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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
Topic: Radon
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/03/2018 09:21:51   Subject: Radon
Whilst looking for something else this popped up. Any comments from people who know about Radon?

"It has two huge empty storage tanks that were used to filter the water from the rugged land
Topic: Communicating in shafts
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/03/2018 19:33:26   Subject: Communicating in shafts
[quote="pwhole"]A group of us did some work in a big shaft last year (90m to the level), with much of the old timbers, pipes and ladders still in there[/quote]

Sounds like you have the maki
Topic: Communicating in shafts
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/03/2018 18:41:48   Subject: Communicating in shafts
What's the problem with a long hose and two funnels?;D
Topic: Locating mine entrance - aerial photo
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/03/2018 03:28:19   Subject: Locating mine entrance - aerial photo
[quote="trebor"]How long since Colliery closed ?
Not much evidence of tracks to either colliery or buildings for either colliery.[/quote]

Mapping is around 1870 so probably a fair whil
Topic: Locating mine entrance - aerial photo
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/03/2018 19:56:05   Subject: Locating mine entrance - aerial photo
There is another colliery on the mapping, Greenhill Colliery, about 340 metres southwest on a bearing of around 200 degrees T.

About here.

https://zoom.earth/#53.205792,-2.00332,
Topic: Locating mine entrance - aerial photo
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/03/2018 22:58:43   Subject: Locating mine entrance - aerial photo
Looks like a square air shaft on 1870s mapping.
Topic: Locating mine entrance - aerial photo
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/03/2018 22:26:27   Subject: Locating mine entrance - aerial photo
Can you supply a grid ref or lat-long position?
Topic: Childrens Film Foundation: Luckett 1952
Morlock

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/03/2018 11:53:19   Subject: Childrens Film Foundation: Luckett 1952
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swMDE4K3Iwc
Topic: Childrens Film Foundation: Luckett 1952
Morlock

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/03/2018 23:36:27   Subject: Childrens Film Foundation: Luckett 1952
Excellent film.:)
Topic: Ffynnon Badarn Slate Mine
Morlock

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 03/03/2018 15:17:45   Subject: Ffynnon Badarn Slate Mine
Does this clarify anything?

http://www.coflein.gov.uk/en/site/400828/details/ffynnon-badarn-slate-workings-se-of

Edit: 1901 mapping shows a smithy and level at site.

M
Topic: Land Rovers for Sale!
Morlock

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 02/03/2018 17:35:45   Subject: Land Rovers for Sale!
[quote="rufenig"][quote=
Had one of those on my 2A. IIRC, 16 forward gears and 4 reverse.:lol: [/quote]

If it was like mine the quote was,
[i]"There are 20 gears in here, I will f
Topic: Land Rovers for Sale!
Morlock

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 02/03/2018 14:45:26   Subject: Land Rovers for Sale!
I can remember one particularly cold day I left the 2A running at fast idle on the hand throttle with all 3 boxes in neutral, most amusing as a mate from further up the street tried to move it out of
Topic: Land Rovers for Sale!
Morlock

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 02/03/2018 13:36:44   Subject: Land Rovers for Sale!
[quote="Andy Mears"] along with Bearmach overdrive.[/quote]

Had one of those on my 2A. IIRC, 16 forward gears and 4 reverse.:lol:

Topic: Does anyone know what this building was for?
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/02/2018 23:11:57   Subject: Does anyone know what this building was for?
[quote="B175"]The "window" appears to have had a some sort of (louvred?) cover which might suggest an air intake or exhaust. [/quote]

The small wind next to the plinth could possibly be the
Topic: Does anyone know what this building was for?
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/02/2018 21:03:40   Subject: Does anyone know what this building was for?
Does the orientation of the building fit anything on the map?

http://maps.nls.uk/view/125623993
Topic: Cwmorthin Managers Office
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/02/2018 19:56:12   Subject: Cwmorthin Managers Office
[quote="RAMPAGE"]One fireplace works fine (on left when looking at building from front), it is lined and has a stove. The one on the right is blocked off. It was knackered, loads of stone had fallen d
Topic: Cwmorthin Managers Office
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/02/2018 19:00:45   Subject: Cwmorthin Managers Office
Nice.:) Are the fireplaces still in-situ?
Topic: New Hawne Colliery
Morlock

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/02/2018 20:55:47   Subject: New Hawne Colliery
Some details.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-71343341.html
Topic: Deep sea mining
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/02/2018 16:01:55   Subject: Deep sea mining
Much more complex than I first anticipated.
Topic: Deep sea mining
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2018 19:49:49   Subject: Deep sea mining
I suspect the system may be vacuum dredging, head being vacuum pump inlet above sea level?
Topic: Deep sea mining
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2018 14:24:12   Subject: Deep sea mining
The whole story was on Freesat not long ago, PBS America or similar channel.
Topic: Deep sea mining
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2018 13:40:19   Subject: Deep sea mining
IIRC, Manganese nodules and other treasures were mentioned by Argentina during the Falklands conflict?
Topic: Earthquake?
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/02/2018 16:28:33   Subject: Earthquake?
It even managed to awaken SWMBO, can't say I noticed though.;D
Topic: Bad air in ironstone mines
Morlock

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 15/02/2018 23:34:19   Subject: Bad air in ironstone mines
[quote="Mr.C"]
That level is a bit of an oddity really. Not entirely convinced that it's a link to the old Brindley canal tunnel (at least not directly). The level with the dreadful air is in the
Topic: 3 days down a drain
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/02/2018 12:37:52   Subject: 3 days down a drain
"But officials from Thames Water confirmed that following an investigation, they believe that the unknown man entered via an exit of the surface water system on a new housing estate, about a mile away
Topic: Bad air in ironstone mines
Morlock

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 15/02/2018 00:29:36   Subject: Bad air in ironstone mines
Found them, water level was much higher during our visit. I wonder if the tunnel sometimes sumps and blocks the air flow.

http://www.tuesdaynightclub.co.uk/Harecastle/index.html

Topic: Bad air in ironstone mines
Morlock

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 14/02/2018 23:45:29   Subject: Bad air in ironstone mines
Quite strange really as there are images about of a guy canoeing in the old canal tunnel, I'll see if I can dig one up.
Topic: Bad air in ironstone mines
Morlock

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 14/02/2018 23:21:57   Subject: Bad air in ironstone mines
[quote="Mr.C"]
I heard that the person who that happened to had a 4 gas that read v low O2. He didn't believe it & went in anyway!!
I've known that level & its foibles since I was a kid (abo
Topic: Bad air in ironstone mines
Morlock

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 14/02/2018 12:32:20   Subject: Bad air in ironstone mines
Many years ago we had a very close run thing in Harecastle rail tunnel after entering a side drift down to the disused ochre filled 1st canal tunnel. Cheapest safety option is probably something like
Topic: MF // BF adit / ent. locations
Morlock

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/02/2018 13:39:56   Subject: MF // BF adit / ent. locations
IIRC, the 10 figure NGRs are irrelevant as the crater covers several metres in both width and length?
You can not miss it if you get to an 8 figure reference, that's assuming you satnav works und
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