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Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
Praada

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 23/07/2019 11:46:07   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
Our first mine explore consisted of a builders helmet with led strips stuck all over the outside, powered to a waist mounted bike battery... It was brilliant for whoever wasn't wearing it, but whoever
Topic: Moel Fferna floor heights
Praada

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/06/2019 15:12:21   Subject: Moel Fferna floor heights
Didn't find a wallet as well did you?
Topic: Moel Fferna floor heights
Praada

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/06/2019 14:14:39   Subject: Moel Fferna floor heights
lowest floor was waist high when we last went in the snow, amazing walk back to the car though, emerged to a snowy sunset absolute stunning. Is anyone else having issues with the ucet link? I'm curio
Topic: Ecton ~ UNEXMiN
Praada

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/06/2019 11:42:39   Subject: Ecton ~ UNEXMiN
ignore me, i got it lol
Topic: Ecton ~ UNEXMiN
Praada

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/06/2019 11:41:35   Subject: Ecton ~ UNEXMiN
i get a play back error, do you have a direct link to youtube?
Topic: Midlands accessible mines
Praada

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/06/2019 09:19:10   Subject: Midlands accessible mines
For £22 a year it's a no brainer!
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
Praada

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2019 09:23:55   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
When coal is involved, i only do guided trips in working mines with fans on etc. Apedale is a brilliant tour i've recommended it a to a few guys now, I think its £5 per head (not much more) and well
Topic: Ecton ~ UNEXMiN
Praada

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/05/2019 15:51:09   Subject: Ecton ~ UNEXMiN
My love for technology just grew even more!!!
Topic: Moel Fferna wagon.
Praada

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/05/2019 13:44:56   Subject: Moel Fferna wagon.
It could well be that floor then, the photo of the upturned cart i have, is followed by the pump in my gallery so they were an photo opportunity apart on my visit, we went up from the incline and zig
Topic: Moel Fferna wagon.
Praada

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/05/2019 14:24:47   Subject: Moel Fferna wagon.
any recommendations on a free site to use? I lost all my photobucket images after they ripped everyone off...
Topic: Moel Fferna wagon.
Praada

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/05/2019 14:08:08   Subject: Moel Fferna wagon.
how do i upload an image to the thread lol?
Topic: Moel Fferna wagon.
Praada

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/05/2019 14:05:00   Subject: Moel Fferna wagon.
We went last year, I'm pretty sure its had its wheels nicked and is upside down at one of the junctions on the 3rd level. I'll find a pic i know i have one.
Topic: Midlands accessible mines
Praada

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/05/2019 09:20:01   Subject: Midlands accessible mines
I also think they prefer you to have BCA cover at Alderley Edge, may have changed though depending on nature of the visit?
Topic: Midlands accessible mines
Praada

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/05/2019 15:51:42   Subject: Midlands accessible mines
You'll do well at Draycott, the guides at Apedale do a bit of voluntary work keeping it locked up and sealed lol. There is a way but it's not for the internet to know lol and I don't think i'd try it
Topic: Midlands accessible mines
Praada

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/05/2019 15:31:38   Subject: Midlands accessible mines
Ayup mate,

Not sure to be honest, Matlock as you know. Staffs has a few lead mines, but mostly coal, which i tend to avoid unless guided, not sure how far apedale drift is from you? Well w
Topic: Search Mines, Am I missing a trick?
Praada

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 26/02/2019 13:43:15   Subject: Search Mines, Am I missing a trick?
If searching on here, I usually know the grid region first, search say SK for the peaks, then choose the mineral. Problem is, it's limited if searching say lead mines, as there are too many to list v
Topic: Started new mining channel for my videos.
Praada

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/02/2019 12:12:46   Subject: Started new mining channel for my videos.
I get a playback error and the video fails? maybe the embedding that has failed, do you have an external link to youtube?
Topic: Old Mine Exploration in Russia
Praada

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 28/01/2019 10:28:00   Subject: Old Mine Exploration in Russia
https://dedmaxopka.livejournal.com/2011/11/10/
Topic: Newbie S Wales
Praada

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 18/01/2019 10:47:58   Subject: Newbie S Wales
Same here, we also tend to hit north/mid wales once a month or so :) welcome! Plenty of welsh guys on here, check out the thursday nighter thread :)
Topic: Hopton Wood Entrance (photo)
Praada

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/01/2019 16:25:30   Subject: Hopton Wood Entrance (photo)
The via gellia has a full day of mine exploring :) so there really is no need to annoy the security on site :thumbdown: they really aren't too pleasant when they are forced to leave the warmth of thei
Topic: Hopton Wood Entrance (photo)
Praada

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/01/2019 09:08:00   Subject: Hopton Wood Entrance (photo)
Tried numerous times, been caught both ends numerous times... the secca that guard the gates told us they were fully sealing every entrance, this was about a year ago, they never did what they told us
Topic: Nottingham
Praada

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/12/2018 15:24:42   Subject: Nottingham
You can still access it, we tried to access the old buildings afterwards as there were lights on but was vacant... We set the alarms off though and had to leg it!

Easy to get to the shelte
Topic: Holme Bank Bakewell
Praada

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/11/2018 12:24:31   Subject: Holme Bank Bakewell
Didn't know about the combi lock, last time I visited we entered the carpet entrance, then went to exit the far end, got the metal sheet that covers the entrance and it was welded shut? Had to return
Topic: Holme Bank Bakewell
Praada

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/11/2018 09:30:02   Subject: Holme Bank Bakewell
It's not the best entrance in my opinion, not for a 6ft1 bloke anyway! The entrance on the left far side of the workshop barn area which is now welded shut was much easier to walk through without the
Topic: Holme Bank Bakewell
Praada

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/11/2018 11:58:42   Subject: Holme Bank Bakewell
All info you need is already on aditnow :) https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Holme-Bank-And-Holme-Hall-Other-Rock-Mine_9349/
Topic: Holme Bank Bakewell
Praada

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/11/2018 11:57:12   Subject: Holme Bank Bakewell
PM'd i'm sure there is a survey somewhere, I have a copy somewhere i will try to find it.
Topic: Hendre Spar Mine
Praada

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/11/2018 09:29:55   Subject: Hendre Spar Mine
Was here for my 3rd visit at the weekend, only did the non SRT area's, leaving the firehose worm hole for another day. I don't know of any proper surveys available, have looked before and found a bas
Topic: Masson Quarry Access
Praada

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/11/2018 17:01:23   Subject: Masson Quarry Access
Hopefully they are just having a clear up of the area, removing some shrubs and overgrowth. There are climbing competitions held in the quarry sometimes, so possibly (hopefully) they are clearing the
Topic: Cwmorthin - geology question
Praada

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/10/2018 15:00:57   Subject: Cwmorthin - geology question
So essential each piece has been touched by at least 4 sets of human hands! Incredible when you think about the shear size of some of the welsh slate spoils, cwmorthin is an amazing site to see just f
Topic: Cwmorthin - geology question
Praada

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/10/2018 14:08:31   Subject: Cwmorthin - geology question
We did a tour of maenofferan on the large waggons, the tour guide said that lots of fools gold is present within the slate of Wales. It contaminates the slate and has to be discarded. He told us tha
Topic: Mines in Northern Greece
Praada

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/10/2018 09:40:37   Subject: Mines in Northern Greece
Quite scarce by the looks of things, lots of hydrocarbon stuff going off but not much metal mining since ancient times. Only had a quick look online but really not much to find it seems...
Topic: Mines in Northern Greece
Praada

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/10/2018 09:39:20   Subject: Mines in Northern Greece
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mines_in_Greece
Topic: Advice for newbies and beginners...
Praada

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/09/2018 11:31:18   Subject: Advice for newbies and beginners...
Last time we went down there, we removed a load of fishing wire, orange if i remember right, not sure how you get lost in wapping anyway; everywhere either leads back full circle in the maze or brings
Topic: Hafna Lead Mine Video
Praada

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/09/2018 12:26:11   Subject: Hafna Lead Mine Video
I can confirm that Pete's link does indeed work and direct to the CAL site :) thanks for the info and sorry for intruding on your thread Paul.

The video is very interesting by the way, I wi
Topic: Hafna Lead Mine Video
Praada

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/09/2018 11:38:10   Subject: Hafna Lead Mine Video
Not a problem, thanks Roy, I will PM you rather than fill up Paul's thread with off topic stuff :) I have just applied for DIM BCA insurance so that makes two of us now, for the sake of £11 for the re
Topic: Hafna Lead Mine Video
Praada

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/09/2018 09:51:12   Subject: Hafna Lead Mine Video
ah fantastic! Thank you!
Topic: Hafna Lead Mine Video
Praada

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/09/2018 09:47:36   Subject: Hafna Lead Mine Video
Hi Paul,

That CAL link to ask for permission doesn't work, what are the restrictions in place for users wanting to enter? There are 5 of us wanting to make this trip but only one of us curr
Topic: Jug Holes
Praada

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 29/08/2018 13:42:18   Subject: Jug Holes
Thanks, i've been told i can telephone order via the museum at matlock as well :) I haven't got the wapping book but i've been in a number of times, love getting lost in the maze and emerging up into
Topic: Jug Holes
Praada

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 29/08/2018 10:20:02   Subject: Jug Holes
Can anybody point in the direction of an online retailer of the jugs interpretation pack please? I cannot find time to visit the mining museum or buxton caving supplies. I have funds waiting to trans
Topic: Jug Holes
Praada

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 16/08/2018 10:58:10   Subject: Jug Holes
now you've set my advernturer mode off again is anything mentioned about connections in the jugs interpretation pack? Does anybody have a digital copy of the pack that I could look at? I've been meani
Topic: Long Rake Name Clarification
Praada

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/08/2018 16:45:32   Subject: Long Rake Name Clarification
[quote="Edd"][quote="Praada"]We thought it was just fog and slight dust until we got across the rails and couldn't see 3 feet in front of us! That's where the journey got cut short and we returned to
Topic: Jug Holes
Praada

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/08/2018 10:25:15   Subject: Jug Holes
one of my favorite local underground trips. Drop down the hole just inside the large cave and exit out the corregated tunnel :D very intense for the amateur so I always take the noobs down there alon
Topic: Can Abandoned Mines Heat our Future?
Praada

Forum: Geology & Mining   Posted: 06/08/2018 12:21:28   Subject: Can Abandoned Mines Heat our Future?
You know what boils my blood, we are an island surrounded by water and the government keeps shunning attempts at researching and testing hydroelectric generators in the estuaries and river openings ar
Topic: Long Rake Name Clarification
Praada

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/08/2018 11:36:08   Subject: Long Rake Name Clarification
We thought it was just fog and slight dust until we got across the rails and couldn't see 3 feet in front of us! That's where the journey got cut short and we returned to the surface no more than half
Topic: Long Rake Name Clarification
Praada

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 03/08/2018 15:33:12   Subject: Long Rake Name Clarification
Not for me to return either i had a chest infection for 3 weeks after the last dusty trip! The opening down the large slope was billowing out dust like fog!
Topic: Kilburn Hall Colliery Coal Mine (mine)
Praada

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 03/08/2018 14:07:34   Subject: Kilburn Hall Colliery Coal Mine (mine)
Lived in tibshelf all my life and our house is over the old pit site at sunny bank. No signs of subsidence although other properties have suffered before, a dog walker and his furry companion also fe
Topic: Long Rake Name Clarification
Praada

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 03/08/2018 10:38:50   Subject: Long Rake Name Clarification
Carbon monoxide is the bradwell moor long rake, no bad gases in long rake, took a 4gas down there at the beginning of spring :)
Topic: Long Rake Name Clarification
Praada

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 02/08/2018 16:19:08   Subject: Long Rake Name Clarification
That's the name i was looking for, much worse when i last went down (6 months ago) Never did find that bottom level :(
Topic: Long Rake Name Clarification
Praada

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 02/08/2018 10:08:48   Subject: Long Rake Name Clarification
Do you mean Long rake spar mine? with the newly added signs warning not to enter? Last time i went in there it was very dusty with a slight chemical scent in the air! Believe that the aggregates comp
Topic: Cwmorthin Barracks & Rhosydd Chapel in 3D
Praada

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/07/2018 14:39:30   Subject: Cwmorthin Barracks & Rhosydd Chapel in 3D
I'd guess you pay the $3500 to obtain licenses to distribute and use for anything other than personal or education purposes... autodesk offer a lite version of most products (as does google sketchup)
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