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Topic: 28DL loves Roy
BertyBasset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/11/2020 11:16:47   Subject: 28DL dont like Roy
Although I do see Roy more of a suave figure in a smoking jacket than someone with a false moustache.
Topic: 28DL loves Roy
BertyBasset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/11/2020 11:12:37   Subject: 28DL dont like Roy
ah.. you could be right there.
Topic: 28DL loves Roy
BertyBasset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/11/2020 10:07:08   Subject: 28DL dont like Roy
As Oscar Wilde said: 'I won't belong to a club that accepts me as a member.'
Topic: Ardda Sulphur Mine
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/11/2020 01:53:19   Subject: Ardda Sulphur Mine
Well, as we are out of lockdown in Wales, I had a trundle today. Parked by the Pont Newydd bridge, and followed the leat across to the Arddu. The 'mine', corresponding to Davel's 1900 map is marked on
Topic: Cae Coch Sulphur Mine (mine)
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/11/2020 22:19:09   Subject: Cae Coch Sulphur Mine (mine)
Being pyrite, I suspect the main issue would be reduced oxygen levels rather than noxious sulphurous fumes, however, having said that, there are definitely parts of the mine that are pretty eggy.
Topic: Cae Coch Sulphur Mine (mine)
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/11/2020 22:29:56   Subject: Cae Coch Sulphur Mine (mine)
I've also had a go from the top - once. I think you need to go through the grounds of the house - there are no markings suggesting that's the way to go, then into the woods over a stile, then keep ri
Topic: Cae Coch Sulphur Mine (mine)
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/11/2020 21:57:42   Subject: Cae Coch Sulphur Mine (mine)
Don't go that way. That's what I did a few years ago. It necesitated a traverse through brambles and over fallen trees, that eventually gets you there covererd in scratches.

Go behind the T
Topic: The Liskeard Mining Area in 1863 Interactive Map
BertyBasset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/10/2020 21:35:44   Subject: The Liskeard Mining Area in 1863 Interactive Map
If it's anything to do with Amazon, it'll be DRMed to the max.
Topic: Moel Meirch
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/10/2020 20:27:45   Subject: Moel Meirch
Well, time marches on, but after an abortive attempt on Wednesday when I inadverdently went up the Llagi rather than the Edno valley, I finally made it today.

The path up the Edno I would c
Topic: Parys Mountain near Amlwch
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/10/2020 01:20:16   Subject: Parys Mountain near Amlwch
[quote="royfellows"]I was all day underground at Cwmystwyth, result, 5 minutes of the program.[/quote]

But what a five minutes!
Topic: New member
BertyBasset

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 04/10/2020 14:57:09   Subject: New member
That did make me laugh.
Topic: Shaft Exploring
BertyBasset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/09/2020 01:04:41   Subject: Shaft Exploring
It's clearly an opportunistic grab at the headlines, but it's still seriously impressive. There must be some negative feedback mechanism to provide stability. Also there must be some mechanism limitin
Topic: Jerah Copper Mine (mine)
BertyBasset

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 22/09/2020 10:23:20   Subject: Jerah Copper Mine (mine)
Aithrey Mine.
"Old copper mine, worked mostly in 17th & 18th centuries. Level and collapsed shaft in woods above Bridge of Allan. There are said to be shafts and a level in private property in th
Topic: Geology / drainage patterns - Talyllyn valley
BertyBasset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/09/2020 00:21:50   Subject: Geology / drainage patterns - Talyllyn valley
Chris' observation of the SE-NW rivers being truncated by the fault valley looks spot on. I wonder though if the Bala Fault wasn't actually reflected by a valley until glaciation. So you could have th
Topic: Ardda Sulphur Mine
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/09/2020 00:53:31   Subject: Ardda Sulphur Mine
Still not been to the mine, but had a drive up the road from Trefriw to Llyn Cowlyd, and what a road it is. Descending into the valley you recognise it as a very long typical glaciated U shaped valley
Topic: Ardda Sulphur Mine
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/09/2020 22:47:40   Subject: Ardda Sulphur Mine
[quote="davel"]Of note is that this mine had its own railway!
The line of the incline is possibly visible from SH77356632 to SH76886627 on the 1875-7 6" OS map sheet Caernarvonshire XIII.NE.
Topic: Ardda Sulphur Mine
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/09/2020 20:29:07   Subject: Ardda Sulphur Mine
Thanks all. PM sent.
Topic: Ardda Sulphur Mine
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/09/2020 13:01:36   Subject: Ardda Sulphur Mine
Anyone know the actual location of this. Mines of the Gwydyr Forest is a bit vague. Says park at Pont Newydd near Coedty Reservoir, then head off into Afon Du valley. Off for a look this afternoon. If
Topic: Prince Edward Gold Mine (mine)
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/09/2020 11:42:21   Subject: Prince Edward Gold Mine (mine)
Bwlch y Plwm, Pant-y-wrach and Catherine and Jane are within a 10mile radius if you want something 'metally'. Bwlch y Plwm is probably the most interesting. Also for novelty value, Cae Fali, you can e
Topic: Just Moved!
BertyBasset

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 05/09/2020 13:03:10   Subject: Just Moved!
Second that. Bick is definitely worth sourcing.
Topic: Video Explore : Solving The Mystery Of The Huge Laddered Raise
BertyBasset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/08/2020 22:12:19   Subject: Video Explore : Solving The Mystery Of The Huge Laddered Raise
Too much shale. First world problem!
Topic: Caernaron Tunnels
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/08/2020 11:07:55   Subject: Caernaron Tunnels
[quote="danswift"]How can one discover a tunnel and NOT venture in??? :thumbsup:[/quote]

Yes, shocking lack of inquisitiveness.
Topic: Caernaron Tunnels
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/08/2020 23:13:23   Subject: Caernaron Tunnels
Maybe more urbex than mines, but..

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/quirky-nine-foot-wide-caernarfon-18819365

The old town is supposed to be riddled with them, b
Topic: Interesting Fluorite Mine in north Pennines
BertyBasset

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/08/2020 17:04:03   Subject: Interesting Fluorite Mine in north Pennines
Of course, they can always go c*ving and film in there ;)
Topic: Anglesey Copper mines
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/07/2020 09:52:15   Subject: Anglesey Copper mines
Carmel Head is a very atmospheric place and well worth a trip. Not a great deal to be seen mine wise, but the coastal traverse from Lligwy to Porth Swtan is not to be missed. There's also the substant
Topic: Collapse at Dorothea - 04/07/2020
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/07/2020 23:16:45   Subject: Collapse at Dorothea - 04/07/2020
I was walking the tip above the pit on Monday. Maybe I was a bit heavy footed?
Topic: Back underground ????
BertyBasset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/06/2020 02:04:57   Subject: Back underground ????
A fair proportion of the UK appear to think it's over. Personally, I'm carrying on in Lockdown. Supermarket twice a week, hour's walk a day, 2m regardless of what Pob might want to impose on us econo
Topic: information
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/06/2020 22:08:17   Subject: information
Benglog and Drws-y-Nant Mines if you are thinking about the level and shaft marked on the OS about a mile to the north. Lead and copper respectively.
Topic: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/06/2020 15:05:06   Subject: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
Blimey, looks like they've got some 8year old with photoshop to knock up their 'designs'.

Does this mean that Quarry Battery has gone t*ts up?
Topic: Rare Welsh gold hunt
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/05/2020 22:28:39   Subject: Rare Welsh gold hunt
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]Maybe the share price has been dropping too low recently. :lol::lol:
[/quote]

Yes, I assume they'll have bore-holed the ground to death, so makes you wonder what
Topic: Rare Welsh gold hunt
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/05/2020 18:16:34   Subject: Rare Welsh gold hunt
Interesting. Modern day version of hushing! https://www.mindat.org/loc-186308.html

Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/05/2020 19:43:03   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
I condemn graffiti on property and vehicles etc., but cases are still on the rise in North Wales. Which is odd considering the lockdown and that it's going down in London.
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/05/2020 11:23:33   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
Mind, there are some proper planks about:

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/live-police-stand-surfer-refusing-18253089
Topic: Back underground ????
BertyBasset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/05/2020 01:54:22   Subject: Back underground ????
Of course it's only been here since December. Boris says there may be no vaccine. Whether you are immune after getting it is also undecided. Myself, I'd err on caution.
Topic: Back underground ????
BertyBasset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2020 22:36:52   Subject: Back underground ????
It's all a bit half baked and full of inconsitencies. I think this is all about priming the pump to get the population infected at a manageable level.
Topic: House with an incline?
BertyBasset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/05/2020 09:48:42   Subject: House with an incline?
[quote="Tamarmole"]I seem to recall that the Asheton Smythe family of Dinorwic fame built an incline from their kitchen to their dining room to speed up food delivery.[/quote]

Are you sure
Topic: Rocks found on Cwmorthin tip Help with identification
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/04/2020 23:40:57   Subject: Rocks found on Cwmorthin tip Help with identification
And I'm now on the hunt for a second hand one!
Topic: Rocks found on Cwmorthin tip Help with identification
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/04/2020 14:05:35   Subject: Rocks found on Cwmorthin tip Help with identification
If you had access to a polarising microsocope: diy thin section making http://earth2geologists.net/Microscopes/documents/How_to_make_rock_thin_sections.pdf

Also it seems you can get thin se
Topic: Rocks found on Cwmorthin tip Help with identification
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/04/2020 21:53:56   Subject: Rocks found on Cwmorthin tip Help with identification
The green crystals may well be olivine, although it's microgabbro that's in the area, so I wouldn't expect visible crystals or clasts that big.

Is the light one a rhyolite or a felsite?
Topic: Adit in Bangor near the Pier
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/04/2020 16:10:28   Subject: Adit in Bangor near the Pier
There are some scratching on the other side of the straits near the Gazelle, although it's totally different geology. Apart from some basic dykes that occur on both sides.
Topic: Period photo of the Rhiwbach quarry village (photo)
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/03/2020 22:34:37   Subject: Period photo of the Rhiwbach quarry village (photo)
Lovely. Funnily enough I was reading the Rhiwbach entry in AJ Richards yesterday, and this bit caught my attention.

[quote]....but main shopping was done in Blaenau on Saturdays, purchases
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
BertyBasset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/03/2020 23:43:01   Subject: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
Certainly trumped Brexit. Tim Martin will be pissed off. His dream within his grasp, then his company goes off a cliff.

Not that I'm gloating. It's a very tricky fix for everyone. So keep s
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
BertyBasset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/03/2020 09:18:38   Subject: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
Mc Donald's giant touch screen ordering systems. Who thought that up?
Topic: Open cast copper mining
BertyBasset

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 13/03/2020 13:26:52   Subject: Open cast copper mining
Copper mining in Cyprus might be a good places to look at. Lots on google e.g.

https://www.fergusmurraysculpture.com/cyprus/history-notes-12-pages/iv-kupros-copper/
Topic: Going to say the dreaded " cave " word
BertyBasset

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 05/03/2020 00:20:40   Subject: Going to say the dreaded
Little Neath area good. As well as LN, Bridge Cave, White Lady, Town Drain, Igam Ogam.
Topic: Nantlle Valley Slate Belt copper
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/02/2020 23:03:40   Subject: Nantlle Valley Slate Belt copper
I was up in Penyrorsedd a few weeks ago, having a good explore, and a couple of rock piles near the 'abandoned village' for lack of a better term for it had specks of malachite in it.

Today
Topic: Aberdaron Mines
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/02/2020 09:45:09   Subject: Aberdaron Mines
I had a look last year, but didn't see anything. Are they above the footbridge ?
Topic: Cwm Cynfal copper mine
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/12/2019 22:00:17   Subject: Cwm Cynfal copper mine
Wow. Excellent job there Dave.

I was already concerned about a pipeline, with varying weight of water, in unconsolidated ground, on a slope, above a ravine in general, but the issues you've
Topic: WMS Layers
BertyBasset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/12/2019 10:47:23   Subject: WMS Layers
[quote="John_Smith"]Is the English LIDAR WMS back online? It has been dead for me for weeks now.[/quote]

It seems to be online, but returning blank (all white) tiles for me.
Topic: Cwm Cynfal copper mine
BertyBasset

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/12/2019 19:05:39   Subject: Cwm Cynfal copper mine
Doing similar with flora oriented acquaintances. This is clearly the wrong scheme for the wrong place.
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