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Topic: Nuggets!
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/03/2020 08:55:10   Subject: Nuggets!
No mines, caves or mountains around here but as someone who is still travelling a bit due to essential work I've noticed that a few people are using the currently empty roads as a bit of an opportunit
Topic: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/03/2020 08:49:59   Subject: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
[quote="Tamarmole"]Some positive news. My redundancy has been rescinded and I am now on furlough. It looks like there may be light at the end of the tunnel.[/quote]

Well thats absolutely
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2020 08:59:05   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
[quote="Morlock"]Found in the 70s in an U/G storm drain, about 12 inches nose to tail.

[link]120020[linkphoto]120020[/linkphoto][/link][/quote]

Theres a selection of those living
Topic: info
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/03/2020 13:08:55   Subject: info
No, I think taking the advice absolutely literally and staying in apart from the stated exemptions is the way forward. The consensus seems to be that anything else just risks extending the restriction
Topic: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/03/2020 20:05:48   Subject: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="ChrisJC"]This all has an air of finality about it.

Will you not re-open when this current pandemic is over?

Chris.
[/quote]

Not convinc
Topic: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/03/2020 13:24:33   Subject: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
Sad times. My thoughts are with you Rick. Hopefully we'll be underground together again soon!
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/03/2020 09:33:50   Subject: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
[quote="Tamarmole"]

Too true.

Today I locked down and mothballed the George & Charlotte at Morwellham. This was my last duty as mine manager and I am now gainfully unemployed.
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 20/03/2020 08:32:21   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]12-15/3/2020 Conglog-Wrysgan-Minllyn[/b]

A combined PDMHS/Masson weekend visiting Welsh slate mines, strange how the world has moved on in the intervening days and it looks like I won't
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/03/2020 08:27:38   Subject: Recommended places to stay and eat?
I think the idea has some merit for once things start returning to normal, as Rick says, just going on a jolly at the moment seems to be against the mainstream advice.

Last weekend I did st
Topic: Early Engines Conference 2
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/03/2020 20:24:53   Subject: Early Engines Conference 2
[quote="Tamarmole"]The Early Engines Conference has been postponed until November (assuming we are out of this mess by then).[/quote]

I couldn't make the May date so hopefully I might make
Topic: NAMHO Conference Cornwall 3rd to 8th April 2020
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/03/2020 08:34:27   Subject: NAMHO Conference Cornwall 3rd to 8th April 2020
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="ttxela"][quote="Moorebooks"]
Not an easy one but under the circumstances would seem sensible

Not sure what myself and others might do about accommodation we
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/03/2020 09:03:12   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Very smart :thumbup:
Topic: NAMHO Conference Cornwall 3rd to 8th April 2020
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/03/2020 08:57:01   Subject: NAMHO Conference Cornwall 3rd to 8th April 2020
[quote="Moorebooks"]
Not an easy one but under the circumstances would seem sensible

Not sure what myself and others might do about accommodation we have already booked though
Topic: New group in the Southern Uplands
ttxela

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 09/03/2020 21:57:21   Subject: New group in the Southern Uplands
Looks great - might have to have a trip up......
Topic: Potosi Silver Mines
ttxela

Forum: South America   Posted: 04/03/2020 08:39:54   Subject: Potosi Silver Mines
A very good candid video of a visit into the Potosi Silver mines showing current working conditions. Interesting that they sold her dynamite in the store to take in as a gift to the miners!

Topic: Coal, illegal
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/03/2020 08:55:07   Subject: Coal, illegal
[quote="Morlock"]The legislation will only affect wet wood (>20% moisture) & house coal, dry wood, anthracite and Smokeless fuel sales will carry on as normal.

More info which seems to impl
Topic: Video Explore : Crawling Through The Shale : A Brownley Hill Adventure
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2020 10:07:00   Subject: Video Explore : Crawling Through The Shale : A Brownley Hill Adventure
[quote="Peter Burgess"][quote="ttxela"]
Even the larger channels that do mine videos such as EWF could quite easily be dwarfed within days by say, a channel featuring an attractive young lady pla
Topic: Video Explore : Crawling Through The Shale : A Brownley Hill Adventure
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/02/2020 15:02:49   Subject: Video Explore : Crawling Through The Shale : A Brownley Hill Adventure
[quote="royfellows"]

Thing is though, the web is full of mine exploration videos and criticism is a bit like peeing against the wind. Cave rescue did a Cwmystwyth, damn good video as well.[
Topic: Cromford Moor Sough
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/02/2020 10:37:54   Subject: Cromford Moor Sough
Sounds good, it's a nice piece for sure! :thumbup:
Topic: Woodhouse Colliery
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/02/2020 08:35:25   Subject: Woodhouse Colliery
[quote="pwhole"]

There was an interesting philosophical moment when the suggestion was made that the [i]mining[/i] will be carbon neutral, but not necessarily the burning of the coal.[/quot
Topic: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/01/2020 11:13:50   Subject: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
[quote="alex17595"]I noticed the Coal authority commented on a video by C9C.[/quote]

Just took a look to see what they said, a suprisingly measured response I thought....
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 29/01/2020 12:30:08   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]24/1/2020 OFDII[/b]

Last Friday I ventured warily into the murky world of caves :-[ do not however be alarmed, normal mine activity will resume shortly! I am very pleased with my new Fen
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
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