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Topic: Welsh Gold?
TwllMawr

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 09/11/2020 21:38:07   Subject: Welsh Gold?
Da Iawn, diolch.

Having clicked about after, there's another in the series with a pretty big Wow! factor... Cenneccot copper mine, Alaska, Breathtaking! A Thursday night trip for sure!
Topic: Disappearing Footpaths
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/11/2020 08:47:36   Subject: Disappearing Footpaths
[quote="sinker"][quote="Wormster"]
If the red sock, bobble hatted, plastic mapcase carrying a*******s....

[/quote]
Rather one of those than a camo-wearing, Discovery-driving *****
Topic: Disappearing Footpaths
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/11/2020 20:51:41   Subject: Disappearing Footpaths
In the absence of any other charity organisation having a go maintaining access for all, I think they're doing a great job of it. It's a simple case of identifying historical public footpaths on the
Topic: Disappearing Footpaths
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/11/2020 17:36:26   Subject: Disappearing Footpaths
Ramblers Cymru/Ramblers Association began a project last year to identify and register old paths to get them back onto definitive maps before 2026 when they'll be lost forever.

As most of u
Topic: Lowering A Camera 650Ft Down A Flooded Mine Shaft To A Huge Collapse
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/10/2020 11:05:37   Subject: Lowering A Camera 650Ft Down A Flooded Mine Shaft To A Huge Collapse
Plagiarism. /'ple?d??r?z(?)m/

Noun.
The practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.

Synonyms:
infringement; piracy; appropriatio
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2020 15:57:03   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Thanks Roy

Their enhancements and strategic drivers table 5.1 make for interesting interpretation.
Topic: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/10/2020 21:07:03   Subject: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
Abseiling off a hemp rope into one of Pant y Wrach’s vertical stopes... then after few metres down, seeing my carabiner- used as a belay, uncurling.

Along with the limitations of school boy
Topic: Clogau
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/10/2020 20:25:29   Subject: Clogau
[quote="Down and beyond"]Can I ask what happened in the 1950s at parc ? Was it large scale pollution of the rivers ? Have been watching /reading these comments and learning but starting to get intere
Topic: Clogau
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/10/2020 08:56:59   Subject: Clogau
Thanks for the clarification ‘Manicminer’. So has Clogau seen similar levels of activity as Gwynfynydd in recent times? If so how did it’s extraction and refining processes differ?

It do
Topic: Clogau
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/10/2020 11:57:35   Subject: Clogau
For those who can recall, didn’t they run out of voids used as settling ponds within the mine? Ending up with slurry with nowhere to go except the Afon Gain/Mawddach. Not to mention the heavy metals
Topic: Clogau
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/10/2020 11:34:17   Subject: Clogau
Well unless they start talking credible environmental planning before long it won’t (and shouldn’t) get very far. Unless Parys mountain coming to Mawddach is fine with everyone.
Topic: Best colour slings for underground.
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2020 17:51:32   Subject: Best colour slings for underground.
I used to have a selection of coloured site helemet, choosing the most prevalent colour so as not to be noticed (after signing in)... to keep a check on the agent. ;);D:lol:

Dare I ask wha
Topic: Shaft Exploring
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/09/2020 09:28:04   Subject: Shaft Exploring
[quote="ChrisJC"] ...But look at the motor car now. Somewhat better than a horse?

Give it time.

Chris.
[/quote]

The way oil company share prices are going, I’ll o
Topic: Shaft Exploring
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/09/2020 16:04:28   Subject: Shaft Exploring
Transporting, getting a paramedic there, doning, preflight checks, weather window? All possibly bought and maintained for the cost of two or three ambulances? Considering when and where it could fly I
Topic: Cwmorthin on the telly
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/09/2020 17:58:06   Subject: Cwmorthin on the telly
Perhaps the BBC intend to make a 2 hour documentary about the Wormhole in there?
Topic: Prince Edward Gold Mine (mine)
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/09/2020 11:56:17   Subject: Prince Edward Gold Mine (mine)
I read somewhere very recently that Prince Edward mine has been (re) gated and locked. Nice trudge though and a chance to take in the Toman y Mur Roman fort complex.
Topic: Welsh gold: 'High possibility'
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/09/2020 17:09:31   Subject: Welsh gold: 'High possibility'
A pattern possibly?

[photo]121169[/photo]
Topic: Dinghies available
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/09/2020 20:37:45   Subject: Dinghies available
Pretty sure Thursday Nighters could put them to great use so would happily take them if still available... thanks.

Topic: Dinorwic - Snakes Ladders and Tunnels - (3D)
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/09/2020 11:08:17   Subject: Dinorwic - Snakes Ladders and Tunnels - (3D)
I can’t recall Dave. I recognise the names you list as those for the larger zones. Here’s a capture of the print. I’ve intentionally reduced the quality as I’m not sure over any copyright.

Topic: Dinorwic - Snakes Ladders and Tunnels - (3D)
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/09/2020 08:54:22   Subject: Dinorwic - Snakes Ladders and Tunnels - (3D)
[quote="Jim MacPherson"]
... The bit you call Mordor, was that area also used in Willow, I recall being told the quarry was used for some scenes in the film?

Jim[/quote]

The
Topic: Help please to identify mine!
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/08/2020 14:28:40   Subject: Help please to identify mine!
Hafod Boeth... My very first venture into a mine at around 12yo. Three of us armed with Ever Ready bike torches I recall. My parents having warned me not to go towards Corn Pigyn of course. Corn Pig
Topic: Collapse in Gilfach
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/08/2020 11:19:45   Subject: Collapse in Gilfach
Btw, I came across a personal artefact of someone’s close by one of the adits. If whoever owns it would like it back somehow please pm me with a description.

To reinstate the trip I reckon
Topic: Collapse in Gilfach
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/08/2020 18:07:30   Subject: Collapse in Gilfach
The collapse was material blocking a raise/winze between the Upper stope and middle adit. It's swept down and into the main shaft, choking high up (looking as far as one can up from the drainage adi
Topic: Hi all!
TwllMawr

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/08/2020 23:05:43   Subject: Hi all!
[quote="royfellows"]How do the bats survive?
Last time I went there was some in there.
By way, anti PH wetsuit = chest waders
;D[/quote]

I can’t recall seeing any bats near t
Topic: Hi all!
TwllMawr

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/08/2020 22:12:31   Subject: Hi all!
[quote="Down and beyond"]Yup sadly not all the group was prepared when we got to the hand line such a shame ! Them lower levels look amazing will definitely be leading a trip their to the deepest sect
Topic: Croesor approach road
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/08/2020 14:41:27   Subject: Croesor approach road
People in the know have deemed the upper section of track too risky for a 4x4 to descend fully occupied for fear of it sliding over the side.

Its popularity with those unwilling to walk an
Topic: Croesor approach road
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/08/2020 17:26:39   Subject: Croesor approach road
[quote="MinimalMayhem"]

Thanks, I take your point, but diving-wise, guys in my club have discussed with farmer so we at least have permission if perhaps not the weather to get up there.[/qu
Topic: first time in a mine last night and im hooked
TwllMawr

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 17/08/2020 20:47:45   Subject: first time in a mine last night and im hooked
[quote="sinker"]
Hi Varg,
Welcome to AN :thumbup:... We are not a club but just a group of friends...inclusive, welcoming, non-confrontational. Imagine a younger version of Last Of The Summe
Topic: Back underground ????
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/08/2020 20:25:05   Subject: Back underground ????
...I don't know. I skirted around to the right. Pretty sure I mentioned for you to do similar? :surrender:
Topic: Back underground ????
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/08/2020 18:40:19   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="sinker"]
First trip out last night; a 3k walk then waded into an adit with a dead sheep in it.
Business as usual then ::)

[/quote]

Cameo appearance of said dea
Topic: Back underground ????
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/08/2020 17:19:16   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="royfellows"]Try Wales
:lol::lol::lol:[/quote]

The sheep being well and truly outnumbered here this year.
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/08/2020 10:34:56   Subject: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
[quote="staffordshirechina"][quote="TwllMawr"]“... watch out for several of the rural scenes, often at chapels...”

Stereotyping? :lol::lol:[/quote]

Maybe so. ;D Though if they we
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/08/2020 13:17:35   Subject: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
“... watch out for several of the rural scenes, often at chapels...”

Stereotyping? :lol::lol:
Topic: IMPORTANT MAENOFFEREN
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/08/2020 11:08:02   Subject: IMPORTANT MAENOFFEREN
If the culprits wisely invest their swag proceeds it may go some way to pay for the ventilator they’ll need later in life.
Topic: Croesor Quarry Explosives Store Photos
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/08/2020 17:42:18   Subject: Croesor Quarry Explosives Store Photos
Great Photos. I remember going to a talk by the photographer at Penrhyn camera club about how he took them. His name escapes me at the moment.

Slightly misleading text accompanying the ph
Topic: Gear review, Roughneck Micro Mattock
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/07/2020 11:21:51   Subject: Gear review, Roughneck Micro Mattock
I’ve been using one of these from time to time, having rediscovered it in the shed some years ago. Only recently did I realise it’s a WW1/2 entrencher. Great tool for confined digging (clearly). Thes
Topic: 2x Honeywell 15 minute escape set
TwllMawr

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 09/07/2020 15:34:01   Subject: 2x Honeywell 15 minute escape set
[quote="Down and beyond"]Il remove the post to save any confusion mate and message you many thanks , I also use these at work in drains a different atmosphere I understand, but have never had a pr
Topic: Bryn Eglwys.
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/06/2020 16:18:44   Subject: Bryn Eglwys.
Had a thorough look about down there more than a few years ago but never found any gaps large enough to suggest likely ways through for anything but the water.

Thinking about it, wouldn’t
Topic: Photography in caves
TwllMawr

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 28/06/2020 12:24:32   Subject: Photography in caves
[quote="Blober"]...I've been using the Emisar D4 for awhile now, 4300 lumens from a single 18650 is rather incredible. Its a really nice floody optic and perfect for lightpainting.[/quote]

Topic: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
TwllMawr

Forum: North America   Posted: 27/06/2020 19:11:47   Subject: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
My father who worked at Cook’s Explosives Penrhyn (for 47 years!) told me of a time when a crew were transferring Cordite to Croesor one morning and found a couple of campers close by (real ones then
Topic: Photography in caves
TwllMawr

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 27/06/2020 18:11:51   Subject: Photography in caves
[quote="gingerlycolors"]I recommend using the Olympus TG5 camera for underground photography. It comes with a function called Live Composite Mode which enables you light-paint a photo and see the resu
Topic: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
TwllMawr

Forum: North America   Posted: 27/06/2020 17:07:11   Subject: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
[quote="sinker"]
"The past is a foreign country:

they [b][i]get things done[/i][/b] there"

;)

[/quote]

... As in the early 90’s, Bangor city’s sewage
Topic: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
TwllMawr

Forum: North America   Posted: 27/06/2020 13:32:15   Subject: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
Interesting. Thanks.

I wonder what sea floor environmental assessments would have been carried out before and after. None then probably.

Lots of sea creatures beyond the periphe
Topic: Back underground ????
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/06/2020 10:21:57   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="ttxela"]
Does anyone think this is a terribly irresponsible plan?[/quote]

Sounds reasonable. Bear in mind you’ll probably rub your nose/face sometime along the trip.

Topic: Photography in caves
TwllMawr

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 17/06/2020 08:14:57   Subject: Photography in caves
Here's one of my many perfect pictures taken with the natural light available underground.

[photo]120708[/photo]
Topic: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/06/2020 10:36:26   Subject: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
[quote="50shadesofgreen"]I'm not going to read it all again, as it's tosh. But there was mention of some kind of outdoor pursuit area. What kind of enterprise like that would you like to see there?[/q
Topic: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/06/2020 14:06:23   Subject: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
[quote="Blober"]I've just remembered the term I was looking for

"Spinning bowtie extravaganza" :lol:[/quote]


Looking at the concept illustrations it reminds me of the Gaiet
Topic: Rare Welsh gold hunt
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/05/2020 23:09:34   Subject: Rare Welsh gold hunt
[quote="John Lawson"]Hi whilst you are correctly offering your pessimism over the chances of finding any useful welsh, gold. Please remember that we have at least two viable gold mines in the U.K. one
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/05/2020 20:37:38   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
Cardiff where the decisions for Pwllheli are made is also closer than London.

BTW, the link to Daily Pointless that 50shadesofgreen posted today was dated the 11 April. Thats over...
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/05/2020 12:48:10   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
[quote="Peter Burgess"]We need to find someone who loves model boats, and get them to sail a model motor torpedo boat armed with live mini torpedos. I'd have a go![/quote]

I understand Llyn
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