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Topic: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
Manxman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 26/05/2015 16:14:40   Subject: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
Hi Helen,
Can't be sure, but it is further along the right hand branch. The fall shows no evidence of previous supports, just a lot of loose stone right up to the roof line and beyond, but could
Topic: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
Manxman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 26/05/2015 15:27:01   Subject: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
In readiness for a guided trip under the auspices of NAMHO on Sunday 24th, two of us carried out a Risk Assessment last week but only as far as the second fall which had been cleared in the New Year,
Topic: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
Manxman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 26/05/2015 13:47:41   Subject: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
Massive fall recently occurred some way past the fork in the horse level. Completely blocked making access to the far end where the interesting bits are impossible (and impassable).
Topic: Camera advice
Manxman

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 16/01/2015 17:13:36   Subject: Camera advice
Well, it was my chosen career:smartass:
Topic: Camera advice
Manxman

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 16/01/2015 16:16:54   Subject: Camera advice
He's a good student .......:-[
Topic: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
Manxman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/11/2014 15:40:13   Subject: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
Current thinking is that there was an over-estimation in the amount of explosives needed.
Topic: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
Manxman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 31/10/2014 17:49:43   Subject: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
We reckon the shock wave would've been enormous and since the level goes right under the quarry the whole place must've really been shaken.
So the impact further in? Who knows, someone is bound
Topic: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
Manxman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 31/10/2014 16:48:59   Subject: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
The new fall is way before the old one. In fact not too far past the sump on the right that has a piece of corrugated iron across it. The blocks of rock are big (see pic by James L posted earlier). An
Topic: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
Manxman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 31/10/2014 15:45:35   Subject: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
Following a trip into Harnisha Burn mine today to evaluate any damage to the level caused by a recent huge detonation in the old limestone quarry above, the horse level roof has come in with what look
Topic: Help with Eimco 12B
Manxman

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 29/09/2014 13:47:24   Subject: Help with Eimco 12B
Does Google not provide any answers?
Topic: Oldham GL16 Lamps and Li Ion batteries
Manxman

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/09/2014 10:40:07   Subject: Oldham GL16 Lamps and Li Ion batteries
So was 19KHZ pilot tone stereo transmission.
Topic: Oldham GL16 Lamps and Li Ion batteries
Manxman

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/09/2014 10:07:52   Subject: Oldham GL16 Lamps and Li Ion batteries
Well I understand what you're on about.
Topic: Low Bollihope Shield level
Manxman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/08/2014 11:12:47   Subject: Low Bollihope Shield level
We had a look in there a couple of days ago, but didn't fancy an all out explore: water still flowing out and there's a second arched bit just inside which is smaller than the "real" portal meaning a
Topic: Low Bollihope Shield level
Manxman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 08/08/2014 15:37:27   Subject: Low Bollihope Shield level
A month or two ago an unusually large volume of very silty water was seen to be issuing from the portal of this level and discharging into the Howden Burn. Normally the flow is quite modest, as it was
Topic: Minco at Nenthead
Manxman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 20/08/2013 11:41:20   Subject: Minco at Nenthead
As I post this, the MINCO drilling rig is being dismantled ready to move.

Manxman
Topic: Rookhope / Boltsburn : another unknown one...
Manxman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 26/03/2013 09:55:27   Subject: Rookhope / Boltsburn : another unknown one...
Small but perfectly formed. Another one to add to the 'to do' list, but not for a while - I doubt if I could get to Rookhope today, more snow overnight. :(
Topic: Oops!
Manxman

Forum: South East England   Posted: 10/03/2013 19:35:24   Subject: Oops!
Could have been a difficult situation.

www.itv.com/news/london/story/2013-03-08/near-disaster-on-the-underground/
:o
Topic: caving accomodation
Manxman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/12/2012 18:16:30   Subject: caving accomodation
In the late 1960's. The Tyn-Y-Groes Hotel just off the A470 on the Trawsfynydd road. The pub was fine (we were allowed to serve behind the bar during the lock-in ... bad move) but had to occupy the ch
Topic: Toughest Place to be a Miner
Manxman

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 20/08/2012 14:28:24   Subject: Toughest Place to be a Miner
Interesting to note that one of the Yurts had a big photovoltaic cell outside on a pole and a satellite dish on another pole. He must have been doing OK for himself.
Topic: Wiregill Mine
Manxman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/07/2012 07:49:47   Subject: Wiregill Mine
Looking at the photos for Burtree Pasture, there is a remarkably similar building on that site i.e. electricity sub station: are they a trademark design of the mine operators who were responsible for
Topic: Pikies / Scrapman hit Cambokeels
Manxman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 14/06/2012 19:10:31   Subject: Pikies / Scrapman hit Cambokeels
Same goes for Groverake: dropped in there yesterday afternoon for a wander round what's left of the site - buildings trashed, no. 1 winder house in a state of serious collapse, 1977 adit presumably fl
Topic: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
Manxman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2012 17:35:43   Subject: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
I think you have to dig quite deep ('scuse the pun) to find more about this project, although I have seen photos of the various outfalls both then & now.
The construction company were from Germa
Topic: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
Manxman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2012 14:47:27   Subject: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
Roy, it would seem we were both right regarding the purpose of this structure. Try Googling 'Tyne Tees Aqueduct'. This will lead you to a jigsaw of info that you may find of use if you have loads of t
Topic: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
Manxman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2012 10:00:44   Subject: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
Some more information:

The aqueduct was driven in the mid 1970's. The section between the Wear outlet near Frosterly and the final one at Eggleston was driven in a dead straight line, with
Topic: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
Manxman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/06/2012 16:53:36   Subject: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
According to Flash Earth, the co-ordinates are:

Lat. 54°40' 17.9" N
Long. 1°59' 25.4" W

and it is clearly visible, even though that section of the satellite image is somewha
Topic: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
Manxman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/06/2012 10:46:49   Subject: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
I was once led to believe this was a water monitoring station for the Tees aqueduct which runs directly beneath the site - but I could be wrong;



[photo]Sharnberry-Lead-Mine-User
Topic: Harnisha Burn
Manxman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/05/2012 20:29:51   Subject: Harnisha Burn
Sharnberry 'new' level resembles all the worst bits of Old Middlehope Mine multiplied by the Parys Mountain nightmare sections.

Good luck.

Topic: mystery mine?
Manxman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 22/05/2012 10:17:59   Subject: mystery mine?
I went on a Friends of Killhope field trip years ago that took us from the head of the valley down as far as the Boltsburn mine. As you follow the road behind Boltsburn House and just before you cross
Topic: mystery mine?
Manxman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 12/05/2012 22:26:33   Subject: mystery mine?
After a tip-off by the then landlord of the local pub, some explorer friends and I went into this one years ago and apart from finding an armchair in front of the walled up section it was as you have
Topic: Trial near Gibsons cave
Manxman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 02/04/2012 15:43:01   Subject: Trial near Gibsons cave
Nothing in the Mines of Upper Teesdale Edition 2 either, although it is close to the Flushiemere Sett, which does get more than a passing mention.
Topic: Allenheads Lead Mine
Manxman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 23/02/2012 14:23:43   Subject: Allenheads Lead Mine
The smaller incline was used for access by the BSC guys, the larger one was a haulage level. In the little museum up the track past the pub there's some info on the mine viz. a model of the site durin
Topic: Hat mounted video camera
Manxman

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 02/01/2012 20:36:46   Subject: Hat mounted video camera
A former colleague of mine who is a BBC cameraman in Devon and who is occasionally called upon to shoot in extreme conditions (Devon Great Consols and underwater for e.g.) swears by the GoPro HD & Her
Topic: Wildlife in mines..
Manxman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 15/06/2011 20:24:45   Subject: Wildlife in mines..
Some years ago a group of us were in a long,very silty adit over in Mohope, Northumberland and came across a set of large paw prints in the mud along the LH wall of the adit which continued as far as
Topic: Termites-ace mineral explorers
Manxman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/05/2011 21:37:01   Subject: Termites-ace mineral explorers
wait ....... and there's more..... back in 1831 on the Isle of Man a local inhabitant was driving his horse and cart across the moor above Foxdale when the wheel of the cart allegedly struck a rock o
Topic: Trewavas Head Mine
Manxman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/01/2011 18:19:49   Subject: Trewavas Head Mine
Nevertheless, another great shot (definitely not rubbish!) - the quality of light down there has to be seen to be believed, morning or evening. It's been too long since I last walked the cliffs in tha
Topic: Trewavas Head Mine
Manxman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/01/2011 19:46:47   Subject: Trewavas Head Mine
Well ...... as I remember it, the person taking this shot would be facing east and therefore the sun would be setting over the Atlantic, which would be behind them, west of this part of Cornwall. Good
Topic: Trewavas Head Mine
Manxman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/01/2011 19:10:51   Subject: Trewavas Head Mine
Sorry Roy,
East is East & West is West but my sense of direction is rubbish in this current everlasting overcast, dismal and cloudy weather.

What exactly is sunlight?


Topic: Trewavas Head Mine
Manxman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/01/2011 19:04:45   Subject: Trewavas Head Mine

This is a spectacularly sited Cornish mine that lives forever in the shadow of Botallack when it comes to the "how close to the cliff edge can we build this" question. From the perspective of th
Topic: Merry Christmas everyone
Manxman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2010 18:58:22   Subject: Merry Christmas everyone
... and from a Manx exile in the north Pennines:-

"Nollick Ghennal as Blein Vie Noa"


Manxman
Topic: Hidden Earth Mining Photo competition
Manxman

Forum: Events   Posted: 29/10/2010 12:55:22   Subject: Hidden Earth Mining Photo competition
LED lighting is becoming even more innovative in the field of photography. And it appears not to require any wired connection ........

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Topic: Nent Force Level
Manxman

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/06/2010 19:53:05   Subject: Nent Force Level
Have look at the photo posted under 'Nent Force Level' (do an exact word search), that's how things are at present.
Topic: Weather Warning
Manxman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/12/2009 11:43:06   Subject: Weather Warning
It's been snowing on & off all morning up here in the Pennines and we're just below the usual snow line, so my guess is that the A689 is a good place to do some gritter-spotting.
Topic: Are there any glaring omissions from the database
Manxman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2009 20:30:48   Subject: Are there any glaring omissions from the database
Exactly.
Topic: Are there any glaring omissions from the database
Manxman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2009 15:42:31   Subject: Are there any glaring omissions from the database
[quote]As the Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown dependency and is not a part of the UK, then imho it should be treated as a country and selected from the drop down list top right. [/quote]
Topic: Are there any glaring omissions from the database
Manxman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2009 14:41:31   Subject: Are there any glaring omissions from the database
The Isle of Man is covered by the NX and SC Ordnance Survey sheets ..... but geographically is near to northwest England - and southwest Scotland - and northern Ireland - and, at a stretch, north Wal
Topic: Snaefell mine (photo)
Manxman

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/12/2009 11:58:31   Subject: Snaefell mine (photo)
That indeed is a rare photo, but I'm sure a local buyer will snap it up before too long - photos of that vintage and of that particular mine are very hard to find nowadays. It's a shame that it's more
Topic: Rashleigh's Mineral Collection, Truro Museum.
Manxman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2009 11:17:05   Subject: Rashleigh's Mineral Collection, Truro Museum.
Hi Dean,

From the moment you cross the Tamar at Gunnislake you will find more mine buildings in Cornwall than you can shake the proverbial at. You'll have to be down there for a couple of w
Topic: Coal Mining Subsidence
Manxman

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/11/2009 19:36:55   Subject: Coal Mining Subsidence
The BBC TV studios in Newcastle are built on top of an old coal drift - whilst under construction in 1986 photographs were taken showing the concrete support pillars (lots of them) extending down into
Topic: Asbeostos Mine
Manxman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/09/2009 20:09:34   Subject: Asbeostos Mine
(Asbestos)

Saw a lump of asbestos 'ore' in the Pancyprian Geology Museum in Nicosia, Cyprus this summer: it looked like a 1 cm. wide vein of clearly defined white fibres in a hard rock, sim
Topic: Remote Surveying Vehicle (Crofty)
Manxman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/09/2009 11:31:14   Subject: Remote Surveying Vehicle (Crofty)
Not too far off topic, I hope: I was chatting to a friend of mine yesterday who carries out 10 - 15 meter deep surveys using a portable ground radar system, the results of which are displayed on a 3D
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