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Topic: Calamine Mining in the 16thC
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/07/2019 13:47:11   Subject: Calamine Mining in the 16thC
This topic cropped up sometime ago here:-
https://www.aditnow.co.uk/community/viewtopic.aspx?t=5411&txtSearch=Cheadle&lblnWhere=all&lblnMatch=any

The good news from my part is by chanc
Topic: Mapping
toadstone

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 10/06/2019 10:13:54   Subject: Mapping
[quote="bosh"]How about having a button to view the map? Not everyone needs the map to open every time and this should reduce the number of hits on the map.[/quote]

This is a very valid poi
Topic: Ecton ~ UNEXMiN
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/06/2019 06:40:20   Subject: Ecton ~ UNEXMiN
UNEXMiN have released a very short video clip of the Ecton Trials.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_6AK0o55RM[/youtube]

If the link doesn't work here is the direct link
Topic: Mapping
toadstone

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 09/06/2019 22:32:41   Subject: Mapping
It is as Simon says. I had a Google Developers Account and I received notification about the changes and that once I renewed my account I would have to supply a credit card number to proceed. While th
Topic: Ecton ~ UNEXMiN
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/05/2019 11:06:13   Subject: Ecton ~ UNEXMiN
Good call Andy, as you may well know I was invited to be part of the pre- preparation crew and ended up doing other voluntary work during the exercise. I have to say the whole experience was very enli
Topic: Ecton ~ UNEXMiN
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/05/2019 16:13:02   Subject: Ecton ~ UNEXMiN
Yes it has been taking photos/video and of course mapping its way down. The whole project has been a few years in the making and Ecton was the last in a series of dives which have been conducted in va
Topic: Ecton ~ UNEXMiN
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/05/2019 14:30:44   Subject: Ecton ~ UNEXMiN
This might interest some.
[url]https://www.unexmin.eu/category/news/[/url]

It would appear that UNEXMiN's recent visit to Ecton has proved to be fruitful. The ROV descended the Pumpin
Topic: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
toadstone

Forum: North West England   Posted: 03/03/2019 07:57:04   Subject: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
While researching something else I came across this. Might be of interest to some but certainly worth recording in this thread.

https://archaeologyuos.wordpress.com/2018/08/30/worsley-delph
Topic: Dave Williams
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/11/2018 11:20:27   Subject: Dave Williams
Very sad, really good guy. Just been archiving some of his stuff only yesterday.
Topic: Parys Mountain from the air
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/08/2018 16:10:30   Subject: Parys Mountain from the air
Very nice:thumbup:
Topic: 360 photo Deep Ecton
toadstone

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 22/05/2018 10:49:21   Subject: 360 photo Deep Ecton
[quote="ttxela"]Excellent work :thumbsup:

Now go and do the shaft chamber in Clayton :lol:[/quote]

Thanks and I will be along with some others too I hope. :thumbup:
Topic: 360 photo Deep Ecton
toadstone

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 22/05/2018 07:48:46   Subject: 360 photo Deep Ecton
Thanks Mike.

@RAMPAGE. The shaft you see is I think the pumping shaft, which is over 700 feet deep from this level. Directly behind this shaft is another which is smaller in dimension and i
Topic: 360 photo Deep Ecton
toadstone

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 21/05/2018 17:51:29   Subject: 360 photo Deep Ecton
Finally dusted off my UG gear and visited Ecton yesterday. Took the opportunity in trying out taking a 360 photo with the Mi Sphere 360. Used long exposure with light painting. Not an easy task trying
Topic: Magpie 360 photos & video
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/04/2017 18:03:12   Subject: Magpie 360 photos & video
I'm sure PDMHS won't mind me posting a link for you all to have a look at something I've been playing about with.

I got into taking these bubble panoramas around 1996 before the advent of a
Topic: Anyone we know?
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/04/2017 15:56:00   Subject: Anyone we know?
Don't know him personally but Robbie Shone from Litton is in there :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

Did a lot of stuff with Moose (Dave Nixon) on Titan. The top and bottom of which you could at
Topic: 3D Drone Survey
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/02/2017 13:58:28   Subject: 3D Drone Survey
Went to Tidza yesterday so did a quick divert to Magpie to try a ground based 360 video from a pole. Result here: http://www.toadstone.com/vrview/examples/video
Awful weather and rushed the video
Topic: 3D Drone Survey
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/01/2017 21:24:37   Subject: 3D Drone Survey
[quote="AR"]We've had people fly drones round Magpie before, the main issue to be mindful of is the high-voltage power line crossing the site!
[/quote]

..... And kites, I've flown ther
Topic: Leaflet Map api
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/12/2016 23:55:53   Subject: Leaflet Map api
Been using Leaflet for sometime now. Has some nice features. If you are serious in creating map overlays etc then there is a program that utilises Leaflet called MapTiler. I did this back in Feb 2014
Topic: Geovation Challenge
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/09/2016 05:56:48   Subject: Geovation Challenge
Annually the Ordnance Survey have what is known as the Geovation Challenge. The idea is to marry location information with technology that benefits everyone either here in th UK or globally.
Last
Topic: Drones
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/04/2016 08:33:06   Subject: Drones
Although this thread is over a year old now since last exercised I thought it might worth exploring again in the light of increased media hype over multicopter UAVs, I do hate the D word!!

Topic: Mining exploration/caving for kids
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/04/2016 05:18:11   Subject: Mining exploration/caving for kids
exspello's suggestions are excellent. However if you are prepared to venture further into the Peak District there are the more commercial options of Castleton, namely, Treak Cliff, Blue John, Peak Cav
Topic: Has the Ordnance Survey lost its moral compass?
toadstone

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 29/11/2014 22:04:56   Subject: Has the Ordnance Survey lost its moral compass?
Back in the early -mid 90s when all this Internet/WWW melarky started to take off I penned what was then the Unofficial British Waterways Pages. One of my goals was to bring OS mapping to those pages.
Topic: Using the Earth's Magnetic Field for Location
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/08/2014 20:04:32   Subject: Using the Earth's Magnetic Field for Location
[quote="lozz"]
What's needed to save you from getting lost underground is a system that automatically records from a known point such as an adit entrance or a level/tunnel entrance via the access
Topic: Using the Earth's Magnetic Field for Location
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/08/2014 16:04:13   Subject: Using the Earth's Magnetic Field for Location
Very true lozz. If you read the FAQs you will also see that using the system outdoors throws up problems too. Reading further on it would appear that it also relies on the steels in a building to crea
Topic: Using the Earth's Magnetic Field for Location
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/08/2014 15:27:30   Subject: Using the Earth's Magnetic Field for Location
During the last six months or so I've been actively engaged in researching and looking into real, sustainable alternatives to GPS for indoor location, as we all know GPS don't work indoors.

Topic: A simple walk in the countryside?
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/02/2014 08:47:00   Subject: A simple walk in the countryside?
That's good too LeeW. You can add the OpenSpace OS mapping to the Google version, as well as using your smart phone to give your position. I've done them separately but might have a go at combining t
Topic: A simple walk in the countryside?
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/02/2014 21:35:54   Subject: A simple walk in the countryside?
Hi LeeW, Hope you don't mind but I've taken the liberty of map tiling your Youlgreave map and overlay it on Google. This approach is different from kml/kmz files in so much as Google cache those typ
Topic: Newbie from High Peak
toadstone

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 13/01/2014 04:59:11   Subject: Newbie from High Peak
Indeed welcome. Plenty of surface coal stuff too.

Peter
Topic: Milldam mine - not reopening
toadstone

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/12/2013 05:35:10   Subject: Milldam mine - not reopening
According to the large scale OS it's Slater's Mine off Bradshaw Lane. Lee W took some photos before the collapse in 2009 I think it was.

It is a big run in, interestingly further east you c
Topic: Calendar 2014 - REPRINT - the I want one thread!
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/11/2013 20:38:08   Subject: Calendar 2014 - REPRINT - the I want one thread!
Yes please, 1
I nearly forgot!!
Peter.
Topic: Lead Mining History. The Fur Trade.
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/11/2013 11:21:24   Subject: Lead Mining History. The Fur Trade.
[quote="staffordshirechina"]We used the Pig of Lead regularly when working at Goodluck mine in the 70's.
It was a modernish building, completely soul-less and having no historical information or
Topic: Lead Mining History. The Fur Trade.
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2013 09:47:32   Subject: Lead Mining History. The Fur Trade.
Many years ago now there used to be a pub called the Pig o' Lead on Via Gellia just outside Cromford. Don't know if any readers here know the current owners of the converted property? There might ha
Topic: 2014 Calendar Preview
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2013 20:37:16   Subject: 2014 Calendar Preview
It just gets better and better, awesome. Can't wait to see the Holme Bank in print.

Peter.
Topic: Sark
toadstone

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 20/09/2013 10:32:29   Subject: Sark
I have put up in the Sark Archive Album all the documents I have on the Silver Mines. circa 1973. There is a plan of the site from A.E. Mourant's paper along with a handwritten amendment of the actua
Topic: Lathkil Dale phenomena
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/08/2013 06:12:27   Subject: Lathkil Dale phenomena
[quote="staffordshirechina"]Only ever seen that size of cloud from a working mine with a whopping great fan blowing it out.
I would agree with Terry, someone has a bonfire going![/quote]

Topic: Lathkil Dale phenomena
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/08/2013 21:01:46   Subject: Lathkil Dale phenomena
Looking at the Peak District related tweets I came across this interesting photo by a Sally Mosely. It would appear that cold subterranean air rising from the shaft below Bateman's House, meeting mois
Topic: Yeee Ha, there's Blue John in dem der hills!?
toadstone

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 09/08/2013 07:49:58   Subject: Yeee Ha, there's Blue John in dem der hills!?
[quote="Vanoord"]Thread title corrected: Blue John, not Gold...[/quote]

Indeed it is and I take your point but to the owners of Treakcliffe it must be as good as finding gold :lol:
Topic: New book on Ecton copper mine
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/07/2013 21:55:45   Subject: New book on Ecton copper mine
A signed complimentary copy arrived the other day to my total surprise. I then realised I'd let JB have some of my aerials of Ecton! It really is a tome on Ecton.

Peter.
Topic: Victorian trip - 2013
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/01/2013 05:11:40   Subject: Victorian trip - 2013
I've noted that too :)

Peter.
Topic: Victorian trip - 2013
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/01/2013 19:44:29   Subject: Victorian trip - 2013
Cobras.......... I'd just got leave of absence and thought I better make the effort as I can see the Edge from my front door!

Anyway I'm game when ever. If its windy I'll bring the kite
Topic: Can you identify the location?
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/01/2013 13:42:36   Subject: Can you identify the location?
[quote="davel"]Dr David Gwyn suggests, based on the Scottish bonnet on the man on the right, that it might be Ballachulish or Easdale.

He doubts that it is France or Belgium, as he says the
Topic: New survey/recording tool
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2012 22:16:33   Subject: New survey/recording tool
This is what you're after Adam. The ZEB1
http://www.3dlasermapping.com/index.php/48-featured-articles/166-3d-laser-mapping-launches-new-hand-held-mobile-mapping-system

http://www.youtu
Topic: Stereoscopic images
toadstone

Forum: North America   Posted: 28/11/2012 07:41:34   Subject: Stereoscopic images
[quote="Roy Morton"]SNIP
Whilst still on the subject of stereo images, you can view them without a viewer.
How? place the image/s at a comfortable viewing distance and then cross your eyes
Topic: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
toadstone

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/10/2012 07:00:11   Subject: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
[quote="ttxela"]>:( Was in Worsley last weekend and had no idea what was there until I read a pamphlet in the hotel :-[ Sadly I didn't get a chance to have a look at the Delph. Is the starvationer
Topic: Deep Ecton (photo)
toadstone

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 28/09/2012 09:50:59   Subject: Deep Ecton (photo)
Ooops I'm at fault here too :flowers:

My underground pics in Deep Ecton are Deep Ecton but the other aerials only one, the first I think is of Deep Ecton the other aerials really need to
Topic: Derbyshire Meet 2012 - 15/16 September
toadstone

Forum: Events   Posted: 20/09/2012 08:30:32   Subject: Derbyshire Meet 2012 - 15/16 September
I'm glad everyone had a good time. After meeting with you all at Smithy's I headed off to try and get some aerial photography done. Not really that successful mainly because of the lack of wind for t
Topic: Underground Reflections II - another fundraiser?
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/09/2012 10:19:16   Subject: Underground Reflections II - another fundraiser?
I would be interested in a copy and contributing to the effort if required.

Just a little more about RAW, only as far as Canon Point & Shoot cameras are concerned. If you look at camera spe
Topic: Alternative to oldmaps.co.uk?
toadstone

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/08/2012 08:50:39   Subject: Alternative to oldmaps.co.uk?
[quote="bigdavevw"]Hmmm they have defo changed the site since the last time i was on there.
I have tried the methods above, and the resolution becomes so low that i cant see anything.

Topic: 2012 Competition Entry - toadstone
toadstone

Forum: The 2012 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 21/08/2012 21:45:22   Subject: 2012 Competition Entry - toadstone
[b]Kite Aerial Photograph, High Rake Lead Mine[/b]

[link]High-Rake-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-78639[linkphoto]High-Rake-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-78639[/linkphoto][/link]

[b]Kit
Topic: photo stitching
toadstone

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 01/08/2012 22:49:40   Subject: photo stitching
I've used various programs but the one I like is PTGUI. It has developed into a very robust piece of software from its early beginnings as a front end GUI for PanoTools. Runs on PC and Mac. Will p
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