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Title: Re: Mendip digs
Post by: whitelackington on March 23, 2008, 07:31:47 am
I can report that one of The M.C.G. digs recently went.   :thumbsup:
It is called M.M. Mine and is on S.W.T. land
Charterhouse Rakes.
It has been gated and padlocked.
The padlock key is available for cavers to borrow from The M.C.G. hut.
Grid is 50645541
You will need a fourteen metre ladder for the entrance pitch or it can be s.r.t.'d
There is a second pitch, straight after the first but this can be free climbed.
At least for the present we have fineshed digging this site.
Further details in the latest Descent.
Title: Re: Mendip digs
Post by: Cap'n Chris on March 23, 2008, 08:15:10 am
Congratulations (once again!) to the MCG digging crew!

Title: Re: Mendip digs
Post by: truescrumpy on March 23, 2008, 04:53:27 pm
I can report that one of The M.C.G. digs recently went.   :thumbsup:
It is called M.M. Mine and is on S.W.T. land
Charterhouse Rakes.
It has been gated and padlocked.
The padlock key is available for cavers to borrow from The M.C.G. hut.
Grid is 50645541
You will need a fourteen metre ladder for the entrance pitch or it can be s.r.t.'d
There is a second pitch, straight after the first but this can be free climbed.
At least for the present we have fineshed digging this site.
Further details in the latest Descent.

Salute to Whitelackington  :thumbsup:

Any others who would like to contribute their unused digs or old digs to the list  :)
Title: Re: Mendip digs
Post by: whitelackington on March 25, 2008, 01:52:10 pm
One of the digs The M.C.G. are currently working on is Stainsby's / Blackmoor,
M.C.G. have been digging it
on & off for half a century. ( as Blackmoor)
In Mendip Undrground it says
"much of the cave is complicated by large boulders,
but the small stream was MKHP spore-tested to Cheddar Risings
5Km to the south-west and 210m lower.
The 10 metre entrance shaft is the top of the 108 m deep Stainsby's Shaft."

1) There are no large boulders.
2) There is NO STREAM, not even when the rest of the valley is flooded.
3) What evidence is there that this is Stainsby's Shaft,
other than Dr. Stanton, who is claiming this?

It is obviously a cornish shaft
but what proof is there that this is Stainsby's. :-\


Title: Re: Mendip digs
Post by: martinr on March 25, 2008, 02:42:20 pm
One of the digs The M.C.G. are currently working on is Stainsby's / Blackmoor,
M.C.G. have been digging it
on & off for half a century. ( as Blackmoor)
In Mendip Undrground it says
"much of the cave is complicated by large boulders,
but the small stream was MKHP spore-tested to Cheddar Risings
5Km to the south-west and 210m lower.
The 10 metre entrance shaft is the top of the 108 m deep Stainsby's Shaft."

1) There are no large boulders.
2) There is NO STREAM, not even when the rest of the valley is flooded.
3) What evidence is there that this is Stainsby's Shaft,
other than Dr. Stanton, who is claiming this?

It is obviously a cornish shaft
but what proof is there that this is Stainsby's. :-\




Stanton identified all the Cornish shafts in:

http://ubss.org.uk/resources/Proceedings/vol17/UBSS_Proc_17_1_29-54.pdf

The relevant section is page34 (page 6 of the pdf file)

Can you prove it ISNT Stainsby's? If Blackmoor Shaft isnt Stainsby's Shaft, and Stanton has idetified all the other Cornish shafts, then Blackmoor Shaft would have to be the 5th of the 4 Cornish shafts. I rest my case.
Title: Re: Mendip digs
Post by: truescrumpy on March 26, 2008, 06:00:10 pm
One of the digs The M.C.G. are currently working on is Stainsby's / Blackmoor,
M.C.G. have been digging it
on & off for half a century. ( as Blackmoor)
In Mendip Undrground it says
"much of the cave is complicated by large boulders,
but the small stream was MKHP spore-tested to Cheddar Risings
5Km to the south-west and 210m lower.
The 10 metre entrance shaft is the top of the 108 m deep Stainsby's Shaft."

1) There are no large boulders.
2) There is NO STREAM, not even when the rest of the valley is flooded.
3) What evidence is there that this is Stainsby's Shaft,
other than Dr. Stanton, who is claiming this?

It is obviously a cornish shaft
but what proof is there that this is Stainsby's. :-\




Stanton identified all the Cornish shafts in:

http://ubss.org.uk/resources/Proceedings/vol17/UBSS_Proc_17_1_29-54.pdf

The relevant section is page34 (page 6 of the pdf file)

Can you prove it ISNT Stainsby's? If Blackmoor Shaft isnt Stainsby's Shaft, and Stanton has idetified all the other Cornish shafts, then Blackmoor Shaft would have to be the 5th of the 4 Cornish shafts. I rest my case.


I hope Stanton's report is correct that the Stainsby's shaft is where he reported, and there is no reason why it shouldn't be.
However from personal experience of 'Cornish workings', they don't always report all their workings!!
Wait for the proper evidence before 'resting the case'  :)
Title: Re: Mendip digs
Post by: whitelackington on April 07, 2008, 07:22:44 am
Doug Harris & Mark Ward are to kick-start
The Roman Rake Dig,

this is just over the fence from Waterwheel Swallet,
Biff has made them a piece of steel for boulder support, given to Doug.
Title: Re: Mendip digs
Post by: whitelackington on August 07, 2008, 08:24:31 am
Apparently a new dig is being started above Wigmore
Title: Re: Mendip digs
Post by: Tree Monkey on August 08, 2008, 05:04:39 pm
Apparently not! :o :o
Title: Re: Mendip digs
Post by: whitelackington on August 08, 2008, 05:11:10 pm
How deep is Roman Rift (Rake)
these days
 :-\