WikiWirral 13yrs online 24/7 365 days a year.
Forum Stats
12222 Members
65 Forums
72734 Topics
980343 Posts
78 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
101 registered (11kendo, 17 invisible), 1480 Guests and 216 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
On-street parking charges dropped 413
Ceiling needs smoothing 350
TS Indefatigable 283
Patio work 253
Hezballah 227
Sea Shepherd 210
vet fees 202
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead 89
Re sizing 79
Am I missing something ? 63
New General Forums
Am I missing something ?
by dizdazdoz
16th Feb 2017 12:46pm
Valentines Day---Help From The Ladies
by fish5133
10th Feb 2017 7:35pm
Happy BirthdaY
by Vanmanone
10th Feb 2017 2:51am
Warning!!!
by muzzy2
9th Feb 2017 9:09am
New Wirral History
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
19th Feb 2017 7:53pm
TS Indefatigable
by granny
18th Feb 2017 3:32pm
RIP : Chris Kay
by granny
31st Aug 2016 9:25am
Children's home on the Overchurch
by xleahx
26th Apr 2011 7:01pm
Stanlow Abbey
by ghostly1
4th Dec 2008 10:09pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
TS Indefatigable
by granny
11:12 PM
Missing
by granny
11:10 PM
Samick Greg Bennett UK50 Ukulele
by j_demo
09:24 PM
Stanlow Abbey
by techgran
09:07 PM
2x Brit Floyd tickets 3rd March City entrance
by ambersmum
06:35 PM
Sherwood 2x30W amp with phono - £35; other hifi
by montyz
04:09 PM
vet fees
by starakita
03:48 PM
Lobbying the council
by diggingdeeper
03:29 PM
Changes to bin collections
by diggingdeeper
03:27 PM
February
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by venice
19th Feb 2017 12:19pm
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
13th Feb 2017 8:50pm
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#176011 - 1st Oct 2007 5:25pm Mersey Tunnel - Core Samples ***
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21011
Loc: Wirral
Mersey Tunnel - Core Samples

Unfortunately there on the other side of the fence frown
And your not allowed to go in with out a pass.

O well.

Core Samples : These are the parts extracted when drilling down
under the river bed. They Drill Down then Bring up the casings
to open them and the contents examined to show the layers in the rock.



Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
core-samples-mersey-tunnels.jpg


_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
Wirral History Advertising
Click me for more Information......

WikiWirral Numbers : Between 150 and 200 New Members Every Month. With Over 3,500 unique visits and 35,000 Page Views each day. Average +500 Search Engines Daily and over 1,000,000 Million Page views a Month. Advertising from £20 . Click Me
#176015 - 1st Oct 2007 5:31pm Re: Mersey Tunnel - Core Samples [Re: Mark]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15986
Loc: New Brighton
Hmmm, as with pieces of the priory, people on ebay will probably by these wink
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#176016 - 1st Oct 2007 5:35pm Re: Mersey Tunnel - Core Samples [Re: _Ste_]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21011
Loc: Wirral
I wonder if the piece on the right would fit on
the piece on the left if turned upside down?
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#176017 - 1st Oct 2007 5:36pm Re: Mersey Tunnel - Core Samples [Re: Mark]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Lol good photo, never seen these before for obvious reasons lol smile

Top
#176035 - 1st Oct 2007 6:35pm Re: Mersey Tunnel - Core Samples [Re: MattLFC]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21011
Loc: Wirral
Me neither only learnt of them a few days ago wink
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#176128 - 1st Oct 2007 10:20pm Re: Mersey Tunnel - Core Samples [Re: Mark]
Waddi Offline

Forum Guardian

Registered: 11th Jul 2004
Posts: 4006
Loc: New Ferry
By core samples, you mean big lumps of rock taken from underground,where the mersey tunnel is now, to test its properties etc?
_________________________

Top
#176136 - 1st Oct 2007 10:34pm Re: Mersey Tunnel - Core Samples [Re: Waddi]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21011
Loc: Wirral
Yehhh that's what i mean wink
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#176140 - 1st Oct 2007 10:39pm Re: Mersey Tunnel - Core Samples [Re: Mark]
Waddi Offline

Forum Guardian

Registered: 11th Jul 2004
Posts: 4006
Loc: New Ferry
Thought so, just thought I best clarify for those that didnt know think

To be honest I originally thought you meant big steel rods that went in the ground to test it. not the actual samples taken

_________________________

Top
#176248 - 1st Oct 2007 11:56pm Re: Mersey Tunnel - Core Samples [Re: Waddi]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21011
Loc: Wirral
First post updated thanks wink
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#189470 - 20th Dec 2007 2:36pm Re: Mersey Tunnel - Core Samples [Re: Mark]
Pinzgauer
Unregistered


Just seen the photo of the core samples. Just a little puzzled as they look a bit on the big(diameter)side for samples. I've seen quite a few core samples taken through various rocks, usually site investigation stuff. The diameter is usually about 1 1/2 to 2 inches. Brought up via the hollow drill and then laid out in special boxes to go to the lab. or be inspected on site.

The only cores of such size I've seen is when wells are sunk into water bearing rock. The diameter is large enough for an electric submersible pump to be lowered down the "shaft"

A friend of mine was a fitter at the old Co-oP dairy on Swan Hill (now a garage or similar). One of his jobs was to raise the pump up the "shaft" once a year for servicing. They had their own well, just about the same diameter as the cores in the picture.

Where was the pic. taken ??

Willing to be corrected on the above theory.. and of course ........ everyone loves a smart***e !!!

Top
#189482 - 20th Dec 2007 4:58pm Re: Mersey Tunnel - Core Samples [Re: ]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
You make a good point, Mike. I agree that they look to be about 5 or 6 feet in diameter. On checking in the book about the construction of the tunnel, the largest core sample mentioned is 6". If these are indeed from the tunnel, maybe they're from the construction of a drainage sump. Can you tell us where these are, Mark, or is it a secret?
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#189483 - 20th Dec 2007 5:07pm Re: Mersey Tunnel - Core Samples [Re: chriskay]
Brummy_Ben Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 20th Dec 2007
Posts: 608
Loc: Cannock or New Brighton
yeh id like to c um tbh smile
interestin stuff!
how long they been der since the unnel was built or sumet ?
_________________________
We Are The Hardcore Nation !!

Hardcore Till I Die !!

Top
#189513 - 20th Dec 2007 9:39pm Re: Mersey Tunnel - Core Samples [Re: Brummy_Ben]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21011
Loc: Wirral
There in SHELL they have them, there is a plaque apparently
but that's on the inside of the fence side.

I'm going off what i was told on the plaque,
so i cant 100% say so. But hopefully some one may have a picture.

Where?
If you go past camel lairds, and take the rock ferry by pass
just as you leave the roundabout towards Brombrough,
the road twists left then right and then a (50)mph sign.
There on the Left of that snaky bit.

I agree they look pretty big
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#189593 - 21st Dec 2007 2:18pm Re: Mersey Tunnel - Core Samples [Re: Mark]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
I've had a thought about this. We know that for the Queensway tunnel, 2 pilot headings were excavated throughout the length, to check on conditions. These were dug in the traditional manner.
When it came to the Kingsway (Wallasey) tunnel, techniques had advanced & they were not dug, but bored. Maybe these cores are pilot borings from the Wallasey tunnel.
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#189679 - 21st Dec 2007 7:35pm Re: Mersey Tunnel - Core Samples [Re: chriskay]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21011
Loc: Wirral
Okay i have enquired about the info.
I want to blame my source but he will blame me for getting mixed up.
At the time i guess we were talking about the Mersey Tunnels
and then core samples were mentioned.
So it was a case of 1+1=3

But they are samples from the mersey of the bed rock. smile

Hoseman below has these pinned down as he was my source lol.


Edited by Mark (21st Dec 2007 7:58pm)
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
vet fees
by eggandchips
12:01 AM
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
19th Feb 2017 7:53pm
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by paxvobiscum
18th Feb 2017 9:19pm
Patio work
by steamfan
18th Feb 2017 3:45pm
TS Indefatigable
by granny
18th Feb 2017 3:32pm
For Sale & Free
Samick Greg Bennett UK50 Ukulele
by j_demo
09:24 PM
2x Brit Floyd tickets 3rd March City entrance
by ambersmum
06:35 PM
Sherwood 2x30W amp with phono - £35; other hifi
by montyz
04:09 PM
Gaming pc
by Cjoshea
18th Feb 2017 9:47pm
ESCHENBACH Illuminated Magnifiers
by buddy
15th Feb 2017 1:12pm
Featured Member
Registered: 14th Aug 2015
Posts: 76
Newest Members
vonny, Vkj530, SunsetP, RachelBinns, Rog0137
12222 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by paxvobiscum
18th Feb 2017 9:19pm
Patio work
by steamfan
18th Feb 2017 3:45pm
Ceiling needs smoothing
by yr20405
15th Feb 2017 1:52am
Info? Bill Dobson, Photographer, Martins Bank
by diggingdeeper
13th Feb 2017 12:10pm
War Museum
by missmahjong
12th Feb 2017 1:24pm
News : New Topics
Hezballah
by venice
17th Feb 2017 11:15am
On-street parking charges dropped
by oldpm01
15th Feb 2017 9:10am
Thousands raised for children of cancer couple.
by fish5133
13th Feb 2017 3:01pm
Lost ladies Swarovski watch
by spider
13th Feb 2017 10:36am
M53 closed in both directions between J2 and J3
by diggingdeeper
9th Feb 2017 10:00pm
New Enthusiast Forums
vet fees
by eggandchips
12:01 AM
Sea Shepherd
by venice
16th Feb 2017 1:06pm
Sounds of the Sixties
by paxvobiscum
11th Feb 2017 8:53pm
Hospital
by cools
10th Feb 2017 9:53am
X Box One S
by rossie
9th Feb 2017 8:56am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Tue 7:16am
Sunset Tue 5:35pm
Local Time Tue 4:55am
WikiWirral Can . . . .