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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
Topic: Fisma carbide lamp
Morlock

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/04/2020 17:09:01   Subject: Fisma carbide lamp


https://www.caving-supplies.co.uk/cgi-bin/psProdSrch.cgi?mode=user&transid=&source=again&search_text=&formCategory=Carbide+Lamp+Spares&formBrand=All&search=Search
Topic: Fisma carbide lamp
Morlock

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/04/2020 12:55:59   Subject: Fisma carbide lamp
Perhaps there is some perishable part missing, sponge, wick, rubber ball float etc.
Topic: Fisma carbide lamp
Morlock

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/04/2020 11:30:24   Subject: Fisma carbide lamp
Looks that way, reminds me a little of the Kipps H2S generator where the outlet provides the gas flow and liquid level regulation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7_DVACocMw

Mos
Topic: Fisma carbide lamp
Morlock

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/04/2020 10:34:14   Subject: Fisma carbide lamp
An image of the hand held part from its other end would be helpful.:)
Topic: Fisma carbide lamp
Morlock

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/04/2020 23:14:09   Subject: Fisma carbide lamp
My last trip on carbide was November 2010. Premier Trent headlamp with remote generator, (300g I think).
Topic: The ‘Office’
Morlock

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 23/04/2020 12:29:39   Subject: The ‘Office’
I suspect I'd had a lifetime noise overdose by the time I finished my apprenticeship in 1969, foundry/riveting/machine shop etc. This was followed by many years of no compulsory PPE.

I can
Topic: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/04/2020 13:13:54   Subject: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
[quote="jagman"][quote="ttxela"]

I think we'll all be back in the short term but I'm less convinced in the long term, we were set up to be the companies European base/training centre and we
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/04/2020 22:24:17   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
[quote="ttxela"]

Theres a selection of those living in the lakes on the Cambridge Science Park. Rumour has it they were dumped by kids from the nearby estate during the 'Teenage Mutant Ninj
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/04/2020 14:12:28   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
At first glance they look like the pointy end of some wrought iron railings?
Topic: Mining term: jem crow
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2020 17:57:43   Subject: Mining term: jem crow
[quote="Tamarmole"]

Similarly where does the name Crow Bar derive from?[/quote]

Some suggestions.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowbar_(tool)
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 19:18:48   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Found in the 70s in an U/G storm drain, about 12 inches nose to tail.

[link]120020[linkphoto]120020[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Montagu Main Colliery, Scotswood
Morlock

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/03/2020 23:33:02   Subject: Montagu Main Colliery, Scotswood
It may be that GPS, (satnav) uses a different prime meridian to Greenwich used on OS maps?

https://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/88428/why-is-the-gps-reference-meridian-100m-to-the-east-o
Topic: Lead mine Longstone Moor Derbyshire
Morlock

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/03/2020 16:46:09   Subject: Lead mine Longstone Moor Derbyshire
That exact position does not seem to have a mine record. Check map for mines within 1 Km

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Cackle-Mackle-Lead-Mine_14053/
Topic: Montagu Main Colliery, Scotswood
Morlock

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 21/03/2020 11:05:02   Subject: Montagu Main Colliery, Scotswood
[quote="rikj"][quote="tonyfox"]Can you explain further, please, Morlock? Clearly I’ve broken a rule for which I apologise but be gentle with me, I’m a new guy![/quote]
[/quote]

You wor
Topic: Montagu Main Colliery, Scotswood
Morlock

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/03/2020 00:56:31   Subject: Montagu Main Colliery, Scotswood
Post removed, incorrect mine position.
Topic: Man killed in mine shaft in Fife
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/03/2020 13:02:53   Subject: Man killed in mine shaft in Fife
I checked out the Coal authority map a few hours ago and all the likely looking places are marked as 'Adit'.
Topic: Mine on scarrowmanwick fell Cumbria
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/03/2020 18:14:26   Subject: Mine on scarrowmanwick fell Cumbria
Well out of my area, perhaps some knowledgeable local on here may have more info.
Topic: Mine on scarrowmanwick fell Cumbria
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/03/2020 21:54:48   Subject: Mine on scarrowmanwick fell Cumbria
It would appear so.:-[
Topic: Mine on scarrowmanwick fell Cumbria
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/03/2020 18:58:22   Subject: Mine on scarrowmanwick fell Cumbria
'Burned Edge Mine' (coal) at NY596468?

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Burnt-Edge-Coal-Colliery_17482/

http://www.dmm.org.uk/colliery/b953.htm
Topic: Coal, illegal
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/03/2020 17:00:29   Subject: Coal, illegal
[quote="Peter Burgess"]On a lighter (and darker!) note, I like to remind myself sometimes that these innocent and enthusiastic youngsters might be running the care home I might be in at some time, and
Topic: Going to say the dreaded " cave " word
Morlock

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 04/03/2020 19:10:00   Subject: Going to say the dreaded
Search of Little Neath area.

http://www.cambriancavingcouncil.org.uk/registry/ccr_registry.php?reg=All+Wales+and+the+Marches&nam=neath
Topic: Coal, illegal
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/03/2020 09:58:50   Subject: Coal, illegal
Yes, it would appear that one will still be able to have coal & logs delivered in quantity but the coal will have to be 'smokeless' (anthracite etc). I also believe the bulk log trade will carry on su
Topic: Coal, illegal
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/03/2020 13:42:35   Subject: Coal, illegal
I suspect dry steam coal will always be available for the heritage steam users. Plenty about at shallow depths. Possibly at elevated price.

http://www.cwfuels.co.uk/products/steam-coal/
Topic: Coal, illegal
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/03/2020 05:55:09   Subject: Coal, illegal
The legislation will only affect wet wood (>20% moisture) & house coal, dry wood, anthracite and Smokeless fuel sales will carry on as normal.

More info which seems to imply solid fuel (smo
Topic: Development of spades - a question
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/02/2020 12:01:28   Subject: Development of spades - a question
Bronze Age presumably?
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