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Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Morlock

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 19/07/2018 16:49:19   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
[quote="Paul Marvin"][quote="Morlock"]I hope you're right Roy. One of the old tricks was to fit a gate but leave it open, same sort of intimidation tactic as the walls.

IIRC there is a gat
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Morlock

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 19/07/2018 13:53:51   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
I might have some info regarding water levels over the weekend.
Topic: Dry areas...
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/07/2018 21:49:50   Subject: Dry areas...
Roy, had a look tonight, no change, no gate. There is a misleading 'no trespassing' sign.
Topic: Dry areas...
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/07/2018 16:43:04   Subject: Dry areas...
Will check out the 'gate' next time I'm passing.

Just in case anyone fancies doing the normally flooded level it requires a full wetsuit.
Topic: Dry areas...
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/07/2018 17:19:16   Subject: Dry areas...
Although I've not checked the next level down at Dinas Silica is probably accessible now.

[link]88242[linkphoto]88242[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Mystery Mines
Morlock

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/06/2018 16:56:14   Subject: Mystery Mines
This the place?


https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Album/Photographs-Of-Wynch-Bridge-Trial_63291/
Topic: Welsh coal revival?
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/06/2018 13:45:42   Subject: Welsh coal revival?
[quote="Ty Gwyn"]I remember you mentioning before about the stone in the coal,There was a new washery built not long before it closed last time,hope it does a better job than before.
[/quote]
Topic: Welsh coal revival?
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/06/2018 23:06:49   Subject: Welsh coal revival?
[quote="Ty Gwyn"]No,not specific outlets,but I imagine same as before the domestic market,
One market for Anthracite that I never knew or thought about before is the sewage filtration process,ap
Topic: Welsh coal revival?
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/06/2018 16:36:38   Subject: Welsh coal revival?
Do you know the outlet for the coal once they get started?
Topic: Welsh coal revival?
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/06/2018 13:05:37   Subject: Welsh coal revival?
[quote="RAMPAGE"][quote="Morlock"]I wouldn't hold out too much hope of a revival as long as transport costs remain low from countries which have very much lower production costs. The UK Government als
Topic: Nottingham
Morlock

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 12/06/2018 16:42:15   Subject: Nottingham
This should get you started.

http://www.tparchaeology.co.uk/caves/caveswebsite/


http://news.experiencenottinghamshire.com/going-underground-explore-nottinghams-top-ten-cave
Topic: The Last Bat
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/06/2018 12:20:15   Subject: The Last Bat
Interesting read.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/jun/12/the-last-bat-the-mystery-of-britains-most-solitary-animal
Topic: Site outage - 31st May to 1st June
Morlock

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 01/06/2018 15:13:40   Subject: Site outage - 31st May to 1st June
[quote="SimonRL"]Meanwhile, somewhere near St. Asaph a sheep is looking at a thin strand of plastic running across the field and contemplating chewing through it...[/quote]

:lol: Hopefully
Topic: Abandoned Engineering
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2018 19:10:46   Subject: Abandoned Engineering
All of the "impossible" programs have one thing in common, they've all proved to be possible!;D
Topic: Soviet Sinkholes.
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2018 12:13:29   Subject: Soviet Sinkholes.
The results of salt mining has left dozens of 'Flashes' around Cheshire, further up towards Wigan there's a canal embankment which once just meandered along the land contour. IIRC, 80 feet of coal sea
Topic: Soviet Sinkholes.
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/05/2018 13:04:56   Subject: Soviet Sinkholes.
Results of Potash mining under the old USSR system of doing things.

https://www.rt.com/news/426968-sinkholes-destroy-russia-berezniki/
Topic: Mine water clean up.
Morlock

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 11/05/2018 16:51:33   Subject: Mine water clean up.
[quote="JohnnearCfon"][quote="Morlock"][quote="John Mason"]That depends on whether you believe in the laws of physics or what is printed in the Daily Mail![/quote]

I do believe in the laws
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Morlock

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/05/2018 16:48:12   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
[quote="sinker"][quote="Morlock"][quote="sinker"][quote="Morlock"]
The only time they get used these days is when a bypass or road improvement scheme renders the old road unusable
[/quote]
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Morlock

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/05/2018 16:15:58   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
[quote="sinker"][quote="Morlock"]
The only time they get used these days is when a bypass or road improvement scheme renders the old road unusable
[/quote]

That's what happened to
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Morlock

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/05/2018 15:01:28   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
I hope you're right Roy. One of the old tricks was to fit a gate but leave it open, same sort of intimidation tactic as the walls.

IIRC there is a gated road (both ends) somewhere around N
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Morlock

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/05/2018 14:34:02   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Personally I would feel OK and just drive through. The worrying bit would be if he fitted a gate and the council took the view that a saving could be made if the road was no longer maintainable at th
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Morlock

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/05/2018 14:06:29   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Counting the blocks gives a height of 1.3 metres for the LH wall, about 900 mm for the lower one.
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Morlock

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 10/05/2018 15:41:20   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
"2/ The authority is investigating the matter and will consider exorcising its powers under section 149 of the Highways Act 1980"

That sounds a bit open ended Roy?
Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/05/2018 18:41:08   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
[quote="royfellows"]"If you stop to rest on one of the rungs exactly half way up and there are 11 rungs above you, how many rungs in the ladder."[/quote]

23.
Topic: Loscoe Coal Colliery (mine)
Morlock

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/05/2018 19:23:09   Subject: Loscoe Coal Colliery (mine)
There was a brickworks near the gardens on the south side of the street, also Loscoe colliery a bit further north.

http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=442299&y=347396&z=115&sv=53.0222,-1.37084
Topic: Mine water clean up.
Morlock

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 08/05/2018 16:02:15   Subject: Mine water clean up.
[quote="John Mason"]Fair enough, Roy. I can agree to differ![/quote]

And me.:flowers:
Topic: Mine water clean up.
Morlock

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 08/05/2018 02:02:47   Subject: Mine water clean up.
[quote="John Mason"]That depends on whether you believe in the laws of physics or what is printed in the Daily Mail![/quote]

I do believe in the laws of physics but, after the "Hockey Stic
Topic: Mine water clean up.
Morlock

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 07/05/2018 17:49:24   Subject: Mine water clean up.
[quote="D.Send"]
Biochar studies would advance far faster if carbon credits were better allocated.
[/quote]

Carbon Credits are just a part of the Global Warming/Climate Change sc
Topic: Abercynon Colliery Coal Mine (mine)
Morlock

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 06/05/2018 20:25:59   Subject: Abercynon Colliery Coal Mine (mine)
Could you supply a few images?
Topic: FOR THE LAMP BUFFS
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/04/2018 21:39:02   Subject: FOR THE LAMP BUFFS
Any numbers stamped anywhere?
Topic: Harworth Colliery Coal Mine (mine)
Morlock

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/04/2018 19:32:24   Subject: Harworth Colliery Coal Mine (mine)
[quote="davetidza"]The arcing that was produced by the valve-type rectifiers (and please don't ask me what exactly these were) was mighty impressive.
[/quote]

Mercury arc rectifier.
Topic: Nitecore filter review
Morlock

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 08/04/2018 22:52:08   Subject: Nitecore filter review
I've got an aged Petzl Tikka with a slide across diffuser. A bit low powered by today's standards.:lol:
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Morlock

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 05/04/2018 16:03:36   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine

How long should the process take Roy, or is it a bit like 'how long is a piece of string' thingy?
Topic: Coate Moor Ironstone Mine, Kildale, North Yorks.
Morlock

Forum: North East England   Posted: 04/04/2018 13:36:57   Subject: Coate Moor Ironstone Mine, Kildale, North Yorks.
[quote="crickleymal"][quote="Praada"]You should maybe take a look at the mines around Alderley Edge. I believe one of those mines even has an old barclays bank vault door stopping entry! You cannot
Topic: Coate Moor Ironstone Mine, Kildale, North Yorks.
Morlock

Forum: North East England   Posted: 02/04/2018 19:58:35   Subject: Coate Moor Ironstone Mine, Kildale, North Yorks.
If the entry area is somewhat remote and not overlooked by any farms/houses etc i suspect security will be an ongoing problem.:(

Edit: Perhaps a door with an internal lock might be more suc
Topic: Minworth
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/04/2018 19:40:25   Subject: Minworth
A quote from SubBrit, not sure if it helps at all.

"One Friday in 1991 The Minworth Group went bankrupt and all their sites were abandoned. Two or three years later Sherburn Stone which is
Topic: Stancombe mine liverton
Morlock

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/03/2018 18:57:52   Subject: Stancombe mine liverton
Early mapping does not show the spring but the shaft is on most maps. The spring first appears on mapping around the 1950s. Elevation data indicates the spring is around 50 metres lower than the shaf
Topic: Stancombe mine liverton
Morlock

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/03/2018 17:53:05   Subject: Stancombe mine liverton
The shaft on old mapping at Liverton is also within 400 metres of a place named Stancombe.
Topic: Stancombe mine liverton
Morlock

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/03/2018 17:07:08   Subject: Stancombe mine liverton
There's a shaft marked here near Liverton, anywhere near the location?

https://zoom.earth/#50.552983,-3.693547,19z,map
Topic: Stancombe mine liverton
Morlock

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/03/2018 16:01:20   Subject: Stancombe mine liverton
Is it possible you could provide a map position for the shaft in the field?

Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/03/2018 14:34:56   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
[quote="royfellows"]I was told that I am very good and will be in great demand[/quote]

The new Fred Dibnah of the mining world?;D
Topic: Welsh coal revival?
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2018 18:28:26   Subject: Welsh coal revival?
[quote="legendrider"]The cement industry for one, uses a pulverised coal/air fuel mix which just cant be replaced with solar/wind/wave power.[/quote]

I suspect coal is on the way out in cem
Topic: Welsh coal revival?
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2018 16:50:25   Subject: Welsh coal revival?
[quote="somersetminer"][quote="Coggy"]As our government is closing all coal fired power stations by 2020, what is the market for this coal ?
[/quote]

Most likely steel production. Lot
Topic: Welsh coal revival?
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/03/2018 20:29:12   Subject: Welsh coal revival?
That has been mentioned by various politicians but I suspect it will be a very long time before Welsh deep mined coal will become competitive against worldwide suppliers.
I'm not against Welsh mi
Topic: Welsh coal revival?
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/03/2018 18:57:42   Subject: Welsh coal revival?
[quote="RAMPAGE"][quote="Morlock"]I wouldn't hold out too much hope of a revival as long as transport costs remain low from countries which have very much lower production costs. The UK Government als
Topic: Welsh coal revival?
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/03/2018 18:08:24   Subject: Welsh coal revival?
[quote="trebor"]Will Gas works start again once Gas from North sea runs out ?[/quote]

I suspect not as the world is currently awash with LNG, IIRC the UK recently bought two tanker loads pr
Topic: Welsh coal revival?
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/03/2018 18:04:20   Subject: Welsh coal revival?
Most of the 'tensions' regarding Russia are due to Russia thwarting western ambitions in Ukraine and Syria, a power struggle pure and simple. Russia will not cut off its nose to spite its face on a ga
Topic: Welsh coal revival?
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/03/2018 15:37:11   Subject: Welsh coal revival?
I wouldn't hold out too much hope of a revival as long as transport costs remain low from countries which have very much lower production costs. The UK Government also sees coal as something to be pha
Topic: Welsh coal revival?
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/03/2018 16:53:15   Subject: Welsh coal revival?
Probably the best non-media views.

http://www.welshcoalmines.co.uk/forum/read.php?2,49031,72352#msg-72352
Topic: Radon
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/03/2018 10:31:28   Subject: Radon
A little more info on Radon in drinking water.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0265931X16304556
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