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Posts by BertyBasset

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Topic: Pen yr Orsedd
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/05/2019 13:37:23   Subject: Pen yr Orsedd
Is this still a working quarry? Is there anything worth visiting if accessible?

Robin
Topic: South Cardiganshire Mining Club
BertyBasset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/05/2019 23:21:43   Subject: South Cardiganshire Mining Club
[quote="euros"]Are you sure it's the "South Cardiganshire Mining Club"?
[/quote]

He means the South Cardiganshire Popular People's Front.
Topic: Cae coch sulphur mine
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/05/2019 22:51:15   Subject: Cae coch sulphur mine
[quote="Tamarmole"]
If you haven't done it it is well worth following the tramway formation from the head of the incline to the quarry.[/quote]

Yes, that's what we did. That top windin
Topic: Cae coch sulphur mine
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/05/2019 22:26:40   Subject: Cae coch sulphur mine
Not sure about etiquette of reviving 10 year old thread - however...

Was up there yesterday. Explored the incline, then had an interesting time negotiating fallen trees on the track from th
Topic: Afon Wen
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/05/2019 23:51:58   Subject: Afon Wen
Cheers John. That's a goer then.
Topic: Afon Wen
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/05/2019 13:17:23   Subject: Afon Wen
Found a geological itinerary, but unfortunately, he hasn't given grid references.

http://www.geologywales.co.uk/coedybrenin/

Some side investigations suggest locality 4 might be
Topic: Afon Wen
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/05/2019 23:58:34   Subject: Afon Wen
I've been having a bit of a browse on the Museum of Wales Minearology database. I was vaguely aware of Glasdir Turf Copper etc, but not really aware of the porphory copper that it was derived from. Al
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
BertyBasset

Forum: North East England   Posted: 20/04/2019 00:33:08   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
Although if it were in a secure tunnel!!
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
BertyBasset

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/04/2019 11:33:02   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
I would have thought that a continuous conveyor system would be operationally more straightforward than having to load and unload a batch on and off a train.
Topic: Slag, clinker and ash
BertyBasset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/04/2019 09:39:29   Subject: Slag, clinker and ash
[quote]Slag, clinker and ash[/quote]
Shakin' Stevens considers rewrite...

Sorry couldn't resist.
Topic: Underground working around Nantlle
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/04/2019 09:42:45   Subject: Underground working around Nantlle
I won't be going down that one then. It's nothing to do with the 'contaminated lake' is it?
Topic: Underground working around Nantlle
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/04/2019 10:38:48   Subject: Underground working around Nantlle
Old thread revival alert...

I was having an explore of Pen-y-Bryn and Gallt y Fedw yesterday, when I noticed something a bit suspicious not far from the public right of way heading up towar
Topic: Ffos y Bleiddiad - Abergele
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/03/2019 16:44:32   Subject: Ffos y Bleiddiad - Abergele
Hi Adam,

Which adit? This thread has meandered across several distinct sites!
Topic: Abandoned Mine Explore #22 : Huge Workings In The Mine Of 1000 Ladders (Video)
BertyBasset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/02/2019 09:55:02   Subject: Abandoned Mine Explore #22 : Huge Workings In The Mine Of 1000 Ladders (Video)
Ooof, or try '500 Busstops'.
Topic: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/02/2019 16:02:12   Subject: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
Yes, is open, although there's a big yellow metal thing preventing access to the adit. Unless you can get through the hole in it.
Topic: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/02/2019 12:54:03   Subject: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
Is the bomb store still accesible? I've not been for about 20 years, and I guess things have changed considerably since then.
Topic: Thursday Nighters, Summer 2015.
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/02/2019 23:34:02   Subject: Thursday Nighters, Summer 2015.
I do my best!

So, anyone actually been in? It does look quite low for a mine level. It also appears to veer to the left, so possibly going along the line of the ridge? Can't go far in any c
Topic: Thursday Nighters, Summer 2015.
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/02/2019 14:19:16   Subject: Thursday Nighters, Summer 2015.
Can confirm the existence and location and of the Portmeirion 'gold mine' next to the Chinese Lake. As on the map on previous page at SH58743697 unders some steps where a path come down from the East.
Topic: Cymru Fyw - Going Underground
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/10/2018 14:20:36   Subject: Cymru Fyw - Going Underground
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cymrufyw/45977173
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 16th of August
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/08/2018 13:22:48   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 16th of August
Speaking of Wrysgan. Is the incline still climbable these days? Bottom looked a bit loose when I was walking past back in Spring.
Topic: Dinorwig Wander
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/08/2018 23:11:33   Subject: Dinorwig Wander
Hi all,

As the weather is improving mid afternoon on Sunday, I'm planning on a wander around Dinorwig for a bit of photography. Unfortunately, my Delving in Dinorwig book is currently in st
Topic: Barmouth Manganese
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/07/2018 10:17:54   Subject: Barmouth Manganese
Thanks Rufenig.

Scheduled for next weekend I think.
Topic: Barmouth Manganese
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/06/2018 01:25:51   Subject: Barmouth Manganese
Thanks Dave and Sinker. Not too bothered about underground if there's a bit of surface fossiking to be had.

Robin
Topic: Barmouth Manganese
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/06/2018 11:51:24   Subject: Barmouth Manganese
The hillside behind Barmouth looks like it might be a pleasant place to spend a sunny afternoon. The question is, does anyone know whether there is sufficient mineral/mines interest to make it a worth
Topic: Nottingham
BertyBasset

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 13/06/2018 10:01:11   Subject: Nottingham
There are a couple of paid trips.

City of Caves. It's got a bizarre entrance. You start off in a shopping mall, take an escalator down, then the caves are under the foundations.

Topic: Thursday Nighters - 17th of May
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/05/2018 15:22:04   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 17th of May
Hi Dan, Can't say I saw the adit. You mean actually at CC rather than Gilfach?

With regard to the Penmorfa article, I'm not convinced CC pumped Gilfach. True, there aren't any tailings on
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 17th of May
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/05/2018 10:29:35   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 17th of May
A rough topo from 20 years ago!
https://www.aditnow.co.uk/documents/Gilfach-Copper-Mine/GilfachSection.pdf

Was at Cwm Cipwrth on Saturday. As far as I can make out, the only workings a
Topic: Mine walk and underground photography near Porthmadog
BertyBasset

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 26/03/2018 12:44:20   Subject: Mine walk and underground photography near Porthmadog
Catherine and Jane as well. Has some nice remains.
Also Cwm Pennant nearby. Deep Adit at Gilfach, Water wheel at Cwm Cipwrth.
Cwm Bychan worth a wander for the aerial ropeway remains, with s
Topic: Fron Oleu
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/02/2018 14:08:51   Subject: Fron Oleu
Didn't get back, but given the grid ref, I assume this would be the intrusion mentioned.

https://ibb.co/goY1sc
Topic: Subterranean-Snowdon race
BertyBasset

Forum: Events   Posted: 26/02/2018 13:06:48   Subject: Subterranean-Snowdon race
That's a bit crap though. Visit a show mine, then a bus, and then walk up Snowdon.
Topic: Subterranean-Snowdon race
BertyBasset

Forum: Events   Posted: 23/02/2018 13:14:45   Subject: Subterranean-Snowdon race
'Waunfawr Tunnel' maybe? Think I've seen that on the 'approved' outdoor list at some point.
Topic: Earthquake?
BertyBasset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2018 12:21:38   Subject: Earthquake?
Predominantly strike slip according to this https://earthquake-report.com/2018/02/17/moderate-earthquake-united-kingdom-february-17-2018/ Swansea Valley Fault Zone. 7km's quite deep, presumably sub D
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
BertyBasset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2018 15:40:15   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Wrysgan?
Topic: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
BertyBasset

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 17/01/2018 18:21:48   Subject: Rhosydd Slate Quarry
Agreed. Great effort. It's good to see such books being kept in print.

Robin
Topic: Lefel Goch
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/01/2018 14:10:56   Subject: Lefel Goch
According to Bick (I think - don't have the book to hand) - it may well have been blocked for 200 years!
Topic: Lefel Goch
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/01/2018 10:44:15   Subject: Lefel Goch
I was having a walk around Aberglaslyn yesterday, and I noticed there been a bit of damage to wall where the purported blocked Lefel Goch lies. Not sure if the damage has been created by water drainin
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/01/2018 17:59:29   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Just had a proper look at Cris's mine site, and it's got tons of useful stuff.

Also done a bit of radon research...

The N Wales limestones (and Derbyshire) contain hydrocarbon ma
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd damaged aids
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/11/2017 23:14:57   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd damaged aids
[quote="Jimbo"][quote="Blober"]In regards to posting signs, isn't that then owning up to some sort of liability? You just can't win...[/quote]

Not if no one knows who left them and we all b
Topic: AditNow Christmas party!
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/11/2017 15:10:14   Subject: AditNow Christmas party!
Lynx jokes ?
Topic: Old mines delay railway electrification
BertyBasset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2017 23:03:01   Subject: Old mines delay railway electrification
I do hope that's the gender neutral version of Thomas you've shown there.
Topic: One for the steam buffs
BertyBasset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2017 11:11:26   Subject: One for the steam buffs
Ay up. It may well be about to kick off again on UKC.
Topic: One for the steam buffs
BertyBasset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2017 23:04:25   Subject: One for the steam buffs
[quote="Peter Burgess"]There's a tank engine called Bluebell on the Bluebell Railway.[/quote]

Weren't they in the news a couple of years ago for an insalubrious bit of filming that necessit
Topic: exploring new mines
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/10/2017 00:14:37   Subject: exploring new mines
[quote="BenA"]if you clamber over the ridge above smyddyn du mine there is an adit in the valley below the nantlle ridge. some piles of tailings by entrance. not mentiuoned anywhere.[/quote]

Topic: exploring new mines
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/10/2017 11:26:46   Subject: exploring new mines
Yes, you can see both shaft and 'adit' on the lidar scan.

[img]https://image.ibb.co/er4EwG/jeff.png[/img]
Topic: exploring new mines
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/10/2017 10:26:27   Subject: exploring new mines
With the Nantlle one. I think there's also an adit under the road.

A couple I don't think have been thoroughly explored are:
Benallt - Rhiw. I've been down the shaft belaying off the o
Topic: Rhosydd Quarry Activity
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/10/2017 23:10:32   Subject: Rhosydd Quarry Activity
Mixed Grill, with all the trimmings.
Topic: Coed Mawr Pool, any recent info please
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/09/2017 11:15:19   Subject: Coed Mawr Pool, any recent info please
Found some of my notes from about 20years ago. Neck deep even then!

"The adit is fenced and disgorges a great quantity of water into the river. The level commences through neck deep water g
Topic: exploring new mines
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/09/2017 13:21:12   Subject: exploring new mines
The Knowledge Bank is a very useful resource.
Topic: Coed Mawr Pool, any recent info please
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/09/2017 23:12:13   Subject: Coed Mawr Pool, any recent info please
Tony Jarrat got quite high up from the adit back in the seventies.
http://www.mcra.org.uk/logbooks/?dir=jrat

Not sure which volume, but you'll have more fun just going through them.
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 14th of September
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/09/2017 09:41:03   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 14th of September
Ah, the ubiquitous ovine cadaver!

I'll have a look at that article lunchtime.

Robin
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