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Topic: Thursday Nighters - 14th November
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/11/2019 22:57:01   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 14th November

I'm in :thumbsup:
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
sinker

Forum: North East England   Posted: 11/11/2019 16:07:39   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
[quote="sinker"]
Well I haven't exactly bet the ranch on it but I've put a few quid in. I'm already up by over 0.6p per share. :lol:
[/quote]

But seriously...I'm not bothered abou
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
sinker

Forum: North East England   Posted: 11/11/2019 15:45:05   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals

Well I haven't exactly bet the ranch on it but I've put a few quid in. I'm already up by over 0.6p per share. :lol:
Topic: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/11/2019 10:51:30   Subject: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
Jay + 1 can't make it unfortunately. Next year mate :flowers:

A bit of spare capacity if any stragglers want to join us?

Cut off date Friday 15th :thumbup:

Topic: Thursday Nighters - 7th November
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/11/2019 14:24:03   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 7th November
Wwwww.….sounds intriguing.....I'm in! :thumbsup:

Topic: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/11/2019 14:07:34   Subject: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
[quote="Moorebooks"]Yes please add me

Mike Moore

M[/quote]

Job done :thumbsup:
Topic: Drws y Coed upper leat (photo)
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/11/2019 09:27:25   Subject: Drws y Coed upper leat (photo)
Excellent photos!

Photograph:

[link]119281[linkphoto]119281[/linkphoto][/link]

Goes to show there is a lot more still to be found at Drws y Coed :thumbup:

Topic: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/11/2019 14:29:56   Subject: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
Ok then guys I need to put a provisional number in to the venue tomorrow morning so I'm going with 22 (including un-named 'mystery guest').

Any more?

They will have a bit of spar
Topic: Ugly house
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/10/2019 11:28:08   Subject: Ugly house
[quote="SimonRL"]

Built in a day you say?!

My current experience of building is you're lucky to get two pieces of wood nailed together in a day these days - that's if anybody tur
Topic: Ugly house
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/10/2019 20:27:40   Subject: Ugly house
Even today trainee stonemasons will be required to build a piece of wall or steps or some such thing as part of their assessment. Our stonemason will come along and inspect their work and pass judgmen
Topic: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/10/2019 21:44:39   Subject: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
[quote="Paul Marvin"]That party seems to come round every 3/4 months :ohmygod:[/quote]

:(:( We're just getting older, faster. Sorry!

You could always cancel your week in Malta an
Topic: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/10/2019 20:51:06   Subject: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
[quote="RAMPAGE"]
please may I come :flowers:[/quote]

You're in! :thumbup:
Topic: Mine pop videos
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/10/2019 09:53:09   Subject: Mine pop videos
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]

Led Zep filmed a music video at Aberllefenni Slate Mine although only above ground.

[/quote]

Pingu would know about that. He's well connected in
Topic: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/10/2019 09:17:58   Subject: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
[quote="legendrider"]

I would have loved to attend - put some faces to names.

have a great night :wub:

MARK[/quote]

:lol: It's likely to be Friday 11th in
Topic: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/10/2019 08:38:41   Subject: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
Just bumping the topic back up to the top...:thumbup:

Any more?

I'm trying to get numbers to them by the 30th October if possible :flowers:
Topic: For Sale - Holman silver3 rock drill
sinker

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 22/10/2019 19:19:02   Subject: For Sale - Holman silver3 rock drill
[quote="lozz"]

Cheers for that Sinker...hopefully photo link will display.

This might be a Silver 3 drill.....long time ago so can't remember exactly but I do remember that some
Topic: For Sale - Holman silver3 rock drill
sinker

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 22/10/2019 18:31:00   Subject: For Sale - Holman silver3 rock drill
Upload to your personal album and then cut and paste the photo link from your album into a forum thread :thumbup:
Topic: For Sale - Holman silver3 rock drill
sinker

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 22/10/2019 09:34:27   Subject: For Sale - Holman silver3 rock drill

So what is the Holman model number for an integral air leg stoping drill? Where the airleg is actually part of the body of the drill and is in line.
Normal rock drill can be fitted with a j
Topic: For Sale - Holman silver3 rock drill
sinker

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 22/10/2019 06:59:16   Subject: For Sale - Holman silver3 rock drill
Apologies I hadn't actually looked at the photo :-[ Just seemed to remember that a 3 was a stoper. Correct, its just a rock drill; an airleg stoping drill would be a nice toy to have though :thumbup:
Topic: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/10/2019 20:35:04   Subject: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
[quote="Wyn"]Me too! Where did that year go?[/quote]

Ok you're on the guest list.
I'd allowed for you anyway :thumbup:

Topic: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/10/2019 18:48:26   Subject: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!

Any more....? :flowers:
Topic: For Sale - Holman silver3 rock drill
sinker

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 21/10/2019 17:13:10   Subject: For Sale - Holman silver3 rock drill
[quote="Boy Engineer"][quote]No, its a stoper. [/quote]

It certainly isn’t. It’s a sinker.[/quote]

Well we used them as stopers. And I'm a sinker :tongue:
Topic: For Sale - Holman silver3 rock drill
sinker

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 21/10/2019 15:55:38   Subject: For Sale - Holman silver3 rock drill
[quote="Moorebooks"]

[quote="ttxela"]

….. and banish me to the sofa for a few weeks....:([/quote]

Good job you have a :thumbsup:campervan:thumbup:[/quote]

:
Topic: For Sale - Holman silver3 rock drill
sinker

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 21/10/2019 11:47:19   Subject: For Sale - Holman silver3 rock drill
[quote="Bill e"]I'm fairly sure that it is what you would refer to as a sinker.

Thanks.[/quote]

No, its a stoper. Jackleg pushes the drill upwards. Can be used for all manner of
Topic: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/10/2019 08:04:40   Subject: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
[quote="John_Smith"]

Sorry chaps and chapettes, I'll have to miss this one!

[/quote]

Sorry you can't make it back up here. Hope you enjoy your first Christmas 'darn sa
Topic: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2019 16:13:10   Subject: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
[quote="pingu"]

Is it better to book and then cancel or to hope that there is a place on the night?

[/quote]

I've allowed for you +1 so just let us know the week befor
Topic: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2019 14:22:27   Subject: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
[quote="TheBogieman"]Drat and double drat! Already have a commitment which Helen and I can't get out of so we'll have to give it a miss this year. :(
Pity, Y Teras was a lovely venue with great
Topic: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2019 11:58:51   Subject: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
Christmas party time again. Whooosh! There goes another year! :lol:

Following on from last year's highly successful party we are going to stick with the same venue, 'Y Teras' in the main Ba
Topic: Lower Park Lead Mine, Minera
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/10/2019 17:10:50   Subject: Lower Park Lead Mine, Minera
The worst mine exploration trip I ever went on. Being winched up and down that sodding shaft and legging it through the interesting mine part of the trip only to end up in a cold wet muddy cave. :lol:
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 9th of October
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/10/2019 11:49:23   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 9th of October
[quote="Blober"]

Do you like excitement? Do you like to dive feet first into the unknown?

SRT required for an evening of light entertainment and minor peril.

[/quote]<
Topic: Gear review: Camp Turbochest
sinker

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 04/10/2019 13:29:02   Subject: Gear review: Camp Turbochest
[quote="Tocsin"]

…..Camp Turbo's gate just refused to either open or lock properly, seemingly getting caught on the holdfast mechanism and taking a couple of minutes to free up.

Topic: Thursday Nighters - 3rd of October
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/10/2019 15:50:43   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 3rd of October
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]I.e. Brondanw Arms, Llanfrothen. :thumbup:[/quote]

Sorry, yes correct. AKA "The Ring".
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 3rd of October
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/10/2019 14:16:11   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 3rd of October
[quote="danswift"]Is there a plan? :lol:[/quote]

Pub innit ;)

The Ring @ 6.15 :thumbup:
Topic: Accommodation Info
sinker

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 02/10/2019 20:53:09   Subject: Accommodation Info

You could ask Mark at Corris Mine Explorers?
He has some contacts around there. :thumbup:

https://www.corrismineexplorers.co.uk

You could go on one of his trips too. T
Topic: Sites near Moel Fferna
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/09/2019 14:35:28   Subject: Sites near Moel Fferna
Why not post it up on here when you have a firm date?
A few local members may fancy joining you :thumbup:
Topic: UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wales Slate Consultation
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/09/2019 14:08:15   Subject: UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wales Slate Consultation
[quote="ttxela"]

[quote="sinker"]
Trespassing on private land and cheating death in a hundred different ways underground!

[/quote]

Now there's a strapline and a
Topic: UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wales Slate Consultation
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/09/2019 12:15:55   Subject: UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wales Slate Consultation
[quote="ivortheengine"]

Despite having been at this a while, I still don't know how best to describe the collective of us, but 'exploration community' sounds reasonably respectable :lol:
Topic: UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wales Slate Consultation
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/09/2019 11:12:56   Subject: UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wales Slate Consultation

I have my own views on all this, over and above the usual "I like what you're doing but not the way you're going about it" comment that I make on most things these days ;)

This has be
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
sinker

Forum: North East England   Posted: 23/09/2019 09:49:11   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
[quote="Jimbo"]Couple more articles!

https://www.standard.co.uk/business/small-investors-suffer-as-giant-uk-mining-plan-in-yorkshire-nears-collapse-a4238791.html

https://www.proa
Topic: Sites near Moel Fferna
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/09/2019 18:45:30   Subject: Sites near Moel Fferna

Electron will be fine.

In fact....anyone remember when Barry (aka Moocher) free-climbed it out because he was bored waiting for someone on the ladder?! :lol:
Topic: Sites near Moel Fferna
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/09/2019 15:12:17   Subject: Sites near Moel Fferna
[quote="Moorebooks"][quote="alex17595"]They are good for us useless idiots who can't tie anything more advanced than a shoelace[/quote]

That's a bit unfair not everybody is SRT competent a
Topic: Deep mines with strong airflow
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/09/2019 12:18:10   Subject: Deep mines with strong airflow
[quote="Brad_Rands"]

Anywhere else nearby you recommend with strong airflow?

[/quote]

Hi Brad, just wondering....any particular reason that you need strong airflow? S
Topic: Deep mines with strong airflow
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/09/2019 20:24:40   Subject: Deep mines with strong airflow
[quote="DaveM"]

it can seem very strange on a hot summers day to stand in the (what feels like) freezing pocket of air flowing out from the mine whilst all around its warm and sunny.
Topic: Sites near Moel Fferna
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/09/2019 16:06:25   Subject: Sites near Moel Fferna
[quote="Praada"]

….quite awkward to rig around the tree. Getting back up can be quite difficult too due to the awkwardness of the tree position. Last time we went, we set up a two ropes p
Topic: Sites near Moel Fferna
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/09/2019 14:23:37   Subject: Sites near Moel Fferna

There's a bit to see at Cambrian. Worth a visit seeing as you are in the area.

Have you been to Moel Fferna before? The SRT is a free hang when you get off the tree going down. around
Topic: Wardlow Sough Reopening - DCA Project
sinker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/09/2019 18:05:58   Subject: Wardlow Sough Reopening - DCA Project

Excellent work :thumbsup:

Topic: Pant-yr-Afon (Llechwedd) power station tours
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/09/2019 19:55:12   Subject: Pant-yr-Afon (Llechwedd) power station tours
Great visit today, really interesting.

Thanks to our guide Eryl for showing us around and for the really informative chats about everything 'slate-related' in Blaenau. :thumbup:

Topic: Pant-yr-Afon (Llechwedd) power station tours
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/09/2019 14:15:37   Subject: Pant-yr-Afon (Llechwedd) power station tours

So anyone else on here going tomorrow?

If so, see you there around 12.45 by the power station :thumbup:
Topic: Deep shaft required
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/08/2019 17:26:22   Subject: Deep shaft required
[quote="AR"]Wow - that's an urbexer's wet dream of a place....[/quote]

As a lover of old trucks and cranes....wow! Priapic! :lol:

Topic: Deep shaft required
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/08/2019 14:52:11   Subject: Deep shaft required

The obvious one around here is the Morris Shaft; 900 ft approx. (~300m), within spitting distance of National Grid infrastructure from Wylfa. There is power to the site, the shaft is in good con
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