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Posts by caver1

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Topic: Lower Park Lead Mine, Minera
caver1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/10/2019 16:18:54   Subject: Lower Park Lead Mine, Minera
[img]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/52/Pool_Park_entrance.jpg/1024px-Pool_Park_entrance.jpg[/img]
Is this the cap?
Ogof Llyn Parc, or Pool Parc
Mine shaft and le
Topic: Nenthead mines - collapse
caver1

Forum: North West England   Posted: 24/05/2019 09:44:12   Subject: Nenthead mines - collapse
Well done, thank you for your efforts
Topic: Hendre Spar Mine
caver1

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/01/2019 19:11:44   Subject: Hendre Spar Mine
4 fixed bolts, 27m rope, to a short stope with an incline heading to surface (blocked) and down to water (flooded). Likely to flood in a normal winter...
Topic: MF // BF adit / ent. locations
caver1

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/01/2019 20:25:42   Subject: MF // BF adit / ent. locations
You can get them direct from the Shepton Mallett Caving Club, via the website
Topic: Penarth survey/map
caver1

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/01/2019 15:24:07   Subject: Penarth survey/map
The sandy roof bed has acquired a beautiful corrugated form from the imposition of the forces that have made the slaty cleavage in the underlying phyllite. As you say, shame the spray paint muppets ha
Topic: Penarth survey/map
caver1

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/01/2019 12:13:44   Subject: Penarth survey/map
I have seen a survey by Dave Baines that looks really good, but AFAIK it is not on the web anywhere and was prepared for his own use. Perhaps if someone has it, and copyright isnt an issue, it might b
Topic: Hopton Wood Entrance (photo)
caver1

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 31/12/2018 14:51:21   Subject: Hopton Wood Entrance (photo)
Lots of rumours that the MOD are now using some of the mine as a depot. Could also be that the number of videos / photos of people in the mine on push bikes, using fireworks and spinning burning wire
Topic: Devonshire Mine Video
caver1

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/12/2018 16:15:53   Subject: Devonshire Mine Video
Not been the weather for climbing reccently, but are they staying away as well? Had heard they werent overly bothered by a voluntary leave it alone policy, but maybe the weather is doing it?
Topic: Devonshire Mine Video
caver1

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/12/2018 16:55:50   Subject: Devonshire Mine/Cavern Video
https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Devonshire-Lead-Mine_3117/
Topic: Hendre Spar Mine
caver1

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/11/2018 13:09:01   Subject: Hendre Spar Mine
Interesting link to UCET, only quibble is the mineral being taking was calcite ( = spar), not felspar,which is not present in this mine
Topic: Cwmorthin - geology question
caver1

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/10/2018 19:56:25   Subject: Cwmorthin - geology question
The clevage we see today that makes the slates is NOT bedding, so any materials along that parting are later intrusions, not sedimentary beds. These would technically be dikes as they cut the bedding,
Topic: Cwmorthin - geology question
caver1

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/10/2018 18:57:14   Subject: Cwmorthin - geology question
The rocks were supposedly sedimented in mid to late Ordovician times (Arenig to Ashgill, perhaps 465 to 445 Ma), with the material of whatever origin being sedimented in water. The cleavage would have
Topic: Ystrad Einion
caver1

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 16/10/2018 12:02:11   Subject: Ystrad Einion
https://youtu.be/IrCdiPen6A0
For non Welsh speakers...
Topic: Thermal water - Matlock Bath
caver1

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 05/10/2018 15:34:59   Subject: Thermal water - Matlock Bath
Money waiting!

Love to read it ;D
Topic: Entrance being concreted
caver1

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 04/10/2018 18:42:24   Subject: Entrance being concreted
It would appear that an entrance to Draenan (Yes I know, a cave, not a mine - [b]this time[/b]) is being sealed with concrete.
This site has been a "hot potato" for many years and it seems things
Topic: Rampgill Level
caver1

Forum: North West England   Posted: 29/09/2018 17:45:02   Subject: Rampgill Level
The graph shows zinc in solution at 3 locations over time. I suspect the late spring / early summer spike would be due to low water levels / drought conditions. What water there was spent longer in co
Topic: Great Masson Owners
caver1

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/09/2018 16:00:22   Subject: Great Masson Owners
Any info here?
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=23266.0
Topic: any info please guys
caver1

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/06/2018 20:55:15   Subject: any info please guys
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=3728.0
Snelslow Dry Valley Cave or Cove Hole
Topic: Damage at Carrs Mine at Nenthead
caver1

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/05/2018 19:55:31   Subject: Damage at Carrs Mine at Nenthead
Saddend to hear that, hope the repairs can be done quickly and easily. Not like access is hard or there is nowhere else to explore
Topic: Cave surveys from the Yorkshire Dales
caver1

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 23/02/2018 17:34:31   Subject: Cave surveys from the Yorkshire Dales
Thanks for the heads up, ordered ;D
Topic: Earthquake?
caver1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/02/2018 15:22:39   Subject: Earthquake?
Just watching the news, I trhink they gave these details:
4.4 magnitude at a depth of 7.4km, with an epicentre 20km NNE of swansea
Topic: Earthquake?
caver1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/02/2018 15:13:48   Subject: Earthquake?
Reports from all over SW and midlands, BGS will respond with a statement soon...
Topic: the "origional" name of the crimea pass ?
caver1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/12/2017 14:50:39   Subject: Similar sort of thing...
There are several Spion Kop quarries, including a slate working in the Lakes, for those that like historical names applied to local places... :offtopic: ?
Topic: Long Rake
caver1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/05/2017 18:52:49   Subject: Long Rake
[quote="pwhole"]Lord knows how much silica dust they will have breathed in, never mind gases.[/quote]

What are they processing / milling?
Topic: Water in the Via Gellia
caver1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/04/2017 10:34:48   Subject: Water in the Via Gellia
There was quite a stream flowing down the Clatterway road, going down a drain just by the Pig O lead before the main Via Gellia. Related?
Topic: Buckden Bill
caver1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/02/2017 20:32:25   Subject: Buxton Bill
Buckden Bill?
https://smackedpentax.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/the-mystery-of-buckden-bill/
Topic: Chepstow Mine?
caver1

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/01/2017 18:12:08   Subject: Chepstow Mine?
AFAIK - (not mush really...) the only underground features under the racecorse are Otter Hole, a tidal cave, and some associated swallets. Otter Hole is a hard trip but worth it for the pretties. A le
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
caver1

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/11/2016 20:53:37   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
Just seen this on UKC posted by Brains! Where is the popcorn ;D
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Topic: 1779 Chamber (photo)
caver1

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/11/2016 10:13:55   Subject: 1779 Chamber (photo)
[quote="historytrog"]I walked over Masson by High Loft only yesterday. What I wrote about the “1779 chamber” has been overtaken by further research. I deal with it much better in my new book. Interes
Topic: F58 mine, Derbyshire - Query?
caver1

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/11/2016 17:33:16   Subject: F58 mine, Derbyshire - Query?
[quote="Paul Marvin"] ...and this is in Essex a small mine and you get into it believe it or not at the side of a football pitch and it also runs under the M23 [/quote]

M23? Essex? ::)
Topic: Mines in the peak district
caver1

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/10/2016 15:45:24   Subject: Mine is peak district
Unlike Box, you will not find paint, string, tea lights and other tat (or you shouldnt!). Navigation is quite easy with a survey to add interest. Please take a carrier bag to bring out any litter you
Topic: Parys Copper Mine
caver1

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/09/2016 17:43:13   Subject: Parys Copper Mine
[quote="rhychydwr"]Beware the water, it is very acid. Do not get it in your eyes. Gloves and rubber boots advised. Wash clothes afterwards before they rot.
[/quote]
We went swimming along
Topic: Parys Copper Mine
caver1

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/09/2016 12:31:30   Subject: Parys Copper Mine
Thank you for the details - I am sure I will be in touch when I can get myself organised! The wet trip sounds good as it was flooded still when I was last there, think we met the water at some flooded
Topic: Parys Copper Mine
caver1

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/09/2016 12:39:44   Subject: Parys Copper Mine
Do the PUG still do trips into the shallower old man workings - had a trip years ago before the adit was cleared and the stopes drained, would love to go back
Topic: Recommended mines in the peak district
caver1

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/07/2016 19:25:00   Subject: Recommended mines in the peak district
There is Merlins in Stoney, and the Gin Shaft into Carlswark
Gt Masson near Jug Holes
Some ropework can be done in Devonshire (resin bolted), and a good rummage had in Wapping/Cumberland at
Topic: Good luck
caver1

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 03/07/2016 13:06:45   Subject: Good luck
AFAIK accompanied trips only to a max of 10
Some details here http://www.peakspeedwell.info/index.php/system-info/cave-description. Adit gate has always been very secure, and there is a new lid o
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
caver1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2016 15:21:56   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
[quote="JohnnearCfon"][quote="caver1"]I have heard many stories of groups in the northern part of Wales collecting mines / caves for their sole use, with access to others only granted after strange in
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
caver1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2016 14:06:59   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
I have heard many stories of groups in the northern part of Wales collecting mines / caves for their sole use, with access to others only granted after strange initiations and funny handshakes have be
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
caver1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2016 12:42:42   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
[quote="exspelio"][quote="royfellows"]
I asked the question:

"As has already been stated CAL policy is that access to the mines on its schedule should be as free and easy as possible,
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
caver1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/05/2016 15:25:12   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
Had a quick look and there seems lots of petty squabbling going on, also feels like there is a hidden agenda in the argument - an elephant in the room if you will.
I for one am grateful for the w
Topic: Underground vandal at work.
caver1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/03/2016 17:47:46   Subject: Underground vandal at work.
I was thinking some of the slip rift systems that are present on Portland, some of the other pics on the page had that feel to them?
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