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Topic: Chemical rock splitting
danswift

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 27/07/2020 11:09:44   Subject: Chemical rock splitting
Does anybody have experience with products such as dynacem? In places where its impossible to get power and wedges don't cut it. Without explosives, options are limited but this stuff looks good and l
Topic: Little Arrows
danswift

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/07/2020 00:30:24   Subject: Little Arrows
[quote="Coggy"]Leapy Lee;
There's a boy a little boy
Shooting arrows in the blue
And he's aiming them at someone
But the question is at who.… ;D;D[/quote]

And a dead K
Topic: Anglesey Copper mines
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/07/2020 13:33:45   Subject: Anglesey Copper mines
Aside from Parys and Mona is there much else to see at the sites of Pant y Gaseg and Carmel Head etc there is quite a cluster in the north of Anglesey. The coastal adits in particular sound interestin
Topic: Adit in Bangor near the Pier
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/04/2020 12:54:51   Subject: Adit in Bangor near the Pier
I heard it was for smuggling E's into occie back during the 90s rave era?
Topic: Another "collapse"
danswift

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/03/2020 21:34:23   Subject: Another
You never go full retard
Topic: Drws Y Coed Copper Mine (mine)
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/03/2020 21:00:54   Subject: Drws Y Coed Copper Mine (mine)
Main access is down the airshaft about 60ft (10 fathom) and requires rigging off a couple of old scaffold poles. This gives access to a small area of interesting workings, I'm convinced a bit of diggi
Topic: Thursday Nighters 5th March.
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/03/2020 20:48:02   Subject: Thursday Nighters 5th March.
Going right at the main junction leads to a massive chamber that has somehow been filled with rubble (either from above or carried in on tracks I presume?) Appeared to be some asbestos waste also so t
Topic: Moel Fferna Slate Mine (mine)
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/02/2020 08:13:01   Subject: Moel Fferna Slate Mine (mine)
That's a good result :thumbsup:
Topic: Llanberis Copper Mine description
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/02/2020 09:48:35   Subject: Llanberis Copper Mine description
Description of a visit to Llanberis Copper mine in 1837 by Francis Horace.

[i]Having cooled ourselves during this delicious row across the water, which brought us to the foot of Snowdon, we
Topic: The discovery of Drws y coed Copper mine
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/02/2020 09:47:25   Subject: The discovery of Drws y coed Copper mine
Interesting article -

[i]DRWS Y COED

At Drws y coed is a large and valuable Copper Mine, which the proprietors are working upon scientific principles, with much practical knowled
Topic: Diffwys Dive Video Now Finished...
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/01/2020 19:29:34   Subject: Diffwys Dive Video Now Finished...
[quote="Paul Marvin"]Are you thinking of any in particular ?[/quote]

If that was aimed that me there is an enticing incline at Bwlch y plwm that dissappears Into the depths... Among a lot o
Topic: Diffwys Dive Video Now Finished...
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/01/2020 22:29:04   Subject: Diffwys Dive Video Now Finished...
Looks incredible, have you ever dived any of the old copper / lead workings? I imagine it would be a lot more difficult than slate as the workings where generally smaller.
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 21st November
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/11/2019 15:19:41   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 21st November
Went for a wander around the workings there earlier, can't believe how many adits and shafts there are, surely must be one of the biggest metal mines in the UK? Is there access to the upper levels? as
Topic: Ugly house
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/10/2019 12:24:49   Subject: Ugly house
Explored the adit today which appears to just be a trial. It goes for about 10 metres before the floor dissapears into a small stope underwater. Shining a torch further in it seems to go another 20 or
Topic: Ugly house
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/10/2019 09:27:23   Subject: Ugly house
Good stuff, thanks for the info. Next time I'm there I'll check the adit out, the water didn't seem too deep.
Topic: Ugly house
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/10/2019 17:45:02   Subject: Ugly house
Been for a walk in the Gwydir today and noticed a few adits in the woods on the hillside near the ugly house on the other side of the A5 (Cross the bridge and immediate right down the single track roa
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 3rd of October
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/10/2019 12:04:43   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 3rd of October
Is there a plan? :lol:
Topic: Non SRT
danswift

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/09/2019 20:11:36   Subject: Non SRT
Doesn't get any easier than Cwmorthin. Or if you don't want to fetch and return a key head a little up the valley to Rhosydd? Some good ones around Aberllefenni area also but slightly harder to find.
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]

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