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Topic: Sites near Moel Fferna
Cat_Bones

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/09/2019 16:29:41   Subject: Sites near Moel Fferna
Loads to see at Cambrian. No SRT needed.
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
Cat_Bones

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/06/2019 23:32:47   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
I think I've probably mentioned this elsewhere on the site but I encountered bad air actually venting out of a small working in coal measures near Ironbridge, a few years back.
There was a dead
Topic: Golwern Quarry
Cat_Bones

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/05/2019 17:35:35   Subject: Golwern Quarry
Living in the Middle East at the moment (home in 2 weeks!) and they're certainly no tidier out here. Drifts of litter everywhere. My 6 year old described the desert as "garbage desert" and she's not w
Topic: Video : Abandoned Mine Explore #23 : Lowering A GoPro Camera Down A Shaft From The 1600s. Discovery Made!
Cat_Bones

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/05/2019 22:57:24   Subject: Video : Abandoned Mine Explore #23 : Lowering A GoPro Camera Down A Shaft From The 1600s. Discovery Made!
[quote="UK Abandoned Mine Explores"]So nobody noticed the level 2/3s down, even pause on it?[/quote]

I noticed it but without some context (like, which mine it is), it's not all that intere
Topic: Caving Videos ?
Cat_Bones

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 26/04/2019 07:42:54   Subject: Caving Videos ?
Plenty of people post stuff that's only very loosely connected to mining (other industrial stuff, climbing, etc) so I don't see a problem with the odd bit of caving content posted by someone with a hi
Topic: Maenofferen
Cat_Bones

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/02/2019 18:40:30   Subject: Maenofferen
If it keeps the place open and accessible, then all power to them.

What sort of condition is it in nowadays? Does the Incline house still exist? One of my favourite features in any mine I
Topic: Charlestown Mine
Cat_Bones

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/01/2019 12:30:27   Subject: Charlestown Mine
If I had my way, me and my family would move to the region. So much to see and so much history, I'd never get bored.
Topic: Charlestown Mine
Cat_Bones

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/01/2019 15:14:15   Subject: Charlestown Mine
Seems like there's quite a lot of limestone mining up that way. Only one I've visited is Middleton (on the other side of the firth) but it was quite interesting, if not very extensive, though I don't
Topic: Caban- Oakeley and Votty magazine
Cat_Bones

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/01/2019 16:17:44   Subject: Caban- Oakeley and Votty magazine
Wow. Mind-blowing that just 2 quarries had such a large workforce and impact that they were able to spend resources on producing such a thing.
Topic: Oxygen meter contamination
Cat_Bones

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 12/12/2018 12:40:33   Subject: Oxygen meter contamination
Mine got set off by bad air venting from a small working in coal measures (didn't know it could happen but should have been alerted by the dead bird lying by the entrance!) and never worked after that
Topic: Advice for newbies and beginners...
Cat_Bones

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/09/2018 15:11:03   Subject: Advice for newbies and beginners...
[quote="Mr.C"][quote="Cat_Bones"][quote="Paul Marvin"]thats a new one to me and also acceptable , have you been in Dale mine near Hartington Shropshire ? that would ex-plane the little paw prints in t
Topic: Advice for newbies and beginners...
Cat_Bones

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/09/2018 12:42:40   Subject: Advice for newbies and beginners...
[quote="Paul Marvin"]thats a new one to me and also acceptable , have you been in Dale mine near Hartington Shropshire ? that would ex-plane the little paw prints in there very much like a polecat[/qu
Topic: Advice for newbies and beginners...
Cat_Bones

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 16/09/2018 15:43:57   Subject: Advice for newbies and beginners...
I use a trail of breadcrumbs.
Topic: Hi from Shropshire,
Cat_Bones

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 12/09/2018 21:20:23   Subject: Hi from Shropshire,
There's short underground tours going on at Snailbeach mine nr Stiperstones this Sunday (16th). Plus there's lots of surface stuff to look at and the chance to speak to members of the SCMC and the Shr
Topic: Hi from Shropshire,
Cat_Bones

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 11/09/2018 21:02:44   Subject: Hi from Shropshire,
A mines a mine and everyone has to start somewhere... hope you enjoy your trip.
Topic: Hi from Shropshire,
Cat_Bones

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 11/09/2018 11:25:14   Subject: Hi from Shropshire,
Hi. If you're interested in this sort of stuff and want to get involved with exploring local sites, you might want to make contact with the Shropshire Caving and Mining Club who are very active in th
Topic: Mine acoustics
Cat_Bones

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 21/07/2017 23:34:44   Subject: Mine acoustics
Excellent, many thanks!
Topic: Mine acoustics
Cat_Bones

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 21/07/2017 20:15:42   Subject: Mine acoustics
Thanks AR & Legendrider.
Topic: Mine acoustics
Cat_Bones

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 18/07/2017 18:57:25   Subject: Mine acoustics
[quote="legendrider"]
I recall a TV documentary about a megalithic passage tomb where archaeologists had found a crude carving showing 'ghosts' in a row. When the acoustic scientists came with t
Topic: Research help - Wild animals in mines
Cat_Bones

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/07/2017 14:58:07   Subject: Research help - Wild animals in mines
I suppose if a big cat (maybe a lion on holiday from Africa) had access to the internet, he could use the aditnow database to plot a route across the UK, using mines as improvised big-cat hostels. Is
Topic: paris Catacombs Rescure
Cat_Bones

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/06/2017 18:07:12   Subject: paris Catacombs Rescure
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/14/teenagers-rescued-from-paris-catacombs-after-three-day-ordeal
Topic: Llanymynech Mixed Mine (mine)
Cat_Bones

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 10/05/2017 16:18:01   Subject: Llanymynech Mixed Mine (mine)
It doesn't connect to the Ogof, no. Well worth climbing that rise... the workings above are far more interesting than the Victorian stuff below.

Got your PM, I'll respond later.
Topic: Llanymynech Mixed Mine (mine)
Cat_Bones

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 09/05/2017 22:29:13   Subject: Llanymynech Mixed Mine (mine)
In addition to the Ogof and the victorian adit, there are workings about half a mile away at Llyncyls. Two adits worth looking in, one of them leading to a lovely little 3D maze that you should get so
Topic: Not seen a mine like this before...
Cat_Bones

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/09/2016 21:33:17   Subject: Not seen a mine like this before...
https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2016/sep/01/mining-woolly-mammoths-ivory-siberia-amos-chapple-in-pictures
Topic: Cwmorthin Managers Office
Cat_Bones

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/08/2016 10:33:49   Subject: Cwmorthin Managers Office
Fantastic stuff, well done to all involved.
Topic: SRT
Cat_Bones

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/08/2016 08:46:59   Subject: SRT
[quote="Gary"]Hello
They are easy to get into and in such a smallish village location not many people know of its existence, strange. There are some videos on you tube of it, if you are intereste
Topic: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
Cat_Bones

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/05/2016 11:37:27   Subject: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
[quote="J25GTi"]Small claims court.

15 minutes to get the paperwork sorted. Soon focuses the mind I find[/quote]

My understanding of small claims is that you have to exhaust ever
Topic: Coombe Martin
Cat_Bones

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/04/2016 15:12:32   Subject: Coombe Martin
A user by the name of "Gary" posted something about this mine a while back... hopefully he's still around to provide more info!
Topic: Steel
Cat_Bones

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/04/2016 10:47:58   Subject: Steel
Thanks for the additional info... very interesting!
Topic: Steel
Cat_Bones

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/04/2016 10:20:46   Subject: Steel
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="christwigg"]

As someone who does not really understand the inner workings of a blast furnace I would find it useful if you could add a bit more text to the photo
Topic: Good news for Cornwall?
Cat_Bones

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/03/2016 21:42:28   Subject: Good news for Cornwall?
http://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/mar/18/strongbow-exploration-buy-26-tin-mines-cornwall-south-crofty

Good news for Cornwall or is it likely nothing much will come of it?
Topic: Barnstaple area or with in a couple hours drive, please help guys :)
Cat_Bones

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/12/2015 16:26:30   Subject: Barnstaple area or with in a couple hours drive, please help guys :)
There's stuff at Combe Martin. There's a guy on here who goes by the name "Gary" who will probably know about access etc. Don't think there's much stuff in the Barnstaple area otherwise (though coul
Topic: Mine near Restormal (castle) ?
Cat_Bones

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/11/2015 19:20:40   Subject: Mine near Restormal (castle) ?
Slightly off-topic I suppose, but that castle is excellent. I'm surprised it's not better known, what with it's fairly unusual shape and excellent state of preservation (well the curtain wall anyway)
Topic: Daily Wail & Cornwall.
Cat_Bones

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/11/2015 19:34:07   Subject: Daily Wail & Cornwall.
[quote="Tamarmole"]In a world which is becoming increasingly homogenous, bland and mundane anything a little bit different should be encouraged.

I think it would be a tragedy if a minorit
Topic: Bear Grylls in Cwmorthin
Cat_Bones

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2015 10:55:19   Subject: Bear Grylls in Cwmorthin
[quote="ant89"][quote="Peter Burgess"]I have spent 40 odd years trying to educate people away from believing in impossibly long secret tunnels tens of miles in length. I expect Bear Grylls will now un
Topic: Bear Grylls in Cwmorthin
Cat_Bones

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/10/2015 18:51:44   Subject: Bear Grylls in Cwmorthin
[quote="lozz"]Who cares about Bear Ass...I don't, the Detectorists are back with a new series soon according to the BBC.:)

Lozz.[/quote]

Great, excellent series.
Topic: Bear Grylls in Cwmorthin
Cat_Bones

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/10/2015 10:12:38   Subject: Bear Grylls in Cwmorthin
[quote="sinker"]Well I was hoping to give him the benefit of the doubt, but what a load of rubbish!! Totally staged from start to finish!
A time-warping through-trip....
They appeared to dro
Topic: Cleft Rock Iron Mine (mine)
Cat_Bones

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/10/2015 09:27:48   Subject: Cleft Rock Iron Mine (mine)
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="Tin Miner"]This old mine site is on PRIVATE property, and is very dangerous due to open gunnises and pits strewn around the site still open. There is no underground working
Topic: Bona Cave
Cat_Bones

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 06/10/2015 16:34:30   Subject: Bona Cave
It is High Pasture Cave.

Not sure about the phrase "under Blaven" though... you can see Blaven from the site but that's about it!
Topic: RIP Dom Jackson!
Cat_Bones

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/10/2015 09:28:32   Subject: RIP Dom Jackson!
Oh no, that's terrible.

He was only a young guy wasn't he?
Topic: Happy birthday Aditnow
Cat_Bones

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/09/2015 09:30:33   Subject: Happy birthday Aditnow
Happy Birthday AN, always top of my favourites list!
Topic: Big Oops...
Cat_Bones

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/07/2015 00:20:55   Subject: Big Oops...
Ouch!!

Whenever there's any talk of mine-exploring being dangerous, someone always points out you've got more chance of being injured on the way home than underground...

Topic: Wonderful Slate Mine need some Help
Cat_Bones

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/07/2015 19:35:32   Subject: Wonderful Slate Mine need some Help
[quote="sinker"][quote="Cat_Bones"]Believe it is Gaewern.[/quote]

Definitely Gaewern. :thumbup:[/quote]

Do I win a prize?
Topic: Wonderful Slate Mine need some Help
Cat_Bones

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/07/2015 17:33:18   Subject: Wonderful Slate Mine need some Help
Believe it is Gaewern.
Topic: Carn Brea Castle tunnel
Cat_Bones

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/06/2015 19:46:06   Subject: Carn Brea Castle tunnel
[quote="bwizz"]Whats with the lazy person, and moving anything ?[/quote]

Or "thank you for taking the time to write down some interesting and useful information for my benefit"???
Topic: Shropshire trip - June
Cat_Bones

Forum: Events   Posted: 20/05/2015 11:33:45   Subject: Shropshire trip - June
[quote="sinker"][quote="SimonRL"]

.....we're going to opt for Huglith, and it is an SRT trip.

I need 4 people minimum for the trip to go ahead.

Thank you :flowers:
Topic: Mule Flats Snake Mine
Cat_Bones

Forum: North America   Posted: 16/05/2015 00:17:08   Subject: Mule Flats Snake Mine
[quote="Morlock"][quote="Cat_Bones"]Would definitely be on my list if it wasn't 2000 miles away![/quote]

Even further from Wales at 5000+ miles. ;D[/quote]

Yes, my geography was
Topic: Mule Flats Snake Mine
Cat_Bones

Forum: North America   Posted: 15/05/2015 16:04:26   Subject: Mule Flats Snake Mine
[quote="Joanne"][quote="Cat_Bones"]Very interesting. The War Eagle mine looks especially nice![/quote]

It's a great mine with lots to explore. There are a series of mines in the area that
Topic: Mule Flats Snake Mine
Cat_Bones

Forum: North America   Posted: 14/05/2015 09:18:20   Subject: Mule Flats Snake Mine
Very interesting. The War Eagle mine looks especially nice!
Topic: Welsh Slate Cavern Aged Cheddar - Anybody tried it?
Cat_Bones

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/05/2015 23:51:01   Subject: Welsh Slate Cavern Aged Cheddar - Anybody tried it?
[quote="ttxela"]On the underground cheese theme - our supermarket used to sell 'Colliers' welsh cheddar with a picture of a coal miner on the packet, I don't think it was claimed that it ever saw the
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