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Posts by Coggy

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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
Topic: Abandoned Engineering
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/05/2018 00:25:26   Subject: Abandoned Engineering
Exactly, tv is great ! I now have an anvil and the beginnings of a home forge after watching 'Forged in Fire'
Topic: Daventry
Coggy

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/05/2018 22:10:59   Subject: Daventry
I'm working in Peterborough all this week, all I can see is a few old Oxford Clay pits that are surrounded by security fences. I did hope I would be knee deep in Oxford Clay finding ammonites this eve
Topic: South Crofty looking for money!
Coggy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/05/2018 22:08:40   Subject: South Crofty looking for money!
A new zoo, or getting Channel 4 to relocate to Cornwall ? Investors buy if the investment looks like it will give good returns.
Topic: Minworth
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/04/2018 22:55:57   Subject: Minworth
I used to live near Minworth, a small village East of Birmingham with a metal processing company; Minworth Metals. This company processed scrap, operated a couple of mines and were involved in metal
Topic: Welsh coal revival?
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/03/2018 23:34:50   Subject: Welsh coal revival?
As our government is closing all coal fired power stations by 2020, what is the market for this coal ? (Unless we come to our senses and realise that wind and sun won't run our electric cars and cooke
Topic: Latest Edition of Mining History Vol.20 No. 2 Spring 2018
Coggy

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 24/03/2018 23:29:21   Subject: Latest Edition of Mining History Vol.20 No. 2 Spring 2018
An excellent read ! I once had the idea that the first Newcomen engines in Derbyshire were in the coalfields
Topic: Land Rovers for Sale!
Coggy

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 03/03/2018 02:31:34   Subject: Land Rovers for Sale!
I heard tat Land Rovers are now illegal, along with sugar,salt and certain words on fag packets.
Topic: Landjoff oversuit.
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/02/2018 20:52:06   Subject: Landjoff oversuit.
I bought an oversuit from Caving Supplies in Buxton, its done well so far, and even cleans up well
Topic: Coal mining in Wales
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/02/2018 02:35:27   Subject: Coal mining in Wales
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpqm-05R2Jk
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
Coggy

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 06/01/2018 00:13:27   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
For a good picture in any environment buy a Hasselbad x1d, with a 20mm wide angle lens
Topic: Tipton coal mine portal (photo)
Coggy

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/01/2018 00:06:17   Subject: Tipton coal mine portal (photo)
Limestone mine, no coal mines in Tipton from an adit. Its probably a portal on Kates Hill or Wrens Nest
Topic: New chap
Coggy

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 28/12/2017 23:13:59   Subject: New chap
Chap is not gender neutral. You must be a person
Topic: BCA Insurance
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2017 20:58:03   Subject: BCA Insurance
It seems sensible. I'll take a look at the BCA website
Topic: BCA Insurance
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2017 20:29:36   Subject: BCA Insurance
Does anyone venturing underground have to have BCA insurance, or is that only for organised groups ? If me & a mate go down a cave, does that constitute an organised group ?
Topic: Super torches, whats out there?
Coggy

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/12/2017 09:59:39   Subject: Super torches, whats out there?
I'm going to buy one of then ten quid ebay headlamps, it will do to give the family a good laugh !

35,000 lumens ! Maybe the Chinese Lumen is 1/1000 of a UK Lumen ?
Topic: Whitehaven redevelopment
Coggy

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/11/2017 21:41:07   Subject: Whitehaven redevelopment
In our increasingly lawless society I wonder what will happen as lines of houses with no garages have cables going to re-charge cars parked on the road. Would that even be allowed ? Trailing 250v cabl
Topic: Rhosydd Quarry Activity
Coggy

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/11/2017 23:26:09   Subject: Rhosydd Quarry Activity
Are posuers coming into mine exploring ?
Topic: Masson Entrances
Coggy

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 10/11/2017 23:22:51   Subject: Masson Entrances
I went in some adit mine from the Masson opencast in 1975. Explored until I came to a large stope with open shafts in the floor, I returned as my carbide lamp was sputtering
Topic: Rhosydd Quarry Activity
Coggy

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/11/2017 23:06:54   Subject: Rhosydd Quarry Activity
I am one of the masses entertained ! The programme started in Criccieth, one of our favourite holiday destinations, the 'sink hole' in spite of the farce was ok, the walk through the mine was made for
Topic: One for the steam buffs
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2017 20:34:25   Subject: One for the steam buffs
Thomas the Tank Engine buries another engine alive;
http://www.ladbible.com/entertainment/film-and-tv-chilling-thomas-the-tank-engine-scene-is-freaking-everybody-out-20171002?utm_source=fb&utm_me
Topic: One for the steam buffs
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2017 12:03:49   Subject: One for the steam buffs
Does Ringo Starr still do the voices on Thomas the Tank Engine ?
Topic: Stationary Engine (photo)
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/09/2017 11:34:07   Subject: Stationary Engine (photo)
We also had a washer with a mangle on top, when the mangle was off, there was a hole with a rotating lever which used to fascinate me, until I put my finger into the hole and had my finger 'mangled'.
Topic: Looking to explore a nice dry mine this evening
Coggy

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 13/08/2017 23:07:20   Subject: Looking to explore a nice dry mine this evening
A mine may be nice but not dry, or dry but not nice
Topic: Jug Holes Survey
Coggy

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 13/08/2017 23:05:32   Subject: Jug Holes Survey
I explored Jug Holes in about 1975 with a friend that didn't like mucky places and a Premier carbide cap lamp, I was looking for the barking dog mentioned in the T.D. Ford 'Caves of Derbyshire' (Price
Topic: Premier 'King' handlamp
Coggy

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/07/2017 09:39:34   Subject: Premier 'King' handlamp
There is some on this site;
http://www.miningartifacts.org/carbidehandlamps.html
Topic: Tipton coal mine portal (photo)
Coggy

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 26/05/2017 11:44:26   Subject: Tipton coal mine portal (photo)
It is more likely to be an old lime kiln ? There are some similar at the Black Country Museum by the canal tunnel entrance
Topic: Photographs Of Dale (Wirksworth) (Photo ref 81539) (photo)
Coggy

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 16/05/2017 01:25:40   Subject: Photographs Of Dale (Wirksworth) (Photo ref 81539) (photo)
In about 1971 I was in the Army Cadets and we had a weekend in a freezing cold barn on Middleton Moor and we stumbled into various adits in that area, and the weekend finished with firing Energa grena
Topic: New event added ''Deep Ecton/Clayton Mines'' on 07/05/2017
Coggy

Forum: Events   Posted: 09/05/2017 14:07:38   Subject: New event added ''Deep Ecton/Clayton Mines'' on 07/05/2017
I'm adding my thanks for the brilliant trip last Sunday.
Topic: Hobbits, Ladders & Tunnels
Coggy

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/05/2017 22:17:30   Subject: Hobbits, Ladders & Tunnels
Climbers going underground ? ;D ;D
Topic: Anglezarke Lead Mine (mine)
Coggy

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/05/2017 22:15:14   Subject: Anglezarke Lead Mine (mine)
I just ordered British Mining 33 from Moore Books. The OS 6" map of 1842-1952 from the National Library of Scotland website only mentions various trial shafts
http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoo
Topic: Long Rake
Coggy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/05/2017 22:06:01   Subject: Long Rake
I can remember cycling past Long Rake in the 70s when there was mining going in. My school playground was surfaced with calcite chippings, our chemistry teacher proved it by dropping some in sulphric
Topic: Anglezarke Lead Mine (mine)
Coggy

Forum: North East England   Posted: 04/05/2017 22:02:47   Subject: Anglezarke Lead Mine (mine)
I visited when I was living in Horwich a few years ago. Nothing much to see, a possible waterwheel pit, some vague rectangular shapes that may have been building, shafts all filled in. There was a lit
Topic: New event added ''Deep Ecton/Clayton Mines'' on 07/05/2017
Coggy

Forum: Events   Posted: 02/05/2017 16:47:27   Subject: New event added ''Deep Ecton/Clayton Mines'' on 07/05/2017
Where is the meeting place ? Is it at the lay-by thats sort of below Deep Ecton ?
Topic: New event added ''Deep Ecton/Clayton Mines'' on 07/05/2017
Coggy

Forum: Events   Posted: 27/02/2017 14:59:18   Subject: New event added ''Deep Ecton/Clayton Mines'' on 07/05/2017
I'm up for that. Went down in 1971 before it was gated.
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