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Posts by parkus

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Topic: OT - Mystery Location
parkus

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/07/2012 21:30:29   Subject: OT - Mystery Location
Built by Swan Hunter?
Topic: China Mining Accident.
parkus

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 04/11/2011 16:06:38   Subject: China Mining Accident.
Seems to be an article on these accidents every week now. I can't imagine they are happening more often either, just being publicised more.

Seems funny how these accidents are getting repor
Topic: Competition entry - Earth Worm Jim
parkus

Forum: The 2011 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 27/10/2011 16:41:19   Subject: Competition entry - Earth Worm Jim
The 3rd one is good :thumbup:
Topic: Mines in music
parkus

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 18/09/2011 12:19:57   Subject: Mines in music
Maybe not everyone's cup of tea, but Dropkick Murphys - Buried Alive.
Topic: hi from durham
parkus

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 14/09/2011 18:33:47   Subject: hi from durham
There is a plan for Smallcleugh on the main page on here. The Nenthead mine complex it is part of is probably the biggest in the north, lots of artifacts as well.
Topic: New member form the Northeast
parkus

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 04/05/2011 17:08:23   Subject: New member form the Northeast
Welcome Graham, I believe we've already spoke? Lol.

I should be driving again soon-ish so I'll be knocking about Weardale again over the summer, I'll give you a shout when I do :thumbup:
Topic: Future Energy Debate
parkus

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/03/2011 11:31:51   Subject: Future Energy Debate
Interesting report on North East Tonight yesterday debating the future of coal now that there has been so much bother with oil country's like Iraq, Iran, and now Libya. And the added 'interest' of the
Topic: Is the Durham Mining Museum down or what?
parkus

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/03/2011 21:22:50   Subject: Is the Durham Mining Museum down or what?
Seems to of not been working the last few days, either won't load at all or loads without any photos, etc.


http://www.dmm.org.uk
Topic: Honister: Mark Weir RIP
parkus

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/03/2011 18:34:50   Subject: Honister
Just came her to post this, was just on the news.


The bloke did alot for both the area but also it's heritage.

RIP Mark Weir.
Topic: Houghton le Spring
parkus

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/03/2011 00:50:11   Subject: Houghton le Spring
Hello from Durham :thumbsup:
Topic: Clipstone Colliery Mansfield - Demolition Threat
parkus

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/02/2011 11:33:47   Subject: Clipstone Colliery Mansfield - Demolition Threat
Is thought there was a succesful petition a year or so ago which prevented the same from happening?
Topic: existing colliery sites?
parkus

Forum: North East England   Posted: 23/02/2011 13:20:39   Subject: existing colliery sites?
What's currently happening with Ayle?
Topic: existing colliery sites?
parkus

Forum: North East England   Posted: 22/02/2011 23:24:07   Subject: existing colliery sites?
[quote="John_L"]Bad news Clarghyll has just about passed into history.

I was having a look at Clarghyll last year, it looks like it has not been worked for a few years, although the site re
Topic: Could somebody test please?
parkus

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 17/02/2011 12:55:58   Subject: Could somebody test please?
After I've just spent the last few hours uploading each photo individually.. :glare:
Topic: Rubbish wagons (photo)
parkus

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/02/2011 12:54:11   Subject: Rubbish wagons (photo)
Photo is showing for me.


What kind of condition are they in?
Topic: Opinions please, mine type.
parkus

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 16/02/2011 15:48:59   Subject: Opinions please, mine type.
[quote="Peter Burgess"]They are all just metal mines to me.... ;) [/quote]

Spot on :thumbup:
Topic: existing colliery sites?
parkus

Forum: North East England   Posted: 15/02/2011 17:46:40   Subject: existing colliery sites?
There is Ayle, Tows Bank and Clarghyll near Alston, they were open until canny recently.
I've got a book on British small mines that was published in the 90's and those are the only ones which s
Topic: existing colliery sites?
parkus

Forum: North East England   Posted: 14/02/2011 00:19:51   Subject: existing colliery sites?
Not much in terms of coal, I've spend the last few years finding out first hand.

Your best bet is Weardale, plenty of lead/flourspar mines there :thumbup:
Topic: morton colliery
parkus

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/01/2011 23:08:11   Subject: morton colliery
[quote="John_L"]If you check out the following, you will find an accident at the Durham Murton Pit on 26th June 1942, (not far off 70 years ago), could this be it?

Durham Ming Museum Webb S
Topic: morton colliery
parkus

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/01/2011 13:34:22   Subject: morton colliery
Morton Colliery in Derbyshire, or Murton Colliery in County Durham?
Plenty of information on the latter, but unfortunatly not the former :thumbdown:
Topic: Sanctum OT
parkus

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/01/2011 15:20:10   Subject: Sanctum OT
Looks amazing ;D

Although I don't think I'll be taking the girlfriend with me to see it, already difficult enough to get her into a mine as it is :glare:
Topic: Calendar reprint - ordered
parkus

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/12/2010 18:15:58   Subject: Calendars all gone :) Re-print?
I've sent you a PM Simon :thumbup:
Topic: Miners songs - Folk on the BBC
parkus

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/12/2010 14:13:47   Subject: Miners songs - Folk on the BBC
How long ago was this aired?
Topic: Newbee - from Durham
parkus

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 04/12/2010 03:00:45   Subject: Newbee - from Durham
Hello from Durham 8-)
Topic: Rescue
parkus

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/09/2010 18:10:28   Subject: Rescue
I would happily volunteer but I'm a little too far away (near Durham City). Hopefully moving into Weardale / Teesdale eventually, I'll sign up when I do :thumbup:
Topic: competition entry - Owdsnuffy
parkus

Forum: The 2010 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 02/09/2010 22:11:19   Subject: competition entry - Owdsnuffy
The top two show the heritage of the industry, while the bottom one shows it from more of an exploring point of view. In my opinion :)


All three are class shots though :thumbup:
Topic: Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead
parkus

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 01/09/2010 13:13:29   Subject: Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead
Any news yet?
Topic: Ulgham Grange Coal Mine
parkus

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/09/2010 13:07:15   Subject: Ulgham Grange Coal Mine
Looks like an electrical sub station now.
Topic: Calendar 2011 - I want one!
parkus

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/09/2010 13:04:17   Subject: Calendar 2011
I'd buy one.

I've got a load of photos waiting to upload aswell, so I'll contribute my best :thumbup:
Topic: Mystery Object at Caphouse
parkus

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 01/09/2010 13:02:00   Subject: Mystery Object at Caphouse
I'd say either pressure-related, or perhaps used for navigation?
Topic: Cumbria and Lake district
parkus

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/08/2010 17:18:51   Subject: Cumbria and Lake district
Use the search feature. OS Landranger sheet NY I believe.
Topic: When Britain Went to War - 4OD
parkus

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/08/2010 17:16:46   Subject: When Britain Went to War - 4OD
I watched it last night.

Shocking how much the coppers were being payed, one of them said he bought a flat, new(er) sports car, set of golf clubs and 3 holidays with what he made >:(
Topic: Pits, Mines and Collieries
parkus

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/07/2010 20:32:39   Subject: Pits, Mines and Collieries
A drift / level is a horizontal shaft. Drift being the term used for a coal pit, level being used for lead / iron / copper / etc.
A pit is a shaft / drift / adit.
A colliery is a collection
Topic: Broomside Colliery Coal Mine
parkus

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 29/07/2010 16:54:32   Subject: Broomside Colliery Coal Mine
I assume you are referring to Dalzell and Broomside Colliery, close to Glasgow?

Not in the north-east ;)
Topic: Miner's tags
parkus

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 29/07/2010 15:39:39   Subject: Miner's tags
I thought hewers were given a few tallys so that each tub they fill they attach one and when it gets to the surface / screens, someone makes a note of who filled the tub then sends the empty tub and t
Topic: New Series of Coast
parkus

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/07/2010 18:35:03   Subject: New Series of Coast
Dr Alice Roberts :wub:
Topic: Miner's tags
parkus

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 28/07/2010 18:33:00   Subject: Miner's tags
[quote="Morlock"]Not my area but I suspect the tag could have 'belonged' to several different miners over a period of time?[/quote]

I agree. It's very likely each hewer / face worker was pr
Topic: Channel 5 TV today 20.00
parkus

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2010 00:14:49   Subject: Channel 5 TV today 20.00
Link: [url]http://demand.five.tv/Episode.aspx?episodeBaseName=C5152050008[/url]


8-)
Topic: Low Slit Mine (Weardale) - Restoration
parkus

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/06/2010 17:48:35   Subject: Low Slit Mine (Weardale) - Restoration
I was up there yesterday and it seems this area is being restored - winding house, shaft, stone walling, etc.

Personally I think this is great news, I often go for walks up the valley with
Topic: newlandside quarry stanhope, co. durhamh
parkus

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/05/2010 14:03:00   Subject: newlandside quarry stanhope, co. durhamh
Durham County Council.
Topic: Burglaries at Clipston Colliery
parkus

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 26/04/2010 12:30:15   Subject: Burglaries at Clipston Colliery
Realistically speaking, I think they'd look good as an entrance to an industrial estate.
Topic: AditNow Twitter feed
parkus

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 13/04/2010 16:50:57   Subject: AditNow Twitter feed
[quote="Morlock"]At least we will know who the Twits are. :lol: [/quote]

I resent that! 8-)
Topic: AditNow Twitter feed
parkus

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 08/04/2010 20:14:51   Subject: AditNow Twitter feed
I'm following :thumbsup:
Topic: Carbon14 dating
parkus

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 14/03/2010 01:45:34   Subject: Carbon14 dating
[quote="ICLOK"]Noooo... I cant wait to see the response... ::) [/quote]

Explain?


In relation to the topic though, what AR says seems to make sense.
Topic: Mining Engineering Jobs
parkus

Forum: Europe   Posted: 14/03/2010 01:06:48   Subject: Mining Engineering Jobs
I have absolutely no experience in the field though, minus a brief interest in the techniques, etc.

Do you take on people with no experience?
Topic: Carbon14 dating
parkus

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 14/03/2010 01:04:12   Subject: Carbon14 dating
This is getting too complicated for me to handle :confused:
Topic: Carbon14 dating
parkus

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 13/03/2010 17:43:18   Subject: Carbon14 dating
Yeah it will generally remain very same, but there are factors that will alter it to a certain degree. For example; if it rains more than usual for that time of year one particular month, it will show
Topic: Mining Engineering Jobs
parkus

Forum: Europe   Posted: 13/03/2010 15:50:10   Subject: Mining Engineering Jobs
I'd definatly do Scandinavia.
Topic: Carbon14 dating
parkus

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 13/03/2010 15:48:17   Subject: Carbon14 dating
[quote="Peter Burgess"]All organic carbon surely originated from carbon dioxide converted to sugars etc by plants? Then eaten by animals? The amount of C14 in atmospheric carbon dioxide remained prett
Topic: Carbon14 dating
parkus

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 12/03/2010 19:10:26   Subject: Carbon14 dating
[quote="stuey"]If the candle was made from living stuff, both wick and wax, it would have a C14 content which would decay over time. You measure with the best mass spec money can buy and you get your
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