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Topic: Holme Bank/Holme Hall Mine
nwminer

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 19/04/2019 03:54:12   Subject: Holme Bank/Holme Hall Mine
PM sent.

And thanks!
Topic: Holme Bank/Holme Hall Mine
nwminer

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 18/04/2019 05:24:22   Subject: Holme Bank/Holme Hall Mine
Pete, thanks for the information. Sinker, yes see you in Wales in late May.
Topic: Holme Bank/Holme Hall Mine
nwminer

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 17/04/2019 21:33:06   Subject: Holme Bank/Holme Hall Mine
Can anyone tell me what the access is for Holme Bank/Holme Hall Chert Mine? I will be in the general area on Sunday, June 9 and would be interested in taking a look if access is not an issue. Or any
Topic: FOR THE LAMP BUFFS
nwminer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/04/2018 16:20:29   Subject: FOR THE LAMP BUFFS
The Miners Lamp Collectors Society, in cooperation with Wolf (UK), published a book on Wolf UK safety lamps in 2012. It says of the Type F, "Four original models designed in 1957/58 by William Norma
Topic: W.E.Teale and Co. lamp
nwminer

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/11/2017 16:32:41   Subject: W.E.Teale and Co. lamp
WE Teale was the man behind the early Protector lamps, and Teale was its manager for the first 16 years. He left the company in 1889 after a legal battle over patent infringement issues, then started
Topic: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
nwminer

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 08/06/2017 00:50:31   Subject: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
One for me also.
Topic: Random photos
nwminer

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 15/04/2016 17:49:12   Subject: Random photos
The arrows had consistently been a problem for me, ever since the most recent updates and up until my post on this subject on the 13th. But yesterday & today, everything is working properly! What???
Topic: Random photos
nwminer

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 13/04/2016 01:11:14   Subject: Random photos
Doesn't work for me either, with Windows 7 and either using Internet Explorer or Google Chrome. I have been noticing the issue since about the time Simon did the most recent updates to the site. But
Topic: Tailings dam spills 3 million gallons.
nwminer

Forum: North America   Posted: 13/08/2015 05:58:42   Subject: Tailings dam spills 3 million gallons.
I've visited this area of Colorado many times, and have some books on the history of the mining in this area as well as a USGS Professional paper covering the Gold King and neighboring mines. I hiked
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 28th May.
nwminer

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/05/2015 18:52:44   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 28th May.
After all that, I wouldn't dare to not show up. See you at 18:15.
Topic: Strange looking miners lamp on Ebay
nwminer

Forum: North East England   Posted: 22/03/2015 17:02:52   Subject: Strange looking miners lamp on Ebay
I am also skeptical that this lamp is actually made of solid copper - I suspect it really is just copper plated.

According to the book '100 Years of Wolf Safety Lamps', published in 2012 jo
Topic: Strange looking miners lamp on Ebay
nwminer

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/03/2015 07:42:16   Subject: Strange looking miners lamp on Ebay
The Type M Spiralarm has the red glass and light on the lower portion of the lamp, but the red glass is much shorter than on the Type S. I have never encountered a Type S, but would guess a lock woul
Topic: Strange looking miners lamp on Ebay
nwminer

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/03/2015 07:20:17   Subject: Strange looking miners lamp on Ebay
I have a Cosset-Dubrulle - on my lamp, which I think is typical, the wick adjustment and locking system are all controlled by a single knob. To open the lamp you need to turn the wick adjuster past t
Topic: Roof Support Benallt (photo)
nwminer

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/09/2014 22:04:49   Subject: Roof Support Benallt (photo)
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Topic: Roof Support Benallt (photo)
nwminer

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/09/2014 19:41:11   Subject: Roof support Benallt (photo)
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Looks like a fairly standard type drill column - or fairly standard in the US. Referred to
Topic: Calendar 2014 - REPRINT - the I want one thread!
nwminer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2013 18:34:58   Subject: Calendar 2014 - REPRINT - the I want one thread!
Hi Simon,
Could I order another copy of the calendar, this one to be sent to a friend in the UK?

And you still need to let me know how much extra I owe you for the postage to the USA
Topic: Sigafoos Rotary Tunneler
nwminer

Forum: North America   Posted: 14/11/2012 04:08:52   Subject: Sigafoos Rotary Tunneler
On ebay at the moment is a stock certificate listed for the Colorado Rotary Tunnel Machine & Dev. Co. - included with the stock certificate is a postcard showing the Sigafoos Tunneler (same view as po
Topic: 2012 Calendar - I want one
nwminer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/08/2011 01:35:49   Subject: 2012 Calendar - I want one
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Topic: Gunnerside Gill Swaledale
nwminer

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/04/2011 17:28:56   Subject: Gunnerside Gill Swaledale
Does this mean it is now possible to get into Sir Frances Level, and back to the shaft cages, without the chest/neck deep wade? I am hoping have a look around the Swaledale area when I am over in abo
Topic: Hunter Saw
nwminer

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 18/03/2011 03:46:45   Subject: Hunter Saw
If this was from a quarry where a Hunter Tunneler was used, I would be wondering if this couldn't be a piece of rock that split off from the cutting face. What does the face look like at the end of a
Topic: Moel Fferna Slate Mine
nwminer

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/01/2011 05:16:43   Subject: Moel Fferna Slate Mine
I have added a few that I took last May.

Off topic a bit, but what area of the US do you call home now?
:)
Topic: Underground Reflections: an AditNow book
nwminer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/01/2011 03:55:58   Subject: Underground Reflections: an AditNow book
Any closer to a reprint on these Simon?
Topic: Calendar 2011 - I want one!
nwminer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/09/2010 06:23:49   Subject: Calendar 2011
Put me down for one also! :thumbsup:
Topic: Bill Young Mine
nwminer

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/03/2010 05:14:25   Subject: Bill Young Mine
My guess was that it was to trap any liquid H2O carried up by the steam flow, and allow it to drain back to the boiler when steam flow was low. These mines were not very big or deep, so need for stea
Topic: International mine explorers
nwminer

Forum: Europe   Posted: 08/01/2010 05:43:25   Subject: International mine explorers
OK, I feel suitably chastized now for not posting any USA mining photos - particularly since Simon and others on this site have been so welcoming when I have been in the UK. I will try to start scann
Topic: Rhiwbach queries
nwminer

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/09/2009 05:27:44   Subject: Rhiwbach queries
Thanks for the upload of the Wrysgan plan. Will be interesting to see your Rhiwbach plan if/when you get that scanned and uploaded.
:)
Topic: Underground Reflections: an AditNow book
nwminer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/09/2009 05:46:37   Subject: Underground Reflections: an AditNow book - BUY NOW!
Simon, you can put me down for a copy also if you do the reprint.
Neil
:)
Topic: Rhiwbach queries
nwminer

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/09/2009 05:14:32   Subject: Rhiwbach queries
I have the same query as Vanoord in regard to floor numbering, but for the Wrysgan slate quarry. The map posted on this site for Wrysgan also shows the lowest floor as floor 1. :confused:
Topic: Sigafoos Rotary Tunneler
nwminer

Forum: North America   Posted: 02/10/2008 05:15:27   Subject: Sigafoos Rotary Tunneler
Would agree that the 1849 date is most likely in reference to the California gold rush.

Georgetown Colorado is in the upper Clear Creek valley, west of Denver, and the first lode mineral
Topic: 2009 Calendar - UPDATE!
nwminer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/09/2008 05:59:28   Subject: 2009 Calendar - UPDATE!
Really like the light shading of the Saturday (Playday!) and Sunday boxes in Revision 1. Would help me keep straight which days are the weekend when glancing at the calendar, since my other calendars
Topic: What mines to see in Cumbria?
nwminer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/04/2008 05:30:54   Subject: What mines to see in Cumbria?
Mike, I appreciate your and Monty Stubble's concerns, and taking the time to try to keep me from getting in over my head in Smallcleugh, or elsewhere.

I know there are many that frequent th
Topic: What mines to see in Cumbria?
nwminer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/04/2008 05:20:49   Subject: What mines to see in Cumbria?
Yes, coming back for more. A few days up in Cumbria first, then a longer stay back in northern Wales.

Your posts last summer regarding the Wrysgan incline made me suspect you were someone
Topic: What mines to see in Cumbria?
nwminer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/04/2008 06:27:10   Subject: What mines to see in Cumbria?
Thanks for the information/recommendations Jagman. Definitely plan to visit Smallcleugh - and and spend some more time looking at mine photos before I leave. And good to know the mines around Nenthe
Topic: What mines to see in Cumbria?
nwminer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 04/04/2008 06:39:28   Subject: What mines to see in Cumbria?
Thanks for all the suggestions. Quarries certainly do fall under my area of interest - particularly since they are very different from the metal mines I am familiar with here in the US.

I
Topic: What mines to see in Cumbria?
nwminer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 03/04/2008 05:10:58   Subject: What mines to see in Cumbria?
Hello all,

I will be visiting Cumbria for the first time in May - does anyone have any suggestions/recommendations on what to see, mining wise, while I am there? I will be visiting from th
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