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Posts by Ty Gwyn

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Topic: Gas Stalagmite??
Ty Gwyn

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 16/11/2019 16:22:02   Subject: Gas Stalagmite??
Methane is odourless.
Topic: The Last Years in Coal Mining in South Wales Volume 2 Aberdare to Pembrokeshire
Ty Gwyn

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 12/11/2019 19:29:59   Subject: The Last Years in Coal Mining in South Wales Volume 2 Aberdare to Pembrokeshire
Very good photograph`s,but the written details are full of errors,
Deninitely not researched.
Topic: Derelict land as wildlife refuges
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 28/04/2019 21:31:15   Subject: Derelict land as wildlife refuges
Would that be on the old Selar opencast site?
Topic: Number of working underground mines in the UK
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/12/2018 10:18:24   Subject: Number of working underground mines in the UK
And Eckington in Derbyshire,still working I believe.
Topic: Number of working underground mines in the UK
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/12/2018 12:03:28   Subject: Number of working underground mines in the UK
Nothing at all.
Topic: Number of working underground mines in the UK
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/12/2018 02:29:53   Subject: Number of working underground mines in the UK
Don`t forget Danygraig No4 in Crynant,still raising about 80ton per week,mainly for filtration.

There seems to be a gagging order on Aberpergwm,no news coming out,lol,as its back to the ori
Topic: Welsh coal revival?
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/06/2018 12:29:05   Subject: Welsh coal revival?
[quote="Quizsmith"]There was talk of a new opencast between Ffos-y-fran (Merthyr Tydfil) opencast and the Rhymney Valley a couple of years ago. Objections by the council and residents and the uncertai
Topic: Welsh coal revival?
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/06/2018 12:23:28   Subject: Welsh coal revival?
I remember you mentioning before about the stone in the coal,There was a new washery built not long before it closed last time,hope it does a better job than before.

The water filtration pl
Topic: Welsh coal revival?
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/06/2018 22:51:29   Subject: Welsh coal revival?
No,not specific outlets,but I imagine same as before the domestic market,
One market for Anthracite that I never knew or thought about before is the sewage filtration process,apparently it cons
Topic: Welsh coal revival?
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/06/2018 13:54:42   Subject: Welsh coal revival?
Re-opening is one thing,being productive and successful is another.

They still have going on for 2,000m to drive the new drift into the reserve,otherwise its working patches that have been
Topic: Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
Ty Gwyn

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/04/2018 22:10:21   Subject: Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
Seems they are drilling this time for seam sample cores for sending to their prospective customers for trials as to quality.
Topic: W.E.Teale and Co. lamp
Ty Gwyn

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 07/11/2017 00:28:04   Subject: W.E.Teale and Co. lamp
Excellent nwminer,i will pass the info onto the guy that owns two of these lamps,they were his Grandfathers.
Thanks so much.
Topic: W.E.Teale and Co. lamp
Ty Gwyn

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/11/2017 19:47:56   Subject: W.E.Teale and Co. lamp
This lamp was manufactured in Swinton Lancs,its a Mark V11 HCP lamp.
Can anyone give any info on this make.?
Topic: Miners' greeting
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/10/2017 00:39:34   Subject: Miners' greeting
Lol,
Shwmai butt or Twl mewn dram wag.
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
Ty Gwyn

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 06/10/2017 21:47:57   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
It looks like a variety of Pine,and if as hard has you mention European Larch would be my bet,or depending on the period this timber was stood in the Mine,imported would be another bet,a lot of timber
Topic: Hemerdon Mine
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/10/2017 21:30:25   Subject: Hemerdon Mine
That certainly portrays a brighter looking future,lets hope it carries on.
Topic: Hemerdon Mine
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/10/2017 12:08:23   Subject: Hemerdon Mine
Heard that the price of material has risen,that`s a good sign,but apparently,maybe you might be able to confirm or not,that the set up to separate the various minerals from the mined ore,is just not w
Topic: Hemerdon Mine
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/10/2017 22:49:34   Subject: Hemerdon Mine
Does`nt someone on here work for Wolf Minerals?

Don`t seem to be having much luck down there.
Topic: Hello, newboy here
Ty Gwyn

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 11/08/2017 21:05:52   Subject: Hello, newboy here
Considering the number of seams worked at Ffos y fran,the above is quite feasible.
Topic: The Anatomy of a Coal Mine - Daw Mill Colliery 1957 - 2013 The complete history of the last coal mine in Warwickshire
Ty Gwyn

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/06/2017 17:01:29   Subject: The Anatomy of a Coal Mine - Daw Mill Colliery 1957 - 2013 The complete history of the last coal mine in Warwickshire
It was due to close the following year even if the fire had not occurred.
It would have needed a new drift or shaft to work remaining coal.
Topic: Cleeves Valley Anthracite Ltd
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 13/04/2017 14:28:45   Subject: Cleeves Valley Anthracite Ltd
Do you have an NGR for the shaft position?

It does sound like Crosshands Colliery.
Topic: 'Maerdy Monster' found at coal mine
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/03/2017 22:02:50   Subject: 'Maerdy Monster' found at coal mine
Would that be Terry the Cockney or Dick from Aberdare?
Topic: Llanharry Aerial. (photo)
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 01/02/2017 09:24:23   Subject: Llanharry Aerial. (photo)
Is your stable block an old brick building on the site of Llanharry Mine?
I`m sure I have seen a photo of this on the Welshcoalmines forum,but have failed to find it now,but plenty of other info
Topic: Ystradgynlais Colliery
Ty Gwyn

Forum: Genealogy   Posted: 24/01/2017 19:27:33   Subject: Ystradgynlais Colliery
[quote="Morlock"][quote="Ty Gwyn"]If you look at the google map on the site John,where Neath road joins Station road,on that bend there used to be what looked like a loading point up on the bank comin
Topic: Ystradgynlais Colliery
Ty Gwyn

Forum: Genealogy   Posted: 24/01/2017 09:39:29   Subject: Ystradgynlais Colliery
If you look at the google map on the site John,where Neath road joins Station road,on that bend there used to be what looked like a loading point up on the bank coming down to the road,either shutes o
Topic: Update on active Forest of Dean coal mines
Ty Gwyn

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/01/2017 10:30:27   Subject: Update on active Forest of Dean coal mines
I`m aware Nant Helen opencast was mothballed,but considering the Colliery workings they have unearthed and the period that site has worked since the 60`s,its a wonder there`s much coal left there.
Topic: Update on active Forest of Dean coal mines
Ty Gwyn

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/01/2017 13:22:35   Subject: Update on active Forest of Dean coal mines
Aberpergwm is Anthracite,and Welsh Anthracite still commands a high price as domestic fuel,but its the duff that is the problem,with Aberthaw due to close next year I believe,the expenditure needed to
Topic: Bodmin Moor Ponies Poisoned by Arsenic
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/01/2017 20:26:03   Subject: Bodmin Moor Ponies Poisoned by Arsenic
I once knew a farmer in Ystumtuen who failed to keep cattle on the farm in winter,they got poisoned from licking the stone in the old buildings.
Topic: End of underground coal mining in South Wales
Ty Gwyn

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/11/2016 19:24:28   Subject: End of underground coal mining in South Wales
Is A J Booth still with us? possibly he might be interested in these 2 as an addition to his books on Smallmines in South Wales,

Would the RCAHMW really be interested in these 2 Collieries
Topic: End of underground coal mining in South Wales
Ty Gwyn

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/11/2016 18:13:05   Subject: End of underground coal mining in South Wales
Notices were given to the men working Nant Hir No.2 Smallmine in Seven Sisters last Friday,closure due before Christmas,this is the last Colliery working in South Wales,Danygraig No.4 was put on care
Topic: Latest news on Whitby Potash Poject
Ty Gwyn

Forum: North East England   Posted: 03/11/2016 20:32:38   Subject: Latest news on Whitby Potash Poject
Its been used for years in market gardens in favour of Potash.
Topic: Sinkhole - Plumstead
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South East England   Posted: 03/11/2016 09:12:03   Subject: Sinkhole - Plumstead
That`s another interesting link you have put up John,highlights the scope of the chalk mining in that area.
Topic: Dale Mine Ecton
Ty Gwyn

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/10/2016 18:42:30   Subject: Dale Mine Ecton
Take a photo of the prints next time your in there,as there is a big difference between a rat and a cats footprint other than the size.
Topic: 50 years ago today.
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 21/10/2016 12:34:04   Subject: 50 years ago today.
Sad day indeed,our thought`s are still with these familes.
Topic: Blackdown Hills area of Devon
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/09/2016 11:30:09   Subject: Blackdown Hills area of Devon
Thank you John,very interesting read,i will pass the info onto the lady.
Topic: Blackdown Hills area of Devon
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/09/2016 23:56:08   Subject: Blackdown Hills area of Devon
Not knowing this area myself,would anyone know if Mining of any kind has taken place in this vicinity?
Query on another site of person considering purchasing land in this area and showed iron oxi
Topic: Access issues
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/08/2016 13:49:19   Subject: Access issues
It is all very complicated with minerals other than coal,

You may own the land that the majority of the mine is under,but unless you own the mineral rights and the site the mine entry is on
Topic: Job losses in S Wales coal
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 20/08/2016 13:06:35   Subject: Job losses in S Wales coal
[quote="B Clarke"][quote="Ty Gwyn"]Its a funny old world,this opencast mining Anthracite still in demand as domestic fuel is being mothballed,
And only yesterday I read of a new opencast been pas
Topic: Job losses in S Wales coal
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 19/08/2016 23:33:41   Subject: Job losses in S Wales coal
Its a funny old world,this opencast mining Anthracite still in demand as domestic fuel is being mothballed,
And only yesterday I read of a new opencast been passed planning by the council up in N
Topic: Access issues
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/08/2016 20:52:20   Subject: Access issues
[quote="staffordshirechina"]Also, in Derbyshire, you can own a mine regardless of land ownership.
Lots of pitfalls out here....[/quote]

Would`nt owning and being allowed to enter be to
Topic: Crofton Co-op Colliery
Ty Gwyn

Forum: North East England   Posted: 10/08/2016 22:57:45   Subject: Crofton Co-op Colliery
Not sure where I read it,but apparently mining grade explosive comes from Spain nowadays and several mines had trouble acquiring it on a regular basis,maybe a large user may have better availability o
Topic: Ancient Mining techniques
Ty Gwyn

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 09/08/2016 23:31:17   Subject: Ancient Mining techniques
Really interesting Roy,thanks for posting.
Topic: Crofton Co-op Colliery
Ty Gwyn

Forum: North East England   Posted: 08/08/2016 21:44:14   Subject: Crofton Co-op Colliery
How much less duff does the company anticipate through production with boring and firing against the original method of continuous miner`s?
What method of handling the bored and fired coal is to
Topic: Crofton Co-op Colliery
Ty Gwyn

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/08/2016 22:43:26   Subject: Crofton Co-op Colliery
One question,
Is the company considering changing their method of mining,as the proposed method was bulk coal oriented,producing a large amount of duff?
Topic: Pentwyn No.3
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/08/2016 22:01:48   Subject: Pentwyn No.3
I have no idea of the name of the road,its the steep hill alongside the School,or is the cemetery,both the same side,
I left that area 30yrs ago and only went there once looking for a start.
Topic: Pentwyn No.3
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/08/2016 21:27:04   Subject: Pentwyn No.3
Take the road alongside the Primary School in Godregraig up the mountain,
Its the other side of the valley near enough from the Gleision.
Topic: Blaenavon Underground Maps
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/07/2016 21:47:58   Subject: Blaenavon Underground Maps
There should be full plans at the Colliery,

I have a plan of the Johnson private mine to the South of Big Pit,it shows the Johnson take skirting the Big Pit Elled/2ft 9in workings,with old
Topic: Lelant Consols Mixed Mine (mine)
Ty Gwyn

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/06/2016 21:45:08   Subject: Lelant Consols Mixed Mine (mine)
Fencing off this sunken ground would keep your stock off all the time,better safe than sorry later.
Topic: Parc Farm, Great Orme
Ty Gwyn

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/05/2016 00:37:23   Subject: Parc Farm, Great Orme
[quote="BertyBasset"]Superficially tempting, however there do appear to be a lot of sheep based activity involved. They want to graze the walled bit less, and the bits outside more. If the number of b
Topic: Unoficial Mining Memorial - Bersham
Ty Gwyn

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/04/2016 10:12:02   Subject: Unoficial Mining Memorial - Bersham
no they were not the disaster fund contributed it was the government of the day through the minister and the NCB who cleared the dump

Of course it was the NCB that done the work,

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