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Topic: Can Abandoned Mines Heat our Future?
LeeW

Forum: Geology & Mining   Posted: 05/08/2018 13:58:43   Subject: Can Abandoned Mines Heat our Future?
I know.
I was just adding some extra information.

Ofcourse you would need to use conventional energy if pumping water to the surface
Topic: Can Abandoned Mines Heat our Future?
LeeW

Forum: Geology & Mining   Posted: 04/08/2018 22:33:01   Subject: Can Abandoned Mines Heat our Future?
You wouldn't normally heat up the mine water.

Instead you would pass the mine water through a heat pump / heat exchanger to generate heat. Heat is taken from the mine water, which is either
Topic: Fentons Old Pit Coal Mine (mine)
LeeW

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/08/2017 14:22:25   Subject: Fentons Old Pit Coal Mine (mine)
Yes, all the references are in respect to the Children's Employment Sub-commissioner
Topic: Fentons Old Pit Coal Mine (mine)
LeeW

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/08/2017 12:34:49   Subject: Fentons Old Pit (Bagthorpe) Coal Mine (mine)
I have the book.
It mentions Kirkby Fenton's colliery in respect to some incidents. An explosion in c1840 and a head injury to a boy driving a haulage road(?). It also mentions boy's workings hou
Topic: Holme Bank problems - please stay away
LeeW

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/04/2017 13:26:32   Subject: Holme Bank problems - please stay away
Did both Holme Bank and Holme Hall become one mine? Yes I know underground they are merged.

And are they claiming ownership of both mines?

Although I think access issues to the m
Topic: Middleton (Derbyshire) Limestone Mine (mine)
LeeW

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/03/2017 22:34:50   Subject: Middleton (Derbyshire) Limestone Mine (mine)
From what I've heard, the MoD have taken over the site and there have been motion sensors put inside the mine aswell as what is outside.
Topic: Dulpicate Shireoaks Belper added
LeeW

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/12/2016 18:50:38   Subject: Dulpicate Shireoaks Belper added
Can one of the admins move the photos from the recent addition: http://www.aditnow.co.uk/Album/Photographs-Of-Shireoaks-Belper_140119/

in to the initial database mine entry: http://www.adit
Topic: ICLOK
LeeW

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 11/08/2016 12:28:32   Subject: ICLOK
Was with him the other week at Drax.

He's been playing with trains too much lately but as Simon says, most of his stuff goes on FB
Topic: Recommended mines in the peak district
LeeW

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 13/07/2016 22:42:35   Subject: Recommended mines in the peak district
Last time I was at Mandale Sough it had water in it - first time I had seen any in ages. But that was in April and it had been raining a fair bit before that
Topic: Trainspotting
LeeW

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 13/07/2016 18:35:27   Subject: Trainspotting
I am beginning to think he has given up on mining sites.
All I see nowadays from him is trains ;) :lol: :o

I will persist in bringing him back to his senses :lol:
Topic: Snitterton near Matlock
LeeW

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/04/2016 23:33:12   Subject: Snitterton near Matlock
The shaft is shown as Orchard Founder Shaft. It is on Orchard Vein/Sough.

I am not sure if or what type of engine it may have had.

Historytrog or someone with more knowledge of t
Topic: Lathkilldale - Possible sough or bolt?
LeeW

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/04/2016 23:09:30   Subject: Lathkilldale - Possible sough or bolt?
I have added some photos in to Smallpenny Level and uploaded my plan with the location of the feature.

The old maps show a small quarry in the general location, but I think it is just to th
Topic: Lathkilldale - Possible sough or bolt?
LeeW

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/04/2016 19:24:43   Subject: Lathkilldale - Possible sough or bolt?
That would mean Smallpenny sough is upstream of the adit/Coe
The feature I saw was not near any scree but it did look more like a drain.
I didn't get as far as the cave, just to Holmes Grov
Topic: Lathkilldale - Possible sough or bolt?
LeeW

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/04/2016 17:17:21   Subject: Lathkilldale - Possible sough or bolt?
That was my initial thought, but I wasn't sure if there was a sough to that mine. In a straight line, the feature is about 130m from Smallpenny mine adit. It would offer a few metres relief to adit en
Topic: Lathkilldale - Possible sough or bolt?
LeeW

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/04/2016 15:51:56   Subject: Lathkilldale - Possible sough or bolt?
Whilst out on a walk on Tuesday, I noticed what appeared to be an upwelling next to the footpath (i.e. on the north side of the river). The upwelling appeared to have some possible stone slabs (overgr
Topic: Holme Bank
LeeW

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 01/03/2016 22:09:55   Subject: Holme Bank
We missed the head at first, the beer can was there also, it is on one of the photos, unfortunately it was just out of reach
Topic: Holme Bank
LeeW

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 01/03/2016 13:28:50   Subject: Holme Bank
The map does show a passage which heads towards the hall and from near adit 1, I had thought this was a possible adit. Or possibly a tunnel from the hall itself. Something like an air raid shelter or
Topic: Holme Bank
LeeW

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 29/02/2016 18:27:49   Subject: Holme Bank
Paul,

I have put both maps from the different journal sources - they both appear to be slightly different.

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Holme-Bank-And-Holme-Hall-Other-Rock-Min
Topic: Head Frames
LeeW

Forum: North East England   Posted: 20/02/2016 22:21:36   Subject: Head Frames
The ones at Annesley went a few years back.

I am not sure what the Smalley one is or is meant to be.

There is one a Swanwick Common (original)

Brinsley Tandem Headstoc
Topic: Colliery name query
LeeW

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/02/2016 00:01:56   Subject: Colliery name query
Searching the database on here pulls up a few Mains
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/Database/?minename=main&soundex=False&country=232&zone=0&type=0&mineral=0&initial=&content=False&order=AZ&records=50&p
Topic: 2016 Put information on your pictures.
LeeW

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 09/01/2016 11:06:38   Subject: 2016 Put information on your pictures.
[quote="SimonRL"]I think the actual award should go to the one member who uploaded more than 10,000 photos.

Mr ICLOK[/quote]


His upload for 2015 was very low though.
B
Topic: 2016 Put information on your pictures.
LeeW

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 01/01/2016 12:28:13   Subject: 2016 Put information on your pictures.
Being guilty of this in the past and possibly posting too many photos.

I do like the changes made to the bulk upload. It now encourages a title (as minimum?) and a description for photos up
Topic: St Johns Coal Colliery (mine)
LeeW

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/12/2015 11:48:09   Subject: St Johns Coal Colliery (mine)
The original database entry at those co-ords was correct. However, it is a different mine to the larger and later St John's Colliery which ncbnik is referring to.

The mine at SE370033 was c
Topic: Wellhope Low Level
LeeW

Forum: North East England   Posted: 28/09/2015 15:17:25   Subject: Wellhope Low Level
Could someone be able to confirm if these photos are of Wellhope Low Level? It doesn't quite plot in the location as per the old OS maps.
The level is has a small walled cut leading to a rectangu
Topic: Gill gill burn Level
LeeW

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/09/2015 12:22:20   Subject: Gill gill burn Level
Thanks for a better name. I got the name from the British Mining Book. It is marked on an old estate lease plan for Nenthead, but I haven't got the key for the numbers
Topic: Info guys
LeeW

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/05/2015 09:26:29   Subject: Info guys
Some of the old mine workings are also exposed in the face to the north side of the quarry (visible from the path along the west side of the quarry). I did have some long distance shots, but I appear
Topic: info guys
LeeW

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/03/2015 20:19:34   Subject: info guys
[quote="AR"]Looks like a small covered reservoir, probably fed by a spring - that far east of the Derwent I don't think it'll go into a mine of any sort.[/quote]

Well not any lead mines - t
Topic: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
LeeW

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/03/2015 15:13:29   Subject: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
Yes that's the list of schemes in some random order. It used to be on a map with some details and photos for each one
Topic: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
LeeW

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/03/2015 11:53:55   Subject: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
Most of the coal mine water treatment schemes have reed beds. There used to be a list of them on the CA website, hopefully it will return soon
Topic: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
LeeW

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/03/2015 10:37:45   Subject: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
They are the reed beds part of the scheme at Ynysarwed, on that image inlet to one of the ponds looks a bit clogged. The current system is part active and part passive.

Yes reed beds do rem
Topic: 'Information' boards
LeeW

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/03/2015 02:34:24   Subject: 'Information' boards
There was a Worsley Mesnes Ironworks Ltd which made engines and may have made the one at Harriett shaft?
Topic: 25 inch Barmasters Maps of Derbyshire
LeeW

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/02/2015 12:07:36   Subject: 25 inch Barmasters Maps of Derbyshire
Dickie,

They used to be pdf copies of these maps on the Mine Explorer website (now gone?).

I am not sure where large maps can get scanned in anymore - especially if they are not
Topic: Old photos from Peak District
LeeW

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/12/2014 22:12:57   Subject: Old photos from Peak District
Very little trace of any mining around the Old End Mine area, just flat fields. The only thing I saw in 2012 on a walk there was a dodgy covered shaft not far from Old End Great Shaft on Church Rake.
Topic: Old photos from Peak District
LeeW

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/12/2014 13:49:05   Subject: Old photos from Peak District
Dickie Bird,

Thanks for the upload of the photos, the early ones are from before I was born and the others are before I started exploring.

Having visited alot of the sites in the
Topic: Caphouse Colliery Through Trip
LeeW

Forum: North West England   Posted: 21/11/2014 20:09:24   Subject: Caphouse Colliery Through Trip
The trip via the emergency drift is well worth it.
Although as pointed out, the drift is about 1in4.


And even without this extended trip, the site is worth a visit.
However,
Topic: Michael Portillo at Navan
LeeW

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 05/11/2014 15:05:45   Subject: Michael Portillo at Navan
Can't remember how much they were worth, but he does have a fair few of them

Topic: Michael Portillo at Navan
LeeW

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 04/11/2014 21:02:11   Subject: Michael Portillo at Navan
[quote="droid"]

AditNow: the forum of the Stars....;D[/quote]

And the other week - there I was watching some tv, and who appears on Antiques Roadshow but one of our very own :o :
Topic: Meanwhile in a disused Railway Tunnel in Notts...
LeeW

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 03/11/2014 20:35:23   Subject: Meanwhile in a disused Railway Tunnel in Notts...
This one is bugging me Ian and there can't be many disused tunnels in Notts
Topic: LIDAR scanning in the Buxton area
LeeW

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 03/11/2014 16:42:07   Subject: LIDAR scanning in the Buxton area
It was part of a R&D project to look at more efficient ways of detecting mine shafts etc in rural areas

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-data-may-reveal-world-war-one-practice-trenche
Topic: Prys level Hurst Mines
LeeW

Forum: North East England   Posted: 28/10/2014 14:00:06   Subject: Prys level Hurst Mines
The mine and some photos are on the site, although it is spelled with an 'e'

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Pryes-Lead-Mine/

Topic: Hi From Nottingham
LeeW

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 21/10/2014 20:59:57   Subject: Hi From Nottingham
Welcome Mark,

Barely anything left of Mansfield/Crown Farm now, there are a few old photos on here: http://www.aditnow.co.uk/album/Mansfield-Coal-Colliery-Archive-Album/

Topic: Visit to Swaledale in October
LeeW

Forum: North East England   Posted: 11/10/2014 22:52:13   Subject: Visit to Swaledale in October
I now need to sort out the 100's of photos.

Everywhere around there was uphill and it rains alot :o :o Fancy putting the mine on top of the hills aswell ::)
Topic: Nenthead Surface Layout
LeeW

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/10/2014 20:43:43   Subject: Nenthead Surface Layout
If only it was the Saturday instead - I am up in Yorks Dales and Hadrians Wall areas on holiday next week, but coming back down on the Saturday
Topic: Nenthead Surface Layout
LeeW

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/10/2014 13:38:32   Subject: Nenthead Surface Layout
Mainly, I am looking for a plan/diagram/layout of the Nenthead Mill which I can use in an information pack, or use to add some labels on to an aerial image of the site. It is more to show to folks who
Topic: Nenthead Surface Layout
LeeW

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/10/2014 10:58:33   Subject: Nenthead Surface Layout
I am trying to find a surface layout of the site at Nenthead, does anyone know of any plans etc of the layout of the site, especially the mill(s)
Topic: Visit to Swaledale in October
LeeW

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/09/2014 13:59:23   Subject: Visit to Swaledale in October
Thanks for the help, I have updated my routes and put on some of the key mines and other points of interest for the Yorkshire Dales stuff. Still not 100% about the Gunnerside route.

I might
Topic: New member - Notts-Derbyshire
LeeW

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 08/09/2014 17:36:04   Subject: New member - Notts-Derbyshire
Welcome to the site, another local.

They are a few nice easy mines in Derbyshire, being a novice underground explorer myself, I found Devonshire cavern/mine good and Holme bank a nice site
Topic: Visit to Swaledale in October
LeeW

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/09/2014 21:55:23   Subject: Visit to Swaledale in October
Short detour up Sleigill should be easy to put in.

B&B is in Reeth village (north part), then I drive up to Haltwhistle along Hadrian Wall for a short visit. B&B is along the road to the so
Topic: Visit to Swaledale in October
LeeW

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/09/2014 21:17:22   Subject: Visit to Swaledale in October
Thanks RJV

I tried to get in Cobscar, but it was just a touch too far. Unfortunately, we missed it from last years visit aswell.
I am usually ok with doing 18 mile, 20 at a push; but d
Topic: Visit to Swaledale in October
LeeW

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/09/2014 17:27:53   Subject: Visit to Swaledale in October
I am up in Swaledale for a few days walking holiday in October. I have drafted a few walks to do to take in some of the mines etc around Reeth.
Is there anything that is a must see that I have mi
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