Mine exploration, photographs and mining history for mine explorers, industrial archaeologists, researchers and historians Mine explorer and mining history videos on YouTube Connect with other mine explorers on Facebook
Tip: do not include 'mine' or 'quarry', search by name e.g. 'cwmorthin', use 'Sounds like search' if unsure of spelling

Advanced Search
'Sounds like search'
Quick a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
Tip: narrow down your search by typing more than one word and selecting 'Search for all words' or 'Exact search'

Search for any word
Search for all words
Exact search
Tip: narrow down your search by typing more than one word and selecting 'Search for all words' or 'Exact search'

Search for any word
Search for all words
Exact search

Posts by moorlandmineral

Showing 140 results below:

Author Message
Topic: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
moorlandmineral

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/12/2018 12:55:31   Subject: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
I hear they are releasing the full movie version..
Roy Fellows IMAX ;D
Topic: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
moorlandmineral

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/08/2018 11:07:36   Subject: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
So not as bad as it looked?? ;D
Could it be an extension of that stope in the roof??
Topic: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
moorlandmineral

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/08/2018 09:52:33   Subject: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
[quote="royfellows"][quote="moorlandmineral"]That doesn’t look like a hopper collapse... it looks more like stope slope come crashing down.... Do you remember you found a way up in the roof along seco
Topic: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
moorlandmineral

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/08/2018 23:13:21   Subject: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
[quote="gNick"]I'll see what it looks like from the other side...
what made me think it was a hopper was the reasonably straight end of the arching and the unhappy state of the one outbye.
<
Topic: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
moorlandmineral

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/08/2018 23:10:00   Subject: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
It’s just too big and too much big shite.... it looks like it’s caused the whole bloody ginging to catastrophically fail!!
>:(
Topic: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
moorlandmineral

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/08/2018 22:20:51   Subject: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
That doesn’t look like a hopper collapse... it looks more like stope slope come crashing down.... Do you remember you found a way up in the roof along second sun vein and it went into stope works abov
Topic: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
moorlandmineral

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/08/2018 22:15:18   Subject: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
As they say down ur way... oooh foook ;D
Topic: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
moorlandmineral

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/08/2018 09:36:11   Subject: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
Oh agreed!! If your doing any digging let’s us know in advance..
The problem with second sun is it’s almost continuous movement.. Oldies like me can recall the eighties when having passed the tig
Topic: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
moorlandmineral

Forum: North West England   Posted: 06/08/2018 22:43:37   Subject: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
Have u any pics of it?
Topic: Cononish Gold Mine
moorlandmineral

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 26/04/2018 14:04:05   Subject: Cononish Gold Mine
There was a really good book published on Alva a few years ago... ‘Bonazas and Jacobites... The story of Silver Glen’
Tells the full history of the working of the Alva Mines..
A guy called D
Topic: Cononish Gold Mine
moorlandmineral

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 25/04/2018 23:21:05   Subject: Cononish Gold Mine
[quote="John Mason"]Borland Glen is especially interesting as the bedrock source has yet to be located and many of the alluvial grains had textures indicative of open-space growth. However it may be t
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
moorlandmineral

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/02/2018 17:22:22   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
I been humming and hawing about this one... Is it ur back garden? ;D
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
moorlandmineral

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2018 21:30:59   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
[quote="Heb"]So which one are you going for??? A list of places is just not good enough Robert!!! :sneaky:[/quote]
Don’t see why not?? It’s good enough for our government on our future dealings
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
moorlandmineral

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2018 17:15:47   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Looks familiar.. wondering if the Knipe or maybe one of the Islay mines ;D
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
moorlandmineral

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2018 12:35:59   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Scotland?
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
moorlandmineral

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2018 12:05:50   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Corrantee
Topic: Heights Mine
moorlandmineral

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/01/2018 15:59:48   Subject: Heights Mine
[quote="sparlad"]The levels associated with south vein and both east and west cross veins are long gone and the level driven into north vein was blasted in by the lease owners. I seem to remember it w
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
moorlandmineral

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/09/2017 13:11:29   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
[quote="legendrider"]Man falls down 0.3m mineshaft. Was he Justin?? ::)

MARK[/quote]
Surely better to set up a separate thread for all u closet fans:lol:
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
moorlandmineral

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/09/2017 23:02:17   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
[quote="RAMPAGE"][quote="moorlandmineral"][quote="legendrider"][quote="moorlandmineral"][quote="legendrider"]I predict a JCB-orgy and a national shortage of rubble ;(

MARK[/quote]
If t
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
moorlandmineral

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/09/2017 23:07:07   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
[quote="legendrider"][quote="moorlandmineral"][quote="legendrider"]I predict a JCB-orgy and a national shortage of rubble ;(

MARK[/quote]
If they are short of rubble they can always di
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
moorlandmineral

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/09/2017 16:24:59   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
[quote="legendrider"]I predict a JCB-orgy and a national shortage of rubble ;(

MARK[/quote]
If they are short of rubble they can always dig a hole in the ground to get some... let me t
Topic: another mine lost
moorlandmineral

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/09/2017 20:34:05   Subject: another mine lost
That's just the sort of problem I envisage John... blocked adits still want to drain water, shafts of indeterminate depth cannot be readily filled with a set quantity of rubble, things shift, slide, s
Topic: another mine lost
moorlandmineral

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/09/2017 16:38:52   Subject: another mine lost
[quote="robnorthwales"][quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]I'd rather end up in court over kids cutting bars and coming unstuck than getting utterly scuttled by the EA for blocking up a bat roost.
Topic: another mine lost
moorlandmineral

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/09/2017 19:17:19   Subject: another mine lost
Having peered in those now landscaped levels you really have to ask yourself what hazards they posed??? There is a balance to be struck here... simply attempting to obliterate a mine entrance does not
Topic: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
moorlandmineral

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/09/2017 09:26:18   Subject: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
[quote="royfellows"][quote="Mine donkey"]Thankfully this seems to of put them off as found no more markings[/quote]

Good
Caplecleugh is very unspoiled and I love it. When I go to the f
Topic: Hudeshope west
moorlandmineral

Forum: North East England   Posted: 10/07/2017 12:40:18   Subject: Hudeshope west
[quote="legendrider"]Just to compare and contrast Jim's photo and a known contemporary pic of the portal:

[photo]16856[/photo]

The steel braces atop the uprights
The longitu
Topic: Hudeshope west
moorlandmineral

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/07/2017 23:35:29   Subject: Hudeshope west
[quote="legendrider"]chimes pretty well with accepted lore in t'dale, Chris; we always just called it Fangio's. I guess they will at sometime have had a definitive name for legal purposes.

Topic: *****West Pastures Mine*******
moorlandmineral

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/06/2017 16:00:44   Subject: *****West Pastures Mine*******
[quote="legendrider"]Might drop by on Thursday afty, see what exactly is going on at WP

MARK[/quote]
Take ur camera!! ;D
Topic: *****West Pastures Mine*******
moorlandmineral

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/06/2017 15:39:41   Subject: *****West Pastures Mine*******
[quote="legendrider"][quote="moorlandmineral"]extreme caution should be taken entering especially during heavy rain as the mud and clay may well give the mine explorer a nice example of its rheologica
Topic: *****West Pastures Mine*******
moorlandmineral

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/06/2017 14:34:12   Subject: *****West Pastures Mine*******
[quote="legendrider"]Still eminently do-able, but the bank vault door is no longer able to pivot fully owing to the sagging roof timbers. A couple of hard winters might bring it down completely.
Topic: smallcleugh
moorlandmineral

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/06/2017 10:22:52   Subject: smallcleugh
[quote="gNick"]The dry rot gets the treated timber as well unfortunately, just a bit slower.
The fun bit will be carrying stuff in - suddenly everyone will be elsewhere....[/quote]
Mix creo
Topic: smallcleugh
moorlandmineral

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/06/2017 00:08:40   Subject: smallcleugh
[quote="gNick"]So quite a lot then.

I gather that it always used to be like that. Maybe some timber and scaff would be sensible.[/quote]Maybe treat the timber if your putting in any there
Topic: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
moorlandmineral

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/05/2017 19:17:47   Subject: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
So what's the technical term for the fear of being roped into laborious fall digging underground?? I've seen a few cases of that over the years... ;D
Talking of which we got ourselves a freshly d
Topic: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
moorlandmineral

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/05/2017 09:41:20   Subject: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
[quote="legendrider"]Aww... sorry to hear this, get well soon :flowers:

At least it wasn't Gardening or Ironing that got you :tongue:

MARK[/quote]
Oh in 2015 my dad managed
Topic: Most embarassing moment underground....
moorlandmineral

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/04/2017 17:17:18   Subject: Most embarassing moment underground....
[quote="legendrider"]not so much embarrassing as a lamented missed opportunity.

some years ago TPTB decided to replace the old decaying concrete cap on the shaft, rear of Coldberry shop.
Topic: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
moorlandmineral

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/04/2017 18:50:20   Subject: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
[quote="legendrider"]Must be 2 years since I was last in there on a working party to clear shale, so memories of everything but knackered knees now a bit fluffy.

Steel supports would be an
Topic: Most embarassing moment underground....
moorlandmineral

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/04/2017 13:42:23   Subject: Most embarassing moment underground....
Em... scaleburn and somebody who brought along some roof supports which were more subframe than substandard :lol:
Topic: Smallcleugh Old Flat Crosscut
moorlandmineral

Forum: North West England   Posted: 21/02/2017 18:10:04   Subject: Smallcleugh Old Flat Crosscut
[quote="royfellows"]It looks a bit more serious than just the sides dropping away, more like major ground movement.

As a whole, big problems up at the Nent.[/quote]
The mines I'm afrai
Topic: Smallcleugh Old Flat Crosscut
moorlandmineral

Forum: North West England   Posted: 21/02/2017 18:05:39   Subject: Smallcleugh Old Flat Crosscut
It's quite clear what's happened here...
Someone's crossed having eaten too much Christmas Pud!!! :lol:
Need to ban access at Christmas:-)
Topic: Smallcleugh Old Flat Crosscut
moorlandmineral

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/02/2017 20:56:32   Subject: Smallcleugh Old Flat Crosscut
[quote="gNick"]Are you after a job? ;D[/quote] What's the pay??? And don't offer in Billygoats ;D
Topic: Smallcleugh Old Flat Crosscut
moorlandmineral

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/02/2017 20:55:09   Subject: Smallcleugh Old Flat Crosscut
That area has shown movement before, I can remember chunks of the sides of the dump dropping away when we were crossing maybe 15 years ago... I would be checking the whole thing out carefully before t
Topic: Smallcleugh Old Flat Crosscut
moorlandmineral

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/02/2017 20:51:35   Subject: Smallcleugh Old Flat Crosscut
[quote="gNick"]A warning to all, the rail 'bridge' across Luke Hall's sump has gone and there is currently no safe route over.

When going across today, the inbye side started to move resul
Topic: New ladder to Proud's Flats
moorlandmineral

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/02/2017 14:55:04   Subject: New ladder to Proud's Flats
[quote="legendrider"][quote="moorlandmineral"][quote="gNick"]Given that "Pride goeth before destruction" according to the King James Bible and you are going into Proud's Flats, maybe I should call it
Topic: New ladder to Proud's Flats
moorlandmineral

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/02/2017 13:14:03   Subject: New ladder to Proud's Flats
[quote="gNick"]Given that "Pride goeth before destruction" according to the King James Bible and you are going into Proud's Flats, maybe I should call it the Ladder to Inevitable Destruction?
Topic: New ladder to Proud's Flats
moorlandmineral

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/02/2017 10:25:19   Subject: New ladder to Proud's Flats
[quote="gNick"]The ladder is standing on compacted gravel of unknown provenance or depth, the mid bolt is in rock of quality unknown due to accumulated calcification and the top is attached to rails t
Topic: New ladder to Proud's Flats
moorlandmineral

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/02/2017 16:41:50   Subject: New ladder to Proud's Flats
[quote="legendrider"][quote="gNick"]I don't intend to put a safety line for the full height as it seems a bit OTT.[/quote]

You will of course have done a full geological survey to establish
Topic: Caplecleugh North Vein
moorlandmineral

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/11/2016 00:25:53   Subject: Caplecleugh North Vein
[quote="Steetleysurfer"]Anybody else been up the ladders by the vent fan?
I felt an incredible draught up there.
Does anyone know why?
Does it possibly link to the high level somewhere?
Topic: Rampgill Level roof fall
moorlandmineral

Forum: North West England   Posted: 16/01/2016 19:17:59   Subject: Rampgill Level roof fall
[quote="gNick"]With a talent for weather divination and popular 'children's' fiction, why do I waste myself in engineering?
[/quote]
Damned right!!! Whats next weeks Lotto numbers???? ;D
Topic: Rampgill Level roof fall
moorlandmineral

Forum: North West England   Posted: 16/01/2016 14:15:49   Subject: Rampgill Level roof fall
[quote="gNick"]This sunday's foray into the Chamber of I Wouldn't Stand There If I Were You has been postponed due to the team being a bit short handed.
We will sort out a date in the nearish fu
Topic: Caplecleugh Low Level.
moorlandmineral

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/01/2016 19:08:28   Subject: Caplecleugh Low Level.
[quote="Mine donkey"]It's not just there either. New Years trip to barons flats to find lots of fresh moving[/quote]
The section through Carr's always was tight, not sure how it could get much ti
Jump to page << < << < 1 2 3 > >>
Safety LED Miners Caplamps Moore Books: Specialist Books I.A. Recordings: Mining and Industrial History DVDs Starless River - Caving Store Explore a Disused Welsh Slate Mine
Disclaimer: Mine exploring can be quite dangerous, but then again it can be alright, it all depends on the weather. Please read the proper disclaimer.
© 2005 to 2015 AditNow.co.uk
Top of Page