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Posted: 07/10/2018 23:09:26
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Posted: 19/10/2018 23:53:59
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Hi tintin.
The entrance is a vertical steel door (currently unlocked) hidden in bushes beside the path ,near the top ,very close to the welded shut shaft cover. This leads hundreds of feet down ,via ladders and fixed ropes.All in good safe condition .Miles of tunnels to explore.Gets warm an humid dont forget a drink. Hope this helps.
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Posted: 22/10/2018 15:18:07
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Yep it was RSM not Camborne. Remember it well having a fridge come down the shaft whilst we were surveying! IP: 178.167.155.28
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Posted: 22/10/2018 16:14:55
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and all enjoy it while you can before it gets sealed up after it being plastered all over the Internet.

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Posted: 22/10/2018 18:54:19
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royfellows wrote:

and all enjoy it while you can before it gets sealed up after it being plastered all over the Internet.


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Posted: 22/10/2018 22:08:21
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It may be too late, but maybe the mods should delete this thread...

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Posted: 22/10/2018 22:29:40
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I heard from RogerW that the owner (a Mr W) would probably dynamite the entrances if he got wind of a liability on his land.....a liability which was previously not a problem... IP: 89.238.154.230
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Posted: 23/10/2018 09:02:02
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I second thread deletion. The OP will understand.

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Posted: 24/10/2018 00:51:59
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Hmm, how do we inform each other of access to places.Its a hard one. Would the owners even know sites like this exist. More realisticly id imagine dog walkers informing councils when seeing anything ' dangerous'. The number of times places ive wild camped at, have suddenly attained council no camping,overnight parking signs.After numerous elderly dog walkers have huffed and scowled their way past me . Damn this nanny state. IP: 94.9.31.78
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Posted: 24/10/2018 08:23:59
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Cornwall is Cornwall, not mid Wales, the Land of the Free, mine exploration wise. I believe the code of silence is generally known, as I have jokingly said before "No mines round here mate".
Up until the Internet, it worked.

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Posted: 24/10/2018 14:05:33
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I can just about remember how we found mines to visit before the internet. We searched books like Dines, or other more popular mining histories and managed to find places somehow. We got in touch with local groups and asked if we could arrange visits with them, and vice versa. I used to spend a lot of time on the phone chatting to people. Maybe these skills are being lost. The internet is an extremely powerful tool, but there are other ways.
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Posted: 24/10/2018 14:18:46
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Peter Burgess wrote:

I can just about remember how we found mines to visit before the internet. We searched books like Dines, or other more popular mining histories and managed to find places somehow. We got in touch with local groups and asked if we could arrange visits with them, and vice versa. I used to spend a lot of time on the phone chatting to people. Maybe these skills are being lost. The internet is an extremely powerful tool, but there are other ways.


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Posted: 24/10/2018 14:51:09
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There are a significant number of people poking around workings. There are a few "public ones" which are really dangerous.

There isn't the money for an operation minecap 2, but there is probably enough sentiment to poke the owners to sort it out.

The proliferation of 6" maps, particularly the ones tiled, with a fade-able google earth are priceless stuff for the lazy.

I was contemplating this a while ago, reading Hamilton Jenkin and Dines and looking at "this plan is in a private archive" or "this is in the mining record office in london" and how I've pretty much accumulated all of it on a PC and the next stage will be to create a massive interactive resource.

Forget your mining journals Roy, I've copied the whole Brooke Index (24000 images-ish) and I'm PDFing it!

We are able to stand on the shoulders of historians with the material we have access to and access places which were previously technically out of bounds.

We have a duty to make something out of this, rather than frittering it whilst it's sealed up.

Most of the nonsense in Cornwall was the IN crowd (mine rescue and mineral collectors) vs the OUT crowd (naughty mineral collectors). This battle was tempered by the recently padlock enthusiastic PCG (Tamar Valley).

Dogma aside, there are some great people involved and the subject will become more accessible and interesting as a result.
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Posted: 24/10/2018 16:08:00
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I have been quite a loose cannon in my time, at one time many years ago upsetting PCG. With age comes wisdom, or so it is said, and I came to realise that there is a way of going about things.

Cambrian Mines Trust works, so does Cave Access Ltd and Natural Amenities Ltd, and with this comes the realisation of what is actually possible by going about things in a responsible way.

Whether these 'models' would work in Cornwall, I dont know. And its not my turf anyway, so its up to others. All I can do is pledge my assistance should it ever be requested.

Stu, you must have an amazing repository of material building up, good work.

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Posted: 24/10/2018 19:22:32
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The Fresh Prince of Portreath wrote:

There are a significant number of people poking around workings. There are a few "public ones" which are really dangerous.

There isn't the money for an operation minecap 2, but there is probably enough sentiment to poke the owners to sort it out.

The proliferation of 6" maps, particularly the ones tiled, with a fade-able google earth are priceless stuff for the lazy.

I was contemplating this a while ago, reading Hamilton Jenkin and Dines and looking at "this plan is in a private archive" or "this is in the mining record office in london" and how I've pretty much accumulated all of it on a PC and the next stage will be to create a massive interactive resource.

Forget your mining journals Roy, I've copied the whole Brooke Index (24000 images-ish) and I'm PDFing it!

We are able to stand on the shoulders of historians with the material we have access to and access places which were previously technically out of bounds.

We have a duty to make something out of this, rather than frittering it whilst it's sealed up.

Most of the nonsense in Cornwall was the IN crowd (mine rescue and mineral collectors) vs the OUT crowd (naughty mineral collectors). This battle was tempered by the recently padlock enthusiastic PCG (Tamar Valley).

Dogma aside, there are some great people involved and the subject will become more accessible and interesting as a result.


The situation in Cornwall is a mess, and I can't see it ever being resolved adequately. My approach is to quietly do my own thing on the exploration front without shouting about it too much. I do share information with others albeit circumspectly. Having sensitive sites plastered over t'interweb is not going to end well.
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Posted: 28/10/2018 12:59:05
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Yes, the internet is a double edged sword. Useful but can also be self destructive.

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Posted: 30/10/2018 12:00:19
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Roy Morton wrote:

Yes, the internet is a double edged sword. Useful but can also be self destructive.
yes will keep stumm in future.Too many fun spoilers about i guess.In an ideal world the last say on a particular matter would be left to those that want to enjoy it,rather than those who dont.Wont be long before pies an fry ups get banned by vegetarian pressure groups eh...
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Posted: 30/10/2018 12:34:33
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Wont be long before pies an fry ups get banned by vegetarian pressure groups eh...


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