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Posts by Peter Burgess

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Topic: Work to the SW England Database
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/07/2008 22:37:55   Subject: Work to the SW England Database
I'll add what little I have - and bow to the experts if I get anything wrong. Just uploading a few sketches at the moment.
Topic: Work to the SW England Database
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/07/2008 22:00:44   Subject: Work to the SW England Database
I have noticed how a significant number of SW mines have been given names in CAPITALS. Now I don't mind this, except that there is a mixture of lower and upper case mine names and it looks a bit naff.
Topic: Whim circles / shaft sizes
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/07/2008 21:53:44   Subject: Whim circles / shaft sizes
Here it is.

[url]http://www.aditnow.co.uk/photo/GILSONS--COVE-Mine-Archive-Album-Image-001/[/url]
Topic: Whim circles / shaft sizes
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/07/2008 21:38:26   Subject: Whim circles / shaft sizes
I just had a good idea. I went to the mine record for Gilsons Cove, switched the map to aerial view, zoomed to max enlargement and scaled the features off the displayed scale. My sketch is at 1:200. N
Topic: Whim circles / shaft sizes
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/07/2008 18:20:42   Subject: Whim circles / shaft sizes
I hope someone can advise. (I am sure they will!) I have a drawing I made of a couple of shafts and a whim circle that I measured up many years ago. Unfortunately, I have not drawn a scale, so as I am
Topic: New mineral types
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 30/07/2008 18:14:37   Subject: New mineral types
Is it not the case that there are so many sites in Cornwall which were worked at different times either for tin or copper, both in a major way, that a mineral type of [b]tin/copper[/b] would be the ob
Topic: Hodbarrow iron mine - the car
Peter Burgess

Forum: North West England   Posted: 29/07/2008 20:07:51   Subject: Hodbarrow iron mine - the car
[quote="Barney"]Its a Yank, look at the boot lid[/quote]

Or trunk lid?
Topic: Working Quarries
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/07/2008 13:52:00   Subject: Working Quarries
Do you mean working opencast extraction sites, or working sites for just building stone or slate, underground or otherwise?
Topic: New mineral types
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 23/07/2008 12:39:38   Subject: New mineral types
I think it depends on the purpose this list of mineral types serves. If it is to inform viewers what mineral or rock was being worked, then 'mixed metal' might be reasonable. As this descriptor is als
Topic: New mineral types
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 23/07/2008 10:22:12   Subject: New mineral types
For the sites I am mostly concerned with, I am more interested that the sites are listed with a sensible title. So to see Chaldon Sandstone Quarry, or Colley Hill Other Rock Mine is completely alien.
Topic: New mineral types
Peter Burgess

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 23/07/2008 07:51:58   Subject: New mineral types
Yes, I agree that the specific mineral is not too relevant. However, the purpose of an excavation is very relevant. A place worked for limestone for crushing is going to be very different to a place w
Topic: Engine house near The Hurlers
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/07/2008 13:19:45   Subject: Engine house near The Hurlers
Then my notes might be of some use if they are a record of how the building was before it started falling down. I will look for them in a week or two.
Topic: North Derbyshire Collieries
Peter Burgess

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/07/2008 10:51:43   Subject: North Derbyshire Collieries
[quote="carnkie"]
...... I've been looking at the Northern Mine Research Society website [url]http://www.nmrs.co.uk/mainframeset.htm[/url]. (Not sure why it's not one of our links) and it contain
Topic: Alsó-Csinger - Coal Mining Museum, Ajka. 2007 (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: Europe   Posted: 20/07/2008 21:11:48   Subject: Alsó-Csinger - Coal Mining Museum, Ajka. 2007 (photo)
The description in the international mining section here (Aditnow) is an extract of the pertinent bits of a write up I did for WCMS. Apart from that, I know little more of this place, unfortunately.<
Topic: Alsó-Csinger - Coal Mining Museum, Ajka. 2007 (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: Europe   Posted: 18/07/2008 23:40:15   Subject: Alsó-Csinger - Coal Mining Museum, Ajka. 2007 (photo)
New mine site in database with illustrations. Enjoy.

Photograph:

[link]Alsó-Csinger---Coal-Mining-Museum,-Ajka-User-Album-Image-003[linkphoto]Alsó-Csinger---Coal-Mining-Museum,-A
Topic: Fertorakos Limestone Quarry
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/07/2008 14:56:52   Subject: Fertorakos Limestone Quarry
OK I missed it then. More interesting info on the Fertorakos quarry now added.
Topic: Fertorakos Limestone Quarry
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/07/2008 14:38:03   Subject: Fertorakos Limestone Quarry
I've got some piccies but won't be uploading them just yet. Carnglaze is another site that isn't on this database yet, I think. Also the cliff quarries near Trebarwith.
Topic: Engine house near The Hurlers
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/07/2008 13:11:59   Subject: Engine house near The Hurlers
I only measured up the engine house. Oh well....... :(
Topic: Engine house near The Hurlers
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/07/2008 10:31:23   Subject: Engine house near The Hurlers
Excellent. Now I need to find my field notes on this site.
Topic: Levant Mine 1990 (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/07/2008 09:44:45   Subject: Levant Mine 1990 (photo)
[quote="stuey"]I've got Cornwall's future mines and Geevor, Wellington and Jane as well as Crofty were working, so they don't mention a thing about them. Since we are in a tin price boom and the Chine
Topic: Visiting UK & have questions
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/07/2008 00:45:53   Subject: Visiting UK & have questions
At Wadhurst you are some distance from the Surrey sites - perhaps the best part of an hour's drive. But you are within minutes of Sussex's only accessible iron mine (all mines bar this one were just p
Topic: Levant Mine 1990 (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/07/2008 00:35:38   Subject: Levant Mine 1990 (photo)
My trip into Levant has to be in my top 3 most memorable underground visits, as I saw so much of what I had only read about, and never dreamed I would actually visit. Now the trip is almost certainly
Topic: South Caradon
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/07/2008 14:50:10   Subject: South Caradon
Not your spelling in your post - the spelling in the database! Anyway, I notice I uploaded an image with the wrong orientation - a job for later!
Topic: South Caradon
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/07/2008 14:25:46   Subject: South Caradon
No, I only corrected the spelling!
Topic: Latitude/Longitude
Peter Burgess

Forum: Europe   Posted: 17/07/2008 14:06:03   Subject: Latitude/Longitude
OK, then I wasn't using Google Earth when I looked last time! Thanks, I'll give it a go some time.
Topic: Latitude/Longitude
Peter Burgess

Forum: Europe   Posted: 17/07/2008 13:47:30   Subject: Latitude/Longitude
Is there an easy way to get the latitude and longitude of a location using online maps/satellite images? I know of at least two sites abroad, can pinpoint them on a map, but can't get a precise grid l
Topic: Engine house near The Hurlers
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/07/2008 13:35:55   Subject: Engine house near The Hurlers
We are starting to get some concurrence with 'information received' off forum.

This is what I have been told:

[quote]The engine house on Bodmin Moor is New Phoenix, sometimes wro
Topic: Anorack gene
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/07/2008 12:55:33   Subject: Anorack gene
[quote="patch"]I'm a new member, but have I joined the right group?

So far in browsing the forum I've read about plastic macs, anoraks, incriminating photos of pyjama parties and men dresse
Topic: Levant Mine 1990 (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/07/2008 21:11:27   Subject: Levant Mine 1990 (photo)
[quote="stuey"]Very interesting. Well done!

I would like to know more about how they were doing when the price pinched them shut.

Is it a prospect, I wonder or a dead worked out
Topic: Wheal Kitty Mystery object, 1987 (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/07/2008 21:05:02   Subject: Wheal Kitty Mystery object, 1987 (photo)
Spot on! :thumbup:

Earlier today I got a PM suggesting more or less the same, but I thought I'd let the topic ride to see if anyone else came up with the same idea. And this wasn't a quiz
Topic: Levant Mine 1990 (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/07/2008 20:47:24   Subject: Levant Mine 1990 (photo)
And now I've added 8 photos of the Geevor section of the same trip.

Photograph:

[link]Geevor-Tin-Mine-Archive-Album-Image-035[linkphoto]Geevor-Tin-Mine-Archive-Album-Image-035[/l
Topic: Levant Mine 1990 (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/07/2008 20:29:18   Subject: Levant Mine 1990 (photo)
In 1990 I was lucky enough to get myself on a 4-hour tour of Geevor and Levant, and I have just uploaded the photos of this trip. :) A write-up can be found at [url]http://www.wcms.org.uk/pages/u2nl
Topic: Engine house near The Hurlers
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/07/2008 12:16:19   Subject: Engine house near The Hurlers
Looking at the satellite image of this area, it seems to be surounded by streaming works? So might this be a stamps engine?
Topic: Engine house near The Hurlers
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/07/2008 11:44:57   Subject: Engine house near The Hurlers
254713 - several hundred metres WEST of the Hurlers. So this is a view EAST if that is South Phoenix on the horizon. This is the feature marked 'Chy' on the 1:50000.

I am 90 percent sure of
Topic: Wheal Kitty Mystery object, 1987 (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/07/2008 11:06:08   Subject: Wheal Kitty Mystery object, 1987 (photo)
At the time I wondered if it was part of a small rotary calciner. Were there such things?
Topic: Wheal Kitty Mystery object, 1987 (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/07/2008 11:00:28   Subject: Wheal Kitty Mystery object, 1987 (photo)
I made measured sketches of objects and structures I came across in my wanderings, and I think I have some of this item. I recall at the time (as I was a member of the TS) asking if my notes were of a
Topic: Wheal Kitty Mystery object, 1987 (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/07/2008 10:03:35   Subject: Wheal Kitty Mystery object, 1987 (photo)
Isn't the essence of a boiler that the water fills the vessel and the fire etc passes through the 'tubes'? In which case why would the vessel need a refractory lining if it basically contains hot wate
Topic: Engine house near The Hurlers
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/07/2008 00:26:21   Subject: Engine house near The Hurlers
[quote="carnkie"]I've really no idea but is it the restored engine house at the South Phoenix Mine? I'm sure i'll be put right pretty quickly. ;) :) [/quote]

Oops! My mistake - that is So
Topic: Wheal Kitty Mystery object, 1987 (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/07/2008 00:01:21   Subject: Wheal Kitty Mystery object, 1987 (photo)
Another view of it. Was there a steel chimney at Wheal Kitty? Calciner? Boilers? The left end in this view seems to be the remains of a dished end, or tapering collar? Would a flue reduce in section l
Topic: Engine house near The Hurlers
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/07/2008 23:08:05   Subject: Engine house near The Hurlers
[link]Personal-Album-1561-Image-002[linkphoto]Personal-Album-1561-Image-002[/linkphoto][/link]

Can anyone provide some details for this engine house? It is (was) located near The Hurlers on
Topic: Wheal Kitty Mystery object, 1987 (photo)
Peter Burgess

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/07/2008 22:42:37   Subject: Wheal Kitty Mystery object, 1987 (photo)
Does anyone have any good ideas what this object might have been used for?

Photograph:

[link]Kitty-Tin-Mine-User-Album-Image-002[linkphoto]Kitty-Tin-Mine-User-Album-Image-002[/li
Topic: Anorack gene
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/07/2008 09:53:11   Subject: Anorak gene
Perhaps my interest stems from being taken to Margate Caves whilst on our annual Thanet seaside holiday on rainy days wearing a plastic mac. We went to the caves regularly! :lol:
Topic: Mountfield Gypsum Mine, East Sussex
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 15/07/2008 00:29:15   Subject: Mountfield Gypsum Mine, East Sussex
[quote="AdrianP"]good try though. Now where is that pic of you walking up and down a chamber in Brownley Hill Level playing the Northumbrian pipes ...[/quote]

Do you still have the tape rec
Topic: Mountfield Gypsum Mine, East Sussex
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 15/07/2008 00:18:56   Subject: Mountfield Gypsum Mine, East Sussex
I have this vivid recollection of this person being lowered, radio in hand, directly onto the top of the big pipe that straddles the shaft at adit level, or getting hung up on some nasty spike stickin
Topic: Mountfield Gypsum Mine, East Sussex
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 15/07/2008 00:15:59   Subject: Mountfield Gypsum Mine, East Sussex
One-piece suits don't have turn-buttons to hold your crotchy bits in place.
Topic: Mountfield Gypsum Mine, East Sussex
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 14/07/2008 22:29:33   Subject: Mountfield Gypsum Mine, East Sussex
Just be warned - don't try to supersize that picture unless you have a strong constitution.
Topic: Mountfield Gypsum Mine, East Sussex
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 14/07/2008 22:13:55   Subject: Mountfield Gypsum Mine, East Sussex
[url]http://www.aditnow.co.uk/photo/Brewery-Shaft-Other-Rock-Mine-Archive-Album-Image-005/ [/url]
:o
Topic: Mountfield Gypsum Mine, East Sussex
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 14/07/2008 21:56:34   Subject: Mountfield Gypsum Mine, East Sussex
Somewhere I have a pic of a wirey little git on a winch. Watch this space.
Topic: Visiting UK & have questions
Peter Burgess

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/07/2008 21:45:36   Subject: Visiting UK & have questions
Thanks, AR. Good stuff! :)
Topic: Mountfield Gypsum Mine, East Sussex
Peter Burgess

Forum: South East England   Posted: 14/07/2008 21:42:02   Subject: Mountfield Gypsum Mine, East Sussex
25 pics from 1993 just uploaded. Recognise anyone?
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