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Topic: Weather forecast web sites
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2009 21:27:42   Subject: Weather forecast web sites
CO2 Fraudsters.... nice to see you being non-political per usual Roy!

Nothing up with a bit of plant food gas, or a V8 for that matter..... :)

Weather wise, before I spent too m
Topic: Unique shaft
stuey

Forum: North America   Posted: 28/04/2009 16:13:57   Subject: Unique shaft
At Caradon there is one shaft collar with 3 separate shafts going down from it. Kitto's? I think it's capped.

There is an open one at Hingston Down (baileys) which has 2.

Topic: One for the underground regulars... Inclines Underground
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/04/2009 11:39:38   Subject: One for the underground regulars... Inclines Underground
[quote="spitfire"]I think the correct term regarding mines is decline, Oops![/quote]

Dines refers to "inclined planes" on several occasions. I imagine that is the old term.
Topic: Data Base 'identify as'
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/04/2009 01:49:40   Subject: Data Base 'identify as'
Continuing the moan. When I search for "mines with content, sheet SW" I get not that.

Aditnow is crippled by too many categories and not enough places to "pin stuff".

The zillion
Topic: Mines in the Clay District. (Bugle Area).
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/04/2009 23:58:22   Subject: Mines in the Clay District. (Bugle Area).
I've often driven through the clay district and pondered the various chimneys and houses and remembered the 6" maps mentioning mines amongst the clay.

In the meantime, I picked up Hamilton
Topic: Damage in Smallcleugh
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/04/2009 18:00:45   Subject: Damage in Smallcleugh
[quote="sougher"]

There must be a number of FEMALE members including myself, of Aditnow, albetit in the minority. Please stop being sexist Stuey, why can't girls be interested in geology,
Topic: Damage in Smallcleugh
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/04/2009 21:50:17   Subject: Damage in Smallcleugh
I was reading a fascinating book on "The Minerals of Devon and Cornwall", a British Museum publication. I gather there is one on the "oop north" district as well. It would probably be a good thing for
Topic: Damage in Smallcleugh
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/04/2009 19:00:27   Subject: Damage in Smallcleugh
[quote="Peter Burgess"][quote="Peter Burgess"]
[quote]15. Collect enough specimens for your own needs only and NEVER collect for commercial gain.
[/quote]

I would be interested i
Topic: Damage in Smallcleugh
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/04/2009 17:31:45   Subject: Damage in Smallcleugh
I'd say that the NAMHO bunch by definition were likely to come up with something that the Royal Society of Minerals might disagree with.

Mineral collecting is acceptable. Some may find it o
Topic: Effect of economic downturn on mining
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/04/2009 10:29:21   Subject: Effect of economic downturn on mining
I read an article about lithium salt deposits and the Bolivian government's take on what they should do with them...

I think the government are nearly as inept as ours.

There wer
Topic: Bat Pillars / Entrances
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/04/2009 08:59:42   Subject: Bat Pillars / Entrances
Interesting stuff.

I forgot about the designs around Camborne which appear to be a short chimney with a hole for bats down the middle. As I haven't really poked around Camborne that much,
Topic: Bat Pillars / Entrances
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/04/2009 23:27:29   Subject: Bat Pillars / Entrances
What you are talking about are Kerrier style shaft "plugs".

In the past, I have also been guilty of pushing stones into the holes to see if they "go". I've come to the rude conclusion that
Topic: Strange Shaft At Keneggy Beach...
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/04/2009 10:59:29   Subject: Strange Shaft At Keneggy Beach...
You're right, the seal adit isn't that one, it's the one at Wheal Prosper.

I'm no clearer as to which adit is Speedwell Mine out of those 2. The choked one has water flowing and so I assume
Topic: Strange Shaft At Keneggy Beach...
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/04/2009 09:42:03   Subject: Strange Shaft At Keneggy Beach...
The adit which is adjacent to the shaft has allsorts including a dead seal wedged in it. It was disgusting. Kenneggy has got a fantastic reef offshore which is kelp covered and rarely gets disturbed.
Topic: Effect of economic downturn on mining
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/04/2009 10:09:04   Subject: Effect of economic downturn on mining
I would have thought it would have not affected Crofty as they are clearly just developing. Perhaps even a good time for getting the other infrastructure ready to actually get producing and take advan
Topic: Zawn
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/03/2009 16:50:32   Subject: Zawn
Barratt's Zawn (near Port Issac) has mining related features (some sort of tunnel) and the area itself had a fair few mines. Some probably worked by people from down in Kern proper and their terminolo
Topic: Dolcoath winder
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/03/2009 23:40:09   Subject: Dolcoath winder
Having said, this whole conservation of all things mining is a recent thing.

Witness the remains of engine houses used for target practise.
The footballpitchisation of tresavean dressi
Topic: NAMHO Conference
stuey

Forum: Events   Posted: 06/03/2009 15:53:16   Subject: NAMHO Conference
This looks very interesting indeed.

I would be interested in a few of the trips/walks and lectures.

No mention of costs?

Anyone care to enlighten me......
Topic: Panning for tin/concentrating How easy?
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/03/2009 19:15:18   Subject: Panning for tin/concentrating How easy?
Interesting. I forgot to note that halfway along St Ives Porthmeor (not the other one near Zennor) there is a flow of water coming out of the cliff. The dark matter appears to be only present in this
Topic: Panning for tin/concentrating How easy?
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/03/2009 18:46:12   Subject: Panning for tin/concentrating How easy?
Spitfire, am I right in thinking that coal was dumped over the side of boats at high tide like at Trebarwith Strand? Otherwise what is coal doing there? Culm measure outlier?

I have definat
Topic: Panning for tin/concentrating How easy?
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/03/2009 16:38:57   Subject: Panning for tin/concentrating How easy?
Following my challenge to make a copper nugget from first principles using nothing but things I had in my shed and sulphate laden chrysocolla, I now fancy having a go at making a tin nugget from first
Topic: Does anyone know what this is?
stuey

Forum: North East England   Posted: 04/03/2009 17:24:55   Subject: Does anyone know what this is?
Not sure about the correct designation, but calcite looks in the right ballpark. As you also get malachite formed from carbonic acid (limestone), if there is limestone, there will probably be calcite!
Topic: What is copper stain actually made of?
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/02/2009 11:05:47   Subject: What is copper stain actually made of?
Cheers Chris, that tells me all I need to know!
Topic: What is copper stain actually made of?
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/02/2009 16:30:01   Subject: What is copper stain actually made of?
[quote="John Mason"]

Good Stuff

[/quote]

Cheers John. Interesting input...

You share my original ideas totally.

If no evaporation or competetive
Topic: What is copper stain actually made of?
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/02/2009 15:18:54   Subject: What is copper stain actually made of?
[quote="spitfire"]I would like to reverse this discussion briefly if I may, what about no stain at all?
Over the years I have picked up, albeit small samples of native copper both at surface and
Topic: What is copper stain actually made of?
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/02/2009 13:52:05   Subject: What is copper stain actually made of?
I don't fully understand the process by which primary sulphide ores end up as carbonates and sulphates, but it's not direct. For instance, you need CO2 dissolved (from the rocks) in order to get carbo
Topic: Herodsfoot Shaft (photo)
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/02/2009 12:06:29   Subject: Herodsfoot Shaft (photo)
There are adit levels there. If I remember the ground is very poor blue clayey stuff. Probably run in.... Only one way to find out though....
Topic: What is copper stain actually made of?
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/02/2009 11:22:11   Subject: What is copper stain actually made of?
This chat comes up from time to time and there are seemingly several different points of view over what it actually is.

I assumed the dark colours were attributed to Cu Sulphates and the m
Topic: WHITEWORKS Archive Album (album)
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/02/2009 21:23:35   Subject: WHITEWORKS Archive Album (album)
[quote="Gwyn"]I have uploaded a copy of the Bat Workers' Manual into the general interest section of the mining document library.
Please read the chapter that deals with this matter.[/quote]
Topic: Power of Beam Engines
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/02/2009 15:36:47   Subject: Power of Beam Engines
Interesting point there, Roy.

I'm sure somewhere I read about shutting the steam off early causing bigger loadings of the pitwork and breakages. If I recall rightly, there was an expensive
Topic: Wheal Sterran Tin Mine - Cornwall (photos)
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/02/2009 16:28:37   Subject: Wheal Sterran Tin Mine - Cornwall (photos)
My point was that there is a slide and the working aggies side are shallow and the other ones deeper. The adit roy dug goes to stoping..... the other side goes to a big shaft with a level off it to sa
Topic: Stowes Shaft, Cheesewring.
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/02/2009 18:48:55   Subject: Stowes Shaft, Cheesewring.
I'd say that might have blocked off the stoped section.
Topic: Stowes Shaft, Cheesewring.
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/02/2009 22:15:49   Subject: Stowes Shaft, Cheesewring.
I was down there a couple of months ago and it was majorly on the move down there. I'm imagining that there is more "coning" around the entrance. The major movement was very extensive indeed and if th
Topic: What Credit Crunch?
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2009 09:32:29   Subject: What Credit Crunch?
This interests me hugely as there is only one way it can go in the longterm.

I think China are severely in the poo and there is no real solution to them fixing it. In exceedingly brief ter
Topic: snotites
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/02/2009 23:27:41   Subject: snotites
I think you get sulphide ores and sulphide eating bacteria which disrupt the crystallisation of stals, making them like bogeys....

If this is the case, we have a lot of sulphides around her
Topic: Help identifying Wheal Busy shafts.
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/02/2009 15:58:17   Subject: Help identifying Wheal Busy shafts.
Does anyone have any information which is clearer than the Brown/Acton ECM 2 maps or any of the 6" maps?

This will save me the hassle of a surface recce and using that and google earth, com
Topic: Should I just give up mine exploring?!?
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/02/2009 08:58:25   Subject: Should I just give up mine exploring?!?
Chaps, please remember that various landowners do frequent these forums before you say:-

Yes, I wear full camo gear, only go out at night and have adapted an Audi TT silencer to fit my petr
Topic: Tregrehan Consols mine
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/02/2009 14:45:44   Subject: Tregrehan Consols mine
You probably want Hamilton Jenkin's book "St Austell to Saltash" (weeny thing with a lot of info). There is a bit in Dines, but not that much.

There are a few chaps in St Austell who will
Topic: Mount Wellington Mine - new website & facebook
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/02/2009 20:17:30   Subject: Mount Wellington Mine - new website & facebook
I gather that some of the best prospects in Cornwall have mineral ownership issues. I suppose that they need something to pay the inheritance tax. It gets back to the government anyway.

I c
Topic: Mount Wellington Mine - new website & facebook
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/02/2009 19:47:53   Subject: Mount Wellington Mine - new website & facebook
I find it very hard to believe that any bigshot mineral lord would sell the rights. I would have thought they are pretty savvy people who hire pretty savvy advisers.

Having said, I gather
Topic: Mount Wellington Mine - new website & facebook
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/02/2009 15:38:42   Subject: Mount Wellington Mine - new website & facebook
I "thought" that the mineral lord was still Lord Falmouth, permission to extract being given by the council to probably the WJ group.

I have an odd feeling that the rights are often still
Topic: Deterioration to desecration
stuey

Forum: North America   Posted: 08/02/2009 23:56:28   Subject: Deterioration to desecration
Interesting. I would have thought that a sulphuric acid plant would have recovered the SOx as a byproduct from the copper oxide. The method which would have been used would have been to get the flue g
Topic: Whiteworks Mine, Carharrack, Cornwall. 1993 (photo)
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/02/2009 16:08:55   Subject: Whiteworks Mine, Carharrack, Cornwall. 1993 (photo)
Nice article Roy, What's "Rock Bottom and how long's it been running?"

I've had some good feedback/suggestions, however, they are probably best left offline. The major concerns are the stra
Topic: Whiteworks Mine, Carharrack, Cornwall. 1993 (photo)
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/02/2009 01:40:33   Subject: Whiteworks Mine, Carharrack, Cornwall. 1993 (photo)
[quote="Tezarchaeon"]Was the shaft in the Metalliferous Surface Safeguarding Zones list?

Even so... it was an important shaft and pleanty of work had gone into laddering it.[/quote]
Topic: Whiteworks Mine, Carharrack, Cornwall. 1993 (photo)
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/02/2009 01:30:46   Subject: Whiteworks Mine, Carharrack, Cornwall. 1993 (photo)
Back on topic please Gents.

Whiteworks has been buried, whether you are a mineral collector, mine explorer, bat or vegetarian yoghurt weaver. ;)

For the record Carnkie, I'm ver
Topic: Whiteworks Mine, Carharrack, Cornwall. 1993 (photo)
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/02/2009 00:07:41   Subject: Whiteworks Mine, Carharrack, Cornwall. 1993 (photo)
Sadly, it comes with being at the top of the food chain as well as being viral.

I'm very much a biologist in my views and although a conservationist, I can't help wondering if bats/whales/
Topic: Whiteworks Mine, Carharrack, Cornwall. 1993 (photo)
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/02/2009 23:53:51   Subject: Whiteworks Mine, Carharrack, Cornwall. 1993 (photo)
The fact of the matter is, breaking the law is breaking the law. It's all very well slinging some crap down shafts, but here, there are so many bits of red tape that have been not only broken, but obl
Topic: Whiteworks Mine, Carharrack, Cornwall. 1993 (photo)
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/02/2009 22:59:03   Subject: Whiteworks Mine, Carharrack, Cornwall. 1993 (photo)
I've drafted a rough report, which I will circulate to those who are interested with a view to getting it circulated those who's job it is.

It involves some photo poaching. By the way. All
Topic: Compiling a specific map
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/02/2009 22:16:27   Subject: Compiling a specific map
I do quite a lot of farooking around with maps. A useful tool is the screen snapshot tool MWSnap (freeware) and the very very useful "Smart Notebook" interactive whiteboard software, also downloadable
Topic: Whiteworks Mine, Carharrack, Cornwall. 1993 (photo)
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/02/2009 18:53:06   Subject: Whiteworks Mine, Carharrack, Cornwall. 1993 (photo)
There is a sad bit of information concerning this mine.

I gather that it was a most interesting trip and set about finding the entrance, in a bit of wasteland between 2 industrial units. Th
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