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Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
droid

Forum: North East England   Posted: 24/09/2019 14:20:56   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
How's the Euro doing against the Dollar?

Just googled - it's falling.
Topic: From the Beeb. Welsh Slate.
droid

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/08/2019 15:10:24   Subject: From the Beeb. Welsh Slate.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49372075
Topic: Loe Pool Helston. early 20th century postcards.
droid

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/06/2019 15:38:31   Subject: Loe Pool Helston. early 20th century postcards.
Yes. Probably an example of vowel drift or accent.
Topic: Loe Pool Helston. early 20th century postcards.
droid

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/06/2019 15:26:37   Subject: Loe Pool Helston. early 20th century postcards.
Reason I asked is that in Newcastle-upon-Tyne they have the word 'Lonnen', which means...errr….lane :lol:
Topic: Loe Pool Helston. early 20th century postcards.
droid

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/06/2019 09:39:06   Subject: Loe Pool Helston. early 20th century postcards.
What does 'lonnin' mean, please?
Topic: South Crofty
droid

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/05/2019 12:57:10   Subject: South Crofty
Not just in Kernow.

I've read David Bick's book on Welsh copper mining and there's the same shenanigans referenced there, in Victorian times.
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
droid

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 24/04/2019 19:56:00   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
Welding gates shut when they're inside?

Captive audience then....:lol:
Topic: Nyth Y Gigfran - what’s going on?
droid

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/04/2019 18:41:17   Subject: Nyth Y Gigfran - what’s going on?
I can vouch for the holes.

Was shown them 40 years ago by a Plas y Brenan climbing instructor.
Topic: Tamworth and District Mining
droid

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/11/2018 07:08:26   Subject: Tamworth and District Mining
I work at the site of Birch Coppice, and used to fish the lakes that have formed due to subsidence of Alvecote….;D
Topic: Tamworth and District Mining
droid

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 26/11/2018 20:43:55   Subject: Tamworth and District Mining
This might be useful.

British Mining no 106 - Memoirs 2018 A5, sb, 95pp - £10 Articles/ papers are as follows A history of the Pooley Hall Colliery (Nigel A. Chapman) A day in the life of t
Topic: Dave Williams
droid

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/11/2018 19:32:47   Subject: Dave Williams
Didn't know Dave but his posts on here were always worth reading.

RIP
Topic: Hidden Earth 2018
droid

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/07/2018 18:50:46   Subject: Hidden Earth 2018
Maybe them that don't like it would care to organise a venue for Les for next year?

Strikes me we were dangerously close to not getting an event this year. Read Les's piece in UKC.
Topic: Site outage - 31st May to 1st June
droid

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 01/06/2018 19:25:08   Subject: Site outage - 31st May to 1st June
I just assumed it was my computer....:lol::lol::lol:
Topic: Mine water clean up.
droid

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 07/05/2018 12:33:41   Subject: Mine water clean up.
Thank you Chris.

That piece confirms my suspicions that biochar would not be a suitable resource for remediation of mine effluent.
Topic: Mine water clean up.
droid

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 05/05/2018 04:04:40   Subject: Mine water clean up.
It doesn't. You haven't given any specific information.

Try again. :lol:
Topic: Mine water clean up.
droid

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/05/2018 04:42:48   Subject: Mine water clean up.
What's the difference between 'biochar' and ordinary charcoal?
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
droid

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/04/2018 14:12:35   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
If it's owt like my old MagnumStar it'll be (literally) brilliant.

Lit up the big Oakley chambers like a pound of magnesium ribbon.....:lol:
Topic: Worlds daftest torch?
droid

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 08/03/2018 13:23:02   Subject: Worlds daftest torch?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/IMALENT-DX80-CREE-XHP70-LED-32000lm-IPX-8-Waterproof-8-x-LED-Smart-Flashlight/232648145622?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D49920%26meid%3D61ffa73959
Topic: Cave surveys from the Yorkshire Dales
droid

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 24/02/2018 12:18:57   Subject: Cave surveys from the Yorkshire Dales
I'm sure it wasn't deliberate ;D

You were very busy as I recall. No probs.
Topic: Cave surveys from the Yorkshire Dales
droid

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 24/02/2018 11:10:55   Subject: Cave surveys from the Yorkshire Dales
[quote="Moorebooks"]
I'm no saint

[/quote]

:lol::lol::lol:

That'd explain the book I bought off you at the Hidden Earth in Burnley.


£30.

Topic: Cave surveys from the Yorkshire Dales
droid

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 23/02/2018 18:35:54   Subject: Cave surveys from the Yorkshire Dales
This the new UKC moneymaking venture? £30 a month to post up your new stuff?

Seems a bit harsh since you only post up stuff that's relevant and interesting....
Topic: Coal mining in Wales
droid

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/02/2018 12:09:50   Subject: Coal mining in Wales
Don't give Daggers ideas :lol:
Topic: Repurposing
droid

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/01/2018 10:39:51   Subject: Repurposing
Fauld gypsum mine: munitions storage.
Topic: Appeal for missing caver
droid

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/12/2017 19:59:37   Subject: Appeal for missing caver
:(

http://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=22857.msg288399;topicseen#new
Topic: The Castleton Mines a Descriptive and Visual History
droid

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 08/12/2017 19:55:39   Subject: The Castleton Mines a Descriptive and Visual History
To anyone with even the slightest interest in Castleton and the history of the mines round, this is an excellent book.

Well written, immaculately researched and very well illustrated with
Topic: Tailings dam spills 3 million gallons.
droid

Forum: North America   Posted: 02/12/2017 20:29:31   Subject: Tailings dam spills 3 million gallons.
Magpie Sough springs to mind.....:lol:
Topic: Caphouse Museum decay
droid

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/11/2017 19:56:12   Subject: Caphouse Museum decay
And mine....;D
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
droid

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/11/2017 15:34:21   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
[quote="sinker"][quote="droid"]Backs away slowly.....[/quote]
.....down an un-guarded shaft. With John doing nothing more than shouting a warning..... :lol:[/quote]

BASTAAAAaaaaaaaarrr
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
droid

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/11/2017 14:36:19   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Backs away slowly.....:lol::lol::lol:
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
droid

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/11/2017 14:09:29   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
[i]in loco parentis[/i] is the guiding principle here.

Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
droid

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/11/2017 19:42:05   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
The reply to which is: it's your child, look after them properly.
Topic: Aged Members
droid

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2017 04:22:27   Subject: Aged Members
Yes!
Topic: Aged Members
droid

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2017 06:49:28   Subject: Aged Members
The real Alycidon is my avatar on UKC......:lol:
Topic: Aged Members
droid

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/10/2017 13:04:50   Subject: Aged Members
The problem with 'collecting' is that various 'collections' tend to duplicate one another.

I collect model railway locos. My collection of Lima Class 55s duplicates a mate's collection of L
Topic: Good for a chuckle
droid

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/10/2017 05:38:14   Subject: Good for a chuckle
'Brain like a dropped pie' :lol::lol::lol:
Topic: South Crofty - Latest?
droid

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/09/2017 09:24:05   Subject: South Crofty - Latest?
I'd settle for a translation in English....:lol:
Topic: Oaks Colliery Disaster
droid

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 16/09/2017 11:25:57   Subject: Oaks Colliery Disaster
The tragedy was that the Oaks was known to be gassy. There was an earlier serious explosion, and the Barnsley Main seam was notorious for gas and spontaneous combustion.

There were plenty
Topic: exploring new mines
droid

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/09/2017 19:56:01   Subject: exploring new mines
The comment 'might be controversial' means the poster knows fine well it is :lol:
Topic: Stationary Engine (photo)
droid

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2017 17:16:56   Subject: Stationary Engine (photo)
Yes.

That was mum's replacement for the dolly tub and separate mangle(r).....:lol:

Same colour too..
Topic: Stationary Engine (photo)
droid

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2017 10:37:37   Subject: Stationary Engine (photo)
[quote="robnorthwales"]You mean a mangle ?[/quote]

Yes!

Senior moment.....::):lol:
Topic: Stationary Engine (photo)
droid

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2017 09:45:36   Subject: Stationary Engine (photo)
Did your Grandma have one of those lethal hand-operated squeegee roller things as well?
Topic: Stationary Engine (photo)
droid

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2017 09:23:50   Subject: Stationary Engine (photo)
It is a dolly tub. Remember my mum having one.....and the necessary three-legged stool on a stick to agitate it.....:lol:
Topic: another mine lost
droid

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/09/2017 04:31:22   Subject: another mine lost
I suppose the concept of leaving minerals in situ for others to see and enjoy is similarly chumpish...

Mind, I can't see that happening.
Topic: another mine lost
droid

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/09/2017 20:15:08   Subject: another mine lost
Keep it up on UKC.

Your ability to wind up the locals is unparalleled.....:lol:
Topic: Books - Mendip, Glaisdale and Chester
droid

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 18/08/2017 21:42:02   Subject: Books - Mendip, Glaisdale and Chester
'Perfect bound'.....a misnomer if ever there was one.....
Topic: FOR SALE - Personal u/g equipment
droid

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 06/07/2017 17:27:03   Subject: FOR SALE - Personal u/g equipment
You don't wear yours half the time, Daggers....:lol:
Topic: Conwy Mountain - Sychnant Pass
droid

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/03/2017 11:02:26   Subject: Conwy Mountain - Sychnant Pass
Soundtrack is good. One of those choons I should know, but don't.

Ian?
Topic: Great Masson Lead Mine (mine)
droid

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 05/03/2017 09:53:02   Subject: Great Masson Lead Mine (mine)
Plenty of trains if the buses aren't cooperative.
Topic: New - BGS OpenGeoscience - memoirs etc uploaded
droid

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/03/2017 19:53:47   Subject: New - BGS OpenGeoscience - memoirs etc uploaded
Thanks for that....added to favourites....
Topic: The Worlds Most Experienced Mine Explorer
droid

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2017 14:06:35   Subject: The Worlds Most Experienced Mine Explorer
J Rat was more of a cave digger.....;D
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