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Posts by Tezarchaeon

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Topic: Paul Deakin RIP
Tezarchaeon

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/09/2014 22:04:01   Subject: Paul Deakin RIP
Sad to hear that. I hope something can be done to digitise his archives. He had some fantastic unpublished photographs of the Cornish modern mines from the 80s.
Topic: Geoffrey Ordish
Tezarchaeon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/08/2014 01:18:35   Subject: Geoffrey Ordish
This gallery is a treat to look through, some very rare sights and all in stunningly high quality. I always feel a tinge of jealousy that I never got the chance to see the Cornish mining landscape bef
Topic: New Cooks Kitchen Headgear to be Restored
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/09/2013 10:46:17   Subject: New Cooks Kitchen Headgear to be Restored
I can see the colour much easier in that. From where I was looking it looked very dark compared to the photo.

Any idea on whether or not the cage guides etc... are still in place?
Topic: New Cooks Kitchen Headgear to be Restored
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/09/2013 15:36:12   Subject: New Cooks Kitchen Headgear to be Restored
I understand that it looks nice and all, but it's a shame to have it so mismatched with Robinson's headframe in colour. I was expecting they would have used the same finish on it as they did with Robi
Topic: New Cooks Kitchen Headgear to be Restored
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/09/2013 13:26:51   Subject: New Cooks Kitchen Headgear to be Restored
So... Has anyone else noticed yet?

They only went and painted the whole bloody thing black!
Topic: New Cooks Kitchen Headgear to be Restored
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/04/2013 15:11:10   Subject: New Cooks Kitchen Headgear to be Restored
Here is the first view of NCK headframe without the top section. I cannot believe I missed the lowering of the top section by about 10 minutes. The crane was going down just as I got there. I hope som
Topic: Mount Wellington min. proc. plant
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/12/2012 23:37:03   Subject: Mount Wellington min. proc. plant
Kensa have just lost a big contract and laid of several members of staff, looks like things are getting pretty tight up there!
Topic: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
Tezarchaeon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/10/2012 14:17:15   Subject: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
I recall that the photograph of Dunkin's Garden shaft being capped in Mr. Buckley's Dolcoath book showed a small tunnel leading off the shaft at a similar depth to the tunnel described in this thread.
Topic: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
Tezarchaeon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/10/2012 20:53:33   Subject: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
This is why it is much better to leave a shaft as a shaft and not try and turn it into a park! Grilling and walling is much better than trying to sweep shafts under a green carpet.
Topic: South Crofty
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/08/2012 00:40:23   Subject: South Crofty
My grandmother has good memories of the Italians walking down the road past the Railway Inn singing on their way to begin the night shift at Crofty/East Pool.
Topic: Wheal Jane - The Final Years
Tezarchaeon

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 13/08/2012 22:22:58   Subject: Wheal Jane - The Final Years
I got this today. Great set of photos, but a shame there wasn't much in the line of Mount Wellington/Wheal Maid, they certainly could have extended the book with more photos. Still, well worth a purch
Topic: Wheal Maid
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/07/2012 21:28:12   Subject: Wheal Maid
What's the entrance looking like these days? I went looking for it recently and there seemed to be a whole tonne of weeds and trees there. I know it was bulldozed shut, but just curious if there is an
Topic: Heartlands Project
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/06/2012 00:12:19   Subject: Heartlands Project
For £35,000,000 they could have started up a new mine somewhere and actually made some money for the county...

Every time a project like this comes up, it's like seeing vampires go mad for
Topic: Heartlands Project
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/04/2012 16:11:14   Subject: Heartlands Project
Charging for the parking is ridiculous.

If they can afford to have a plane flying around all day with a banner saying 'Heartlands Open!' then they sure as hell can afford to give people fr
Topic: Ordish Book again - statement from Tony Clarke
Tezarchaeon

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 02/11/2011 16:24:49   Subject: Ordish Book again - statement from Tony Clarke
I can see the slight quality issues that the author is displeased with, but this doesn't detract from the importance of the book for me. The pictures are still fantastic and a very nice addition to my
Topic: Mine Bells
Tezarchaeon

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 24/10/2011 12:50:51   Subject: Mine Bells
You can clearly see the housing for a bell on the roof of the old sampling house in front of the count house at Levant mine on page 39 of the new H.G. Ordish book.
Topic: Devon and Cornwall industrial sites at Risk
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/10/2011 14:24:10   Subject: Devon and Cornwall industrial sites at Risk
If anywhere needs a little help with stabilisation then it's the Wheal Busy/Killifreth area. It won't be long now before the Killifreth stamps house and the nearby stack get even worse than they alrea
Topic: New Book - Killifreth Mine And Early Mining At Chacewater
Tezarchaeon

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 19/10/2011 14:14:42   Subject: New Book - Killifreth Mine And Early Mining At Chacewater
[quote="stuey"]
I'd like to see a reprint of "The Great County Adit" by Buckley as I know several people looking for copies and my copy is a collection of pages.[/quote]

Agreed.
Topic: Latest South Crofty News
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/07/2011 22:42:19   Subject: Latest South Crofty News
It's a shame they didn't replace it really... as it gives the impression to mining-newbies that the cage just hung around in the air!
Topic: Latest South Crofty News
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/07/2011 14:28:40   Subject: Latest South Crofty News
So... I was in Tesco car park earlier and noticed that Robinsons headframe was mostly uncovered now.... but that wasn't all that I noticed.

They've only gone and removed the bloody skip gu
Topic: A Question for Those in Cornwall (and a few other places)
Tezarchaeon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/07/2011 15:55:04   Subject: A Question for Those in Cornwall (and a few other places)
This image comparison best describes what World Heritage status does to irreplaceable original features.

Then:

[img]http://viewfinder.english-heritage.org.uk/gallery/450/NMR/NMR_
Topic: Wheal Concord
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/07/2011 13:30:33   Subject: Wheal Concord
Stopped by there today to have a peer at the site through the gate. Looking much better than the last time I was up there last year. Very glad to see it getting the attention it deserves.
Topic: Wheal Concord
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/07/2011 23:13:15   Subject: Wheal Concord
I'd love to be there to see it. That headframe has certainly had an eventful life. She's sat on more shafts than a Camborne floozie.
Topic: Wheal Concord
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/07/2011 10:03:09   Subject: Wheal Concord
The sound of this is all pretty worrying.

What's to say that the headgear won't collapse under the stress of it's own weight when lifted by the crane?
Topic: Wheal Concord
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/06/2011 00:07:46   Subject: Wheal Concord
I just uploaded a few of my old photos of the site from 2007 and 2005.

You'll find that there isn't much to see down the shaft due to the high water level. There was a long discussion on th
Topic: Wheal Concord
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/06/2011 23:49:28   Subject: Wheal Concord
I'm only up the road from the site and can easily get there if you guys decide to start work on restoring the site. I'd gladly lend a hand. I'm sure some others on here would too.

After wh
Topic: Wheal Concord
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/06/2011 23:34:20   Subject: Wheal Concord
I'd be happy to help in any way I could. I'd love to see the headgear stay in it's historic place. It's a damn shame that those idiots who last had the site decided to cut the cage loose and let it dr
Topic: Latest South Crofty News
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/06/2011 14:29:53   Subject: Latest South Crofty News
[quote="Dolcoathguy"]After all the negative rumblings, Heartlands are looking for volunteers to bring the "mine engine" back to service.
[/quote]

I'd do it... If they were paying!
Topic: Latest South Crofty News
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/05/2011 00:38:40   Subject: Latest South Crofty News
Don't worry, there will be plenty of interpretation buildings set up to show you what the original features were like.

I hear a regular rotation of Pool's finest ladies will be hanging arou
Topic: Latest South Crofty News
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/05/2011 23:29:13   Subject: Latest South Crofty News
If these images don't depress you then I don't know what will. They've essentially gutted everything but the winding house and engine house. Not to mention the other buildings that they just went and
Topic: What is the mine?
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/04/2011 14:34:13   Subject: What is the mine?
I actually remember them doing some filming down near Unity Wood, back when they used to have the bright little arrows with the show's name on it directing crew to the site.
Topic: South Crofty Latest
Tezarchaeon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/04/2011 02:39:27   Subject: South Crofty Latest
[quote="derrickman"][quote="spitfire"][quote="derrickman"]the road closure had me baffled, bearing in mind I haven't actually seen that view since the late 1970s..
[/quote]

There is no
Topic: Clipstone Colliery Mansfield - Demolition Threat
Tezarchaeon

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/02/2011 12:07:22   Subject: Clipstone Colliery Mansfield - Demolition Threat
I fail to understand why the local residents would want to let the best landmark feature in their town to be eradicated! Those headframes are absolutely iconic!
Topic: Indium at South Crofty
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/02/2011 01:51:20   Subject: Indium at South Crofty
I still don't understand why there isnt more prospecting going on around the rest of the county at the moment. It's as if people are waiting to see if Crofty start production before they try their own
Topic: Dolcoath and C&M Powder Co.Ltd
Tezarchaeon

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 25/01/2011 18:01:41   Subject: Dolcoath and C&M Powder Co.Ltd
Where will your book be available from? Sounds like it will be a worthy purchase!
Topic: sHAFT cAPPING
Tezarchaeon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/01/2011 14:22:32   Subject: sHAFT cAPPING
[quote="RichardLevett"]Is this the one? [url]http://www.aditnow.co.uk/album/DROSKYN-Mine-User-Album/[/url].
As it seems fairly well gated already if so, and if not it seems fairly strange to go t
Topic: Weather damage /Cornish Engine houses
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/01/2011 18:21:42   Subject: Weather damage /Cornish Engine houses
A large chunk of the engine house at Hakes shaft, Killifreth, has popped out of the side of the building!
Topic: Treweeks shaft (Geevor)
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/11/2010 00:35:12   Subject: Treweeks shaft (Geevor)
I guess they may have planned a similar kind of operation to the Victory shaft incline via Allen's shaft, bypassing the need for extensive horizontal tunneling through 'knacked' workings and going str
Topic: Miners trapped in Chile
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South America   Posted: 14/10/2010 11:34:09   Subject: Miners trapped in Chile
[quote="RichardLevett"]I wonder what the miner who had his wife and girlfriend waiting for him was thinking as he was winched up the shaft?[/quote]

"Celebratory three way for me tonight!"
Topic: Miners trapped in Chile
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South America   Posted: 13/10/2010 15:57:04   Subject: Miners trapped in Chile
At the most I would expect to see him give a timid handshake followed by a wipe down with a handkerchief.
Topic: Miners trapped in Chile
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South America   Posted: 13/10/2010 15:09:10   Subject: Miners trapped in Chile
13th up now.

I've been very impressed by the behaviour of Sebastián Piñera the President of Chile. His personal greetings for many of the miners seemed very humble and they haven't seemed f
Topic: Miners trapped in Chile
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South America   Posted: 13/10/2010 03:43:10   Subject: Miners trapped in Chile
Watching the live feed right now, the pod has finally reached the miners and the mine tech expert has greeted the men. It's a great thing to see, one of those moments that bring a smile to your face f
Topic: Solar power farm at Wheal Jane
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/10/2010 22:46:38   Subject: Solar power farm at Wheal Jane
I think I'd prefer them to just leave the tailings dam there to be honest... what a load of rubbish.
Topic: North Roskear Headgear
Tezarchaeon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/09/2010 20:05:51   Subject: North Roskear Headgear
So has the Roskear headgear actually been properly scrapped or has it been taken appart for storage and re-use later?
Topic: North Roskear Headgear
Tezarchaeon

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/09/2010 11:34:40   Subject: North Roskear Headgear
I had a feeling this would happen soon. Did they actually totally cut it up and scrap it or did they take it appart and store it away? Would be a shame for it to be scrapped completely and not get som
Topic: dear oh dear oh dear...
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/09/2010 11:27:29   Subject: dear oh dear oh dear...
[quote="Dolcoathguy"]
I just hope all the cuts do not mean Educational trips to places like Geevor, East Pool and Wheal Martyn are cut back.[/quote]

Well when I was still in school in
Topic: dear oh dear oh dear...
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/09/2010 01:57:04   Subject: dear oh dear oh dear...
I remember the Cornish coal miner's strikes very well, terrible times, I still find it hard to believe that the government forced the local councils to erase all trace of the great Camborne coalfields
Topic: Tragic accident - Adit, Perranporth
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/08/2010 15:19:24   Subject: Tragic accident - Adit, Perranporth
[quote="stuey"]
Also, were the SS pictures of Wheal Sterran, which is below Porthtowan?[/quote]

I got mixed up, it was another user called Pat who's photos I was thinking of:

Topic: Tragic accident - Adit, Perranporth
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/08/2010 14:24:39   Subject: Tragic accident - Adit, Perranporth
I've seen photos from Sharron Schwartz and some of her gang in there, looks quite interesting actually.

It would be a shame to have the access blocked off, a gate would be better. hey gated
Topic: Camborne Shaft - Wheal Busy
Tezarchaeon

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/07/2010 05:34:44   Subject: Camborne Shaft - Wheal Busy
Me creating this thread was in no means an attempt to encourage people to go into bad air, it was just a heads up for anyone who had an interest in this particular area of mines down in Cornwall.
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