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Topic: Mining term: Trial
50shadesofgreen

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/09/2020 15:33:13   Subject: Mining term: Trial
Thanks, but not my words. Stolen from the late Stanley Unwin.

Topic: Mining term: Trial
50shadesofgreen

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/09/2020 19:44:22   Subject: Mining term: Trial
If you've done an overstuffy in the tumloader, finish the job with a ladleho of brandy butter, then pukeit all the way to the toileybox.
Topic: Dinorwic map?
50shadesofgreen

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/09/2020 15:09:54   Subject: Dinorwic map?
I think there used to be an isometric type map of Dinorwic mines and quarries on the old ME site. Can anyone point me to, or PM me a copy, or something similar please. I'm struggling to make sense of
Topic: Croesor Slate Mine (mine)
50shadesofgreen

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/08/2020 10:04:00   Subject: Croesor Slate Mine (mine)
Been years since I did this, and not planning to go back anytime soon. Is this the incline before the first abseil? If so is there another route around to rejoin the route later?
Topic: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
50shadesofgreen

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/06/2020 14:27:42   Subject: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
I'm not going to read it all again, as it's tosh. But there was mention of some kind of outdoor pursuit area. What kind of enterprise like that would you like to see there?
I mean not another zip
Topic: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
50shadesofgreen

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/06/2020 18:11:34   Subject: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
Now you say it, the spoil on top does not look 40ft deep and perhaps the trees on top there look younger than those on the banks?
Topic: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
50shadesofgreen

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/06/2020 12:01:55   Subject: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
I've read that the collapse in the covered munitions section was thought to be due to cracks seen in the concrete and the weight of the 40ft protective layer of broken slate above. Thereafter the rema
Topic: Vieille Montagne in Nenthead
50shadesofgreen

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/05/2020 16:16:39   Subject: Vieille Montagne in Nenthead
It's our UK Ordnance Survey map reference.

Enter the ref in the search box on an OS mapping site, like the one here. (Use the binocular symbol).

https://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresth
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
50shadesofgreen

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/05/2020 22:05:08   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
I didn't say it was breaking news.

The relevance of these news articles to the original images was explained in my previous post. I'm not engaging in politics or points here. Just looking a
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
50shadesofgreen

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/05/2020 15:19:15   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
Similar graffiti message in Pwllheli????

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/vandals-paint-go-home-graffiti-18077745.amp
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
50shadesofgreen

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/05/2020 14:37:27   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
It's interesting to see the "go home" tag used near Bala, here....

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2020-03-23/go-home-rats-tourists-urged-to-stay-away-from-coastal-towns-during-coronavirus-o
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
50shadesofgreen

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/05/2020 11:53:02   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
Not Cwm, but see here?.....

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/community/viewtopic.aspx?t=14811
Topic: Back underground ????
50shadesofgreen

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/05/2020 20:18:55   Subject: Back underground ????
Then in light of that, perhaps a condition of going underground should for now, be based on your ability to hold you breath until after a rescue could be completed? :o:o:o
Topic: Back underground ????
50shadesofgreen

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/05/2020 14:51:32   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="Monty Stubble"]:lol:Not only are you at risk from an unknown casualty but also from your team members. Masks aren't much use in this environment.[/quote]

When I'm in a mine alone an
Topic: Gravesend Surface Water Sewer Tunnel
50shadesofgreen

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/04/2020 00:15:50   Subject: Gravesend Surface Water Sewer Tunnel
Dartford Tunnel? Second tunnel built in 70s.
Topic: Pangolin
50shadesofgreen

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 10/04/2020 23:36:53   Subject: Pangolin
Something developed in China to store Covid-19, until it's ready?
Topic: Nuggets!
50shadesofgreen

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/03/2020 12:33:40   Subject: Nuggets!
Exactly! My cycle path through the forest where I have always exercised is now crowded with walkers. I could cycle on the various side paths marked "no cycling" because there's no fecker on them! I ga
Topic: Nuggets!
50shadesofgreen

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2020 22:52:53   Subject: Nuggets!
https://ogwen-rescue.org.uk/incident-details/
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
50shadesofgreen

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/03/2020 15:34:22   Subject: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
Such a complex scenario right now with risks of illness as well as threats of risks to jobs, and businesses. I saw the news reports of crowds up Snowdon and on the beaches.

I've seen myself
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
50shadesofgreen

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/03/2020 14:13:03   Subject: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
[quote="sinker"]Yes I got the point immediately and I agree. Shame I got shot down for agreeing with you. I certainly wasn't suggesting that everyone goes out down the pub on the lash with their grann
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
50shadesofgreen

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/03/2020 07:21:33   Subject: Recommended places to stay and eat?
[quote="sinker"][quote="JohnnearCfon"]Thus totally ignoring the current advice!!!!:curse::curse::curse:[/quote]

I give up ::)
[/quote]

I wasn't looking for a venue to hold a
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
50shadesofgreen

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/03/2020 14:15:43   Subject: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
Hi. Having been both to Wales and abroad in last few weeks it was saddening to see some treasured pubs, guesthouses and other businesses struggling. I wonder if it would be useful to post some recomme
Topic: Development of spades - a question
50shadesofgreen

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/02/2020 13:32:44   Subject: Development of spades - a question
I'm guessing a lot would depend on the weight of the whole iron blade? For digging around rocks the wooden blade would seem likely to have a short life. A light wooden blade may be an advantage to som
Topic: Development of spades - a question
50shadesofgreen

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/02/2020 11:52:15   Subject: Development of spades - a question
....just found some full metal Roman spades on Google search. Seems full metal blades were much less common than cheaper wood blades, but they both existed for several thousand years.
Topic: Development of spades - a question
50shadesofgreen

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/02/2020 11:43:58   Subject: Development of spades - a question
"Spade" may come from Saxon or Latin etymology.....https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spade
Topic: Ancient Egyptian drill holes question
50shadesofgreen

Forum: South Africa   Posted: 28/11/2019 21:46:32   Subject: Ancient Egyptian drill holes question
Egypt has 5000 year old mud brick tombs that show no evidence of a global flood. Neither do their elaborate contents such as wood carvings, fabrics and paintings.
Topic: Gas Stalagmite??
50shadesofgreen

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 16/11/2019 09:23:09   Subject: Gas Stalagmite??
I thought stalagmites always occurred due to mineral laden fluid dropping from above. That means there always needs to be a corresponding stalactite above it?

Is it possible that the gas bu
Topic: Maenofferen
50shadesofgreen

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/05/2019 18:52:07   Subject: Maenofferen
Meant to ask before. Saw what looked like new lighting rigged up in one of the large chambers, directly above an old machine. I've not seen a map so unable to describe where, other than on the level g
Topic: Maenofferen
50shadesofgreen

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/04/2019 23:05:58   Subject: Maenofferen
Thanks. I wondered if it was to to with the new tours. Thanks for the quick update.
Topic: Maenofferen
50shadesofgreen

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/04/2019 18:34:05   Subject: Maenofferen
Anyone know what is happening re Maenofferen access? Was there a few weeks back and the winch house at the top of the entry incline is now cladded in metal sheet and scaffolding. Pretty much blocks th
Topic: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
50shadesofgreen

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/03/2019 20:39:36   Subject: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
Yes. It seems that it must be. I missed that before as it looks different now. The surface planks have gone now and just the girders below appear to remain now.

Thanks guys.
Topic: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
50shadesofgreen

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/03/2019 19:36:00   Subject: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
Had an explore about the quarries this week. In the large pit just above the upper road there is a rust red girder structure sitting at the bottom of the quarry. This could be either wooden or iron, a
Topic: Subterranean-Snowdon race
50shadesofgreen

Forum: Events   Posted: 27/02/2018 18:36:06   Subject: Subterranean-Snowdon race
I was further mystified by the mention of a drink in a pub in Llanberis. I've not stayed there for years, since we spent one miserable night there with every bar firmly closed. Has the night life impr
Topic: Subterranean-Snowdon race
50shadesofgreen

Forum: Events   Posted: 26/02/2018 16:45:00   Subject: Subterranean-Snowdon race
Forgot to mention that Llechwedd also has mountain bikes, hence possibly why the transfer from mine to mountain is by bike?

A few odd things in the advert.

1) Several hours unde
Topic: Subterranean-Snowdon race
50shadesofgreen

Forum: Events   Posted: 25/02/2018 21:27:37   Subject: Subterranean-Snowdon race
15 miles by bike and walking on foot. Well Snowdon is 3 miles up and 3 miles down. You get the highest elevation by going up the Watkin path. They mention a waterfall abseil on the way down again, whi
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
50shadesofgreen

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/09/2017 17:16:54   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-41378469
Topic: Tankless diving? Apparently so...
50shadesofgreen

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/06/2017 19:53:21   Subject: Tankless diving? Apparently so...
To be fair she did a full risk assessment and put her reservations on Twitter beforehand. So she knew it was dangerous. ::)
Topic: Top ten mines in north and mid Wales
50shadesofgreen

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/12/2016 17:08:10   Subject: Top ten mines in north and mid Wales
Thanks for the info on Cnicht chaps. Now I know where the adit is, it is no wonder I had not noticed it!

New headtorch and camera for Christmas, so I need to go back for a look!

Topic: Top ten mines in north and mid Wales
50shadesofgreen

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/12/2016 21:54:33   Subject: Top ten mines in north and mid Wales
There's a mine on Cnicht? One of my favourite places to walk in that area, but not sure where that mine is.

Are these the workings low in the other valley ( not the Croesor one). On your le
Topic: Pokemon in Box Mine?
50shadesofgreen

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/07/2016 11:19:59   Subject: Pokemon in Box Mine?
[quote="christwigg"]Jesus Christ, how idiotic can you get !
I do wonder about the state of todays youth.

I mean seriously in a place like that you're looking at not much more than a Ps
Topic: Go Below underground zip adventure
50shadesofgreen

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/02/2015 01:05:34   Subject: Go Below underground zip adventure
[quote="staffordshirechina"]Miles is a generous bloke who realises that some of the routes may get used.
However, he will not be leaving ropes and pulleys there![/quote]

Indeed he is !
Topic: Four-person zip line 113 kmph thrills
50shadesofgreen

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/06/2014 21:54:11   Subject: Four-person zip line 113 kmph thrills
Their claim to be the only four person zip line in Europe seems a little dodgy. There was already a quad one in Switzerland when I was there 2 years ago ?

This new line is also slower that
Topic: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
50shadesofgreen

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/11/2013 00:00:11   Subject: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
As there are several forum members on this thread who are in the rescue organisations ( bless you all ). Are you able to suggest an appropriate length of time, after which an overdue party should be c
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