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Topic: Brookmans Limestone Mine Info
Dr J

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/09/2020 14:47:17   Subject: Brookmans Limestone Mine Info
[quote="Paul Marvin"]Just looking at this guys and thought it looks a good trip, we are down in Sth Wales in a few weeks and wonder if anybody would have the time to introduce us to the place OR is it
Topic: Scottish Limestone Mines
Dr J

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 30/06/2020 22:41:40   Subject: Scottish Limestone Mines
[quote="Jemstone"]Hi Is it possible to get information on the limestone mines beneath the Gilmerton, Craigour and Mordun areas. Is it possible to visit these or what kind of info can one obtain. Ma
Topic: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
Dr J

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/06/2020 18:20:41   Subject: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
[quote="Chrissie4224"]They wear the appropriate clothing and footwear[/quote]

Sorry, too busy laughing! :lol:

No, they don't, at all, ever.. For a start, never ever seen them wit
Topic: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)crabb winch
Dr J

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/06/2020 00:04:10   Subject: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)crabb winch
[quote="Wormster"]Interesting one Roy, I'd always invisiged it the other way round: that the crab winch hauled the blocks out of the heading for the cranes to load into the waggons. Don't forget that
Topic: Covid - 19 and Mining
Dr J

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/06/2020 21:45:09   Subject: Covid - 19 and Mining
Think more in context of active mining sites - concentrations of workers, shared facilities - canteens, locker rooms etc... So, literally the worst (well, best) conditions for spread of virus :blink:
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
Dr J

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/05/2020 20:21:19   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
[quote="sinker"]:(

I suspect two issues here;

1. Someone specifically taken against "English visitors" coming to Wales whilst [u]we are still in lockdown.[/u]

2. Someo
Topic: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
Dr J

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/01/2020 22:09:49   Subject: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
[quote="alex17595"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8o9EUxNa5o


It's very suprising they haven't found out where it is really.[/quote]

They know very well where it is...few
Topic: Visiting Wiltshire this weekend
Dr J

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/01/2020 14:45:11   Subject: Visiting Wiltshire this weekend
Simple answer, is no... For whatever reasons, generally idiots and fu£kwittery, internet exposure and the like, all good stuff that Wiltshire once had to offer, is off the list.

You've alr
Topic: Ancient Egyptian drill holes question
Dr J

Forum: South Africa   Posted: 29/11/2019 09:25:07   Subject: Ancient Egyptian drill holes question
[quote="legendrider"]perhaps a moderator might lock or remove this thread?

MARK[/quote]

I'd vote remove, just drivel and craziness :thumbdown:
Topic: Southern England Mines
Dr J

Forum: South East England   Posted: 13/06/2019 09:33:28   Subject: Southern England Mines
Sorry to be breaking it to you, but you're moving to one of the areas furthest from any significant mining, least of all stuff that you can actually get underground ;(

Nearest stuff will be
Topic: Cumbria
Dr J

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/06/2019 13:34:03   Subject: Cumbria
Unless its been dug out, the No 3 level is buried under tons of debris from the floods and severe weather event that hit several years back.. :(

Likewise, fall on the High Force cross-cut s
Topic: Moel Fferna wagon.
Dr J

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/05/2019 09:19:59   Subject: Moel Fferna wagon.
[quote="sinker"]Dr J took some photos of the upturned wagon on Sunday. It is in very good condition and looks suspiciously like the same one >:([/quote]

Those pair of wagons that I was phot
Topic: Number of working underground mines in the UK
Dr J

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2018 19:01:09   Subject: Number of working underground mines in the UK
I was going purely on locations where resource being physically extracted/excavated, and removed as product, so not water. By same definition nor would mines under care and maintenance, as otherwise f
Topic: Number of working underground mines in the UK
Dr J

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2018 11:31:00   Subject: Number of working underground mines in the UK
Steering back on topic :tongue: answer probably best if listed, so, to start (ignoring tourist mines and purely as sites where resource being physically extracted):

Milldam Fluorspar
Topic: Tywarnhayle area.
Dr J

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/10/2018 18:54:19   Subject: Tywarnhayle area.
[quote="royfellows"]and all enjoy it while you can before it gets sealed up after it being plastered all over the Internet.[/quote]

Exactly :confused:
Topic: Cwmystwyth on Youtube
Dr J

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 03/08/2018 21:21:45   Subject: Cwmystwyth on Youtube
Guide is known, and RF/CWT the mine owners are aware..
Topic: Cwmystwyth on Youtube
Dr J

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 03/08/2018 20:20:24   Subject: Cwmystwyth on Youtube
[quote="rufenig"]Just seen this!
What a bunch of fecking muppets!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFy-Tia5_oc

:guns:
[/quote]

That's putting it mildly! Watch
Topic: Calendar 2019 - Call for Photographs
Dr J

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/07/2018 09:36:45   Subject: Calendar 2019 - Call for Photographs
Happy to contribute this year-as it's been a while since last did :thumbup: Will dig out some good shots...maybe some of the stuff just taken from my marathon mine ex trip in deepest Wales ;D

Topic: Thursday Nighters - 26th of July
Dr J

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/07/2018 11:59:25   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 26th of July
Top evening ;D Great to spend time with the Thursday Nighter crew..and cool down! :tongue:

Thanks for the warm hospitality shown to this visitor..and the help in getting across *that* trave
Topic: Hi from Sweden!
Dr J

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/05/2018 09:40:24   Subject: Hi from Sweden!
[quote="RAMPAGE"]I would love to see some of the iron mines in Sweden! I hear they are very impressive.[/quote]

They truly are! As too the gold mines, copper mines and various other *big* h
Topic: Go Below at Wrexham
Dr J

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/04/2018 15:17:08   Subject: Go Below at Wrexham
Or, 'Go Over'!
Topic: Go Below at Wrexham
Dr J

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/04/2018 15:16:11   Subject: Go Below at Wrexham
Surely, as its a zip-wire, it should be 'Go Across'?!!:tongue:
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Dr J

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2018 09:19:06   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
[quote="Heb"]Coniston, Old Engine Shaft?
[/quote]

:thumbsup: Indeed...all 1000ft+ of it

Over to you good sir
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Dr J

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/02/2018 22:39:36   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Ok, well...here goes, not the best quality photo (early days of my mine ex wanderings) and I'm sure not too challenging but, hopefully keeps the game going for little while :thumbup:

[link]
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Dr J

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/02/2018 20:39:20   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Chilmark?

Not that I've been there...
Topic: Calendar 2018 - Ready to Order
Dr J

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/12/2017 23:51:23   Subject: Calendar 2018 - Ready to Order
[quote="SimonRL"]Down to 39 :thumbup:

Or 39 left :thumbdown:

Depending on whether you're a half full or half empty person ;)[/quote]

Now 37 ;D

Massive thank
Topic: South Crofty - Latest?
Dr J

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/09/2017 23:03:34   Subject: South Crofty - Latest?
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]Looks very very very real. Probably real enough to get people to stump up for the next 1000000km of diamond drilling
[/quote]

:lol:

An
Topic: 2018 Calendar - we need your help!
Dr J

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2017 20:43:57   Subject: 2018 Calendar - we need your help!
Will have a trawl through, and send across some stuff over the weekend mate... Got a few working shots that might look ok-nice bit of modern mine porn! :tongue:
Topic: Thursday Nighters 13th July
Dr J

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/07/2017 18:24:48   Subject: Thursday Nighters 13th July
[quote="RAMPAGE"]
I'll get some pics of that gold plated signed keldrill prototype that we'll most probably find tonight, propped up against the steam loco parked at the top of the pristine four
Topic: Box Jacks entrance
Dr J

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/07/2017 17:38:17   Subject: Box Jacks entrance
[quote="ttxela"]Is the plan to bar all access? :([/quote]

No access whatsoever - none of the grills have gates, just cold, hard steel.

As of today, Box is sealed ;(
Topic: Interesting historical mining site
Dr J

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/04/2017 21:38:21   Subject: Interesting historical mining site
[quote="John Lawson"]I think Jimbo, whilst he has a point, it does not seem to me that wholesale stripping of artefacts, is encouraged, by the site's owner.
It appears to me the site owner is pr
Topic: Slate mine reopening
Dr J

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/01/2017 01:51:15   Subject: Slate mine reopening
Hasn't been entirely smooth sailing though...

http://www.hse.gov.uk/notices/notices/Notice_details.asp?SF=CN&SV=307364064

Really pretty glaring oversight...given the adit entranc
Topic: Top ten mines in north and mid Wales
Dr J

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/12/2016 22:40:41   Subject: Top ten mines in north and mid Wales
[quote="John.Daley"]Had a couple more questions too if thats ok should have joined this forum years ago got a friend who is a member apparently there is a really good through trip which requires infla
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
Dr J

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/11/2016 05:08:22   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
Wading in, sorry..but everything that has happened can be traced back to Brian, you can argue otherwise but it started with him, only with him can it ever end-campaigns of naming and shaming, witch-hu
Topic: F58 mine, Derbyshire - Query?
Dr J

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/11/2016 17:31:05   Subject: F58 mine, Derbyshire - Query?
Can't be Essex, as the only mining in the county was for chalk and sand, all carried out above the water-table, so nothing left to be flooded.

This is Surrey hearthstone stuff, for sure-wh
Topic: Cults Limestone Mine - Cupar
Dr J

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 31/10/2016 22:44:27   Subject: Cults Limestone Mine - Cupar
[quote="RichardB"]Another rescue tonight. I think it'll get blocked off now.[/quote]

Yup, that'll do it...another to add to the ever increasing list of sites lost in last few years ;(
Topic: Live Gold ......
Dr J

Forum: Europe   Posted: 02/10/2016 19:23:30   Subject: Live Gold ......
[quote="Digit"]And now the answer (maybe)[/quote]

Answer - nothing! No train, no tunnel...

There *were* clues!

1 - Original GPR and geophysics images...hilarious! Det
Topic: Pokemon in Box Mine?
Dr J

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/07/2016 21:54:55   Subject: Pokemon in Box Mine?
[quote="gNick"]That said, am currently on Mull and have completely failed to see any, or at least not yet...[/quote]

Give it time..!
Topic: Best 'easy' mines in Wales? :-)
Dr J

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 27/07/2016 21:52:58   Subject: Best 'easy' mines in Wales? :-)
[quote="dstart"]

When you say there are lots on the website, is there a particular way to search for mines not needing ropes (don't mind getting wet, so much)?

[/quote]

Topic: Honister Slate Mine
Dr J

Forum: North West England   Posted: 17/07/2016 18:50:13   Subject: Honister Slate Mine
Short answer...no. The active, working parts are off-limits, for obvious reasons, and the lower, older stuff is also owned by the Company, publicly accessible only via their tours..

Not aw
Topic: Pokemon in Box Mine?
Dr J

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/07/2016 19:02:47   Subject: pokemon in bath?
[quote="Tamarmole"]On a serious note I wonder what impact this will have on access to Box.[/quote]

Nothing good, at a time when there has already been too much bad attention, other idiots h
Topic: Conglog Slate Mine
Dr J

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 18/03/2016 16:40:34   Subject: Conglog Slate Mine
[quote="Harvey"]JohnnearCfon,
Yes indeed! I saw the sheaf wheel lying down (not me !)
and the large gear wheel in the last chamber[/quote]

That'll be the Floor 9 incline-head the
Topic: Conglog Slate Mine
Dr J

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 16/03/2016 14:03:14   Subject: Conglog Slate Mine
This is what you should be seeing - view looking back to the entrance of the chamber...

[link]98234[linkphoto]98234[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Conglog Slate Mine
Dr J

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 16/03/2016 13:59:05   Subject: Conglog Slate Mine
[quote="ChrisJC"][quote="Harvey"]Hi, I was in there recently.
It's a long drive into the hill with several chambers
leading off but the trucks that are supposed to be in there
were no
Topic: Box quarry (album)
Dr J

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/03/2016 13:49:14   Subject: Box quarry (album)
Very very much not! Wrong mineral worked, wrong region, county... Box be limestone and in Wiltshire!

::)
Topic: Underground vandal at work.
Dr J

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/03/2016 17:42:37   Subject: Underground vandal at work.
[/quote]Has anyone identified the mine yet, it didn't look too far from an entrance - green stuff growing on the walls?[quote]

My suspicions would be one of the iron mines (more trials) aro
Topic: Underground vandal at work.
Dr J

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/03/2016 15:02:44   Subject: Underground vandal at work.
Given that one of his profile pics appears to be him in a fast jet (Typhoon by the looks of it), looking like he's to be a pilot in RAF! :blink:

...which raises a whole load more concerns..
Topic: Daily Wail article
Dr J

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 24/02/2016 09:22:52   Subject: Daily Wail article
You forgot that lovely factual source, the Sun...

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/6942914/Mountain-of-100-vintage-cars-discovered-in-200ft-deep-cave.html

He certainly w
Topic: . Writing in British newspaper The Sunday Times in his first media comments since his departure, Moyes say
Dr J

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/01/2016 02:18:08   Subject: . Writing in British newspaper The Sunday Times in his first media comments since his departure, Moyes say
T-W-A-T.

:thumbdown::thumbdown:

:ban:
Topic: Calendar 2016 - Here it is :)
Dr J

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/11/2015 19:38:44   Subject: Calendar 2016 - Here it is :)
My usual 4 ordered! :thumbsup:
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