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Topic: INTER - NAHMO Conference April 2020
ttxela

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 21/01/2020 13:25:32   Subject: INTER - NAHMO Conference April 2020
Finally got my act together and completed bookings for myself and Nikki, you were right some of the trips booked up already!

This year we will be coming down in the motorhome and making a l
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
ttxela

Forum: North East England   Posted: 10/01/2020 13:29:47   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
[quote="John Lawson"]It is good news that one of the world’s largest mining houses is prepared to put money into a U?K. Mining project!
Sadly if their offer price is acceptable then a lot of smal
Topic: INTER - NAHMO Conference April 2020
ttxela

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 10/01/2020 13:20:45   Subject: INTER - NAHMO Conference April 2020
[quote="Moorebooks"]
The conference booking site is now live a few details about the content of meals need to be sorted, as do the lectures other than you can book onto trips and book the events
Topic: South Crofty - current situation?
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/01/2020 12:09:28   Subject: South Crofty - current situation?
I will often look pointedly at my watch in meetings, it's not really the watch itself I'm trying to draw attention to though :lol:
Topic: Private Messages
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/01/2020 09:01:05   Subject: Private Messages
[quote="John Lawson"]I must admit that the PM service on this site has been extremely helpful to me and I certainly would want to see it change in any way!
It is perhaps unfortunate that we only
Topic: Merry Christmas 2019
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2019 09:16:23   Subject: Merry Christmas 2019
Happy Christmas Everyone!
Topic: PVC Oversuit Repair
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/12/2019 13:45:40   Subject: PVC Oversuit Repair
[quote="Mr Mike"]If you don't want to do it yourself, then:

http://www.jumpsuits.randomstuff.org.uk/repairs_alterations.html

did a fantastic job on my friends meander PVC suit. T
Topic: 2020 Calendar - JUST 20 LEFT
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/12/2019 13:42:19   Subject: 2020 Calendar - JUST 20 LEFT
Mine arrived yesterday and hopefully will be winging its way to Texas later this evening :thumbup:
Topic: Mine map drawing/cartography
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/12/2019 13:19:27   Subject: Mine map drawing/cartography
Is anyone still using pencil paper and drawing board? I've not surveyed a mine before but I still draw plans with a pencil at work.....
Topic: NAMHO Conference Cornwall 3rd to 8th April 2020
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/12/2019 08:40:23   Subject: NAMHO Conference Cornwall 3rd to 8th April 2020
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="Moorebooks"][quote="ttxela"]I'm a little confused I filled in the booking form and got a booking reference (it didn't seem to ask if I wanted meals or anything) I then click
Topic: NAMHO Conference Cornwall 3rd to 8th April 2020
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/12/2019 19:51:57   Subject: NAMHO Conference Cornwall 3rd to 8th April 2020
I'm a little confused I filled in the booking form and got a booking reference (it didn't seem to ask if I wanted meals or anything) I then clicked to pay and enter my booking ref and it said I didn't
Topic: NAMHO Conference Cornwall 3rd to 8th April 2020
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/12/2019 08:44:48   Subject: NAMHO Conference Cornwall 3rd to 8th April 2020
Great stuff, I shall book later today.

Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 08/12/2019 19:36:44   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]PDMHS SRT Practice, Devonshire Mine 7/12/19[/b]

A ride up to Derbyshire for the day for SRT practice in Devonshire mine with the UEG. A great day in good company.
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/12/2019 10:18:42   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
Thanks Simon, just ordered mine :thumbsup:
Topic: Roy on torches
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/12/2019 09:42:29   Subject: Roy on torches
Very informative guide Roy, I've dabbled in making my own lamp in the past too, this one was 3 candlepower!

[link]83175[linkphoto]83175[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: shallow coal and new houses?
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/11/2019 13:41:27   Subject: shallow coal and new houses?
Ah, I see. I was interested to read Praada's comment about a burning coal seam near Chesterfield. I know coal can burn for extended periods underground and I've seen the pictures of places like Centra
Topic: shallow coal and new houses?
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/11/2019 11:39:22   Subject: shallow coal and new houses?
[quote="Grout1"]Not sure of latest advice, but the NCB/British Coal/Coal Authority recommendation used to be that there had to be at least 1 metre of inert material between an insitu coal seam and the
Topic: Ancient Egyptian drill holes question
ttxela

Forum: South Africa   Posted: 29/11/2019 10:34:21   Subject: Ancient Egyptian drill holes question
[quote="Dr J"][quote="legendrider"]perhaps a moderator might lock or remove this thread?

MARK[/quote]

I'd vote remove, just drivel and craziness :thumbdown:[/quote]

Se
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 24/11/2019 17:29:26   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]16/11/19 PDMHS AGM[/b]

The annual pilgrimage to the mining museum in Matlock Bath for the PDMHS AGM. I took the motorhome and stayed in Crich and had a very pleasant cycle along the Crom
Topic: Cromford Canal
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/11/2019 08:49:33   Subject: Cromford Canal
Thanks everyone, I'll keep an eye on the weather, I'd rather ride along the canal than the road but if it's too bad I'll just take the road, hope no-one local is suffering too badly from the flooding!
Topic: Cromford Canal
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/11/2019 08:47:23   Subject: Cromford Canal
[quote="Praada"]Just a word of warning mate, Matlock is literally under water right now, the River Derwent is 3ft below the iron bridge that crosses over it in Matlock bath. I imagine that Cromford c
Topic: Cromford Canal
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/11/2019 13:25:03   Subject: Cromford Canal
[quote="alex17595"]I seem to recall that I have cycled it before and it was like a standard towpath.[/quote]

Thanks :thumbup:
Topic: Cromford Canal
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/11/2019 12:33:28   Subject: Cromford Canal
Hello Derbyshire people.

I'll be camping near Crich this weekend and making my way to Matlock Bath for the PDMHS AGM.

I've cycled along the Cromford Canal towpath before between
Topic: Speedwell mine
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/11/2019 10:09:01   Subject: Speedwell mine
[quote="royfellows"]Years ago I came out in a wetsuit covered in yellow and orange crud, it was hanging off my face and helmet. There was two young ladies sunbathing topless right outside, I remember
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/11/2019 16:39:25   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Fantastic, as always your work is much appreciated :thumbup:
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/11/2019 12:27:32   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
That does look excellent Roy - but my Magnumstar isn't worn out yet :lol:
Topic: Coniston through trip condition
ttxela

Forum: North West England   Posted: 29/10/2019 15:20:06   Subject: Coniston through trip condition
There's an amusing little level as you leave coniston to go up the track to coppermines valley where the bridge crosses the stream. It's in the face of the waterfall and you have to wade through the p
Topic: Explore Video : The Slate Mines Of Coniston : Largest Cavern I've Ever Seen! :
ttxela

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/10/2019 14:50:42   Subject: Explore Video : The Slate Mines Of Coniston : Largest Cavern I've Ever Seen! :
Begs the question where is the largest mine chamber/stope in the UK? Seen lots of discussion/tables/graphs related to caves but can't recall one for mines?

I imagine it's slate? I recall a
Topic: For Sale - Holman silver3 rock drill
ttxela

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 22/10/2019 08:58:52   Subject: For Sale - Holman silver3 rock drill
[quote="Tamarmole"]I'd call that a sinker. The stopers have an integral airleg in the same plane as the body of the drill, whilst the airleg machines have a seperate air leg.

Alex, the dri
Topic: For Sale - Holman silver3 rock drill
ttxela

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 21/10/2019 12:50:17   Subject: For Sale - Holman silver3 rock drill
When I was at the Brittania museum in BC a few weeks back they literally had stacks of these on pallets out the back.

Is this similar to the one Tamarmole was restoring - did that ever get
Topic: Website advice
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/10/2019 15:33:59   Subject: Website advice
[quote="royfellows"] Like the karate club website where search engines described the activity as 'ball games'!
.[/quote]

A bit below the belt eh! Sound like a rough club!
Topic: Website advice
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/10/2019 12:49:03   Subject: Website advice
Probably not the most knowledgable reply you'll get on this subject but Mrs T finds most of her clients don't visit/use her website. She gets much more interaction with her Facebook page which is a 'b
Topic: Bincliffe Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/10/2019 13:29:05   Subject: Bincliffe Mine
Crikey Tony, thats amazing. Goes to show the usefulness of this site!

Those posts are some 9 years or so old but I may well still have the survey. I'll see if I can dig it out when I get ho
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 26/09/2019 13:55:11   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]14/9/19 Brittania Copper Mine, British Columbia[/b]

A work trip to Canada (our head office is in Vancouver) we had a day free on Saturday and I persuaded the boss to drive me out to the
Topic: UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wales Slate Consultation
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/09/2019 13:41:19   Subject: UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wales Slate Consultation
[quote="sinker"]
Trespassing on private land and cheating death in a hundred different ways underground!

[/quote]

Now there's a strapline and a half! :lol:
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 23/09/2019 20:52:20   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]8/7/19 Rhiwrugos/Erwtomau NAMHO 2019[/b]

Another picturesque little mine but with quite a few decaying floors. A bit of care needed but well worth seeing. This brought my weekend to an e
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 23/09/2019 20:32:41   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]7/7/19, NAMHO 2019, Ystrad Einon[/b]

I'd visited before during a previous conference but definitely enjoyed a second visit, another great little mine in fantastic surroundings. Of course
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 23/09/2019 19:46:31   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]6/7/19 NAMHO 2019, Lectures[/b]

It was great that this years conference was over 5 days as it meant I could spend a day in the lectures without feeling like I missed out too much on trip
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 23/09/2019 19:42:31   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]5/7/19 NAMHO 2019 Henfwlch[/b]

Possibly my favourite trip of the weekend. The waterfall was marvellous and the mine and artifacts are so well preserved. Not a long trip but a lot to see
Topic: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/09/2019 16:29:48   Subject: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
[quote="Bill L"]Dave did a slide show (remember?) as part of a hugely enjoyable course at Whernside. Manor. They included. my namesake in all his putrid splendor, with the tale of his discovery.
Topic: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/09/2019 16:27:26   Subject: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
[quote="AR"]Aaargh, I'm going to have "sheep, sheep, everywhere" running through my head all day now....:curse:[/quote]

:lol:
Topic: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/09/2019 01:04:32   Subject: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
[quote="rikj"]Only just woken up to the song reference on the plaque. March 1st 1987 the Beastie Boys released "No sleep till Brooklyn", and here in June 1987 we have "No sleep till Buckden".

Topic: Review Of NAMHO’s meet 2019 by Roy Fellows
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/09/2019 08:42:16   Subject: Review Of NAMHO’s meet 2019 by Roy Fellows
An interesting review. From an attendees perspective I think the organisation of the field trips was OK. At least comparable to previous conferences.

Getting a bunch of independent minded e
Topic: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
ttxela

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/08/2019 14:05:58   Subject: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
Unless what we think are half wheels are just really firmly set into their bases.....
Topic: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
ttxela

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/08/2019 08:33:30   Subject: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
[quote="Morlock"]I suspect one half would equal one monument and command a higher premium as the complete wheel equals two monuments?;D[/quote]

Although every time I've seen a half wheel u
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/08/2019 14:25:28   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Have a good holiday Roy :thumbup:
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 31/07/2019 21:58:24   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]5/7/19, NAMHO 2019 Cwmyswyth Level Fawr[/b]

A good look around with Roy, some impressive work in here, another group in the mine at the same time went down the skipway.

[link]
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 31/07/2019 21:42:36   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]4/7/19, NAMHO 2019, Pant Mawr[/b]

Nice little mine this, a dampish entrance but lots to see and a great start to the weekend :thumbup:

[link]118592[linkphoto]118592[/linkphoto
Topic: Ambrose Hole
ttxela

Forum: South East England   Posted: 31/07/2019 13:19:54   Subject: Ambrose Hole
Hmm, perhaps I might decamp and venture onto Purbeck in the van.
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/07/2019 08:44:33   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
Made myself unpopular at home last night.

Youngest daughter came round for a some advice, she is considering a change of career but is unsure which direction to take. She currently works in
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