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Topic: From the Beeb. Welsh Slate.
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/08/2019 13:29:26   Subject: From the Beeb. Welsh Slate.
I personally hope it will not affect the exploring in the area, I could see somewhere like Croesor and Rhosydd getting sealed up fairly quickly.
Topic: Miles of rare gold have been discovered
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/08/2019 18:50:23   Subject: Miles of rare gold have been discovered
share prices up 10%, I knew I should have brought some yesterday :lol:
Topic: Hafna mine - Bat castle
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/08/2019 21:07:41   Subject: Hafna mine - Bat castle
If it was connected I assume it would have the same water level as the adit entrance?

We had a look on the hottest day of the year the other week and there was the most gorgeous cool breeze
Topic: A beginner in Mining lamps need help
alex17595

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/08/2019 21:55:42   Subject: A beginner in Mining lamps need help
The picture isn't showing properly for me. Here's the full image for anyone else.

https://i.imgur.com/iIabTAw.jpg
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
alex17595

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 23/07/2019 13:15:37   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="royfellows"]
Its actually an entertaining video, if they would only get proper kit. Its doesn't cost much, its not as if I'm expecting them to buy my lamps or anything
:lol:[/quote]<
Topic: Ludwell Mine level, near Hartington
alex17595

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/07/2019 12:29:42   Subject: Ludwell Mine level, near Hartington
It's best to contact the Derbyshire cave association
Topic: Gaewern Slate Mine - any tips?
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/07/2019 16:19:55   Subject: Gaewern Slate Mine - any tips?
There was another post which has since been deleted
Topic: Gaewern Slate Mine - any tips?
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/07/2019 13:28:30   Subject: Gaewern Slate Mine - any tips?
[quote="John_Smith"][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 photograp
Topic: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2019 14:23:12   Subject: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
It really depends on what type of show they're looking at making. Unfortunately as shown by youtube content like 'LOST IN ABANDONED MINE' gets more views than general exploring videos or documentaries
Topic: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2019 13:25:39   Subject: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
[quote="royfellows"]
agreed, but double edged in that the more people, including reckless idiots, will want to go in them.
Which in itself is double edged as the reckless idiots may learn be
Topic: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2019 13:09:21   Subject: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
Hopefully the more programs people see about mine exploring the less people will think we are 'reckless' idiots for going in them.
Topic: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2019 19:20:36   Subject: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
Will make a nice change from the top gear repeats
Topic: Moel Fferna floor heights
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/06/2019 15:23:21   Subject: Moel Fferna floor heights
Just a lone key nothing else.
Topic: Moel Fferna floor heights
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/06/2019 15:05:12   Subject: Moel Fferna floor heights
looks like the UCET site is down at the moment.

We found a set of keys on top of the hill that some poor sod had lost.

Couldn't work out the way down to the lowest level, from lo
Topic: Mapping
alex17595

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 10/06/2019 11:57:44   Subject: Mapping
Would it be possible to put the locations on a custom maps (google mymaps) or into a KMZ/KML file for use on google earth?

An example: https://i.imgur.com/NdW5jOx.jpg

The DCA ha
Topic: Moel Fferna floor heights
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/06/2019 12:36:20   Subject: Moel Fferna floor heights
Thanks for that link, it's mile easier to decipher than the blue one!

Looks like we missed a fair bit by not going to some of the lower levels, is it just floor 1 that is flooded then?
Topic: Moel Fferna floor heights
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/06/2019 19:02:24   Subject: Moel Fferna floor heights
Hi all, does anyone have the floors heights for Moel Fferna?

Had a good trip last Friday and I would like find out how big some of the chambers are down there as I forgot to measure them w
Topic: Maenofferen
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/05/2019 13:50:44   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"][quote="alex17595"]Has anybody been on one of the tours yet?[/quote]
Yes[/quote]


Would you say its worth a visit?

Doesn't look like a particu
Topic: Maenofferen
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/05/2019 19:25:25   Subject: Maenofferen
Has anybody been on one of the tours yet?
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
alex17595

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 24/04/2019 20:27:44   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="droid"]Welding gates shut when they're inside?

Captive audience then....:lol:[/quote]


the next video: SEALED IN AREA 51 *HAUNTED* *YOU WONT BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED*
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
alex17595

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 12/04/2019 12:44:15   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="ttxela"][quote="sinker"][quote="ttxela"][quote="alex17595"]

I wish I could make money from mine exploring but I'm useless at all thongs video editing[/quote]

A shame, unf
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
alex17595

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 12/04/2019 02:22:57   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="Peter Burgess"][quote="ttxela"][quote="alex17595"]I think a large amount of these Youtubers/Social media people are just using it as a persona to get more views and therefore more money from i
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
alex17595

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 11/04/2019 14:57:20   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
I think a large amount of these Youtubers/Social media people are just using it as a persona to get more views and therefore more money from it.
I could literally wander around a mine pointlessl
Topic: Maenofferen
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/02/2019 12:53:42   Subject: Maenofferen
A Cwmorthin style access agreement would be nice.
Topic: Cwmorthin Slate Quarry - special offer
alex17595

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 18/02/2019 13:43:50   Subject: Cwmorthin Slate Quarry - special offer
I would be interested in a copy.
Topic: Penarth survey/map
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/01/2019 16:02:16   Subject: Penarth survey/map
The roof is very impressive, there are some parts that really glow under torchlight. It's similar in Moel Fferna but on larger scale. It's very different from anything around Blaenau.

The g
Topic: Penarth survey/map
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/01/2019 12:55:35   Subject: Penarth survey/map
I have a copy of the plan on my PC but I'm never sure if we are allowed to post them or not. Some people don't like them being shared because they attract the 'wrong' crowd.


Where is
Topic: Llanrwst
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/12/2018 16:49:58   Subject: Llanrwst
Sounds like Hafna
Topic: Moel Fferna questions
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/12/2018 09:52:22   Subject: Moel Fferna questions
They ae somewhere around SK 1407 3952. They are not marked on the OS map. There is at least 2, one looks to be very old as it more covered in foliage than the other.
Topic: Moel Fferna questions
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/12/2018 00:25:53   Subject: Moel Fferna questions
Hi guys, I visited Moel Fferna today and I have a few questions.


1. There are a couple of tips around on the path up there, are these related to the main workings or are they, as I a
Topic: Farming in mines
alex17595

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/12/2018 11:56:47   Subject: Farming in mines
Surely the costs will be prohibitive anyway, some farmers struggle with costs as it is, never mind propping up thousands of tonnes of rocks.

Could work in somewhere like Middleton mine I su
Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/11/2018 19:59:34   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
Just don't let the fame get to your head :blink:

I have just seen a clip from episode 2 that Roy is in.


Its on record because I will be at work.
Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/11/2018 18:16:56   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
Surely it has to be Oakeley? You can see the sheer scale of the place from looking at the excellent diagrams on this site.
Topic: New future?
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/10/2018 13:10:39   Subject: New future?
[quote="Blober"]

The slate trail has been open for awhile now and that goes past rhosydd, as well as most other big quarries. There hasn't been an increase in callouts or the like due to t
Topic: New future?
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/10/2018 12:10:23   Subject: New future?
I wonder what would happen to access to some of these places if there is loads more tourists around.

I can't see the big tempting hole that is Rhosydd no 9. adit or any other of the current
Topic: Penarth Odd Metal work; any ideas
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/10/2018 16:35:43   Subject: Penarth Odd Metal work; any ideas
I thought it was a baseplate but it looks way too big even for mainline standards.
Topic: Cymru Fyw - Going Underground
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/10/2018 16:22:44   Subject: Cymru Fyw - Going Underground
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"][quote="royfellows"]What makes you think that they mean "depth"?[/quote]
Reading "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" as a kid, I felt let down for that same reason.[/quote]
Topic: Cymru Fyw - Going Underground
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/10/2018 15:14:41   Subject: Cymru Fyw - Going Underground
Why are they always over the top with depths of places. 'Half a mile underground' You'd probably be underwater in Rhosydd at the depth.

It always nice when you recognise places though.
Topic: Thursday Nighters 4th October
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/10/2018 08:44:15   Subject: Thursday Nighters 4th October
Ah yes that was the map I was looking for thanks.

Which floor is the bottom of the incline where all the water is?
Is it floor E?
Topic: Thursday Nighters 4th October
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/10/2018 23:01:37   Subject: Thursday Nighters 4th October
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/Cvp4KjI

Does
Topic: Ystrad Einion
alex17595

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 14/10/2018 18:38:17   Subject: Ystrad Einion
Do you need SRT to get to the wheel?
Topic: w/c 8/10/18 - anyone keen to get under this week?
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/10/2018 22:57:12   Subject: w/c 8/10/18 - anyone keen to get under this week?
They are doing Parc lead mine this week.
https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Parc-Lead-Mine_298/

It is very different to last week.
Topic: Thursday Nighters 4th October
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/10/2018 16:43:20   Subject: Thursday Nighters 4th October
Thanks for the trip everyone. I will have to come again in the future.
Topic: Thursday Nighters 4th October
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/10/2018 13:07:10   Subject: Thursday Nighters 4th October
I may join you guys. Depebds how lazy im feeling.

Just been up to Rhosydd and got drenched (twice!).
Topic: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/10/2018 20:21:54   Subject: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
[quote="Pete K"][quote="alex17595"]There was a junction where one tunnel was bricked up (near a drum and gate on the floor) does anyone know what this is for?[/quote]

I think it is a bang s
Topic: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/10/2018 17:47:45   Subject: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
I went into Parc for a couple hours today on my way to Blaenau for a few days. Thanks Roy for the advice.

I'm suprised at how little has actually collapsed, the vast majority of it seems t
Topic: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/10/2018 14:06:40   Subject: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
I have read through your write up a couple of times and it sounds like you had a real adventure down there and must know the place pretty well by now. It does get to a point where I get lost when tryi
Topic: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/09/2018 11:21:18   Subject: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
They are available on the files section of this facebook group. The full resolution Parc plans are plans 1+2.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/403467143451765/files/

It is mostl
Topic: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/09/2018 10:03:10   Subject: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
I can navigate fine without a map but it is nice to know what I may or have missed bits of the mine that I cant get to.

I have only ventured in once a little bit around level 2 along the tr
Topic: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
alex17595

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/09/2018 14:25:06   Subject: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
It is a very large map with on a grid wwith measurements on the X and Y axis. Im not sure of the author.
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