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Posts by lipsi

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Topic: Worlds daftest torch?
lipsi

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 07/03/2018 20:50:30   Subject: Worlds daftest torch?
How about -
"this is going to be absolute torchure"?
Topic: New Hawne Colliery
lipsi

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/02/2018 19:54:08   Subject: New Hawne Colliery
Noticed today that the New Hawne Colliery site in Halesowen is up for sale. Well preserved buildings. POA
Topic: Premier 'King' handlamp
lipsi

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/07/2017 11:59:51   Subject: Premier 'King' handlamp
I have a Premier King handlamp. The only number I can see on it is R123 on the top of the clamp, plus the brass plate on the back.

If you would like some photos or indeed, want to borrow th
Topic: A to Z of 5800 Collieries - Colin Jackson
lipsi

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 19/04/2017 20:52:54   Subject: A to Z of 5800 Collieries - Colin Jackson
Mike

I have a copy of this book. Can I be of help?
Topic: Update on active Forest of Dean coal mines
lipsi

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 12/01/2017 21:57:46   Subject: Update on active Forest of Dean coal mines
This is really useful - thanks for the update. I'll be down in the Dean in Feb, and there's one or two of these I haven't yet come across. I'll get some pics if I can find them.
Topic: Another shaft collapse
lipsi

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2017 17:56:22   Subject: Another shaft collapse
[quote="wheal"]Well spotted sputnam.:thumbsup:[/quote]
Is that not called Wayfarers Park?
Topic: Another shaft collapse
lipsi

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/01/2017 20:36:43   Subject: Another shaft collapse
[quote="Maggot"]Harford Bridge by any chance?[/quote]

Or Wayfarers Park?
Topic: (Pub!) Happy 2017!
lipsi

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/01/2017 13:30:50   Subject: (Pub!) Happy 2017!
A happy new year to everyone, a bit belated, but we were in bed at 9:30 last night, after having spent nearly 7 hours in A & E on Friday night. However, I live to visit a few more mines this year.
Topic: The Low Moor coal and Ironstone Mines
lipsi

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/12/2016 12:41:04   Subject: The Low Moor coal and Ironstone Mines
Seems to be no longer accessible
Topic: Jane Pit Coal Mine (mine)
lipsi

Forum: North West England   Posted: 18/11/2016 20:05:07   Subject: Jane Pit Coal Mine (mine)
I have it listed at NX 99500 27700
Topic: Calendar 2017 - Proceeds
lipsi

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/10/2016 14:49:59   Subject: Calendar 2017 - Proceeds
Gloucester CRT from me
Topic: Torches at Aldi
lipsi

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/10/2016 08:55:00   Subject: Torches at Aldi
Thanks everyone. I've bought one to keep in the car as a "just in case" My main lamp is a TJL Raptor pro - very reliable.
Topic: Torches at Aldi
lipsi

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/09/2016 14:34:20   Subject: Torches at Aldi
I see Aldi have an advertised 10w cree torch in store at the moment. Rather bulky, as they take 4 D cells, but good as a blunt weapon I suppose. Can anyone advise if they are any good please?

Topic: Posting photos query
lipsi

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 22/04/2016 13:33:17   Subject: Posting photos query
Thanks Simon. Me being a bit thick
Topic: Posting photos query
lipsi

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 22/04/2016 11:52:59   Subject: Posting photos query
I posted a number of photos of Brookall Ditches colliery last night, and had a message saying that only jpgs were acceptable. They all were jpgs.
I tried again, and after I had uploaded them all,
Topic: Shaft opened up at Botallack?
lipsi

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/03/2016 15:51:03   Subject: Shaft opened up at Botallack?
This was covered in the Cornishman on Feb 3rd. See link:
http://www.cornishman.co.uk/shaft-opens-Botallack/story-28661874-detail/story.html
Topic: New Lithium Mine
lipsi

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/03/2016 16:45:27   Subject: New Lithium Mine
Does that mean Trump will move his wall a bit?:lol:
Topic: Minerals
lipsi

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/12/2015 17:27:48   Subject: Minerals
Not sure what posting a link to ebay mineral lists achieved. After all they are on ebay because somebody has collected them to start with. And presumably, to make money. Doesn't this then encourage o
Topic: Minerals
lipsi

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/12/2015 21:39:03   Subject: Minerals
[quote="royfellows"]I have some nice anthracite in my coal bunker, and I live in the midlands
;D[/quote]Are you in a "coal de sac" or does it come "a la carte"?
Topic: Minerals
lipsi

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/12/2015 19:00:10   Subject: Minerals
My apologies all for responding to this. I wasn't aware that the M subject was taboo. Let me just say, as both a fanatical mine researcher, and a M collector, I have never damaged anything, and never
Topic: Minerals
lipsi

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/12/2015 16:25:00   Subject: Minerals
The Shropshire lead mines produced a fair amount of decent quartz crystals, together with galena, sphalerite, calcite and pyrite cubes. Primrose hill had epidote and garnet.
Wainlode cliff, on th
Topic: Old gold mines
lipsi

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/12/2015 16:12:51   Subject: Old gold mines
Sadly, the only gold in Malvern is what they get from the car parking charges. The gold mine legend has seen some activity lately, as someone has supposedly found the (a) shaft in the woods on the wes
Topic: What is under YOUR feet?
lipsi

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/10/2015 09:53:00   Subject: What is under YOUR feet?
Have you ever had a close look at what's under Edinburgh Airport runway? Check out Scottish Oil Shale museum for the underground workings. Maybe that's why the tram route wasn't extended to the airpor
Topic: Does anyone know
lipsi

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/07/2015 20:17:03   Subject: Does anyone know
Hi

Just before I went to France, he also pm'd me as well. Message reads: Project we have been working on over the past 6 months,that involves Oakwood mill and near by sites, I think you wo
Topic: Blaencuffin Coal Mine
lipsi

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 01/06/2015 21:34:39   Subject: Blaencuffin Coal Mine
Hi Tonto.
I was there about 12 months ago, and there is very little left to see. It's worth a walk into the woods over the road to the site of Rithin Colliery in the "canyons." Again, very little
Topic: Two cows rescued from mineshaft
lipsi

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/01/2015 21:16:11   Subject: Two cows rescued from mineshaft
Some of these jokes are vealy vealy bad
Topic: Wasselgrove Colliery
lipsi

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/08/2014 09:13:36   Subject: Wasselgrove Colliery
I was mooching around some old maps this morning, when I came across this colliery, right in the middle of Hagley Golf Club, near Stourbridge.
It's quite a way out from the main batch of collieri
Topic: Caption this!
lipsi

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/07/2014 12:58:05   Subject: Caption this!
The boatox injection didn't really work!
Topic: Clipstone Colliery Mansfield - Demolition Threat
lipsi

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/05/2014 22:25:12   Subject: Clipstone Colliery Mansfield - Demolition Threat
Signed petition.
443 up at present
Topic: Tin Mine in Sardinia
lipsi

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/04/2014 21:53:44   Subject: Tin Mine in Sardinia
Exspelio
If you really have trouble with your G Key, then can I politely suggest going to F with a capo on the 2nd fret. It's better than Ab miner.
Topic: Accident at Wheal Maid
lipsi

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/02/2014 13:59:32   Subject: Accident at Wheal Maid
I've been digitising a lot of my old photos recently, and I came across this one marked on the back "Wheal Maid" 1988, but it doesn't seem right.
Can anyone confirm please?
[photo]Personal-A
Topic: Disused shaft opens at Rosudgeon [BBC]
lipsi

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/01/2014 08:28:55   Subject: Disused shaft opens at Rosudgeon [BBC]
Cheers Drillbilly. I've walked over that a few times, especially after a few pints of Doombar.
Topic: Disused shaft opens at Rosudgeon [BBC]
lipsi

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/01/2014 22:25:45   Subject: Disused shaft opens at Rosudgeon [BBC]
Very interested in that area, and walk that road every year. Was it anywhere close to "The Packet"?
When we were last down in September, the shaft that opened up on the footpath by East Grylls wa
Topic: Selston Colliery
lipsi

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/01/2014 22:57:48   Subject: Selston Colliery
Thanks Dalesman. The one nearer to Jacksdale I believe became Pye Hill no2, but both are named Selston on the early O/S maps
Topic: Selston Colliery
lipsi

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/01/2014 22:03:06   Subject: Selston Colliery
Can anyone help solve please?

Selston Colliery is listed here as being at SK 44800 52400 and is shown as that on old O/S maps. However, there is also a Selston Colliery some distance away a
Topic: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
lipsi

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/12/2013 00:16:31   Subject: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
Please, can you not tar us all with the same brush. I started my interest in mining working for Dowty Meco in the 1960s and got to visit lots of rmarkable mines such as Chambishi copper mine, where th
Topic: Finally joined up :)
lipsi

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 20/12/2013 16:44:07   Subject: Finally joined up :)
Bienvenue Scatts
Topic: Highley mines
lipsi

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 18/11/2013 23:01:29   Subject: Highley mines
Hi

There's a very good book by David Poyner and Robert Evans called "The Wyre Forest Coalfield" published by Tempus books ISBN No 0-7524-1762-2 with a photo of the original wooden headgear
Topic: Goldite: Coming soon to a shopping channel near you!
lipsi

Forum: North America   Posted: 30/10/2013 18:53:23   Subject: Goldite: Coming soon to a shopping channel near you!
Flowstone "outcropping"?
Too soft to be used as a gemstone. Perhaps we should start marketing Derbyshire fluorite as square diamondite. The nearest it comes to gold is the colour brown, which res
Topic: Joy Mining
lipsi

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/09/2013 07:59:41   Subject: Joy Mining
Announced on local radio this morning that 30 jobs are to go at Joy Mining in Worcester (Ex Dowty Meco). The company are also going to a 4 day week.
In its heyday, when I worked there Meco had ov
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
lipsi

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/08/2013 14:35:36   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
Block and tackle - a particularly painful form of vasectomy
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
lipsi

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/08/2013 09:27:05   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
SRT. What a woman has when she's feeling ropey.
Topic: Zip wires for Penrhyn quarry?
lipsi

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/07/2013 09:06:12   Subject: Zip wires for Penrhyn quarry?
My full time role when not involved with old mines is as a fundraising manager for the Fire Fighters charity.
We have been fortunate in getting a whole day on 5th October on the 1500m zip. The co
Topic: Chrome mining on Peristera
lipsi

Forum: Europe   Posted: 30/06/2013 16:03:23   Subject: Chrome mining on Peristera
[quote="Boy Engineer"]http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=qYTsqXV0gScC&pg=PA61&lpg=PA61&dq=peristera+chrome+mines&source=bl&ots=rjlZvsqIHy&sig=akr-if9eEmOpWa1JOXAmIBl9RRY&hl=en&sa=X&ei=URzMUeafCaib0wWb
Topic: Chrome mining on Peristera
lipsi

Forum: Europe   Posted: 27/06/2013 08:24:05   Subject: Chrome mining on Peristera
We're presently on the island of Alonissos in the Sporades. According to the locals, and a small exhibit in the local museum, there were chrome mines on the next island of Peristera, just a mile away.
Topic: Old Maps
lipsi

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 07/06/2013 08:29:36   Subject: Old Maps
Has anyone else noticed, the "old maps" watermark has vanished off their maps? or have I just woken up
Topic: Does anyone have a name please
lipsi

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/05/2013 19:47:49   Subject: Does anyone have a name please
Thanks Roy. We'll aim to go see in August
Topic: Does anyone have a name please
lipsi

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/05/2013 08:15:47   Subject: Does anyone have a name please
We were up around Rhandirmwyn this weekend, mainly around Nantymwyn mine, but did some walking around Llyn Brianne. We didn't get close to, but realised that there is an old lead mine (clearly marked
Topic: Gold Panning (again)
lipsi

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 02/05/2013 07:39:26   Subject: Gold Panning (again)
I'm off this weekend to give it a go. Cannot reveal exact location, but it's somewhere in mid Wales with a caravan site. It's a pretty hefty piece of equipment to haul around, so the mountain may have
Topic: Hello there.
lipsi

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 21/04/2013 17:26:36   Subject: Hello there.
Hi Leo and welcome.
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