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Topic: Mining term: jem crow
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/03/2020 15:29:49   Subject: Mining term: jem crow
[quote="gNick"]Forgive my ignorance but what are jazz rails?[/quote]

the grabby-bits on top of Colins Honda. Of course.

MARK
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/03/2020 15:28:08   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
[quote="sinker"]This poor fella is still in Wrysgan. He has changed colour a few times from white to green to purple and back to a "dark gray with blue patches" type of pattern. He has bloated and los
Topic: Nuggets!
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2020 20:01:09   Subject: Nuggets!
many police forces are now using checkpoints and drones to crack down on the mental **** element who think that rules, laws and social responsibilities do not actually apply to them.

This i
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2020 18:46:47   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
[quote="jagman"][quote="Mr Mike"]Not strange really, but on a Whiteheaps visit, bloated floating dead rabbit round the corner from the bottom of the access shaft. My friend in his wisdom booted it - c
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2020 09:28:34   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
probably the knackered red Fiesta parked by Harnisha Burn in 1991 - the single occupant slumped in the back seat suffering from a bout of rigor mortis.

MARK

Topic: Skears Mine Firestone Level
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/03/2020 08:32:25   Subject: Skears Mine Firestone Level
you got PM.. MARK
Topic: County Durham/Cumbria
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/03/2020 20:48:30   Subject: County Durham/Cumbria
we wuz in Smallcleugh yesterday.

Water in Middlecleugh 2nd Sun Vein seemed higher - the sumps were, well, sumped.

All well with the recent dig and the hopper proppers (gNick &
Topic: County Durham/Cumbria
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/03/2020 18:18:36   Subject: County Durham/Cumbria
I seem to recall that Tynebottom is on private land and may be subject to access conditions so please check before venturing.

Probably best heading over to Nenthead for unrestricted explora
Topic: The Yorkshire Dales
legendrider

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/03/2020 08:12:33   Subject: The Yorkshire Dales
Yes, I'm up for that too.

I'll even help sherpa dive tanks and weightbelts if we can persuade Chris E to tag along to do you-know what :angel:


MARK
Topic: Clipstone Colliery Mansfield - Demolition Threat
legendrider

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 04/03/2020 19:38:56   Subject: Clipstone Colliery Mansfield - Demolition Threat
its ideas like this which keep me buying the occasional lottery ticket. :thumbup:

and sod yer gold Bentley - ochre just plays havoc with the ivory calf skin seats.

MARK
Topic: Development of spades - a question
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/02/2020 08:48:07   Subject: Development of spades - a question
It may also be that the mine was worked by small cash-hungry artisan partnerships, or by a company whose policy was for the miners to provide their own tools, candles, PPE etc.

A miner who
Topic: Spawood Mine (photo)
legendrider

Forum: North East England   Posted: 22/02/2020 12:31:17   Subject: Spawood Mine (photo)
The Mirafiori might only be a couple of years old - they had a habit of rapidly turning into ochre in the British climate.

Lurking under the tarp in the foreground - is that a Mini??
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Topic: Spawood Mine (photo)
legendrider

Forum: North East England   Posted: 21/02/2020 11:47:48   Subject: Spawood Mine (photo)
Continuing the automotive dump-trawling,

Orange 4-door MkII Escort, Toyota van (or one of those bloody Japanese Bedfords). Blue Cavalier I (?), red 2CV, White Transits, maroon Anglia (pro
Topic: Spawood Mine (photo)
legendrider

Forum: North East England   Posted: 20/02/2020 08:54:36   Subject: Spawood Mine (photo)
I love Simonrail's photos :thumbup: always informative.

Possibly late 80's based on the Cortina IV/V, Citoen ?BX, and the Sherpa in another series photo

[link]119859[linkphoto]
Topic: Hepplethwate Gray type 10
legendrider

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/02/2020 16:28:14   Subject: Hepplethwate Gray type 10
Yes, if you post the picture I have a friend who worked at Fishburn Pit who is a serious collector, pretty good on this kind of thing.

MARK
Topic: Video Explore : Crawling Through The Shale : A Brownley Hill Adventure
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/02/2020 18:19:50   Subject: Video Explore : Crawling Through The Shale : A Brownley Hill Adventure
I have to agree with Roy on this, but we all should be continually aware that what we post is viewable by friend and enemy alike

I do a lot of stuff and I keep it damn quiet for damn good r
Topic: Underground Mines and Caverns
legendrider

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 13/01/2020 08:03:06   Subject: Underground Mines and Caverns
The Tavern in the Cavern! :thumbup:

MARK
Topic: Croesor
legendrider

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/01/2020 11:03:31   Subject: Croesor
Getting into the boaty spirit - our latest spoil-removal tool

[photo]119690[/photo]

NB I would take a massive pinch of salt with any nautical advice dispensed by someone called "
Topic: PVC Oversuit Repair
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/12/2019 20:22:18   Subject: PVC Oversuit Repair
If it won't mend, or if its going to cost you a ton of dosh to fix, I'd recommend this as a replacement:

https://www.inglesport.com/product/alp-design-bitex-oversuit/

I've used i
Topic: Mine map drawing/cartography
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/12/2019 18:12:24   Subject: Mine map drawing/cartography
[quote="ttxela"]Is anyone still using pencil paper and drawing board? I've not surveyed a mine before but I still draw plans with a pencil at work.....[/quote]

Just me... and only when I re
Topic: Half a day to spend at Nenthead
legendrider

Forum: North West England   Posted: 04/12/2019 13:22:33   Subject: Half a day to spend at Nenthead
The well-trodden path through Smallcleugh to the Ballroom flat is always worth a first-time look.

From the Ballroom you could then head up to Gypsum Corner and onto Middlecleugh 2nd Sun Vei
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/12/2019 08:49:13   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
[quote="Boy Engineer"][quote]
Caphouse Museum Mine has exposed seams with the coal cutters and panzer exactly as last worked on closing day.[/quote]

Really? Not demonstration faces min
Topic: Ancient Egyptian drill holes question
legendrider

Forum: South Africa   Posted: 29/11/2019 08:01:20   Subject: Ancient Egyptian drill holes question
dont feed the troll........

http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=309146

perhaps a moderator might lock or remove this thread?

MARK
Topic: Whitehaven Candlestick Chimney/Vent
legendrider

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/11/2019 13:40:01   Subject: Whitehaven Candlestick Chimney/Vent
a Roman Candlestick Chimney :o

MARK
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
legendrider

Forum: North East England   Posted: 11/11/2019 15:12:32   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
more here....

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/news/north-york-moors-mine-plan-could-be-rescued-by-%c2%a3465m-investment/ar-BBWAJE6?ocid=ientp

as always the low signal-to-noise rat
Topic: Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
legendrider

Forum: North West England   Posted: 06/11/2019 19:09:44   Subject: Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
According to Look North, its a Green Light for the mine :thumbsup:

usual knee-jerk reaction from the Flat-Earthers

we're still going to use 5m tonnes of coal in the UK each year,
Topic: Glencoynedale
legendrider

Forum: North West England   Posted: 05/11/2019 10:27:23   Subject: Glencoynedale
it was a bit hairy 25+ years ago.

the top 6 feet of the first ladder was nothing but cobwebs

MARK
Topic: Mine pop videos
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/10/2019 07:41:14   Subject: Mine pop videos
and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StZcUAPRRac

MARK
Topic: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/10/2019 09:05:05   Subject: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
I would have loved to attend - put some faces to names.

unfortunately I have a big night out on Thursday 12th and will probably (definitely) be too hung-over to face the M62 (or even the B6
Topic: Silverband baryte mine late 70s/early 80s (photo)
legendrider

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/09/2019 18:33:00   Subject: Silverband baryte mine late 70s/early 80s (photo)
[quote="Jim MacPherson"]John McNeill with yet another liberated ICI boilersuit which Roy Fellows dates as 1986 [/quote]

its an old-style wriggly roundel so the suit is pre-1987

I
Topic: Silverband baryte mine late 70s/early 80s (photo)
legendrider

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/09/2019 18:21:06   Subject: Silverband baryte mine late 70s/early 80s (photo)
The other point I had wanted to make before I put on my rose-tinted nostalgia goggles, we used to use a similar belay technique in our early days exploring Skears FL, excepting that the belayer was se
Topic: Silverband baryte mine late 70s/early 80s (photo)
legendrider

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/09/2019 16:44:07   Subject: Silverband baryte mine late 70s/early 80s (photo)
I always look forward to Jim's photos and this one piqued my interest:

[link]119090[linkphoto]119090[/linkphoto][/link]

I can suggest that this was actually late 80's to early 90
Topic: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/09/2019 19:14:29   Subject: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]Nice. Many years ago, whilst at university....I "happened upon" some Potassium in the back of a reagent cupboard. Needless to say, this stuff was in VERY big chu
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
legendrider

Forum: North East England   Posted: 20/09/2019 13:06:23   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
Well, the definition of a Mine is "a hole in the ground into which you pour money"

hope it all pans out, I really do.

MARK
Topic: Deep mines with strong airflow
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/09/2019 14:47:46   Subject: Deep mines with strong airflow
yes... Boulby!

thats about as deep as they get and the upcast / downcast airflow is something to behold!

MARK
Topic: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
legendrider

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/09/2019 10:03:39   Subject: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
my preferred MO is to use a small can of body spray from the pound shop. can be a bit cloying if you have to pass through a cloud of it, but its damned effective!

MARK

Topic: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
legendrider

Forum: North East England   Posted: 12/09/2019 13:54:41   Subject: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
Thanks for the most interesting memoir Pete.

some air flow could be re-established (I daresay) by drilling a few holes through the stonework of the portal.

Next time we're in the
Topic: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
legendrider

Forum: North East England   Posted: 10/09/2019 12:07:35   Subject: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
[quote="PeteJ"]1964.[/quote]

just a shade before my time, I'm afraid! Must have been during or shortly after it was last re-worked?

MARK
Topic: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
legendrider

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/09/2019 18:13:23   Subject: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
Interesting, Pete.

Do you know whenabouts the portal was walled-up?

Would have been nice to stroll along the level and abseil down Coalcleugh Shaft into Rampgill

MAR
Topic: Hello from Utah
legendrider

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 09/09/2019 14:01:49   Subject: Hello from Utah
Strath of Kildonan also allows permit-access panning, if you fancy a look up Caithness way.

Probably more cost-effective to mine at home for scrap gold - melt down a load of old ink cartr
Topic: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/09/2019 16:10:00   Subject: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
SFB - Sh**-For-Brains?? :smartass:

MARK
Topic: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
legendrider

Forum: North East England   Posted: 08/09/2019 06:58:09   Subject: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
Its still as it ever was - pic taken May 2019

[photo]117921[/photo]

MARK
Topic: Miles of rare gold have been discovered
legendrider

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/08/2019 08:57:23   Subject: Miles of rare gold have been discovered
[quote="staffordshirechina"]It must be one of them "rare earths" that they talk about?

So rare that nobody has found it yet....[/quote]

Uo - Unobtainium

MARK
Topic: Southwest copper and tin
legendrider

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 09/08/2019 15:36:27   Subject: Southwest copper and tin
[quote="Boy Engineer"]The Fresh Prince of Portreath wrote:
[quote]a pillowcase of steel wool/swarf. [/quote]
[/quote]
:offtopic:
Steel wool dipped in paraffin, when prodded with t
Topic: Southwest copper and tin
legendrider

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 09/08/2019 09:56:20   Subject: Southwest copper and tin
If anybody needs any casting bronze, I've a massive shell bearing that came out of the engine of a torpedoed WW2 merchant ship. PM if interested and I'll weigh and price up.

MARK
Topic: Southwest copper and tin
legendrider

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 07/08/2019 08:43:17   Subject: Southwest copper and tin
maybe start learning with commercially bought (or otherwisely purloined) metallic copper and tin and do your bronze alloy with those to get that part of the process right. When you're happy, source s
Topic: Access issues
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/07/2019 16:13:09   Subject: Access issues
as far as I understand, zero. If the portal is on someone elses land then they as landowner get to decide who can enter it (or most likely, not)

You could sink a shaft from surface down to
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
legendrider

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 23/07/2019 13:12:21   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
I started with Oldhams. Back in those days NCB had a regional stores at Tursdale and you could sometimes, if you wrote nicely, procure 8h+ used lamps for a modest sum.

When they were final
Topic: Alex Fitzsimmons
legendrider

Forum: North East England   Posted: 22/07/2019 09:57:10   Subject: Alex Fitzsimmons
I am very sad to have received news of the death of Alex Fitzsimmons of Barnard Castle, aged 78

Alex was an unfailingly enthusiastic mine explorer since joining DDMS around 1988, taking maj
Topic: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/07/2019 16:56:21   Subject: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
Neck-deep water, rotting timber, crawling on the roof.

What's not to like?? :thumbsup:

MARK

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