-train-found-live.html

Well not quite as revealing as we were led to believe. Who's surprised?
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