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Topic: JH mine
AR

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 30/03/2020 20:58:41   Subject: JH mine
The best general book is "Castleton Mines" by Jim Rieuwerts and Phil Wolstenholme - just checked Moore Books and it doesn't look like Mike has any in stock but you may still be able to get one direct
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
AR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/03/2020 21:04:02   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Here's the Silver Eye gnome...

[photo]120026[/photo]
Topic: Nuggets!
AR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2020 20:09:42   Subject: Nuggets!
WTF??? I thought it was bad enough the number of people who've driven out to the Peak Disrict to go for a walk, or bikers who think it's still OK to do the circuits round here.

It's not jus
Topic: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
AR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2020 19:55:53   Subject: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
:thumbsup:
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
AR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 20:39:46   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
[quote="TheCret!n"]

I found an almost complete skeleton of a cow once. That was in a cave though. The unfortunate animal had obviously fallen in. It wasn’t pleasant...

Leif.[/quo
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
AR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 17:21:29   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
An otter while on an inspection visit up Yatestoop Sough; the damn thing swam between my legs and gave me one hell of a shock, then I thought about how sharp their teeth are and how close those teeth
Topic: Lead mine Longstone Moor Derbyshire
AR

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/03/2020 07:12:13   Subject: Lead mine Longstone Moor Derbyshire
Thanks for reminding me Phil, the late Dave Williams OCR'd it and I've got a copy somewhere - I'll dig it out and put it into my personal docs to share it.

Edit - here you go: https://www.a
Topic: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
AR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/03/2020 17:34:19   Subject: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
Hope you do manage to get up and running again once this is all over Rick.
Topic: Lead mine Longstone Moor Derbyshire
AR

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/03/2020 20:55:17   Subject: Lead mine Longstone Moor Derbyshire
Although this doesn't include Cackle Mackle, it covers some of the other sites in the area - https://pdmhs.co.uk/MiningHistory/Bulletin%207-2%20-%20The%20Caves,%20Mines%20and%20Soughs%20of%20the%20War
Topic: Lead mine Longstone Moor Derbyshire
AR

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/03/2020 17:09:40   Subject: Lead mine Longstone Moor Derbyshire
Yes, that's Cackle Mackle Mine with its well-preserved horse gin track. I can't remember offhand what published material there is relating to it but I'll have a dig around and see what I can find, the
Topic: Open cast copper mining
AR

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 13/03/2020 20:52:10   Subject: Open cast copper mining
For some reading on early mining and smelting, I'd suggest the works of R.F.Tylecote. As for examples of an early copper mine, there's Engine Vein at Alderley Edge, Great Orme, and the Copa Hill worki
Topic: CATMHS - The Mine Explorer - 40 Years
AR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/02/2020 22:07:46   Subject: CATMHS - The Mine Explorer - 40 Years
Ordered one too, and looking forward to receiving it!:thumbsup:
Topic: Development of spades - a question
AR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/02/2020 08:57:05   Subject: Development of spades - a question
The mining tools in Sheffield Museum came from Odin Mine (saw the curator at a meeting last night and asked about them) so like the Hucklow example of a wooden shovel, they're probably of 17th century
Topic: Development of spades - a question
AR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/02/2020 20:37:39   Subject: Development of spades - a question
There's one of probable 17th century date was found in a lead mine near Great Hucklow in the 19th century IIRC, and I've a feeling it ended up in Sheffield City Museum.

My best guess is th
Topic: New group in the Southern Uplands
AR

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 11/02/2020 20:53:35   Subject: New group in the Southern Uplands
Good luck with getting it going, hope you'll join NAMHO once you're up and running.
Topic: Cromford Moor Sough
AR

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/02/2020 11:39:49   Subject: Cromford Moor Sough
We'll just have to wait now and see whether the buyer responds. If so, and people do want to donate it will need to be to Buxton Museum, not to PDMHS.
Topic: Cromford Moor Sough
AR

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 10/02/2020 21:56:31   Subject: Cromford Moor Sough
It'll be covered in the next newsletter whichever way it goes, though if the buyer does prove willing to sell it to Buxton Museum I'll be posting the news here.
Topic: Cromford Moor Sough
AR

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 10/02/2020 09:06:24   Subject: Cromford Moor Sough
We're having one last roll of the dice; the glass was one of a lot of five and some of the others were top-notch wine glasses so it may be that the buyer was more interested in them. Our secretary has
Topic: Cromford Moor Sough
AR

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 09/02/2020 16:23:53   Subject: Cromford Moor Sough
PDMHS were originally intending to bid on this, with the offer of donations from a number of members but on finding out Buxton Museum were bidding we decided to put the pledged donations (with the con
Topic: Cromford Moor Sough
AR

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 30/01/2020 17:02:08   Subject: Cromford Moor Sough
Thanks for posting that link, I've passed it on to my fellow members of PDMHS council and asked whether we want to try and acquire it for the Mining Museum.
Topic: Mine Explorer Journal volume7 ?
AR

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 20/12/2019 14:48:30   Subject: Mine Explorer Journal volume7 ?
If there is enough interest, it might be worth CATHMS doing a limited-run reprint (easy enough with modern digital printing) - PDMHS recently did this with the latest edition of Mining History due to
Topic: Mine map drawing/cartography
AR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/12/2019 20:23:47   Subject: Mine map drawing/cartography
[quote="ttxela"]Is anyone still using pencil paper and drawing board? I've not surveyed a mine before but I still draw plans with a pencil at work.....[/quote]

For preference, I still draw
Topic: Ancient Egyptian drill holes question
AR

Forum: South Africa   Posted: 29/11/2019 20:56:37   Subject: Ancient Egyptian drill holes question
[quote="RJV"]I actually quite enjoyed that thread on the Skeptics forum. I've never heard the term Woo before. :)[/quote]
Going even further off topic (sorry folks!), you might like some of the s
Topic: Ancient Egyptian drill holes question
AR

Forum: South Africa   Posted: 28/11/2019 16:28:09   Subject: Ancient Egyptian drill holes question
[quote="r1xlx"]it is only a strange theory to fools who think themselves evolved from monkeys.
get a bag of monkey nuts and go swing through the trees.
[/quote]

No thank you, my a
Topic: The Derbyshire Caver, Issue 152
AR

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/11/2019 15:48:10   Subject: The Derbyshire Caver, Issue 152
Nitrobenzene's one I used to like (smells of marzipan) but rather carcinogenic, or so I now understand!:o
Topic: The Derbyshire Caver, Issue 152
AR

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/11/2019 13:01:50   Subject: The Derbyshire Caver, Issue 152
...and subterranean solvent abuse by yours truly!:lol:
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
AR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2019 16:11:04   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
Yes, but Caphouse is still actively ventilating its workings as would happen when it was in production. If they stopped doing that, it would no longer be safe to visit....
Topic: Steel cables in Moss head, Coniston
AR

Forum: North West England   Posted: 19/11/2019 16:18:41   Subject: Steel cables in Moss head, Coniston
Carting large drums would be my guess, but using a [u]lot[/u] of horses. For comparison Pete, the main beam for the 70" pumping engine at Magpie was carted there from Calver Sough, using around 40 hor
Topic: Cromford Canal
AR

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/11/2019 20:45:51   Subject: Cromford Canal
It's rained or snowed most of the day here so Matlock will likely flood again tomorrow. ;( If things stay dry-ish then water levels should have dropped by Saturday and the canal towpath is a few metre
Topic: Mine at 069 682
AR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/11/2019 20:48:09   Subject: Mine at 069 682
SK, and just to the south of Buxton. I'm not sure about the gas shell story but the site was defintely used as a mortar test firing range during WW1. It falls within Hartington Liberty, the recorded h
Topic: Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
AR

Forum: North West England   Posted: 06/11/2019 20:40:42   Subject: Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
Best way to get the yoghurt-weavers to shut up is to point out that the best way to get loads more carbon-free energy would be a major expansion at Sellafield....
Topic: Ugly house
AR

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/10/2019 09:04:18   Subject: Ugly house
[quote="Jim MacPherson"][quote="Bill L"]I remember being told - I think- that there was some archaic legislation saying that on land without legal tenure a dwelling house built during one day (until t
Topic: MIDDLE PEAK QUARRY Nr Wirksworth Derbyshire
AR

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 23/10/2019 20:20:14   Subject: MIDDLE PEAK QUARRY Nr Wirksworth Derbyshire
Tarmac own the quarry, so you'd need to contact their regional office.
Topic: Website advice
AR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/10/2019 21:02:42   Subject: Website advice
Notepad++ is the mutt's nuts for poking around at code, especially if you've got the formatting/validation plugins for whatever language you're working in installed though the default bracket matcher
Topic: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
AR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2019 21:21:41   Subject: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
I think we need to cook up some 24-carat BS about how there's masses of lithium just waiting to be got in the Peak District, float shares in a company to work it, then do the Bilko classic and sell a
Topic: Gear review: Camp Turbochest
AR

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 04/10/2019 12:23:19   Subject: Gear review: Camp Turbochest
I recall someone (Shotlighter IIRC) relating the tale of someone in their club who WD40'd their Stop. I think you can guess what the next descent they made was like, and the state of their underwear a
Topic: Cwmystwyth Book
AR

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 30/09/2019 22:02:11   Subject: Cwmystwyth Book
Buy now while stocks last....:lol:
Topic: Cwmystwyth Book
AR

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/09/2019 14:57:18   Subject: Cwmystwyth Book
Next-day delivery for my copy too, thank you Mike for your usual excellent service and hope you have plenty of customers at Hidden Earth!
Topic: Cwmystwyth Book
AR

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 27/09/2019 09:30:18   Subject: Cwmystwyth Book
Ordered one too!:thumbsup:
Topic: Stanley Kilbourne Colliery
AR

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/09/2019 11:45:14   Subject: Stanley Kilbourne Colliery
I'm not sure what was being shifted to where in relation to the pumping, but I've a vague recollection of seeing a plan showing the various sites in the Derbyshire coalfield and there were sub-station
Topic: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
AR

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/09/2019 09:19:15   Subject: Coalcleugh level 1990s (photo)
Yes, you want the small smoke pellets or matches, or something like a joss stick? Pwhole and I had an "interesting" experience several years ago where we tried to check airflows using something that g
Topic: Stanley Kilbourne Colliery
AR

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 17/09/2019 22:50:55   Subject: Stanley Kilbourne Colliery
That sounds like a sough or a pumpway is still doing its job! It's entirely possible that the mine was later used as a pump station, several worked-out mines were still drained where they were strateg
Topic: Stanley Kilbourne Colliery
AR

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/09/2019 21:09:55   Subject: Stanley Kilbourne Colliery
Hi, looking at 25" ordnance survey maps on the NLS (https://maps.nls.uk/geo/find/#zoom=14&lat=52.9578&lon=-1.3604&layers=101&b=1&point=52.9591,-1.3577) it shows a shaft on Stanley Kilbourne Colliery,
Topic: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
AR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/09/2019 21:12:58   Subject: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
I recall seeing some too, though I think they were of the display at Earby. They weren't particularly gruesome, or not to my mind at any rate but then I did do an archaeology degree which included hum
Topic: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
AR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/09/2019 09:05:45   Subject: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
Aaargh, I'm going to have "sheep, sheep, everywhere" running through my head all day now....:curse:
Topic: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
AR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/09/2019 20:40:27   Subject: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
I used to live in Crosshills before I moved down to the Peak but wasn't aware of any local groups engaged in mine exploration at that time. Mike Gill might be able to shed more light on this.
Topic: Deep shaft required
AR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/08/2019 14:14:22   Subject: Deep shaft required
Wow - that's an urbexer's wet dream of a place....
Topic: Calamine Mining in the 16thC
AR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/08/2019 08:28:52   Subject: Calamine Mining in the 16thC
For that period, Alston/Nenthead was effectively in the middle of a war zone so I doubt there was any mining taking place at that time - there was a good reason the Hochsetters had their base of opera
Topic: Southwest copper and tin
AR

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 08/08/2019 08:57:55   Subject: Southwest copper and tin
I've got a dim recollection of reading somewhere the suggestion that to make bronze, cassiterite was mixed with already smelted copper and then heated up, rather like the way brass is made. I could of
Topic: Damage from the floods
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Forum: North East England   Posted: 03/08/2019 09:31:18   Subject: Damage from the floods
My wife's just drawn my attention to something on Facebook about the flood damage in the dales, Grinton smelt mill was affected. The main structure has survived with nothing worse than inwash of debri
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