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Topic: Hi, I'm new to this.
NewStuff

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 09/08/2020 15:30:36   Subject: Hi, I'm new to this.
[quote="Rowan2Durrant5"]Hello, just recently gotten into cave/mine exploration and I am just wondering if there are any groups or anyone that I could join up with around the welshpool/newtown area?[/q
Topic: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
NewStuff

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/07/2020 12:45:02   Subject: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
[quote="John Mason"]Of course - I am dropping out of this one after this post.[/quote]
You say that, but you proceed to, yet again, put words in my mouth.
[quote="John Mason"]What I objected
Topic: Little Arrows
NewStuff

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/07/2020 17:14:17   Subject: Little Arrows
Agreed. The slate is a bit squishy in comparison to Blaenau stuff people may be used to, and why none of us want to hang around under entrance chambers, there's a tendancy for roof to become floor wit
Topic: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
NewStuff

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/07/2020 16:06:32   Subject: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
[quote="John Mason"]Has it not ever occurred to you that such things are commonly offered as vague excuses for the lack of attention to ongoing issues?[/quote]

Has it not ever occurred to y
Topic: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
NewStuff

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/07/2020 15:45:02   Subject: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
[quote="John Mason"]To point the finger at the Greens as the cause of such issues, as the above poster did, is misguided. Short-termism is the diagnosis here. Greens are all about sustainability and r
Topic: Little Arrows
NewStuff

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/07/2020 18:18:08   Subject: Little Arrows
Cambrian always attracts these. Ease of access.

That said, I usually have a wire brush with me when I visit here for that very reason. They'll be back by years end.
Topic: Chemical rock splitting
NewStuff

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 27/07/2020 18:16:04   Subject: Chemical rock splitting
As said - it's not the great panacea you expect, once you look into the practicalities, it's only of use in limited scenarios.

Maybe look at plugs and feathers? We've used that with good su
Topic: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
NewStuff

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/07/2020 18:13:05   Subject: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
As said above - The current council have zero interest in maintaining or making use of any heritage site, as it doesn't fit with the current "Green" ideals being pushed forward. Chances are the sitre
Topic: Mining subsidence visible on LIDAR images?
NewStuff

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/07/2020 16:17:25   Subject: Mining subsidence visible on LIDAR images?
[quote="pwhole"]I'm finding the lighting model a bit weird on this application, as features I've located on a LIDAR map generated for me are almost invisible on this one.[/quote]
The link in the
Topic: Mining subsidence visible on LIDAR images?
NewStuff

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/07/2020 14:32:07   Subject: Mining subsidence visible on LIDAR images?
[quote="christwigg"]True, but it's immensely useful to be able to walk across a LiDAR image live.[/quote]

Oh, indeed, I've turned up / verified a few things I and others had theories about.
Topic: Mining subsidence visible on LIDAR images?
NewStuff

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/07/2020 14:00:54   Subject: Mining subsidence visible on LIDAR images?
[quote="christwigg"]http://www.lidarfinder.com[/quote]

Just a heads up that this page appears to be entirely non-functional if you block/decline to let it know your current location.
Topic: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
NewStuff

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/06/2020 16:47:25   Subject: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
[quote="Chrissie4224"]They always seek permission to enter locations lawfully [/quote]

Stop talking **** mate, there is zero access whatsoever to one of the places they have a vid. I'm not
Topic: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
NewStuff

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/04/2020 17:40:10   Subject: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
Still working here, don't have a choice in the matter. I'd [i]like[/i] to be off, and earning 80% of my usual income, but that won't happen unless a shutdown for manufacturing that is't related to foo
Topic: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
NewStuff

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/04/2020 19:38:09   Subject: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
At best - They get rescued, and get (likely) fined to all ****.

At worst - They get a bit wiffy, but they're not a worry any more, hopefully the worst goes when we're allowed back out to pl
Topic: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
NewStuff

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/01/2020 15:01:10   Subject: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
[quote="Vanoord"]The 'Carbis Bay Crew' have the following to say:[/quote]
I'm not a member of any "official" club and haven't been for a few years. I think anyone on here will know that I'm rathe
Topic: Great County Adit
NewStuff

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 22/01/2020 18:52:40   Subject: Great County Adit
[quote="Jim MacPherson"]Just as a comment I got to Lozz' location not by deducing his cryptic clues (I'm too dim for that) but by right-clicking on the image referenced by the OP and an option was to
Topic: Granite Quarries and Mines
NewStuff

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/01/2020 17:33:37   Subject: Granite Quarries and Mines
I can't find the entry. I have a colour Hi-res scan of the original plans if anyone wants it, and I'd love a copy of the spot heights.
Topic: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
NewStuff

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/01/2020 16:38:09   Subject: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
[quote="mae"]Not sure how to post up images on here ,but if you pop to the other channel ive posted it on there,be aware.[/quote]

[photo]119691[/photo]
Topic: Cambrian Slate, Glyn Ceriog
NewStuff

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/12/2019 15:11:08   Subject: Cambrian Slate, Glyn Ceriog
It's not dust, it's moisture. It's like walking through a fog sometimes. can vary daily, usually worse in the main haulage than the chambers.
Topic: Merry Christmas 2019
NewStuff

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/12/2019 13:14:17   Subject: Merry Christmas 2019
It was nice around here yesterday Roy, picked the right day for it, it's decidedly not pleasant today. I took the bike for a spin out, just above Minera as it happens.
Topic: Cambrian Slate, Glyn Ceriog
NewStuff

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/12/2019 15:58:31   Subject: Cambrian Slate, Glyn Ceriog
[quote="royfellows"]1 new digging project, cancelled.
:lol:

EDIT Thinking about it, good job I asked else it would be me cancelled.[/quote]

We don't need any more deaths in
Topic: Cambrian Slate, Glyn Ceriog
NewStuff

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/12/2019 14:41:41   Subject: Cambrian Slate, Glyn Ceriog
The blockage that is on the dogleg in the tunnel between the 2 workings? It's what's holding back the entirety of the flooded Aberlas workings that are dived regularly. Most of it is underwater. PM me
Topic: CRTT
NewStuff

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/12/2019 06:28:33   Subject: CRTT
General advice is to take everything you need to do the trip - assume nothing. Equipment left behind after trips, (ropes, boats etc), are not inspected or maintained, If anything is replaced, it's by
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
NewStuff

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/12/2019 14:46:40   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
Ordered.
Topic: Website advice
NewStuff

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/10/2019 19:47:52   Subject: Website advice
[quote="SimonRL"]That's said if you've been doing this too long as I have then Notepad is as good as anything :) [/quote]

It's hard to beat notepad for a static page or three. That said, I
Topic: Lower Park Lead Mine, Minera
NewStuff

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/10/2019 19:16:12   Subject: Lower Park Lead Mine, Minera
There's always people looking for other ways into this system... ;)
Topic: Website advice
NewStuff

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/10/2019 06:49:16   Subject: Website advice
[quote="SimonRL"]Somebody will probably tell me all the above is nonsense, and they've never had a problem,[/quote]

I've never had a problem. :tongue:
But I don't (and wont) use it. A
Topic: Cwmystwyth Book
NewStuff

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 29/09/2019 17:34:08   Subject: Cwmystwyth Book
Picked one up today from you at HE, Cheers! I can't see any being left with any for long. I'll be having a good nose through it tonight.
Topic: Hendre Spar Calcite Mine (mine)
NewStuff

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/08/2019 17:43:42   Subject: Hendre Spar Calcite Mine (mine)
As said, the only issue is parking. The landlord of the pub is fine if he has forewarning, and a bit of patronage.

If it's just one car, the layby on the road behind the pub is fine.
Topic: 3D printing a head lamp / battery pack
NewStuff

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/06/2019 23:44:36   Subject: 3D printing a head lamp / battery pack
I suspect any modern Delta printer with 32bit ARM boards will cut that 7hr figure down significantly.
Topic: Wheal Grenville - Fortescue's shaft 1976
NewStuff

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/06/2019 07:03:15   Subject: Wheal Grenville - Fortescue's shaft 1976
[quote="dtyson"]This then blocks his expensive water treatment plant and costs about £200 for a new filter.[/quote]

If he had explained this, fair enough. As it was, I got a spittle inflect
Topic: Wheal Grenville - Fortescue's shaft 1976
NewStuff

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/06/2019 20:30:39   Subject: Wheal Grenville - Fortescue's shaft 1976
[quote="sinker"]Aberllyn is the famous, or infamous, one around here[/quote]

Complete with irate caravan park owner. Utter bellend, if he asked, rather than frothed at the mouth at the mere
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
NewStuff

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2019 17:02:36   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
[quote="legendrider"][quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]
In light of what it is and the hazards present, I totally understand the CA's sentiment, with sealing places up.[/quote]

Th
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
NewStuff

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/06/2019 16:55:26   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]"I wonder what people have done, what they found, what it was like, how lethal it was". [/quote]

There's an adit I know of (no names or locations, it'
Topic: Moel Fferna wagon.
NewStuff

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/06/2019 15:37:12   Subject: Moel Fferna wagon.
It's a fair trek up and in with a portable grinder just to pinch 4 small Alu wheels. There's far easier ways to get that kind of weight in Alu to weigh in.

I don't think there's any doubt i
Topic: Moel Fferna wagon.
NewStuff

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/06/2019 20:16:39   Subject: Moel Fferna wagon.
[quote="sinker"]I'm taking a few bits and pieces of bar and tube with me next time to repair the leg on the pump.[/quote]

Give us a yell, I'll see if I can get away.

If you look
Topic: Golwern Quarry
NewStuff

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/05/2019 06:41:24   Subject: Golwern Quarry
C9C is what they call the little group they have going.

Problem is that they, quite specifically Antonio, have a past history with media-whoring, he was the one that named and showed a nati
Topic: Radon
NewStuff

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2019 17:54:33   Subject: Radon
http://british-caving.org.uk/wiki3/lib/exe/fetch.php?media=publications_information:bca_radon_underground_2nd_ed.pdf

Also - The "Albertstanley" comment reads to me as spam.
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
NewStuff

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 14/04/2019 15:23:31   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="Morlock"]I'm not really sure what repercussions an UG fatality could have on other areas of mine exploration, probably better if they had a sobering close call.[/quote]

Take them in
Topic: Masson Video
NewStuff

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 09/02/2019 10:59:14   Subject: Masson Video
Being someone who also doesn't do clubs, politics, or other such stuff, and is well known for being "Vocal" about access matters.

Pete has an excellent point. I didn't read his post as ches
Topic: Penarth survey/map
NewStuff

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/01/2019 07:07:30   Subject: Penarth survey/map
You obviously havent looked at the letters in front of it John. Might want to stop and think before letting the outrage out.

Mods, can you amend posts as needed?

There is a plan
Topic: A new member
NewStuff

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 26/12/2018 20:30:02   Subject: A new member
[quote="RAMPAGE"][quote="Karl Marx"]I popped out with a few of the usual suspects to Aberllyn Mine and they were all good blokes.
[/quote]

There are also some highly capable and expe
Topic: Llanrwst
NewStuff

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/12/2018 15:55:28   Subject: Llanrwst
You'll need to be far more specific, there's an awful lot of holes down the valley.
Topic: Multiple 18650 Charger
NewStuff

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/12/2018 21:03:27   Subject: Multiple 18650 Charger
Chap really needs to sort his cells insulation out, that's a dead short just waiting to happen.

Otherwise, it's a nice solution for anyone handy with an iron and needing a few 18650 cells.
Topic: AditNow 2019 Calendar - BUY NOW!
NewStuff

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/12/2018 19:01:34   Subject: AditNow 2019 Calendar - BUY NOW!
Mine has landed. Another year of annoying Her Ladyship with it on the wall.
Topic: Welsh Gold?
NewStuff

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2018 08:05:09   Subject: Welsh Gold?
They've been "re-opening" various Dolgellau mines for years, and yet minimal activity has taken place to further this. The cynical amongst us would speculate that it may just be publicity for a pump a
Topic: Torch (hand held) recommendation
NewStuff

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/11/2018 19:12:02   Subject: Torch (hand held) recommendation
Spend a little more, get a Fenix TK35 - You won't regret it.
It's a lovely bit of kit, even for someone that builds hos own lamps. I love mine.
Topic: Cheap thermal "base layers"
NewStuff

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/11/2018 20:49:49   Subject: Cheap thermal
Lidl base layers work well - I use them on the bike at this time of year.
If there's anywhere underground that feel's colder than a 2c air temp at 60+ MPH, I don't want to go there.
Topic: Hendre Spar Mine
NewStuff

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/11/2018 06:32:05   Subject: Hendre Spar Mine
http://www.ucet.org.uk/index.php?option=com_kunena&view=topic&catid=21&id=941&Itemid=191
Topic: Advice for newbies and beginners...
NewStuff

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 16/09/2018 21:36:40   Subject: Advice for newbies and beginners...
If I haven't got room to pack crap out, I'll pile it up and pull it out, or let people know if I don't expect to be back there for some time.
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