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Topic: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
BertyBasset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/10/2019 00:42:09   Subject: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
[quote="bageo"]I think there is confusion that 'cornish lithium' might be a mining or exploration company! They are not - they are registered as a knowledge intensive company with hmrc .... so are re
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
BertyBasset

Forum: North East England   Posted: 24/09/2019 00:40:23   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
It's shaky times isn't it. Can't be blamed on leaving the EU per se, but no one knows what's around the corner. Tighten the belt, and wait for calmer waters.
Topic: Deep shaft required
BertyBasset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/08/2019 00:33:03   Subject: Deep shaft required
If it's anhydrite, it would be quite a dry dream.
Topic: Graphite, Fluorite and Jet
BertyBasset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/08/2019 00:19:22   Subject: Graphite, Fluorite and Jet
Totally under-prepared for Yorkshire coast day. Got the 'Along the Scar' book, so that'll need a week next excursion. Saw no Goths either.
Topic: Graphite, Fluorite and Jet
BertyBasset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/08/2019 22:45:54   Subject: Graphite, Fluorite and Jet
Graphite (Seathwaite) done. Fluorite (Rotherhope and Boltsburn) done + bonus Kelhope visit + bonus weasel killing a rabbit and dragging it into it's burrow. Jet tomorrow, so Whitby. If the weather is
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
BertyBasset

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/08/2019 23:09:00   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
It all seems to be converging towards Brexit Day. Good luck with that. I'm sure the financial sea will be nice and calm around that time.
Topic: Rotherhope Mine
BertyBasset

Forum: North West England   Posted: 06/08/2019 22:50:56   Subject: Rotherhope Mine
Old thread revival alert...

Am wondering about a visit here tomorrow. I notice a lot of the area is open access, but the area near the river where, presumably processing took place isn't. A
Topic: Graphite, Fluorite and Jet
BertyBasset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/08/2019 00:38:29   Subject: Graphite, Fluorite and Jet
Brill. Thanks for links. Shall assimilate tomorrow. Might be a bit wet, but it is August.

Cheers,

Robin
Topic: Graphite, Fluorite and Jet
BertyBasset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/08/2019 23:57:54   Subject: Graphite, Fluorite and Jet
Hi...

Come Wednesday..

We're off on a whisltestop tour to visit some of the UKs mineral bounty sites(Northern Edition). Criteria are: We're after archealogical remains, and spoil
Topic: Ambrose Hole
BertyBasset

Forum: South East England   Posted: 31/07/2019 10:45:28   Subject: Ambrose Hole
Some other (minor) Purbeck options from Mendip! Registry:

Redend Point Caves (SZ 0380 8280)- Three, on joints in ferruginous sandstone. First record by BEC-member John Noble: Nobel (1981) S
Topic: Anything worth visiting between Peterborough and Birmingham?
BertyBasset

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 26/07/2019 12:41:12   Subject: Anything worth visiting between Peterborough and Birmingham?
Actually, canal stuff could be a good option.

Thanks

Topic: Anything worth visiting between Peterborough and Birmingham?
BertyBasset

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 26/07/2019 11:49:16   Subject: Anything worth visiting between Peterborough and Birmingham?
As per subject! I'm travelling along this corridor tomorrow, and am looking for somewhere mine, geological, or industrial archaeology to visit. The only thing I've come up with so far is Charnwood Fo
Topic: Hafod Las Slate Mine
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/07/2019 00:41:33   Subject: Hafod Las Slate Mine
Thanks Dave. I really need to get the book out of deep storage. It's in a big box under my wife's desk next door, but if we open it, it'll all have to get sorted....
Topic: Hafod Las Slate Mine
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/07/2019 00:20:39   Subject: Hafod Las Slate Mine
Zombie Thread Alert, but probably better than starting a new one....

Had a look around the overgrown buildings at the top of the incline, but the two(well 2++) questions we had were, what w
Topic: Moel Meirch
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/07/2019 17:39:38   Subject: Moel Meirch
Thanks Dave. I'll have a look at those issues.
Topic: Moel Meirch
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/07/2019 13:56:25   Subject: Moel Meirch
Ah. That might be an autumn option then. Don't fancy picking up ticks from foliage.

Cheers,
Robin
Topic: Moel Meirch
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/07/2019 22:33:59   Subject: Moel Meirch
I recently read an interesting article in a WMS newsletter about a 'crystal' mine on Moel Meirch near Nant Gwynant - crystal being gem quality quartz for collectors.

Having a browse of the
Topic: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/07/2019 00:26:45   Subject: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
Had a wander up this fine evening. Trundled around and up to the cleft to the north/west. Phone photos uploaded. It does look like a tricky descent. The 'path' up did look quite well trodden which was
Topic: Mine Shaft in garden
BertyBasset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2019 15:42:00   Subject: Mine Shaft in garden
Coal Authority website have various resources and maps detailing deep and shallow workings etc.
Topic: Southern England Mines
BertyBasset

Forum: South East England   Posted: 14/06/2019 12:13:47   Subject: Southern England Mines
Easton Down Flint Mines near Porton Down as well. According to Mendip Cave Registry:
[quote]Flint mine complex of over c200 shafts, excavated by J F S Stone in the 1930s. The shaft was 'bell-shap
Topic: Southern England Mines
BertyBasset

Forum: South East England   Posted: 14/06/2019 08:23:59   Subject: Southern England Mines
Looks like the may be a 'collector's item' here.

http://www.southampton.ac.uk/~imw/Kimmeridge-Oil-Shale.htm
Topic: Mapping
BertyBasset

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 10/06/2019 09:41:12   Subject: Mapping
I second using leaflet. Changing provider is as simple as changing tile server url - more or less a one liner.
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
BertyBasset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2019 10:56:44   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
Yes, Apedale extended is brilliant. The guide lowered his meter into a shallow trench and the change on CO2 levels was astounding. Hate to think what the levels would have been like if the blowers wer
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 30th of May
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/05/2019 01:01:36   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 30th of May
Any views on the 'hush' type thing? Landslide or mine related? I thought some of it looked quite 'orey'.
Topic: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/05/2019 22:41:58   Subject: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
Hi Jon, won't be going down it, but I'm certainly going to have a peer over the edge.

Cheers, Robin
Topic: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/05/2019 16:09:25   Subject: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
Was having a look at the western workings yesterday. Are we saying the 300' descent is in the gash at around SH 5947 5880 ? Looks impressive in google earth 3d view. I'd have had a look if I knew.
Topic: Pen yr Orsedd
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/05/2019 23:49:40   Subject: Pen yr Orsedd
Nice one. Will do just that.

Thanks, Robin.
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
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