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Offline markpot

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Interesting dig
« on: September 11, 2018, 09:30:45 pm »

Offline Madness

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Re: Interesting dig
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2018, 05:27:42 pm »
What is it?

An old brick flue?

Looks awful!

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Re: Interesting dig
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2018, 07:43:57 pm »
Not sure what it is,i did think the same about a flu as it seems quite shallow.Watch parts 1 to 4 ,he gets some interesting meter reading from the shale! :o

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Re: Interesting dig
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2018, 07:59:07 am »
I don't know what the guy expects to find.

It all looks a bit dodgy to me.


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Re: Interesting dig
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2018, 12:45:18 pm »
Are you sure it's in the Peak Mark?

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Re: Interesting dig
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2018, 04:10:51 pm »
No.it was a bit of a guess based on where the lad seems to roam around.could be over sheffield way??

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Re: Interesting dig
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2018, 04:24:24 pm »
If he is really lucky it's a flue from a Lead smelter. Could be Lead and other metal residues on the walls.

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Re: Interesting dig
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2018, 08:08:35 pm »
If he's lucky he won't get buried alive.

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Re: Interesting dig
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2018, 08:13:34 pm »
Going off on a tangent slightly. They guy needs to try to swear less on videos he intends to post on Youtube. Not everyone wants to hear the 'F' word every few seconds.

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Re: Interesting dig
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2018, 09:01:55 pm »
I think that's somewhere round Sheffield, in which case it'll be a coal or ganister mine. Every arched mine level in woods I can think of in the Peak goes into limestone, though there are one or two  smelter sites on shale this could possibly be on. None of the above are healthy places to be digging though!
Dirty old mines need love too....

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Re: Interesting dig
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2018, 10:37:44 pm »
He's posted urbex stuff from the Don Valley Gannister mines before now including photos which showed part burried brick arches.

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Re: Interesting dig
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2018, 12:07:09 am »
I think I've met this guy on the bus back from Castleton. Full camo gear etc. Does it all solo. The 'F' word is a fundamental part of his universe, and I doubt he cares what anyone thinks about it. I'm quite enjoying his complete commitment to the project, even if it does look suicidal - he's obviously the type who was born to do this sort of stuff. Knocking out a shale roof with a crowbar? Better than most commercial entertainment! I would also assume it to be Sheffield somewhere, but it doesn't look familiar - maybe Wadsley Common? That's the only part I've never visited.

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Re: Interesting dig
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2018, 11:17:01 am »

He does look like he could be put to good use somewhere.

One things for sure with that dig.. he's on a hiding to nothing.

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Re: Interesting dig
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2018, 05:34:16 pm »
Could he be recrectuited for the eldon dig and left insitu for a while?!😂

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Re: Interesting dig
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2018, 08:21:44 pm »
This chap has contacted DCA a couple of times now about help with making a shaft safe (on limestone). Being DCA, we can't help without landowner permission, which he does not have. I've directed him to UKC forum but if anyone wants to talk to him directly, go to the DCA Facebook page, and respond to his comment on our most recent post. His name is Jon. He is obviously keen and has the smarts to be asking for help. If anyone down south end of the Peak can help, drop him a message.

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Re: Interesting dig
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2018, 09:57:57 pm »
Sorry, got the wrong end of the stick, he's looking at somewhere near Castleton.

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Re: Interesting dig
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2018, 11:59:58 am »
Scratch that, this guy can't be reasoned with and is now threatening to go round smashing locks off places like HBCM. Handle with care! :wall:

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Re: Interesting dig
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2018, 04:18:05 pm »
Oh ffs! :down:i dont condone any damage,whatsoever of any cave or mine site!can some one/club throw this guy a life line. Seems keen.can we turn this into a posative for him and the cave/mine community.steer him in the right direction?



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Re: Interesting dig
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2018, 02:09:37 pm »
Well, what a lunatic.
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Re: Interesting dig
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2018, 02:40:06 pm »
That's a bit harsh.
It's 15 years ago when he was banged up after the siege. He was 18.
His device for (more or less)  keeping himself out of trouble since is imaginative and doesn't hurt anybody. It's also obviously sincere, otherwise he wouldn't be doing the dodgy dig that started this thread.
I'm not saying that at the moment he should be leading Scout caving trips, but I don't think he deserves to be insulted either. 

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Re: Interesting dig
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2018, 03:42:37 pm »

There are a lot of lunatics in the caving world, always have been, some of them are celebrated as the more colourful characters in our sport, often very tenacious and talented with their digging.

The guy sounds like proper Eldon material, especially if, as someone suggested, he gets taken under someones wing and steered down the right path.... I mean hole!