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trip to minera any one up for it 6 years 3 months ago #9885

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everhi gust seeing if you would like a look round minera quarry at the week end there are a few holes i would like to look into but need some one wit me
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John Nicholson or ever one 6 years 3 months ago #9886

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What is it you're after looking at?

I ask as i'm half interested, i really need a weekend at home, but could be tempted if it was something interesting
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John Nicholson or ever one 6 years 3 months ago #9887

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i now there is a big cave network there some one told me that i had alook after they told me were it was and there is know gate or hatch on it so going to look at that and a few other things there to
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John Nicholson or ever one 6 years 3 months ago #9888

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Minera mine should be this Thurs trip ....

There are gates is on ODB and Llyn Ddu, neither of which we can go in without a NWCC person with us.

Ragman Mine is open ...

The gate to Grand Turk is now open and this also leads into Minera mine where we "should" be on Thurs ;)

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John Nicholson or ever one 6 years 3 months ago #9889

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there is a few more holes to look into here the air rade shelter and a few more that i would like a bit of compeney on to have a look and take some photos
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John Nicholson or ever one 6 years 3 months ago #9890

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as Ian has said, Ogof Dydd Byraf is gated and locked, i was told the lock was missing at one point, but it had been re-fitted about 8 weeks ago, if it was ever missing at all.

Ragman passage in Ogof Llyn Du was open, but is (or was) locked again, a very nice passage but not worth making a trip to minera just to see it as it is short, i have no info on the rest of ogof llyn du, but if Ian's saying it's locked, then it would take that as gospel.

Ogof Llyn Parc, i know nothing about other than NWCC access it using a winch which drops 98m down a vertical shaft, if this is the only way in, I dont care if it's open or not, i'm not ascending back out of it.

there are lots of open shafts around there, which all drop into the minera lead mine workings, there is what looks like an "adit", well there are 2 facing each other, both exposed after the quarry cut accross a passage, both are quite uninteresting, the one to the right been horrid, dirty flat out full of spiders and very muddy. the one to the left is a little more forgiving, but IMO not worth the effort, as everything it connects to can be accessed much easier from other entrances.

the only other natural passages i know of there is Grand turks, which is entered via the lead workings, eather on a long trip from cabin or directly down a shaft above the kilns

or an entrance facing ODB on the North face of the quarry, this is a short passage which comes out again further up the quarry face, and the last time we looked in there, there was a homeless person living in it, it is really only maybe 30m - 50m long
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John Nicholson or ever one 6 years 3 months ago #9891

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is there any that you will be intrested to go to moel fferna or penarth or some were els
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John Nicholson or ever one 6 years 3 months ago #9892

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i would maybe go to minera, as i say, it depends on what exactly you want to do and if you can SRT or not, we were working on something in there but stopped a couple of months ago as we needed to break to go and do other things.

the only other things high on MY to-do list at the moment is force crag through trip, OHA past the sumps, Long rake, box and i need to have another look in facit, as my camera wouldnt work the last and only trip i did there.

i also fancy a look to see what remains of cefn spar mine and the older lead workings on the same site, but only cos i cant find any info on either of them (but i bet someone on here knows about them)
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John Nicholson or ever one 6 years 3 months ago #9893

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yes can srt we can go on a satarday to have a look if thats ok
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John Nicholson or ever one 6 years 3 months ago #9895

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I can't commit to anything till later in the week, arrange a trip and post it up, I'm sure some people would be interested
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John Nicholson or ever one 6 years 3 months ago #9896

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The two adits facing each other in the quarry is Ragman Mine and there is a connection in there to Llyn Ddu ;)
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John Nicholson or ever one 6 years 3 months ago #9898

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how are you fix for satarday ian can you put up the trip as iam no good at it
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John Nicholson or ever one 6 years 3 months ago #9899

Hi - I've just found this topic, and not sure why I appear in the title. (It has gone now!)

Actually I really did NOT like the Minera Maze squeeze I did before, especially that awful free climb up a wet shaft. There were many moments when I thought I was about to fall and be sliced in to four parts by the rusty iron bars far below.

I am also very concerned about the arrangements for this Thursdays trip because Marcelle and a group from France are looking forward to joining us. They will have a trip to Poachers on Saturday, but they would also like to explore a cave or mine in Flintshire on Thursday. I think they have only explored slate mines in Blaenau area so far.

Based upon my previous experience of the 'Minera Maze' I feel this could put them off going undground for ever! Or are there some well know other routes in the Minera area that are less demanding? I believe they are also palnning to stay near Colwyn, so Minera is quite a treck.

Can I suggest an easier mine in Flintshire for this Thursday, and do Minera at half term when Bella can come? Unlike me, she would love it!
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trip to minera any one up for it 6 years 3 months ago #9900

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sorry about your name in the tittel iam haveing problems with private message s i thort it would attract your attention to the topic
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trip to minera any one up for it 6 years 3 months ago #9901

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Bella loves squeezy, wet, muddy, slippery, awkward holes, and that's what the Minera trip was like. But she can't come on a Thursday trip untill school half term. So it would be great to save it till then. She also wants to do the Bog Mine.

I have suggested to Ian that this Thursday we might to Belgrave mine top levels for our French guests. Other UCET SRT people could do the round trip. Maybe we could also arrange an afternoon trip to Hendre Spar mine.
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John Nicholson or ever one 6 years 3 months ago #9902

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mr B wrote:
how are you fix for satarday ian can you put up the trip as iam no good at it

Saturday is Poachers Cave - already listed on the forum and, oddly, you have your name down for it.

If you are able to be in two places at once I would be eternally grateful if you could let me know how you manage it as this would be a very useful ability to acquire.

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John Nicholson or ever one 6 years 3 months ago #9903

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JohnNicholson wrote:
I am also very concerned about the arrangements for this Thursdays trip because Marcelle and a group from France are looking forward to joining us.

.... They will be fine ;)

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trip to minera any one up for it 6 years 3 months ago #9904

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yes sorry ian my heads up my @@@ at the moment what about sunday gust going to have a mooch round the quarry and look down some holes there
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trip to minera any one up for it 6 years 3 months ago #9905

And remember, it is Marty's weddding party afterwards - and we are all invited.
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trip to minera any one up for it 6 years 3 months ago #9909

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JohnNicholson wrote:
And remember, it is Marty's weddding party afterwards - and we are all invited.


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