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

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/04/2019 22:51:42   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
Whitby & tourism more generally is the long-term cash cow & employer in those parts, not a mining venture with a finite lifespan. Bringing huge freight trains into or close to Whitby or along the coas
Topic: Cheap thermal "base layers"
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/11/2018 21:45:27   Subject: Cheap thermal
Yeah, I've got some too. Not as well fitted or as warm as Helly stuff but for anything scruffy, they're perfect, especially for the price.

The Lidl Ben Bracken Islay goes down well enough t
Topic: Rampgill Firestone level - calendar caption query
RJV

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/10/2018 18:10:50   Subject: Rampgill Firestone level - calendar caption query
It's wet, horrible, cold & muddy?

Not very historical but factual. Or I'm soft. One of the two... :-[
Topic: Photographs Of Kettleness (album)
RJV

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/10/2018 17:58:15   Subject: Photographs Of Kettleness (album)
Hi

There are three Kettleness mine entries on here in case you haven't seen them all.

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Kettleness-Alum-Shale-Mine_3791/
https://www.aditnow.c
Topic: bulbs
RJV

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/04/2018 22:17:50   Subject: bulbs
[quote="SimonRL"]Thought so, quite short and shallow angle. Was still there around 5 or 6 years back?[/quote]
I think so.

There was also a climbing wall of sorts on the side of the bui
Topic: Site description
RJV

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 27/03/2018 10:59:12   Subject: Site description
[quote="PeteJ"]and I cannot see who are the regional editors for England....[/quote]
https://www.aditnow.co.uk/contributors/
Topic: Subterranean-Snowdon race
RJV

Forum: Events   Posted: 23/02/2018 22:44:42   Subject: Subterranean-Snowdon race
SRL & Vanoord should perhaps enter as Team Aditnow? :thumbup:
Topic: Subterranean-Snowdon race
RJV

Forum: Events   Posted: 23/02/2018 16:06:16   Subject: Subterranean-Snowdon race
[quote="Blober"]Its interesting, the price, I assume most of it is just on insurance.[/quote]
Nah. Its just profit.

Proper fell/mountain races cost +/- a tenner and don't need to mark
Topic: Subterranean-Snowdon race
RJV

Forum: Events   Posted: 23/02/2018 12:36:59   Subject: Subterranean-Snowdon race
One hundred & ninty-nine pounds!!! :o :guns:
Topic: Old Moulds
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/02/2018 08:42:06   Subject: Old Moulds
Heard mention (on here?) of a manhole cover but last time I walked past it was as John Lawson says, just a short drop into the level covered with some rusty scrap. Probably five years ago though.
Topic: Bad air in ironstone mines
RJV

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 15/02/2018 10:26:33   Subject: Bad air in ironstone mines
Having spent a reasonable amount of time in complex ironstone mines with gas detectors and having seen how the air 'shifts', even to the extent of O2 levels dropping a few percent by the mere action o
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2018 12:03:21   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
[quote="legendrider"]
I'm going to stick out my neck and go with Caplecleugh[/quote]
Probably the best mine in the whole wide world.
Definately still in the Pennines! :)
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/02/2018 21:22:50   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
[quote="Boy Engineer"]It is west of the Pennines. North of Wales, south of Scotland, and not in the Lakes.[/quote]
Crag Foot?!?
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/02/2018 18:57:30   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Were I a proper hardcore mine explorer then clearly the correct answer would be any or a combination of all three of the following: :)

a) an outright lie
b) I could tell you but then I
Topic: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/02/2018 18:37:02   Subject: Where Is It.... ? North Pennines.
Good idea.

Whitesike for a complete guess.
Topic: another mine lost
RJV

Forum: North East England   Posted: 15/01/2018 11:11:19   Subject: another mine lost
[quote="legendrider"]Both The Coal Authority and HSE (to name but two) are known lurkers and have acted on information posted hereon.
MARK[/quote]
In Weardale?
isn't reckless dickheader
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
RJV

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/01/2018 15:48:08   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
[quote="Edd"]A few of us camped over night in the limestone workings a few years back and 2 of us have had children since then so no lasting effects :lol:[/quote]
& filled out water bottles downs
Topic: Calendar 2018 - preview
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/10/2017 18:02:38   Subject: Calendar 2018 - preview
Fantastic :thumbsup:
Topic: Teesside Mine
RJV

Forum: North East England   Posted: 21/10/2017 09:38:24   Subject: Teesside Mine
Actually, here's a familiar tale.
http://www.nmrs.org.uk/assets/pdf/BM43/BM43-53-62-teesside.pdf

Name duly changed.
Topic: Teesside Mine
RJV

Forum: North East England   Posted: 21/10/2017 09:30:38   Subject: Teesside Mine
People have always had difficulties with the double S, even here on the Costa del Redcar.
[photo]113247[/photo]

There are however references to a Teeside Mining Company so whilst the n
Topic: Tamar Valley & Tavistock
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/09/2017 11:56:08   Subject: Tamar Valley & Tavistock
[mod]Maximum drivel quotient reached, thread locked/pruned - RV[/mod]
Topic: Gin centre stone (photo)
RJV

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/08/2017 08:01:09   Subject: Gin centre stone (photo)
Not quite the North Pennines but certainly on the edge. There's a nice one a Hurst though I'm not certain how much it reveals about it's construction.
[link]37533[linkphoto]37533[/linkphoto][/lin
Topic: Shot Holes
RJV

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 09/06/2017 11:12:24   Subject: Shot Holes
This has come up before. Haven't re-read the thread so can't say whether it is helpful. :)

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/community/viewtopic.aspx?t=6183
Topic: Parkes Level, Swinnergill
RJV

Forum: North West England   Posted: 19/05/2017 19:18:15   Subject: Parkes Level, Swinnergill
Chris, Chris T & I had a look in a few years ago. Doesn't do much now I think (unless we bottled it) but definitely a connoisseurs trip.

Worth it purely for the wondrous effect it has on th
Topic: Middleton (Derbyshire) Limestone Mine (mine)
RJV

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/03/2017 19:09:34   Subject: Middleton (Derbyshire) Limestone Mine (mine)
Cannabis growing if Drakelow & the other one are anything to go by...
Topic: New ladder to Proud's Flats
RJV

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/02/2017 17:50:13   Subject: New ladder to Proud's Flats
[quote="royfellows"]Nicely secured. Something I do and like to see.[/quote]
Can't see any cable ties there to be honest.

The smaller ladder that dangledin the hopper used to have at l
Topic: American Death Triangle
RJV

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 31/01/2017 08:27:13   Subject: American Death Triangle
[quote="Mr Mike"]Miles, the anchors and bolts installed around Proud’s Sump are ‘home made’ and infinitely more bomb proof than commercially manufactured hangers and bolts. All stainless, M12 and 6mm
Topic: Prouds Sump: Worn Rope
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/01/2017 20:57:53   Subject: Prouds Sump: Worn Rope
What's the fixed rope for out of interest? That's probably the easiest pitch at Nent to rig.
Topic: Top ten mines in north and mid Wales
RJV

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/12/2016 10:00:57   Subject: Top ten mines in north and mid Wales
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]Cnicht mine, is a little harder to reach.
http://www.penmorfa.com/Slate/Cnicht.htm[/quote]
& probably best reached by a slog up the screes from the bottom. I made a
Topic: Top ten mines in north and mid Wales
RJV

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/12/2016 20:04:31   Subject: Top ten mines in north and mid Wales
Cnicht.

And it'd be great if you could upload some photos once you've been so I can continue to admire it from a distance... :)

(ps I removed the duplicate posts to ensure that a
Topic: Delicate excavation Goodies Revealed
RJV

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 21/12/2016 11:58:48   Subject: Delicate excavation Goodies Revealed
[quote="royfellows"]I have heard of all kinds of stuff bricked up in buildings, and now waiting to be discovered on demolition.

Little time capsules.

[/quote]
A local exampl
Topic: Brim Fell copper mine
RJV

Forum: North West England   Posted: 19/12/2016 22:23:13   Subject: Brim Fell copper mine
I don't think its the level next to Hospital Level - that's Courtney's Cross Cut which doesn't have any masonry. It might be Brim Fell Level, but have only seen it in the fog so my memory of it is alm
Topic: Caplecleugh North Vein
RJV

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/12/2016 10:17:19   Subject: Caplecleugh North Vein
We got pulled up by a keeper when we were rigging a shaft somewhere NW of Perrys Dam a few years ago. Are there generally problems when you get up onto the moor? Would quite fancy a look back.
Topic: Rainford Delph Limestone Quarry (mine)
RJV

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/11/2016 20:19:21   Subject: Rainford Delph Limestone Quarry (mine)
Like so?
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Rainford-Delph-Limestone-Quarry/
Topic: National Library of Scotland maps
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/10/2016 20:40:19   Subject: National Library of Scotland maps
They're creeping into the Duddon Valley, Coniston & Langdale now so some Northern mining stuff is appearing though Cleveland and North Yorkshire more generally still appear some way off.
http://m
Topic: Ash Pot Level - Old Gang
RJV

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/10/2016 19:59:33   Subject: Ash Pot Level - Old Gang
Sorry! Meant north per the second map. Higher than the stream, maybe twenty or thirty yards higher than the Victoria Level adit?

Edit - it was actually Roger Level I was thinking of, I have
Topic: Ash Pot Level - Old Gang
RJV

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/10/2016 19:55:08   Subject: Ash Pot Level - Old Gang
I remembered the Ash Pot level you looked at being to the north per the first map? Though it was a while ago so I could be very wrong about that.
Topic: another duplicate
RJV

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/09/2016 19:50:47   Subject: another duplicate
Cheers, deleted.
Topic: There's someone there... (photo)
RJV

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/09/2016 22:14:33   Subject: There's someone there... (photo)
I'd vote with the sceptics. It's easy to see why the susceptible would believe in presences in mines because they're dark and damp and cold and remote (as are the mines... :) ) but in reality, most ma
Topic: Joggers...
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/08/2016 18:25:02   Subject: Joggers...
Be better in Boulby anyway, especially the 40 °C temperatures... :surrender:
Topic: Joggers...
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/08/2016 17:10:37   Subject: Joggers...
Fun run in Winsford?

http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/news/chester-cheshire-news/winsford-salt-mine-host-10k-11674547
Topic: Pokemon in Box Mine?
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/07/2016 13:33:55   Subject: Pokemon in Box Mine?
[quote="Roger the Cat"]Anything that gets them to breathe fresh air must be a positive. .[/quote]
Better than shouting at the television, reading the Daily Mail or other similarly popular Garnet
Topic: Pokemon in Box Mine?
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/07/2016 12:37:18   Subject: Pokemon in Box Mine?
Loads of people up Roseberry Topping (a much loved Hill in Cleveland) yesterday afternoon & this morning playing Pokemon & enjoying the sun. Doesn't appeal much to me but it's hard to view it as to
Topic: Whitby Potash Project Thread Gone??
RJV

Forum: North East England   Posted: 23/07/2016 19:51:24   Subject: Whitby Potash Project Thread Gone??
Possibly my cackhandiness; deleted a post on the thread by a spammer whislt rushing around this morning. :-[
Topic: Skinningrove Ironworks Jetty
RJV

Forum: North East England   Posted: 25/04/2016 21:28:37   Subject: Skinningrove Ironworks Jetty
There's a few particularly good photographs of the works on the Britain From Above website although the pier is distant or just out of shot in all.
http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/eaw033
Topic: Burtersett Sandstone Mine(Correction)
RJV

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 16/04/2016 09:17:39   Subject: Burtersett Sandstone Mine(Correction)
[quote="Jim MacPherson"]
I suppose the only correction is to leave out the last "s" from location name in the thread:)[/quote]

Fixed.

Hopefully. :)
Topic: Meander Suits are Back
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/04/2016 09:13:59   Subject: Meander Suits are Back
That's good, the AVs, Warmbacs etc don't come close when there's a lot of water flying about.
Topic: Burtersett Sandstone Mine(Correction)
RJV

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 14/04/2016 23:46:04   Subject: Burtersetts Sandstone Mine(Correction)
Hello. The rock is sandstone which was used for (presumably not very elegant) roofing slates and flags.

It wasn't actually slate itself.

The database classification is based on t
Topic: Bernies Cafe and Caving Shop
RJV

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2016 20:12:03   Subject: Bernies Cafe and Caving Shop
Absolutely, any loss of a related business is a pity.

On the other hand, having driven for two hours then having to wait whilst the people behind the counter finish their conversation befo
Topic: Buddhist Shrine (photo)
RJV

Forum: North West England   Posted: 29/01/2016 22:58:05   Subject: Buddhist Shrine (photo)
No idea who the visitor might be but much like all of the quarries scattered around there, it makes for a cracking walk. Lovely stuff.
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