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Posted: 02/01/2021 08:21:28
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Hi Folks,

'The Great County Adit' by J A Buckley is out of print....

Will it be reprinted ?

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Posted: 02/01/2021 10:25:21
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D.Send wrote:

Hi Folks,

'The Great County Adit' by J A Buckley is out of print....

Will it be reprinted ?

D.Send.


The Trevithick Society reprinted it a couple of years ago:

http://www.trevithicksociety.info/books.htm

Bookseller extraordinaire Mike Moore will probably have copies.
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Posted: 02/01/2021 15:45:38
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Tamarmole wrote:

Bookseller extraordinaire Mike Moore will probably have copies.


https://www.moorebooks.co.uk/

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Posted: 05/01/2021 07:04:31
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Hi,

The paperback version costs £15 new. (£90 second-hand ! )

Wikipedia reports the VERY high concentration of copper salts in the adit discharge water.

Way back in the '70s, when I lived in England, there was a project at Devon Great Consols, to put scrap iron in the discharge to capture copper.....

Anyone have any news on that ?

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Posted: 05/01/2021 11:39:19
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Late 60s and into the 70s a character called Ernie Gregory was reworking DGC. He set up a series of precipitation launders to recover copper from mine discharge.

He also reworked the dumps for tin. By the 1970s the dump reworking had become quite significant, producing around about 20 tons of concentrate a year. Work ceased in 1978.

There was a proposal to rework the 1970s tailings in the 1980s by Cornish Tin & Engineering who operated a streamworks at Tolgarrick. Planning was well underway when the tin price crashed in 1985. There is certainly free tin in the tailings, however the slimes material is very, very fine and I do wonder how successful the proposed 1980s operation would have been.
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