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Topic: Flood from Mine
Morlock

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 21/01/2021 20:51:20   Subject: Flood from Mine
Probably from the level here.

https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/272316/197769/12/100954
Topic: HM Inspector of Mines learns about carbide lamps
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/12/2020 23:23:38   Subject: HM Inspector of Mines learns about carbide lamps
Dinas Silica Mine and Llanharry Iron Mine also used the hand held at some point.
Topic: HM Inspector of Mines learns about carbide lamps
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/12/2020 18:46:24   Subject: HM Inspector of Mines learns about carbide lamps
Looking at the date for the first economic carbide production probably some time after 1892.

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

Edit: Info from USA.

https://am
Topic: Scoredale
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 24/12/2020 22:42:54   Subject: Scoredale
Check Google for mine name and search here or web under name. e.g. https://www.mindat.org/loc-1477.html

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHBD_en-GBGB907GB907&ei=9xflX4yZHb2R1fAPtO-7oAk&
Topic: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2020 12:12:54   Subject: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
It would appear some local volunteers have intervened to channel water back to improve the meander water quality.

https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/18673280.dying-fish-dreadful-smell-cuckmere
Topic: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/12/2020 15:29:44   Subject: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
[quote="BertyBasset"]I'd give a sandcastle surviving an incoming tide better odds than that bank in a flood.[/quote]

Research seems to indicate the river is non-tidal.
Topic: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/12/2020 23:14:17   Subject: Protected River Lugg 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
The report also alleges the 'river gravel' has been removed, wonder what now constitutes the 'new' river bottom?
Topic: Ackton Hall Colliery Coal Colliery (mine)
Morlock

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 29/11/2020 10:09:10   Subject: Ackton Hall Colliery Coal Colliery (mine)
Easiest way to find them is to type in just the first bit of the mine name and nothing else.
"Ackton", "Featherstone","Snydale" etc.


http://myfeatherstonecollieries.blogspot.com/
Topic: 'Slants'
Morlock

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 22/11/2020 09:47:56   Subject: 'Slants'
Seems to be used in Scotland.

"The history of No. 20 Mine is uncertain; from the numerical sequence it might be imagined that No. 20 opened in the late 1870's, although the 1895 OS map show
Topic: 'Slants'
Morlock

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 20/11/2020 22:08:34   Subject: 'Slants'
From Wiki mining terms.

"Slope

A slope road, also known as a slant (in Wales), downbrow, or gug (Somerset) was a roadway driven at an angle to a level course."

From an
Topic: Ventilation in mines and caves
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/11/2020 13:23:25   Subject: Ventilation in mines and caves
A few FOD ventilation furnaces documented here.

https://www.gsia.org.uk/reprints/1979/gi197916.pdf
Topic: Ventilation in mines and caves
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/11/2020 07:39:32   Subject: Ventilation in mines and caves
The ventilation furnace does not need to have an associated shaft, it can be at one of two adits as this example in the Rhondda.
This system would also work with a single brattice divided adit.
Topic: Vent shaft stacks
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/11/2020 13:20:25   Subject: Vent shaft stacks
Thanks for the image. Structure 'A' looks to be around waist height, not really 'a stack', it also appears to be mounted on a board that will fit any two of the three apertures. I would guess its pur
Topic: Vent shaft stacks
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/11/2020 02:16:20   Subject: Vent shaft stacks
OK, you've had the answer for the Tyne Tunnel and modern vent fan Evase shape.

Could you post an image of the 'Agricola' structure?
Topic: Vent shaft stacks
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2020 17:41:17   Subject: Vent shaft stacks
"Why are the ventilation 'stacks' above mine shafts very tall and wider at the top than the bottom?"

That type of structure is usually associated with fan forced ventilation and is called a
Topic: Oxygen levels
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/10/2020 06:03:17   Subject: Oxygen levels
Suitable fuel for re-lighters for ornamental use or CO2 detection.

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

Some of the Naptha based de-greasers also work for demo purposes.
Topic: Cligga Beach
Morlock

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/10/2020 16:24:04   Subject: Cligga Beach
Hope this is the right place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42LEI8H75Jg
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/10/2020 12:55:27   Subject: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
A quick Google of "hidden viaduct location" pops up Cwm Prysor Viaduct.
Topic: Oxygen levels
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/10/2020 15:15:53   Subject: Oxygen levels
See image , page 1 of thread.
Topic: Oxygen levels
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/10/2020 14:42:47   Subject: Oxygen levels
NCB ventilation manual lists CO2 effects down to 9%.

[link]121341[linkphoto]121341[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Best colour slings for underground.
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/10/2020 18:56:01   Subject: Best colour slings for underground.
Same as for surface, red/orange to get noticed, brown/camo for sneaky reconnaissance.;D
Topic: Oxygen levels
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/10/2020 17:02:12   Subject: Oxygen levels
Agree, once one lowers the remote sampling tube (or the whole unit) into a warm and misty industrial tank or other damp confined space the unit is u/s in seconds.
Topic: Oxygen levels
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/09/2020 22:04:01   Subject: Oxygen levels
Not sure if this clarifies the issue/

[link]121322[linkphoto]121322[/linkphoto][/link]
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.
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