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Re: Digging!
« Reply #50 on: May 01, 2007, 07:23:05 pm »
Are the gang out at the Axbridge top rift Sunday 7th May, or Templeton Mon 8th May ? I feel a deep spiritual need to struggle with muddy rocks again !
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Re: Digging!
« Reply #51 on: May 02, 2007, 09:06:11 am »
On Sunday 6th May I'll be spending 13 hours underground in Redcliffe Caves helping a film company. I'm free on Saturday 5th or Monday 7th for a dig up at The Rift.

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Re: Digging!
« Reply #52 on: May 03, 2007, 08:24:51 am »
Ok....so I got my calendar wrong ! I can either do saturday evening or monday evening, are either of those any good for you ? It looks like places are limited at Templeton.I shall now go and study my ABC !
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Re: Digging!
« Reply #53 on: May 08, 2007, 01:13:29 am »
Biff & I done three days of digging,
at a secret spot ;)

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Re: Digging!
« Reply #54 on: May 09, 2007, 10:00:57 am »
Biff & I done three days of digging,
at a secret spot ;)

Not quite so secret now somebody has posted a picture of the entrance on
U.K. Caving Forum.
Perhaps a slightly more, modern mine, probably lead.
Lots of large shotholes, about three quarters of an inch diameter.
About fifty metres of "passage", if you are a dwarf.

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Re: Digging!
« Reply #55 on: May 09, 2007, 07:00:50 pm »
Biff & I done three days of digging,
at a secret spot ;)
About fifty metres of "passage", if you are a dwarf.

Why if you are a dwarf? Are dwarfs metres a different length to normal metres then?  :-\
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Re: Digging!
« Reply #56 on: May 10, 2007, 08:16:19 am »
Biff & I done three days of digging,
at a secret spot ;)
About fifty metres of "passage", if you are a dwarf.

Why if you are a dwarf? Are dwarfs metres a different length to normal metres then?  :-\
Yes, they are about two feet!

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Re: Digging!
« Reply #57 on: September 20, 2007, 06:25:37 pm »
I am aware that The Shute Shelve Season is coming to a close
but has The A.C.G. done any digging in there this season  :-\

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Re: Digging!
« Reply #58 on: December 08, 2007, 11:18:22 am »
Biff will be digging in Stainsby's

 this weekend Saturday & Sunday 8,9 December.

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Re: Digging!
« Reply #59 on: December 08, 2007, 03:26:11 pm »
Glad to hear it - I hope he manages to reopen the 450' shaft as that would create a monster SRT trip for Mendip!

P.S. I like the ladder - it's an impressive lump of metal!

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Re: Digging!
« Reply #60 on: December 19, 2007, 10:08:42 am »
We will be digging in Stainsby's,
Saturday 29/12/2007   :thumbsup:

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Re: Digging!
« Reply #61 on: December 19, 2007, 02:33:25 pm »
Good on you! - I sincerely wish you every success with this dig since, if/when it yields, the results will be legendary!
« Last Edit: December 28, 2007, 09:11:45 am by cap 'n chris, Reason: grammatical error »

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Re: Digging!
« Reply #62 on: December 27, 2007, 07:08:49 pm »
We will be digging in Stainsby's,
Saturday 29/12/2007   :thumbsup:

Yes we will be digging in Stainsby's this Saturday

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Re: Digging!
« Reply #63 on: December 27, 2007, 11:13:27 pm »
Watch out that the floor doesn't suddenly drop out  :o ;D

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Re: Digging!
« Reply #64 on: December 28, 2007, 01:37:27 am »
Can I come! were is it? Is it scary!

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Re: Digging!
« Reply #65 on: December 28, 2007, 03:21:02 pm »
 Yes U can D P. Its the fenced off shaft near to waterwheel Swallet. Park on the horse shoe bend. You can't miss it. C U There. :thumbsup:

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Re: Digging!
« Reply #66 on: December 29, 2007, 08:04:57 pm »
Can I come! were is it? Is it scary!

Just got home from spending all day digging in Stainsby's,
did not cu at all DP
could you not locate us?

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Re: Digging!
« Reply #67 on: December 29, 2007, 08:15:39 pm »
Aha - he got a better offer ;)

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Re: Digging!
« Reply #68 on: December 30, 2007, 11:51:05 pm »
Sorry I didnt have time to check back here for details... I dont know were waterwheel swallett is anyway!

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Re: Digging!
« Reply #69 on: December 31, 2007, 09:16:52 am »
There are a group of caves in The Upper Velvet Bottom / Blackmoor / Charterhouse Warren area and a lot of mines, most are mines / caves.
Grebe Swallet         (largely, a pre- industrial mine)
Manor Farm            (a cave)
Waterwheel Swallet ( a modified cave)
Stainsby's Shaft      (a Victorian mine shaft)
Blackmoor Cave        (the cave that Stainsby's shaft intercepts)
Blackmoor Swallet     ( the sites where water used to sink / abandoned cave dig)
Roman Rake            ( a Roman Lead mine / cave dig)
Upper Flood Swallet  ( a large cave,  two miles of passage so far found)
Ubley Warren Pot     ( two caves that connect, for the slimmer caver)
M.M. Mine               ( a pre- industrial mine, now re-opened)
Halfpenny Hole         ( a small mined rift)
Rift Mine                 ( quite an easy, interesting mined out rift)



Hope that helps D.P.

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Re: Digging!
« Reply #70 on: December 31, 2007, 10:21:27 am »
There are a group of caves in The Upper Velvet Bottom / Blackmoor / Charterhouse Warren area and a lot of mines, most are mines / caves.
Grebe Swallet         (largely, a pre- industrial mine)
Manor Farm            (a cave)
Waterwheel Swallet ( a modified cave)
Stainsby's Shaft      (a Victorian mine shaft)
Blackmoor Cave        (the cave that Stainsby's shaft intercepts)
Blackmoor Swallet     ( the sites where water used to sink / abandoned cave dig)
Roman Rake            ( a Roman Lead mine / cave dig)
Upper Flood Swallet  ( a large cave,  two miles of passage so far found)
Ubley Warren Pot     ( two caves that connect, for the slimmer caver)
M.M. Mine               ( a pre- industrial mine, now re-opened)
Halfpenny Hole         ( a small mined rift)
Rift Mine                 ( quite an easy, interesting mined out rift)



Hope that helps D.P.

Woah! that is extremely helpful of you Mr Lackington! and not a chin scratch in sight  :thumbsup:
Is M.M mine worth a visit? they all sound like great places, except maybe Ubley Warren pot.  :thumbsdown:
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Re: Digging!
« Reply #71 on: December 31, 2007, 06:22:52 pm »
Yes, M & M mine is well worth a visit. It has a nice entrance shaft! :thumbsup:

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Re: Digging!
« Reply #72 on: January 01, 2008, 09:32:25 am »
Yes, M & M mine is well worth a visit. It has a nice entrance shaft! :thumbsup:
You will need to collect the key from M.C.G.
for M.M. Mine

I think it has a fourteen metre tight entrance pitch
which can be s.r.t.'d or laddered.
Halfpenny Hole & Rift Mine are ungated
but Rift Mine is very difficult to locate (if you don't know where it is)

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Re: Digging!
« Reply #73 on: January 01, 2008, 08:30:04 pm »
There are a group of caves in The Upper Velvet Bottom / Blackmoor / Charterhouse Warren area and a lot of mines, most are mines / caves.
Grebe Swallet         (largely, a pre- industrial mine)
Manor Farm            (a cave)
Waterwheel Swallet ( a modified cave)
Stainsby's Shaft      (a Victorian mine shaft)
Blackmoor Cave        (the cave that Stainsby's shaft intercepts)
Blackmoor Swallet     ( the sites where water used to sink / abandoned cave dig)
Roman Rake            ( a Roman Lead mine / cave dig)
Upper Flood Swallet  ( a large cave,  two miles of passage so far found)
Ubley Warren Pot     ( two caves that connect, for the slimmer caver)
M.M. Mine               ( a pre- industrial mine, now re-opened)
Halfpenny Hole         ( a small mined rift)
Rift Mine                 ( quite an easy, interesting mined out rift)



Hope that helps D.P.
What is a modified cave   :-\ :-\

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Re: Digging!
« Reply #74 on: January 01, 2008, 08:33:31 pm »
A dig
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