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Topic: Youtube Mining Videos
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2020 11:24:11   Subject: Youtube Mining Videos
[quote="SimonRL"][quote="Down and beyond"]Hello green John might I ask who of this site shows them around , your comment is very interesting, if you would rather pm me feel free to go ahead but I am
Topic: Youtube Mining Videos
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2020 14:40:40   Subject: Youtube Mining Videos
How about an Youtube video dedicated to exposing these guys. You could just go visit where they have a been to show people that they are literally 50ft from the entrance.
Topic: 28DL loves Roy
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/11/2020 14:32:09   Subject: 28DL dont like Roy
It might be something to do with the domain name in your email?

Try one of those 10 min mail sites and see if you can sign up with that.
Topic: Gas Monitors
alex17595

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 12/11/2020 11:13:13   Subject: Gas Monitors
Whats the consesus on here about the BW Microclip x3?

I've decided to get myself a sensor as theres a couple of places I'd like to see which have had some reports of bad air. I don't reall
Topic: Cae Coch Sulphur Mine (mine)
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/11/2020 00:10:06   Subject: Cae Coch Sulphur Mine (mine)
You go behind the transformer building and there a path up that way.

Topic: Cae Coch Sulphur Mine (mine)
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/11/2020 22:21:35   Subject: Cae Coch Sulphur Mine (mine)
I've made that mistake as well. Straight up the incline and then getting sliced up in the brambles.

When you reach the landslide you need to get to the top corner on the far side, then foll
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd through trip
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/10/2020 09:42:44   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd through trip
I know the bit you mean then at the bottom of the incline where you have to squeeze up.


I can't comment on the fresh looking because everytime I go under I forgot wether the rocks on
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd through trip
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/10/2020 11:55:30   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd through trip
[quote="cantclimbtom"]
I was also surprised at the amount of fresh rockfall in Rhosydd. After entering Rhosydd the route had a roof collapse with easy squeeze just before the turning circles and
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
alex17595

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 21/10/2020 12:54:20   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Could I request a covered walkway or travelator to the mine? It hammered it down last time I went. :lol:

We then came out the top into even more rain and had no idea where we were.
Topic: Pant Mawr/ Fronboeth Floor numbers
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/10/2020 17:24:13   Subject: Pant Mawr/ Fronboeth Floor numbers
Hi guys I'm to work out the floor numbers of Pant Mawr/Fron Boeth from aerial photos.

According to the Gazeteer of Slate Quarrying in Wales the FronBoeth upper mill is on floor 18, with 19/
Topic: Looking for impressive workings
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/10/2020 18:02:39   Subject: Looking for impressive workings
No idea if the data is there but how about Berkerly pit in Butte, Montana?
Topic: Clogau
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/10/2020 10:11:28   Subject: Clogau
I couldn't find any reference to the 1950s in the book but there was a flash flood in 1964 which washed alot of mine waste down on to the road.

They also made a choke dam in level 3 because
Topic: More Cornish subsidence
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2020 15:10:10   Subject: More Cornish subsidence
[quote="royfellows"][quote="alex17595"]A few years ago I was doing some work on the railway near Bloxwich. Some of the access compound collapsed into some sort of hole, I assume it was an old coal min
Topic: More Cornish subsidence
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2020 14:22:09   Subject: More Cornish subsidence
A few years ago I was doing some work on the railway near Bloxwich. Some of the access compound collapsed into some sort of hole, I assume it was an old coal mine.

After that most the work
Topic: Coniston
alex17595

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 03/10/2020 13:28:59   Subject: Coniston
There's also Hodge close and assorted quarries nearby if the weather is really bad, it's mostly open pits apart from a few large chambers.

The advantage being that you can park right next t
Topic: Video of 1999 Langton #7 Shaft survey
alex17595

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 29/09/2020 15:15:37   Subject: Video of 1999 Langton #7 Shaft survey
I saw a video of a flooded quarry, in the Lake district I think, taken with a home made ROV. The quality was excellent.


Something like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRNmhxISOMQ
Topic: Cwmorthin on the telly
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/09/2020 12:53:31   Subject: Cwmorthin on the telly
Interesting program, it seems I manage to butcher the pronunciation of every Welsh place/object.
Topic: Bug on Lead Mine maps
alex17595

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 14/09/2020 11:26:52   Subject: Bug on Lead Mine maps
Try selecting the OS map option. You have to select UK and it will appear.
Topic: Just Moved!
alex17595

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 05/09/2020 07:20:36   Subject: Just Moved!
Ystrad Enion is just down the road, not massive but there is some surface remains, you can look down the shaft and up it from the bottom and of course theres the underground waterwheel.
Topic: Hi all!
alex17595

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/08/2020 19:47:27   Subject: Hi all!
I wouldn't go anywhere near any liquid in Cae Coch with anything less than a midget submarine
Topic: Croesor approach road
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/08/2020 14:55:18   Subject: Croesor approach road
Maybe we should have a whip round and get a cable car installed :lol:
Topic: first time in a mine last night and im hooked
alex17595

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 18/08/2020 10:16:37   Subject: first time in a mine last night and im hooked
[quote="royfellows"]Ha, hoo
Nenthead car park in winter and the challenge of undoing boot laces frozen to your wetsuit................

Where's Heb[/quote]

I nearly got stuck
Topic: IMPORTANT MAENOFFEREN
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/08/2020 19:32:32   Subject: IMPORTANT MAENOFFEREN
I can't believe the police are not that bothered, the place is only half a mile from the site I'd have thought it would be an easy win for 'em.
Topic: Croesor Slate Mine (mine)
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/08/2020 12:41:40   Subject: Croesor Slate Mine (mine)
It will only drop on side of the incline as it is now but if it were blocked I assume the big shaft at the top would become the preferred way in. If you want a more interesting route you could always
Topic: Croesor Slate Mine (mine)
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/08/2020 14:07:20   Subject: Croesor Slate Mine (mine)
I can't help you with the trip but there was a big chunk of roof just about holding on, on the incline.
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/07/2020 11:57:11   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
Had a walk up Cwm Orthin today and found that the Smoke flue has no lock on it. Would some who has a relevant contact let them know?
Topic: East Midlands
alex17595

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/07/2020 10:51:54   Subject: East Midlands
I think under copyright laws it becomes free 70 years after publication if the authors death date is unkown.

I'm not sure what the sites rules on it is though.
Topic: Peak District Mine Exploration (Newbie)
alex17595

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 02/07/2020 18:00:32   Subject: Peak District Mine Exploration (Newbie)
I usually take newbies to Wapping. Some interesting things too see in Cumberland cavern and theres no deep shafts or false floors.
Topic: Mynachlog - near WSCo Viaduct.
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/06/2020 14:46:33   Subject: Mynachlog - near WSCo Viaduct.
[quote="Morlock"]This the place?

https://www.festipedia.org.uk/wiki/Rhiwbryfdir

A bt more info.

https://www.facebook.com/festrailinsider/photos/a.2574453459539274/2634
Topic: Back underground ????
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/06/2020 10:36:22   Subject: Back underground ????
Seems reasonable to me, I hate wearing masks because I wear glasses and steam up almost instantly when doing any form of activity (even just walking.)

I think staying away from SRT at the m
Topic: Parc Lead Mine - 3D
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/06/2020 20:54:09   Subject: Parc Lead Mine - 3D
I feel honoured my awful photo is featured on there.
Topic: Back underground ????
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/06/2020 16:41:11   Subject: Back underground ????
Many of places we visit as mine explorers are not very attractive to the general public usually because of the massive piles of waste rock. Most of the places I have been since lockdown ended such as
Topic: Photography in caves
alex17595

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 16/06/2020 19:47:22   Subject: Photography in caves
The technique you're looking for is called light painting. You set the shutter speed to a decent amount of time (how much depends on the size of the space and how strong your light source is)

Topic: Back underground ????
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/05/2020 13:21:54   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="Daggers"]https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/chaos-dovestone-reservoir-motorists-flock-18253241?utm_source=linkCopy&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar

This
Topic: Cononley Lead Mine, N.Yorks
alex17595

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/05/2020 11:20:34   Subject: Cononley Lead Mine, N.Yorks
Available as a PDF from NMRS

https://www.nmrs.org.uk/publication/the-yorkshire-lancashire-lead-mines/
Topic: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/04/2020 08:58:06   Subject: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
I prefer the Fred Dibnah method of building your own mine in the garden
Topic: Cwmorthin Query
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/04/2020 18:33:49   Subject: Cwmorthin Query
[quote="sinker"][quote="alex17595"]There is a boathouse marked on the 1949-61 Os maps.

It is also mentioned on this page:
http://www.cwmorthin.com/9._the_people.html


[
Topic: Cwmorthin Query
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/04/2020 15:28:10   Subject: Cwmorthin Query
There is a boathouse marked on the 1949-61 Os maps.

It is also mentioned on this page:
http://www.cwmorthin.com/9._the_people.html


[quote]The people who owned the shee
Topic: Coal, illegal
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/03/2020 14:21:03   Subject: Coal, illegal
Apedale were trying to get a license to mine about 10 tonnes a year when I last went on the tour.
Topic: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/01/2020 18:16:36   Subject: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8o9EUxNa5o


It's very suprising they haven't found out where it is really.
Topic: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/01/2020 18:06:17   Subject: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
I noticed the Coal authority commented on a video by C9C.
Topic: Croesor
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/01/2020 11:39:34   Subject: Croesor
[quote="sinker"][quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]

I'd be happy to do another litter pick in there. I agree with Chris that the CoH is disgusting. However I suspect that the canoe means fewer dingh
Topic: Croesor
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/01/2020 22:27:32   Subject: Croesor
I haven't been to Rhosydd since April but there was a pile of crap where it slopes down to water level.

I don't see why people leave their litter at the end? It's not a difficult route to c
Topic: Croesor
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/01/2020 12:10:38   Subject: Croesor
[quote="TwllMawr"][quote="alex17595"]There was a blue rope tied to the bridge support, we tried to get it out but could not get to it.[/quote]

I’ve been told that rope’s the fuse trigger fo
Topic: Croesor
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/01/2020 22:06:14   Subject: Croesor
There was a blue rope tied to the bridge support, we tried to get it out but could not get to it.
Topic: Croesor
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/01/2020 16:19:09   Subject: Croesor
A good point. I have never actually been in a proper kayak, only an Inflatable. I will take a pump up and if there's a couple of decent ones they can stay up there the rest I will take down.

Topic: Croesor
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/01/2020 11:28:18   Subject: Croesor
[quote="sinker"][quote="Llion"]
:lol::lol: didn't realise you meant locking up the kayak :-[[/quote]

:lol: :thumbup:

Is a kayak a lot of use in there? A Canadian would be be
Topic: Croesor
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/01/2020 01:24:57   Subject: Croesor
Right guys I have come up with an idea, however I thought I would put it out on here to see what you think after my last idea was shockingly bad


Last time I went (I think it was Octo
Topic: Rhosydd Adit 4
alex17595

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 10/01/2020 13:40:11   Subject: Rhosydd Adit 4
I think Adit no 4 is the one that was blocked up and used as a reservoir.

Last used in 1887 and converted in 1890s. Looking at the map it also comes out on a ledge in the quarry and is mos
Topic: PVC Oversuit Repair
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/12/2019 13:37:45   Subject: PVC Oversuit Repair
Many many puncture repair kits
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