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Posts by TheBogieman

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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
Topic: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/12/2018 12:14:11   Subject: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
Superb evening. Had only seen the cafe part of Teras before, where we were was really nice and the food was excellent - an inspired choice for the AN Christmas dinner! Well done and many thanks Mr Sin
Topic: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/12/2018 09:48:27   Subject: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
Thanks both, Friday night here we come!
;D
Topic: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2018 15:51:38   Subject: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
Phil

What's the parking arrangements? There's Uni parking in Deiniol St, Penrallt or right outside off College Rd - where we parked for the NAHMO conference a couple of years ago but seem
Topic: Number of working underground mines in the UK
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2018 15:41:09   Subject: Number of working underground mines in the UK
Add MilwrTunnel (Halkyn)

Technically not a working mine anymore - just a water source for industry on Deeside, NE Wales, but sections are declared a working mine periodically when the tunne
Topic: AditNow 2019 Calendar - BUY NOW!
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2018 10:38:51   Subject: AditNow 2019 Calendar - BUY NOW!
Just bought mine too!

Can you bring with you to the AN Christmas Dinner please, Simon. Save the postage with the postage boosting the donation...

Cheers, Clive
Topic: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2018 10:30:25   Subject: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
Hi Phil

Choices:

Me - soup, turkey, Christmas pud

Helen - salmon, turkey, cheese

Looking forward to seeing everyone again! :thumbsup:

Clive
Topic: Calendar 2019 - Beneficiaries
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2018 21:21:07   Subject: Calendar 2019 - Beneficiaries
Sounds like a good plan Mr Sinker... ;)
Topic: Cheap thermal "base layers"
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2018 19:51:42   Subject: Cheap thermal
Yes, now I have...
Topic: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2018 15:28:09   Subject: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
OK, we've had a lot going on these last few months and really could have done with a break at our Madeiran hideaway but there are yet other things going on now so instead of flying on 14th, we'll driv
Topic: Torch (hand held) recommendation
TheBogieman

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/11/2018 19:53:00   Subject: Torch (hand held) recommendation
I have a couple of supposed IP65 rated, stainless bodied lamps with Cree XML's from Aldi - the earlier one takes 2 x C batteries, the newer and more powerful takes 3 x C. Both at < £25 each. Both have
Topic: Cheap thermal "base layers"
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/11/2018 19:40:19   Subject: Cheap thermal
Thanks for the ad Mr Eckers, called by our local branch and picked a set up... :thumbsup:
Topic: Christmas Dinner 2018
TheBogieman

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/11/2018 14:25:53   Subject: Christmas Dinner 2018
Hi all
Any news of an AN Christmas dinner this year? Getting a bit late for booking...
Clive
Topic: Cwmorthin - little caban
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/06/2018 17:10:28   Subject: Cwmorthin - little caban
When some of us GB trip leaders and assistants were having a free day mooch some weeks ago, a couple didn't know about the little caban so I led the way down the passage from the QM caban down to the
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 31st of May
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/06/2018 15:10:47   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 31st of May
Trust you lot to visit one of my now local mines while I'm away! Nice there isn't it? How high was the water?
Topic: Thursday nighters - 24th of May
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/05/2018 11:44:53   Subject: Thursday nighters - 24th of May
Drat, could have done with a bit of SRT practice but the only holes in the ground I´ll be seeing for the next couple of weeks will be a caldeira and a couple of volcanic vents...
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/03/2018 11:00:19   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Sounds as though you 'did good', Roy. Which channel and when is it likely to be screened please?
Topic: Rhosydd slate quarry research
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/03/2018 23:00:12   Subject: Rhosydd slate quarry research
Yes John, I know. Known Tim for over 50yrs, he & Celia live across the valley from me and I work with Tim on the FR with Team Lilla. Working on Lilla, Hugh Napier and Linda at Boston Lodge tomorrow. W
Topic: Rhosydd slate quarry research
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/03/2018 20:42:29   Subject: Rhosydd slate quarry research
Good evening Anna

I've just copied your post to some friends of mine in Ffestiniog Railway and mine exploration circles, Tim & Celia. They, I think, were on the early courses at Plas Tan y
Topic: Parys 250
TheBogieman

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/03/2018 20:09:24   Subject: Parys 250
Regret that the Parys 250 Committee have just announced that tomorrow, Friday, and Sunday's events are postponed because of the weather. :(

They much regret it as tomorrow was the actual 25
Topic: Parys 250
TheBogieman

Forum: Events   Posted: 26/02/2018 09:32:39   Subject: Parys 250
Further to my notification of events this week, if anyone wants a trip INSIDE Parys Mountain - Parys, Mona or through trip between the two mines, for up to 4 people, PUG could handle on our usual Wedn
Topic: Parys 250
TheBogieman

Forum: Events   Posted: 25/02/2018 19:47:06   Subject: Parys 250
Friday 2nd March marks 250 yrs since the discovery of the Great Lode of copper on Parys Mountain.

There are some celebrations:

Friday in Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones (Amlwch High Schoo
Topic: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
TheBogieman

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 19/01/2018 22:41:20   Subject: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
That's what you call service! Mine arrived today too! Many thanks, Mike :thumbsup:
Topic: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
TheBogieman

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 17/01/2018 17:37:53   Subject: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
Mike, order placed!

Many thanks to yourself and Pete B for all the work you put in on our behalf to undertake this reprint. Much appreciated. :thumbsup:

Clive
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/01/2018 15:01:29   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Really good to hear the truth rather than all the rumours and counter rumours of late.
One of these days I hope to visit and find out what is at the bottom of Olwyn Goch whose spinning wheels on
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/01/2018 20:55:24   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Chris's site. I 'think' he's a member of GCC and NWCC amongst others. Fair play to him and them, they've done an awful lot of research and exploration around Halkyn Mountain and Chris especially has m
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/01/2018 09:01:12   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
IIRC, it is Cae Mawr shaft up on the top of Halkyn Montain - between Pen y Bryn and Olwyn Goch. Pen y Bryn is well sealed with a massive concrete cap...
Topic: Calendar 2018 - Total Raised
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2018 18:44:10   Subject: Calendar 2018 - Total Raised
Brilliant! :thumbsup:
Topic: Hapoy new year!
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/01/2018 11:50:53   Subject: Hapoy new year!
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda pawb! (Happy New Year all)

And no more eye patches Cap'n Towim (or anyone else for that matter). Here's to many more safe trips into the underworld, who knows what we mi
Topic: New chap
TheBogieman

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 27/12/2017 19:26:52   Subject: New chap
Hi Pred, welcome! :thumbsup:

Look forward to seeing more of your amazing photos on here.

Clive
Topic: 2018 Calendar - final few!
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/12/2017 18:52:18   Subject: 2018 Calendar - final few!
[quote="Vanoord"]
There are very few left and the photographs are most excellent!
[/quote]

Indeed, this year's pictures really are spectacular, it gets better year on year - wel
Topic: AditNow Christmas party!
TheBogieman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/12/2017 00:26:12   Subject: AditNow Christmas party!
What a cracking meal, much improved from last year, even the hotel itself had a new, improved ambiance.

Great to see and chat with everyone again and special thanks yet again to Mr Sinker
Topic: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
TheBogieman

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 10/12/2017 10:45:50   Subject: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
Yes please Mike, 1 for me too please. Let me know when done and I'll send the order/money.
Cheers and thanks for arranging.
Clive
Topic: Calendar 2018 - Ready to Order
TheBogieman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/12/2017 22:59:00   Subject: Calendar 2018 - Ready to Order
Hopefully there'll be some orders from some of G-B's Trip Leaders and Assistants who haven't got one yet - cheekily shared the link on our private forum... :angel:
Topic: Super torches, whats out there?
TheBogieman

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/12/2017 09:56:19   Subject: Super torches, whats out there?
A missed comma gives rise to a lot of seasonal mirth!

Yes, 400Lm for 4 yrs off a set of C cells sounds like I've found perpetual motion... The holy grail of mine exploring - perpetual batte
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