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Posts by The Fresh Prince of Portreath

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Topic: Mines to explore
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/04/2020 10:02:44   Subject: Mines to explore
I'll send you a PM.
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/03/2020 16:10:45   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
I turned up to Killifreth carpark one time, which is the home of Chacewater doggers.

We came back from the trip to our cars to witness a lady with her legs sticking out of an open car door
Topic: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2020 21:49:12   Subject: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="D.Send"]Hi,
Which dam are you referring to ?

During the rediscovery of deep adit level in 1971, there was a dam below a shaft, because of muck having fallen
Topic: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/03/2020 21:13:10   Subject: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
The dam in the adit Rick. How much of a dam is it? Is it something we can take out with a breaker and a load of time? With some old layflat an air "sucker" could run off the overflow.

My d
Topic: West wheal Seton
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/03/2020 22:32:20   Subject: West wheal Seton
I'd have to look at the plans. There are several access points. No 5 adit shaft, daylight shaft (IIRC). Hidderley's got a bat castle. The nearest other ones are New Roskear. Then Maynes. Everything el
Topic: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/03/2020 11:56:49   Subject: Places to stay and eat at, near mines, that you would hate to lose in the current apocalypse.
I've had a word with some people I know involved in developing/estate agents/etc.

It has just stopped. Property market stopped, plus massive load of businesses going bust. This is going to
Topic: West wheal Seton
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/03/2020 11:03:00   Subject: West wheal Seton
To water. I think there's a stub off it above water. Flash batcastle for a shaft which should have been plugged.

There's a nearby one which goes into dolcoath adit (laddered).
Topic: Another "collapse"
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/03/2020 19:30:18   Subject: Another
CA going quadruple mental capping a shaft.

They really do go absolutely full retard over it. Anyone would think the associated staff were getting paid a % of the job.
Topic: surplus books - job lots
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 08/03/2020 11:29:47   Subject: surplus books - job lots
******.

If you get another copy of International Minieral Processing Congress 19650 - Application of Flotation in the Clean up of Gravity Tin Concentrates - F B Mitchell, give me a shout
Topic: surplus books - job lots
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 07/03/2020 20:05:26   Subject: surplus books - job lots
Job lot 3 sounds interesting.
Topic: Coal, illegal
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/03/2020 00:29:36   Subject: Coal, illegal
Surely this is just a pre-bollocks nonsense in order to be appeasing Greta
Topic: Hang out in Cornwall?
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/02/2020 18:59:43   Subject: Hang out in Cornwall?
I'm flat out with work at the minute, but some of the chaps are out and about.

It's an epic place with loads of holes and lots of things on.

If you haven't been here lots befor
Topic: Video Explore : Crawling Through The Shale : A Brownley Hill Adventure
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/02/2020 15:56:18   Subject: Video Explore : Crawling Through The Shale : A Brownley Hill Adventure
Join a caving club. Listen to what the access officer has to say.

DO WHAT YOU ARE TOLD :D
Topic: Subsidence: Books wanted.
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/02/2020 21:07:18   Subject: Subsidence: Books wanted.
Brilliant, thanks. At least I know whether to get a copy or not.

BTW, I have all sorts of stuff on my shelves if anyone wants anything.

S
Topic: Subsidence: Books wanted.
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/02/2020 20:25:03   Subject: Subsidence: Books wanted.
Folks, I've got a couple of "can't find them" books and getting them will complete my library.

Subsidence Engineers Handbook - NCB

SP32: Construction over abandoned mine working
Topic: Great County Adit
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 21/01/2020 23:13:40   Subject: Great County Adit
If it's the one I can see, it's nothing I've seen in person or in a book.

Abroad or up north, I reckon.
Topic: Geevor Adit (3rd level).
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/01/2020 15:49:39   Subject: Geevor Adit (3rd level).
Many years ago, before the adit was locked up very securely, we went for a massive wander in here aided by a so-so plan of the workings. Several years ago, we went back in and couldn't find about 3 or
Topic: South Crofty - current situation?
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/01/2020 22:11:21   Subject: South Crofty - current situation?
[quote="John Lawson"]Interestingly they are allegedly going to try and drill above the water table and hence do not have to pump the mine dry!
Although apparently they have permission to do that!
Topic: South Crofty - current situation?
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/01/2020 20:09:30   Subject: South Crofty - current situation?
[quote="waggy"]Just seen an update Strongbow are raising another $2 mil by private placement for more drilling at Crofty (always room for more!) and working capital[/quote]

I bet you all a
Topic: South Crofty - current situation?
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/01/2020 20:57:26   Subject: South Crofty - current situation?
Quite apt Roy.

I do find all of this quite maddening and humour is a good antidote to rage.

The only things worthy of a trial in Cornwall are United Downs Geothermal and Redmoo
Topic: South Crofty - current situation?
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/01/2020 16:46:02   Subject: South Crofty - current situation?
[quote="derrick man"]Tbh, in an area as small, and as thoroughly picked over as West Cornwall, I’d rate the chances of finding viable deposits which can be worked by historically used techniques as ro
Topic: South Crofty - current situation?
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/01/2020 08:42:18   Subject: South Crofty - current situation?
IIRC, there is a load of tin around that area (Treliver) but the rock is pretty much the hardest thing known to man (calc flintas/skarn)
Topic: Granite Quarries and Mines
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/01/2020 01:01:14   Subject: Granite Quarries and Mines
RIP Ali Neill.

Topic: Underground Mines and Caverns
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 13/01/2020 09:53:09   Subject: Underground Mines and Caverns
Google RAF Fauld.

It has been sealed up now, but access could be restored. It is all still there in perfect condition. I don't know what it could be used for, but it's the first billion or
Topic: South Crofty - current situation?
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/01/2020 17:08:59   Subject: South Crofty - current situation?
Redmoor is brilliant and worth watching. At least Hemerdon did some work. United Downs Geothermal is great as well.

C Lithium and Crofty are just funding hoovers.

Topic: South Crofty - current situation?
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/01/2020 10:12:05   Subject: South Crofty - current situation?
I went to a talk by the Redmoor lot a while ago. The chap was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, passionate, knew exactly what he was doing, how to communicate it, we were right there with him. It was very
Topic: Speedwell mine
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/11/2019 19:36:29   Subject: Speedwell mine
There are some good adits in the area. Speedwell adit is nasty nasty nasty but gets into some stuff. The one you're talking about is a leat which fed an underground waterwheel chamber (just below the
Topic: Halkyn District United Mines
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/10/2019 13:30:08   Subject: Halkyn District United Mines
From what I gather, there was a biblical amount of tw@erry about access, caving clubs, people getting all legal on behalf of others, etc. It was disappointing to see that the politics branch of caving
Topic: Halkyn District United Mines
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/10/2019 19:10:37   Subject: Halkyn District United Mines
Is the video (currently unavailable) the through trip carried out by a set of blokes from a pub, punctured boats, etc.

If it was, it is hands down the most awesome thing I've seen on the i
Topic: Mines in St Austell district, Cornwall
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 18/10/2019 08:21:22   Subject: Mines in St Austell district, Cornwall
Henderson Bull, Mount Edgecumbe, Coodes and French, Carlyon.

The MRO ones (mining records office) plans are usually the first port of call.

When you search the catalogue, you'l
Topic: Website advice
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/10/2019 16:23:23   Subject: Website advice
Talk to Tom (my other half) [PCG]
Topic: Denys Bradford Barton
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/10/2019 13:10:34   Subject: Denys Bradford Barton
[quote="Tamarmole"]I have problems with D.B Barton's work. His "Cornish Beam Engine" being a case in point. Having tried to follow up some of his research on Newcomen engines I can only conclude tha
Topic: Mines in St Austell district, Cornwall
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 08/10/2019 22:12:27   Subject: Mines in St Austell district, Cornwall
Setting foot in the record office was the most significant step forward I've made understanding this stuff.

Brilliant staff, amazing archive. Use the online catalogue, which is probably no
Topic: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/10/2019 22:08:16   Subject: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
I know "a chap" very well who is able to comment on the knowledge of "someone" involved.

"He hasn't got a clue about any of it"

Oddly enough, he was there when they were last a
Topic: Mines in St Austell district, Cornwall
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 07/10/2019 20:13:24   Subject: Mines in St Austell district, Cornwall
Get yourself in the record office.

There are some very good plans of Polmear in the HB archive. Like really special good.

There are some of the others in the CF and ME archives
Topic: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/10/2019 20:07:49   Subject: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
One of the biggest GIS databases (historic mining/geology) of recent times was done by one weird beard. (My mate's mate).

It's just total overkill.
Topic: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/10/2019 08:35:09   Subject: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
Interestingly, their borehole locations have been made public. They're looking at drilling 3 holes (coring) which oddly enough, are in the right sort of place to intercept the easterly extensions of t
Topic: Any imformation on mines in Landulph/Cargreen and Saltash area?
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/10/2019 19:30:40   Subject: Any imformation on mines in Landulph/Cargreen and Saltash area?
It's on the bend above adit lane. (with adit at the bottom)
Topic: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/10/2019 13:04:42   Subject: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
They are going to (apparently) drill up by Wheal Clifford, which is sort of eastish from United Mines. It is where the deep spring was found which made it into the 19th century literature. Perhaps bec
Topic: Gear review: Camp Turbochest
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 05/10/2019 12:52:29   Subject: Gear review: Camp Turbochest
I've used a turbochest for about 3 years.

I swear by them. Utterly brilliant thing. Makes all of the difference with a foot ascender.

Some of the cheap chinese ones appear to h
Topic: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/10/2019 22:50:37   Subject: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
They've got about 10 geologists.

What are they all doing??!?!?!?!

It's a massive funding exercise.

Anyone who has perused the literature in moderate detail will note
Topic: United Downs Deep Geothermal Project
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/10/2019 22:48:51   Subject: United Downs Deep Geothermal Project
[quote="Nicho"]Are you sure you're using the term 'fluccans' in the right context? My understanding is that 'a fluccan' is a lens of clayey material in the country-rock, often found in the lode but no
Topic: John Williams Tuckingmill Tolgarrick Tim Streamer
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 02/10/2019 22:38:32   Subject: John Williams Tuckingmill Tolgarrick Tim Streamer
Get yourself into the new record office. For a history of the mill and it's staff, look at the Brooke Index, in one of the camborne folders. There may have been some accidents on the site, see "Cornis
Topic: Deep shaft required
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/08/2019 08:18:53   Subject: Deep shaft required
I wonder if I could blag a trip with my work hat on.
Topic: Deep shaft required
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/08/2019 08:15:30   Subject: Deep shaft required
[quote="AR"]Wow - that's an urbexer's wet dream of a place....[/quote]

It's some bloody pitch!
Topic: Deep shaft required
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/08/2019 11:14:04   Subject: Deep shaft required
Billingham Anhydrite Mine?
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 13/08/2019 07:57:23   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I think it's time I had a new RF. Something to melt people with.

Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/08/2019 19:23:18   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Not sure what other people think. I have my old Trigon and a 1500 Scurion.

Whilst the scurion is a great lamp, the spot is too hot. The trigon is absolutely spot on. If you take pics with
Topic: Southwest copper and tin
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 09/08/2019 10:28:28   Subject: Southwest copper and tin
I'd get some chalcopyrite and try and thermite it. See if Cliff has some still and play with it. Tin is quite straightforward
Topic: Miles of rare gold have been discovered
The Fresh Prince of Portreath

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/08/2019 23:33:00   Subject: Miles of rare gold have been discovered
LOTS OF FUNDING REQUIRED.

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