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Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
Posted: 21/03/2011 10:08:26
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Following some freak rainfall earlier in the year a mass of ground has come down and covered my access winze to the inner reaches of this mine.
It will require a major operation to clear this and make the area safe, so in the meantime the ore barrow etc is no longer accessible.

Water must have poured into the mines in this area, a section of packwall has come down in the Talybont deep adit as well, however access to the horse whim is unaffected. I have yet to check Camdwrbach


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Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
Posted: 21/03/2011 13:28:20
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I've a strong suspicion that the same weekend of constant rain was responsible for the collapse in Odin too, makes you wonder what else has come down in other mines....

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Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
Posted: 21/03/2011 14:37:03
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A manway shaft has opened up on surface at Esgair Hir, now fenced and covered by a steel mesh.
I think I maybe take at look at Frongoch and a few others.

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Posted: 21/03/2011 20:25:39
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Earlier this month I noticed that a small crown hole (c.4ft diam) has opened into a deep stope on the Glog Fawr Lode about 100m North of the Davey Shaft. It *looks* fairly recent but could have been open for quite a while as (a) there is very strong smell of dead sheep and (b) I hadn't walked that ground since 1993(!). Can anyone narrow the date down a little?

Another mine I hadn't walked past for similar length of ti me is Logaulas - a large collapse has occurred, and been fenced, about 100m NE of Worsley's Shaft. Can anyone clarify when it occurred and how deep it is?

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Posted: 04/04/2011 15:59:05
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I have started work clearing my winze at the end of the Henfwlch adit. It appears that muck at the back and the timber placed to retain it has been washed into the winze. I have fixed an Acro across at the back and intend to spile it with steel rods, hopefully a permanent solution.
The rest of the mine is still explorable OK, but please do not interfere with any of my tools etc.
Will advise when finished.

I have also cleared the collapse of packwall in the Talybont deep adit which blocked the WMS roadway west. It does not lead anywhere but adds a bit of interest to the mine. I also inspected the timbering, which although starting to rot in places the road is still useable with care.

A visit has been reported by its members on the 28 Days Later website. These visitors have not only been careful with their explorations but actually tidied up the place a bit.
As far as I am concerned 28DL are now welcome into any of my projects, more so than an individual who stole a miners pick from Henfwlch and relocated it to his private collection in Dolgellau.
This was beyond the winze I worked on my own to sink for the benefit of everyone, and demonstrates a bizarre way of thanking me for my efforts.


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Posted: 21/06/2011 15:30:45
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The project is coming on OK, but....
If anyone goes in there please stay away from my working area at the end, and for good reason.

I am extending the original winze outbye as well as clearing it. Working a few feet outbye I removed a large rock and looking down into the hole saw down almost into the main stope.
It is a mere foot or so of compressed material you stand on with nothing underneath.
I have laid a good length of about 6inch diam larch outbye of this area and intend to work belayed to it.

The heavy fall of rain that produced the fall that blocked my winze must have washed a lot of material away into the stope below leaving just a foot or so in the floor of the level.

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Posted: 05/09/2011 10:18:48
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After weeks away in various places I have picked up again on this work. The top of the winze is now secured with steel and concrete, next task is to clear it of the debis of mud, rock, and fallen timber.
Will report in due course.

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Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
Posted: 21/11/2011 11:22:54
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I am pleased to be able to announce that the work is now completed, I would like to see anything move this little lot, all steel and concrete.
Nice little concrete steps descending to the treats beyond.



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Posted: 21/11/2011 11:58:36
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Looks like fine work, Mr. Fellows! Thumbs Up

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Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
Posted: 21/11/2011 13:22:42
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Cracking job there Roy Smile

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Posted: 30/04/2012 09:49:55
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Interested in Mr Walsh uploaded pics.
A few weeks ago I dug a drainage trench and am pleased to see that the adit had drained considerably. There should be traces of the old catwalk visible now. I was going to go in yesterday but the weather was appaling so I came home early.

Look at the watermark from the previous level



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Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
Posted: 30/04/2012 09:56:15
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This adit Roy?



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Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
Posted: 30/04/2012 11:05:48
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Is this 'Spot the difference' but without a prize?

Its a lovely little mine and it will be interesting to see if anything new uncovered. I doubt this but it must be easier to explore now.

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Posted: 30/04/2012 11:17:53
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Is that up by Talybont?

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Posted: 30/04/2012 13:34:57
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Peteraf wrote:

Is that up by Talybont?

Peter


Yes, near the shore of Nantymoch.

Part of the old cart road can be seen between the present tarmac road and forestry fence. Nice spot.

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Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
Posted: 30/04/2012 13:53:04
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I remember the area from befor it was built Hell that dates me.
I am just south of Lampeter by the way
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Posted: 03/05/2012 20:37:39
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royfellows wrote:

Interested in Mr Walsh uploaded pics.
A few weeks ago I dug a drainage trench and am pleased to see that the adit had drained considerably. There should be traces of the old catwalk visible now. I was going to go in yesterday but the weather was appaling so I came home early.

Look at the watermark from the previous level



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Seen the trench Roy, Was draining well! Couldnt see the catwalk though.
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Posted: 07/05/2012 21:17:24
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Could definatly feel it though ! IP: 95.144.135.181
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Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
Posted: 14/05/2012 09:14:30
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I revisited this mine yesterday and the max water depth is now only knee deep.
The remains of another ore barrow are now uncovered in a side level to the left going in, the wheel is missing.
There is also the bits of a third on the bank of deads inbye of my concrete winze.
Unfortunately a drainage culvert running under the remains of the dressing floors has become blocked so now the discharge from the adit is flooding this area.
It would be nice if the place could receive some attention, I am sure that clearing the dressing area would reveal much.


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Posted: 14/05/2012 17:16:25
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royfellows wrote:

I revisited this mine yesterday and the max water depth is now only knee deep.
The remains of another ore barrow are now uncovered in a side level to the left going in, the wheel is missing.
There is also the bits of a third on the bank of deads inbye of my concrete winze.
Unfortunately a drainage culvert running under the remains of the dressing floors has become blocked so now the discharge from the adit is flooding this area.It would be nice if the place could receive some attention, I am sure that clearing the dressing area would reveal much.


Is this by the remains of the two chimneys Roy ?

It wasn't that bad when we were there - a bit boggy at most.
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