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Topic: Ventilation in mines and caves
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/11/2020 00:59:51   Subject: Ventilation in mines and caves
The Youtube History guy Lindebiege has not a had a damascene convertion to mining history.
Topic: Cannock coalfield project
Coggy

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/11/2020 00:01:26   Subject: Cannock coalfield project
Rising Sun - returning from a training ride (cycling) one Sunday from Llangollen I punctured by the Rising Sun. I didn't have any spare tubs (tyres) as I already punctured earlier. I went into the ba
Topic: Vent shaft stacks
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2020 23:24:00   Subject: Vent shaft stacks
Are you Youtuber Lindebeige really looking for information or some lazy person trying to scam information for a thesis or book you plan to write; I suspect this as you have say you half the informatio
Topic: Ventilation in mines and caves
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2020 10:38:05   Subject: Ventilation in mines and caves
Lindebeige, get a copy of Agricolas 'De Re Metallica' it has lots of examples of Medieval mine ventilation.


Topic: Jim Rieuwerts
Coggy

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 05/11/2020 21:36:42   Subject: Jim Rieuwerts
A real loss, his knowledge of Peak District mining was second to none.
Topic: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/10/2020 22:31:10   Subject: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
With the deposits in Chile its doubtful that deep mining can make money digging out Lithium
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
Coggy

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 30/10/2020 01:05:21   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Just out of interest, what is the lumens etc of a carbide flame from say a Premier cap lamp ? As I remember it lit up quite a nice area, but probably not enough for a good pic
Topic: One for car enthusiasts
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2020 23:28:56   Subject: One for car enthusiasts
I was a motorbiker in my youth, until I got married then I was a Saab enthusiast. I remember an accident in the late 70s when I was rear-ended by an Audi and hit a Rover 3500. The Rover had its rear b
Topic: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/10/2020 22:15:36   Subject: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
My life or death experience was in a climbing shaft above the Manifold valley, in the Bincliffe mines. This was in 1970 on a Youth Hostelling stay at Ilam Hall. We found an open shaft that looked abou
Topic: Cannock coalfield project
Coggy

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/09/2020 16:55:21   Subject: Cannock coalfield project
Is Cathederal Colliery the one with the engine house that is some sort of workshop, thats close to Watling st ? I remember that has a headstocks in the 60s
Topic: Back underground ????
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/08/2020 23:25:57   Subject: Back underground ????
xx
Topic: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
Coggy

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/07/2020 22:33:18   Subject: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
[quote]Well said, in a sense, and on top of that we need to prepare to mitigate climate chaos - something accurately predicted over 150 years ago, yet a trap into which we are all walking, thanks to t
Topic: Little Arrows
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/07/2020 22:52:05   Subject: Little Arrows
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
Topic: hi folks
Coggy

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 26/07/2020 22:49:07   Subject: hi folks
Fourthded, as another coffin dodger (only 64 so I'm almost a junior),
Topic: Gear review, Roughneck Micro Mattock
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/07/2020 00:13:47   Subject: Gear review, Roughneck Micro Mattock
The Brick Hammer I bought in Oban in 1970 is still going strong ! My main geological tool nowadays, the Estwing Pick I bought from Dydes in Dartford in 1995 is splendid.
Topic: Powdered milk
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/07/2020 20:57:19   Subject: Powdered milk
Its easy, just drink black coffee ! No need for milk or sugar, just an old sock to use as a filter to hold the rough ground coffee as one pours just boiled water through into a mug. Many happy morning
Topic: Malvern
Coggy

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 03/07/2020 20:39:52   Subject: Malvern
Another comment, The Malvern Hills Conservators are no more. They have become, in 2017, after much advice and expenditure from various consultants - The Malvern Hills Trust, thus ending 135 years of
Topic: Malvern
Coggy

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 02/07/2020 13:28:09   Subject: Malvern
There was a trial shaft 'gold mine' North of Wyche Cutting, in the 1600s, they found what the locals called gold dust - but it is simply mica flakes. A little further West in woods from the gold mine
Topic: Photography in caves
Coggy

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 28/06/2020 23:02:58   Subject: Photography in caves
I had a fancy digital SLR, now my Samsung mobile seems to take almost as good pics !
Topic: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
Coggy

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/06/2020 12:19:25   Subject: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
That is an impressive list of Professors and PhDs !
I would guess that the project will employ far less people than is on the list of ambassadors and advisors, technicals, directors, advisors et
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
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