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Topic: Camilla's ring
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/09/2008 15:36:03   Subject: Camilla's ring
I understand that Portreath Beach (Bassett's Cove) was turned over for tin a long time ago and a small quantity was recovered. I gather the best bet for gold around here is the detrital stuff from the
Topic: Engine House For Auction - Trencrom
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/08/2008 12:12:10   Subject: Engine House For Auction - Trencrom
The Grade 2 listing is a bit of a grey area. Probably why matey was denied PP. Also, the area is overlooked by what look like "locals houses" and they probably took a dim view of some lunnunner coming
Topic: Wheal Concord
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/08/2008 14:56:57   Subject: Wheal Concord
I got distracted from my walkings around the top end of Tywarnhayle by a nice bearded fellow who told me he was something to do with mineral tramways back in the first days.....He was ex Jane/Crofty/G
Topic: Engine House For Auction - Trencrom
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/08/2008 11:47:36   Subject: Engine House For Auction - Trencrom
Very interesting indeed. I went and had a look and the house appears to have a mount for a flywheel, suggesting either a whim or some sort of multipurpose engine. The HJ map says there is a shaft righ
Topic: Wheal Concord
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/08/2008 12:57:58   Subject: Wheal Concord
Rumour has it that Concord has been bought with a view to putting it into operation again.

I was at work and off task and discussing the world minerals shortage, the reopening of SC and th
Topic: 6" maps
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/08/2008 21:41:36   Subject: 6" maps
Down in Cornwall, we have in circulation a CD with 6" maps on. Granted, these were by a bonafide mining historian but I was wondering where I might be able to get a set of Devon maps, or even beyond.
Topic: Slightly off topic request for information
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/08/2008 18:55:12   Subject: Slightly off topic request for information
Interesting stuff indeed. I'd be interested in his findings as I've done a fair old bit of reading about the structure of personalities.

I think it's very much related to a feeling of escap
Topic: Engine House For Auction - Trencrom
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/08/2008 20:52:10   Subject: Engine House For Auction - Trencrom
The shaft has extensive workings off it and has 2 adit levels. off the top of my head

Topic: Plan of tunnel and dry
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/08/2008 17:17:32   Subject: Plan of tunnel and dry
Funnily enough, "Hot Lode" at United Mines was among the worst and aptly named.
Topic: Plan of tunnel and dry
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/08/2008 00:10:55   Subject: Plan of tunnel and dry
I've had a crack at a few laddered shafts and the major wait is waiting for "Clear!"

The lower bits of consols were about 270F down from surface. So call it about 500M.

So, 500
Topic: Anyone fancy giving me a hand with a project? (Central Cornwall)
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/08/2008 22:02:04   Subject: Anyone fancy giving me a hand with a project? (Central Cornwall)
I've been out poking around on sheet 64NW of the 6" maps for quite a while now.

I've built up a fair old amount of knowledge about the place and it would be nice to put it all together.
Topic: Plan of tunnel and dry
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/08/2008 21:43:17   Subject: Plan of tunnel and dry
So, Garland's is on United. The man engine shaft, as close as I can get it from your description and 6" maps is here:-

http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=50.230344&lon=-5.157093&z=17.6&r=0&src=
Topic: Plan of tunnel and dry
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/08/2008 19:27:56   Subject: Plan of tunnel and dry
[quote="spitfire"]The shaft on United was Hawkes 80 fathoms west of Garlands
now covered over[/quote]

Just out of interest, where did you get your info from?

:)
Topic: Plan of tunnel and dry
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/08/2008 19:08:58   Subject: Plan of tunnel and dry
Does anyone know which of the united shafts was Man Engine Shaft?

I assume United covers both Consols AND United.

I think I've found the candidate and it's here:-

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Topic: West Jane/Widden/Nangiles/Baddon/Basset Graze?
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/08/2008 07:16:33   Subject: West Jane/Widden/Nangiles/Baddon/Basset Graze?
Brilliant, Cheers Roy!

I'm sure there are 2 bread and cheese shafts........

I'll come back to this later.
Topic: Welsh steam coal
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/08/2008 17:06:54   Subject: Welsh steam coal
I have a feeling that the best "steam coals" were somewhere between bituminous and anthracite.

I assumed that it was smokeless anthracite type stuff but was corrected by a local traction e
Topic: West Jane/Widden/Nangiles/Baddon/Basset Graze?
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/08/2008 15:20:40   Subject: West Jane/Widden/Nangiles/Baddon/Basset Graze?
I've been poking around here in quite some detail and a conversation I had with one of the chaps promoted this thread.

A fair amount is recorded about what lies in Wheal Jane and Nangiles,
Topic: Translation??? HELP to U.S. Grave stone seller
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/08/2008 10:37:14   Subject: Translation??? HELP to U.S. Grave stone seller
Welsh shares 70% of it's language with Cornish.

I can tell you with out hesitation or error it means:-

"Don't sell my gravestone, boyo"
Topic: Wheal Concord
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/08/2008 01:22:42   Subject: Wheal Concord
[quote="scooptram"]w/jane has a masive ore reserve but it also has a masive water intake aswell ![/quote]

We had the "Is jane viable" discussion on ME and the answer was no.

I'd
Topic: Wheal Concord
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/08/2008 13:43:28   Subject: Wheal Concord
I thought that Aggies mines (in granite) were quite deep. Concord (IIRC) is quite shallow. You have copper mines each side of Concord (off the top of my head) suggesting that they have tin at depth, I
Topic: Redruth Junction-Tresavean
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/08/2008 19:16:30   Subject: Redruth Junction-Tresavean
[quote="carnkie"]Not quite sure what you mean by a bit more of a breakdown. [/quote]

I'm unable to find any information about the book on the interweb.

I also understand that SS'
Topic: Redruth Junction-Tresavean
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/08/2008 18:33:16   Subject: Redruth Junction-Tresavean
[quote="carnkie"]Not comparing it with the books you quoted but I've aways found 'History of Gwennup' by C.C. James interesting and underated.[/quote]

Can you give me a bit more of a break
Topic: Redruth Junction-Tresavean
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/08/2008 15:48:07   Subject: Redruth Junction-Tresavean
It's a shame that the literature on Tresavean and the peripheral mines is so sparse/elusive.

I've done a lot of poking around there and found things which don't correspond to Dines/HJ/Corn
Topic: Wheal Concord
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/08/2008 15:23:45   Subject: Wheal Concord
Wasn't Trounson the bloke who suggested that there had to be a granite cusp there, due to a very strong tin lode to the Aggies side of Concord? (and univestigated ground between there and aggies grani
Topic: Wheal Concord
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/08/2008 12:02:55   Subject: Wheal Concord
There is a thread on ME about the future of Cornish Mining and one of the Jane geo-chaps explained the situation there, romance aside.
Topic: Wheal Concord
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/08/2008 01:12:07   Subject: Wheal Concord
I wonder if Concord would have made a very good 19th cent mine but a crap 21st one.

I am totally convinced that tin is like oil. There will be no alternative to save the day, even if you a
Topic: Wheal Concord
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/08/2008 23:55:28   Subject: Wheal Concord
The question is and a few of us were about to attempt it recently, only to be foiled by the recent site occupiers.......

Is phillips adit still dry? If so, where does it go?

Rumo
Topic: Wheal Concord
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/08/2008 22:38:56   Subject: Wheal Concord
Do I remember that the headgear used to be on Contact Shaft (cligga) and at Nangiles before that, or am I wrong?
Topic: Wheal Concord
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/08/2008 22:30:14   Subject: Wheal Concord
So, do we know anything about the present state of play with concord? Apart from the headgear is in a bad state, the grounds taken over by gippos and the steelwork in the shaft looking very corroded..
Topic: Wheal Concord
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/08/2008 21:31:38   Subject: Wheal Concord
One of my main interests in mining is concerned with it's future.

Trounson bangs on about the area being one of the best bets in Cornwall.

I wondered about it myself and whether
Topic: Work to the SW England Database
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/08/2008 00:35:20   Subject: Work to the SW England Database
Pete,

Interesting about Trebarwith area quarries. A few pointers if you're in the area.

Inland from Trebarwith, Prince of Wales quarry has a nice winding engine. There are mine
Topic: Whim circles / shaft sizes
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/07/2008 09:45:53   Subject: Whim circles / shaft sizes
http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=50.252085&lon=-5.113211&z=16.1&r=0&src=msa

That shaft looks like the one above. I noticed that the original sollaring is giving away and has sagged here. It w
Topic: Cornish Engines at Langley, nr Hexham
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/07/2008 14:27:02   Subject: Cornish Engines at Langley, nr Hexam
[quote="simonrail"]The site at Stublick is an ancient colliery and the buildings in question would appear to have been a sort of centralised pumping site whilst the coal round about was worked via sha
Topic: Wheal Jane Tin Mine
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/07/2008 14:18:47   Subject: Wheal Jane Tin Mine
Very interesting about that map you put up Roy. Dines refers to the same year and I'm assuming that section was a part of it.

At some point, I'm going to head into CRO and have a look at t
Topic: 2005 photo of uranium mine?!
stuey

Forum: Europe   Posted: 21/07/2008 18:59:55   Subject: 2005 photo of uranium mine?!
[quote="tiger99"]Stuey,

I am looking into something like this [url]http://www.canberra.com/pdf/Products/Detectors_pdf/C36115-PIPS-SS.pdf[/url], if they can be obtained at reasonable cost.
Topic: Wheal Jane Tin Mine
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/07/2008 14:15:19   Subject: Wheal Jane Tin Mine
Thanks Roy, that is top information. I'm going to study it in detail now!
Topic: 2005 photo of uranium mine?!
stuey

Forum: Europe   Posted: 21/07/2008 01:11:10   Subject: 2005 photo of uranium mine?!
You need a mica tube and that's that, they are expensive and fragile though.

I like Bq's. That's like the temperature in there, your geiger counter is like a thermometer.

mSv is
Topic: 2005 photo of uranium mine?!
stuey

Forum: Europe   Posted: 20/07/2008 10:56:24   Subject: 2005 photo of uranium mine?!
The snag is that in Cornwall/Devon, a lot of the crosscourses have U in them and mines vary from being tepid to gas mark 6. The stale air point is very valid indeed. A local mine we go in that has thi
Topic: 2005 photo of uranium mine?!
stuey

Forum: Europe   Posted: 20/07/2008 02:10:59   Subject: 2005 photo of uranium mine?!
To detect alpha, you need a mica window tube. That's as light as they get.

For gases, you either need quantitative IR spectroscopy (which is bulky, and if minaturised would cost a fortune)
Topic: 2005 photo of uranium mine?!
stuey

Forum: Europe   Posted: 19/07/2008 16:38:40   Subject: 2005 photo of uranium mine?!
He doesn't go into the factors about why radon progeny cause cancer in detail. Obviously, skin varies from person to person and hard UV is probably as responsible for skin cancer as radon induced tumo
Topic: Wheal Jane Tin Mine
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/07/2008 18:47:36   Subject: Wheal Jane Tin Mine
As soon as I get my caplamp battery shoehorned into a self rescuer, I'll be wanting to have a look down here. A first trip for a poke around and a second one to see how far along deep adit I can get.<
Topic: 2005 photo of uranium mine?!
stuey

Forum: Europe   Posted: 18/07/2008 18:35:10   Subject: 2005 photo of uranium mine?!
http://www.aarst.org/proceedings/2001/2001_07_Two_Abandoned_Metalliferous_

Mines_in_Devon_and_Cornwall_UK_Radon_Hazards_and_Geology.pdf

Stick the 2 bits together so there is no g
Topic: 2005 photo of uranium mine?!
stuey

Forum: Europe   Posted: 18/07/2008 18:33:52   Subject: 2005 photo of uranium mine?!
This is well worth a read:-

http://www.aarst.org/proceedings/2001/2001_07_Two_Abandoned_Metalliferous_Mines_in_Devon_and_Cornwall_UK_Radon_Hazards_and_Geology.pdf

If someone has
Topic: 2005 photo of uranium mine?!
stuey

Forum: Europe   Posted: 18/07/2008 18:25:57   Subject: 2005 photo of uranium mine?!
[quote="BigLoada"]I've always wondered how they go about mining heavy metals like this, can anyone tell me? I mean, do they just go in and mine the ore in the same way as they would in say lead mines
Topic: Levant Mine 1990 (photo)
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/07/2008 11:27:33   Subject: Levant Mine 1990 (photo)
[quote="Knocker"]I would love to know exactly what minerals are in Crofty's ownership. In the early 80's the then Crofty acquired Tehidy minerals, which was the holding company for all of the original
Topic: Levant Mine 1990 (photo)
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/07/2008 11:10:19   Subject: Levant Mine 1990 (photo)
That is a view which is bandied about regarding SW minerals quite a lot. Generally by the sorts of people who believe that tourism is the solution to our economic starvation......

I'd like
Topic: 2005 photo of uranium mine?!
stuey

Forum: Europe   Posted: 18/07/2008 11:04:24   Subject: 2005 photo of uranium mine?!
Yep.

There is one in cornwall where uranium was in a lode (quite rare)

South Terras. Very serious levels of radiation.

http://www.dangerouslaboratories.org/rcw3.html<
Topic: Levant Mine 1990 (photo)
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/07/2008 08:16:36   Subject: Levant Mine 1990 (photo)
Does LF still get to have ££££ from the minerals, or is it more of a token thing? I thought LF sold quite a lot of the rights a long time ago in an effort to supplant his income (specifically wheal bu
Topic: Wheal Jane Tin Mine
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/07/2008 20:52:41   Subject: Wheal Jane Tin Mine
One thing I'm interested in is what the modern workings went through.

Clemows shaft was bored out and present on the 1920 6" maps. It's an old shaft. I'll check dines again, but I assume th
Topic: Levant Mine 1990 (photo)
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/07/2008 19:22:22   Subject: Levant Mine 1990 (photo)
I don't want to use all my "ask roy's" in one go!!!
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