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Topic: Wheal Grenville - Fortescue's shaft 1976
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/06/2019 16:45:42   Subject: Wheal Grenville - Fortescue's shaft 1976
I know of one about 5 miles from Prestatyn - part of old lead workings that are still used as a private supply.

Not sure I'd want it supplying my drinking water !
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/06/2019 17:21:48   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]
It's a funny one, because quite a lot of explorers include some pretty experienced industry professionals. (Outside of coal down here).

There i
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/06/2019 17:32:02   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
I know of a couple of 'sort-of' open locations in the area.
The problem is that the bad air areas can be really suddenly defined - you can go from 'perfectly fine' to 'feeling like there's a pla
Topic: Video : Abandoned Mine Explore #23 : Lowering A GoPro Camera Down A Shaft From The 1600s. Discovery Made!
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/05/2019 19:16:15   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 got about 5 minutes into the video before giving up the will to live, sorry. That came
Topic: Midlands accessible mines
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/05/2019 08:51:56   Subject: Midlands accessible mines
[quote="Dj fraser"]Thanks AR. That is somthing we are looking to get trained in as soon as we have our club registered so all our team has the chance to train up[/quote]

If you are beginner
Topic: Caving Videos ?
robnorthwales

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 26/04/2019 06:57:39   Subject: Caving Videos ?
Really sensitive sites, just put up a quick explanation stating that they are, and you will not be giving out the location.
Most people are reasonable, and respect that : they can imagine it as s
Topic: Sir Francis Level
robnorthwales

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/03/2019 16:25:40   Subject: Sir Francis Level
[quote="Big-G"][quote I would have thought that with all of us having similar interests, it would all be one big happy family. It appears not ??

I wonder why some people can know there's a
Topic: Gwynfynydd
robnorthwales

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/03/2019 23:28:26   Subject: Gwynfynydd
If you go here, it has the definitive map of public rights of way, as held by the council

https://www.rowmaps.com/showmap.php?place=sh736281&map=OS&lat=52.835550&lon=3.877806&lonew=W
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Topic: Goin' down an 'ole!
robnorthwales

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/10/2018 17:56:03   Subject: Goin' down an 'ole!
As has already been said, the shaft collar or ginging may be unstable, and could give way at any time.

Never mind the rope, camera, etc. If you are within 20 feet of the shaft top, the real
Topic: Miners Tools.
robnorthwales

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 10/09/2018 09:00:44   Subject: Miners Tools.
Possibly a bit off-topic, but the term' poleaxed' may be relevant here.
The pollaxe was a military weapon, but also a farming implement - if the axe part became stuck then it could be freed with
Topic: Kilburn Hall Colliery Coal Mine (mine)
robnorthwales

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 02/08/2018 23:04:12   Subject: Kilburn Hall Colliery Coal Mine (mine)
Might I suggest you contact your solicitor, who will undergo all the usual searches and you will get professional indemnity out of it, rather than bits and pieces of information online ?

It
Topic: Blagill historic -red van
robnorthwales

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/06/2018 18:06:12   Subject: Blagill historic -red van
If you have a look at the oldmaps website, on the 1981 1:2500 map it is shown as 'level(disused)' and the watercourse as 'drain'
Topic: Coate Moor Ironstone Mine, Kildale, North Yorks.
robnorthwales

Forum: North East England   Posted: 02/04/2018 08:39:01   Subject: Coate Moor Ironstone Mine, Kildale, North Yorks.
From having seen a number of containers broken into over the years, I have to agree. Shroud over the padlock, and the most sturdy padlock possible.
'Discus', 'closed shackle' or 'shutter' types a
Topic: Snowdown Coal Colliery (mine)
robnorthwales

Forum: South East England   Posted: 21/03/2018 23:23:46   Subject: Snowdown Coal Colliery (mine)
If you go to the page for the mine https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Snowdown-Coal-Colliery_9601/ then you'll find a zoomable, terrain/satellite imagery switchable map, which will answer your questions.
Topic: Locating mine entrance - aerial photo
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/03/2018 14:09:02   Subject: Locating mine entrance - aerial photo
[quote="christwigg"]Lidar can be extremely useful, unfortunately your location is just outside where data is available for.

https://houseprices.io/lab/lidar/map?ref=SK00006800

Wo
Topic: NLS map viewer extended
robnorthwales

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 02/01/2018 22:11:01   Subject: NLS map viewer extended
A considerable amount now added to the georeferenced section of the mapping at 25 inch scale. Including a considerable part of Wales
Topic: Underground diving lakes?
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/12/2017 22:00:48   Subject: Underground diving lakes?
I'd suggest joining the Cave Diving Group, and getting the highly essential training and skills over and above what most 'normal' diving (both courses and experience) can teach.
Topic: Christmas pressie for someone?
robnorthwales

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/12/2017 23:11:51   Subject: Christmas pressie for someone?
If anyone fancies a good laugh, then they could go to the planning department and download the first item on the list, the 'decision notice' for the planning application.

http://planning.co
Topic: Outsiders first post - a little help please
robnorthwales

Forum: North East England   Posted: 12/11/2017 15:38:25   Subject: Outsiders first post - a little help please
[quote="CGillott"]I’ll definitely take a look through the posts, yeah think I seen a one for grovesrake mine. IR is an invisible light we can’t see with our own eyes, how effective my camera will be w
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
robnorthwales

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/11/2017 16:02:25   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
As 'sinker' has already pointed out, 'in loco parentis' would not apply in such a case.

'in loco parentis' applies when a person is acting as a parent. The literal meaning is 'in the place
Topic: Aged Members
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2017 23:17:45   Subject: Aged Members
I think genetics must play a considerable part in it. Any Roy certainly seems blessed with those genes - along with the sheer determination to keep on going with his jobs.

Round here, it's
Topic: One for the steam buffs
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2017 22:33:47   Subject: One for the steam buffs
I like Margot's description of the (token) female smurf as a 'simpering tart in heels'. Whilst it's many, many years since I can remember that being on TV, growing up in a house with 3 sisters it stru
Topic: Hendre Mine for sale
robnorthwales

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/10/2017 17:37:50   Subject: Hendre Mine for sale
[quote="Ian A"]It does include the land that the mine entrance is on. It's been for sale for a good while.

Don't really know what a buyer could do with all the land though.

:bore
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
robnorthwales

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 05/10/2017 09:13:21   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
[quote="Morlock"]"I think oak, what do you think?"

If it's quite hard it may be Elm.[/quote]

Or possibly what's called 'bog oak'.

Basically, they'd probe steel rods in
Topic: Hi From the Channel Islands!
robnorthwales

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 28/09/2017 22:19:11   Subject: Hi From the Channel Islands!
Welcome !


Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
robnorthwales

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/09/2017 21:07:34   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
I see the BBC article now says :

[quote]It is believed he fell after going to explore the mine and stepping on a wooden cover which gave way.[/quote]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-engl
Topic: exploring new mines
robnorthwales

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/09/2017 14:57:54   Subject: exploring new mines
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]YOU ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO JOIN A CAVING CLUB AND DO THIS WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE JUST SHOWING UP TO NEW SITES WITHOUT PERMISSION FROM THEIR ACCESS OFFICER IT IS PO
Topic: Stationary Engine (photo)
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2017 09:47:25   Subject: Stationary Engine (photo)
You mean a mangle ?
Topic: another mine lost
robnorthwales

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/09/2017 09:49:49   Subject: another mine lost
You never answered my question of which of the 3 options you'd choose.
Yes, some 'access groups' like the power, some people like saying 'geroff moy laarnd'.
But this is a genuine concern fo
Topic: another mine lost
robnorthwales

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/09/2017 09:15:28   Subject: another mine lost
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]I'd rather end up in court over kids cutting bars and coming unstuck than getting utterly scuttled by the EA for blocking up a bat roost.

[/quote]
Topic: another mine lost
robnorthwales

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/09/2017 20:19:07   Subject: another mine lost
It's quite simple really - if kids (or anyone else) can get into it, then the landowner can be held liable if something happens to them.
Technically, the landowner can fence it off and put up war
Topic: Possible adit near melsonby
robnorthwales

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 28/08/2017 22:40:26   Subject: Possible adit near melsonby
Coal authority mapping site says that in that (approximate) location is "water level into copper mine"

So most likely a drainage level.
Topic: Wrexham, this Sunday, 30 July 2017
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/07/2017 22:28:37   Subject: Wrexham, this Sunday, 30 July 2017
Just seen this, for anyone interested or in the area :

http://www.wrexham.com/news/explore-wrexhams-mining-heritage-at-double-open-day-events-this-weekend-134908.html

Topic: Great Harwood tunnels
robnorthwales

Forum: North West England   Posted: 18/07/2017 08:16:01   Subject: Great Harwood tunnels
If it involves underground, and is of interest, then feel free to write about it.
Whilst (technically) aditnow is dedicated to mines, there's (in the dropdown search menu) tunnels, railways, por
Topic: Mine acoustics
robnorthwales

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 18/07/2017 00:02:44   Subject: Mine acoustics
[quote="Graigfawr"]When surveying one of the Rheidol United levels the whole place began to hum, building in volume and lowering in pitch until we had to shout to be heard. It sounded as if the entire
Topic: Mine acoustics
robnorthwales

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 17/07/2017 14:49:55   Subject: Mine acoustics
Slate mines tend to have the best acoustics - big flat surfaces on the walls and ceilings for sound to be reflected off.

There's one mine in particular (Rhiw Bach, up by Penmachno), that h
Topic: Shaft near Dyserth
robnorthwales

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/07/2017 14:01:25   Subject: Shaft near Dyserth
Just to the east of Talargoch mine ?

I think it might be this shaft ...
http://www.cpat.org.uk/projects/longer/mines/18202.htm
Topic: Curious about an adit
robnorthwales

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/07/2017 10:05:23   Subject: Curious about an adit
[quote="royfellows"]Exception though rather than the rule?[/quote]

Oh, agreed. I'm just saying not to assume that you need a substantial amount of spoil to indicate how large a tunnel or sy
Topic: Curious about an adit
robnorthwales

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/07/2017 09:19:49   Subject: Curious about an adit
[quote="Jack Tempest"]
That's all staggering stats. Our entrance looks exactly the same construction as the Halkyn tunnel though there's not nearly enough spoil around for a very long tunnel. Tha
Topic: Curious about an adit
robnorthwales

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/07/2017 22:02:34   Subject: Curious about an adit
The link pic is (allegedly) a well. Whilst it was originally a normal vertical well, at some point in the late 19th Century it was decided to make it into a spring to serve a growing small village. It
Topic: Curious about an adit
robnorthwales

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/07/2017 00:00:31   Subject: Curious about an adit
Here's a drainage level - Halkyn Deep Level.

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Photo/Adit-For-Drainage-Tunnel-Above-Halkyn_62924/

The entrance is currently about 5 feet in height, thoug
Topic: Curious about an adit
robnorthwales

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/07/2017 10:18:09   Subject: Curious about an adit
I can't imagine anyone who might be interested would view it as a waste of time if it didn't lead anywhere.
Because, quite often, people here are trying to find where odd holes in the ground migh
Topic: Tankless diving? Apparently so...
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/06/2017 10:22:25   Subject: Tankless diving? Apparently so...
Regarding SCUBA. Somewhat disconcertingly, after a long dive, or a set of dives, you can actually hear your bloodstream 'fizzing' while it off-gasses, if you've got a stethoscope.

And that'
Topic: Tankless diving? Apparently so...
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/06/2017 23:41:53   Subject: Tankless diving? Apparently so...
[quote="BertyBasset"]

Helicopter flight to Ellesmsere Port flying under the Menai Bridges - which according to urban myth is what happens if you get decompression sickness in Dorothea.[/quo
Topic: Tankless diving? Apparently so...
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/06/2017 12:47:53   Subject: Tankless diving? Apparently so...
Hmm. No backup air supply. Surface supplied, so risk of entanglement of the air line. Risk of the air line catching on a nice sharp rock and getting severed. Battery operated, can run out of charge at
Topic: Shaft Camera Recommendation ?
robnorthwales

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 22/06/2017 15:25:45   Subject: Shaft Camera Recommendation ?
A pair of lines to stop spinning. Though it probably does increase the possibility of getting caught on something.
Topic: Baggeridge Coal Mine (mine)
robnorthwales

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 24/05/2017 10:08:36   Subject: Baggeridge Coal Mine (mine)
Considering that the Baggeridge colliery shafts were in the region of 2000 feet deep, and were still in use after nationalisation, I'd be astonished if any shafts had been left open by the NCB after c
Topic: Most embarassing moment underground....
robnorthwales

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/04/2017 12:17:10   Subject: Most embarassing moment underground....
A bit off-topic, but another hobby of mine is shooting.

Any number of people that I know have arrived at a rifle range, got set up, rifle out, ammunition, eye and ear protection ... only t
Topic: Rhiwbach
robnorthwales

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 16/04/2017 22:28:23   Subject: Rhiwbach
Yes please
Topic: Whats this? (photo)
robnorthwales

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/03/2017 14:25:57   Subject: Whats this? (photo)
Depending on it's location on the site, it may even be a boundary marker, being re-used from it's original (industrial) purpose.
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