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Topic: Cromford Canal
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Topic: Calamine Mining in the 16thC
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/07/2019 09:03:29   Subject: Calamine Mining in the 16thC
There may have been some working in the Peak too, but documentary records of calamine working, particularly early on, are scanty. The majority of production would probably have been from picking throu
Topic: Ludwell Mine level, near Hartington
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Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/07/2019 21:24:59   Subject: Ludwell Mine level, near Hartington
Buying land in the Peak with the intention of mining lead would be a bit pointless - the mineral rights for lead are mostly with the duchies of Lancashire, Devonshire, and Rutland. Apart from that, th
Topic: Newbie saying hello. Cumbria, Lake District
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Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/07/2019 13:09:05   Subject: Newbie saying hello. Cumbria, Lake District
Welcome Rob, the people to talk to about mine exploration in Cumbria are CATMHS - there are several members active on AN so I'm sure one of them can give you contact details.
Topic: Ludwell Mine level, near Hartington
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Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/07/2019 21:29:09   Subject: Ludwell Mine level, near Hartington
I informed DCA about this one a few months back and suggested they get in touch with Len Kirkham.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
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Forum: Events   Posted: 09/07/2019 08:52:38   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Apologies for my non-appearance on Sunday, this was due to having had a wisdom tooth out earlier in the week then got an infection. I went back to the dental hospital yesterday and they've hopefully s
Topic: Sherburn No.2 mine abandonment
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/07/2019 20:15:22   Subject: Sherburn No.2 mine abandonment
Copy, paste, email to Steve Thompson for inclusion in the October PDMHS newsletter.... Job done!
Topic: Williams Shaft, Dolcoath
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/06/2019 15:41:01   Subject: Williams Shaft, Dolcoath
[quote="Boy Engineer"][quote]Might have to do the "Harry Parker" technique with a lighted newspaper[/quote]

I'll preface this comment by noting that times change and one did stuff once that
Topic: Wheal Grenville - Fortescue's shaft 1976
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/06/2019 21:05:52   Subject: Wheal Grenville - Fortescue's shaft 1976
I believe Dutchman Level at Ecton is still supplying the houses below.
Topic: Ecton ~ UNEXMiN
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/05/2019 08:51:33   Subject: Ecton ~ UNEXMiN
I'm seeing JB next Thursday so I'll see if I can get a bit more detail out of him on what they've seen down there.
Topic: Midlands accessible mines
AR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/05/2019 21:42:57   Subject: Midlands accessible mines
[quote="Caever"]
Alderley Edge, Copper Mines - Trips are led by the Derbyshire Caving Club, they are generally quite happy to do evening trips if you contact them.

Ecton Copper Mines
Topic: South Cardiganshire Mining Club
AR

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/05/2019 15:20:09   Subject: South Cardiganshire Mining Club
Have you tried the British Caving Library? Although the collection isn't comprehensive, they do try to keep copies of all UK club publications, either email them or post on UK Caving and either Jenny
Topic: Sad news
AR

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/05/2019 21:05:40   Subject: Sad news
That's really sad news, my thoughts are with Ian.
Topic: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
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Forum: Midlands   Posted: 09/05/2019 10:06:52   Subject: Mandale Mine - Lathkill Dale
I'll try and call by as well, though I'll probably be on tow from a hyperactive terrier. mae - got some copies of old Op Mole documents for you.
Topic: Midlands accessible mines
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/05/2019 20:55:45   Subject: Midlands accessible mines
There's a lot of accessible mines in the Peak, but if you don't do SRT it does cut your options down quite a bit, particularly in the northern parts.
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
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Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 24/04/2019 21:39:28   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="droid"]Welding gates shut when they're inside?

Captive audience then....:lol:[/quote]

That would be a hell of a shock, not that an upright and responsible member of the c
Topic: Holme Bank/Holme Hall Mine
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Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 18/04/2019 09:00:16   Subject: Holme Bank/Holme Hall Mine
There are several easily accessible mines a few miles away around Matlock Bath and Cromford, principally Devonshire and Wapping/Cumberland.

I only live ten minutes drive from Bakewell so i
Topic: Easter visit to St Francis level
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Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/04/2019 21:08:19   Subject: Easter visit to St Francis level
[quote="Pete Monkhouse"]I'm very tempted. A canary and a candle would be quite cool to take down a mine. Bit I still think calibrating both against an oxygen meter is a cunning plan.....[/quote]
Topic: Easter visit to St Francis level
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Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/04/2019 20:52:46   Subject: Easter visit to St Francis level
I have to confess to having looked at the title of this thread and wondering "when was he canonized?"....

As has been said, a proper oxygen meter is your best bet if there are any concerns,
Topic: Red Soil Mine, Derbyshire
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/03/2019 07:10:18   Subject: Red Soil Mine, Derbyshire
Thanks for posting that, it relates to the "Magpie Murders" where three miners in Redsoil mine were overcome by fumes from the fires lit by Magpie miners after the two mines broke through into each ot
Topic: Hendr Spa Mine Video
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/03/2019 20:51:58   Subject: Hendr Spa Mine Video
From what I understand, they're around SK375217 between Calke and Staunton Harold in a limestone outlier. The lakes there are flooded quarries but there were underground galleries and the lead veins w
Topic: The Grassington Mines Appreciation Group
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/03/2019 20:47:32   Subject: The Grassington Mines Appreciation Group
Probably when Grimwith reservoir was built I'd guess, and YW will have inherited them from Bradford Corporation.
Topic: Hendr Spa Mine Video
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/03/2019 21:52:54   Subject: Hendr Spa Mine Video
Going way off topic and into a different region Paul, but do you know whether anyone's ever tried diving Earl Ferrers Mine at Staunton Harold?
Topic: The Grassington Mines Appreciation Group
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/03/2019 21:02:15   Subject: The Grassington Mines Appreciation Group
As far as I was aware, the Grassington mineral rights were still in the hands of the Chatsworth trustees. However, I don't think Hebden liberty was ever in the possession of the Dukes of Devonshire so
Topic: The Grassington Mines Appreciation Group
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/03/2019 20:25:55   Subject: The Grassington Mines Appreciation Group
I've a recollection of having a chat with someone (possibly Mike Gill) about the deep level - it does still go quite a way apparently, but Yorkshire Water ain't keen on people visiting!
Topic: Beldi Hill Lead Mine (mine)
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Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/03/2019 08:38:16   Subject: Beldi Hill Lead Mine (mine)
Just bumping this one back up as no-one's responded, anyone who knows the area well care to comment?
Topic: Woolley Colliery
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/03/2019 12:30:10   Subject: Woolley Colliery
West Yorkshire, I think.
Topic: The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries
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Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 02/03/2019 20:28:03   Subject: The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries
Some more info on coprolite mining - https://pdmhs.co.uk/MiningHistory/Bulletin%2014-5%20-%20The%20Origins%20and%20Development%20of%20the%20British%20Coprolite%20Industry.pdf
Topic: Novice from Derbyshire
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Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 28/02/2019 21:28:30   Subject: Novice from Derbyshire
Welcome to AN Will, as well as the Goodluck there's the Peak District Mines Historical Society and the Wirksworth Mines Research Group actively exploring mines in the Peak.
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