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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?
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
Morlock

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 20/02/2020 14:54:49   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
"AVO 8 meter"

Was it the Mk 2 with the 'ins' button?
Topic: Photograps
Morlock

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 04/02/2020 10:51:15   Subject: Photograps
Suggest you get your mother to check the image on here, (PC/laptop etc) to confirm your speculation?
Topic: Great County Adit
Morlock

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 22/01/2020 08:17:34   Subject: Great County Adit
After a lot of staring, I think it's the two halves of a compressor/motor set.

The object at the left being a two cylinder compressor minus its crankcase doors, left cylinder at top of stro
Topic: A 1958 National Coal Board (NCB) Documentary On The History Of Coal Mining : Nine Centuries Of Coal
Morlock

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 21/01/2020 13:09:51   Subject: A 1958 National Coal Board (NCB) Documentary On The History Of Coal Mining : Nine Centuries Of Coal
What he said.:)
Topic: Granite Quarries and Mines
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/01/2020 22:51:53   Subject: Granite Quarries and Mines
Is it anywhere near 'Cambian slate'?

Edit: Found it now!
Topic: Photographs Of Abercwmboi Colliery (album)
Morlock

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 31/12/2019 17:42:00   Subject: Photographs Of Abercwmboi Colliery (album)
If you are referring to the concrete duct under the railway it was a tunnel for a conveyor.

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/community/viewtopic.aspx?t=12158&txtSearch=phurnacite&lblnWhere=all&lbl
Topic: Images of South Crofty Mine
Morlock

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/12/2019 00:43:44   Subject: Images of South Crofty Mine
Superb images, many thanks,
Topic: Cwm Cynfal copper mine
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/12/2019 18:18:14   Subject: Cwm Cynfal copper mine
Start mentioning things like 'land stability survey' to the planning people, always worth a try in an area of historic mining activity.
Topic: Steel cables in Moss head, Coniston
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 03/12/2019 07:03:06   Subject: Steel cables in Moss head, Coniston
Some more info on the tower manufacturers.

http://www.ipernity.com/doc/302581/47262860/in/keyword/231339/self
Topic: Steel cables in Moss head, Coniston
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 03/12/2019 02:51:13   Subject: Steel cables in Moss head, Coniston
Found some images of an aeriel ropeway with quite thick looking 'carrier' ropes, are these the ropes to which you refer?
Scroll down to the surface images.


https://www.28dayslate
Topic: Steel cables in Moss head, Coniston
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/11/2019 17:53:15   Subject: Steel cables in Moss head, Coniston
The circular ropes are usually of the 'locked coil' type
Topic: Steel cables in Moss head, Coniston
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 19/11/2019 14:23:31   Subject: Steel cables in Moss head, Coniston
These people manufacture ropeway carrier ropes up to 72mm diameter wound on drums. What sort of date are we looking at as regards original installation?

http://gondolaproject.com/category/f
Topic: Steel cables in Moss head, Coniston
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 19/11/2019 13:53:46   Subject: Steel cables in Moss head, Coniston
Guessing the same way as similar colliery ropes, wound on a large diameter drum?
Topic: Mine pop videos
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/10/2019 05:16:27   Subject: Mine pop videos
Doesn't look like it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svbKlTjrgK8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FA3Royf9_zM
Topic: Tryddyn Vale Cannel Pits Coal Colliery (mine)
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/10/2019 22:18:44   Subject: Tryddyn Vale Cannel Pits Coal Colliery (mine)
A bit of the tip shows up on 1961-63 mapping but site seems to be obscured by tree cover on sat images.
Topic: United Downs Deep Geothermal Project
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/09/2019 19:33:34   Subject: United Downs Deep Geothermal Project
You have mail.:)
Topic: gar forth aspirator bulb
Morlock

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/09/2019 20:48:42   Subject: gar forth aspirator bulb
It appears I have a methanometer bulb amongst my old kit, missing one valve though.

[photo]119005[/photo]
Topic: gar forth aspirator bulb
Morlock

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/09/2019 19:19:55   Subject: gar forth aspirator bulb
The bulb is probably the same as an NCB Methanometer bulb or Drager tube sample kit aspirator. Suspect they are a bit rare now.

You could modify a blood pressure inflator as a last resort.<
Topic: Cinderhill (Babbington No 6) Colliery Coal Mine (mine)
Morlock

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 01/09/2019 18:19:43   Subject: Cinderhill (Babbington No 6) Colliery Coal Mine (mine)
Some info here.

http://www.healeyhero.co.uk/rescue/pits/Bab-Report1.htm

And here.

http://www.healeyhero.co.uk/rescue/Fatalities/Notts/Notts-A4.html
Topic: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
Morlock

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 29/08/2019 17:34:58   Subject: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
[quote="Jim MacPherson"][quote="Morlock"][quote="Boy Engineer"][quote="Morlock"][quote="Buckhill"]..........which leads to the suspicion that some unscrupulous persons may upend bottom halves and sell
Topic: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
Morlock

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 29/08/2019 16:47:56   Subject: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
[quote="Boy Engineer"][quote="Morlock"][quote="Buckhill"]..........which leads to the suspicion that some unscrupulous persons may upend bottom halves and sell them as tops:o[/quote]

The "w
Topic: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
Morlock

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 29/08/2019 14:18:02   Subject: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
[quote="Buckhill"]..........which leads to the suspicion that some unscrupulous persons may upend bottom halves and sell them as tops:o[/quote]

The "wheel Trade" appears to be a very murky
Topic: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
Morlock

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/08/2019 13:18:31   Subject: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
I suppose the bottom 1/2 is weighed in and perhaps only the top 1/2 commands a premium.
Topic: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
Morlock

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 24/08/2019 21:09:11   Subject: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
I suspect one half would equal one monument and command a higher premium as the complete wheel equals two monuments?;D
Topic: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
Morlock

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 24/08/2019 20:39:44   Subject: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
Assume you mean one of these, one dumped on a hillside in South Wales.

[link]118795[linkphoto]118795[/linkphoto][/link]

Edit: The image is from 2006, was still there in 2013 but
Topic: Swaledale Floods (Mines Affected)
Morlock

Forum: North East England   Posted: 23/08/2019 21:02:04   Subject: Swaledale Floods (Mines Affected)
This the place?

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1015855
Topic: A beginner in Mining lamps need help
Morlock

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/08/2019 12:03:23   Subject: A beginner in Mining lamps need help
Looks a bit like a Marsaut?
Topic: A beginner in Mining lamps need help
Morlock

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/07/2019 15:48:48   Subject: A beginner in Mining lamps need help
The wick issue may be because someone has previously failed to understand the 'two wick' thingy and pulled the long wick up in error?

This site may help.

https://twitter.com/Wolf
Topic: Anything worth visiting between Peterborough and Birmingham?
Morlock

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 26/07/2019 13:35:17   Subject: Anything worth visiting between Peterborough and Birmingham?
This may be of interest, easy on site parking.

https://www.dudleycanaltrust.org.uk/prices
Topic: Clarghyll or Ayle coal mine
Morlock

Forum: North East England   Posted: 20/07/2019 20:59:11   Subject: Clarghyll or Ayle coal mine
Very good news as I assumed the metal recyclers may have had it away.:)
Topic: Kentmere Mine and Millrigg Mine
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 19/07/2019 19:00:04   Subject: Kentmere Mine and Millrigg Mine
A fair bit pops up on a Google search.
Topic: Staveley Lead Mine (United Kingdom)
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 18/07/2019 15:25:49   Subject: Staveley Lead Mine (United Kingdom)
Some area history.

https://www.mindat.org/loc-262842.html

http://www.sdhs.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/14-Mines.pdf
Topic: Sherburn No.2 mine abandonment
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/07/2019 18:04:50   Subject: Sherburn No.2 mine abandonment
Most interesting, many thanks.:)
Topic: Lumens - its in front of you!
Morlock

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/07/2019 10:55:57   Subject: Lumens - its in front of you!
I'm sure you could knock up one of these Roy.

[photo]118335[/photo]

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