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Topic: Where to put the next rubbish dump?
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/08/2009 13:10:55   Subject: Where to put the next rubbish dump?
As United Downs is drawing to a close and people not being too excited about a big incinerator....I was wondering where might be chosen for a dump next.

I was looking for surface remains/o
Topic: Devon & Courtney Consols haunted level
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/08/2009 11:50:25   Subject: Devon & Courtney Consols haunted level
It's been a while since I was in there. Is it the one where you have to climb over a fence and drop through a hole into the adit level? Once you're in there, there is no stoping, just a whole bunch of
Topic: What is the longest time you've ever spent below ground?
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/08/2009 21:37:05   Subject: What is the longest time you've ever spent below ground?
Am I right in thinking Olwyn Goch shaft is the only one in the whole system that hasn't been massively plugged and backfilled?
Topic: What is the longest time you've ever spent below ground?
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/08/2009 13:22:34   Subject: What is the longest time you've ever spent below ground?
Probably around the 9 hours for me.

I'd like to have a proper look at the Milwr Tunnel/etc at some point and after driving all that way, I'd consider underground camping. The "usual" acces
Topic: Rock drill bits
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/08/2009 11:03:46   Subject: Rock drill bits
[quote="Roy Morton"]There were loads around in the 70's and 80's, in fact most shafts were fenced off with them and barbed wire...still the odd one here and there.
But now, I can't find them for
Topic: Tregrehan Consols mine
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/08/2009 21:09:40   Subject: Tregrehan Consols mine
As a complete aside, it is a great shame that Tregrehan Speed Hillclimb in no long in effect. I was very much looking forward to putting my mini up the hill. Edit:- Not seen advertised.

I
Topic: Dudley Canal Tunnels
stuey

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/08/2009 17:54:35   Subject: Dudley Canal Tunnels
Someone may mention the Tavistock Canal Tunnel in due course and there is information on the interweb about people going down it on kayak canoes (years ago).

People get excited about acces
Topic: FOD.. Bull Engine House at Fairplay Pit
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/08/2009 17:52:18   Subject: FOD.. Bull Engine House at Fairplay Pit
As I understand, a Bull Engine has no beam but operates the rods direct from the piston, which is situated over the shaft....
Topic: Slate ... Across the UK..
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/08/2009 11:34:38   Subject: Slate ... Across the UK..
I haven't been up that way for quite a while now, but I used to regularly surf at Trebarwith. Very nice wave.

You can still find coal in the sand as it was dumped at high tide over the sid
Topic: Who had it best - which decade was the best for mine explorers
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/08/2009 10:59:09   Subject: Who had it best - which decade was the best for mine explorers
I'm not sure whether to retract my comment about mines pumping. I gather there what is now a bit of flooded stoping used to be a hole hundreds of meters deep. I recall someone saying something about w
Topic: Who had it best - which decade was the best for mine explorers
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/08/2009 13:44:59   Subject: Who had it best - which decade was the best for mine explorers
Before Wellington and Jane stopped pumping in Cornwall. Prior to 1990. Vast areas of mines had their water levels lowered hugely. 1990 was pre plug-mania as well.
Topic: Broadgate Pump House for sale.
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/08/2009 10:51:23   Subject: Broadgate Pump House for sale.
Caradon Planning officers [i]used to be[/i] legendary for making architectural abortions happen in unlikely places. TPO, SSSI, AONB, no problemo. They got in a fair bit of trouble for it a while ago a
Topic: Broadgate Pump House for sale.
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/08/2009 09:47:56   Subject: Broadgate Pump House for sale.
Some of the chaps on here have consolidated houses and done an admirable job. It would be interesting to know a rough sort of time and cost to get the job done. I'm guessing at around £150k. I've hear
Topic: Broadgate Pump House for sale.
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/08/2009 16:49:01   Subject: Broadgate Pump House for sale.
Comparing with Trencrom Pump/Stamps house, if I was looking at that place seriously, I'd be very concerned about how much it would cost to haul all of the crap out of the shaft and cap it properly, in
Topic: Broadgate Pump House for sale.
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/08/2009 16:35:04   Subject: Broadgate Pump House for sale.
http://details.vebra.com/property/2948/18259052

Broadgate's Engine house.

Stack very recently lost it's brickwork.
Shaft open and choked with a huge amount of rubbish.
Topic: New book
stuey

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/08/2009 22:15:50   Subject: New book
Sounds great.

The most famous mine (mineralogically speaking) in Cornwall has a similar story and seeing the efforts firsthand show the grit and determination of the people involved.
Topic: Gt Crinnis Mine mislocated
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/08/2009 14:55:13   Subject: Gt Crinnis Mine mislocated
Out of interest Roy, do you have loads of mining journals or is there some sort of online database?

The day that the local record office sticks low res copies of what they have online, I wi
Topic: County Council after blood (SW).
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/07/2009 15:18:18   Subject: County Council after blood (SW).
I've been through that way both mine mooching and surfing away from crowds and that gate has been bent like that for ages.

The cage is a different matter. I gather the shaft was open prior
Topic: County Council after blood (SW).
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/07/2009 12:59:58   Subject: County Council after blood (SW).
Someone has chopped a hole in Vivian's Shaft by the looks of things. Now, leaving a gaping hole in a shaft that doesn't go is just bloody stupid.

http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/news/Count
Topic: Fancy a £50,000 change of job?
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/07/2009 01:40:39   Subject: Fancy a £50,000 change of job?
[quote="Vanoord"]They've found a witch... [url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8173277.stm[/url]

I reckon she's probably a real witch... :o [/quote]

I really wanted to use m
Topic: South Crofty User Album (album)
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/07/2009 01:35:50   Subject: South Crofty User Album (album)
28DL is always interesting as you never know what you're going to see. There are some talented photographers, motivated industrial historians and some chavs who are getting raaad init.

I c
Topic: Par consols, any maps available?
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/07/2009 18:59:28   Subject: Par consols, any maps available?
My chum and I were doing a bit of "research" down there and were walking through the golf course on the footpath. Now, health and safety won't let you go on a building site without a hardhat, steel bo
Topic: Par consols, any maps available?
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/07/2009 14:13:28   Subject: Par consols, any maps available?
This made me have a peer at my old maps and Biscovey is a tad to the left. I'm wondering if the adit behind the Carlyon Bay monstrosity connects up. I wonder if a look in there would be better attempt
Topic: South Crofty User Album (album)
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/07/2009 21:48:32   Subject: South Crofty User Album (album)
http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=41962

Look at these!
Topic: Killifreth mine
stuey

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/07/2009 20:34:22   Subject: Killifreth mine
I assumed Engine Shaft was that little circle in the tip (2 o' clock from the "t" of shaft), not that slight "thing" above the E of Engine Shaft. I won't blame myself, I'll blame the mappers. Not clea
Topic: Cornwall, Mining in the next 20 years?
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/07/2009 20:27:58   Subject: Cornwall, Mining in the next 20 years?
Interesting stuff.

By far and away the most interesting area of mining in my book is Gwennap. I'd love to have been going down holes when they were pumping. It sounds incredible.

Topic: Killifreth mine
stuey

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/07/2009 19:30:27   Subject: Killifreth mine
Ok, looks like my references and I are wrong. Accept my apologies. Always good to question these things though!

Here: Overlay of 1888 map over skyshot.

[img]http://i60.photobuck
Topic: Killifreth mine
stuey

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/07/2009 18:25:36   Subject: Killifreth mine
As I understand it, Tregoning's shaft was also known as Old Sump/Engine Shaft and then following some firkyfoodling and for reasons either mentioned by Trounson or some other book I have, New Sump was
Topic: Cornwall, Mining in the next 20 years?
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/07/2009 13:48:56   Subject: Cornwall, Mining in the next 20 years?
This is an interesting discussion.

I gather the Minerals Authority are quite a large lever indeed. I have read of occurences where they have ridden roughshod over various places. You can a
Topic: Par consols, any maps available?
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/07/2009 23:50:54   Subject: Par consols, any maps available?
www.old-maps.co.uk if you want clearer copies, I may be able to help.
Topic: Cornwall, Mining in the next 20 years?
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/07/2009 09:29:23   Subject: Cornwall, Mining in the next 20 years?
Interesting stuff. Hemerdon in the next 20 years. I gather from various sources that people with drill rigs were looking around not just at Cligga. That has all gone quiet.

As for mines by
Topic: Cornwall, Mining in the next 20 years?
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/07/2009 17:50:57   Subject: Cornwall, Mining in the next 20 years?
I decided to get wise and get a few books about renewables so I can make my own mind up without getting to swayed by hyperbole or dogma....The books designed for grad study of renewables/engineering o
Topic: Cornwall, Mining in the next 20 years?
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/07/2009 21:15:17   Subject: Cornwall, Mining in the next 20 years?
Sadly, the social democratic "third way" is thoroughly proven not to work. Anything with a smidgen of socialism works until it has spent everyone else's money, then it gets into huge debt and fails. <
Topic: Cornwall, Mining in the next 20 years?
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/07/2009 19:57:12   Subject: Cornwall, Mining in the next 20 years?
I've been giving a thought to what Trounson had to say about Cornwall's future mines. A comment on the other thread about the CSM almost becoming extinct prompted the thought "Where is this all going?
Topic: Destruction of the underground
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/07/2009 17:47:05   Subject: Destruction of the underground
[quote="Peter Burgess"]This is a dilemma: In order to protect a site, do you publicise how important it is so as to attract the interest of those who might be able to help in their protection, or do y
Topic: History of United Mines (Gwennap) Meeting
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/07/2009 13:20:42   Subject: History of United Mines (Gwennap) Meeting
To cut a long story short, SITA are finally winding up operations at United Downs and would like to "produce some materials" on the history/detail of the mines.

We have had one meeting so
Topic: Hingston Down/Cornwall's minerals plan.
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/07/2009 21:06:40   Subject: Hingston Down/Cornwall's minerals plan.
I've been perusing the latest incarnation of "one cornwall" website..... The abstract of their plan suggests that sense will prevail.

The Devon Plan got very heavily trimmed the last time
Topic: Hingston Down/Cornwall's minerals plan.
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/07/2009 20:26:54   Subject: Hingston Down/Cornwall's minerals plan.
Yes indeed, Hemerdon is over in England.
Topic: Hingston Down/Cornwall's minerals plan.
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/07/2009 15:29:11   Subject: Hingston Down/Cornwall's minerals plan.
I gather some stoping was cut by the quarry and then filled in. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has any underground experience of this place (Bailey's Morris' Hitchens) as I have sat
Topic: Hingston Down/Cornwall's minerals plan.
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/07/2009 00:13:29   Subject: Hingston Down/Cornwall's minerals plan.
Hingston Down Consols, Bailey's Shaft is on the protected shaft register and I presume the mineral reserves have permission. I was out and about earlier and there is a notice on site about this being
Topic: Engine House conversion
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/06/2009 20:03:49   Subject: Engine House conversion
Is that one down by great work?
Topic: Eerie places.... Above ground
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/06/2009 01:05:31   Subject: Eerie places.... Above ground
Gunnislake Clitters down by the river is an odd place to be alone with your senses.

After an evening's poke around, I found myself walking up through that woods in the twighlight.
Topic: botallack diagonal shaft
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/06/2009 16:13:35   Subject: botallack diagonal shaft
Is this right by the path between Cligga and Perranporth? Jsut down from the cligga workings....

If it is, it goes about 80ft to an end.
Topic: West Godolphin 03.12.98 (photo)
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/06/2009 16:11:29   Subject: West Godolphin 03.12.98 (photo)
[quote="Alasdair Neill"]Most open shafts in this area have been looked at by PCG, but not West Godolphin. Stuey, If you are interested I would be up for it but probably not available now till mid-late
Topic: West Godolphin 03.12.98 (photo)
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/06/2009 01:31:45   Subject: West Godolphin 03.12.98 (photo)
The great work trench is the remains of an openwork, if I recall. I really suggest you get Ham Jenks number 4. The mounts bay one and then 13 (I think) St Hilary and Breage.

13 always cost
Topic: Great Flat Lode
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/06/2009 21:45:51   Subject: Great Flat Lode
This is an interesting thread.

I was wondering about Uny and then I thought about South Carn Brea. This is a very interesting site. I assume it has been totally obliterated. I gather it dra
Topic: Great Flat Lode
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/06/2009 16:17:15   Subject: Great Flat Lode
[quote="derrickman"]what is the actual status of the site at Pendarves now?[/quote]

Sims shaft is on the CCC protected shafts plan. I think it's an important one with a 150m radius around i
Topic: Which Engine House?
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/06/2009 16:11:38   Subject: Which Engine House?
I've often wondered if there is a way around the back as well.

Shame.
Topic: Great Flat Lode
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/06/2009 23:41:30   Subject: Great Flat Lode
Only today was I looking at a home made seismograph built out of bits of metal with an interpreter program ripped off the interweb.

Whilst these are easy to build, it would be interesting
Topic: West Godolphin 03.12.98 (photo)
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/06/2009 20:32:59   Subject: West Godolphin 03.12.98 (photo)
http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=50.135328&lon=-5.381624&z=17.7&r=0&src=msl

Looking at the 1888 map, the area is pickled with shafts. I'll go back at some point and try and find them all.
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