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Posts by Wormster

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Topic: Calamine Mining in the 16thC
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/08/2019 09:59:12   Subject: Calamine Mining in the 16thC
Singing River Mine on the Mendip is a good example.

Not sure about the access atm, the old lady who has the entrance in her backgarden passed away a while back, and, I don't know who's the
Topic: 3D printing a head lamp / battery pack
Wormster

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/06/2019 13:58:31   Subject: 3D printing a head lamp / battery pack
The battery bos is well worth it, mind you it takes about 7 hours to print!!!
Topic: Parys mountain access
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/04/2019 12:31:35   Subject: Parys mountain access
The Guys at P.U.G. are a lovely lot, mind you'll need either a red or green insurance card to visit the underground stuff!
Topic: Newbie S Wales
Wormster

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 18/01/2019 17:32:57   Subject: Newbie S Wales
Mendip's only a few hours from you - a few 'oles round by me!
Topic: D.e.s.i.g.n.e.r Jobs Sunderland UK
Wormster

Forum: North East England   Posted: 11/01/2019 16:32:30   Subject: D.e.s.i.g.n.e.r Jobs Sunderland UK
BAN HAMMER
Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/12/2018 10:33:20   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
[quote="RAMPAGE"]
Thanks for the info Roy. Might be just the ticket! Will give thought to buying one the next time I have a make an important video.

Speaking of videos, and Hidden Wale
Topic: Mining out in the Nevada desert
Wormster

Forum: North America   Posted: 18/10/2018 17:04:59   Subject: Mining out in the Nevada desert
Coolio, always love reading your posts Joanne.
Topic: Li thium Ion Battery digest
Wormster

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 09/10/2018 10:26:20   Subject: Li thium Ion Battery digest
Just been for an interview with a firm that make battery packs for satellites. They use off the shelf 18650's in their products, the bloke that interviewed me did not have any answers to 12% S.O.C at
Topic: 4 Gas Monitors
Wormster

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 20/09/2018 17:00:36   Subject: 4 Gas Monitors
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]Of course, the old cavers have got the right idea (unless on a rope) proceed carefully and be aware of yourself and your surroundings.
[/quote]

Topic: 4 Gas Monitors
Wormster

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 13/09/2018 01:20:06   Subject: 4 Gas Monitors
Crowcon 4 Gas best by far IMHO

(A bit like the old stella ad - "Reassuringly Expensive!!" - plus I think we have a few shares floating around from when Halma bought the company and took it
Topic: 'Authentic' Welsh slab truck coffee table?
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/09/2018 12:30:25   Subject: 'Authentic' Welsh slab truck coffee table?
BWahahahahaha, what a fangtastic idea!

one could have a little steam winder working off a cappuccino boiler!!
Topic: 'Authentic' Welsh slab truck coffee table?
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/08/2018 15:35:04   Subject: 'Authentic' Welsh slab truck coffee table?
OOOOO did I start summat???

In all seriousness it isn't as described i.e. no double flanged wheels.

Trading standards anyone????
Topic: 'Authentic' Welsh slab truck coffee table?
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/08/2018 23:02:15   Subject: 'Authentic' Welsh slab truck coffee table?
hipster shite!!!!
Topic: Miller Table
Wormster

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 18/08/2018 10:58:41   Subject: Miller Table
Off beat request:

Does anyone out there have a miller table, and is willing to show/lend/help in recovery of some of Peru's finest flowers??????
Topic: CRTT lost tacle sack
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/08/2018 11:54:58   Subject: CRTT lost tacle sack
Snipped from somewhere else:

https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=23853.msg299169;topicseen#new
Topic: Hi I'm Jacob I'm new can someone help :)
Wormster

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 22/07/2018 10:36:47   Subject: Hi I'm Jacob I'm new can someone help :)
looks like a bunch of pebbles picked out of the stream bed, pretty!!!!!
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Wormster

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/05/2018 20:47:48   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
The problem with blocking/restricting access to what little PROW's exists, is that once a PROW is downgraded there is very little chance of it being reversed. Take a look at the battle between the T.R
Topic: Damage at Carrs Mine at Nenthead
Wormster

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/05/2018 18:29:46   Subject: Damage at Carrs Mine at Nenthead
Some folk are just glombies!
Topic: Hi, New Member here
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 01/04/2018 09:41:19   Subject: Hi, New Member here
morning, pull up a chair, the coffe's on, lots of good reading to be found hereabouts!
Topic: A Narrow Escape
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2018 18:00:55   Subject: A Narrow Escape
BB09

-Aberllyn Mine, last drop down to drainage level, just got out of the ore shoot when p$ykes fooking steel thermos comes bouncing out of the ore pass!!

-There is another inc
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
Wormster

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/03/2018 19:38:28   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="royfellows"]Scorpions are on sale

so when the Lynx X12s are gone that's it for the big bat cookers.

[/quote]

BAH!! back to the jetboil and tempura batter then!
Topic: Land Rovers for Sale!
Wormster

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 27/02/2018 18:54:06   Subject: Land Rovers for Sale!
UURRGGGLLLLLLEEEEEEE!!!!!

Just spent an hour spending loadsaimmaginarydosh on exotic 4x4's!

Shame the fleet has to be depleted old chap - I hope you're keeping Dolly alive!
Topic: Bad air in ironstone mines
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 14/02/2018 07:05:53   Subject: Bad air in ironstone mines
From experience low atmospheric air pressure conditions tend to bring on the bad air!

wet or dry you'll find bad air!
Topic: Hapoy new year!
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/01/2018 14:41:16   Subject: Hapoy new year!
WHOO HOOO - Let's make it a blinding year - HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all!!
Topic: BCA Insurance
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/12/2017 19:28:56   Subject: BCA Insurance
In reply to the O.P.:

Some might say that having either a red, green or blue BCA insurance card is more "Desirable" rather than "Essential", sure there are places and meets where one of the
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
Wormster

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 29/11/2017 06:48:35   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="royfellows"]
Full stop I'm afraid mate.
[/quote]

Oh well, noting ventured etc. The post was only a few squids Roy, I'm not worried about that!
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
Wormster

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/11/2017 17:40:59   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Hi Roy,

How's that side project coming on? - I'm liking what you have been working on it looks very impressive!
Topic: exploring new mines
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/10/2017 19:50:17   Subject: exploring new mines
[quote="royfellows"]
In a funny way its a bit like a dig. You can stick a few pieces of plywood in for support and burrow away to have it all come down on your head.
Or plan it carefully, g
Topic: Rhosydd Quarry Activity
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/10/2017 19:40:13   Subject: Rhosydd Quarry Activity
FFS that cockwomble, Keep him away from the playground !
Topic: Hidden Earth 30 September 1st October
Wormster

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 27/09/2017 16:50:35   Subject: Hidden Earth 30 September 1st October
I doubt any local folk (self included) will be heading underground.

However just to tickle your tastebuds within about a 5-15 min drive you have:

Sanford Levvy.
Singing Rive
Topic: Wanted - Speleo Technics FX-LED
Wormster

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/08/2017 11:54:21   Subject: Wanted - Speleo Technics FX-LED
Mr Biff (nothing to do with me) apart from he lives aboot 10 mins away makes some good pitlamp conversion kits:

http://www.customduo.co.uk/Pages/plshop.aspx

Topic: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)
Wormster

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/08/2017 20:16:29   Subject: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)
[quote="Moorebooks"]I know of at least 1 airshaft, perhaps access control would only allow SRT competent bona fide explorers with BCA insurance.[/quote]

Yeah we'd all look like right twits
Topic: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)
Wormster

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/08/2017 20:03:30   Subject: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)
[quote="John Lawson"]Thanks guys clearly I had missed a bit!
Not knowing this area, I would have hoped that a local club, would have tried to negotiate access arrangements, with presumably Hanson
Topic: Looking to explore a nice dry mine this evening
Wormster

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 16/08/2017 06:51:19   Subject: Looking to explore a nice dry mine this evening
[quote="Praada"]What other mines around Wiltshire are worth a visit?[/quote]

Only Kingsdown or Browns, but TBH I give the whole of Wiltshire underground a wide berth, its too full of politi
Topic: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)
Wormster

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/08/2017 06:48:45   Subject: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)
[quote="NewStuff"][quote="Wormster"]
Still got your knickers in a twist, eh? Told you they would chafe. ;)[/quote]

Nah got some ointment for it
Topic: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)
Wormster

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/08/2017 18:22:23   Subject: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)
[quote="JonK"]I don't think it has been discussed and despite some of the comments above[/quote]

Here:

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/community/viewtopic.aspx?t=12663

As I
Topic: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)
Wormster

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/08/2017 16:56:53   Subject: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)
[quote="Praada"]Real shame was due to visit this in a few weeks at the start of September, does anybody know if access is still possible at all? [/quote]

Nope, Nada, Nicht....ALL major entr
Topic: Looking to explore a nice dry mine this evening
Wormster

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/08/2017 19:33:48   Subject: Looking to explore a nice dry mine this evening
[quote="Praada"] i am holding off for a trip to Wiltshire early September ;D[/quote]

Might just be a bit of a wash out now, a few good spots on Mendip though!
Topic: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)
Wormster

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/08/2017 19:32:26   Subject: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)
Hanson's.........................Yes!

Rescues..........................YES!!

Forum discussion: DP and Here limited, 28Days - a few nice photos, as for UkChaving - Bloodbath - don
Topic: IS Tunnels
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/08/2017 17:08:29   Subject: IS Tunnels
Looks like they know a thing or two...................wonder if'n they've ever been near Mendip?
Topic: location map of mines and caves in wales
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/07/2017 17:40:27   Subject: location map of mines and caves in wales
This is good for "naturals" down south:

http://www.ogof.org.uk/maps.html
Topic: Research help - Wild animals in mines
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/07/2017 17:22:52   Subject: Research help - Wild animals in mines
Any relation to the "Bondi Surfer"???
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/07/2017 20:09:44   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
[quote="royfellows"]

I suppose that I am a funny old sod but when I incorporated CMT and acquired Cwmystwyth mines I liked to think that I was doing something useful for future mine explore
Topic: Curious about an adit
Wormster

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/07/2017 07:06:26   Subject: Curious about an adit
Carbis Bay Crew?? some them hang out here :thumbsup:
Topic: Research help - Wild animals in mines
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/07/2017 19:09:38   Subject: Research help - Wild animals in mines
Any number of bats, frogs, toads, lizards, sloworms and Vipers at the bottom of Five Buddles Shaft on Mendip. Compton Martin Ocher mine is one of the largest Lesser Horseshoe Bat winter hibernacularum
Topic: Tankless diving? Apparently so...
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/06/2017 17:16:08   Subject: Tankless diving? Apparently so...
Just goes to show what ijeets will do for kicks!!

Most folk think our hobby is bad enough!!
Topic: Tankless diving? Apparently so...
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/06/2017 17:06:41   Subject: Tankless diving? Apparently so...
Looks like it has potential for many, many Darwin nominations/awards!!!
Topic: INTERNSHIP FOR A MINE GEOLOGY STUDENT
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/06/2017 17:05:56   Subject: INTERNSHIP FOR A MINE GEOLOGY STUDENT
Hi Krish,

I doubt that you'll get any commercial interest for your plea.

[b][i][u]This site is dedicated to Mine exploration, photographs and mining history for mine explorers, i
Topic: newbie
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 27/04/2017 16:53:02   Subject: newbie
How be on then shag?

Plenty of "Flatmining" near you, or if you prefer, plenty of T'Owd man's workings on Mendip if you know where to look!
Topic: Thoughts whilst ascending
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/03/2017 17:14:00   Subject: Thoughts whilst ascending
In depths of Cwm Orthin a few BB's ago Darkstar was heard to say:

"Err Fellas, I'm going to get off this quick! - The Rope's about 1/2 way through!"

We hauled the rope back up,
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