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Posts by Morlock

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Topic: Quarry for sale....
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/10/2018 17:14:50   Subject: Quarry for sale....
Google Streetview shows two very rough tracks off the main road.
Topic: Cwmorthin Barracks & Rhosydd Chapel in 3D
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/10/2018 18:00:45   Subject: Cwmorthin Barracks & Rhosydd Chapel in 3D
Certainly is, very nice.:)
Topic: Li thium Ion Battery digest
Morlock

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 23/09/2018 19:13:48   Subject: Li thium Ion Battery digest
[quote="royfellows"]"Lithium-ion batteries connected in series are prone to be overdischarged."

Are they now.
I wonder who funded this study. Exon?[/quote]

I'm sure it must
Topic: Li thium Ion Battery digest
Morlock

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 22/09/2018 23:51:57   Subject: Li thium Ion Battery digest
One question, presumably all 18650 cells self discharge to zero voltage over time?

Topic: nelly
Morlock

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/09/2018 03:34:18   Subject: nelly
Another possibility?

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=not%20on%20your%20nellie
Topic: 4 Gas Monitors
Morlock

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 20/09/2018 19:03:03   Subject: 4 Gas Monitors
A 4Gas lowered ahead of ones progress is well worth the money in this sort of situation.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/7516913.stm
Topic: 4 Gas Monitors
Morlock

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 20/09/2018 15:31:03   Subject: 4 Gas Monitors
A lamp is OK but can slow progress dramatically as one needs to stop frequently to assess air quality, 4 gas warns you as you progress and continues to update you on the move.
A lamp is not much
Topic: Old Quarry.
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2018 16:11:37   Subject: Old Quarry.
Yep, very happy and certainly very different days.
Topic: Old Quarry.
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2018 09:07:44   Subject: Old Quarry.
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]I do like the Bedford CA. We had an ex-Tizer van version when I was a kid. The sliding doors had a habit of sliding off the ends of their runners and falling off.[/quote]
Topic: Old Quarry.
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/09/2018 23:07:05   Subject: Old Quarry.
Thanks to all, splendid result.:)
Topic: Old Quarry.
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/09/2018 21:45:46   Subject: Old Quarry.
Found another image, quite a prominent hill/tip in the distance. Sure looks like the right place.

Sorry about the scruffy tribe.;D

[photo]116044[/photo]
Topic: Old Quarry.
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/09/2018 16:41:04   Subject: Old Quarry.
I think you are right, many thanks.

I can also remember having an early morning call when some climbers arrived and started dislodging loose bits!:lol:

Edit: This pops up after f
Topic: Old Quarry.
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/09/2018 22:06:58   Subject: Old Quarry.
Can anyone ID this small quarry somewhere around MamTor/Castleton aerea, found in a box of slides from the 80s?

[photo]116028[/photo]

Edit: Seem to remember there was the odd bit
Topic: Dog rescue from mineshaft
Morlock

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/09/2018 07:42:48   Subject: Dog rescue from mineshaft
[quote="joso"]When it was dark outside or dark inside?

Makes you wonder...[/quote]

:lol:
Topic: Dog rescue from mineshaft
Morlock

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/09/2018 00:09:56   Subject: Dog rescue from mineshaft
From the Penrhyn-coch location probably somewhere on the south eastern corner of this map.

https://maps.nls.uk/view/101607730
Topic: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/09/2018 16:33:26   Subject: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Thanks for the extra images.:)
Topic: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/08/2018 14:02:18   Subject: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Update. Found a few images from the bridge area.

http://www.bridgesonthetyne.co.uk/mill.html
Topic: Historic Wyoming gold mining town opens tunnel that had been undisturbed for 150 years
Morlock

Forum: North America   Posted: 27/08/2018 17:03:32   Subject: Historic Wyoming gold mining town opens tunnel that had been undisturbed for 150 years
Many thanks:)
Topic: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 27/08/2018 15:44:11   Subject: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Looking forward to an image update.:)
Topic: Historic Wyoming gold mining town opens tunnel that had been undisturbed for 150 years
Morlock

Forum: North America   Posted: 27/08/2018 15:19:15   Subject: Historic Wyoming gold mining town opens tunnel that had been undisturbed for 150 years
[quote="JMB"]

https://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/historic-wyoming-gold-mining-town-opens-tunnel-that-had-been/article_a649e8ec-e4d7-5abe-9e06-9ffad7f7d582.html



Topic: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/08/2018 19:56:49   Subject: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Thanks for added info.

Link for finding NGR easily.

http://gridreferencefinder.com/

Copy/paste and remove spaces
Topic: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/08/2018 17:22:39   Subject: Tynehead Smelt Mill
[quote="Jim MacPherson"][quote="Morlock"]Ahh, the shadowing seems to indicate a depression rather than a tip? I'll get back to the maps.[/quote]

I agree, that's why I think it's worth a loo
Topic: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/08/2018 17:04:08   Subject: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Ahh, the shadowing seems to indicate a depression rather than a tip? I'll get back to the maps.
Topic: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/08/2018 16:46:00   Subject: Tynehead Smelt Mill
The 1861-1895 mapping at 1:2500 scale shows a level and a less developed embankment

https://zoom.earth/#54.729417,-2.378948,19z,map

Edit: Cross is on an apparent fall, the level
Topic: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/08/2018 14:52:52   Subject: Tynehead Smelt Mill
Looks like the track does follow the flue and this may be the flue chimney position.

https://zoom.earth/#54.726018,-2.3737,17z,map
Topic: Thorpe Park shaft 17 (photo)
Morlock

Forum: North East England   Posted: 22/08/2018 23:44:56   Subject: Thorpe Park shaft 17 (photo)
Third paragraph seems to support the culvert theory.

http://www.thorpepark-parklife.co.uk/archaeological-investigations-thorpe-park/

Only place I've come across something similar
Topic: Ragstone mine
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/08/2018 23:55:05   Subject: Ragstone mine
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rag-stone
Topic: Llangan Lead Mines
Morlock

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 08/08/2018 01:28:47   Subject: Llangan Lead Mines
Hope this helps.

Page 12 in link below, (complete with survey).

http://www.swcc.org.uk/aboutswcc/newslett/archive/No_24.pdf

Archives.

http://www.coflein.gov
Topic: Can Abandoned Mines Heat our Future?
Morlock

Forum: Geology & Mining   Posted: 07/08/2018 14:38:09   Subject: Can Abandoned Mines Heat our Future?
The main problem with solar, wind and tidal appears to be lack of adequate UK storage capacity to optimise their variable availability cycles.

Storage abroad is probably not the answer.
Topic: Can Abandoned Mines Heat our Future?
Morlock

Forum: Geology & Mining   Posted: 06/08/2018 17:05:59   Subject: Can Abandoned Mines Heat our Future?
[quote="ChrisJC"][quote="Praada"]You know what boils my blood, we are an island surrounded by water and the government keeps shunning attempts at researching and testing hydroelectric generators in th
Topic: Coniston Mine Video
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 05/08/2018 18:57:51   Subject: Coniston Mine Video
Nice bit of video.:)
Topic: Can Abandoned Mines Heat our Future?
Morlock

Forum: Geology & Mining   Posted: 05/08/2018 15:33:40   Subject: Can Abandoned Mines Heat our Future?
Don't think I'll be attending.;D

"This potential aligns well with the UK Government’s 5th Carbon Budget and plans for the decarbonisation of heat that include one in twenty homes being conn
Topic: Can Abandoned Mines Heat our Future?
Morlock

Forum: Geology & Mining   Posted: 04/08/2018 23:10:53   Subject: Can Abandoned Mines Heat our Future?
Agree. I did not mean to imply that mine water would be directly heated by fossil fuels etc and fully understand the operation of heat pumps.
Topic: Can Abandoned Mines Heat our Future?
Morlock

Forum: Geology & Mining   Posted: 04/08/2018 22:02:19   Subject: Can Abandoned Mines Heat our Future?
A fair bit of 'traditional' energy will be required to raise mine water temperatures to 'hot bath' level.
Topic: Kilburn Hall Colliery Coal Mine (mine)
Morlock

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 03/08/2018 13:42:32   Subject: Kilburn Hall Colliery Coal Mine (mine)
Try a rummage about on this site.

https://maps.nls.uk/view/101601363
Topic: Holme Bank Beneath The Waterline
Morlock

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 31/07/2018 12:55:47   Subject: Holme Bank Beneath The Waterline
I would guess they were washed in from elsewhere on the surface and now survive quite well in the dark on the old wooden props.

BTW: A very nice video.
Topic: Holme Bank Beneath The Waterline
Morlock

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 31/07/2018 02:42:50   Subject: Holme Bank Beneath The Waterline
[quote="Paul Marvin"]Does anybody know what the insect creatures are in the video ? as you can see they are like slim wood lice.[/quote]

Do a Google image search under 'Freshwater Isopod Cr
Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/07/2018 01:29:59   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]From my experience the police won't even do anything even when given proof! :thumbdown:[/quote]

South Wales Police were pretty good when an opportunist burglar tried b
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
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