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Topic: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/07/2019 11:57:26   Subject: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
There are 4 places I've yet to explore in the Eastern working that could lead to new ground.

1. A shaft near the bottom of the 3rd pitch, you head back up the stope and come across what loo
Topic: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/07/2019 22:46:16   Subject: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
JonK and the crazy fella from Roys report are the only accounts I've heard of anyone going down that way? must admit I was obsessed with Llanberis copper mine for some time, I'd be happy to accompany
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 4th of July
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/07/2019 22:26:54   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 4th of July
so tempting but I doubt I have the time ;( the shaft with the scaff bar on top...leads to some reasonable workings but I'm convinced some of the loose stuff can be dug out to reveal more. TOCMOS sugge
Topic: Parys mountain access
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/04/2019 18:15:52   Subject: Parys mountain access
Is this mine controlled access or is there explorable workings dotted about the site? Thinking of going for a look around :thumbsup:
Topic: Maenofferen
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/04/2019 19:58:51   Subject: Maenofferen
What is the English translation for maenofferen?
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
danswift

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 11/04/2019 21:51:39   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
If we're talking about publicly accessible, sensitive information surely aditnow itself is the biggest culprit? :guns:

:lol:
Topic: Airboxes in aberllyn
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/04/2019 16:33:48   Subject: Airboxes in aberllyn
Can someone explain how they work and what their purpose was? Was it just to bring fresh air in. Was it common place in mines as not seen many other lying around :thumbsup:
Topic: Pull-through cord
danswift

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/03/2019 08:52:18   Subject: Pull-through cord
I noticed the cord on the BYP pic, it's a good idea, to do that trip I have to use my 80m 10mm and its no fun I tell ya ;D
Topic: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/02/2019 20:04:13   Subject: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
The hole is quite easy to climb through but needs a head first approach :lol: anybody know what's through the adit? Does it just emerge into the pit and dead end? I had to stop where it got wet (unpre
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
danswift

Forum: Events   Posted: 05/02/2019 17:45:37   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Roy, Is there any trips running at the weekend or just lectures? And will there be a trip schedule up soon? Cheers.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
danswift

Forum: Events   Posted: 04/02/2019 13:16:56   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Can someone explain in a nutshell how it all works for a NAMHO newbie ;D is it possible to just attend the trips? Are there any prerequisites? Would also be interested in viewing the stalls / exhibits
Topic: question guys
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/01/2019 20:04:52   Subject: question guys
https://wales.com/regions

Mid judging by those definitions, having said that most people just say north / south in which case I'd consider it north :lol:
Topic: History of the Gwydir Forest
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/01/2019 11:02:47   Subject: History of the Gwydir Forest
Quite a good informative read -

https://www.forestry.gov.uk/PDF/FCBK028.pdf/$FILE/FCBK028.pdf

It seems the Gwydir estate retained the mineral rights and also all the land around
Topic: Bryneglwys
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/12/2018 21:55:26   Subject: Bryneglwys
Thank you
Topic: Bryneglwys
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/12/2018 21:24:28   Subject: Bryneglwys
I notice a lot of chamber referencing but can only find surface plans on here? is there an underground plan?
Topic: Bryneglwys
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/12/2018 21:10:58   Subject: Bryneglwys
Yeah it was easily passable just an inconvenience as the water backs up and it's a dry trip up to that point :lol:

The link sounds awesome :thumbsup: more reason to go for another explore.
Topic: Bryneglwys
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/12/2018 16:01:35   Subject: Bryneglwys
There is a choke in the exit adit unless it's been cleared where water builds up, it's the only exit AFAIK. There is a shaft just after this also with some bolts in place I've been meaning to go back
Topic: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
danswift

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 03/12/2018 18:08:05   Subject: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
Great look forwards thanks. These mid Wales mines been on my to-do list for way too long.
Topic: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
danswift

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 03/12/2018 17:44:49   Subject: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
Is this on iplayer yet?
Topic: New book on the metal mining industry of Cwm Rheidol and Ystumtuen near Aberystwyth
danswift

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 30/11/2018 11:23:49   Subject: New book on the metal mining industry of Cwm Rheidol and Ystumtuen near Aberystwyth
[i]Not a person had stood at this place underground since the May of 1863, and many tools and artefacts lay exactly where they were left by those people from a bygone age. We filled in the entrance ag
Topic: Ochre mine and mill in Llandegai
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/11/2018 22:39:28   Subject: Ochre mine and mill in Llandegai
10 year thread revival but I have something useful to add to the thread. I grew up in Hirdir Ganol and as a kid would play in the woods mentioned above. A short section of tunnel is accessible not sur
Topic: Torch (hand held) recommendation
danswift

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/11/2018 13:23:40   Subject: Torch (hand held) recommendation
On a whim not too long back I bought a LED Lenser X21r.2 and the thing is totally daft in terms of light output and throw but not at all practical for exploring unless it's a walk in walk out job (it'
Topic: Thursday Nighters 1st of November
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/10/2018 21:24:46   Subject: Thursday Nighters 1st of November
[quote="manbat666"]I'm hoping to make it! Up for a bit of SRT. If there's any chance of passing the odd re-belay, that would be good practise for me. Failing that, if I could try some rigging, under s
Topic: Thursday Nighters 1st of November
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/10/2018 11:16:27   Subject: Thursday Nighters 1st of November
Will do my best!
Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/10/2018 20:06:19   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
On the bike recently and noticed there seems to be some sort of construction work going on near cyffty? does anyone know the extent of this and if it effects the mine at all?

as for the tri
Topic: Ystrad Einion
danswift

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 14/10/2018 17:18:13   Subject: Ystrad Einion
Yep awesome awesome mine, a little bit wet when we went. You can climb up a waterfall in the main shaft and access a few more tunnels and artefacts but the whole thing could be explored in an hour or
Topic: Quarry for sale....
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/10/2018 20:30:09   Subject: Quarry for sale....
https://www.rightmove.co.uk/commercial-property-for-sale/property-56981955.html

pretty sure this is the 'car graveyard' site...if one buys the land...does it include whats underneath also?
Topic: Snakes and Ladders
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/09/2018 11:19:46   Subject: Snakes and Ladders
Such a good adventure that one. The new rungs weren't in when I did it last! Keep meaning to check out the bottom of the last pit in mordor but everytime I get to that point I'm nackered!
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 6th of September
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/09/2018 16:41:15   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 6th of September
When you reach the top of the valley you are almost above sygun. There are a couple of nice looking stopes you can enter here I'm not sure which mine it is or how big they are, didn't have a light or
Topic: Hafna Lead Mine Video
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/09/2018 11:05:22   Subject: Hafna Lead Mine Video
Good that and nice quality footage, what camera is it? :thumbsup:
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 26th of July
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/07/2018 21:29:51   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 26th of July
Will be doing my best to make this one! :thumbsup:
Topic: Clogau gold mine project
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/07/2018 08:41:14   Subject: Clogau gold mine project
[quote="daveb"]I realise it's going off the thread, but do you know anything about the Gwynfynydd gates & grills? They are very new & shiney and looks like no expense spared. DaveB[/quote]

Topic: Dry areas...
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/07/2018 16:25:14   Subject: Dry areas...
Anyone notice lots of new areas now becoming explorable with the dry weather? Any good discoveries?

The normally sumped adit at Bwlch y Plwm is bone dry and was at Pandora yesterday, the tu
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd through trip
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/06/2018 21:51:22   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd through trip
[quote="Dosserboy"]Hence my comment regarding competence! :)

I guess any LCMLA guide won't touch the idea with a barge pole if it is going to be unsafe. Only having access to things like t
Topic: Lake District visit - mine recommendations
danswift

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/06/2018 08:40:19   Subject: Lake District visit - mine recommendations
Have Aditnow ever done a coniston through trip meet? Would love to visit those mines but ideally with someone who knows the route!
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 17th of May
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/05/2018 21:05:12   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 17th of May
Sounds like a nice little project to add to the list 'explore gilfach middle level' I'm working in Porthmadog at the moment so might have a look one day after work :thumbsup:
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 17th of May
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/05/2018 09:47:06   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 17th of May
I must admit I'm not convinced either, when exploring Gilfach I saw no possible connection with Cwm Ciprwth but I have not done the through trip so haven't seen everything.

The adit up at c
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 17th of May
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/05/2018 13:26:50   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 17th of May
If you walk in the adit at CC there is a flooded shaft that looks DEEP.

It is mentioned on penmorfa that Cwm Ciprwth was just a pumping station for Gilfach and they worked together as one m
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 17th of May
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/05/2018 10:29:28   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 17th of May
Had a look at Gilfach on the way down from Cwm Ciprwth one day last year. I noticed bolts in the rock at the top where the stope breaks to daylight and also some very dodgy looking bolts on the middle
Topic: CROESOR To RHOSYDD- Aids Update.
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/05/2018 20:26:42   Subject: CROESOR To RHOSYDD- Aids Update.
Last time I went through there was some fresh chunks off the wall in the passage leading up to the canoe... The track isn't too bad but I wouldn't like to attempt it in the wet in a 2wd I've seen the
Topic: CROESOR To RHOSYDD- Aids Update.
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/04/2018 07:52:48   Subject: CROESOR To RHOSYDD- Aids Update.
Not stirring crap at all its all good discussion and food for thought. Not sure the data would have any real use but it would be interesting to see.

With regards to the upgrade I'm also up
Topic: CROESOR To RHOSYDD- Aids Update.
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/04/2018 13:42:10   Subject: CROESOR To RHOSYDD- Aids Update.
As part of the 'upgrade' it would be interesting to stick a logbook somewhere and try and gather info on how many and how often people are going through. Just a party size and date would be sufficient
Topic: Warmbac Hood left at Llanberis
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/02/2018 17:54:12   Subject: Warmbac Hood left at Llanberis
Anyone off here?
Topic: Lliwedd Copper Mine
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/02/2018 19:38:13   Subject: Lliwedd Copper Mine
[quote="royfellows"]I got across years ago but cannot remember anything interesting so probably leads to a collapse.
Is there a truck just inside?[/quote]

I didn't actually go over 's
Topic: Lliwedd Copper Mine
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/02/2018 19:33:14   Subject: Lliwedd Copper Mine
[quote="JonK"]Dan

We put all the bolts in a couple of years ago. All are 10 mm. You will need a fair bit of tackle to see it all. Avoid in heavy rain unless you like prussicking up a waterf
Topic: Lliwedd Copper Mine
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/02/2018 19:23:08   Subject: Lliwedd Copper Mine
[quote="davel"]Do you mean Hafod y Llan SH625520?

(Hafod y Porth is in the next valley to the south at SH611508.)

Dave[/quote]

Ahh good spot you are right, too many ha
Topic: Lliwedd Copper Mine
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/02/2018 16:32:36   Subject: Lliwedd Copper Mine
I went for a bit of a reccy on this today.

Started out on the Watkin Path up to the waterfalls, crossed over and got distracted by some red tips on the hillside...had no idea there was anot
Topic: Nant Peris
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/01/2018 21:14:57   Subject: Nant Peris
Nice one guys, can't argue with clean power, there's been a few hydro projects recently I'm sure one was just finished at Abergwyngregyn also.
Topic: Nant Peris
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/01/2018 20:43:03   Subject: Nant Peris
[quote="Morlock"]Are they heading up the side valley towards Llyn Y Cwm?[/quote]

One does, the other 2 seem to head more towards marchlyn area
Topic: Nant Peris
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/01/2018 20:12:52   Subject: Nant Peris
Not really mining related but probably the best place to ask...

Driving through Nant Peris and looking on google earth I have noticed 2 massive tracks leading off into the glyders, anybody
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