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Topic: Cannock coalfield project
Morlock

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/09/2020 19:10:47   Subject: Cannock coalfield project
Just checked out your images, nice. last there around 30 odd years ago.

Topic: Cannock coalfield project
Morlock

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/09/2020 17:20:52   Subject: Cannock coalfield project
There were some interesting remains a little further west at the old colliery basins, guessing Brownhills Colliery.

https://zoom.earth/#view=52.6521,-1.972885,19z/layers=crosshairs
Topic: Ardda Sulphur Mine
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/09/2020 18:49:49   Subject: Ardda Sulphur Mine
Could the flagged structure be part of the incline?

[link]121200[linkphoto]121200[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Cannock coalfield project
Morlock

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/09/2020 22:54:30   Subject: Cannock coalfield project
Not far from you Roy. Anything of interest left in the woods

[link]121187[linkphoto]121187[/linkphoto][/link]

https://zoom.earth/#view=52.641454,-2.00124,15z/layers=crosshairs
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Morlock

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 15/09/2020 17:44:50   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
No sign of a gate late 50s- early 60s

https://maps.nls.uk/view/91577104
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Morlock

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 15/09/2020 11:44:09   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
It appears the 'open gate' was only a short distance up from the car park in 2011. Is that where the gate is now?

[link]121186[linkphoto]121186[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Morlock

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 13/09/2020 21:29:30   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Unless someone else has used (and recorded) said use of the path I suspect the right of way may now have been extinguished.:curse:
Topic: Miners Tools.
Morlock

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 31/08/2020 19:53:08   Subject: Miners Tools.
Too much probably.
Topic: Miners Tools.
Morlock

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 31/08/2020 19:01:53   Subject: Miners Tools.
[quote="royfellows"]Nowadays candles are paraffin wax, so experimentation in this direction inadvisable[/quote]

Not really sure what's in a candle these days.

http://www.eca-cand
Topic: Muscles in a mine.
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/08/2020 16:26:33   Subject: Muscles in a mine.
"Fairly sure OP is talking about the rust formations that look like shells."

Suspect you are correct.;D
Topic: Muscles in a mine.
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/08/2020 14:52:58   Subject: Muscles in a mine.
Have a rummage through this lot, very common on rusty canal embankment sheet piling.

https://www.google.com/search?q=freshwater+mussel+species+uk&rlz=1C1CHBD_en-GBGB907GB907&oq=&aqs=chrome.
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/08/2020 11:59:12   Subject: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
Some more details of the place.

http://www.ystradgynlais-history.co.uk/the-rheolau-arms.html
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/08/2020 05:05:57   Subject: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
A bit further up after Cae'r-Lan

https://zoom.earth/#view=51.798624,-3.728961,19z/layers=labels,crosshairs
Topic: Croesor Quarry Explosives Store Photos
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/08/2020 22:57:07   Subject: Croesor Quarry Explosives Store Photos
Just stick the link in browser, highlight and edit out the mailto bit. (in Chrome)
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/08/2020 22:49:55   Subject: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
I must have passed that place very many times over the years on trips to SWCC at Penwyllt!:lol:
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/08/2020 19:50:19   Subject: Hidden
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000gb7b/hidden-series-2-episode-5

Best shot at 18.41
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/08/2020 17:55:44   Subject: Hidden
Assume it's the tatty place with four pumps?

(next to the boarded up building)
Topic: Croesor Quarry Explosives Store Photos
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/08/2020 16:11:15   Subject: Croesor Quarry Explosives Store Photos
Impressive indeed! A lot of TNT.
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/08/2020 14:18:32   Subject: Hidden
[quote="davel"][quote="Morlock"]... The service station is actually Eric Jones cafe outside Tremadog.[/quote]
As it happens Eric Jones' cafe once was a petrol station.

Dave[/quote]
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/08/2020 11:58:56   Subject: Hidden
Any help?

"Maes Padarn in Llanberis (Snowdonia) is the backdrop for several scenes. Dylan Harris' workplace is set at the Northern Welsh Quarries in Blaenau Ffestiniog. The service station
Topic: Copper production, Clogau/Vigra
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/07/2020 21:39:54   Subject: Copper production, Clogau/Vigra
"Clogau" and copper get a mention here. Assume it's the right place?

https://www.mindat.org/loc-4276.html
Topic: Powdered milk
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/07/2020 21:23:54   Subject: Powdered milk
[quote="AR"]Some camping shops used to do condensed milk in squeezy tubes, though haven't seen it for a while. I recall taking some on my sixth form college expedition to Norway, and using it in the s
Topic: Powdered milk
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/07/2020 11:36:52   Subject: Powdered milk
Much nicer than powdered and a handy emergency energy input. Decant from tin into your plastic container of choice.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condensed_milk

https://www
Topic: Collapse at Dorothea - 04/07/2020
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/07/2020 18:08:28   Subject: Collapse at Dorothea - 04/07/2020
https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Tal-Y-Sarn-Slate-Mine_1379/
Topic: Collapse at Dorothea - 04/07/2020
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/07/2020 20:24:47   Subject: Collapse at Dorothea - 04/07/2020
Assume this sort of thing is a rarity at Dorothea?
Topic: Bryn Eglwys.
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/07/2020 14:52:56   Subject: Bryn Eglwys.
From memory this could well be the place?

[photo]105323[/photo]
Topic: Bryn Eglwys.
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/07/2020 14:10:57   Subject: Bryn Eglwys.
That's the place. Never got back there to check where the water first appears underground.
Topic: Bryn Eglwys.
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/06/2020 16:53:54   Subject: Bryn Eglwys.
We got thoroughly soaked squeezing through the boulders as far as daylight permitted and got the impression that the water was flowing through the choke unhindered. Much more appeared to be going in t
Topic: Bryn Eglwys.
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/06/2020 14:51:26   Subject: Bryn Eglwys.
We stayed at a campsite in Tywyn, equally noisy, lol.

Roy's excellent site brings back some memories but does not answer the waterfall/boulder choke question, i.e. is it passable?
Topic: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
Morlock

Forum: North America   Posted: 27/06/2020 19:12:36   Subject: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
[quote="jagman"]I like the nonchalant smoking of the fork lift driver as he moved all the explosives about

How much trouble would he get in for doing that these days![/quote]

And
Topic: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
Morlock

Forum: North America   Posted: 27/06/2020 19:05:23   Subject: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
From Wiki.

1,270 metric tons of Nitramex 2H explosive

Explosive spec.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitramex_and_Nitramon_Explosives

Topic: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
Morlock

Forum: North America   Posted: 27/06/2020 13:49:32   Subject: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
carnkie quote from many years back.

"The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there."
Topic: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
Morlock

Forum: North America   Posted: 27/06/2020 12:01:40   Subject: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
Looking at funnel arrangements it's probably Princess Victoria.
Topic: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
Morlock

Forum: North America   Posted: 27/06/2020 11:30:53   Subject: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
The steamship would appear to be one of these, possibly Princess Victoria or Princess Beatrice.

https://www.victoriaharbourhistory.com/transportation/sea-transportation/early-steamships/bri
Topic: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
Morlock

Forum: North America   Posted: 27/06/2020 10:39:41   Subject: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
Impressive!
Topic: Bryn Eglwys.
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/06/2020 17:49:29   Subject: Bryn Eglwys.
Ahh yes, I'd forgotten about it after a load of old links were lost in a drive failure.

Thanks Roy, will have a peruse shortly
Topic: Bryn Eglwys.
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/06/2020 16:33:23   Subject: Bryn Eglwys.
About 40 years ago we walked up from Gwernol Station and had a nose about, not equipped for U/G and well dressed ladies in tow.
We had a look at the old dam and other interesting bits and specula
Topic: Mynachlog - near WSCo Viaduct.
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/06/2020 13:39:30   Subject: Mynachlog - near WSCo Viaduct.
This the place?

https://www.festipedia.org.uk/wiki/Rhiwbryfdir

A bt more info.

https://www.facebook.com/festrailinsider/photos/a.2574453459539274/2634287380222548/?typ
Topic: Photography in caves
Morlock

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 25/06/2020 14:05:16   Subject: Photography in caves
How many Mpix is the I-Phone?
Topic: Save a Railway Tunnel
Morlock

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 23/06/2020 15:52:00   Subject: Save a Railway Tunnel
A much better financial situation than the 'promised' future funding for the Rhondda Tunnel which appears to be be a much easier proposition.

https://www.rhonddatunnelsociety.co.uk/
Topic: Cults Limestone Mine - 3D
Morlock

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 20/06/2020 19:58:49   Subject: Cults Limestone Mine - 3D
Excellent, many thanks.
Topic: Parc Lead Mine - 3D
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/06/2020 19:58:31   Subject: Parc Lead Mine - 3D
Excellent, many thanks.
Topic: Back underground ????
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/06/2020 16:25:02   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="royfellows"][quote="ttxela"]

I have been giving this some thought and I have decided that for me the trigger will be when campsites re-open and I am permitted to stay overnight on a
Topic: Photography in caves
Morlock

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 16/06/2020 22:21:38   Subject: Photography in caves
This what you get with 15 seconds and f2.8 with LED lamp and exposure corrected later.

[link]108152[linkphoto]108152[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: High Door - Low Door
Morlock

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 01/06/2020 18:45:14   Subject: High Door - Low Door
I can't find the mine in question but suggest the figures may be the depth in feet to shaft landings.
Topic: Old Mine workings
Morlock

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 28/05/2020 15:08:10   Subject: Old Mine workings
The only possibility for council involment I can foresee is that the alignment of any structures on said rafts may raise a planning issue to be resolved.
As already stated, the rafts are solely
Topic: 1870s mine
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/05/2020 12:12:52   Subject: 1870s mine
Do have a NGR, FlashEarth or other means of location?
Topic: Coal, illegal
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/05/2020 00:30:15   Subject: Coal, illegal
Some of the lumps were huge back in the 'concessionary coal' days, my grandmother was very particular regarding the amount of 'small' generated.;D
Topic: Gravesend Surface Water Sewer Tunnel
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2020 16:15:54   Subject: Gravesend Surface Water Sewer Tunnel
A little more in this one.

https://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council/strategies-and-policies/environment-waste-and-planning-policies/flooding-and-drainage-policies/surface-water-management-
Topic: Gravesend Surface Water Sewer Tunnel
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2020 15:49:34   Subject: Gravesend Surface Water Sewer Tunnel
Anything useful in this lot?

https://www.kent.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0014/50018/Thameside-Stage-1-SWMP-Appendix-B-DA02.pdf
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