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Posted: 25/09/2017 22:09:42
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A longer piece on the BBC News at Six, viewable on iPlayer but probably not for long. Starts about 23 minutes in; interview in the mine with one of the S&R volunteers.



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Posted: 25/09/2017 23:07:07
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legendrider wrote:

moorlandmineral wrote:

legendrider wrote:

I predict a JCB-orgy and a national shortage of rubble Crying

MARK

If they are short of rubble they can always dig a hole in the ground to get some... let me think that would need a 15m deep one....Big Grin


Ah, now, well, (putting on cardigan with leather elbow patches and straightening the demi-lunettes) speaking from Pedants' Corner - you have failed to allow for air entrapment within the excavated material. You'd only need out about 14m depth to fill 15m hole. You'd then have to dig a 13.1m hole to fill the 14m, and so on, for about 20 holes, until, hey-presto, no more hole. Smartass

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Never thought of that!! Don't be giving the HSE and the council ideas now!!Big Grin
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Posted: 26/09/2017 22:50:10
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moorlandmineral wrote:

legendrider wrote:

moorlandmineral wrote:

legendrider wrote:

I predict a JCB-orgy and a national shortage of rubble Crying

MARK

If they are short of rubble they can always dig a hole in the ground to get some... let me think that would need a 15m deep one....Big Grin


Ah, now, well, (putting on cardigan with leather elbow patches and straightening the demi-lunettes) speaking from Pedants' Corner - you have failed to allow for air entrapment within the excavated material. You'd only need out about 14m depth to fill 15m hole. You'd then have to dig a 13.1m hole to fill the 14m, and so on, for about 20 holes, until, hey-presto, no more hole. Smartass

MARK

Never thought of that!! Don't be giving the HSE and the council ideas now!!Big Grin


Couldn't we just fill it with Justin bieber cd's? With him at the bottom?

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Posted: 26/09/2017 23:02:17
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Miles-M wrote:

moorlandmineral wrote:

legendrider wrote:

moorlandmineral wrote:

legendrider wrote:

I predict a JCB-orgy and a national shortage of rubble Crying

MARK

If they are short of rubble they can always dig a hole in the ground to get some... let me think that would need a 15m deep one....Big Grin


Ah, now, well, (putting on cardigan with leather elbow patches and straightening the demi-lunettes) speaking from Pedants' Corner - you have failed to allow for air entrapment within the excavated material. You'd only need out about 14m depth to fill 15m hole. You'd then have to dig a 13.1m hole to fill the 14m, and so on, for about 20 holes, until, hey-presto, no more hole. Smartass

MARK

Never thought of that!! Don't be giving the HSE and the council ideas now!!Big Grin


Couldn't we just fill it with Justin bieber cd's? With him at the bottom?


Em... which would be worse?? Falling down a shaft or falling down a shaft into a heap of Bieber? Big Grin

Em.. Mr Bieber I believe decided in 2010 to allow his fans to take part in an online poll to decide where he would hold his next concert... result?? An overwhelming vote for him to play Pyongyang... maybe the bottom of this shaft be an acceptable alternative??? Big Grin
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Posted: 27/09/2017 08:35:37
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Em.. Mr Bieber I believe decided in 2010 to allow his fans to take part in an online poll to decide where he would hold his next concert... result?? An overwhelming vote for him to play Pyongyang... maybe the bottom of this shaft be an acceptable alternative??? Big Grin


I dont know so much, Rocket Man could use him as a human warhead. Laugh

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Posted: 27/09/2017 08:43:50
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Why has this originally sensible discussion descended into some rediculous crap about some bloody yank pop star? Angry IP: 213.205.194.119
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Posted: 27/09/2017 09:06:26
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Why has this originally sensible discussion descended into some ridiculous crap about some bloody yank pop star? Angry


Bloody Canadian actually. Devil
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Posted: 27/09/2017 09:15:34
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rufenig wrote:

Chalcocite wrote:

Why has this originally sensible discussion descended into some ridiculous crap about some bloody yank pop star? Angry


Bloody Canadian actually. Devil



Closet Bieber-fan.



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Posted: 27/09/2017 09:58:56
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Closet Bieber-fan.



I can quite Bieber it Sinker.

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Posted: 27/09/2017 10:41:50
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Man falls down 0.3m mineshaft. Was he Justin?? Roll Eyes

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Posted: 27/09/2017 13:11:29
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Man falls down 0.3m mineshaft. Was he Justin?? Roll Eyes

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Surely better to set up a separate thread for all u closet fansLaugh
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Posted: 27/09/2017 16:42:14
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Why not use poured molten aluminium to make an interesting sculpture out of the shaft full of Bieber? Like they do with the ant hills?

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Posted: 27/09/2017 22:11:46
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Why not use poured molten aluminium to make an interesting sculpture out of the shaft full of Bieber? Like they do with the ant hills?


A wagon load of black powder and a length of safety fuse ought to sort it

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Posted: 01/10/2017 00:27:01
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It seems the guy, 'experienced walker', didn't just happen to 'drop in' to these workings, but had ventured in via a level in the hillside with torch in hand.
So.....more misadventure than accident

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If he was an 'experienced walker' then Winkhe should have kept to the footpaths provided. And not poked around in places that he had no knowledge or experience of. Such foolhardy adventures gives the community who know such places well a bad name. IP: 213.205.194.22
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Posted: 02/11/2017 07:33:28
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-41817589

Mr Williams, 51, who lives near Penarth in Wales, said: "There were no barriers at all, and no obvious signs to show danger.


Well no sign of danger other than the fact its an abandoned mine ?

You would have thought living near Penarth he would be well aware of the dangers of mines. Sad
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Posted: 02/11/2017 09:41:33
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He's calling for all of these areas to be fenced off, and naturally CCC are jumping onto the bandwagon.

Funny how Wheal Hermon is very well known, and yet there have been no previous incidents, until some tourist numpty with no gear decides to go climbing.

The only thing that needs fencing is his house to prevent him from doing anything else terminally stupid.
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Posted: 02/11/2017 10:05:48
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What an absolute cretin.

He needs to find a bigger mine shaft to throw himself down.

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Posted: 02/11/2017 12:32:41
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The laws of Natural Selection should have prevailed I think!
He says 'there were no barriers to stop me'; does he not have any commonsense whatsoever? Nothing forced him to enter this mine unprepared except his own stupidity!
I despair and sincerely hope this won't start a massive ball rolling!

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Posted: 02/11/2017 13:06:12
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This line on the BBC news site is ominous "Cornwall Council says it is working to ensure the entrance "where the accident occurred is secured"."

Sounds like the same old story, he was a fool to go in further than he had equipment for. The first time I found this entrance with my other half we went in as far as the wooden plank and thought no that’s far enough.

So sad if CCC and the NT make yet another mine inaccessibleCrying

I agree with the statement above about natural selection thats the problem with the world at the moment.
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