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Author Cambrian Slate, Glyn Ceriog
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Cambrian Slate, Glyn Ceriog
Posted: 23/12/2019 14:34:51
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I have been mooching around there and from looking at the mine plan am somewhat puzzled.

From the plan I assume that the pink section inc the outer drainage adit is the workings most visited. But what about the large blue area to the west?

Is this beyond the blockage in the drainage adit inbye, near to the opening to the pit with all the artefacts?

If so, is there another way in? Why no one tried to clear the blockage?

Or does the way on lie behind the rock falls brought down by the waterfalls in the artefact pit?

Any info much appreciated.

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Posted: 23/12/2019 14:41:41
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The blockage that is on the dogleg in the tunnel between the 2 workings? It's what's holding back the entirety of the flooded Aberlas workings that are dived regularly. Most of it is underwater. PM me if you're going there, I'm somewhat local.


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Posted: 23/12/2019 15:10:42
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NewStuff wrote:

The blockage that is on the dogleg in the tunnel between the 2 workings? It's what's holding back the entirety of the flooded Aberlas workings that are dived regularly. Most of it is underwater. PM me if you're going there, I'm somewhat local.


1 new digging project, cancelled.
Laugh

EDIT Thinking about it, good job I asked else it would be me cancelled.

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IP: 88.108.11.188 Edited: 23/12/2019 15:11:31 by royfellows
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Posted: 23/12/2019 15:58:31
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royfellows wrote:

1 new digging project, cancelled.
Laugh

EDIT Thinking about it, good job I asked else it would be me cancelled.


We don't need any more deaths in that mine. The diver that died about 5 years back was in the Aberlas workings of the mine.

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Posted: 26/12/2019 14:21:14
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I have been having a photo shoot with all the fancy lighting, I Imolent DX80, 1 x fellows torch 9k lumens, 1 X16 caplamp 9K lumens.

In previous threads people have commented that the air is full of dust making photography difficult, I had no such problem.

Below. DX80 round the corner, Roy torch shining into the water.



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Below. DX 80 backlighting on Turbo, all 32,000 lumens, matches the daylight coming in.



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Below. DX 80 at 15K sidelights, X 16 caplamp on full wack.



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Below. An area with mist in the air from the adit beyond, but if you've got enough light....



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All on ISO 100, F6.4, 5 seconds. Sony DSC H400. I can zoom in on the originals and they still sharp

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Posted: 26/12/2019 15:11:08
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It's not dust, it's moisture. It's like walking through a fog sometimes. can vary daily, usually worse in the main haulage than the chambers.


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Cambrian Slate, Glyn Ceriog
Posted: 26/12/2019 17:33:53
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royfellows wrote:

NewStuff wrote:

The blockage that is on the dogleg in the tunnel between the 2 workings? It's what's holding back the entirety of the flooded Aberlas workings that are dived regularly. Most of it is underwater. PM me if you're going there, I'm somewhat local.


1 new digging project, cancelled.
Laugh

EDIT Thinking about it, good job I asked else it would be me cancelled.


Roy the dig would be in the area you go into under the waterfall, but a head of suspended water

We also had a go at digging into the chambers where the diver died

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Cambrian Slate, Glyn Ceriog
Posted: 27/12/2019 02:12:44
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The one with the air receiver is cracking Roy!

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Posted: 27/12/2019 08:57:25
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Thank you

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Posted: 28/12/2019 20:11:04
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Cracking pictures there, Roy. Next year's AN calendar pictures sorted!

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