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Topic: DIY video drones
Moorebooks

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 22/01/2021 16:50:13   Subject: DIY video drones
[quote="cantclimbtom"]For a vertical shaft and line of sight (i.e. not capped with a metal plate or something) I wonder if something like this on a bit of string/rope with a battery pack and light wou
Topic: Decending 700 metres below South Crofty
Moorebooks

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/01/2021 07:56:13   Subject: Decending 700 metres below South Crofty
[quote="royfellows"]I did Geevor with Maureen if you remember her Mike, (shes still around) she was gripping me tight and every time the cage went over a joint in the runners she would grip me tighter
Topic: Decending 700 metres below South Crofty
Moorebooks

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/01/2021 15:13:34   Subject: Decending 700 metres below South Crofty
In 1993 we visited South Crofty tin mine in Cornwall and were able to descend the shaft to see some of the underground operations. This snippet shows part of the exciting 3 minute descent in the doubl
Topic: Minerals of the English Midlands - damaged book offer
Moorebooks

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 13/01/2021 21:36:02   Subject: Minerals of the English Midlands - damaged book offer
[quote="Down and beyond"]I’ll purchase it thanks[/quote]

Its yours a very good book and careful repair it will be a decent purchase

Mike
Topic: Minerals of the English Midlands - damaged book offer
Moorebooks

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 13/01/2021 14:59:21   Subject: Minerals of the English Midlands - damaged book offer

Thanks for the pm I have sent the photos via email

Mike
Topic: Minerals of the English Midlands - damaged book offer
Moorebooks

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 13/01/2021 14:24:31   Subject: Minerals of the English Midlands - damaged book offer

Normally £35 , I'm offering this for £10 + postage, I can email a photo if you are interested

During the Xmas rush a copy of this book was delivered by a careless courier and has spl
Topic: Mines of the Gwydyr Forest Books offer
Moorebooks

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 09/01/2021 18:36:40   Subject: Mines of the Gwydyr Forest Books offer
[quote="cantclimbtom"]The messages had crossed and I'd already ordered via Amazon when you'd posted that. A nosy question though, is it better for you if people order via your website? Or is it much o
Topic: Mines of the Gwydyr Forest Books offer
Moorebooks

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 09/01/2021 15:24:26   Subject: Mines of the Gwydyr Forest Books offer


you can order the single volumes from my website
www.moorebooks.co.uk

I am down to the last 18 of part 3

I have about 20 each of 6 & 7

Mike
Topic: Mines of the Gwydyr Forest Books offer
Moorebooks

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 09/01/2021 11:17:45   Subject: Mines of the Gwydyr Forest Books offer

I have noticed on the web these are now fetching silly prices

I have only 6 copies of volume 5 left , on what I have seen out print volumes 1& 2 £100+ is being asked for these
Topic: Newbe information
Moorebooks

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 29/12/2020 09:42:24   Subject: Newbe information
David Bick's Old Metal Mines of Mid Wales will provide some historical and mine information

Mike
Topic: Simon Hughes
Moorebooks

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 19/12/2020 16:05:32   Subject: Simon Hughes
no objections

Mike
Topic: Simon Hughes
Moorebooks

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 11/12/2020 13:06:09   Subject: Simon Hughes
I enjoyed many a chat with him it is another sad loss the mining History and particularly Mid Wales. He has written numerous books and articles which will continue to inform and entertain

Topic: Mine exploring drone
Moorebooks

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/12/2020 13:02:21   Subject: Mine exploring drone
[quote="ChrisJC"]I am sure you will all be reading this over breakfast:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55191623

I wonder where in Shropshire it has been tested?

C
Topic: Mine exploring drone
Moorebooks

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/12/2020 13:02:14   Subject: Mine exploring drone
[quote="ChrisJC"]I am sure you will all be reading this over breakfast:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55191623

I wonder where in Shropshire it has been tested?

C
Topic: Wemyss mine: Site remediation consultation document.
Moorebooks

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 08/12/2020 11:36:49   Subject: Wemyss site remediation consultation document.
I must admit when reading Wemyss I assumed it was referring to the Caves in East Fife which are a nationally important heritage site

Mike
Topic: Lakeland Mining Books at Auction
Moorebooks

Forum: North West England   Posted: 04/12/2020 15:58:21   Subject: Lakeland Mining Books at Auction
Before bidding you might like to check out the titles I have in my stock as price sometimes becomes silly at Auction https://www.moorebooks.co.uk/Cumbria/

Mike
Topic: postage costs rising
Moorebooks

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/12/2020 15:42:01   Subject: postage costs rising
[quote="ttxela"]I'm no economist but with interest rates almost zero, wages pretty much static and more folks at home ordering and sending stuff through the post so presumably more business, why does
Topic: postage costs rising
Moorebooks

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/12/2020 10:39:39   Subject: postage costs rising
Cost of a first-class stamp to rise by 9p to 85p from 1st January

At the moment I send most orders for books weighing under 1 kilo first class . With this hike I will revert to second cla
Topic: Cannock coalfield project
Moorebooks

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 01/12/2020 16:28:49   Subject: Cannock coalfield project
Roy,

are they working with a dragline there or is it a retired one ?

Mike
Topic: Cannock coalfield project
Moorebooks

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 01/12/2020 16:28:32   Subject: Cannock coalfield project
Roy,

ae they working with a dragline there or is it a retired one ?

Mike
Topic: new Book - Rogers & Co Boilermakers Of Bristol Order Book 1830-1866
Moorebooks

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 18/11/2020 10:53:21   Subject: new Book - Rogers & Co Boilermakers Of Bristol Order Book 1830-1866
This interesting volume is now available Edited by Steve Grudgings, Hb, 192 pages, 335mm x 212mm,cloth bound, gold-blocked covers £25


This remarkable volume is an exact facsimile of t
Topic: The Redruth and Chasewater Railway: A Pictorial Excursion, Upalong and Downalong
Moorebooks

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 12/11/2020 16:04:26   Subject: The Redruth and Chasewater Railway: A Pictorial Excursion, Upalong and Downalong
This volume has just arrived from the printers Mike

Eric Rabjohns, with a foreword by Michael Messenger Sb, 94 pages cost £10

The book takes us on a journey along the course of
Topic: Special Reports on the Mineral Resources of Great Britain
Moorebooks

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/11/2020 22:19:42   Subject: Special Reports on the Mineral Resources of Great Britain
[quote="John Lawson"]hi mike, as you know some of these facsimily copies are excellent1
i woukd strongly advise anybody who is interested in British mining to get copies which are appropiate to t
Topic: Special Reports on the Mineral Resources of Great Britain
Moorebooks

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/11/2020 11:48:08   Subject: Special Reports on the Mineral Resources of Great Britain
[quote="BertyBasset"]Is it cost effective to Lulu-ise some of this stuff, assuming someone had time to do some proof reading first?

I'm proofing some other out of copyright OCR-ised stuff w
Topic: Jim Rieuwerts
Moorebooks

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/11/2020 11:43:30   Subject: Jim Rieuwerts


Oh so sad he was real gentleman and enthusiast , I used love our chats . I was also pleased to source a very rare book he wanted for his collection

Mike
Topic: Latest British Mining Memoirs 109 2020
Moorebooks

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 03/11/2020 15:31:49   Subject: Latest British Mining Memoirs 109 2020

The latest in the series has just arrived cost £10.00

British Mining No 109 Northern Mines Research Society Memoirs 2020, A5, 98pp
Chapters as follows

'Moor House Gi
Topic: Lakeland Mining Books at Auction
Moorebooks

Forum: North West England   Posted: 24/10/2020 15:09:14   Subject: Lakeland Mining Books at Auction
Ian Tyler's books are fetching some amazing prices at the moment I only have 1 left of his for sale. Some of the other titles are not so scarce

Mike
Topic: 2021 Calendar
Moorebooks

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 09/10/2020 11:24:49   Subject: 2021 Callander
[quote="Down and beyond"]Hello everyone just was wondering will there be a additnow 2021 Callander? If so is there going to be a opportunity to enter photos to be on this , obviously by voting or judg
Topic: New Books Somerset Underground
Moorebooks

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 04/09/2020 11:58:41   Subject: New Books Somerset Underground
These books are a result of 12 years exploration and research, every site has a 8 number grid reference, length and vertical depth of the site , there are four books in the series and its a real cred
Topic: Interesting Fluorite Mine in north Pennines
Moorebooks

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/08/2020 13:35:31   Subject: Interesting Fluorite Mine in north Pennines
[quote="kesh01"]Thank you moorebooks and royfellows, I will certainly take the "teesdale" bit off any future videos and just either name the mine or say "north east" as to not draw attention to the a
Topic: Interesting Fluorite Mine in north Pennines
Moorebooks

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/08/2020 12:00:44   Subject: Interesting Fluorite Mine in north Pennines
[quote="royfellows"]Thank you for taking advice on this. Appreciated.
:flowers:[/quote]

Its not the most exciting or informative video , but for someone whose woes have prevented me ex
Topic: Devon Great Consols: A Mine of Mines, by R J Stewart
Moorebooks

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 30/07/2020 11:19:10   Subject: Devon Great Consols: A Mine of Mines, by R J Stewart
[quote="andyembury"]hi there
I was just wondering if you had of these books left?
regards
Andy[/quote]

I just wish that was the case - I feel it's worth reprinting unfortuna
Topic: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
Moorebooks

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/07/2020 15:56:03   Subject: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
[quote="sinker"][quote="John Mason"][quote="NewStuff"]

The current council have zero interest in maintaining or making use of any heritage site...[/quote]

It's more likely due to
Topic: Cae Coch Sulphur Mine (mine)
Moorebooks

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/07/2020 16:03:15   Subject: Cae Coch Sulphur Mine (mine)
[quote="sinker"]
No access issues but please be careful wandering around. There are some lovely formations and it would be a shame to spoil them ;)

There are also some 'flying mice' ar
Topic: new Mid Wales book,O'r Ddaear Fyddar Faith Mwyn o Ganolbarth Cymru / Worn by Tools and Time Ore from Mid Wales
Moorebooks

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 25/07/2020 10:56:00   Subject: new Mid Wales book,O'r Ddaear Fyddar Faith Mwyn o Ganolbarth Cymru / Worn by Tools and Time Ore from Mid Wales
I have just received my stocks of this book and it is superb in both quality of photography , but presentation and research, an excellent job

Author Ioan Lord, PB, 168pp £14.99 ISBN  9 78
Topic: New Mid Wales book
Moorebooks

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 22/07/2020 20:13:58   Subject: New Mid Wales book


Here are the details of the book , my delivery will arrive on Friday its £14.99 and I will offer it post free

It is bilingual and the title is as follows

O'r Ddaear
Topic: Snailbeach on Countryfile today
Moorebooks

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/07/2020 07:20:54   Subject: Snailbeach on Countryfile today

Ellie Harrison, a cameraman director and a sound recorder / drone pilot came along to Snailbeach about 3 weeks ago. It will be screened on the Beeb at 16.30 today. It features Steve Holding show
Topic: Snailbeach Railway
Moorebooks

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 16/07/2020 10:22:31   Subject: Snailbeach Railway
[quote="jhluxton"]Thanks for info Mike.

Didn't realise there was opposition to tourism in the area. Most places appear to like or at least tolerate it for the extra money it brings to the
Topic: Snailbeach Railway
Moorebooks

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 13/07/2020 19:59:23   Subject: Snailbeach Railway

John,

The project seemed to stop when the Swiss investors were killed but there is no concrete evidence of that ? There is a lot local opposition to projects that encourage tourism ar
Topic: Book offer
Moorebooks

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 08/07/2020 09:23:08   Subject: Book offer
Have sent you a PM

Mike
Topic: Book offer
Moorebooks

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 07/07/2020 13:43:35   Subject: Book offer

I have the following available

New Books
The Van Mines ( British Mining No 81 ) front cover is creased £6.00

Cwmorthin Slate Quarry crease and crushed spine on top le
Topic: Hi community
Moorebooks

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 18/06/2020 15:40:56   Subject: Hi community
[quote="AR"]You might also want to look in on the UK Caving forum (https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php), since we're mainly interested in man-made holes here![/quote]

Oooh wash your mouth
Topic: The great county adit
Moorebooks

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/06/2020 10:51:52   Subject: The great county adit
[quote="neutronix"]The Great County Adit by Allen Buckley, 2016, 128 pages Paperback £15.99 ISBN 978-0-95756608-8

Allen Buckley’s history, The Great County Adit, was first published in 2000
Topic: The great county adit
Moorebooks

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/06/2020 21:55:24   Subject: The great county adit
[quote="Roy Morton"]Parts of the adit have been explored and surveyed by various people in the days when access was simple. The Great Adit is still an active system and with it draining such a large a
Topic: Snailbeach Mine Photographs May 2020
Moorebooks

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 30/05/2020 15:41:03   Subject: Snailbeach Mine Photographs May 2020

John ,

Nice photos, you will have to come back when we can open the buildings for you to photograph inside of the blacksmith shop, locomotive shed, the miners dry .

At the
Topic: Vieille Montagne in Nenthead
Moorebooks

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 20/05/2020 16:42:01   Subject: Vieille Montagne in Nenthead
[quote="royfellows"]Best first stop for books is Moorebooks, he is ace on prices and service and everything.[/quote]

Thanks Roy , I have a number of Books on Alston , North Pennines
Topic: south wales gold panning
Moorebooks

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 17/05/2020 11:27:29   Subject: south wales gold panning


I have a copy of the book AR referred to at £25 its bot over expensive
Mike
https://www.moorebooks.co.uk/-USED-The-Gold-Rocks-of-Great-Britain-and-Ireland-with-a-General-outline
Topic: Covid 19
Moorebooks

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 14/05/2020 16:28:31   Subject: Covid 19


The BCA latest statement re Covid for Cave and Mine Explorers sets the tone we need to apply regardless of the armed gaurds and passport control on the Scottish and Welsh borders

Topic: Whitehaven , Cleator and Egremont Railway -The Bigrigg Branch & Iron Ore Mines
Moorebooks

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 09/05/2020 09:37:37   Subject: Whitehaven , Cleator and Egremont Railway -The Bigrigg Branch & Iron Ore Mines
My attention was drawn to this book it appears to be information and research about the Branch Line , however, the line served the Iron Mines in the area. The authors have skillfully woven together t
Topic: Cononley Lead Mine, N.Yorks
Moorebooks

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/05/2020 09:22:54   Subject: Cononley Lead Mine, N.Yorks
[quote="super_claret"][quote="Jim MacPherson"]


Message for Mike at Moorebooks... are you still posting orders at the moment? You have a few books that I would be interested in.
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