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Posts by crickleymal

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Topic: Sad news
crickleymal

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/05/2019 08:32:21   Subject: Sad news
Oh dear. I never met her but I met her father at the museum he used to run.
Topic: Mining before Powder - free copy
crickleymal

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 20/02/2019 22:19:41   Subject: Mining before Powder - free copy
Received today and what a fascinating book it is too. I've just finished the paper on firesetting.
Thanks Mike

Topic: Access level
crickleymal

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/02/2019 08:24:52   Subject: Access level
Access level to where?
Topic: Multiple 18650 Charger
crickleymal

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/12/2018 08:26:29   Subject: Multiple 18650 Charger
Might be of interest

https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-18650-Lithium-Ion-Cells-Charging-Grid/
Topic: Number of working underground mines in the UK
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2018 12:05:01   Subject: Number of working underground mines in the UK
Forest of Dean free mines. Currently the largest active coalfield in the UK (so one of the miners told me). I think there are about 4 being worked on an ad hoc basis.
Topic: Odd structure, North Cornwall near Trevalga
crickleymal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/11/2018 15:02:43   Subject: Odd structure, North Cornwall near Trevalga
Nah, Perseverance is in the Forest of Dean and has been shut for 100 years ;D
Topic: Cheap thermal "base layers"
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/11/2018 16:18:39   Subject: Cheap thermal
[quote="NewStuff"]Lidl base layers work well - I use them on the bike at this time of year.
If there's anywhere underground that feel's colder than a 2c air temp at 60+ MPH, I don't want to go t
Topic: Hillocks Mine
crickleymal

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 01/10/2018 09:03:55   Subject: Hillocks Mine
[quote="Hammy"] The crawl to the first pitch into the coffin level is very much flat out in a puddle for the first couple of metres so expect a wetting.[/quote]

It always was
Topic: Historic Wyoming gold mining town opens tunnel that had been undisturbed for 150 years
crickleymal

Forum: North America   Posted: 28/08/2018 10:55:34   Subject: Historic Wyoming gold mining town opens tunnel that had been undisturbed for 150 years
[quote="Morlock"][quote="JMB"]

https://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/historic-wyoming-gold-mining-town-opens-tunnel-that-had-been/article_a649e8ec-e4d7-5abe-9e06-9ffad7f7d582.html
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Topic: Mineral rights legal advice
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/07/2018 16:42:59   Subject: Mineral rights legal advice
A quote from a solicitor who was handling (I am reluctant to use the words "dealing with" handling my house sale. There was an important piece of paper that she had omitted to send to the buyer's soli
Topic: Abandoned Engineering
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/05/2018 11:21:28   Subject: Abandoned Engineering
[quote="Coggy"]Exactly, tv is great ! I now have an anvil and the beginnings of a home forge after watching 'Forged in Fire'[/quote]

Same here. We're all becoming armchair blacksmiths in ou
Topic: Abandoned Engineering
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/05/2018 13:24:40   Subject: Abandoned Engineering
I'll take your word for it, thank link won't work on my pc at work. There are holes on both sides of the valley some of which are round rather than square
Topic: Abandoned Engineering
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/05/2018 10:18:04   Subject: Abandoned Engineering
I don't know if anyone's been looking at the new series on Yesterday (Tuesdays 8pm). They did a bit on a dam in Italy (Vaiont Dam) which didn't fail but the surrounding rock did under hydrostatic pres
Topic: Cleaning waterways
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/05/2018 14:51:34   Subject: Cleaning waterways
That's a nasty cough you've got there.;D
Topic: Cleaning waterways
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/05/2018 09:54:17   Subject: Cleaning waterways
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-43961898
Claims to remove 99.5% of metal from drainage water. The sediment might be usable as a source of metal.
Topic: Cannot reply to some posts
crickleymal

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 12/04/2018 08:30:58   Subject: Cannot reply to some posts
Hi

I've noticed that I can't reply to Shaftsinker's question about bulbs. Nor Ttexela's log but I expect there's a good reason for the second one.

Topic: Coate Moor Ironstone Mine, Kildale, North Yorks.
crickleymal

Forum: North East England   Posted: 04/04/2018 13:11:53   Subject: Coate Moor Ironstone Mine, Kildale, North Yorks.
[quote="Praada"]You should maybe take a look at the mines around Alderley Edge. I believe one of those mines even has an old barclays bank vault door stopping entry! You cannot access the padlocks w
Topic: A Narrow Escape
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2018 15:38:23   Subject: A Narrow Escape
[quote="RAMPAGE"][quote="Peter Burgess"]In a similar vein:

Royal Cornwall Gazette - 3rd May 1850

Accident - Whilst William Cosby was at work in the shaft at Balleswidden mine, on
Topic: Land Rovers for Sale!
crickleymal

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 05/03/2018 14:49:26   Subject: Land Rovers for Sale!
[quote="RAMPAGE"]
Thanks everyone for your interest and for distributing the word. Would rather they go to mates or mates of mates of mates. Rather than WeBuyAnyCar.com (lol)[/quote]

I
Topic: Underground
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/03/2018 08:44:41   Subject: Underground
Only recently? It's been going on for as long as I can remember. I encountered some scouts led by their scoutmaster in Old Ham back in 1990 with no helmets.
Topic: Land Rovers for Sale!
crickleymal

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/02/2018 09:55:45   Subject: Land Rovers for Sale!
Ooh so tempted. I'd love the 101 but I don't think I could commute in it unfortunately.
Topic: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/02/2018 14:57:35   Subject: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
There doesn't appear to be an address to send a cheque to either
Topic: 3 days down a drain
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/02/2018 12:19:07   Subject: 3 days down a drain
http://metro.co.uk/2018/02/15/man-finally-freed-sewer-spending-three-days-stuck-underground-7314958/#mv-a
Topic: MF // BF adit / ent. locations
crickleymal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/02/2018 12:40:04   Subject: MF // BF adit / ent. locations
Not sure about Shakespear's but I think MH should be ST 79683 66066
Topic: Miners trapped after power cut.
crickleymal

Forum: South Africa   Posted: 02/02/2018 10:46:56   Subject: Miners trapped after power cut.
I must admit I'm a little surprised there wasn't a generator to keep the ventilation going at least.
Topic: Submersible pump repair
crickleymal

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 31/01/2018 16:05:34   Subject: Submersible pump repair
Holy thread resurrection Batman! ;-)
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
crickleymal

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 29/01/2018 15:21:54   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="royfellows"]

I have had to assemble it using an IP 67 switch as the IP 68 switches ordered before Christmas are still unavailable, and this is a major UK supplier.
[/quote]
Topic: Wanting to join the DCA but have questions
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/01/2018 11:56:16   Subject: Wanting to join the DCA but have questions
Why don't you phone up the secretary and chat to them directly?
Topic: Cwmmaengwynedd aka Maengwynedd
crickleymal

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/12/2017 15:14:31   Subject: Cwmmaengwynedd aka Maengwynedd
Thanks
Topic: Cwmmaengwynedd aka Maengwynedd
crickleymal

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/12/2017 12:20:43   Subject: Cwmmaengwynedd aka Maengwynedd
What does the writing in red on the picture say please? I just can't read it even with zooming in.
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
crickleymal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/11/2017 13:33:55   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Never underestimate children's lack of common sense.

"The Westbury Brook Mine shaft was left only with a rather insecure stone wall surrounding it for many years, which was eventu
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
crickleymal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/11/2017 12:40:22   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
[quote="Peter Burgess"]A hypothetical example of how a young child might come to harm through no real fault of its parents. Family goes for a picnic on some open ground. Parents decide to take a break
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
crickleymal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/11/2017 07:36:02   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
[quote="droid"]The reply to which is: it's your child, look after them properly.
[/quote]

Yes up to a point. Having lost our youngest once I can tell you it's not quite as simple as th
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
crickleymal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/11/2017 14:55:37   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
[quote="Horsemaddad"]The laws of Natural Selection should have prevailed I think!
He says 'there were no barriers to stop me'; does he not have any commonsense whatsoever? Nothing forced him to e
Topic: Old mines delay railway electrification
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2017 15:18:06   Subject: Old mines delay railway electrification
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/IOTsoa0AdYw/hqdefault.jpg

I believe that is based on a real incident.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
crickleymal

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/10/2017 21:04:09   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
[quote="Praada"]I definitely think it will be worth a trip, i've never been to Glocestershire before apart from the Cheltenham horse races i used to work at and obviously driving through the county. I
Topic: Rhosydd Quarry Activity
crickleymal

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/10/2017 00:26:47   Subject: Rhosydd Quarry Activity
He's even made it onto American TV. There's a series starting soon along the lines of Celebrity Island only not an island.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018 query
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/09/2017 23:32:14   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018 query
And I hope to be leading a couple of trips either underground or on the surface.
Topic: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
crickleymal

Forum: North West England   Posted: 04/09/2017 12:51:39   Subject: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
On a little dig in the FoD I found someone had put arrows on the walls with mud. I suppose it is better than paint but this mine only had one entrance and two passageways. The way out is marked by hav
Topic: Advice on mine on my land
crickleymal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/08/2017 15:21:07   Subject: Advice on mine on my land
[quote="royfellows"][quote="ttxela"] I'm always slightly jealous of these posts where people have a mine on their land,[/quote]

;D;D;D[/quote]

Smug mode Mr Fellows?
Topic: Lithium added to mineral list
crickleymal

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 23/08/2017 10:38:33   Subject: Lithium added to mineral list
[quote="Stephen Young"]Mount Leinster area spodumene bearing pegmatites with some tantalum[/quote]

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Topic: Russian Diamond Mine
crickleymal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/08/2017 14:28:40   Subject: Russian Diamond Mine
"The mines output is 1 million tons" Of diamonds?
Topic: Box Jacks entrance
crickleymal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/07/2017 15:25:01   Subject: Box Jacks entrance
Speaking as an ex H&S union rep, they obviously haven't done their risk assessments properly if they are causing callouts.
Topic: Box Jacks entrance
crickleymal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/07/2017 14:32:11   Subject: Box Jacks entrance
Seems a shame. I can probably guess why. Shame they didn't put a notice up by the Back Door. Could have saved two call outs.

Are any visits going to be allowed eg. by legit caving clubs?
Topic: Box Jacks entrance
crickleymal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/07/2017 22:34:11   Subject: Box Jacks entrance
It would appear Jacks is blocked by a new gate. Anyone know about this?

https://www.mendipcaverescue.org/index.php/mcr-incidents/52-incident-02072017
Topic: NORTHERN IRELAND MINES ACCESS
crickleymal

Forum: Northern Ireland   Posted: 12/06/2017 05:33:39   Subject: NORTHERN IRELAND MINES ACCESS
Beware on any strange packages.
Topic: Shot Holes
crickleymal

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 09/06/2017 11:08:14   Subject: Shot Holes
We thought that a human twisted drill would be more random so the hole would be rounder.
Topic: Shot Holes
crickleymal

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 09/06/2017 09:33:52   Subject: Shot Holes
I've always been told that round shot holes are from mechanical drills and triangular ones from hand held drills. Whilst we were down Blakeney stone mine last night we saw loads of triangular holes bu
Topic: Go to last post?
crickleymal

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 31/05/2017 13:03:50   Subject: Go to last post?
And it does work. Thanks. It's one of the features that I always use on every other forum (especially UK Caving) so I can skip to the latest post without having to scroll through arguments that I've r
Topic: Go to last post?
crickleymal

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 30/05/2017 17:24:46   Subject: Go to last post?
How about when you click on a thread you get taken to the last entry? For instance when you're on the home page there is a list of recently updated topics. If you click on one of those you get taken t
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