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Posts by Coggy

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Topic: Worth Iron Furnace - nodule (photo)
Coggy

Forum: South East England   Posted: 26/05/2020 02:57:00   Subject: Worth Iron Furnace - nodule (photo)
I find this very interesting; nearby in the bed of a stream is a large piece of what I think is iron slag, (by its rusty colour) there is no proven history of metalworking apart from a street name - S
Topic: Kiruna iron ore mine closed.
Coggy

Forum: Europe   Posted: 20/05/2020 23:19:38   Subject: Kiruna iron ore mine closed.
The Chinese Belt and Road have their eyes on this valuable source of iron ore
Topic: south wales gold panning
Coggy

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/05/2020 23:26:49   Subject: south wales gold panning
The definetive book on gold in the UK by Lee Gary Palmer has Dolaucothi as the only large gold bearing area inS Wales, with minor find in Pembrokeshire, and they are really minor, mostly pyrite !
Topic: Rocks found on Cwmorthin tip Help with identification
Coggy

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/04/2020 03:12:44   Subject: Rocks found on Cwmorthin tip Help with identification
dolerite, or maybe ultramafic
Topic: RIP Steve Thompson
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/04/2020 10:34:22   Subject: RIP Steve Thompson
Very sad news
Topic: Surplus Northern Mines Volumes
Coggy

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 25/04/2020 22:23:55   Subject: Surplus Northern Mines Volumes
I bought a couple
Topic: Fisma carbide lamp
Coggy

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/04/2020 22:22:46   Subject: Fisma carbide lamp
I may be the last mine/cave explorer to use a carbide lamp. Exploring Bincliffe mines on the Manifold in 2011
Topic: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/04/2020 23:23:02   Subject: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
We almost have a tiny bit of the garden looking good, helped by my on-line purchase of a chainsaw. How did I survive before I had a chainsaw ?
Topic: Pangolin
Coggy

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 10/04/2020 22:19:00   Subject: Pangolin
Does anyone really know what a pangolin is ?
Topic: Top Tip
Coggy

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 10/04/2020 22:07:26   Subject: Top Tip
I have a Tacx Turbo trainer for sale, £1000 ono !
Topic: Unidentified Coal Mine Adit nr A500
Coggy

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/04/2020 00:04:12   Subject: Unidentified Coal Mine Adit nr A500
My son lives in Crackley Bank near that junction. I will send him out to explore as part of his daily exercise !
Topic: Scorpion X lamp review
Coggy

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/03/2020 19:43:21   Subject: Scorpion X lamp review
These are my initial thoughts on the Scorpion X lamp. I have not been able to test it out undreground as yet, my planned trips in the near future are all off due to the virus thing.
It came 2 day
Topic: Bwlch-glas
Coggy

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 27/03/2020 12:34:14   Subject: Bwlch-glas
An excellent idea, I have wellies and a hard hat with a brand new really excellent lamp. ;D;D
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2020 00:11:37   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
When walking along the Thames near Dartford; a big fridge, it was open and full of food, and all fresh so it must have been recently dumped.
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/03/2020 00:27:24   Subject: Recommended places to stay and eat?
You shold be OK unless you eat a scaly anteater or a bat.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
Coggy

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/03/2020 23:13:09   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I like it, I'll buy it
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
Coggy

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/03/2020 22:06:31   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Does that lamp have a Gopro type connection ? If I can figure out how to get a Gopro mount on my old Petzl Explorer I may buy one.
Topic: Going to say the dreaded " cave " word
Coggy

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 07/03/2020 23:17:20   Subject: Going to say the dreaded
I was a bike racer for many years, and had a spell of rock climbing in the 80s and have had many injuries caused by hitting hard surfaces. I have had recent treatment for shoulder injuries dating back
Topic: Coal, illegal
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/03/2020 00:24:10   Subject: Coal, illegal
Our Government plans to make private sale of coal illegal from 2021, will this effect any new mine plans, what will happen to ex-miners that has free coal ?
Topic: North Wales Mini Break
Coggy

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/02/2020 00:20:11   Subject: North Wales Mini Break
We had a weekend break in Towyn in 1966, I know its not North Wales, but for utter grimness it could well be, (memo to my Mum, don't let Dad buy food for a weekend break), Yeoman tinned pies are not a
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
Coggy

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 19/02/2020 23:04:14   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
What is the green blob ?
Topic: Cromford Moor Sough
Coggy

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/02/2020 01:25:53   Subject: Cromford Moor Sough
It would be nice to have that as a PDMHS artifact, as a member I would cough up a few bawbees to buy it !
Topic: Premier Cap Lamp - Chronology
Coggy

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/02/2020 00:27:15   Subject: Premier Cap Lamp - Chronology
I had a Premier caplamp explode in Masson once, in about 1972,
edit; well not exactly explode, more became engulfed in exciting flames when I bent over and somehow the acetylen came up into the w
Topic: Premier Cap Lamp - Chronology
Coggy

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 07/02/2020 11:11:48   Subject: Premier Cap Lamp - Chronology
That was useful, it reminded me to get some new bits to re-condition my 1970 Premier lamp.
Topic: Photograps
Coggy

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 06/02/2020 01:13:40   Subject: Photograps
I have Industrial Saundersfoot by Cannop Price, I will look for pics of Bonnevilles Court mine
Topic: Woodhouse Colliery
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/02/2020 01:08:43   Subject: Woodhouse Colliery
Do the Govt want to make us all 'Carbon neutral' ? As when we breathe out we emit Carbon Dioxide ! We we be neutralised to save the planet ? :(
Topic: Reminder - 2nd Early Engines Conference
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/01/2020 23:58:14   Subject: Reminder - 2nd Early Engines Conference
Thank you, I live nearby and will maybe attend the Sunday, as the whole thing seems a bit expensive.
Topic: South Crofty - current situation?
Coggy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/01/2020 17:24:15   Subject: South Crofty - current situation?
[quote]A wide tie knot and pointy shoes may get you far among your peers[/quote]
Winklepickers back in fashion ?
Topic: Merry Christmas 2019
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2019 12:57:49   Subject: Merry Christmas 2019
Happy Christmas to all on Aditnow ;)
Topic: Mine pop videos
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/10/2019 22:53:25   Subject: Mine pop videos
Is this the only mine releated pop video ever?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpqm-05R2Jk
Topic: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2019 20:00:48   Subject: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
I also know about Lithium becuse I have a tin of Lithium grease in my shed, and some batteries made of Lithium, so I'm practically an expert.
Topic: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/10/2019 21:29:31   Subject: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
Dear deep Cornish Lithium Mining project, [b]gizza job ! [/b]
I got letters after my name ! I know stuff about rocks; I can tell the difference between igneous and (some) sedimentary rocks !
Topic: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/10/2019 10:42:52   Subject: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
£1.7 million for Cornish Lithium prospect -

https://www.mining.com/cornish-lithium-gets-1-7-million-funding-boost-for-uk-project/

They say;
[i]
Cornish Lithium owns ex
Topic: Cwmystwyth Book
Coggy

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 26/09/2019 11:43:46   Subject: Cwmystwyth Book
Ordered ! :)
Topic: Southwest copper and tin
Coggy

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 08/08/2019 15:03:52   Subject: Southwest copper and tin
Making a copper smelting furnace https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdTcmK9YlRE
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
Coggy

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 24/07/2019 23:06:05   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
OK so the elephant in the room here is the 1999 Access to Justice Act, which came into force in April 2000, this dramatically increased the attractiveness of no-win no-fee deals as judges could make t
Topic: Backache
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2019 15:52:42   Subject: Backache
Thanks for the advice ! It made me think about active exercising as I also have lots of old injuries. I went to a chiropractor a few
years ago when my shoulder froze, and part of the fix were a
Topic: Backache
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/06/2019 22:37:10   Subject: Backache
With the PDMHS I explored a few adits a couple of days ago. Being 6 foot one I spent most of the time bent over or bent double. As time went on my back turned into an evil thing that hurt more and mo
Topic: Eckington Colliery closure?
Coggy

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/05/2019 23:01:00   Subject: Eckington Colliery closure?
Sort of expected, as coal is an anathema in our modern age
Topic: Pull-through cord
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/03/2019 00:39:49   Subject: Pull-through cord
A pull through is a piece of stout cord used to pull a 4 by 2 ( a bit of lint)nthrough a rifle barrel to clean it.
Topic: The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries
Coggy

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 21/02/2019 20:25:26   Subject: The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries
Blue John & Archaeology of mines, what not to like (Even if Cambridgeshire don't rally have any mines !) :):)
Topic: The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries
Coggy

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 20/02/2019 02:35:56   Subject: The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries
Is Derbyshire Blue John a new book ?
Topic: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
Coggy

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/02/2019 01:12:40   Subject: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
Anywhere with ordnance should be avoided, death by exploding old rounds or shells is not fun, and even though the explosive is more than 70 years old don't mean it won't go off. (quotes me, ex Royal E
Topic: Number of working underground mines in the UK
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/12/2018 20:57:13   Subject: Number of working underground mines in the UK
I was talking with a colleague from Cumbria earlier today about the disused iron mines near his home, and he was surprised that there were active mines in Britain ! I had to show him Boulby, he had ne
Topic: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
Coggy

Forum: North West England   Posted: 18/12/2018 00:25:43   Subject: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
When Manchester (Council) decided that the Lancashire Mining Museum was to be closed down I knew that our mining history meant nothing to our modern 'leaders'
Topic: Devonshire Mine Video
Coggy

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/12/2018 00:18:12   Subject: Devonshire Mine Video
I was a bit confused and thought it was the entrance to Wapping
Topic: Worlds daftest torch?
Coggy

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/12/2018 09:37:50   Subject: Worlds daftest torch?
Nothing wrong with a Premier caplamp, a water bottle and a small tin of carbide. Gave me all the light I wanted back in the day. ;D;D
Topic: Can Abandoned Mines Heat our Future?
Coggy

Forum: Geology & Mining   Posted: 07/08/2018 11:16:49   Subject: Can Abandoned Mines Heat our Future?
Ah, the magic energy tree of tidal power/waves ;D

Topic: Kilburn Hall Colliery Coal Mine (mine)
Coggy

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 03/08/2018 11:20:45   Subject: Kilburn Hall Colliery Coal Mine (mine)
Try looking in Geological Survey borehole scans;
http://www.bgs.ac.uk/data/boreholescans/home.html
Topic: Middleton Limestone Quarry
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/07/2018 22:21:22   Subject: Middleton Limestone Quarry
When I was in the ACF in 1971 we camped near Middleton and then practised firing rifle propelled grenades at scrap cars in the quarry. I went to look at the impressive mine entrance and was strolling
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