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Posts by TheBogieman

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Topic: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/01/2021 19:27:29   Subject: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
Yes, the whole zone east of Ch32, under where the now empty lake on the surface is, is definitely bad ground. Down on Fl G, the passage to the "hidden caban" is now blocked by a big fall. It's (or was
Topic: Flood from Mine
TheBogieman

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 22/01/2021 19:10:18   Subject: Flood from Mine
There's obviously been a huge rise in the water level in the old (connected) mines and somewhere behind the houses is (was!!) an adit which has simply been bulldozed in. = big blowout with the extra h
Topic: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/01/2021 17:06:33   Subject: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
The bottom of 8E is reasonably safe. Once through the rabbit hole amongst the fall, you are only a few seconds from reaching the safety of the continuation tunnel and on to the hurdles.

As
Topic: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/01/2021 22:22:30   Subject: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
Yes, Seriol, that's the one. F32E I think it is. I 'think' one of the Thursday Nighters has been across but can't remember whether they found much - maybe a missing bridge across the next chamber.
Topic: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2021 22:51:15   Subject: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
About 4 years ago was exploring in Cwmorthin and headed east towards Oakeley on Floor F. Going along the level, the rock quality changed from good, sound slate to very loose, flaky shale. There had be
Topic: Lithium Ion Batteries, what cavers need to know.
TheBogieman

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 07/01/2021 17:22:07   Subject: Lithium Ion Batteries, what cavers need to know.
Excellent paper there, Roy. Very good, useful information...
Thank you!
:)
Topic: Merry Christmas 2020
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/12/2020 13:05:43   Subject: Merry Christmas 2020
Happy Christmas all from NE Wales!
Had an early Christmas pressie back in Sept - a new knee. Up and running and raring to go again if it weren't for the lockdown due to the virus. Grrr
Topic: Simon Hughes
TheBogieman

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 12/12/2020 13:20:30   Subject: Simon Hughes
Oh so sad, reading his authoritative tomes, especially on the Mid Wales mines kept my interest going.

RIP Simon
Topic: Clogau
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/12/2020 22:41:05   Subject: Clogau
My thoughts too... The bunchy nature of the lodes around Dolgellau dictates that you could be inches away from a huge bonanza and miss it. To have hit on a 'huge' continuation of the old principal lod
Topic: Roman/Ancient Mines! Request for sites
TheBogieman

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 26/11/2020 12:42:07   Subject: Roman/Ancient Mines! Request for sites
West Mine at Alderley Edge (copper) has a Roman shaft and a niche with a Roman god carved near where it comes out into the stope.

Our mine on Anglesey, Parys (copper) was worked by Bronze A
Topic: 28DL loves Roy
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/11/2020 22:39:52   Subject: 28DL dont like Roy
Box... That'll be more entrances sealed with concrete and steel stopping us genuine folk from having a look-see. Utter idiots... Always the few spoiling it for the majority... >:( ;(
Topic: New Publication
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/11/2020 19:50:23   Subject: New Publication
This is Pred's 2nd book, the first was about the foundries and ironworks that the NW Wales slate quarrying industry spawned to support it. This book is about the slate processing industry - not the ma
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd through trip
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/10/2020 15:18:54   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd through trip
For survey maps, simply go to the Mines, Quarries and Sites tab and put Croesor in the search term. When it comes up, in the right hand column is all the info you'll need... :)
Topic: Parys Mountain near Amlwch
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/10/2020 14:29:38   Subject: Parys Mountain near Amlwch
Malc, see our website for visit details: www.parysmountain.co.uk
Not much happening at the moment because of Covid.
Note, you MUST have BCA 3rd party insurance before we can take you in, or
Topic: Cwmorthin on the telly
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/09/2020 10:24:49   Subject: Cwmorthin on the telly
Ha, I remember the night we went up to try and remove the 'hanging death' block of slate from above the worm hole. We drilled and chipped bits off then levered it and measured it and said right, one m
Topic: Cwmorthin on the telly
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/09/2020 22:04:38   Subject: Cwmorthin on the telly
Very commendable performances by Pred, Miles and David Gwyn. Far too short a programme for the subject matter but I suppose enough for Joe Public to take in.
Topic: Flintshire Lead Mining
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/09/2020 22:29:13   Subject: Flintshire Lead Mining
Oh well done, Roy. It's a fabulous resource for those of us who live with Milwr Tunnel, Maesafn and Llanarmon mines almost under our feet. :thumbsup:
Topic: BBC1 - Hidden Wales
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/09/2020 14:32:33   Subject: BBC1 - Hidden Wales
Excellent programme last night - Will Millard taken through our mine, Parys, by our PUG Chairman, Brian and Tacklemaster, Ron. Including our infamous 'through trip' Mona to Parys Mine! (Will especiall
Topic: Collapse at Dorothea - 04/07/2020
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/07/2020 23:01:05   Subject: Collapse at Dorothea - 04/07/2020
It's actually Ta y Sarn, not Dorothea...
Topic: Cabin-Shaft-Lead-Mine?
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/06/2020 23:48:12   Subject: Cabin-Shaft-Lead-Mine?
I'd agree with that, Roy. One of my local mines. Minera has many shafts within a half mile radius - Roy's Shaft (Yes!), City Shaft (where the lead mines museum now is) are two of the biggest then just
Topic: Dinorwic Compressors
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/05/2020 11:35:08   Subject: Dinorwic Compressors
To add to Graham's drawings of the PB&SSR's Ganz electric locos, if you think of some of the electric winders on the slate quarry inclines, speed control was the same - 3 tanks of brine in the cab wit
Topic: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 11:55:34   Subject: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
Sad to hear your news, Rick. Hope something turns up for you soon...
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/03/2020 04:15:46   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Lovely job, Roy. Hope to get down to Mid Wales for a look this year before my knee finally gives up and gets replaced. Thanks a million for all your hard work.
Topic: CATMHS - The Mine Explorer - 40 Years
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/03/2020 13:42:32   Subject: CATMHS - The Mine Explorer - 40 Years
Just had my copy by return, super speedy delivery. Excellent publication, really enjoying it!
:thumbsup:
Topic: Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway Isengard Website
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/02/2020 11:22:38   Subject: Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway Isengard Website
Some news literally from the horse's mouth a couple of days ago. He's fine but extremely busy scanning hundres of slides from Phase 1 and the first year of operation. He'll be updating the isengard we
Topic: Diffwys Dive Video Now Finished...
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/01/2020 22:07:40   Subject: Diffwys Dive Video Now Finished...
Excellent! I wonder did my Nain ever visit those parts? She worked for Randall and Lucy Casson at their house, Bron y Garth (formerly the Spooner's residence) in Portmadoc (old spelling!) between 1891
Topic: Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway Isengard Website
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/01/2020 20:39:57   Subject: Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway Isengard Website
Barrie often has a break around Christmas / New Year...

Haven't heard anything dire from him and apart from relaying work and building work on the south end of the Moelwyn Tunnel, it's main
Topic: Cambrian Slate, Glyn Ceriog
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/12/2019 20:11:04   Subject: Cambrian Slate, Glyn Ceriog
Cracking pictures there, Roy. Next year's AN calendar pictures sorted!
Topic: Merry Christmas 2019
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/12/2019 10:34:57   Subject: Merry Christmas 2019
Indeed, Happy Christmas / Nadolig Llawen! :thumbsup:

Here's to good health for all and some new ground to explore in 2020...

Clive
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2019 23:49:41   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
Simon, I'll be out of the country for just over a week from Friday. As the calendars aren't on sale yet, could you please keep one for me and I'll pay when I get back. Don't want to miss out!
Th
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/12/2019 22:54:34   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
OK, so CATMHS is financially sound at the moment. Very happy with COMRU, sooo, whilst not specifically mine / cave rescue, they'd pitch in if needed and several mine explorers I know are members, Ogwe
Topic: Tryddyn Vale Cannel Pits Coal Colliery (mine)
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/10/2019 21:12:50   Subject: Tryddyn Vale Cannel Pits Coal Colliery (mine)
Just a bit more info, I've just taken part, as a member of the community choir, in the reenactment of the Mold Riots of 1869.
A neighbouring pit to the Tryddyn Vale Colliery, Leeswood Green Colli
Topic: Tryddyn Vale Cannel Pits Coal Colliery (mine)
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/10/2019 23:34:33   Subject: Tryddyn Vale Cannel Pits Coal Colliery (mine)
All the Mold, Nerquis, Leeswood, Coed Talon and Treuddyn pits were worked out, closed, shafts / adits filled in or capped many, many years ago. There are housing or industrial estates built over a lot
Topic: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2019 13:59:33   Subject: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
Drat and double drat! Already have a commitment which Helen and I can't get out of so we'll have to give it a miss this year. :(
Pity, Y Teras was a lovely venue with great food. Enjoy all of yo
Topic: Lower Park Lead Mine, Minera
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/10/2019 17:03:22   Subject: Lower Park Lead Mine, Minera
That's the one! Thanks for info...
Topic: Lower Park Lead Mine, Minera
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/10/2019 23:04:22   Subject: Lower Park Lead Mine, Minera
Went for a mooch up on Minera Mountain from New Brighton this morning. Haven't been up there for ages. Scanning the mining remains just off the road, I spotted something I'd never looked at before - i
Topic: Cwmorthin chamber 8 East
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/09/2019 23:23:15   Subject: Cwmorthin chamber 8 East
It's a few years since I ventured into 8E, walking down to Fl. C from Fl. A. The ceiling has been falling in and I haven't wanted it on my head. I've a vague feeling I have seen Fl. B tunnels - logica
Topic: Non SRT
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/09/2019 19:48:44   Subject: Non SRT
For a relatively small mine, Hendre Spar has lots to offer. There are some massive stopes, quite a few artefacts, stals, mites, gour pools and cave pearls. It's quite photogenic too! Enjoy, you can't
Topic: Non SRT
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/09/2019 23:03:45   Subject: Non SRT
Hendre Spar Mine is fully accessible. There's a small car park up a track on the opposite side of the road to the Royal Oak pub - don't park up the old access track that lead up to the mine, it's used
Topic: Southwest copper and tin
TheBogieman

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 07/08/2019 17:04:53   Subject: Southwest copper and tin
The precipitation method is pretty effective. We've (PUG - Parys Underground Group) deliberately left old steel tools in pools in Parys mine (Anglesey) for a week or two and they come out with a thick
Topic: Pike Law boulder lines Sept 2017 (photo)
TheBogieman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/07/2019 13:21:59   Subject: Pike Law boulder lines Sept 2017 (photo)
Gents
I believe hushing has also been identified in Wales dating back many centuries - at Dolaucothi during the Roman period for certain and elsewhere as identified by Simon Hughes. Not sure whet
Topic: Maenofferen
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/05/2019 20:14:56   Subject: Maenofferen
Several Ffestiniog Rly colleagues (incl our GM) have been and say it's awesome...
Topic: New to the underground (already posted but it's dissapered somehow!?)
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/04/2019 12:44:03   Subject: New to the underground (already posted but it's dissapered somehow!?)
So this begs the question, what's happening with the METS instruments? (If you're not likely to be running more than 1 train in section - think you'll guess what I'm thinking re a certain railway in
Topic: New to the underground (already posted but it's dissapered somehow!?)
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/04/2019 22:50:15   Subject: New to the underground (already posted but it's dissapered somehow!?)
I was talking about big in exploration and knowledge terms!

Hope you're keeping well, how are those METS tokens working on the mine railway or do you still need someone to have a look at th
Topic: New to the underground (already posted but it's dissapered somehow!?)
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/04/2019 23:24:55   Subject: New to the underground (already posted but it's dissapered somehow!?)
You need to have a word with Rick who runs the George and Charlotte (now tourist) mine at Morwellham - BIG mine explorer, mine historian and writer and general good guy. He'll give you some contacts.<
Topic: Parys mountain access
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/04/2019 11:24:08   Subject: Parys mountain access
I presume Roy has given you Lionel, our access officer's contact details.

Otherwise, it's on our website at: www.parysmountain.co.uk.

If you haven't a BCA green or red insurance
Topic: Maenofferen
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/04/2019 10:16:14   Subject: Maenofferen
Llefrith - Ynys Mon, Dinas a Caernarfon, llaeth - Yr Wyddgrug a Wrecsam...
Topic: Hendr Spa Mine Video
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/03/2019 18:07:56   Subject: Hendr Spa Mine Video
Cracking bit of filming of my local mine there Paul! Well done. Not the biggest of mines but it's an easy trip for beginners and difficult to get lost in.
:thumbsup:
Topic: It's Hello from me!
TheBogieman

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 15/01/2019 18:23:39   Subject: It's Hello from me!
Hi Jeff

Welcome to A-N from one of the GoBelow Cwmorthin and Rhiwbach Team. (And very occasionally, Thursday Nighters too)

Plus a F&WHR engineering team volunteer for 50+ years..
Topic: Hendre Spar Mine
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/01/2019 21:42:02   Subject: Hendre Spar Mine
Calcite is crystalline calcium carbonate. There are many veins of spar in the limestone Halkyn Mountain range with many having been exploited. Because of its friable nature, it is easy to crush to wha
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