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Topic: China Mine Fire.
Dolcoathguy

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 21/11/2015 19:03:26   Subject: China Mine Fire.
http://carbonates.877webnerd.com/product-spotlight/

company I work for are trialling something to help reduce explosion propagation in the USA - hopefully this type of technique and other m
Topic: Daily Wail & Cornwall.
Dolcoathguy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/11/2015 09:09:24   Subject: Daily Wail & Cornwall.
Looks like most of the money is going on signs, adverts and training council staff...er is any going on teaching it schools or courses for the general public? £180k probably would only pay for 4 or 5
Topic: Poldark mine Pumping
Dolcoathguy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/10/2015 20:07:01   Subject: Poldark mine Pumping
The Poldark mine facebook page has posted an interesting article on the pumping of the mine which is worth a look. Look for posts between 20th and 22nd October.


https://www.facebook.c
Topic: What is under YOUR feet?
Dolcoathguy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/10/2015 20:02:26   Subject: What is under YOUR feet?
An elvan dyke and Dolcoath.
Topic: Cornwall Wind Planning.
Dolcoathguy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/07/2015 07:42:42   Subject: Cornwall Wind Planning.
The new EU Funded CBR link road is now a standing joke in terms of planning, layout and construction.

Parts of the new road already built seem to have a parking area in the middle of the ro
Topic: Poldark Mine Under New Management
Dolcoathguy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/05/2015 13:08:22   Subject: Poldark Mine Under New Management
Has any one been on the Longer deeper underground tour yet? I am intrigued to know how much longer and deeper it is - Is there an underground plan?
Topic: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
Dolcoathguy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/05/2015 07:44:53   Subject: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
[quote="polo"][quote="Dolcoathguy"]I thought I saw a beam on the Wheal Leisure engine house last night in a far distance shot - Anyone else notice?[/quote]

The set didn't include a beam, j
Topic: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
Dolcoathguy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/04/2015 07:50:43   Subject: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
I thought I saw a beam on the Wheal Leisure engine house last night in a far distance shot - Anyone else notice?
Topic: We'm watchin' Poldark... Yarr!
Dolcoathguy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/04/2015 12:49:37   Subject: We'm watchin' Poldark... Yarr!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/nbVFGmB7lFVmJJKpjrCQV/poldarks-cornwall-locations


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3636060/locations

Some interesting background on Corn
Topic: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
Dolcoathguy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/03/2015 07:38:36   Subject: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
Further to the earlier point
"Would "600 guineas" get a New Boulton / Watt engine?"

Looking up prices in the late 18th century, it would appear that c. £100 would get you a boiler inst
Topic: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
Dolcoathguy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/03/2015 09:42:48   Subject: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
That's exactly what I noticed Peter!

Where were the Bob / beams?

Also as others have also pointed out
Where were the Boilers?
Where were the huge piles of Coal need to
Topic: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
Dolcoathguy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/03/2015 07:07:11   Subject: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
Did anyone else spot a glaring "what was missing" from all the Engine houses last night?
Are they all waiting for a mass delivery?
Topic: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
Dolcoathguy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/03/2015 07:49:28   Subject: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/11844708.Mix_up_blamed_for_report_of_two_tonne_wheel_with__high_cultural_value__stolen_from_King_Edward_Mine_Museum_in_Troon/?ref=rss

- I guess there is
Topic: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
Dolcoathguy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/03/2015 14:02:55   Subject: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
After watching it, all I could keep thinking about was that was a pretty big engine house for a drive of "30 fathoms" ..obviously built to put a Boulton / Watt beam engine in, in the near future when
Topic: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
Dolcoathguy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/03/2015 12:34:03   Subject: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
A list of locations can be found here:
http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/11801484.Poldark_fan__Why_not_visit_the_top_seven_locations_used_in_new_TV_adaptation/?ref=mr

http://www.im
Topic: Tolgus Tin
Dolcoathguy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/03/2015 21:45:26   Subject: Tolgus Tin
A long shot, but there are 100's if not 1000's of personal photos of old Camborne on the "Nostalgic Camborne" facebook group, some of Holmen's and Crofty, so possibly Tolgus?
Topic: Cornwall & Devon Flourspar
Dolcoathguy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/01/2015 06:56:29   Subject: Cornwall & Devon Flourspar
As most of these minerals are fluorescent I am sure there will be a nice underground photo with a bright UV lamp - will check with mineral collecting colleagues to see if they have one.
As for "
Topic: Breaking News:-
Dolcoathguy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/01/2015 16:08:33   Subject: Breaking News:-
I guess the photos on BBC Spotlight of an underground explorer would be Mr Blair?

On here until late tonight:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04xm3rh/spotlight-16012015

Topic: Breaking News:-
Dolcoathguy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/01/2015 06:51:10   Subject: Breaking News:-
More images:
http://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest-news/1502565/pictures-mine-shaft-opens-up-on-a30/

Updated West Briton images:
http://www.westbriton.co.uk/8203-LATEST-Highways-
Topic: Breaking News:-
Dolcoathguy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/01/2015 14:02:55   Subject: Breaking News:-
A30 between A3047 (Scorrier) and A3047 (Redruth) - Scorrier

15th January 2015 12:56pm

A30 Westbound closed due to large hole in the road between A3047 (Scorrier) and A3047 (Redr
Topic: This month's Cornish Tin story
Dolcoathguy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/12/2014 09:59:07   Subject: This month's Cornish Tin story
Thanks Knocker.
In it is in the October presentation - interestingly they mention 460 tpa of Tin, so some processing for Tin must be available (which is to marketed by Traxys).
Topic: This month's Cornish Tin story
Dolcoathguy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/11/2014 07:18:27   Subject: This month's Cornish Tin story
I thought that a processing plant at Hemerdon might make things easier for Tin investment, but have been told by a mining friend that modern processing for Tungsten would have to be heavily modified f
Topic: This month's Cornish Tin story
Dolcoathguy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/11/2014 07:20:12   Subject: This month's Cornish Tin story
This is the intriguing bit

"As many as five major mining companies are now competing for the tin in Cornwall with a slew of new mines and projects set to begin."

some clues here:
Topic: This month's Cornish Tin story
Dolcoathguy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/11/2014 12:47:06   Subject: This month's Cornish Tin story
http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Cornwall-facing-tin-rush-mining-operations-look/story-24551781-detail/story.html

- Must admit I saw a lorry with a drilling rig driving around near Camborne the
Topic: Cornwall Arsenic
Dolcoathguy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/10/2014 07:23:15   Subject: Cornwall Arsenic
Link to a BGS site which is worth keeping an eye on in the future as the project is still ongoing:

http://www.bgs.ac.uk/research/highlights/2013/arsenicSW.html

I wonder if dust m
Topic: Wheal Tehidy near Redruth, Cornwall
Dolcoathguy

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 22/09/2014 07:21:06   Subject: Wheal Tehidy near Redruth, Cornwall
Searched this mine on the net for my own benefit, but a summary is given in this document:

http://www.historic-cornwall.org.uk/cisi/illogan_highway/CISI_Illogan_Highway_report.pdf

Topic: Looking for lecturer
Dolcoathguy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/08/2014 07:28:14   Subject: Looking for lecturer
[quote="CIMT"]it is not a conference meeting. we just need anyone could give a talk to the delegations. I have been contact BGS and Exeter Uni, however they told me they couldn't do it. Just wonderin
Topic: Looking for lecturer
Dolcoathguy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/08/2014 13:06:49   Subject: Looking for lecturer
Seems to relate to this company:
http://www.cimcgroup.com/aboutus.html

Only group I can think of that might help with some lectures is the BGS (British Geological Survey).

Topic: Cornish Mine Images
Dolcoathguy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/08/2014 21:12:14   Subject: Cornish Mine Images
Simon
Posted a link to your website on modern mine images on a message further down about clay pit photography.
Look forward to a possible book one day?

Topic: Heartlands Project
Dolcoathguy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/08/2014 07:55:06   Subject: Heartlands Project
Trying to be positive there have been some good events at Heartlands recently and in the past, many of which are free. It is a good venue for medium size music gigs and perhaps they can capitalise on
Topic: Cornish clay quarry(ies)
Dolcoathguy

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 05/08/2014 13:14:58   Subject: Cornish clay quarry(ies)
Blackpool is partially flooded so would be the bright blue lake.

Littlejohns (now part of the Karslake pit complex as merged with other pits) is a working pit and so you wouldn't be able to
Topic: Poldark Mine Under New Management
Dolcoathguy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/07/2014 07:18:30   Subject: Poldark Mine Under New Management
It was good to read in the local press this week that the new Poldark TV series has filmed some scenes at Poldark mine, linking the mine again to the series. Hopefully once the series is aired it will
Topic: Shaft related madness.
Dolcoathguy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/07/2014 07:04:06   Subject: Shaft related madness.
[quote]We were drilling up there and we hit a shallow feature in the "bottleneck" between the roulette wheel and Harriet's shaft. As you know, there were some things which moved near Dunkin's Garden F
Topic: Shaft related madness.
Dolcoathguy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/07/2014 21:29:41   Subject: Shaft related madness.
Asked an official about how the new East west link road and CPR redevelopment was going around Dolcoath - stray park area and was told, it has been slowed down by unknown shafts. Although I haven't sp
Topic: Dog down a open shaft in Scorrier
Dolcoathguy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/07/2014 09:54:45   Subject: Dog down a open shaft in Scorrier
Gwinear this time,
But some good pics showing rescue equipment /team on Westcountry website. Also may give some idea which shaft this is.


http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/upd
Topic: New Tungsten mine in Devon
Dolcoathguy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/06/2014 13:08:47   Subject: New Tungsten mine in Devon
From a biased viewpoint - several workers laid off from other open cast operations in the region have found offers of employment here.

Don't they have to submit detailed plans for mineral p
Topic: Cornish Mining TV Series
Dolcoathguy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/05/2014 06:58:20   Subject: Cornish Mining TV Series
I hope it will include China Clay mining as well...
Topic: Dog down a open shaft in Scorrier
Dolcoathguy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/05/2014 06:55:19   Subject: Dog down a open shaft in Scorrier
http://www.westbriton.co.uk/dogs-fall-Scorrier-shaft/story-21146560-detail/story.html

Is this the same shaft as last year?
You'd think someone would make it safe after last year!
Topic: Cornwall trip and ancient mines in Cornwall
Dolcoathguy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/05/2014 13:11:50   Subject: Cornwall trip and ancient mines in Cornwall
http://www.cornisharchaeology.org.uk/index_htm_files/CA25-4s2.pdf


P20 onwards has some info on Roman mining
Topic: Poldark Mine Under New Management
Dolcoathguy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/05/2014 13:02:27   Subject: Poldark Mine Under New Management
I try to visit all the Cornwall mining heritage sites once a year and will be sure to include Poldark..Let us know when or if you have a facebook page up and running so we can share details with othe
Topic: Wheal Harmony
Dolcoathguy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/05/2014 19:25:28   Subject: Wheal Harmony
Yep the older Industrial units on other industrial estates will be abandoned and firms will move into the new one, developer profits from a slice of euro money and another old mining site is oblitera
Topic: Wheal Harmony
Dolcoathguy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/05/2014 13:36:14   Subject: Wheal Harmony
http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/camborneandredruth/11193975.Vast_mine_shafts_to_be_capped_at_new_Wheal_Harmony_mine_development/

I wonder whether the "VAST SHAFT" is in fact where the
Topic: The end of the road for Ordnance Survey?
Dolcoathguy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/04/2014 09:25:41   Subject: The end of the road for Ordnance Survey?
Agree with Drillbilly
Just checked out the website - the difference between what you get for free and what you pay for at £8 / month or £100's seems only to be wider coverage and multiple use.
Topic: Poldark Mine in administration
Dolcoathguy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/03/2014 07:46:24   Subject: Poldark Mine in administration
Went there in the 80's when you paid an entry fee which included the mine tour, then at some stage it went to free entry and the prices for the mine tour seem to go up.

Now it costs £10 pe
Topic: Heartlands Project
Dolcoathguy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/03/2014 07:19:31   Subject: Heartlands Project
Even if all us mining enthusiasts had had our way and had a fully restored Robinson's engine house pumping under coal fire steam boilers, the place would have still been deserted in the winter months.
Topic: What is your best mine explore - Cornwall
Dolcoathguy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/02/2014 13:19:15   Subject: What is your best mine explore - Cornwall
[quote="Dolcoathguy"][quote="Drillbilly."]Get brown and actons series 'exploring Cornwalls mines vols 1-5'

Essential reading[/quote]


Got 1 or 2 of these, which seem to have
Topic: What is your best mine explore - Cornwall
Dolcoathguy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/02/2014 07:12:18   Subject: What is your best mine explore - Cornwall
[quote="Tamarmole"]What you need is a copy of Dines - Mike "cut my own throat" Moore should be able to sort you out.

Also fairly essential is a set of Hamilton Jenkins maps. These are ann
Topic: Help needed - name this engine-house!
Dolcoathguy

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/02/2014 07:04:06   Subject: Help needed - name this engine-house!
My impression is that Wheal Coates must be the most painted and photographed engine house in Cornwall. Possibly followed by Botallack maybe?
Topic: What is your best mine explore - Cornwall
Dolcoathguy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/02/2014 07:09:23   Subject: What is your best mine explore - Cornwall
[quote="Drillbilly."]Get brown and actons series 'exploring Cornwalls mines vols 1-5'

Essential reading[/quote]


Got 1 or 2 of these, which seem to have been written in the
Topic: Drill Bits.
Dolcoathguy

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/02/2014 07:07:04   Subject: Drill Bits.
I bought a deWalt SDS+ stone / masonary bit for £15 ( 10mm), it has lasted after 5 or so uses going through several inches of Granite each time.
I found going from a normal std drill (with hammer
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