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Topic: Mysterious Tunnel Salcombe Area
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/07/2020 13:24:57   Subject: Mysterious Tunnel Salcombe Area
Iv'e been in this. Interesting climbing down from above as pretty hairy! I believe it was a scam, as nothing was mined and other than some iron lodes nearby, not an area known for copper.
Inside
Topic: That Good ol' Mount'n Dew
devondorset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/05/2020 19:01:47   Subject: That Good ol' Mount'n Dew
Any hairs good when your over 40!;D
Topic: That Good ol' Mount'n Dew
devondorset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/05/2020 15:17:17   Subject: That Good ol' Mount'n Dew
I watched that right through, great link, going to send it to my partner who lives in the wilds,(well Chacewater). She plays the banjo and that whole hillbilly thing is something she loves! A lot of t
Topic: West wheal Seton
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/03/2020 23:01:47   Subject: West wheal Seton
Thanks for the info chaps, doesn't seem like ideal bat habitat with no levels. Also looking at Wheals photos it used to be in open country. Now surrounded by crap modern housing!.
Stuey I think
Topic: West wheal Seton
devondorset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/03/2020 20:35:07   Subject: West wheal Seton
I had to fix a machine on a site next to the A30 tonight and noticed in the the middle of the site a large grilled shaft, quick check shows this to be Hiddersley shaft, anyone dropped it or know if an
Topic: Speedwell mine
devondorset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/11/2019 22:06:30   Subject: Speedwell mine
Thanks for the reply chaps, it sounds like the wet ochre filled hell hole a lot of people I know love. Perfect for a Saturday trip. On the same walk we also found a hole that was topped with old catt
Topic: Speedwell mine
devondorset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/11/2019 22:30:18   Subject: Speedwell mine
Whilst walking near Prussia cove at the weekend, we passed the above mine, I have previously found an adit thats open directly below the coastpath, but also found a gunnis or collapsed stope on the to
Topic: Levant - New Health and Safety from National Trust
devondorset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/05/2018 23:36:25   Subject: Levant - New Health and Safety from National Trust
Whoops Typo, no charges at Geevor, meant Botallack!
Topic: Levant - New Health and Safety from National Trust
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/04/2018 23:47:42   Subject: Levant - New Health and Safety from National Trust
Although they do a lot of good,it's a business run by middle and upper class people for the same said people. New car parking meters at Geevor and Levant and at places in Purbeck too. I just park else
Topic: Stancombe mine liverton
devondorset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/04/2018 22:49:19   Subject: Stancombe mine liverton
Hi,I live up the road at Green lane,Ilsington. I have done a fair bit of research on the area and Stancombe was a small manganese mine. We also have a small manganese trial on the farm which started i
Topic: Excelsior tunnel
devondorset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/10/2017 22:24:27   Subject: Excelsior tunnel
I should imagine that everyone in the south west who gets underground has visited Excelsior, but what of the other drive that was started on the southern side of the hill? This is mentioned in various
Topic: Tamar Valley & Tavistock
devondorset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/09/2017 10:50:21   Subject: Tamar Valley & Tavistock
Pcg have very little locked,most stuff is open and accessible and nothing to do with them anyway . I'm in pcg,but the club is not very active these days. Also in dcme I which gets out every Thursday e
Topic: Ramsley mine
devondorset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/08/2017 21:26:20   Subject: Ramsley mine
I will have a look soon, nice and ochreous Ive been told and perfect for a Dcme trip! Cheers mate, Tony.
Topic: Ramsley mine
devondorset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/08/2017 22:49:05   Subject: Ramsley mine
Deep adit I believe is in a private garden, the owner of which used to be happy for people to go in. Does anyone have contact details or info of house to visit to gain access?? Please pm if you can he
Topic: Reigate caves open days
devondorset

Forum: Events   Posted: 22/03/2017 21:33:33   Subject: Reigate caves open days
Am i right in thinking some of these were used as rubbish tips in the late 19th century? I seem to remember a friend mentioning getting in one and getting old bottles for his collection, and also some
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
devondorset

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/11/2016 22:00:09   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Hi Roy, been out on a trip for about 4 hours today, i get a little condensation on the:thumbup: glass of my X2000 but it doesn't effect operation, and goes after use. It allows me to take bloody good
Topic: Blackdown Hills area of Devon
devondorset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/09/2016 21:46:58   Subject: Blackdown Hills area of Devon
The whetstone mining is described in Devons non metal mines by Edwards. Obviously the Blackdowns cover S W Somerset too. No other mining I know of. Lots of superstitions about black dogs though!:)
Topic: Wheal Bellan Mixed Mine Cornwall.
devondorset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/09/2016 20:48:07   Subject: Wheal Bellan Mixed Mine Cornwall.
Hi Ian, never remembered your email other than the ogof bit! Send me a pm to remind me, Im home in mid Devon this week if you are anywhere near for an evening trip?? Lots to see. Tig;D
Topic: West Cornwall
devondorset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/06/2016 17:58:38   Subject: West Cornwall
I went to this site years ago before I was into mining history, parked at the engine house with the pond in front, great, then crossed the road. Was not expecting the bloody big hole! there were lots
Topic: Tin mine by Carnglaze Caverns
devondorset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/06/2016 19:47:35   Subject: Tin mine by Carnglaze Caverns
PM sent :)
Topic: West Cornwall
devondorset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/06/2016 17:51:49   Subject: West Cornwall
Thanks for that, Will do some this weekend and go back in a fortnight. Going to dump the car and walk the coastpath and fit as much as possible in. Did Cligga with DCMEG a few weeks back,good fun. Jus
Topic: West Cornwall
devondorset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/06/2016 23:16:33   Subject: West Cornwall
Cheers guys, can do all those easily,will get me map out!:thumbsup:
Topic: West Cornwall
devondorset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/06/2016 21:51:50   Subject: West Cornwall
I am crossing the great divide this weekend from Devon to Cornwall,going to re visit Truro museum for the minerals saturday Am, but can anyone suggest some off the beaten track places to look at? Surf
Topic: The Big Dig
devondorset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/06/2016 22:10:22   Subject: The Big Dig
Don't forget the insect repellent! I got eaten alive.:lol:
Topic: Lostwithiel area.
devondorset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/03/2016 21:20:31   Subject: Lostwithiel area.
Got a few days in Lostwithiel over easter, and have a bit of spare time before a hot date(I hope!) on Saturday. Anything close worth a quick look at? Don't need to get underground.
Duke of Cornw
Topic: Box quarry (album)
devondorset

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 12/03/2016 23:08:27   Subject: Box quarry (album)
Ian's a nice guy, couldn't recognise him from his rear end, but his girlfriend has colourful hair and is only 3 ft tall! ;D
Topic: Photo of Ladywell
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/03/2016 20:15:12   Subject: Photo of Ladywell
I have loads to upload, but nearly all mine all did the same so I gave up. Think its the resizing software? I could look at the pics by turning my laptop 90 degrees!!:lol:
Topic: Browns Folly, Square Well Clean Up
devondorset

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 14/02/2016 22:58:59   Subject: Browns Folly, Square Well Clean Up
You left at 12.30, we went in at 1.30! Spent 6 hours in Browns, other than your footprints not a sign of crap anywhere!! Well done. That's the way the caving and mine exploring community can deal with
Topic: Help!
devondorset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/01/2016 22:38:56   Subject: Help!
Cheers Rick too!
Topic: Help!
devondorset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/01/2016 22:36:03   Subject: Help!
Thank you both for taking the time to reply, that,s simple enough, just different than other forums I use. Cheers Tony:thumbsup:
Topic: Help!
devondorset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/01/2016 22:04:58   Subject: Help!
Now you've lost me! what album? Do I have to download files to the site first? Most sites Im on its just a case of write the post and click attachments icon to get to my pc files. Thanks for helping;D
Topic: Help!
devondorset

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/01/2016 20:55:34   Subject: Help!
Just me? How the hell do I add pics to posts? Is there a FAQ section hiding somewhere to save people asking the above? Thanks in advance, Tony;D
Topic: Great wheal busy 90" engine
devondorset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/09/2015 23:01:21   Subject: Great wheal busy 90
Hi chaps.
I had looked at Wikipedia, but as its not always accurate, and didn't say if the 90" engine house was still in existence, I though that asking on a specific mine exploring site might gi
Topic: Great wheal busy 90" engine
devondorset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/09/2015 00:24:51   Subject: Great wheal busy 90
Hi, I'm asking because I bought most of the plans on Ebay, except the ground plan.
I had a quick look when in Redruth working last year, but the engine house and other buildings looked private.<
Topic: Great wheal busy 90" engine
devondorset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/09/2015 19:36:14   Subject: Great wheal busy 90" engine
Hi, can someone confirm that the engine house shown in the albums on here housed the 90" engine fitted circa 1872?
Thanks Tony.
Topic: Mining remains in Perth area?
devondorset

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 15/09/2015 20:23:41   Subject: Mining remains in Perth area?
Unfortunately the rest of the week is booked:( When I can work out how to post some pics it would be nice to identify where I visited though! One of the caves had a couple of fluffy toy white rabbits
Topic: Mining remains in Perth area?
devondorset

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 15/09/2015 19:42:34   Subject: Mining remains in Perth area?
Hi there, thanks so much for all the great information! Visited loch Tay today and mentioned the mines on the south side of the loch to a chap in the crannog center. Got some rough directions and aft
Topic: Mining remains in Perth area?
devondorset

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 12/09/2015 20:00:47   Subject: Mining remains in Perth area?
Hi,I'm on holiday in Scotland and might have a spare day. Any mining remains around to look at? Surface stuff is fine. Cheers Tony.
Topic: Old Gunnislake
devondorset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/09/2015 22:04:31   Subject: Old Gunnislake
Thanks again for the replies chaps
The article I saw is here http://www.dangerouslaboratories.org/rcw3.html
It mentions the Green Jim lode at South Terras. Which it says is Torbernite.
Topic: South Caradon
devondorset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/09/2015 21:42:02   Subject: South Caradon
Thanks chaps for the info, I'm only interested in access to mines with correct permissions in place. Will cross it off my list.
I also like to avoid areas where strange men walk around with ther
Topic: Old Gunnislake
devondorset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/08/2015 11:49:36   Subject: Old Gunnislake
I believe that the end of the stope near the brick lined adit and collapse are radioactive.
I was told by a local chap at a DTRG meet that the uranium ore was apple green? Would this be of simil
Topic: South Caradon
devondorset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/08/2015 11:03:27   Subject: South Caradon
Ok, thanks for the info. Tony.
Topic: South Caradon
devondorset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/08/2015 23:10:14   Subject: South Caradon
Just out of interest, what is the underground access at South Caradon and the other mines in the immediate area(if any)?
Had a great afternoon nosing around yesterday, and saw one grilled hole in
Topic: Riley mine.
devondorset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/07/2015 21:45:00   Subject: Riley mine.
Would be cracking to see a plan, I have been nosing around the Teign and Wray valleys for a little while and info is thin on the ground.
As always any input appreciated.
Regards Tony
Topic: Riley mine.
devondorset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/07/2015 22:52:20   Subject: Riley mine.
Hi T M. That's increased the info I have by a fair bit. Seems like the ore deposits were of similar type to those I found at Scannicliff copse mine, although much smaller in scale. The early working p
Topic: Riley mine.
devondorset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/07/2015 22:59:11   Subject: Riley mine.
Trying to find out about Riley manganese mine near Bovey Tracey, does anyone have any info?? One shaft is still visible as a surface feature on satellite, but no signs of the others or any spoil heaps
Topic: Purbeck quarrs
devondorset

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/05/2015 21:44:50   Subject: Purbeck quarrs
Read it now thanks! ;D
Topic: Purbeck quarrs
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/04/2015 20:49:40   Subject: Purbeck quarrs
Hello Doris,Quarrs are mines where limestone was extracted around Swanage and along the ridge to Kingston,the ball clay comes from the heath around Wareham and Corfe. You will have to visit one day!!C
Topic: Purbeck quarrs
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/03/2015 19:31:40   Subject: Purbeck quarrs
Thank you both for the replies,I will send the chap a message
Best wishes Tony.;D
Topic: Purbeck quarrs
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/03/2015 10:51:16   Subject: Purbeck quarrs
Hi,I am looking to get in contact with someone in Dorset with experience of some of the underground workings in Purbeck. Plenty of experience in caves and mines in Devon,PCG member and own gear. I und
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