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Topic: In a study, scientists have found traces of lead, transported on the winds from British mines that operated in the late 1100s.
ChrisJC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/03/2020 09:18:13   Subject: In a study, scientists have found traces of lead, transported on the winds from British mines that operated in the late 1100s.
I remain to be convinced I have to say.

Correlation does not mean causation and all that.

I wonder if they have teased out other effects too.

Chris.
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
ChrisJC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2020 18:45:20   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Second strangest thing I've found (in 1996-1997 in Parc Mine, Gwydyr), was bits of paper with warnings / instructions on. Signed RF.

I leave the first strangest thing as an exercise for the
Topic: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
ChrisJC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/03/2020 19:52:05   Subject: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
This all has an air of finality about it.

Will you not re-open when this current pandemic is over?

Chris.
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
ChrisJC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/03/2020 08:16:36   Subject: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
[quote="rikj"]
I think that's what the central banks have been doing via quantative easing since the 2008 financial crash. Difference is, this time the money is going direct to the workers, who w
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
ChrisJC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/03/2020 20:55:27   Subject: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
[quote="Tamarmole"]
I imagine they will start printing money; it work well enough in Germany in the 1920s.[/quote]

They will:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Monetary_Theory<
Topic: Going to say the dreaded " cave " word
ChrisJC

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 05/03/2020 11:08:22   Subject: Going to say the dreaded
[quote="Wormster"]In Bridge cave main chamber (just before the sump) in the wall is a phreatic tube filled with loose fill and rocks that looks as if its heading into the sandbanks area of L.N.R.C. it
Topic: Going to say the dreaded " cave " word
ChrisJC

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 05/03/2020 07:07:30   Subject: Going to say the dreaded
[quote="Paul Marvin"]Yes we have been in Little Neath and loved it although the water was VERY high and LL one and Two,both through the hole in the wall and the Dive. Do you know anything about the ot
Topic: Going to say the dreaded " cave " word
ChrisJC

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 04/03/2020 18:13:00   Subject: Going to say the dreaded
You can try Daren Cilau if you are 'ard enough! Or Agen Allwedd.
If you can navigate the politics, Ogof Draenen.
Little Neath River Cave is one of my favourites, and the entrance will be ri
Topic: CATMHS - The Mine Explorer - 40 Years
ChrisJC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/03/2020 18:08:37   Subject: CATMHS - The Mine Explorer - 40 Years
The book is drawn from the newsletters over the course of the history of the society. References are in the text, and the newsletters (except the last 3 years worth) are freely downloadable from the C
Topic: CATMHS - The Mine Explorer - 40 Years
ChrisJC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/02/2020 12:11:48   Subject: CATMHS - The Mine Explorer - 40 Years
Nice. I hope you enjoy it!

Chris.
Topic: CATMHS - The Mine Explorer - 40 Years
ChrisJC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/02/2020 08:33:51   Subject: CATMHS - The Mine Explorer - 40 Years
All,
A few people have enquired after copies of the CATMHS journal "The Mine Explorer - Forty Years of Exploration, Research and Conservation".
CATMHS members received a free copy, but ther
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
ChrisJC

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/02/2020 20:52:35   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
[quote="royfellows"]You make a very good point.
I have often wondered why no 18650 Li Ion powered torches or cells anywhere except on the web?

Its mad.

Tony, my "Roy on torc
Topic: Drakelow Tours
ChrisJC

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/01/2020 21:39:15   Subject: Drakelow Tours
Thanks Mike - one to follow.

Chris.
Topic: Underground Mines and Caverns
ChrisJC

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 12/01/2020 17:40:55   Subject: Underground Mines and Caverns
There are plenty of stone quarries in the Bath / Box / Corsham area. A bit of googling / research, key words being Box, Ridge, Monks Park will give you an idea of what's about.

Getting acce
Topic: Mine Explorer Journal volume7 ?
ChrisJC

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 21/12/2019 13:23:04   Subject: Mine Explorer Journal volume7 ?
As I thought, there are a few spare which will be sold on a first come first served basis.

A payment of £12 via the CATMHS paypal payments page will get you on the list.

Note tha
Topic: Mine Explorer Journal volume7 ?
ChrisJC

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 19/12/2019 21:08:46   Subject: Mine Explorer Journal volume7 ?
They are nearly as rare as a Cwmystwyth padlock Roy. CATMHS printed about 30 spare; I am not sure what is going to happen to them.

Chris.
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
ChrisJC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2019 20:04:23   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
Were the vote to go in favour of CATMHS, I will ensure that the committee are abreast of the conversation.

Chris.
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
ChrisJC

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/12/2019 19:17:02   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
Were CATMHS to be a beneficiary, I imagine they would spend the money on something specific and relevant.

I would also add that CATMHS are in a sound financial position, so it might be wort
Topic: Cwmystwyth - Pugh's via Rosa
ChrisJC

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 03/12/2019 19:12:22   Subject: Cwmystwyth - Pugh's via Rosa
To be fair, it's all in a huge stope, so there will be other ways down.

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

Forum: North East England   Posted: 12/11/2019 19:29:17   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
Like Boulby - I believe the current owners didn't open it in the first place.

Chris.
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.
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