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Topic: Video of 1999 Langton #7 Shaft survey
Blackcraig1

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/09/2020 19:29:10   Subject: Video of 1999 Langton #7 Shaft survey
Then there's this one, of an ROV descent of the now flooded Hesketh Shaft at Chatterley Whitfield Colliery in 2011.

The cameras are lowered down to and into the water, then beneath it to th
Topic: Video of 1999 Langton #7 Shaft survey
Blackcraig1

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 26/09/2020 19:53:52   Subject: Video of 1999 Langton #7 Shaft survey
The Coal Authority now posts interesting videos of their work in treating former mines for shaft collapses (a recent video from Wigan shows this), Pennine lead mine erosion repair and other topics.
Topic: Hilton/Murton Mines & Dufton Mines
Blackcraig1

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/09/2020 19:47:01   Subject: Hilton/Murton Mines & Dufton Mines
Hello,

As the Warcop MOD ranges are open next weekend, I was thinking of paying a return visit to the Hilton/Murton lead mines for the first time since a MOLES trip many years ago.

Topic: Personal Album of Blackcraig1 (album) - Poldark 2015 screen captures.
Blackcraig1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/06/2015 17:48:23   Subject: Personal Album of Blackcraig1 (album) - Poldark 2015 screen captures.
Hello all,

I've uploaded a selection of screencaptures from the 2015 "Poldark" TV series into my personal Aditnow photo album. They show a mix of surface and underground mining scenes, incl
Topic: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
Blackcraig1

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/05/2015 19:18:05   Subject: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
Hi,

Does anyone know where the underground scenes at Ross Poldark's Wheal Leisure mine were filmed? Was it a set or did they use a real mine like Geevor's visitor mine?
Topic: Elterwater Slate Quarry tourist plans?
Blackcraig1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/06/2014 17:23:38   Subject: Elterwater Slate Quarry tourist plans?
Hello,

I've just bought a new book titled "The Quarries of Lakeland," by David Glover, published this year, and it mentions a plan by Burlington Slate in 2008 to open-up part of the Elterwa
Topic: New book - Cross Fell and the Mines of The Cumbrian Pennines
Blackcraig1

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 26/04/2014 16:49:13   Subject: New book - Cross Fell and the Mines of The Cumbrian Pennines
How does one obtain it, by mail order or is it on sale in any shops in the area? Ian and I are not on speaking terms so I would rather avoid contacting him in any way.

Cheers,

Topic: Cathedral Quarry in "Snow White and the Huntsman" film in 2012
Blackcraig1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/01/2014 18:58:17   Subject: Cathedral Quarry in "Snow White and the Huntsman" film in 2012
Hi all,

Just wondered if anyone else has noticed that Cathedral Quarry, near Tilberthwaite, Lake District, was used as a shooting location in the 2012 film [i]"Snow White and the Huntsman"?
Topic: Clearing a flooded adit portal
Blackcraig1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/09/2012 14:30:14   Subject: Clearing a flooded adit portal
That's pretty much what I was going to suggest Dave, having seen MOLES using the siphon method at Yewthwaite Mine near Keswick. Draining the East Blackcraig adit - I'm assuming it's that one? - during
Topic: Lake District - June 22nd / 23rd / 24th
Blackcraig1

Forum: Events   Posted: 18/06/2012 18:44:08   Subject: Lake District - June 22nd / 23rd / 24th
Is this 'meet' still looking likely, since it's this coming weekend?
Topic: Lake District - June 22nd / 23rd / 24th
Blackcraig1

Forum: Events   Posted: 28/05/2012 15:20:09   Subject: Lake District - June 22nd / 23rd / 24th
I could make it down for a day from SW Scotland, I've looked at Copperplate Mine before but thought it was too difficult to get into?

Goldscope, Carrock (we'd need an adjustable spanner for
Topic: 'The Lost Mine' by Pamela Grant (children's novel)
Blackcraig1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/05/2012 14:51:45   Subject: 'The Lost Mine' by Pamela Grant (children's novel)
You seem to be guilty of no imagination John, my sympathies (not).

I like the book, whether you do or not is entirely your opinion, but it helps if you read it first.
Topic: 'The Lost Mine' by Pamela Grant (children's novel)
Blackcraig1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2012 15:39:54   Subject: 'The Lost Mine' by Pamela Grant (children's novel)
Hi,

Has anyone else read the children's book [i]"The Lost Mine", [/i]by Pamela Grant - published by Oxford University Press in 1996? It is, in my opinion, a superb story set in Middleton in
Topic: Woodhead mines
Blackcraig1

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 07/07/2011 17:18:01   Subject: Woodhead mines
If you search for Drumruck in the Aditnow mines database Dave you should find my photos of the mine that I took a few years ago. The other copper mine close to Gatehouse is Enrick, but the site - look
Topic: Obscure copper mines: do you recognise these?
Blackcraig1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/07/2011 15:39:44   Subject: Obscure copper mines: do you recognise these?
Sounds like you've got it right, it'll be Hestan Isle, Dumfries and Galloway, and there was a copper mine there. Also elsewhere in the district at Enrick, Lauchentyre, Dromore, Drumruck, Tonderghie an
Topic: First 'Rambo' film - Mine sequence
Blackcraig1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/03/2010 00:55:08   Subject: First 'Rambo' film - Mine sequence
I've been watching the first 'Rambo' film ("First Blood") again recently and have once again been amazed at how effective the sequence is where John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) is trapped in the disuse
Topic: New book
Blackcraig1

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/08/2009 17:45:36   Subject: New book
Is that the same roof that was falling-in when they took me in there a few years ago (it was my first 'non-touristy' underground trip). Lots of falling stones and a bad joke from Robert Lawson about b
Topic: Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Company Ltd
Blackcraig1

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 03/08/2009 18:27:15   Subject: Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Company Ltd
Thanks, I've just bought it from them! :thumbup:
Topic: Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Company Ltd
Blackcraig1

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 01/08/2009 18:18:04   Subject: Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Company Ltd
I'm trying get hold of a copy of this book:

"The Abt Railway: Tasmania's West Coast Wilderness Railway"

by Lou Rae, published 2003 (I think?)

but it's proving very dif
Topic: Mining Museums in Europe
Blackcraig1

Forum: Europe   Posted: 13/06/2009 18:42:46   Subject: Mining Museums in Europe
Following on from the topic listing mining museums in the UK and Ireland, how about some from mainland Europe? Here are 2 poorly known Swiss ones:

Bergbaumuseum/ Schaubergwerk Silberberg
Topic: Geevor updates?
Blackcraig1

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/06/2009 20:48:05   Subject: Geevor updates?
How much of the mine is accessible above water Bill? Are there any workings between deep adit level and the surface or is that level all there is?

How is the Wheal Mexico visitor mine being
Topic: Mining subsidence in Troon?
Blackcraig1

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/06/2009 20:37:04   Subject: Mining subsidence in Troon?
So that's what that was, under the cover on the Suzanna Vein shaft - it looked like a balance weight mechanism of some kind - I saw it a few years ago. I also saw a level lower down the valley which h
Topic: Geevor updates?
Blackcraig1

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/06/2009 19:36:08   Subject: Geevor updates?
Any news on how Geevor Tin Mine is developing, especially with their plan to open a new underground experience? I assume if they plan to reach 20th century workings they will have to use Victory Shaft
Topic: Museum List Project
Blackcraig1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/06/2009 19:31:51   Subject: Museum List Project
Geevor Tin Mine - The Largest Preserved Mining Site in the UK.
Pendeen
Penzance
Cornwall
TR19 7EW

Cornish Mines and Engines - preserved winding and pumping engines and v
Topic: Mining subsidence in Troon?
Blackcraig1

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/06/2009 19:20:15   Subject: Mining subsidence in Troon?
Surely putting in a concrete pipe or a cast-concrete lining would be better than adding new timber, it would need less maintenance?

As for water backing-up behind collapses, Force Crag mine
Topic: Streamlined is back!
Blackcraig1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/06/2009 14:18:16   Subject: Streamlined is back!
JC gets his face very dirty too! At least he's now savoured some real machinery as well!

:thumbsup:
Topic: Streamlined is back!
Blackcraig1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/06/2009 22:29:24   Subject: Streamlined is back!
With any luck they will allow it to be returned to main-line use, especially since Sutherland - 6233 - is bowing out this year. someone would have to raise the money though........

An assau
Topic: New Gold Mine at Wanlockhead
Blackcraig1

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 20/05/2009 19:19:33   Subject: New Gold Mine at Wanlockhead
Hello,

I arrived back home from University last Friday night and was told that there had been a local TV news item earlier last week saying that Gold mining had re-started at Wanlockhead.
Topic: South Crofty Spring 2009
Blackcraig1

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/05/2009 13:31:46   Subject: South Crofty Spring 2009
VWF is an issue in forestry work as well, I got tought about it during my chainsaw course (during my brief period as a forestry student). I can't remember the specific details though but they should b
Topic: Underground Reflections: an AditNow book
Blackcraig1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/05/2009 18:42:16   Subject: Underground Reflections: an AditNow book - BUY NOW!
Is one copy still left then? My finances have now improved!
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
Blackcraig1

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/02/2009 23:43:32   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
I noticed Caving Gear.co.uk sell a 3W Cree Headlamp for £19.99. Is it any good and therefore worth buying? My 21LED headlamp is not as good as I'd hoped it would be underground, the range of beam is a
Topic: Underground Reflections: an AditNow book
Blackcraig1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/02/2009 16:17:45   Subject: Underground Reflections: an AditNow book - BUY NOW!
How exactly does the deposit system work? I'm getting charged for the full £32.50 on the ordering page!

Chris
Topic: Eric Holland's book "Coniston Copper: A History"
Blackcraig1

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/02/2009 16:06:29   Subject: Eric Holland's book
Who holds the copyright to the book, presumably Cicerone Press as publishers or Eric's next of kin? The best idea I thought was for Cicerone to reprint it with assistance (for updating the information
Topic: Eric Holland's book "Coniston Copper: A History"
Blackcraig1

Forum: North West England   Posted: 05/02/2009 13:32:22   Subject: Eric Holland's book
I agree, paperback would be the best format for a new run, I was thinking that it could follow the format used for Ian's books? With a similar price tag perhaps as well?
Topic: Q6 Steam and Snow at GCR Loughborough
Blackcraig1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/02/2009 18:37:35   Subject: Q6 Steam and Snow at GCR Loughborough
There are worse reasons to be late ;) !
Topic: Eric Holland's book "Coniston Copper: A History"
Blackcraig1

Forum: North West England   Posted: 04/02/2009 18:30:30   Subject: Eric Holland's book "Coniston Copper: A History"
Thinking about a point raised in my "MOLES AGM 2009" thread, about Ian Tyler's last Lakeland Mining book being released this year.

Would it be worth CATMHS, or Cicerone Press (or both) att
Topic: Q6 Steam and Snow at GCR Loughborough
Blackcraig1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/02/2009 18:10:56   Subject: Q6 Steam and Snow at GCR Loughborough
Offer those to the steam railway magazines and see if they're interested in publishing them! :thumbsup:
Topic: MOLES 2009 AGM
Blackcraig1

Forum: North West England   Posted: 03/02/2009 17:45:52   Subject: MOLES 2009 AGM
Is he? If it's on time that would be a first! It's his last book as well, on Roughten Gill and the Northern Caldbeck Fells.

Yet more money I may have to spend that weekend :(
Topic: MOLES 2009 AGM
Blackcraig1

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/02/2009 18:02:00   Subject: MOLES 2009 AGM
The problem with the newsletter has been a lack of material to include in it, I think! The plea for articles from members seems to have fallen on deaf ears, sadly. Jean Tyler's death seems to have aff
Topic: MOLES 2009 AGM
Blackcraig1

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/02/2009 17:33:57   Subject: MOLES 2009 AGM
MOLES, of which I am a member, alongside at least 2 other members of Aditnow, is due (so I've been told by one of them!) to hold its AGM on the 7th - 8th of March but so far the paperwork with the det
Topic: Secret entrance (photo)
Blackcraig1

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/02/2009 17:16:44   Subject: Secret entrance (photo)
The way to the horse whim has been cleared out? Brilliant, my friends and I went in there to look for it last September and gave up when we saw the notice at the entrance to the Scaleburn Vein level i
Topic: Sources of reasonably priced (cheap!) underground gear?
Blackcraig1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/02/2009 17:10:07   Subject: Sources of reasonably priced (cheap!) underground gear?
Hello,

Does anyone know of any sources of cheap, or reasonably priced, underground equipment? I'm looking for a new helmet, knee pads and possibly jacket or oversuit. I'm a student so the l
Topic: ecton hill copper mines
Blackcraig1

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 30/01/2009 20:01:27   Subject: ecton hill copper mines
Great idea about making an ROV to use in flooded mines :)

How is that project coming by the way, I can think of two good mines in the Lakes to use it in - Coniston Copper Mines (Old Engine
Topic: Crashed Airplane at Cwmorthin
Blackcraig1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/01/2009 18:19:03   Subject: Crashed Airplane at Cwmorthin
Sounds like the Peak District with all it's crashed airplanes, and supposed ghost planes................

Has the Cwmorthin area got similar stories of ghostly planes and airmen?
Topic: Rotherhope Fell Lead Mine
Blackcraig1

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/01/2009 19:47:59   Subject: Rotherhope Fell Lead Mine
Thanks Roy, I'm not sure I've met you, even both members of MOLES! If any group organises a trip between June and September we'd be interested :-)

Cheers
Topic: Rotherhope Fell Lead Mine
Blackcraig1

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/01/2009 19:04:48   Subject: Rotherhope Fell Lead Mine
How much of this mine can be entered, and which levels? My friends and I may be interested in going into it in the summer.
Topic: Norpex door 2 under construction (photo)
Blackcraig1

Forum: North East England   Posted: 20/01/2009 18:58:30   Subject: Norpex door 2 under construction (photo)
How much of Hudgill Burn Mine is accessible anyway? Has CAT managed to get far in?
Topic: Underground Waterwheels
Blackcraig1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/01/2009 15:44:38   Subject: Underground Waterwheels
Also, thinking of Crofty is the waterwheel there one of those shown on that old section plan of Bullen Garden Mine (later part of Dolcoath)? The section plan comes from William Pryce's [i]Mineralogia
Topic: Brownley Hill Mine Plans?
Blackcraig1

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/12/2008 23:42:33   Subject: Brownley Hill Mine Plans?
Hello,

Are there any good plans of Brownley Hill Mine at Nenthead? I'm hoping to go back in there in the next 1 - 2 weeks and the lack of a good plan (like those available on here for Rampg
Topic: 2009 Calendar - UPDATE!
Blackcraig1

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/09/2008 15:30:43   Subject: 2009 Calendar - UPDATE!
I'd have one of these. When's it likely to be available?!
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