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Posts by ChrisJC

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Topic: Hartham Park Limestone Quarry fly-through
ChrisJC

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/11/2019 18:55:57   Subject: Hartham Park Limestone Quarry fly-through
Very cool.

Chris.
Topic: Website advice
ChrisJC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/10/2019 21:55:58   Subject: Website advice
Or you can cross Simon's palm with silver and he'll sort it for you!

Chris.
Topic: Website advice
ChrisJC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/10/2019 19:10:16   Subject: Website advice
We use Wordpress at www.catmhs.org.uk

It depends on what you want. Wordpress is overkill if you just want a 'virtual advert', perhaps a handful of static pages.

This is about as
Topic: From the Beeb. Welsh Slate.
ChrisJC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/08/2019 20:53:07   Subject: From the Beeb. Welsh Slate.
[quote="Chalcocite"]What exactly do you mean chum,! End up like Cornwall? :guns:[/quote]

Easy. Zero chance of any actual industry, just a playground for the grockles!

Trying to o
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
ChrisJC

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/08/2019 21:36:25   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="royfellows"]
Chris JC, I am catching you up!
[/quote]

Inevitably Roy I will be overtaken by the march of time. However my lamp has been running for 5 years now, and still
Topic: Swaledale Floods (Mines Affected)
ChrisJC

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/08/2019 20:25:22   Subject: Swaledale Floods (Mines Affected)
Epic. So a spot of digging is required there!

Chris.
Topic: Damage from the floods
ChrisJC

Forum: North East England   Posted: 03/08/2019 13:34:58   Subject: Damage from the floods
I wonder if the entrance to Devis Hole has been affected as that lies right beside the stream.

Chris.
Topic: Newbie saying hello. Cumbria, Lake District
ChrisJC

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/07/2019 17:06:39   Subject: Newbie saying hello. Cumbria, Lake District
They are also on Facebook.

Chris.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
ChrisJC

Forum: Events   Posted: 02/07/2019 19:42:46   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Alternatively, those of you with a decent 4x4 and balls of steel can turn left onto the minor road at Pencrugyn (1.2miles after the roundabout). It's sealed until the county boundary at Nant Diliw, th
Topic: Mapping
ChrisJC

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 09/06/2019 08:28:08   Subject: Mapping
Good point about the satellite imagery.
But just the map part - for a man of your candelabra, very easy. I once installed the database and server on a laptop, so I could use the loopback interfac
Topic: Mapping
ChrisJC

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 08/06/2019 21:10:11   Subject: Mapping
Can you pull the maps from OpenStreetmap instead?

Chris.
Topic: Ecton ~ UNEXMiN
ChrisJC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/05/2019 09:14:58   Subject: Ecton ~ UNEXMiN
Maybe something for the NAMHO Conference?

Chris.
Topic: Golwern Quarry
ChrisJC

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/05/2019 07:04:59   Subject: Golwern Quarry
I couldn't think where it was, so I googled it.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/20-britains-best-wild-swimming-spots/golwern/

So if the Daily Telegraph doesn't understa
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
ChrisJC

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/05/2019 21:45:43   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Roy,
Is there a timetable for the lecture programme yet? I am seeing if I can mix lectures with trips.
Thanks,
Chris.
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
ChrisJC

Forum: North East England   Posted: 15/04/2019 21:14:47   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
[quote="John Lawson"]Recent thoughts I have seen suggest that this impressive drive could still be stopped due to lack of
cash!
As I have said earlier whilst it is a worthwhile project, cash
Topic: Maenofferen
ChrisJC

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/04/2019 13:16:53   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="jaiyls"]slate mountain! everything in English website n all no Cymraeg :guns: bit of a stink about it on local radio, apparently it will be in welsh "eventually" nice AFTERTHOUGHT cheeky _unts
Topic: Nyth Y Gigfran - what’s going on?
ChrisJC

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/04/2019 18:31:10   Subject: Nyth Y Gigfran - what’s going on?
I believe it continued up, but made of wood, leaving no trace.
If you do get high enough up, there are openings into the hillside...

Chris.
Topic: Water Engines
ChrisJC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/04/2019 16:27:53   Subject: Water Engines
[quote="sinker"][quote="ChrisJC"]

His museum of retro tech might appeal to some.
http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/museum.htm

[/quote]


Oh great....thanks a
Topic: Water Engines
ChrisJC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/04/2019 14:45:27   Subject: Water Engines
Doug Self has an enormous quantity of information on water powered engines.
http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/POWER/waterengine/waterengine.htm

Specifically here are the two at Wanloc
Topic: Wandering Twins
ChrisJC

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/03/2019 18:57:00   Subject: Wandering Twins
Not sure that helps. Surely one of them is red?

Chris.
Topic: Beldi Hill Lead Mine (mine)
ChrisJC

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/03/2019 17:56:30   Subject: Beldi Hill Lead Mine (mine)
Do you mean the one right by the track?
If so, that is Landy Level. Never been in myself, but the name might help your searches.

Chris.
Topic: Pull-through cord
ChrisJC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/03/2019 18:08:56   Subject: Pull-through cord
Your Mileage May Vary.

Chris.
Topic: The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries
ChrisJC

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 01/03/2019 19:01:28   Subject: The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries
Mine too! A nice surprise as I rather like Trevor Ford publications.

Chris.
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
ChrisJC

Forum: North East England   Posted: 26/01/2019 12:05:29   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
[quote="Roy Morton"]Does anyone know how thick the potash deposit is?
The siate says 2 shafts to be sunk 1600 metres (1 Mile) deep to access the deposit.
Going to be getting pretty warm dow
Topic: It's Hello from me!
ChrisJC

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 18/01/2019 23:37:08   Subject: It's Hello from me!
[quote="John_Smith"][quote="JonK"]The J.W.Greaves Exploration Team . . .[/quote]

Sounds elite!

I think I just saw them in action in an 8 min 28 second online video of "an explora
Topic: Caban- Oakeley and Votty magazine
ChrisJC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2019 12:44:38   Subject: Caban- Oakeley and Votty magazine
[quote="Barney"]On the subject of rare magazines, some of you may have not seen this that I uploaded a while ago ….

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/documents/Manod-Slate-Mine/Manod_2235.pdf[/quot
Topic: Waterfall Stope
ChrisJC

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/01/2019 20:13:15   Subject: Waterfall Stope
[quote="royfellows"]
I suppose that I am a funny old sod.[/quote]

Are you confusing the words 'suppose that I' with 'definitely'?

Chris.
Topic: Waterfall Stope
ChrisJC

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 03/01/2019 18:29:04   Subject: Waterfall Stope
Looks good - going to be a popular NAMHO trip!

Chris.
Topic: Waterfall Stope
ChrisJC

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 02/01/2019 21:15:13   Subject: Waterfall Stope
To be fair, I am no expert on the Mines of Mid Wales. But I am going to guess somewhere near Nant-y-Moch.

Chris.
Topic: About time I said hi!
ChrisJC

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 31/12/2018 12:57:41   Subject: About time I said hi!
I recommend getting on some of the trips run by CATMHS:
www.catmhs.org.uk

Chris.
Topic: MBE for services to Cornish Heritage
ChrisJC

Forum: Northern Ireland   Posted: 29/12/2018 10:53:04   Subject: MBE for services to Cornish Heritage
[quote="Tin Miner"]Congratulations to Kevin Baker. MBE. For services to Cornish Mining Heritage and to the community in Ponsanooth and Camborne. (Camborne, Cornwall).

Regards Tin Miner[/quo
Topic: Merry Christmas 2018!
ChrisJC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/12/2018 20:33:43   Subject: Merry Christmas 2018!
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Santa's given Roy another mine to play with;D[/quote]

Can we guess which one?

Chris.
Topic: Bryneglwys
ChrisJC

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/12/2018 09:22:58   Subject: Bryneglwys
[quote="JonK"]Chris

Much as I would like to correct you, you are right.

Jon[/quote]

Praise indeed! :angel: :smartass:

Chris.
Topic: Bryneglwys
ChrisJC

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/12/2018 20:38:15   Subject: Bryneglwys
Someone will correct me if I am wrong, but from the bottom of the shaft, you can just walk outbye and come out by the river. So Floor 50 is accessible without any equipment if you walk in, past the bo
Topic: Bryneglwys
ChrisJC

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/12/2018 18:33:16   Subject: Bryneglwys
Don't forget that the 25 is not at the bottom of the shaft. That's the 50, so you need to get off part way. As I recall, there is a lot of water going down the shaft from the 25, so it gets a lot wett
Topic: Bryneglwys
ChrisJC

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/12/2018 21:48:19   Subject: Bryneglwys
'There is a book' to quote the late Tony Oldham.
Slates from Abergynolwyn by Alan Holmes. If anyone has it, Mike Moore at moorebooks will have it.

Chris.
Topic: Bryneglwys
ChrisJC

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/12/2018 21:19:44   Subject: Bryneglwys
According to my typically sparse notes:
"Entered 15B, down to 25, dug into Cantrybedd"
I have an idea that others in the party had rigged our escape route.

It was very very tight
Topic: Bryneglwys
ChrisJC

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/12/2018 18:52:27   Subject: Bryneglwys
There is a route right across the valley from one side to the other, but it's rather a squeeze in the middle. I also think you might need SRT to get out but I can't remember clearly.

Chris.
Topic: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
ChrisJC

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 03/12/2018 18:39:40   Subject: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
You just needed some decent illumination.

Chris.
Topic: Welsh Gold?
ChrisJC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2018 20:52:27   Subject: Welsh Gold?
I think modern environmental concerns mean they are pissing in the wind with that one.

Chris.
Topic: Lamp cable failure
ChrisJC

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/11/2018 19:11:19   Subject: Lamp cable failure
[quote="gNick"]
Mounting the glands at an angle to closer match the helmet curvature reduces the problem but does make machining the housings rather more awkward & expensive.
[/quote]
Topic: New future?
ChrisJC

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/10/2018 19:27:37   Subject: New future?
In my opinion, no, this is a disaster. It will essentially freeze the landscape in stone (pardon the pun). Any sort of future industry and employment will be limited to tourism.

I certainly
Topic: Pedantry corner: Festiniog or Ffestiniog?
ChrisJC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/10/2018 15:58:41   Subject: Pedantry corner: Festiniog or Ffestiniog?
It is my understanding that the act of parliament which set up the Festiniog Railway had one 'F'. So in this case, the correct spelling is with one 'F'.

Chris.
Topic: Entrance being concreted
ChrisJC

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 04/10/2018 20:15:33   Subject: Entrance being concreted
I suggest we don't discuss Draenen on AN. It's a cave, and it is monumentally controversial!
If you don't know anything about it, read the 649 threads on UKC, then join in there.

Chris
Topic: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
ChrisJC

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/10/2018 20:46:08   Subject: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
[quote="royfellows"]
Dont do facebook, Log in, no do, goodbye.
[/quote]

It was Daggers that uploaded them to FB, so maybe he'll do the same here... :)

Chris.
Topic: Prince Llewelyn slate mine
ChrisJC

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/09/2018 21:52:46   Subject: Prince Llewelyn slate mine
Go out and have a poke about. I'm sure you'll find something.

Chris.
Topic: Li thium Ion Battery digest
ChrisJC

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 24/09/2018 18:57:07   Subject: Li thium Ion Battery digest
[quote="lozz"]A cells voltage or the voltage from any other voltage source cannot fall below 0 volts, only it's sign can change from a given reference point.

Lozz.[/quote]

I thin
Topic: Members Survey
ChrisJC

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/09/2018 21:34:38   Subject: Members Survey
Yes.
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
ChrisJC

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/09/2018 19:09:57   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
To be fair, the requirement for the 23 mile long tunnel is absolutely insane.

Chris.
Topic: Caves
ChrisJC

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 03/09/2018 19:15:13   Subject: Caves
Not at all!

Chris.
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