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Topic: South Crofty - current situation?
Knocker

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/01/2020 12:43:25   Subject: South Crofty - current situation?
To me it looks like a reorganisation, but ultimately as a lot of junior miners in the last 12 months, they have struggled to raise funds so they have reduced their overheads.

They still hav
Topic: Deep shaft required
Knocker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/08/2019 19:51:37   Subject: Deep shaft required
Western United Mines/Cornwall Council
Topic: Deep shaft required
Knocker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/08/2019 20:28:24   Subject: Deep shaft required
Williams Shaft at Dolcoath is pretty close in terms of depth to water, but is much larger diameter (5.5m diameter), 11kv is available net to the site, 33kv within 500m and 132kv within 2000m.
Topic: Williams Shaft, Dolcoath
Knocker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/06/2019 18:03:31   Subject: Williams Shaft, Dolcoath
The site is now accessible following efforts in the last few weeks to cut back the undergrowth and remove the flytipping.

As for the shaft. there does indeed appear to be an inset if you l
Topic: Wheal Grenville - Fortescue's shaft 1976
Knocker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/06/2019 21:42:04   Subject: Wheal Grenville - Fortescue's shaft 1976
The pumps were removed in 1997, I expect the water would have been treated at Boswyn Reservoir, where there was a small treatment works.

In 1995 investigations were made at other shafts as
Topic: Hemerdon
Knocker

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/12/2018 15:02:32   Subject: Hemerdon
Yeah theres a Russian Investor currently negotiating the purchase of the mine.
Topic: Hemerdon
Knocker

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/11/2018 22:41:07   Subject: Hemerdon
The liquidator wanted final offers for the mine on the 9th November, no news of any offers yet, which is actually encouraging as if there were no offers it would have been announced by now.

Topic: South Crofty looking for money!
Knocker

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/05/2018 23:40:35   Subject: South Crofty looking for money!
Nomenca are project managing, Siltbuster are providing the plant, not sure about the civils, but there is a hell of a lot of Concrete to go in!
Topic: Dolcoath - New East Shaft Engine House
Knocker

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/04/2018 17:13:21   Subject: Dolcoath - New East Shaft Engine House
The ducts were indeed installed for the overhead wires to enter into the building, until a few years ago there was a concrete floor at first floor level.

Originally the engine house would h
Topic: Latest news on Whitby Potash Poject
Knocker

Forum: North East England   Posted: 08/01/2018 00:41:57   Subject: Latest news on Whitby Potash Poject
Any talk of them using Boulby for hoisting is fanciful. The rock shaft at Boulby is kept operating at capacity, even if it was redundant it would not have capacity as Sirius plan to hoist nearly three
Topic: Pumping water from deep mines
Knocker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/04/2017 14:36:23   Subject: Pumping water from deep mines
They were basically positive displacement pumps, if you imagine a bucket of water with a pistonm the size of the buckiet in it, with a pipeline coming off of it, going up, push the piston down, the wa
Topic: Remaining Mining Contractors
Knocker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/04/2017 07:07:13   Subject: Remaining Mining Contractors
Their website still shows tunneling, which includes adit refurb - although that was a good number of years ago
Topic: Remaining Mining Contractors
Knocker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/04/2017 19:24:46   Subject: Remaining Mining Contractors
I guess Carnon contracting still do mining work
Topic: Remaining Mining Contractors
Knocker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/04/2017 18:42:51   Subject: Remaining Mining Contractors
The way things are looking, I can see Thyssen's making a return to the UK in the next 12 - 18 months
Topic: Drilling near Chybucca
Knocker

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 11/03/2017 01:16:22   Subject: Drilling near Chybucca
Geotech drilling for the new road
Topic: Cheap Edelrid static rope @ Rock & Run
Knocker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2016 16:21:17   Subject: Cheap Edelrid static rope @ Rock & Run
It's supposedly Edelrids most durable rope, so longevity is one bonus. It's extremely supple so it runs through descenders lovely and makes knotting really easy.
Topic: Cheap Edelrid static rope @ Rock & Run
Knocker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2016 12:43:47   Subject: Cheap Edelrid static rope @ Rock & Run
11mm powerstatic normally costs about £2.50 per metre
Topic: Cheap Edelrid static rope @ Rock & Run
Knocker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2016 21:31:41   Subject: Cheap Edelrid static rope @ Rock & Run
It's the orange rope I gave you, other than its 12mm not 11mm
Topic: Cheap Edelrid static rope @ Rock & Run
Knocker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2016 22:20:01   Subject: Cheap Edelrid static rope @ Rock & Run
Powerstation is awesome rope, really supple.
Topic: Unusual pumping arrangement
Knocker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/10/2016 09:42:31   Subject: Unusual pumping arrangement
Ignoring the strange headframe erection, which surely would have been ripped of the engine house as soon as any hoisting started, that surely must have been connected to the earliest twin drum hoist
Topic: St Day Subsidence
Knocker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/07/2016 08:48:08   Subject: St Day Subsidence
It's fair comment though - if the highways authority have evidence to suggest that the hole that opened is a linear feature (such as a stope), and it continues across the highway - in my mind it would
Topic: St Day Subsidence
Knocker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/07/2016 23:25:02   Subject: St Day Subsidence
The GPR survey showed an anomaly, not a void (the annotation has been changed). There is evidence to infer there is a potential void there, but you can't say there is, it certainly needs further inves
Topic: Good news for Cornwall?
Knocker

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/03/2016 17:58:03   Subject: Good news for Cornwall?
Long time no see Polo, hows everything going?
Topic: Eimco Mucker
Knocker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/03/2016 17:19:05   Subject: Eimco Mucker
Both KEM and Levant have yellow painted ones
Topic: Head Frames
Knocker

Forum: North East England   Posted: 20/02/2016 17:06:24   Subject: Head Frames
Here's an update on the Cornish ones: -
Mount Wellington - demolished
New Roskear - Demolished
Robinsons: - Preserved as part of a heritage site, unfortunately the guides have been rem
Topic: Tin back on the agenda
Knocker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 10/12/2015 04:30:40   Subject: Tin back on the agenda
The big mistake that people keep making is trying to draw comparisons between tin and the big industrial metals. The same rules don't apply, simple as that. Here's the reasons why: -
1. Tin deman
Topic: Catalogue of Eimco rocker shovels in the UK
Knocker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/10/2015 16:33:15   Subject: Catalogue of Eimco rocker shovels in the UK
I'm sure I saw two down at levant a couple of weeks ago. With regards to Crofty, I checked today, there are still at least 2 over there and I'm pretty sure there is a 3rd by North winder.
Topic: Catalogue of Eimco rocker shovels in the UK
Knocker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/09/2015 23:05:15   Subject: Catalogue of Eimco rocker shovels in the UK
Also drillserve have a 21 for sale as well as 2 eimco 622 crawler mounts.
Topic: Catalogue of Eimco rocker shovels in the UK
Knocker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/09/2015 22:56:33   Subject: Catalogue of Eimco rocker shovels in the UK
King edward have one, there are two, possibly 3 at crofty still and levant have at least 2
Topic: South Crofty - News?
Knocker

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/08/2015 22:58:31   Subject: South Crofty - News?
The only question that it brings up in my mind is "Whats the reason behind setting up the Kernow Mining Corporation"
Topic: South Crofty - News?
Knocker

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/08/2015 18:18:22   Subject: South Crofty - News?
All anyone knows is its still in administration with a small staff still looking for a buyer.
Topic: Latest news on Whitby Potash Poject
Knocker

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/07/2015 12:05:55   Subject: Latest news on Whitby Potash Poject
No it was a twin 1.8m pipeline, with large thrust blocks at directional changes. The easement strip was another 6m. Operationally pipelines are a major issue, over time the salt deposits built up on t
Topic: Latest news on Whitby Potash Poject
Knocker

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/07/2015 14:03:12   Subject: Latest news on Whitby Potash Poject
the environemntal impact of this project is pretty negligible in the context of the North York Moors, so its good to see it going ahead. Most people will be completely unaware of its presence. At the
Topic: Latest news on Whitby Potash Poject
Knocker

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/06/2015 19:01:46   Subject: Latest news on Whitby Potash Poject
There are far too many mps on the board of this for it not to get the go ahead. Raising the funds won't be an issue either - the money is there if the return is there. That figure of £1.4 bn is well l
Topic: Is there an adit at the bottom of my garden?
Knocker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/06/2015 07:29:27   Subject: Is there an adit at the bottom of my garden?
coring? wow - thats a lot of work (and expense) for a site investigation! Its a superb way of doing though.
Topic: st day town mineshafts
Knocker

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/05/2015 19:00:38   Subject: st day town mineshafts
an o/c is a lode outcrop - where a mineralised structure outcrops at surface. If the structure is not mined then it poses little risk, if on the other hand it has been it could pose massive risks to t
Topic: st day town mineshafts
Knocker

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/05/2015 13:44:40   Subject: st day town mineshafts
ah you mean the old mine captains house, its a gorgeous looking house with a lot of potential for sure. if you were seriously thinking about i would definitely pay for the legal pack.
Topic: st day town mineshafts
Knocker

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/05/2015 22:52:58   Subject: st day town mineshafts
If its for a house purchase, whatever you get from here is not worth a fig. No matter what you will need to commision a report which costs about £50. From a professional point of view, I have an issue
Topic: st day town mineshafts
Knocker

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/05/2015 21:12:14   Subject: st day town mineshafts
they certainly got nothing like all of them!
Topic: Mines Regulations 2014
Knocker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/05/2015 16:20:05   Subject: Mines Regulations 2014
Again, thats a slight misinterpretation - while the client in domestic works has no duties - the Clients duties transfer to the contractor or Principle Designer -so CDM does apply.
Topic: st day town mineshafts
Knocker

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/05/2015 16:16:23   Subject: st day town mineshafts
more than likely! I'm sure Tony Blair (On here) can give you an absolutely definitive answer!
Topic: Mines Regulations 2014
Knocker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/05/2015 23:11:23   Subject: Mines Regulations 2014
The reason why I had to cross reference with the new mines regulations is because the only exemption from CDM is Mines, in the past for capping operations the mine has had to effectively be reopened,
Topic: Mines Regulations 2014
Knocker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/05/2015 23:04:31   Subject: Mines Regulations 2014
ALL projects must comply with the CDM regulations - however projects over the threshold MUST be notified to the enforcing authority. All that is different is a F10 must be completed for notifiable pro
Topic: Mines Regulations 2014
Knocker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/05/2015 12:07:06   Subject: Mines Regulations 2014
the new CDM regulations are much the same as the mines regulations in terms of publicity, i've got copies of both on my desk at the moment (I currently have a mine shaft to deal with and having to ens
Topic: Nangiles Adit
Knocker

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/04/2015 20:33:13   Subject: Nangiles Adit
The tunnel that you are talking about is not Nangiles Adit but Nangiles Manway, which is a tunnel leading to the main engine shaft. Its absolutely fascinating inside there, but take care if you go in
Topic: New Cooks Kitchen shaft - Engine House
Knocker

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/04/2015 16:49:25   Subject: New Cooks Kitchen shaft - Engine House
the concrete would almost certainly have been mine waste with two main problems: - Mundic - where when the conrete gets wet, the water reacts with sulphides in the waste, creating weak sulphuric acid
Topic: New Cooks Kitchen shaft - Engine House
Knocker

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/04/2015 16:07:59   Subject: New Cooks Kitchen shaft - Engine House
It may well be that the windows came out of another engine house - bearing in mind the engine came from an existing engine house......
Topic: New Cooks Kitchen shaft - Engine House
Knocker

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/04/2015 16:06:39   Subject: New Cooks Kitchen shaft - Engine House
Now theres a question, not that it takes much to form an arched window in a mass concrete pour.
Topic: New Cooks Kitchen shaft - Engine House
Knocker

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/04/2015 23:16:53   Subject: New Cooks Kitchen shaft - Engine House
I'm pretty sure I'm right in saying that it was demolished in the mid 80's. The engine house was unusual in that it was mass concrete, the reason for this is because it was thrown up in a hurry in the
Topic: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
Knocker

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/03/2015 17:01:01   Subject: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
To match the one at the other end of Dolcoath Road!
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