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Topic: Mellanear Mine Tin Ingots
wheal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/08/2017 17:47:35   Subject: Mellanear Mine Tin Ingots
https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Photo/Mellanear-Smelters-Tin-Ingot_112714/
Topic: Mellanear Mine Tin Ingots
wheal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/08/2017 17:21:14   Subject: Mellanear Mine Tin Ingots
If you have not read the book 'A History of Tin Mining and Smelting in Cornwall' by D.B. Barton then I would suggest this as your first port of call. Pages 77 and 78 have examples of the Smelting Hous
Topic: A previously undocumented manganese mine in Cornwall?
wheal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/02/2017 11:00:53   Subject: A previously undocumented manganese mine in Cornwall?
https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Photo/Example-Of-Cemented-Material-Extracted-From-The-Workings_110306/

This is the best picture of a sample Roy. The immediate surrounding geology is classed as mu
Topic: A previously undocumented manganese mine in Cornwall?
wheal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2017 18:23:06   Subject: A previously undocumented manganese mine in Cornwall?
I've not personally had the samples tested but samples were sent off to be analysed by the then Penwith District Council and feedback indicated MgO as present in low and variable quantities. Unfortuna
Topic: A previously undocumented manganese mine in Cornwall?
wheal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2017 16:45:47   Subject: A previously undocumented manganese mine in Cornwall?
I have today posted a series of photographs under the title Plantation Mine. I am a trustee and former Chairman of the Harvey's Foundry Trust which was set up to prevent the last of Harvey's Foundry b
Topic: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
wheal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/01/2017 13:16:36   Subject: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/ShowImage/Lithium_110137/?mode=thumbnail

Intsead of spending £100,000,000 and year looking for Lithium in Cornwall, I spent 5 minutes and 20 quid on some. Not Lithi
Topic: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
wheal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/01/2017 19:31:11   Subject: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
Report on BBC Spotlight this evening seemed to point to some link with Crofty developments.
Topic: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
wheal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/01/2017 18:18:40   Subject: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-38667701
Topic: Bodmin Moor Ponies Poisoned by Arsenic
wheal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/01/2017 15:35:08   Subject: Bodmin Moor Ponies Poisoned by Arsenic
This story did the rounds down here before Christmas. Did not create much interest. Suspect the ponies are more at risk from the large pinch of salt needed when reading the story.

Hope no o
Topic: Ken Brown
wheal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/01/2017 21:07:46   Subject: Ken Brown
Gutted. Knew Ken well. Shared a cup of tea or two with him here in my house.:(:(
Topic: Mellanear Mine
wheal

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 09/01/2017 17:01:47   Subject: Mellanear Mine
[quote="royfellows"]There are a lot of Mining Journal hits for Wheal Alfred Consols but cannot find anything for Mellanear.

But I only have the pages digiatalised up to 1860 and the indexes
Topic: Mellanear Mine
wheal

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 09/01/2017 15:11:21   Subject: Mellanear Mine
Welcome Mr Mycetes.

You have some fantastic map and plans of the workings that I have not seen before and this is certainly the forum to try to find some of the personal details your after.
Topic: Another shaft collapse
wheal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2017 18:06:13   Subject: Another shaft collapse
[quote="lipsi"][quote="wheal"]Well spotted sputnam.:thumbsup:[/quote]
Is that not called Wayfarers Park?[/quote]

I have always known it as 'Three Ways' touring park (because it is surr
Topic: Another shaft collapse
wheal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2017 12:56:44   Subject: Another shaft collapse
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]Nice to see someone has fenced it to account for the thickness of granular (potentially) mobile material.

That should connect into the Penberthy Croft
Topic: Another shaft collapse
wheal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/01/2017 21:23:47   Subject: Another shaft collapse
Takes digging the camping latrine to a new level! Seriously though this could have been potentially serious. Just proves that its not always the wettest winters when these collapses happen. Ticking ti
Topic: Another shaft collapse
wheal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/01/2017 21:06:32   Subject: Another shaft collapse
Well spotted sputnam.:thumbsup:
Topic: Another shaft collapse
wheal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/01/2017 13:13:23   Subject: Another shaft collapse
A very recent shaft collapse on one of the Wheal Friendship Lodes. This is in the middle of a caravan touring park and a couple of months ago many caravans/campervan would be driving over this daily.
Topic: Photographs Of Mellanear (album)
wheal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/12/2016 16:01:59   Subject: Photographs Of Mellanear (album)
Fantastic set of photographs. Lived just around the corner in Hayle and remembering spending a lot of time watching the excavation. Still drive over the section almost daily and there have never been
Topic: Unusual pumping arrangement
wheal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/10/2016 19:08:07   Subject: Unusual pumping arrangement
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/SuperSize/Personal-Album-Of_108647/

Just for reference this is how the house looked during filming and prior to loads of post filming CGI. For a start it was 'turne
Topic: Unusual pumping arrangement
wheal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/10/2016 09:22:34   Subject: Unusual pumping arrangement
Must admit I have spent watching the last three programmes trying to work out how the 'pergola' for want of a better description on the bob wall helped to pump water. There are glimpses of a bob but..
Topic: Much Around Hayle?
wheal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/09/2016 18:07:05   Subject: Much Around Hayle?
Ah the joys of West Cornwall in the holiday season and the tale of a loo too far. As far as I am aware all of the adits from Wheal Lucy that exit in the cliffs are blocked by falls/sand etc. There is
Topic: Giant miner puppet takes first steps - Anyone seen it?
wheal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/07/2016 08:34:47   Subject: Giant miner puppet takes first steps - Anyone seen it?
Coming to West Cornwall next week. Everyone I have spoken to who has seen it has been very impressed. The only 'but' comment has been over its name. It might be called 'Man Engine' but a Man Engine as
Topic: Scorrier Wolfram Mixed Mine (mine)
wheal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/07/2016 20:24:42   Subject: Scorrier Wolfram Mixed Mine (mine)
Can you be a bit more specific about exactly where in Scorrier?
Topic: West Cornwall
wheal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/06/2016 18:03:25   Subject: West Cornwall
Do not miss Botallack. Not just the usual Crowns section but further east around Skip Shaft with its stand on if you dare grill.
Topic: Shaft opened up at Botallack?
wheal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/03/2016 15:54:31   Subject: Shaft opened up at Botallack?
Just been and had a look. Its close to Botallack Engine Shaft but do not now think it is Davy Shaft. Did not get chance to get close enough to look down it. (A very helpful young lady on a bike asked
Topic: Shaft opened up at Botallack?
wheal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/03/2016 10:26:25   Subject: Shaft opened up at Botallack?
The shaft with the stone wall around it is I believe Botallack Engine Shaft. The shaft that has opened in the field could be Davy Shaft. I will go take a geek later.
Topic: Much Around Hayle?
wheal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/02/2016 12:30:58   Subject: Much Around Hayle?
Its worth every penny.
Topic: Much Around Hayle?
wheal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/02/2016 18:03:19   Subject: Much Around Hayle?
Think they may well all have been 'treated' recently as the place is now a nature reserve.
Topic: Much Around Hayle?
wheal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/02/2016 16:47:27   Subject: Much Around Hayle?
Loosely connected to mining , the site of the National Explosives works on Hayle Towans (sand dunes) are worth a mooch around. There's the remains of the Nitroglycerine hill (Jack Straws Hill) as well
Topic: Much Around Hayle?
wheal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/02/2016 10:11:15   Subject: Much Around Hayle?
Having grown up in Hayle, I can safely say not a lot in the immediate neighbourhood. There's the beach adits that open onto Carbis Bay close by but do not really go that far. Considering how central H
Topic: Old Cornish picture
wheal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2016 15:59:50   Subject: Old Cornish picture
T.A Morrison in Cornwall's Central Mines: The Northern District, has a picture of Gregory's Shaft, Wheal Gerry section, South Roskear (Plate 38) which this picture is not (chimney seems separate). Pla
Topic: Old Cornish picture
wheal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2016 09:59:46   Subject: Old Cornish picture
Used to get told off for not pronouncing it Wheal Gurry rather than Gerry!
Topic: Old Cornish picture
wheal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/02/2016 14:38:40   Subject: Old Cornish picture
Certainly has a 'Camborne/Redruth area' feel to it. The proximity of the houses must limit it to only a few possibilities. Wherever tis their a great looking bunch. Hands like shovels on most of them!
Topic: Old Cornish picture
wheal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/02/2016 08:59:04   Subject: Old Cornish picture
Mitchells Shaft, East Pool possibly? The houses in the background look very like those in Agar Road.
Topic: Another hole.
wheal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/03/2015 17:59:24   Subject: Another hole.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-32092497

Staff at Wheal Rodney did not know it was the site of a mine? :)
Topic: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
wheal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/03/2015 08:59:39   Subject: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
The 100 years in the future headgear on Allens Shaft of Botallack slipped through too.:)
Topic: Alfred Consols - Identification of Metal Object?
wheal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/01/2015 08:29:09   Subject: Alfred Consols - Identification of Metal Object?
Seemed a lot of cartridges around!
Topic: Alfred Consols - Identification of Metal Object?
wheal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/01/2015 20:10:15   Subject: Alfred Consols - Identification of Metal Object?
I will try to get back later this week to get some measurements. Meanwhile loving the discussion it has thrown up.:thumbsup:
Topic: Alfred Consols - Identification of Metal Object?
wheal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/01/2015 20:43:39   Subject: Alfred Consols - Identification of Metal Object?
Nearly all the shafts of Wheal Alfred/Consols have long since been 'landscaped' into a mini golf range. A couple of shafts at Consols are open but to shallow depth (the odd Hillman Husky etc). There i
Topic: Alfred Consols - Identification of Metal Object?
wheal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/01/2015 17:24:46   Subject: ALFRED CONSOLS User Album (album)
Wheal Alfred Consols is connected to and later became part of Wheal Alfred. It occupies the eastern part of the site and has a boundary with Herland Mine. The mine is an old one with 1000 employed the
Topic: Alfred Consols - Identification of Metal Object?
wheal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/01/2015 10:00:16   Subject: ALFRED CONSOLS User Album (album)
We also thought it was part of an Apollo rocket when kids. Has been suggested that it was a one person air raid shelter too.

It does look like a boiler of some sort -especially with the hea
Topic: Alfred Consols - Identification of Metal Object?
wheal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/01/2015 21:58:29   Subject: ALFRED CONSOLS User Album (album)
Will get back with more info when my broadband decides to work properly. Apparently I am in the 5% in Cornwall that cannot/will not get superfast broadband. Daveys shaft originally housed the engine t
Topic: Alfred Consols - Identification of Metal Object?
wheal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/01/2015 18:09:13   Subject: ALFRED CONSOLS User Album (album)
3/8th plate. All iron and heavily riveted. Approx 2m high and tapered. There is a door approx 50cm x 80cm. Interior same as exterior. Close to site of Davey's shaft.
Topic: Alfred Consols - Identification of Metal Object?
wheal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/01/2015 16:38:40   Subject: ALFRED CONSOLS User Album (album)
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/album/ALFRED-CONSOLS-Mine-User-Album/?uid=1070

Any ideas on the metal object?
Topic: Alfred Consols - Identification of Metal Object?
wheal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/01/2015 15:51:34   Subject: Alfred Consols - Identification of Metal Object?
I have uploaded some photos of a metal object into the album. Any ideas?





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Topic: Where is this please??
wheal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/12/2014 10:22:19   Subject: Where is this please??
Part of Levant. Got some recent photos i'll try to post.
Topic: Wheal Speed (near Praa sands?) General info
wheal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/10/2014 17:42:29   Subject: Wheal Speed (near Praa sands?) General info
The adit you refer to is probably the one leading to Engine shaft of St Aubyn and Grylls. This shaft goes According to Dines to 110 fathom below adit level. A rough guesstimate is that this is approx
Topic: Wheal Speed (near Praa sands?) General info
wheal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/10/2014 17:55:33   Subject: Wheal Speed (near Praa sands?) General info
I work at Lower Kenneggy Nurseries which is on the site of St Aubyn and Grylls which included the set of Wheal Speed. According to Dines, the mines are connected underground and shared several shafts.
Topic: Cornwall Arsenic
wheal

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/10/2014 18:03:27   Subject: Cornwall Arsenic
Rice is known to accumulate heavy metals like several other members of the grass family such as Miscanthus. In fact the later has been used to try to remediate contaminated mine sites. Many brassica'
Topic: New Tungsten mine in Devon
wheal

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/06/2014 08:32:54   Subject: New Tungsten mine in Devon
I used to swim in it regularly. Still ere.;D
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