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Topic: Browns folly quarry
rhychydwr

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/04/2017 22:24:03   Subject: Browns folly quarry
Have a look here:

http://www.mcra.org.uk/registry/registrysearch.php
Topic: Free to good home
rhychydwr

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/03/2017 10:39:10   Subject: Free to good home
Historic Cornish Mining Scenes Underground by D B Barton 1967 56 pp, photos on most pages. SB Postage £1.54
Topic: Gold Mining Canada
rhychydwr

Forum: North America   Posted: 22/03/2017 11:20:09   Subject: Gold Mining Canada
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Magazine Feb 2014
YUKON Canada's wild west. A modern-day mineral rush threatens one of North America' last great wilderness by Tom Clynes pp 94-119 many colour photos some
Topic: Long weekend trip planned around Wales
rhychydwr

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/03/2017 15:01:15   Subject: Long weekend trip planned around Wales
Here at Llechwedd Slate Caverns:

http://www.go-below.co.uk/zip-below.asp
Topic: Conwy Mountain - Sychnant Pass
rhychydwr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/03/2017 10:04:22   Subject: Conwy Mountain - Sychnant Pass
[quote="Ian A"]Yes, we had a peep ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT7gwi1QUKo

;)

Ian[/quote]

I really like Ian's videos. Must start a fan club :o
Topic: Great Western Colliery (Hetty Pit)
rhychydwr

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/02/2017 14:06:55   Subject: Great Western Colliery (Hetty Pit)
There is usually someone working there every Sunday [tomorrow] from 2.00 pm on. Well worth a visit.
Topic: Drone video of Dinorwic Quarry
rhychydwr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/02/2017 07:42:08   Subject: Drone video of Dinorwic Quarry
That is the way to explore Dinorwic. Did not even get out of breath. Brilliant video.
Topic: Llanharry Aerial. (photo)
rhychydwr

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 07/02/2017 15:41:37   Subject: Llanharry Aerial. (photo)
Last thought:

Look up Llanharry on AditNow. Some of my photos are there.
Topic: Llanharry Aerial. (photo)
rhychydwr

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 07/02/2017 15:37:55   Subject: Llanharry Aerial. (photo)
Trip report:

Saturday, February 6, 1993 ADO JEAO & Petra
Christina was spending the day at RAF St Athans, taking up her prize, a flight in a Bulldog. As we had the day to ourselves w
Topic: Llanharry Aerial. (photo)
rhychydwr

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 07/02/2017 15:29:11   Subject: Llanharry Aerial. (photo)
Some refs:

Smail E L J 1965 General Geology of Llanharry Mine [iron] Welsh Geological Quarterly Vol 1 No 1 pp 22 - 24 map. also

Ayre M W D 1952? Operations at the Glamorgan Hae
Topic: South Wales
rhychydwr

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 04/02/2017 12:46:59   Subject: South Wales
OFD is the obvious choice. You will need to contact the SWCC for a leader / key.
Topic: Llanharry Aerial. (photo)
rhychydwr

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 04/02/2017 08:48:38   Subject: Llanharry Aerial. (photo)
Last time I was at Llanharry it was flooded to the roof.
Topic: South Wales
rhychydwr

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 04/02/2017 08:46:50   Subject: South Wales
Porth y Ogof if its cave diving.
Topic: New event added ''Upper Dinas Silica Mine'' on 26/02/2017
rhychydwr

Forum: Events   Posted: 25/01/2017 11:21:22   Subject: New event added ''Upper Dinas Silica Mine'' on 26/02/2017
Thought at first it was tomorrow, then realised it is next month February :o
Topic: The story of Scotland's shale oil industry
rhychydwr

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 10/01/2017 15:01:14   Subject: The story of Scotland's shale oil industry
A few more refs:

No More Bings in Benarty. Published by the Benarty Mining Heritage Group. 1992 £5 pf on Ebay 20.08.07. Account of the rise and fall of coal mining in Benarty hill area ,
Topic: Hello
rhychydwr

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 07/01/2017 12:57:35   Subject: Hello
Being an ignorant peasant I had to look up:

NRW = National Resources Wales and

The Hafren Forest lies north-west of Llanidloes, an ancient market town situated in Mid Wales
Topic: new member
rhychydwr

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 27/12/2016 17:55:28   Subject: new member
Nothing as cheap as Ebay ;D
Topic: new member
rhychydwr

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/12/2016 10:54:23   Subject: new member
BARGAIN MINING BOOK HERE:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kelly-Shiny-Ore-Mine-Devon-The-micaceous-hematite-mining-iron-ore-/272496781736?hash=item3f7212e9a8:g:ICgAAOSwux5YJmcp
Topic: Daiglen Burn Copper Mine.
rhychydwr

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 21/12/2016 12:09:39   Subject: Daiglen Burn Copper Mine.
[quote="JeremyL"]Hi. [snip]The mines of Scotland. A bibliography by Tom Oldham, still avalibly on the internet, and [snip][/quote]

The one on the net is dated. I can supply the latest ed
Topic: New to this forum but not to the mine exploration community
rhychydwr

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 10/12/2016 19:55:55   Subject: New to this forum but not to the mine exploration community
[quote="rumprangler420"]Hello, yes, I love a good shaft every now and then! Love exploring!

Keep up the good work ;) !!! :guns:[/quote]

I thought for one moment I was on some por
Topic: Office Level (Part Of The Eisen Hill Iron Mines) Iron Mine (United Kingdom)
rhychydwr

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/12/2016 16:28:22   Subject: Office Level (Part Of The Eisen Hill Iron Mines) Iron Mine (United Kingdom)
Bit more info:

Ison Mine
http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archsearch/record.jsf?titleId=1308652
accessed 081216 Ison Iron mine comprises extensive west-east workings covering s
Topic: Office Level (Part Of The Eisen Hill Iron Mines) Iron Mine (United Kingdom)
rhychydwr

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/12/2016 16:22:51   Subject: Office Level (Part Of The Eisen Hill Iron Mines) Iron Mine (United Kingdom)
Just added with photos.
Topic: Knock Hill Sandstone Mine location
rhychydwr

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 04/12/2016 16:55:27   Subject: Knock Hill Sandstone Mine location
Knockhill Sandstone Mine aka Knock Hill NGR NO 443 167 Explorer Kemback. Fife
This impressive mine was excavated from a long north-facing outcrop of the Calciferous Sandstone Measures, now la
Topic: New event added ''The Lewis Merthyr Disaster'' on 22/11/2016
rhychydwr

Forum: Events   Posted: 17/11/2016 22:49:17   Subject: New event added ''The Lewis Merthyr Disaster'' on 22/11/2016
There is supposed to be a website but I could not find it.
Topic: New event added ''The Lewis Merthyr Disaster'' on 22/11/2016
rhychydwr

Forum: Events   Posted: 17/11/2016 22:42:19   Subject: New event added ''The Lewis Merthyr Disaster'' on 22/11/2016
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: The Lewis Merthyr Disaster[/b]

[b]Date and time: 22/11/2016 / 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm[/b]

Details: free entry
Topic: The Exmoor Review all with mining articles for sale
rhychydwr

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 17/11/2016 15:53:06   Subject: The Exmoor Review all with mining articles for sale
The Exmoor Review all with mining articles

The Exmoor Review No 14 1973 The Mines of Combe Martin by John Rattenbury
The Exmoor Review No 10 1969 The Bampfylde by John Pottenbury and
Topic: Historic Photographs Of Kennisham Hill (album)
rhychydwr

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/11/2016 06:28:59   Subject: Historic Photographs Of Kennisham Hill (album)
Many thanks for the information.
Topic: Historic Photographs Of Kennisham Hill (album)
rhychydwr

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/11/2016 17:11:56   Subject: Historic Photographs Of Kennisham Hill (album)
Kennisham Iron Mine was opened in 1852 by an Iron smelting company from south Wales. Initially mining Goethite/Hematite, this giving way to Siderite at a shallow depth. The discontinues east-west lode
Topic: Mindat.org 4th International Conference - Myanmar [Burma]
rhychydwr

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 10/11/2016 15:46:58   Subject: Mindat.org 4th International Conference - Myanmar [Burma]

Some nice photos of gems etc:

http://www.mindat.org/article.php/2478/Mindat.org+4th+International+Conference+-+Myanmar
Topic: Wychange Iron Mine (photo)
rhychydwr

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/11/2016 14:53:41   Subject: Wychange Iron Mine (photo)
The mine is in a field about 80 feet above the road at
NGR SS 909 447 Alt 144 m

Photograph:

[link]109039[linkphoto]109039[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Interesting introduction to mining in the US of A
rhychydwr

Forum: North America   Posted: 07/11/2016 17:13:26   Subject: Interesting introduction to mining in the US of A
Readers might be interested in the Society of Mining Law Antiquarians. Here is a link to their website. Copies of current and past newsletters are on their website.

http://www.mininglawhist
Topic: Wisdom lamp 3
rhychydwr

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/11/2016 16:12:01   Subject: Wisdom lamp 3
[quote="RAMPAGE"]I'm a big Oldham fan [SNIP] [/quote]

Thanks Miles

and from somerset miner

I am and always will be an Oldham man,

That is nice.
Topic: Kelly Mine and the 'Shiny Ore' Mines of the Wray Valley
rhychydwr

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 01/11/2016 07:08:00   Subject: Kelly Mine and the 'Shiny Ore' Mines of the Wray Valley
I can offer:

KELLY MINE / An introduction to The Site and its Equipment by The Kelly Mine Preservation Society 20 pp, glossy A4 publication with many colour photos. SB £5.00 post free in t
Topic: Hemerdon/Drakelands latest
rhychydwr

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/10/2016 11:44:05   Subject: Hemerdon/Drakelands latest
Good write up here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drakelands_Mine
Topic: Inverness
rhychydwr

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 21/10/2016 13:15:38   Subject: Inverness
*INVERNESS-SHIRE

Inchnacardoch NGR NH 379 104 Explorer Fort Augustus, Inverness-shire
The lead mine is on the hill at the rear of the Inchnacardoch Hotel. This mine my well be lost d
Topic: 50 years ago today.
rhychydwr

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 21/10/2016 13:12:05   Subject: 50 years ago today.
The real crime is that nobody was prosecuted for manslaughter. From the colliery manager and all the way to the top, to Lord Robens, they should been done for manslaughter.
Topic: Book Review JOURNEY INTO THE GIANT SELNITE CRYSTAL CAVES OF MEXICO
rhychydwr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2016 15:19:56   Subject: Book Review JOURNEY INTO THE GIANT SELNITE CRYSTAL CAVES OF MEXICO
For photos of the crystals and the front cover of the book see here:

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/Album/_23532/
Topic: Book Review JOURNEY INTO THE GIANT SELNITE CRYSTAL CAVES OF MEXICO
rhychydwr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2016 15:11:23   Subject: Book Review JOURNEY INTO THE GIANT SELNITE CRYSTAL CAVES OF MEXICO

JOURNEY INTO THE GIANT SELNITE CRYSTAL CAVES OF MEXICO by Leela Hutchinson GG [that GG fooled me but it means a Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America] 2016 102 pp, 15 p
Topic: Talnotry mine
rhychydwr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2016 10:16:29   Subject: Talnotry mine
Some photos here:

http://www.scran.ac.uk/database/results.php?PHPSESSID=oa212pm6qcgd9ll22an45c6151&QUICKSEARCH=1&search_term=Talnotry
Topic: Talnotry mine
rhychydwr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2016 10:13:36   Subject: Talnotry mine
Talnotry NGR NX 477 702 Explorer319 Minnigaff Ph.Kirkcudbrightshire, Dumfries
Nickel Mine and Arsenic mine.
Talnotry Arsenic Mine is a SSSI site and has a management plan, site description,
Topic: Great Western Colliery (Hetty Pit)
rhychydwr

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 13/10/2016 15:36:23   Subject: Great Western Colliery (Hetty Pit)

Rhondda Leader, Thursday 13 October page 7.

Half page article with colour photo. “Historic winding house could be open to the public”.

The council have leased the site
Topic: Cornish Mining Books For Sale
rhychydwr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/10/2016 20:32:31   Subject: Cornish Mining Books For Sale

All SB Good Condition £1.00 each, postage extra.

Historic Cornish Mining Scenes at surface by John H Trounson 1968 64 pp, illus. £1.00

The Story of Cornwall’s Engine Hous
Topic: Auchenlongford ironstone mines (photo)
rhychydwr

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 24/09/2016 11:13:05   Subject: Auchenlongford ironstone mines (photo)
More info:

Auchenlongford Haematite Mine NGR NS 602 299 Landranger Sorn, Ayrshire
About 3l/2 miles north-east of Sorn. W. Baird & Co. (Lugar and Muirkirk Ironworks) worked the west s
Topic: Oldham NCB/ BC, Caplamps
rhychydwr

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 19/09/2016 20:34:31   Subject: Oldham NCB/ BC, Caplamps
You can use an ordinary battery charger. You can drop the current by inserting a resister ie a 12 v bulb.
Topic: Industrial Wales
rhychydwr

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/09/2016 12:51:32   Subject: Industrial Wales
Amazing, so many photos.
Topic: The Duntanlich Barite project
rhychydwr

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 17/09/2016 12:44:07   Subject: The Duntanlich Barite project
More refs:

McKirdy, A P 2002 2002 Metalliferous minerals [in] Trewin, N H (ed) 2002 The Geology of Scotland. The Geological Society, London. Case study: proposal to extract barytes at Du
Topic: New event added ''Lea Bailey Light Railway - open days - 17 & 18 September 2016'' on 17/09/2016
rhychydwr

Forum: Events   Posted: 12/09/2016 15:48:35   Subject: New event added ''Lea Bailey Light Railway - open days - 17 & 18 September 2016'' on 17/09/2016
Just uploaded video of loco running yesterday to YouTube (so now we're already for open weekend at Lea Bailey next weekend)

You can find video at:

https://youtu.be/GXvZ8luP7js
Topic: Parys Copper Mine
rhychydwr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/09/2016 14:35:42   Subject: Parys Copper Mine
Beware the water, it is very acid. Do not get it in your eyes. Gloves and rubber boots advised. Wash clothes afterwards before they rot.
Topic: New event added ''Lea Bailey Light Railway - open days - 17 & 18 September 2016'' on 17/09/2016
rhychydwr

Forum: Events   Posted: 09/09/2016 12:08:30   Subject: New event added ''Lea Bailey Light Railway - open days - 17 & 18 September 2016'' on 17/09/2016
[quote="BenCoulson"]A new page has been added to the Lea Bailey Light Railway website about this event:

http://www.lblr.org.uk/events-and-open-days/17th-18th-september-open-days/[/quote]
Topic: New event added ''Lea Bailey Light Railway - open days - 17 & 18 September 2016'' on 17/09/2016
rhychydwr

Forum: Events   Posted: 08/09/2016 12:39:22   Subject: New event added ''Lea Bailey Light Railway - open days - 17 & 18 September 2016'' on 17/09/2016
How to get there:

http://www.lblr.org.uk/how-to-find-us/
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