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Posts by Mr Mike

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Topic: Smallcleugh dig, sherpa event
Mr Mike

Forum: North West England   Posted: 27/08/2018 11:05:36   Subject: Smallcleugh dig, sherpa event
Fair enough, sounds like all in hand.

I heard COMRU was possibly going to help out, is this still on the cards?
Topic: Smallcleugh dig, sherpa event
Mr Mike

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/08/2018 11:22:30   Subject: Smallcleugh dig, sherpa event
There is Moles and Mike the Maps group that have also measured up the fall - and as far as I know they are planning on a October push. Thye are usually up for a week a few times a year.

Are
Topic: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
Mr Mike

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/08/2018 10:28:36   Subject: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
I take it you can only accomplish things like that because you do martial arts Roy? :lol:
Topic: Priorsdale/Boundary Shaft, Nent.
Mr Mike

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/08/2018 12:37:59   Subject: Priorsdale/Boundary Shaft, Nent.
Hi Leif,

We did it April last year.

The 1st pitch is 35m, it is possible to rig off the metal work in place (but is in shaft, so a bit more tricky to get on/off from), with a ba
Topic: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
Mr Mike

Forum: North West England   Posted: 05/08/2018 14:15:55   Subject: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
If its on a date I can come up, will also be happy to help.
Topic: Wilderswood
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/08/2018 14:07:36   Subject: Wilderswood
Jesus, just a thought could have scappers had it, but then why not both halves?
Topic: Wilderswood
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/08/2018 13:57:32   Subject: Wilderswood
Is that the actual manhole cover thats gone or the cover for the manhole to hide it?

A gem this place and same sentiments from me on the fu** wits.
Topic: Wellhopeknott Lead Mine (mine)
Mr Mike

Forum: North East England   Posted: 29/07/2018 15:10:48   Subject: Wellhopeknott Lead Mine (mine)
Thanks Simon.
Topic: Wellhopeknott Lead Mine (mine)
Mr Mike

Forum: North East England   Posted: 29/07/2018 11:20:31   Subject: Wellhopeknott Lead Mine (mine)
Could one of the admins please add to this in the description that it is also known as Black Ashgill Flank Mine.

Thanks.
Topic: 360 photo Deep Ecton
Mr Mike

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 21/05/2018 18:11:03   Subject: 360 photo Deep Ecton
I like that - looks good.
Topic: Damage at Carrs Mine at Nenthead
Mr Mike

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/05/2018 19:13:05   Subject: Damage at Carrs Mine at Nenthead
Absolute *ankers Pete. As you say no need for it.

Just a different take on it - do you know if it was some 'ME's" as there has been a spate of 'scape metal' collectors operating with scouts
Topic: bulbs
Mr Mike

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/04/2018 12:10:09   Subject: bulbs
Or try an LED insert... shameless punt...

http://www.mineexplorer.org.uk/ledlighting.htm
Topic: Radon
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/03/2018 13:51:24   Subject: Radon
Pete, do you know if Nent suffers from it? I know some of the levels and mines in Weardale where known for it.

And I remember the radon detectors dotted around the Nent mines late 80's earl
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/02/2018 19:52:04   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
What part of the country then? For those who want to know, the BH photo is on Jug Vein.
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/02/2018 19:31:40   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Brownly Hill it is, the only stone stemples in Nenthead that I know of. Out of interest do you know where in BH?
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/02/2018 19:11:39   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Not Snake and wrong part the country ! But just had a look, I see what you mean by the stemples.
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/02/2018 18:43:48   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Not Whitesike.
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/02/2018 15:50:07   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
On CavingUK, they have a couple of threads on various caving areas where a photo is posted and people have to guess what cave / location in cave the photo is off.

The first one to guess th
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
Mr Mike

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 31/01/2018 18:36:32   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="Andy Mears"]Do you find some of RS's packaging solutions rather interesting at the moment. Last month, I'd ordered five isolated mosfet gate driver chips.
Next day this huge package arri
Topic: Paul Edward Binney (photo)
Mr Mike

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/12/2017 19:48:41   Subject: Paul Edward Binney (photo)
Just seen this photo, has someone dug though the fall in the entrance arching?

Photograph:

[link]113608[linkphoto]113608[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Calendar 2018 - Ready to Order
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/12/2017 19:00:06   Subject: Calendar 2018 - Ready to Order
Simon, I don't suppose you have the facility to send out an auto email to all users? With details of the calander - might jog some that have crept under a rock...
Topic: Calendar 2018 - Ready to Order
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/12/2017 12:10:43   Subject: Calendar 2018 - Ready to Order
Great job Simon, arrived yesterday.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
Mr Mike

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 31/10/2017 09:31:32   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Re the Lenser, its 4 x 18650 @ 7.4V, 38.48 Wh found the full details on:

https://www.ledlenser.com/uk/uk/products/head-torches/xeo-series/xeo19r/

You need to click on the Tech De
Topic: Force Crag Mine Coledale.
Mr Mike

Forum: North West England   Posted: 24/10/2017 12:27:52   Subject: Force Crag Mine Coledale.
Yep, I sent him one as well re NT.
Topic: Force Crag Mine Coledale.
Mr Mike

Forum: North West England   Posted: 24/10/2017 11:45:19   Subject: Force Crag Mine Coledale.
I take you have seen the survey for the mine:

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/documents/Force-Crag-Mixed-Mine/Force-Crag_9897.pdf

Would be interesting to know your route via that if not
Topic: Miners' greeting
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/10/2017 15:10:18   Subject: Miners' greeting
When I went down a working salt mine that had a tourist section in Poland I saw a lot of miners coming off shift and fresh ones coming in and they were constently saying "Strzec Boze" to each other -
Topic: Mine acoustics
Mr Mike

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 18/07/2017 16:24:02   Subject: Mine acoustics
In Poland, a lot of the working mines (salt especially) use some of the chambers after extraction for concerts because of the acoustics.
Topic: Waterproof bag
Mr Mike

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 04/07/2017 19:06:05   Subject: Waterproof bag
[quote="Bodger"]Thanks I like the idea of a rocket tube, but local army surplus store closed recently so will have to travel a bit to find a decent store to rummage in. Drum in a suitable bag seems li
Topic: Anglezarke Lead Mine (mine)
Mr Mike

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/05/2017 08:52:19   Subject: Anglezarke Lead Mine (mine)
This has spiked my interest, managed to pick up a copy of the book from Moore Books, £7.55 all in.

Topic: Anglezarke Lead Mine (mine)
Mr Mike

Forum: North East England   Posted: 04/05/2017 16:47:44   Subject: Anglezarke Lead Mine (mine)
I've been on walks going past the site, not really explored in detail but get the impression there is not that much there. As far as know no acess underground working due to the shafts being filled in
Topic: Most embarassing moment underground....
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/04/2017 06:56:53   Subject: Most embarassing moment underground....
We had been exploring the back end of Smallcleugh via a surface shaft and where doing a trip to do some bolting.

Bolts & anchors - yes
Ropes - yes
Hilti - yes
Drill bits - no
Topic: Caplecelugh High Level Link.
Mr Mike

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/04/2017 18:38:54   Subject: Caplecelugh High Level Link.
Whoop whoop. That is a cool find and final resting place now for all the questions! :thumbup: Excellent.

A new round trip as well...
Topic: Suggestions wanted for 2017 trips
Mr Mike

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/04/2017 20:42:04   Subject: Suggestions wanted for 2017 trips
[quote="RockChick"]Hi Folks- trips are starting to get added into the calendar as they get finalised - don't forget to sign up! :flowers:[/quote]

Nenthead 22-23/04/2017 !
Topic: Thoughts whilst ascending
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2017 12:12:24   Subject: Thoughts whilst ascending
[quote="Hattlebags"] reflecting on just how small the teeth are on your chest and hand ascenders ?

D[/quote]

All the time... + thin line of a rope heading up into a even thinner
Topic: Mine Exploration/Caving groups - Donegal, Ireland
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/02/2017 18:51:14   Subject: Mine Exploration/Caving groups - Donegal, Ireland
I'm sure he will comment but Martin Critchley is the one to ask. He is Ireland based.
Topic: The Worlds Most Experienced Mine Explorer
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2017 08:00:45   Subject: The Worlds Most Experienced Mine Explorer
There are loads from the Lakes and North Pennines that are not mentioned who are mostly much older and been doing many more decades than the contempory whipper snappers mentioned so far...

Topic: identity of an 18th century portrait of a gentleman holding a piece of ore standing near an escarpment
Mr Mike

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 15/02/2017 12:58:41   Subject: identity of an 18th century portrait of a gentleman holding a piece of ore standing near an escarpment
Portait...

[link]110313[linkphoto]110313[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Caplecleugh High Level.
Mr Mike

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/02/2017 11:13:28   Subject: Caplecleugh High Level.
With your recent visits it sounds like you know more than me on the layout. But I can tell you the Square sumps are way off (about 350-400m) from the fan stopes rises that you get to from the Low leve
Topic: Caplecleugh High Level.
Mr Mike

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/02/2017 07:51:32   Subject: Caplecleugh High Level.
It is difficult to say, a lot of the sumps go to a sublevel in that area, but there a number of larger sumps which could go deeper to the workings above CC horse level on the north vein and make the c
Topic: Caplecleugh High Level.
Mr Mike

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/02/2017 22:04:41   Subject: Caplecleugh High Level.
I take it you have read Roys reports on his exploits - that give details on what they did. See:

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/documents//CAPLECLEUGH-MINE-EXPLORED.pdf

Might answer you
Topic: American Death Triangle
Mr Mike

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 01/02/2017 15:37:55   Subject: American Death Triangle
[quote="RAMPAGE"]

I do know a bit about this stuff, and I'm just trying to help.

[/quote]

I know, got us all wondering and checking.
Topic: American Death Triangle
Mr Mike

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 31/01/2017 17:41:20   Subject: American Death Triangle
I found this website on rope work:

https://www.ropebook.com/information/angular-vector-forces/

If you scroll down the page to Deflection Angle of 90°, I think this suits the pull
Topic: American Death Triangle
Mr Mike

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 31/01/2017 07:54:45   Subject: American Death Triangle
Miles, the anchors and bolts installed around Proud’s Sump are ‘home made’ and infinitely more bomb proof than commercially manufactured hangers and bolts. All stainless, M12 and 6mm thick angle. The
Topic: American Death Triangle
Mr Mike

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 30/01/2017 20:25:56   Subject: American Death Triangle
[photo]109023[/photo]

Re this photo – that is not an ADT (sounds like a condition), it’s pull through rigging.
Topic: Prouds Sump: Worn Rope
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/01/2017 17:36:22   Subject: Prouds Sump: Worn Rope
I don’t think it’s a matter of someone being selfish Nick. Some prefer to use their own gear and if it is a pull through burn then obviously an accident - not deliberate – we are very carefull in our
Topic: Prouds Sump: Worn Rope
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/01/2017 21:01:18   Subject: Prouds Sump: Worn Rope
Did not think of that and did not clock that is was on the front.
Topic: Prouds Sump: Worn Rope
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/01/2017 19:40:11   Subject: Prouds Sump: Worn Rope
We did it a few months ago, but used our own rope - did not check in-situ rope. That is bad considering its (assuming) at the top of the pitch - should not be in a position to rub.
Topic: BGS Mining Plans Database
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/01/2017 08:20:43   Subject: BGS Mining Plans Database
Ah Chris, I forgot that they had this - a year or so back I noticed that some scans were available.

Incidentally, the cost last time I ordered some plans (prob 2-3 years ago) was £3.00 a sc
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/12/2016 09:41:41   Subject: Merry Christmas!
Happy Christmas to All Mine Explorers !!
Topic: croft level nent
Mr Mike

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/12/2016 21:27:03   Subject: croft level nent
[quote="PeteJ"]

The upper level - I presume you mean Grassfield Level - was a water supply for many years. [/quote]

Pete, as far as I know that is not part of the 2 levels at Cro
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