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kenripper

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Luskey Mixed Mine
Posted: 03/05/2011 08:51:00
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I am looking for more info than that in Essays in Mining History which describes it as a prospecting adit for copper. Why was it called Luskey? The Luskey family seem now to have disappeared from the area but my relatives married into the Luskey family in North Hill in 1729. When was the adit opened? Thanks

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IP: 86.164.78.137 Edited: 03/05/2011 08:51:31 by kenripper
Alasdair Neill

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Posted: 07/05/2011 09:53:27
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Wheal Luskey worked in the 1880's I think, reports published in the Mining Journal. Will look out for any more info. IP: 46.60.252.79
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Luskey Mixed Mine
Posted: 10/05/2011 11:22:46
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Thanks. I'd be really interested.

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Luskey Mixed Mine
Posted: 11/05/2011 12:48:48
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From Dines 1956

Luskey.-Reputed to be a copper mine, this is only a prospecting adit with entrance near and about 20' ft. above the level of the River Lynher, 5 furlongs S.E. of Trebartha Lemarne Mine(6” Cornwall 22 S.W.). The adit, as a crosscut S. 28° W., entered granite at 10 fms. and picked up the lode, coursing about E. 22° N. and underlying 10° S., at 17 ftms. The lode followed for 70' ftms. W. is a crack with red stained granite walls, with here and there a filling, up to 5 in. wide, of quartz and red haematite, occasional patches of chlorite with pyrite, and some copper stains. There are three shallow winzes in the floor of the level at 28 ftms., 47 ftms. and 87 ftms. from the adit entrance.
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Posted: 13/05/2011 15:24:12
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I went in this Adit some years ago and there was some very nice secondary copper flows on the walls, not much to explore however only one level ending in a natural wall an one side drive over a shallow winze likewise.

will look out the pics if anyone is interested.

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Posted: 13/05/2011 17:30:32
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I'd love to see the pics, Ferret.

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Posted: 17/05/2011 16:00:29
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here you areBig Grin
couple of pics of the Secondary copper flows and little sketch plan of the level.

sorry about the quality but this was off an old (and very battered) Pentax film camera i had at the time (2003)



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IP: 188.220.213.232 Edited: 17/05/2011 16:14:06 by ferret
Alasdair Neill

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Posted: 18/05/2011 09:27:30
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Just checked my notes, there were agents' reports as I thought published in the Mining Journal in the 1880's. A thorough search might reveal details of landowners etc,. particularly if a prospectus was ever published.
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amk2610-75

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Posted: 16/08/2016 11:38:19
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There's an adit about 100ft to the left of the entrance to luskey, anyone know where that leads, it looks like it heads in the direction of the farm house, but can't find any information on it, the water level was high when I visited so I decided not to go in, IP: 213.205.194.178
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Posted: 11/07/2017 16:49:57
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I explored Luskey c1980. At that time,about half-way in there was considerable blue-green secondary copper deposition. IP: 81.153.1.33
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