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Topic: Miners Tools.
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Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 31/08/2020 21:06:11   Subject: Miners Tools.
Read it and decided............
Soy based candles would cause me kidney stones
Tallow would clog my arteries
Paraffin wax would loosen my bowels ........

Think I'll eat the p
Topic: Gear review, Roughneck Micro Mattock
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/07/2020 15:56:39   Subject: Gear review, Roughneck Micro Mattock
Simple upgrade to chimnea. About a dozen bricks, bag of real charcoal, and a hair dryer for hot blast, any big lump cast iron/steel if no anvil - in my case an inverted railway chair ground flat. Rig
Topic: Gear review, Roughneck Micro Mattock
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/07/2020 18:16:43   Subject: Gear review, Roughneck Micro Mattock
Found similar wooden handled variant in the bric-a-brac and hardware shop by The Greyhound in Cromford. Excellent tool for picking in confined spaces and no problem with loose handles. Ditto the mini
Topic: Rare Welsh gold hunt
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/05/2020 10:50:58   Subject: Rare Welsh gold hunt
Gold is at highest price for at least 5 years and with Covid on the scene they will all be getting their bucket and spade and chasing dreams for a little while. Like so many resources in sudden demand
Topic: Miners Tools.
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Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 23/04/2020 10:25:26   Subject: Miners Tools.
The only mining/quarrying in Rugby is the cement works. My own suspicion is, as you suggest, is that the pick is railway related. The handle it came with was an improvised very battered piece of ash
Topic: Miners Tools.
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Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 22/04/2020 22:06:33   Subject: Miners Tools.
The hammer head is so mushroomed and the claw so curled that I don't think any steel was ever involved. My feeling is that it was made from recycled iron in the days when that was common practice and
Topic: Miners Tools.
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Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 22/04/2020 11:46:29   Subject: Miners Tools.
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Thanks to Sinker and my Son-in-law I've uploaded photos of recent acquisitions. The picks from a local charity shop and the hammer from an o
Topic: Miners Tools.
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Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 19/04/2020 16:51:43   Subject: Miners Tools.
Need help. How do I add photos to new or old topics have one to start with with this topic,? OK there is the image tab above but how do I use it? Indeed how do I add new pics to the gallery. Sorry to
Topic: Nuggets!
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/03/2020 21:59:54   Subject: Nuggets!
How strange will we get? Thinking of opening the wooden floor and going down under. Last time I found rusty nails, discarded wire and an empty 1950's Woodbine packet. Not quite mining artefacts but th
Topic: Mining term: jem crow
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/03/2020 21:41:10   Subject: Mining term: jem crow
Jem Crow? Jim Crow a device for bending rails to fit curved railway track ? I've also heard of a Jim Crow hat whatever that looks like - what is the origin, or is it a case of who was Jim Crow?
Topic: Cornish Tin on Talking Pictures T.V. channel
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/11/2019 13:23:19   Subject: Cornish Tin on Talking Pictures T.V. channel
Being confined to barracks noticed a programme "Pewter" today on said channel. 1930's/50's archive film of ?East Pool mine in action. Has been on T.V. a few years back but new to me.
Topic: Mine at 069 682
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/11/2019 23:07:40   Subject: Mine at 069 682
Sorry folks yes SK 069 682. Mortar shells would account for bomb disposal teams seen in past times.
Topic: Mine at 069 682
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/11/2019 17:07:37   Subject: Mine at 069 682
Does anyone have any information on a mine with 3 shafts marked on the O/S 2 1/2" map. Geological survey shows two short veins. Also there appear to be what seems to be swallows just south of Greensid
Topic: Slate in Pembrokeshire
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Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 07/10/2014 20:19:33   Subject: Slate in Pembrokeshire
Hi folks I'm new to this. Can you advise where there are slate quarries/mines worth a visit in Pembrokeshire. There seem to be very few in the lists. Thanks
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