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SimonRL

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Posted: 31/12/2017 18:00:41
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A but early, but a soaking wet muddy field beckons ;-)

Happy new year one and all; may 2018 bring you health, happiness and good exploring Thumbs Up

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Posted: 31/12/2017 18:27:00
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Cheers old friend, and the same to you. And hopefully a year of further successes for CMT.

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Posted: 31/12/2017 18:51:43
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SimonRL wrote:



.....a soaking wet muddy field beckons ;-)



It has actually stopped raining now..... good luck!



Happy New Year to everyone! Thumbs Up


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Posted: 31/12/2017 19:25:52
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Or even Happy New Year :-)

I hope everyone has a happy and peaceful New Year with lots of safe underground exploration and maybe a few new discoveries Smile

Don't forget to re-register with Cave Access Limited from tomorrow for another years access to the CAL sites. Who knows we might be able to add to the portfolio...

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Posted: 31/12/2017 20:03:47
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HAppy new year to all!

Hopefully a year with no accidents! Blush

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Posted: 31/12/2017 23:11:06
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Happy new year from a drunken loud Conwy Falls. I'm not drunk though! I am in charge of the fireworks. For some daft reason. Devil

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Posted: 01/01/2018 08:35:41
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Happy new year! With lots of underground fun! Flowers IP: 80.225.7.236
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Posted: 01/01/2018 09:37:45
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Hapoy (a Welsh term I assume? Wink) new year chaps and chapessess, may your beards grow ever longer.

Thought for the year: Remember the exploration bit of mine exploration; don't be content to trudge up the same old adit time and time again, make it your new year's resolution to break some new ground.


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Posted: 01/01/2018 11:50:53
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Blwyddyn Newydd Dda pawb! (Happy New Year all)

And no more eye patches Cap'n Towim (or anyone else for that matter). Here's to many more safe trips into the underworld, who knows what we might find in 2018... Shocked

Cheers, Clive

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Posted: 01/01/2018 13:10:25
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Happy new year everyone, I'm new, so only a couple of people know me here, but would like to get involved on here and meet some people in some cool places this year!

The calendar looks great by the way!

Safe caving and diving Smile

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Posted: 01/01/2018 14:41:16
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WHOO HOOO - Let's make it a blinding year - HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all!!

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Posted: 02/01/2018 11:45:37
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Yes, Happy New Year Everyone! IP: 188.39.178.242
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Posted: 02/01/2018 15:02:36
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Bit late but Happy 2018 all! Thumbs Up

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Posted: 02/01/2018 19:01:17
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ObviousSpectre wrote:

Bit late but Happy 2018 all! Thumbs Up


Nearly 2019 now! Laugh

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Posted: 02/01/2018 19:08:12
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RAMPAGE wrote:

ObviousSpectre wrote:

Bit late but Happy 2018 all! Thumbs Up


Nearly 2019 now! Laugh


Freudian slip?
You must be really looking forward to my NAMHO.

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Posted: 02/01/2018 19:19:45
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Tamarmole wrote:


Thought for the year: Remember the exploration bit of mine exploration; don't be content to trudge up the same old adit time and time again, make it your new year's resolution to break some new ground.



Well I've put my money where my mouth is. I spent the day mooching around a Cornish swamp in the rain looking for the remains of Cornwall's first arsenic works (which I found). Thumbs Up
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Posted: 02/01/2018 21:37:20
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Hope you washed yer hands afterwards after poking around in those labrynths. That arsenolite is just as deadly now as it was way back then.

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Posted: 02/01/2018 22:13:31
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Chalcocite wrote:

Hope you washed yer hands afterwards after poking around in those labrynths. That arsenolite is just as deadly now as it was way back then.

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Thanks for the concern Flowers

This works didn't have a labyrinth!

Arsenic soot was brought in from various local tin smelters. It was roasted in furnaces (now just low piles of rubble) re-purposed from an earlier tin smelter and the arsenic was condensed out into large cast iron vessels (long gone). The works operated from 1812 to the mid 1850s. By the time of the 1860s arsenic boom the use of cast iron condensing vessels had been superseded by the more familiar chambers / labyrinths.

The site is not impressive, more swamp and jungle seasoned with barbed wire than anything else, and I wouldn't have bothered except that it was Cornwall's first and I am writing an article about it.
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Posted: 02/01/2018 23:51:29
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If you like poking around in old arsenic works you should have a look around South Polgooth. There's some cracking remains there to be seen.
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