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Topic: Earthquake?
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/02/2018 14:39:29   Subject: Earthquake?
Just felt something that felt like a small earthquake. It occurred at 14.32 in Calstock, East Cornwall.

Did anyone else feel anything?
Topic: Experiences down the mine
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/02/2018 00:27:54   Subject: Experiences down the mine
This has amused me over the years; the late great Peter Cook

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofUZNynYXzM
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2018 17:49:56   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Hafod Las?
Topic: south caradon
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/01/2018 17:54:44   Subject: south caradon
The shaft was "backfilled" with old cars and corrugated iron. This ran in a couple of years ago. The shaft is open although it is very very dodgy, that said it has been descended at least once.
Topic: Nant Peris
Tamarmole

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/01/2018 10:16:03   Subject: Nant Peris
[quote="trebor"]The 'Snowdonia Society' are spitting feathers over these schemes, want people to politely write a letter objecting to these scemes.
http://snowdonia-society.org.uk/hydro-power-ima
Topic: Repurposing
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2018 14:01:01   Subject: Repurposing
[quote="legendrider"]Evil Genius' Lair (personal ambition)

MARK

PS, Wanted:
4x Electric Golf Carts
100x orange boiler suits
1x laser table with restraints
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
Tamarmole

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 05/01/2018 18:11:58   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
What you need is a Kinnear half plate bellows camera; if it was good enough for J.C. Burrow........
Topic: Denys Bradford Barton
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/01/2018 13:42:33   Subject: Denys Bradford Barton
[quote="Alec"]Without any doubt at all, DBB fired my own enthusiasm for exploring and investigating the then slightly more intact remains of industrial archaeology in East Cornwall and West Devon.
Topic: Denys Bradford Barton
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/01/2018 17:24:50   Subject: Denys Bradford Barton
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]Well Rick, we should all get in the studies library/record office and private archives ourselves.

I most certainly am/do![/quote]

:thumbsu
Topic: Denys Bradford Barton
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/01/2018 11:54:51   Subject: Denys Bradford Barton
Apparently much of Barton's research was done by H.L. Douch of the R.I.C.

I have real problem's with Barton's work. If you follow up his references (when he bothers to reference) more ofte
Topic: Hapoy new year!
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/01/2018 22:13:31   Subject: Hapoy new year!
[quote="Chalcocite"]Hope you washed yer hands afterwards after poking around in those labrynths. That arsenolite is just as deadly now as it was way back then.

:)[/quote]

Thanks
Topic: Hapoy new year!
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/01/2018 19:19:45   Subject: Hapoy new year!
[quote="Tamarmole"]
Thought for the year: Remember the exploration bit of mine exploration; don't be content to trudge up the same old adit time and time again, make it your new year's resolutio
Topic: Hapoy new year!
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/01/2018 09:37:45   Subject: Hapoy new year!
Hapoy (a Welsh term I assume? ;)) new year chaps and chapessess, may your beards grow ever longer.

Thought for the year: Remember the exploration bit of mine exploration; don't be content
Topic: Battery charging warning
Tamarmole

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/12/2017 23:36:37   Subject: Battery charging warning
[quote="RAMPAGE"]Even the Oldham T cells leaked sometimes.[/quote]

Gaffer tape over the vent holes.

I still use an Oldham T everyday at work. I will be sad when it dies as I do
Topic: Happy Christmas
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/12/2017 09:32:15   Subject: Happy Christmas
Happy Christmas from the Tamar Valley

So far this morning I've had my hand up a turkey's nether regions; the day can only get better from here :thumbsup:
Topic: CALENDAR - LAST CHANCE SALOON!!!
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/12/2017 23:21:08   Subject: CALENDAR - LAST CHANCE SALOON!!!
[quote="pwhole"]I heard today about a photographic calendar recently produced where the printers had inadvertently arranged the dates one day off what they actually are. But they've offered to replace
Topic: treskilling china clay works tip winder (photo)
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/12/2017 18:16:55   Subject: treskilling china clay works tip winder (photo)
[quote="hcd563"]I helped to dismantle the motion and take it to Morwellham prior to the main parts being lifted out and delivered. Was surprised how easily it came apart, we took the rods and eccentri
Topic: treskilling china clay works tip winder (photo)
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/12/2017 09:44:21   Subject: treskilling china clay works tip winder (photo)
[quote="Cornish Wanderer"]I know exactly where that winder was, I can clearly remember stopping there with my Dad, probably around the time that pic was taken. I can confirm that it’s definitely not t
Topic: Grey Gold /Greenside
Tamarmole

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/12/2017 22:24:19   Subject: Grey Gold /Greenside
[quote="D.Send"]Hi,
When I was six years old, I remember one day when our family all hid in the cupboard under the stairs, because of a leak that there was to be 'atomic testing' in the Excelsior
Topic: treskilling china clay works tip winder (photo)
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/12/2017 20:08:52   Subject: treskilling china clay works tip winder (photo)
Two different winders

I understand that the Castle - an - Dinas winder is the one on display at KEM and can be run up on air. Off the top of my head it came to KEM via Poldark and prior to
Topic: treskilling china clay works tip winder (photo)
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/12/2017 19:07:50   Subject: treskilling china clay works tip winder (photo)
It looks very very similar to one that ended up at Morwellham. Just before Morwellham went belly up in 2009 it was donated to King Edward Mine at Troon.
Topic: Calendar 2018 - Ready to Order
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2017 11:19:00   Subject: Calendar 2018 - Ready to Order
I've flagged the calendar up on UKcaving on their "Christmas presents for cavers" thread.

https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=22866.msg288502;topicseen#new
Topic: Grey Gold /Greenside
Tamarmole

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/12/2017 23:23:40   Subject: Grey Gold /Greenside
[quote="royfellows"]I think that the story of nuclear weapons being tested underground in either Excelsior or Greenside may come from the same shop as the steam locomotives in storage under Box Hill,
Topic: Grey Gold /Greenside
Tamarmole

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/12/2017 22:25:18   Subject: Grey Gold /Greenside
I must admit I am not convinced that anything was tested in Excelsior.

There are several uncompleted blast spheres, suggesting that work at Excelsior may have been abandoned before completi
Topic: Engine at New Quay - Tamar Valley
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/12/2017 20:27:18   Subject: Engine at New Quay - Tamar Valley
Still at Newquay. By the time I started working there in 1995 the engine had been moved from the lime kiln to just opposite the mine portal.

The consensus is that the engine is a Robey da
Topic: Calendar 2018 - Ready to Order
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/12/2017 16:57:38   Subject: Calendar 2018 - Ready to Order
[quote="Tamarmole"]Ordered[/quote]

Arrived :thumbsup::thumbsup:

Topic: Calendar 2018 - Ready to Order
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2017 22:02:45   Subject: Calendar 2018 - Ready to Order
Ordered
Topic: mines in nidderdale
Tamarmole

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 04/12/2017 18:06:52   Subject: mines in nidderdale
[quote="ALexploration"]Hi there, I know it's different for mines but I'm working towards my level 1 cave leader and honestly if it's a mine that's tall enough for a 6ft + bloke to walk through I'll ch
Topic: Tailings dam spills 3 million gallons.
Tamarmole

Forum: North America   Posted: 04/12/2017 12:55:34   Subject: Tailings dam spills 3 million gallons.
[quote="RAMPAGE"]
Plugging an adit will mean that water backs up behind it until it reaches the next free-draining horizon.

Digging the plug out whilst the water is behind it will resu
Topic: mines in nidderdale
Tamarmole

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 04/12/2017 12:47:06   Subject: mines in nidderdale
Hi, welcome to aditnow.

Given that you haven't received any replies to your post you might think us a little unfriendly. We do tend to be a little wary of people asking for details of mine
Topic: Britsh Mining New Books
Tamarmole

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 01/12/2017 13:13:39   Subject: Britsh Mining New Books
Good to see Ali Neill's William & Mary article has made the light of day.

Ali was putting the finishing touches to it just before he died. At the time he was too ill to get out on site s
Topic: 2018 Calendar - beneficiaries
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/11/2017 12:29:14   Subject: 2018 Calendar - beneficiaries
Sounds like a plan :thumbsup:
Topic: 2018 Calendar - beneficiaries
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/11/2017 18:09:46   Subject: 2018 Calendar - beneficiaries
[quote="SimonRL"]OK, it's been decided :) This year's beneficiaries will be:

Cambrian Mines Trust - this was already decided

South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team - one of two that
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd damaged aids
Tamarmole

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/11/2017 23:28:27   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd damaged aids
This may be a daft question by why have in situ ropes at all?

(a) If people had to rig the pitches themselves it would possibly cut down traffic on the CRT, particularly less experienced p
Topic: Grey Gold /Greenside
Tamarmole

Forum: North West England   Posted: 21/11/2017 21:42:10   Subject: Grey Gold /Greenside
[quote="Bill L"]Interesting. I remember many years ago being told that nuclear weapons had been tested In Greenside and that it was best avoided.Now I understand! We still went in - a good jaunt. :
Topic: Grey Gold /Greenside
Tamarmole

Forum: North West England   Posted: 21/11/2017 15:14:16   Subject: Grey Gold /Greenside
[quote="TheBogieman"]If you Google Op Orph you'll find a lot more info, Rick - both about Greenside and the Kit Hill work.[/quote]

Already done. I found the Grey Gold material reproduced o
Topic: Grey Gold /Greenside
Tamarmole

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/11/2017 22:05:39   Subject: Grey Gold /Greenside
Cheers
Topic: Grey Gold /Greenside
Tamarmole

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/11/2017 19:19:52   Subject: Grey Gold /Greenside
Could some kind soul with a copy of Samuel Murphy's Greenside book tell me the page numbers which cover Operation Orpheus.

Cheers
Topic: Outsiders first post - a little help please
Tamarmole

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/11/2017 08:32:54   Subject: Outsiders first post - a little help please
[quote="robnorthwales"][quote="CGillott"]I’ll definitely take a look through the posts, yeah think I seen a one for grovesrake mine. IR is an invisible light we can’t see with our own eyes, how effect
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
Tamarmole

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 13/11/2017 08:20:02   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
Very nicely done :thumbsup:
Topic: Tavistock Canal Book
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/11/2017 16:51:23   Subject: Tavistock Canal Book
Just back from the book launch. Very successful event. The book itself exceeds expectations, it is really superb.
Topic: Tavistock Canal Book
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/11/2017 19:43:27   Subject: Tavistock Canal Book
Just a reminder that Robert Waterhouse's long awaited book on the Tavistock Canal is being launched at Tavistock Museum this Saturday.
Topic: Tresavean Mines
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/11/2017 11:48:51   Subject: Tresavean Mines
[quote="Kindybowers"]I am searching for a specific Tresavean Mine in Gwennap. It may be no longer in existence. In January 1845, my 3rd Great-Grandfather was killed in the mine. His name was Benn
Topic: Thanks from Devon CRO
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/10/2017 21:39:09   Subject: Thanks from Devon CRO
Just to let you know that Devon Cave Rescue Organisation have recently spent their share of the 2017 calendar money on a dedicated set of hardware for our Larkin frame.

On behalf of DCRO I'
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/10/2017 20:50:30   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
A small child told me this today:

Q: Why did Tigger look down the toilet?

A: He was looking for Poo(h)!

Topic: Calendar 2018 - preview
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/10/2017 18:43:28   Subject: Calendar 2018 - preview
Proper job :thumbsup:
Topic: any ideas ? (photo)
Tamarmole

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/10/2017 08:21:16   Subject: any ideas ? (photo)
yup, certainly looks like that to me.
Topic: Aged Members
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2017 17:46:51   Subject: Aged Members
[quote="Jim MacPherson"][quote="ttxela"][quote="Tamarmole"]A friend of mine announced his retirement from active underground exploration at the age of 79. A few months later he celebrated his 80th bi
Topic: Aged Members
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2017 08:27:25   Subject: Aged Members
A friend of mine announced his retirement from active underground exploration at the age of 79. A few months later he celebrated his 80th birthday with a winch trip down Gapping Gill Main shaft!
Topic: Excelsior tunnel
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/10/2017 17:46:35   Subject: Excelsior tunnel
I took a nosey at it a couple of years ago - its not open.
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