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Topic: Anyone fancy going Ghost Hunting at a Secret Mine? £17.50
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/12/2012 17:50:49   Subject: Anyone fancy going Ghost Hunting at a Secret Mine? £17.50
[quote="christwigg"][quote="fjällvandring"]It's a well known fact that certain wavelengths can affect the human consciousness, in the same way that poison, hallucinogenic drugs and various other thing
Topic: Anyone fancy going Ghost Hunting at a Secret Mine? £17.50
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/12/2012 17:50:49   Subject: Anyone fancy going Ghost Hunting at a Secret Mine? £17.50
[quote="christwigg"][quote="fjällvandring"]It's a well known fact that certain wavelengths can affect the human consciousness, in the same way that poison, hallucinogenic drugs and various other thing
Topic: Anyone fancy going Ghost Hunting at a Secret Mine? £17.50
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/12/2012 13:40:51   Subject: Anyone fancy going Ghost Hunting at a Secret Mine? £17.50
Having said, even the most stoic of us have our heebiejeebie inducing paranormal underground stories!
Topic: Anyone fancy going Ghost Hunting at a Secret Mine? £17.50
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/12/2012 19:41:34   Subject: Anyone fancy going Ghost Hunting at a Secret Mine? £17.50
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ghost-Hunt-at-a-SECRET-MINING-LOCATION-Cornwall-/121034305303?pt=UK_Tickets_Tickets_LE&hash=item1c2e34ef17

and

http://www.ghosthunting.org.uk/

Topic: Mount Wellington min. proc. plant
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/12/2012 01:11:44   Subject: Mount Wellington min. proc. plant
Gosh! What a total surprise!

I don't imagine that anyone has seriously lost their shirt in this process though.

A good gambler never bets the ranch.




Topic: Underground compatible compact
stuey

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 04/12/2012 09:17:56   Subject: Underground compatible compact
I have been looking at a Fuji XP30.

I forget the model now, but I was at a car boot sale and an architect had a very nice "digital camera" which was £5 because it had been dropped and the
Topic: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/12/2012 16:34:47   Subject: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
Roy, that reminds me of No 5 shaft of Wheal Beauchamp

Rich and I had gone down, specifically to go under the waterfall footway shaft and down a sort of slopey thing into some big stoping. W
Topic: Crofty Headgear "makeover"
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/11/2012 09:40:55   Subject: Crofty Headgear
I wonder if future cornish mines will erect headgears, or whether they will largely sink declines.

I think a good, old fashioned headgear is a fantastic thing and there should be more of
Topic: Crofty Headgear "makeover"
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/11/2012 12:49:56   Subject: Crofty Headgear
There may have been no war, but the amount of misery going on NOW in the PIIGS is probably much in excess of that.

I have no problem with a "European Union". It is the Statist Controlling,
Topic: Crofty Headgear "makeover"
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/11/2012 09:13:16   Subject: Crofty Headgear
[quote="derrickman"]the animals [i]didn't[/i] slaughter the pigs at the end of Animal Farm

I get around a fair bit and one thing which has been increasingly obvious in the past decade or so
Topic: wheal jane
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/11/2012 09:08:18   Subject: wheal jane
That's on the actual Nangiles adit, rather than the Bread and Cheese adit that everyone mistakes for the Nangiles adit, is it not?

One thing is certain, there are a lot more adits in that a
Topic: wheal jane
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/11/2012 23:36:36   Subject: wheal jane
Why didn't they just let the adit run, as they would have done when consols, united, etc, etc, etc in that area close.

I gather all the hysteria and poorly thought out, knee jerk response
Topic: wheal jane
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/11/2012 18:59:56   Subject: wheal jane
Legend has it that the watertight doors into United Mine were not closed when it flooded. This means there is an utterly huge catchment area for water. No wonder their pumps can't keep up!

Topic: Caradon mines
stuey

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 28/11/2012 17:20:04   Subject: Caradon mines
Yep. I can help you.

Send me a Private Message with your email.
Topic: Crofty Headgear "makeover"
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/11/2012 17:00:50   Subject: Crofty Headgear
[quote="derrickman"]read "Cameron's nominee for imposing government by unelected, unaccountable beaurocrats from Brussels".

I'm consistently amazed by the extent to which the Celtic fringe
Topic: Crofty Headgear "makeover"
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/11/2012 10:24:48   Subject: Crofty Headgear
All I hope is that they don't take the cage guides out of this one.

Robinson's looks odd without them. It also shows clearly how they work, rather than giving people the impression that st
Topic: Kalgoorlie Gold Mine
stuey

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 25/11/2012 21:44:51   Subject: Kalgoorlie Gold Mine
I suppose there are similarities.

Many Cornish went up north to work in Coal mines, with many driving tunnels, timbering and sinking shafts.

I imagine that in the late 20th cent
Topic: Radnor shaft
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/11/2012 13:38:03   Subject: Radnor shaft
I'd be interested in having a go at it. For sure.
Topic: Radnor shaft
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/11/2012 10:20:01   Subject: Radnor shaft
Interesting.

Water is a long way down up there. 100m+

Most of the shafts are vertical to adit level and any workings above adit are also vertical. I've been up there and looked
Topic: capping job gone wrong!
stuey

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 21/11/2012 15:42:48   Subject: capping job gone wrong!
The other day, it struck me that it is probably quite sensible to strap a plank to my back when I'm poking around undergrowth looking for holes.

This story is rather amusing, but it could
Topic: Gunnislake mine remediation.
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/11/2012 15:29:27   Subject: Gunnislake mine remediation.
It seems plain to me that they have just spent a lot of money on some very spangly concrete caps and the actual problems of "stuff on the move" have not been addressed at all.

7 bar water
Topic: Gunnislake mine remediation.
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/11/2012 10:19:10   Subject: Gunnislake mine remediation.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/documents/Old-Gunnislake-Copper-Mine/oldgnslkrpt.pdf

I was reading this and was utterly flabbergasted by the lengths they went to in this report.

Quite
Topic: Shaft collapse in Egremont
stuey

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/11/2012 21:11:57   Subject: Shaft collapse in Egremont
The reporting exhibits a lack of flair.

No background, imagination or anything beyond a flat, bare report.

Who hires these people?
Topic: Wheal Maid
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/11/2012 20:55:09   Subject: Wheal Maid
Right.

I have been very interested in this area for a while, I've been sidetracked by the earlier stuff for the last few years and this has got my attention back on the 20th century stuff.
Topic: Provocative Mining Publication Changes Mining
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2012 19:26:29   Subject: Provocative Mining Publication Changes Mining
I get the point, but if the chap wants to be taken seriously, he has to up his game.

It doesn't read like it has been written by someone who has read so much that good grammar, punctuation
Topic: Provocative Mining Publication Changes Mining
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2012 13:02:26   Subject: Provocative Mining Publication Changes Mining
Provocative Mining Publication.

I am very sorry to say that the standard of written English leaves much to be desired.

Clarity my man. Clarity.




Topic: Wheal Maid
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/11/2012 10:55:27   Subject: Wheal Maid
They probably boarded a load of them up, but there were several lodes, both stoped and backfilled cut by the decline (above adit). The one you are thinking of is West Virgin lode right by Noel's shaft
Topic: Wheal Maid
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/11/2012 10:52:59   Subject: Wheal Maid
Bad air is interesting and the effects vary considerably, probably due to how much CO2 you are producing at the time.

I have heard a legendary story where on local explorer (very very repu
Topic: Wheal Maid
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/11/2012 18:42:34   Subject: Wheal Maid
Wal.

From what I remember.

Kero Davy lamp, out at 15%
Meths lamp, out at 12.5%
Butane lighter, nothing at about 11.5% just spark. (does other things between about 14%
Topic: Radon
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/11/2012 17:36:10   Subject: Radon
From what I remember, they suck a volume of gas through a filter which picks up radon daughters and then measure the amount of decay intervals per unit time.

This gives you units of Bq (be
Topic: Wheal Maid
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/11/2012 09:39:13   Subject: Wheal Maid
Can you view private messages?
Topic: Wheal Maid
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/11/2012 22:36:22   Subject: Wheal Maid
I am a bit of a United Downs landfill gas sceptic.

I know the area is a bit dodgy, but there is nothing we've bumped into anything near as bad as Wheal Busy/Scorrier.

We've gon
Topic: 2012 Competition Entry - D
stuey

Forum: The 2012 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 07/11/2012 20:13:56   Subject: 2012 Competition Entry - D
Nice. Did you use a flash or a Roy head torch?
Topic: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/11/2012 14:04:58   Subject: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
"Our man" hinted that there were changes afoot.

We shall see. I heard that many people were throwing spanners in the works, mainly from a NIMBY point of view.

All this EU superp
Topic: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/11/2012 13:02:39   Subject: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
Following an email from Mr Kernowbats, it appears that the Police do not take bat habitat complaints seriously and the council have relieved their ecologist of her job.

It would appear tha
Topic: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/11/2012 12:29:42   Subject: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
You won't see anything down the shaft as the bats (and piles of guano) are slightly in the levels.

There is a 120ft shaft to a choke (sawdust). There are levels off at -80ft -90ft and abou
Topic: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/11/2012 10:12:34   Subject: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
From:-

http://planning.cornwall.gov.uk:8181/rpp/showimage.asp?j=PA12/06846&index=11567184&DB=8&DT=4

I quote:-

Derelict Mine Workings
9.104 Two mine shafts are loc
Topic: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/11/2012 16:47:54   Subject: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
To bring this right back to the top again.

It would appear to me that the shaft and the other one next to it (which ventilates) are about to be capped in the immediate future. They have re
Topic: Jackets
stuey

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 06/11/2012 14:06:19   Subject: Jackets
Wax jacket. Bombproof, waterproof and you look like a farmer when the police see you with a machete in some undergrowth.
Topic: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/11/2012 23:13:00   Subject: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
This appears to be a recurring theme. Fussing over trivia whilst major points are missed. How very governmental of them!

I do know several of these people personally, which is a part of the
Topic: Wheal Emily
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/11/2012 14:23:55   Subject: Wheal Emily
In fact, make that more than 10 years. Probably about 97.
Topic: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/11/2012 11:32:09   Subject: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
Who'd have thought it. International quango tapeworm feeding in the intestines of the British economy attempts to sew it's mouth shut as well.

This is sadly what happens when you let left
Topic: Wheal Emily
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/11/2012 09:53:20   Subject: Wheal Emily
I saw the gated shallow adit about 10 years ago. It was securely locked and the gate was very rusty.

I mentioned it to another explorer subsequently, who told me to stay away from it as it
Topic: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/11/2012 23:17:54   Subject: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
It's all very flooded now, isn't it?
Topic: Nenthead thanks and condemnation
stuey

Forum: North East England   Posted: 03/11/2012 22:55:30   Subject: Nenthead thanks and condemnation
It's a shame.

A while ago, I fitted a bat castle with a removable bar. It involved fabricating a couple of sleeves to fit over the cut bar. This was in the middle of nowhere in some bushes
Topic: Nenthead thanks and condemnation
stuey

Forum: North East England   Posted: 03/11/2012 22:39:26   Subject: Nenthead thanks and condemnation
Thanks for your replies chaps.

Whilst I was up at Newcastle (97-00) I was particularly interested in non-sandstone coal measure outcrops and associated fossils whilst studying (mostly) ino
Topic: Wheal Emily
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/11/2012 09:47:05   Subject: Wheal Emily
Legend has it that it is owned by some mineral collectors and anyone going in there will be beaten up.
Topic: Nenthead thanks and condemnation
stuey

Forum: North East England   Posted: 02/11/2012 19:50:35   Subject: Nenthead thanks and condemnation
Why is it gated in the first place and what do you have to do in order to get the other side of the gate?

Is this in the middle of a housing estate, or is it more empire building from indiv
Topic: Cornwall Offshore tin prospects
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/11/2012 16:31:38   Subject: Cornwall Offshore tin prospects
RoyM has a very interesting report from the St Agnes area about the deposits and their floating mill requirements.

It was very interesting and showed certain economic viability.
Topic: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/11/2012 16:30:21   Subject: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
We had a look at the depression, but were in jeans and wax jackets.
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