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Posts by Manicminer

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Topic: Mining term: jem crow
Manicminer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2020 16:02:30   Subject: Mining term: jem crow
We also used the term Jim Crow
Topic: Images of South Crofty Mine
Manicminer

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/12/2019 11:17:13   Subject: Images of South Crofty Mine
Excellent, I have seen a few of them in the past that you posted on Facebook :thumbsup:
Topic: 2020 Calendar - JUST 20 LEFT
Manicminer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/12/2019 13:37:02   Subject: 2020 Calendar - JUST 20 LEFT
Mine arrived first thing Monday :thumbsup:
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
Manicminer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2019 10:44:26   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
[quote="TheBogieman"]OK, so CATMHS is financially sound at the moment. Very happy with COMRU, sooo, whilst not specifically mine / cave rescue, they'd pitch in if needed and several mine explorers I k
Topic: For Sale - Holman silver3 rock drill
Manicminer

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 22/10/2019 06:50:57   Subject: For Sale - Holman silver3 rock drill
[quote="sinker"][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:[/quote]
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Photographs please!
Manicminer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/09/2019 17:45:13   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Photographs please!
I think that a photo of Kate would be very fitting.
Topic: Gwynfynydd
Manicminer

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/03/2019 16:25:56   Subject: Gwynfynydd

In the 1980's and 1990's you would have been challenged if seen during working hours.

The owner before Natural Retreats didn't like people going up and down it either.
Topic: Gwynfynydd
Manicminer

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/03/2019 12:51:24   Subject: Gwynfynydd
The road down to the house is public as is the track straight on and down to the bridge. The one in the photo is a different one.

The path was moved by the Council after the landowner discu
Topic: Gwynfynydd
Manicminer

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/03/2019 10:25:55   Subject: Gwynfynydd
The road from the top is not a public right of way and the footpath through the yard past the buildings has been diverted above the fenced in area.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
Manicminer

Forum: Events   Posted: 12/02/2019 10:15:25   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Is the lecture program repeated on both days or will they have different content
Topic: Welsh Gold?
Manicminer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/11/2018 09:11:37   Subject: Welsh Gold?
No idea why the press insist on blending a story out of two mines owned by different companies. Text describes Clogau and most photos are of Gwynfynydd
Lazy journalism :guns:
Topic: 'Authentic' Welsh slab truck coffee table?
Manicminer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/08/2018 07:26:24   Subject: 'Authentic' Welsh slab truck coffee table?
'Here we have for a sale a fully working 1800s Welsh Slate Slab cart made from solid English hard wood and Sheffield steel. Authentically constructed by The Blacksmith at a Registered Coal Mining Muse
Topic: Headframe above the flooded decline 1971 (photo)
Manicminer

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/12/2017 20:27:38   Subject: Headframe above the flooded decline 1971 (photo)
Yes, it got replaced by the Whaleback in the 1980's
Topic: sending private messages
Manicminer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/09/2017 22:05:56   Subject: sending private messages
They will sit there until they are read
Topic: Galena concentrates question
Manicminer

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 18/03/2017 09:10:17   Subject: Galena concentrates question
The tetrahedrite at Tyddyn Gwladus and Cwmheisian Issa/Isaf is extremely hydrophobic and can be easily collected by crushing a few specimens and floating the tetrahedrite in a pan. Fancy a day out ?
Topic: Galena concentrates question
Manicminer

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 17/03/2017 22:18:11   Subject: Galena concentrates question
It would depend on the crushing equipment used. They would not want to crush too fine as the galena would go to slime and be hard to recover with simple jigs and buddles.

Having walked the
Topic: Gwydyr Geology
Manicminer

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/02/2017 10:24:26   Subject: Gwydyr Geology
Mudstone, carbonaceous mudstone, fine grained tuff, dolerite

http://www.bgs.ac.uk/data/britrocks/britrocks.cfc?method=listResults&pageSize=20®istrationNo=&rockName=&locality=parc+mine&co
Topic: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
Manicminer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/01/2017 16:46:29   Subject: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
Most schemes at the moment seem to be 'mining' the shareholders....
Topic: Hello
Manicminer

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 07/01/2017 17:42:30   Subject: Hello
[quote="John Mason"]but would be interested to hear if there's much undergrowth at Nantyreira.[/quote]
They felled all of trees below the forest road many years ago.
Topic: SDS Drill capacity comparison
Manicminer

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 06/11/2016 06:03:15   Subject: SDS Drill capacity comparison
You don't want to be using petrol driven equipment underground - carbon monoxide
Topic: Panning for Gold illegal?
Manicminer

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/10/2016 19:35:23   Subject: Panning for Gold illegal?
Truth is nobody actually knows. There is no British Law that states panning is illegal.

The bloke in question had gold fever really bad and made it quite clear that he was going to dig the
Topic: 2016 competition entry
Manicminer

Forum: The 2016 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 06/10/2016 05:46:49   Subject: 2016 competition entry
Waterwheel at Cwm Ciprwth copper mine


[link]107191[linkphoto]107191[/linkphoto][/link]


Stope to daylight at Cwmystwyth


[link]108937[linkphoto]108937
Topic: Calendar 2017 - Proceeds
Manicminer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/08/2016 17:27:12   Subject: Calendar 2017 - Proceeds
[quote="rufenig"][b]North Wales Miners Association Trust [/b]

Are a small group of mostly North Wales ex-miners
Who are working hard to preserve the Bersham head gear and winding house
Topic: The Cwmorthin Eisteddfod Chair of 1886 (photo)
Manicminer

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/07/2016 16:17:34   Subject: The Cwmorthin Eisteddfod Chair of 1886 (photo)
[quote="RAMPAGE"]
great work again :D My Welsh isn't good enough to read that, hopefully Llion will be able to read through and translate for me...[/quote]

Testyn y Gadair, awdl-brydde
Topic: The Cwmorthin Eisteddfod Chair of 1886 (photo)
Manicminer

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/07/2016 15:15:12   Subject: The Cwmorthin Eisteddfod Chair of 1886 (photo)
[quote="RAMPAGE"][quote="davel"]The eisteddfod was held 10-11th May 1886 in the Assembly Rooms in Blaenau Ffestiniog - see advertisement http://newspapers.library.wales/view/4253059/4253061

Topic: Pokemon in Box Mine?
Manicminer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/07/2016 06:37:15   Subject: pokemon in bath?
At least it gets them out and walking, not just sat in front of their computer or xbox.
Topic: BCA insurance ....
Manicminer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/03/2016 10:40:38   Subject: BCA insurance ....
[quote="mistericeman"]Just a though ...

I run a classic landrover forum/club with a small number of members (between 10/20) who have a great interest in exploring old mines and industrial a
Topic: Mine Headframes in the British Isles
Manicminer

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 12/03/2016 18:47:49   Subject: Mine Headframes in the British Isles
[quote="PeteJ"][quote="Manicminer"]Parys mountain


There's 2 inclined shaft headframes at Gwynfynydd, 1 steel from the 1980's and 1 wooden one from late 1800 when my great grandfather
Topic: Mine Headframes in the British Isles
Manicminer

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 10/03/2016 20:17:01   Subject: Mine Headframes in the British Isles
Parys mountain


There's 2 inclined shaft headframes at Gwynfynydd, 1 steel from the 1980's and 1 wooden one from late 1800 when my great grandfather was head carpenter there
Topic: Gold from Tyndrum!
Manicminer

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 27/02/2016 05:41:24   Subject: Gold from Tyndrum!
4 tph, more than the 1.5 tph they want to run
Topic: Gold from Tyndrum!
Manicminer

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 26/02/2016 18:58:54   Subject: Gold from Tyndrum!
[quote="exspelio"]Must admit I like the idea, but dread to think of the price of the end product considering the cost of energy required for centrifugal separation, do they really think they will get
Topic: Photographs Of Gwynfynydd (album)
Manicminer

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/01/2016 19:39:03   Subject: Photographs Of Gwynfynydd (album)
'Clogau' the jewellery manufacturing company had Clogau mine in the 1990's and the Crown terminated their Lease. They have had nothing to do with that mine since.

They bought Gwynfynydd bac
Topic: Photographs Of Gwynfynydd (album)
Manicminer

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/01/2016 20:36:16   Subject: Photographs Of Gwynfynydd (album)
[quote="NewStuff"][quote="D4RK"]Manicminer, that is so true.

Although in reply to Owens post, we have many images from Gwynfynydd on here, just search 'Gwynfynydd' in the 'Search Mines' tab
Topic: Photographs Of Gwynfynydd (album)
Manicminer

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/01/2016 18:52:55   Subject: Photographs Of Gwynfynydd (album)
Everyone wants things for free these days.
Topic: Old gold mines
Manicminer

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/12/2015 15:49:46   Subject: Old gold mines
'Clogau' the jewellery manufacturing company bought Gwynfynydd nearly 2 1/2 years ago. Natural Retreats the previous company that owned it did the required work for getting the permissions for the hyd
Topic: Bear Grylls in Cwmorthin
Manicminer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/10/2015 19:32:15   Subject: Bear Grylls in Cwmorthin
[quote="Daggers"]When I saw his proposed route I was thinking oh that would be a good mine to visit, until I realised that he was in Cwmorthin which is about 50 miles from the coast.


Topic: Cwm Orthin silver lead mines
Manicminer

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/08/2015 17:09:41   Subject: Cwm Orthin silver lead mines
When I worked at Gwynfynydd, some of the galena/sulphides ran at 300 oz/t of silver.
Topic: Parys Copper Mine
Manicminer

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/08/2015 19:51:41   Subject: Parys Copper Mine
My brother was there for a while driving from the base of the shaft towards the sea...

Topic: Shamrock Mine
Manicminer

Forum: North America   Posted: 07/07/2015 21:12:16   Subject: Shamrock Mine
Panning that reddish dirt/fine rock in pics 6,7 and 8 would be a start in seeing if you have free milling gold in the ore. Don't suppose you have running water nearby?

I have several years
Topic: Prince Edward Gold Mine access
Manicminer

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/06/2015 05:47:15   Subject: Prince Edward Gold Mine access
It's a Byway Open to All Traffic from the Trawsfynydd/Bala road through to Tomen y Mur. From the junction at Dolddinas (the ruined house on the flat by the river) up to the mine it is not.

Topic: Llechwedd wind turbines
Manicminer

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/05/2015 18:45:27   Subject: Llechwedd wind turbines
Back in the day Gordon Brown put an 'Environmental Tax' on fossil fuels to try and encourage the coal power stations to reduce their emissions by 10%. This amounted to a substantial amount of financia
Topic: Llechwedd wind turbines
Manicminer

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/05/2015 10:01:19   Subject: Llechwedd wind turbines
[quote="Morlock"][quote="ChrisJC"]Presuming your house has thermostatically controlled heating, then for the period of the year that your heating active, then your inefficient bedside lamp is a 100% e
Topic: Llechwedd wind turbines
Manicminer

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/05/2015 09:58:06   Subject: Llechwedd wind turbines
[quote="Coggy"]If all of an area the size of say, Wales, was covered in wind turbines capable of generating 5 mega watts each, that would provide the base load for the UK, not including high energy us
Topic: Mines Regulations 2014
Manicminer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/05/2015 05:45:12   Subject: Mines Regulations 2014
As of April you can't even have a friend come and help you do the garden unless he has the relevant qualifications and does a risk assessment/ method statement
Topic: tapatalk supported
Manicminer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/03/2015 13:25:30   Subject: tapatalk supported
The site works fine as it is on my android mobile
Topic: Pub Area
Manicminer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2015 19:25:12   Subject: Pub Area
Me too :)
Topic: Effect of earthquakes on mine workings
Manicminer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2015 19:43:25   Subject: Effect of earthquakes on mine workings
[quote="John Mason"][quote="Manicminer"]I was part of a team that had an exploration license on Clogau a number of years ago and we used to go underground there every weekend. We had 3 earthquakes dur
Topic: Effect of earthquakes on mine workings
Manicminer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/02/2015 08:10:19   Subject: Effect of earthquakes on mine workings
I was part of a team that had an exploration license on Clogau a number of years ago and we used to go underground there every weekend. We had 3 earthquakes during that time and on all three occasions
Topic: Two cows rescued from mineshaft
Manicminer

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/01/2015 05:57:36   Subject: Two cows rescued from mineshaft
You lot are really milking this thread...
Topic: Parys / Copper Question
Manicminer

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/01/2015 22:20:10   Subject: Parys / Copper Question
It is possible, there used to be a peat bog in the Dolgellau area that had a lot of 'perfect' replacement leaves, nuts, twigs etc
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