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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)
Topic: Cwmorthin Barracks & Rhosydd Chapel in 3D
Praada

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/07/2018 09:24:03   Subject: Cwmorthin Barracks & Rhosydd Chapel in 3D
[quote="SimonRL"]Thanks :)

[quote="Praada"]How much is this software?[/quote]

USD 179 - not bad considering what it does and what some of the competition costs, although there is
Topic: Cwmorthin Barracks & Rhosydd Chapel in 3D
Praada

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/07/2018 15:58:28   Subject: Cwmorthin Barracks & Rhosydd Chapel in 3D
How much is this software? Really cool and the finished files are pretty damn good! Detailing is brilliant, can you load these into google earth to contribute to the 3D aspects?
Topic: Nottingham
Praada

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/07/2018 15:08:54   Subject: Nottingham
It is sealed still, but you can access via a manhole above in a carpark :) just need to manhole cover keys to pull it up, the residents didn't bother us as they watched from their kitchen windows ;D
Topic: Nottingham
Praada

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/07/2018 10:06:41   Subject: Nottingham
How did you find Nottingham? I live about 20 mins away, there are old air raid shelters which used to be sandstone mines, accessible via manholes around the city centre. Brilliant history and all wel
Topic: Talybont, Wilkinsons Level.
Praada

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 10/07/2018 14:45:11   Subject: Talybont, Wilkinsons Level.
Many thanks, I will look at planning a good long day in the welsh hills :)
Topic: Talybont, Wilkinsons Level.
Praada

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 10/07/2018 14:12:08   Subject: Talybont, Wilkinsons Level.
Of course, not a problem at all, really does make it a much better experience for us explorers, with the work you all volunteer so generously :) Is there anything else around talybont which is of simi
Topic: Talybont, Wilkinsons Level.
Praada

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 10/07/2018 12:13:27   Subject: Talybont, Wilkinsons Level.
Are there any access restrictions to visit talybont? I still need to sort out some PLI, but really fancy a trip to Wales over the weekend to try some new locations (preferably easy grade with minimal
Topic: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
Praada

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/05/2018 10:18:57   Subject: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
You aren't wrong there, just looked on their website and the list of surveys for the area is incredible and very reasonably priced! Thanks a lot AR!
Topic: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
Praada

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 24/05/2018 13:40:42   Subject: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
[quote="NigelH"]Praada - If your mates aren't fully SRT savvy, you could always lower them down Eyam Dale Shaft yourself. Its an obvious hole on the hillside opposite the power substation further up t
Topic: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
Praada

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 24/05/2018 11:23:48   Subject: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
Excellent I will pop over at the weekend after I've done my speed awareness course at Casa in Chesterfield :) Thanks again!
Topic: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
Praada

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 24/05/2018 10:21:54   Subject: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
http://smhccg.org/geology/the-caves/ found this brilliant link answering all my questions and naming the exact route i took, greeny ivy cave sounds interesting, may have a little peep in there next ti
Topic: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
Praada

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 24/05/2018 09:46:34   Subject: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
Bossen hole is the first through route to the windy ledge, brilliant, it really was a treat to exit out on to that ledge! Is there any connection from the Gin entrance not requiring ropes? I have rope
Topic: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
Praada

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/05/2018 16:34:15   Subject: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
I thought carlswark but wondered which entrance it was? On the DCA cave registry it seems more likely to be ivy green cave? the pointer is closer to that than the carlswark pin but then they aren't al
Topic: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
Praada

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/05/2018 15:33:54   Subject: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
I recently took a trip inside the cliffs of Stoney Middleton. We started by parking opposite the lover's leap garage, walked onto the path across the road from the car park, and followed the first tra
Topic: Coate Moor Ironstone Mine, Kildale, North Yorks.
Praada

Forum: North East England   Posted: 04/04/2018 12:13:10   Subject: Coate Moor Ironstone Mine, Kildale, North Yorks.
You should maybe take a look at the mines around Alderley Edge. I believe one of those mines even has an old barclays bank vault door stopping entry! You cannot access the padlocks with anything oth
Topic: Earthquake?
Praada

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2018 13:44:41   Subject: Earthquake?
We were in Moel Fferna and had just got out the tree shaft when the earthquake happened. We didn't feel anything but I had the mrs ringing me, panicked by the social media reports of an earthquake in
Topic: Wanting to join the DCA but have questions
Praada

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/01/2018 09:35:17   Subject: Wanting to join the DCA but have questions
Hi Edd, i emailed the DCC secretary through your website yesterday :) Interested in joining and attending underground meets :) Usually explore with a couple of friends who aren't as bothered about jo
Topic: Wanting to join the DCA but have questions
Praada

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/01/2018 13:47:53   Subject: Wanting to join the DCA but have questions
Brilliant Pete, thanks!
Topic: Wanting to join the DCA but have questions
Praada

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/01/2018 12:28:59   Subject: Wanting to join the DCA but have questions
Also i note that the DCA doesnt provide PL insurance and i need to contact the BCA for that, but would joining the DCC get me this? I have also enquired to DCC to find out my best route, but if anyon
Topic: Wanting to join the DCA but have questions
Praada

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/01/2018 12:02:26   Subject: Wanting to join the DCA but have questions
I've been in email chats, and they gave me some meet dates which i need to check (very busy lifestyle, full time work, university part time and then twist button and stuff to play music at the weekend
Topic: Wanting to join the DCA but have questions
Praada

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/01/2018 11:54:43   Subject: Wanting to join the DCA but have questions
Hi, wondering if anyone can help me with joining the DCA? I have filled out the online form this morning but it states that i need references from current members which i know nobody. My time explor
Topic: Cwmorthin Managers Office
Praada

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/12/2017 11:48:34   Subject: Cwmorthin Managers Office
All sorted they are open on the 30th so key will be collected and i will finally get to see what all the fuss is about :thumbup: very excited, i loved moel fferna and maenofferen and hear this tops th
Topic: Cwmorthin Managers Office
Praada

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/12/2017 11:26:50   Subject: Cwmorthin Managers Office
Thanks! I have emailed go below and await a response :)
Topic: Cwmorthin Managers Office
Praada

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/12/2017 10:32:21   Subject: Cwmorthin Managers Office
Hi, slightly off topic but didn't want to start a new thread and guess you guys know cwmorthin well.

Myself and couple of friends are planning to visit cwmorthin on the 30th December, but
Topic: If found -lake spa co
Praada

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/12/2017 09:19:52   Subject: If found -lake spa co
Long rake? Which hole did you drop it down? Might go and retrieve it for you with the ladders depending if it has gone down to the middle level of the very bottom, in which case its gone mate haha i a
Topic: Hey - New here
Praada

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/12/2017 15:05:08   Subject: Hey - New here
Hello! Was in the chert and masson last night with 2 friends who had never been underground before :) always in and around the peaks especially matlock, and the via gellia.

Not done lathkil
Topic: 18650
Praada

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/11/2017 09:02:27   Subject: 18650
I use these mate, LG HG2 3000mAh, they're decent batteries although they cost a bit more than the samsung 2500mAh batteries which are also decent. Amazon or eBay but look at different sellers as there
Topic: Rhosydd Quarry Activity
Praada

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/11/2017 10:06:30   Subject: Rhosydd Quarry Activity
I just thought while we are there that it could be worth a quick little visit, it will make the story far more interesting for a really not that interested mrs haha.
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