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Posts by stuey

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Topic: hi - newbie from mid cornwall
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/11/2008 00:06:19   Subject: hi - newbie from mid cornwall
Have you got a half decent hat/light?
Topic: hi - newbie from mid cornwall
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/11/2008 21:37:07   Subject: hi - newbie from mid cornwall
Howdydoody.

One of my mates is from Snozzle. There are people kicking around there. One of the chaps comes out with us a fair bit. We are up to the odd walk in and a fair bit of research/dr
Topic: Photo in Nangiles
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/11/2008 07:37:34   Subject: Photo in Nangiles
They must have used masking tape to get such a lovely straight line!!!

I stand corrected....

I assumed the nangiles adit, before blow out must have had a fair old head behind it,
Topic: Photo in Nangiles
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/11/2008 17:03:18   Subject: Photo in Nangiles
Get some others up, I know you have quite a few impressive ones, for instance Crowndale.
Topic: Interesting disaster senario
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2008 20:35:08   Subject: Interesting disaster senario
[quote="justin"]Interesting ........

bet the mine surveyor and the oil company surveyor were both ex csm :curse: [/quote]

Why, was everything covered in CSM graffiti? ;)
Topic: Photo in Nangiles
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2008 11:48:58   Subject: Photo in Nangiles
A few interesting points:-

I was there with Ferret and I can vouch that the photo took about 30 attempts and about 2 hours to set up.

You can see the old tide mark on the wall fr
Topic: Where can I buy a Pelican?
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/11/2008 13:10:25   Subject: Where can I buy a Pelican?
I've got an old ironmongery book which has an exhaustive list of everything. The closest thing to it is the surprisingly heavy duty "potato hoe".

They aren't listed on ebay and I don't reco
Topic: Where can I buy a Pelican?
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/11/2008 12:58:41   Subject: Where can I buy a Pelican?
I've got several "ends" kicking around if you can be arsed to "handle" them. They will require digging out though.
Topic: Grants for repair / preservation of Cornish engine house
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/11/2008 12:53:49   Subject: Grants for repair / preservation of Cornish engine house
Bob Pit on Mine Explorer is an English Heritage chap, I believe.

Good bloke as well
Topic: Crofty Heartlands Project
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/11/2008 19:40:38   Subject: Crofty Heartlands Project
Something needs to be done with it and I hope the headgear isn't too shot.

It's the sort of building that is owed a proper period restoration with no corners being cut. The money involved
Topic: Crofty Heartlands Project
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/11/2008 14:56:40   Subject: Crofty Heartlands Project
The Heartlands Project will see the buildings sympathetically and "INNOVATIVELY restored"

What, they are actually going to do a GOOD job.

I wonder if they have a need for a lesb
Topic: Aluminium in Coal Mines
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/11/2008 16:37:45   Subject: Aluminium in Coal Mines
I can vouch that Thermite reactions haven't been banned in schools......

A sparkler is another good way of setting one off, if you haven't got access to magnesium powder and barium peroxid
Topic: Gravity anomaly?
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/11/2008 11:45:30   Subject: Gravity anomaly?
Interesting point about the Camborne Bounce.

If I remember rightly, the tides affect rocks to a fair old degree also, I think the maximum range was about 6".

It must be one of th
Topic: Another tradition under threat?
stuey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/10/2008 00:54:37   Subject: Another tradition under threat?
Kneebone was one of the better headmasters I've met on my travels, which is why I suspected him of being from the real world. ;)

Topic: Another tradition under threat?
stuey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/10/2008 20:14:48   Subject: Another tradition under threat?
Was David Kneebone something to do with Wheal Concord? He was until recently the headmaster at CC School.

Awesome place.

Ofsted said something like:- "The kids really can't be a
Topic: Naica lead/silver mine
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/10/2008 11:50:56   Subject: Naica lead/silver mine
Funnily enough, the Mail's couple of final sentences regarding the site mentioned that one of the crystals had been damaged by a collector, now the cavern was fitted with a heavy steel door.

Topic: Cheap Gold? yes please!
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/10/2008 00:19:23   Subject: Cheap Gold? yes please!
Are you saying that you would need a Russian Tank Driver Mrs to bust you out of your Nigerian hell hole?
Topic: Which wetsuit?
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2008 00:07:26   Subject: Which wetsuit?
Wet legs don't lose that much heat. I'd be more looking at keeping your thighs/torso warmer. You will still sweat too much in wetsuit trousers. Cold legs aren't a problem. Getting wet to "the key area
Topic: Which wetsuit?
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/10/2008 16:05:49   Subject: Which wetsuit?
I'm a proper surfing veteran and there are 2 camps of wetsuit users. Old heavy rubber people (divers/cavers/windsurfers) and the stretchy rubber people (surfers/spongers)

I go out in 8 degr
Topic: Great Polgooth - Water Resources
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/10/2008 18:49:14   Subject: Great Polgooth - Water Resources
Adit is at 42 Fathoms and there is a crosscut from the shaft, this is all which remains above water.....

I doubt they are pumping from that depth.......

Dines is unclear about wh
Topic: Use of open flame lighting for photography
stuey

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 21/10/2008 12:29:39   Subject: Use of open flame lighting for photography
Talking of alternative flashes, I've noticed that for really big chambers it is difficult to light using one flash. It would be interesting if you could.

I nearly blinded myself trialing a
Topic: New Joff Bullen Book - Mining in West cornwall
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/10/2008 15:20:12   Subject: New Joff Bullen Book - Mining in West cornwall
Brilliant.

The others are great. I wish he'd do a proper take of the Gwennap area.

Topic: Tin smelters
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2008 00:33:58   Subject: Tin smelters
A bit of exaggeration.....since most U stuff is alpha which doesn't go through paper....

It's true though, you drive around near S Terras (U Mine) and you will get huge GC readings from the
Topic: Cornish quarries-the legacy
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/10/2008 22:17:25   Subject: Cornish quarries-the legacy
Cheesering quarry has a "wr" in it ;)
Topic: Cornish Engine House Architecture
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/10/2008 11:49:47   Subject: Cornish Engine House Architecture
I take it you have The Cornish Beam Engine by DB Barton?

That has a fair chunk on engine houses.
Topic: Deepest coal shaft in UK
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/10/2008 11:37:19   Subject: Deepest coal shaft in UK
Was the underground coal gas man suggesting that measures too deep to work could be set fire to centralia style, then producer gas pulled out of an upcast shaft?

I read something about this
Topic: Hot-water mines
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/10/2008 11:28:09   Subject: Hot-water mines
Not sure about american gt, I'm assuming that their rocks are either allready fractured enough (fault breccia/etc) and are geologically recent--hot. The hot stuff is close to the surface.

Topic: Hot-water mines
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/10/2008 00:11:04   Subject: Hot-water mines
and a reply to Roy's bit.

The earth should be solid now, if it's rate of cooling was proportional to the heat it had for the given (radio-dating) age of the earth. Since it isn't, that heat
Topic: Hot-water mines
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2008 23:57:14   Subject: Hot-water mines
Renewables are something which interest me a lot. The sad thing is that they often lack the data to criticise/applaud their credibility. Since data is the tool of dissection, it would be nice to have
Topic: Hot-water mines
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2008 16:13:46   Subject: Hot-water mines
Isn't the thermal conductivity of rock the stumbling block in the first place.

Hence the thinking years ago that an underground nuclear explosion could fracture the rock enough to provide
Topic: Carnglaze and West Country Slate Workings
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/09/2008 23:54:31   Subject: Carnglaze and West Country Slate Workings
It's bloody slippy in there, take care!

A big hole though.
Topic: Where is it?
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/09/2008 17:22:19   Subject: Where is it?
It does look like NCK before they built the concrete engine house. Very similar headgear, to the point of umming and erring. It is Cligga though.
Topic: Where is it?
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/09/2008 16:21:52   Subject: Where is it?
Cligga mid 40's.

See Mining in Cornwall, Vol 2. Trounson, pic 97.
Topic: Mine water anaysis
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/09/2008 11:42:39   Subject: Mine water anaysis
That's a fair old loading. I wonder how much is actually a suspension of solids, rather than being truly dissolved.

Since the acidity will largely be caused by H2SO4 from sulphides, it fol
Topic: Engine House For Auction - Trencrom
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/09/2008 22:57:15   Subject: Engine House For Auction - Trencrom
Was it sold today?

Any more details?
Topic: Cornwall vs Devon attitudes to mineral planning.
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/09/2008 22:29:28   Subject: Cornwall vs Devon attitudes to mineral planning.
I'm not anti severn barrage, it is one of the better ideas. Having said, the power crisis is a tad more large scale. Nuclear power is needed pronto.

Whilst the barrage is bloody good, the p
Topic: Cornwall vs Devon attitudes to mineral planning.
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/09/2008 14:38:13   Subject: Cornwall vs Devon attitudes to mineral planning.
Prompted by knocker on the other thread

"Britain has the best developed negative attitude to mineral development anywhere in Europe"

It's interesting to look at the recent(ish)
Topic: Archive film of Cornish mining
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/09/2008 00:38:21   Subject: Archive film of Cornish mining
Truly fantastic resource.

The last shift sequences are particularly bleak.

Well done WUM for bringing tin mining back.
Topic: Hatfield Colliery
stuey

Forum: North East England   Posted: 10/09/2008 13:01:16   Subject: Hatfield Colliery
Good stuff. According to a book I have here, the UK reserves are in the order of 190B tonnes. I imagine a fair degree of that will be sterile for a while yet. Still, it's a huge amount.

It'
Topic: Kent Coal
stuey

Forum: South East England   Posted: 10/09/2008 08:32:30   Subject: Kent Coal
Brilliant.....

Everytime I read a pre-50's piece of journalism, I'm aware of the pitiful standard of our language now. Jeez, I sound like my dad.

Topic: A new era?
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/09/2008 21:12:26   Subject: A new era?
Edit:- Removed anti climate hysteria moan.
Topic: Fossil forests
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/09/2008 13:40:21   Subject: Fossil forests
I was under the impression that stems in situ and leaves in shale celings were par for the course.

I went in Big Pit and had a chat with the guys who perked up and showed me loads of inter
Topic: Central Cornwall-Saturday.
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/09/2008 13:49:50   Subject: Central Cornwall-Saturday.
I poked around S Ale and Cakes and Wheal Brittania and found a very modern laddered shaft (with a horrible smell coming out of it). Poked around in the adjacent woods, found lots of very hairy looking
Topic: Central Cornwall-Saturday.
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/09/2008 15:59:33   Subject: Central Cornwall-Saturday.
I've had a bloody good poke around today and found some exceedingly riveting stuff. :)

Topic: Central Cornwall-Saturday.
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/09/2008 15:57:08   Subject: Central Cornwall-Saturday.
I thought that pretty much described anywhere up north (ie further up than Exeter) ;)
Topic: Central Cornwall-Saturday.
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/09/2008 10:44:30   Subject: Central Cornwall-Saturday.
I'd probably remind you of something out of deliverance, Roy!

I can imagine ascending the shaft at 80mph whilst my belay is driven off by the local chavs.

I haven't got any take
Topic: Central Cornwall-Saturday.
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/09/2008 21:43:39   Subject: Central Cornwall-Saturday.
Are we talking about a load of gippos which made a mess near the arsenic stack?

It looked like a bin out there and apart from that was fine with people walking their dogs.

The o
Topic: Central Cornwall-Saturday.
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/09/2008 21:30:07   Subject: Central Cornwall-Saturday.
I've heard a lot of rumblings about "the badlands" and from spending hundreds of hours poking around, I haven't met one aggro local or dodgy gangster. The people seem to be friendly and it seems a bit
Topic: Central Cornwall-Saturday.
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/09/2008 14:38:48   Subject: Central Cornwall-Saturday.
Without going off on too much of a tangent, I also gathered that there had been issues with things like ropes being pulled up/untied and things like that.

Considering that at least 1 belay
Topic: Central Cornwall-Saturday.
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/09/2008 12:19:20   Subject: Central Cornwall-Saturday.
The girlfriend has to work saturdays now, which means that I have extended leave on Saturday. It's time to get on with some things which need to be done and I'd like to have a crack at Camborne Shaft,
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