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Posts by John_Smith

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Topic: Gas Stalagmite??
John_Smith

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 16/11/2019 07:24:23   Subject: Gas Stalagmite??
You can't form such features from gas/ You have to have a fluid (water) which contains dissolved minerals which are picked up through the rock because rainwater is slightly acidic (carbonic acid from
Topic: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
John_Smith

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2019 20:06:42   Subject: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
Sorry chaps and chapettes, I'll have to miss this one! But I'll maybe bump into you all when I'm next up north.
Topic: Miles of rare gold have been discovered
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/08/2019 22:55:01   Subject: Miles of rare gold have been discovered
All of this is from surface soil samples which only confirms that there is gold in the area. We knew this already because there was already gold mining going on. This is generally something that you d
Topic: Thursday Nighters- 18th July
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/07/2019 10:44:20   Subject: Thursday Nighters- 18th July
I'll be there!

This is my final TNs trip before heading down south, so it was a pleasure to meet those of you who have turned up on previous trips.

Hope to see you later on :flow
Topic: Cults Limestone Mine (mine)
John_Smith

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 06/07/2019 08:18:38   Subject: Cults Limestone Mine (mine)
I have a map uploaded in the Cults folder that shows all of the entrances and their locations, but your comment prompted me to remove the coordinates.

The entrance you are looking for is in
Topic: Gaewern Slate Mine - any tips?
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/07/2019 13:08:30   Subject: Gaewern Slate Mine - any tips?
[quote="paigelg"]Hi, is there any chance you could pm me the coordinates to this mine or give me a clue to whereabouts it is? Both me and my partner are into urbexing and photography and we have been
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 4th of July
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/07/2019 08:57:28   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 4th of July
I'll be there!
Topic: Backache
John_Smith

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/06/2019 22:54:46   Subject: Backache
It is certainly not age! At 6 ft 2 and in my 20s I feel your pain. I try to keep my back straight and bend at the knees instead.
Topic: Southern England Mines
John_Smith

Forum: South East England   Posted: 14/06/2019 22:39:08   Subject: Southern England Mines
Thanks all for the suggestions! I’ll certainly have a look!

:thumbsup:
Topic: Southern England Mines
John_Smith

Forum: South East England   Posted: 13/06/2019 12:59:25   Subject: Southern England Mines
[quote="Dr J"]Nothing like the bonanza of underground you've been spoilt with over there in Wales! Lucky so-and-so! :tongue:[/quote]

You are very right! What a place to be :thumbup:
Topic: Southern England Mines
John_Smith

Forum: South East England   Posted: 12/06/2019 21:44:46   Subject: Southern England Mines
So I'm moving to around Southampton in a few months for a year.

Any good holes in the ground?

I have eyes on Mendip for the really sporty stuff but I was just thinking about any
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
John_Smith

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/06/2019 12:06:39   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
I always remember this:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/7512905.stm

Bloody dangerous.
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 9th of May
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/05/2019 18:05:17   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 9th of May
I'll be there!
Topic: Tilly Whim Duplicated
John_Smith

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/04/2019 07:52:17   Subject: Tilly Whim Duplicated
My apologies, I looked and didn't seen an entry for it on my end!
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 18th of April
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/04/2019 12:58:51   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 18th of March
YES!

This is going to be amazing. I'll be there, I don't want to miss out on the fun! :thumbsup:
Topic: Easter visit to St Francis level
John_Smith

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/04/2019 11:10:56   Subject: Easter visit to St Francis level
In my experience, you will feel "off" when it starts to take effect. You generally breathe slightly heavier and faster than normal before feeling light headed.
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 11th April
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/04/2019 08:53:25   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 11th April
Hello all!

We are heading for a walk around the top of Parc Lead Mine. I have trawled through old maps and we are going to check out if some of the mapped shafts and adits still exist. So t
Topic: Exporting latitude longitude data of mines
John_Smith

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 27/03/2019 11:13:32   Subject: Exporting latitude longitude data of mines
The Coal Authority are who you want. They have shapefiles of all coal workings in the UK that are much more spatially accurate than the user locations on here.
Topic: Exporting latitude longitude data of mines
John_Smith

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 26/03/2019 19:10:13   Subject: Exporting latitude longitude data of mines
I dabble in some GIS through work.

Are you asking how to export the lat and long for all of the mines that exist on AditNow?
Topic: Thursday Nighters 21st March
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/03/2019 12:01:58   Subject: Thursday Nighters 21st March
This week the Thursday Nighters are heading into Parc lead mine for a wander around levels 2 and 3.

If this takes your fancy, come along to Hafna carpark at 18:15 wth your SRT kit.

Topic: Thursday Nighters - 7th of March
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/03/2019 09:18:28   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 7th of March
Sounds lovely!

I'll be there! :thumbsup:
Topic: Access level
John_Smith

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/02/2019 09:20:24   Subject: Access level
As far as I can remember, near the top of one of the spoil tips there is a level that has been partly bulldozed. However there is a hole with some rope that you can hand-over-hand down into the workin
Topic: Thursday Nighters 14th February
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/02/2019 20:12:43   Subject: Thursday Nighters 14th February
Hello all!

This week we are heading into Cwmorthin to have a go on the traverses and maybe do the odd abseil or zipline.

Just bring along harnesses and cowstails, with SRT kit an
Topic: Thursday Nighters 24th Jan
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/01/2019 17:01:55   Subject: Thursday Nighters 24th Jan
I'll be there! :thumbsup:
Topic: It's Hello from me!
John_Smith

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/01/2019 07:12:11   Subject: It's Hello from me!
[quote="ChrisJC"][quote="John_Smith"][quote="JonK"]The J.W.Greaves Exploration Team . . .[/quote]

Sounds elite!

I think I just saw them in action in an 8 min 28 second online vid
Topic: It's Hello from me!
John_Smith

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 18/01/2019 22:09:52   Subject: It's Hello from me!
[quote="JonK"]The J.W.Greaves Exploration Team . . .[/quote]

Sounds elite!

I think I just saw them in action in an 8 min 28 second online video of "an exploratory trip" that took
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 17th of January
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/01/2019 08:52:14   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 17th of January
I’ll be there!

The “scenic route” is calling me!
Topic: Charlestown Mine
John_Smith

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/01/2019 15:29:52   Subject: Charlestown Mine
I take it you mean the Limestone mine?

Most of the place is flooded, you can enter slightly but the water level was up to where the workings break out into the open.
Topic: Merry Christmas 2018!
John_Smith

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2018 17:18:54   Subject: Merry Christmas 2018!
Merry Christmas all! :flowers:
Topic: Abercorris Quarry
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/12/2018 11:24:49   Subject: Abercorris Quarry
Give gwernol a message.

I have sent him photos and helped him slightly working up his map of Hendre-Ddu. He has sent me drafts, but it's not mine (pun?) to share.
Topic: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
John_Smith

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/11/2018 18:10:28   Subject: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
Gutted to be missing this, I'll be there in spirit. I'll be over 3000 miles away in the US, but I will toast to you all from there!

Have a good one!
Topic: Thursday Nighters 15th of November
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/11/2018 09:19:38   Subject: Thursday Nighters 15th of November
[quote="sinker"]
Wait for it....drum roll....dramatic pause.....

I'M IN !! see you all there :thumbsup:

We'll start the evening with a ticker-tape and confetti reception, I
Topic: Parc Level 3 - lost item found
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/11/2018 10:54:45   Subject: Parc Level 3 - lost item found
Best magic trick award of 2018 goes to Parc 2!
Topic: Sunday 11th trip
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/11/2018 16:25:37   Subject: Sunday 11th trip
Sorry, I'm also unavailable tomorrow.
Topic: Calendar 2019 - Here it is!
John_Smith

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2018 06:27:12   Subject: Calendar 2019 - Here it is!
Great work! It looks fantastic!

Can’t wait to get my hands on one!
Topic: Parc Level 3 - lost item found
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/11/2018 01:08:31   Subject: Parc Level 3 - lost item found
If anyone has lost anything on level 3, send me a pm with the details of the item and I’ll see that it is returned to you.
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 8th of November
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/11/2018 09:42:10   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 8th of November
Looking forward to it!

See you there
Topic: Thursday Nighters 1st of November
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/10/2018 10:24:00   Subject: Thursday Nighters 1st of November
I hope to be there, but no promises!
Topic: Thursday Nighters 25th October
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/10/2018 16:21:18   Subject: Thursday Nighters 25th October
Sign me up!

What sort of rope lengths are we talking about for those who are feeling brave/stupid?
Topic: Zombies take over Welsh mine|
John_Smith

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 22/10/2018 08:10:58   Subject: Zombies take over Welsh mine|
[quote="TwllMawr"]Great! Where do I post my precious cash?.

...Apart from the typical atrocious D.Post editing triggering a migraine, can I get the same kick by watching some Gaewen videos
Topic: Rescue in Arizona
John_Smith

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2018 09:18:49   Subject: Rescue in Arizona
A good example of why to have a callout organised!
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 18th of October
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/10/2018 15:39:57   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 18th of October
I'll be there. Looking forward to another great trip!
Topic: North Bute (Montana) copper mine disaster 1917
John_Smith

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2018 13:57:25   Subject: North Bute (Montana) copper mine disaster 1917
That video is fantastic. He is great at telling a story!
Topic: Thursday Nighters 4th October
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/10/2018 08:16:59   Subject: Thursday Nighters 4th October
[quote="alex17595"]Hi guys, I'm trying to put the route we took through Cwmorthin on a map but I'm struggling with some areas of it.

This is what I have got so far: https://imgur.com/a/Cvp4
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 11th of October
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/10/2018 09:02:03   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 11th of October
I'll be there.

For those who are unsure, you need BCA insurance to come along. In fact, it is just a good idea to have it anyway! See below.

http://british-caving.org.uk/wiki3/do
Topic: w/c 8/10/18 - anyone keen to get under this week?
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/10/2018 08:47:28   Subject: w/c 8/10/18 - anyone keen to get under this week?
Sorry, I'll only be out on thursday!
Topic: Thursday Nighters 4th October
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/10/2018 10:16:02   Subject: Thursday Nighters 4th October
It was a pleasure to meet you both!
Topic: Goin' down an 'ole!
John_Smith

Forum: North West England   Posted: 04/10/2018 09:37:41   Subject: Goin' down an 'ole!
[quote="Buckhill"]"Some say it's stood all this time so it won't go now, others say every day it's stood is a day nearer it dropping. I take heed of the latter."
[/quote]

That is a gre
Topic: This Thursday? (4/10/18)
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/10/2018 21:48:09   Subject: This Thursday? (4/10/18)
There is a trip tomorrow!

See the post for details
Topic: Thursday Nighters 4th October
John_Smith

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/10/2018 21:47:44   Subject: Thursday Nighters 4th October
I'll be there!
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