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Posts by Morlock

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Topic: Dale Abbey No 2 Colliery Coal Mine (mine)
Morlock

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 29/04/2019 12:22:12   Subject: Dale Abbey No 2 Colliery Coal Mine (mine)
Foundry casting sounds a good guess. The sand may have also gone further as the tramway appears to eventually meet the main railway line
Topic: Heyford Ironworks Iron Smelt Mill (mine)
Morlock

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/04/2019 18:11:52   Subject: Heyford Ironworks Iron Smelt Mill (mine)
It appears there were two ironworks north and south railway line.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nether_Heyford#Industrial_History
Topic: Photographs Of Kiveton Park (Photo ref 83611) (photo)
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 18/04/2019 10:41:26   Subject: Photographs Of Kiveton Park (Photo ref 83611) (photo)
Looks similar to a capped shaft vent, possibly with a flame trap.
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
Morlock

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 13/04/2019 20:00:49   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
I'm not really sure what repercussions an UG fatality could have on other areas of mine exploration, probably better if they had a sobering close call.
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
Morlock

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 13/04/2019 16:55:01   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="ivortheengine"]I know for a really nice looking co*l level. Beyond a roof fall lies a really tantalising heading in perfect nick. Also beyond the roof fall is a complete absence of oxygen.[/qu
Topic: William Roberts bard name Gwilym Eyri
Morlock

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 12/04/2019 10:11:05   Subject: William Roberts bard name Gwilym Eyri
Ahh, assumed there was only one.
Topic: William Roberts bard name Gwilym Eyri
Morlock

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 12/04/2019 07:43:49   Subject: William Roberts bard name Gwilym Eyri
The BBC may have a larger image on file.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cymru/gogleddorllewin/papurau_bro/yr_wylan/newyddion/ionawr06.shtml
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
Morlock

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 11/04/2019 01:14:47   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
Nothing can be done to educate these people.:curse:

Enjoyed one of the comments though.

"oh and leave bald grills behind".
Topic: Easter visit to St Francis level
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/04/2019 18:58:10   Subject: Easter visit to St Francis level
If you can tolerate some occasional slow progress a Type6 is OK for low O2 warning, should get one for less than £40.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw=type+6&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trk
Topic: Nyth Y Gigfran - what’s going on?
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/04/2019 15:35:41   Subject: Nyth Y Gigfran - what’s going on?
[quote="JonK"]You can contour round from Cwmorthin.[/quote]

Think my oldish legs would prefer that route.;D
Topic: Nyth Y Gigfran - what’s going on?
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/04/2019 19:52:43   Subject: Nyth Y Gigfran - what’s going on?
Appears to have a slight change of direction 2/3 up, wonder if that was where the wooden sledway started?
Topic: Sir Francis Level
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/03/2019 21:27:17   Subject: Sir Francis Level
I suspect someone will comment shortly regarding land and mineral rights ownership.

Have a rummage through this lot.

https://whoownsengland.org/2018/08/12/revealed-the-aristocrat
Topic: Abercwmeiddaw - Hunter tunneller
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/03/2019 16:10:04   Subject: Abercwmeiddaw - Hunter tunneller
That links to an email address?
Topic: Sir Francis Level
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/03/2019 13:09:35   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
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/03/2019 23:18:54   Subject: Gwynfynydd
That's what the OS key indicates.

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/docs/legends/50k-raster-legend.pdf
Topic: gridrefs for underground features at nent
Morlock

Forum: North East England   Posted: 26/03/2019 16:50:23   Subject: gridrefs for underground features at nent
Anything useful here

http://www.mineexplorer.org.uk/plans.htm
Topic: Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/03/2019 20:36:50   Subject: Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
[quote="John Lawson"]
Ignoring the fact that coking Coal is not that common in Europe, and naturally it is being imported fro the other side of the world at a price![/quote]

At one sta
Topic: Nant Gwrtheryn / Porth y Nant Quarries
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/03/2019 20:17:19   Subject: Nant Gwrtheryn / Porth y Nant Quarries
Have a check here in case mapping revisions have missed something

http://www.railmaponline.com/UKIEMap.php
Topic: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/03/2019 20:35:04   Subject: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
Is this the structure?

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Photo/Brifge_94210/
Topic: Tremar Mine
Morlock

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/03/2019 23:13:59   Subject: Tremar Mine
Unfortunately the earliest easily accessible mapping starts at 1883.

Not sure if this will help?

https://www.nmrs.org.uk/assets/lookinside/bm20lookinside.pdf

Topic: Not exactly mining but interesting
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/02/2019 18:36:01   Subject: Not exactly mining but interesting
Many years ago I started tracing the route of this structure by identifying the aqueducts and shafts. These images really convey the scale of the project as well as the then current techniques. Many t
Topic: Abandoned Mine Explore #22 : Huge Workings In The Mine Of 1000 Ladders (Video)
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/02/2019 18:43:25   Subject: Abandoned Mine Explore #22 : Huge Workings In The Mine Of 1000 Ladders (Video)
[quote="Jimbo"]Can't see anything, it must be epic!:lol:[/quote]

Search "1000 ladders" on Youtube.:)
Topic: "The Bargain men" Gunnerside
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/02/2019 14:25:01   Subject: The Bargain Men
Very nice bit of history.:)
Topic: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/02/2019 14:56:17   Subject: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
Reports seem to indicate it was open in December last year.
Topic: Historic Photographs Of Rainford (album)
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/02/2019 17:34:34   Subject: Historic Photographs Of Rainford (album)
Are you enquiring about a colliery or Crank Caverns?
Topic: moving photos
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2019 02:15:30   Subject: moving photos
Not sure if this is the easiest way?

Download image to your desktop and then upload the image to the relevant mine images.

Probably an easier way to those more familiar with the
Topic: Hendre Spar Mine
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/01/2019 05:56:21   Subject: Hendre Spar Mine
It would appear it's quite useful.

"The properties of calcite make it one of the most widely used minerals. It is used as a construction material, abrasive, agricultural soil treatment, con
Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/12/2018 22:30:38   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
[quote="Pete K"]It still does about a quarter rotation when that kicks in, enough to hurt a bit if you are not well braced. Still better than the old no-clutch Bosch arm breaker we used to use.[/quote
Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/12/2018 21:57:25   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
[quote="RAMPAGE"]Only problem is when it binds on a big hole it tends to throw me across the chamber. My two shoulders are wrecked (can't lateral-raise more than about 5kg) and I'm sure it's all the d
Topic: Snowdon Fatality.
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/12/2018 12:07:19   Subject: Snowdon Fatality.
Sad news.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6537675/Body-man-rockfall-Snowdon-Christmas-Eve.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46709231
Topic: Merry Christmas 2018!
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2018 20:01:49   Subject: Merry Christmas 2018!
Merry Christmas all.:)
Topic: Number of working underground mines in the UK
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/12/2018 21:48:33   Subject: Number of working underground mines in the UK
A bit of info on Brightling.

https://apps.eastsussex.gov.uk/environment/planning/applications/register/documents/datawright%20saved%20documents/scannedinfo/planning/mr-16/appendix%20d%20vis
Topic: Tony Oldham RIP
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/12/2018 19:58:11   Subject: Tony Oldham RIP
Another real character gone, RIP.
Topic: Oxygen meter contamination
Morlock

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 12/12/2018 19:00:18   Subject: Oxygen meter contamination
I did a lot of confined space testing when I was working and found they do not like water ingestion, testing in a stream of Propane or Acetylene. Such abuses usually killed them!

Can these
Topic: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
Morlock

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/12/2018 13:38:12   Subject: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
Gets a mention here, sounds a little unreliable.

https://www.craigynoscastle.com/walks/history/railway.htm
Topic: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
Morlock

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/12/2018 12:53:58   Subject: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
Mr Millard was rather rude as he interrupted several of Roy's answers with another question.>:(

Several good shots of Roy's lamp though.:)
Topic: Cligga Head mine top level Portal
Morlock

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/12/2018 19:35:29   Subject: Cligga Head mine top level Portal
The pdf appears to indicate that some caution is required.
Topic: Cligga Head mine top level Portal
Morlock

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/12/2018 14:50:08   Subject: Cligga Head mine top level Portal
If you look up "Cligga" in the 'mine search' there's a fair bit of info in the pdf file.
Topic: Odd structure, North Cornwall near Trevalga
Morlock

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/11/2018 14:03:53   Subject: Odd structure, North Cornwall near Trevalga
Perseverance pays off.:)
Topic: Nenthead Mill (mine)
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 27/11/2018 10:41:27   Subject: Nenthead Mill (mine)
Mist?
Topic: Magnetic Dec.
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2018 20:20:15   Subject: Magnetic Dec.
Whilst training Venture Scouts in navigation we used GUMA & MUGS.

Grid Unto Mag - Add.

Mag Unto Grid - Subtract.

Topic: Whezzit.
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2018 00:24:40   Subject: Whezzit.
There were loads of similar doing the rounds at caving clubs in the 70s, "Who killed Cock Robin" being a favourite.;D
Topic: Whezzit.
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2018 22:47:48   Subject: Whezzit.
[quote="Mr.C"]I prefer the "Jolly fine punting weather" version. ;)[/quote]

Bet that's a 'rude' version.;D
Topic: Whezzit.
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2018 21:21:06   Subject: Whezzit.
Thought you might.;D
Topic: Whezzit.
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2018 20:52:31   Subject: Whezzit.
Anyone recognise the place 44 seconds in?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyUFIC0JnTo
Topic: Lamp cable failure
Morlock

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/11/2018 13:05:27   Subject: Lamp cable failure
[quote="gNick"]That is pretty much what Roy is using these days[/quote]

A sound bit of engineering, very similar to the belt mounted Oldham cable outlet.
Topic: Lamp cable failure
Morlock

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/11/2018 11:35:21   Subject: Lamp cable failure
Would something similar to this be suitable if they could be sourced at the correct size?

http://www.directindustry.com/prod/giovenzana-international-bv/product-12319-1925443.html?utm_sourc
Topic: Photographs Of Cambrian (Photo ref 116440) (photo)
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/11/2018 12:19:17   Subject: Photographs Of Cambrian (Photo ref 116440) (photo)
Found it.:)
Topic: Photographs Of Cambrian (Photo ref 116440) (photo)
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/11/2018 15:49:02   Subject: Photographs Of Cambrian (Photo ref 116440) (photo)
Cannot see the image anywhere.
Topic: Great Watermouth Mine Lead Mine (mine)
Morlock

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/11/2018 10:48:54   Subject: Great Watermouth Mine Lead Mine (mine)
General info with NGRs here.

https://johnhmoore.co.uk/hele/mining.htm
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