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Posts by Nicho

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Topic: Any imformation on mines in Landulph/Cargreen and Saltash area?
Nicho

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/10/2019 20:12:02   Subject: Any imformation on mines in Landulph/Cargreen and Saltash area?
Hola, Prince.

Any clues as to the 'old main-road'? Saltash maybe?
Topic: United Downs Deep Geothermal Project
Nicho

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/10/2019 11:58:03   Subject: United Downs Deep Geothermal Project
Ah, ok. I've only ever come across it describing clay-filled lenses or pockets, either referred to as 'fluccan' or 'a fluccan', depending, I suppose, on how large. Sometimes called 'floocan'? Excellen
Topic: United Downs Deep Geothermal Project
Nicho

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/09/2019 14:22:41   Subject: United Downs Deep Geothermal Project
Actually, they have mentioned it, quietly of course, as they have a system of monitors set up to monitor any minor seismic activity.
Topic: United Downs Deep Geothermal Project
Nicho

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/09/2019 14:19:20   Subject: United Downs Deep Geothermal Project
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 not necessarily,
Topic: Wheal Sophia Copper Mine (mine)
Nicho

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/02/2019 21:02:58   Subject: Wheal Sophia Copper Mine (mine)
Roy Morton and Roy Fellows may be correct in identifying a 'Wheal Sophia' in 'Botus Fleming' parish, however (a) they identify it as a copper mine, and (b) their map identifies it not in 'Botus Flemin
Topic: Anything interesting around Dartmoor?
Nicho

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/11/2018 22:03:58   Subject: Anything interesting around Dartmoor?
Druids: In c1996 the remains of the pump rod were still visible leaning and poking up out of the water-filled shaft. Pity someone couldn't have rescued the top section for preservation! Too much for l
Topic: Any imformation on mines in Landulph/Cargreen and Saltash area?
Nicho

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/06/2018 11:26:52   Subject: Any imformation on mines in Landulph/Cargreen and Saltash area?
Hello Portreath Prince; that's interesting. Which part of the 'old main road' do you mean?
Topic: Any imformation on mines in Landulph/Cargreen and Saltash area?
Nicho

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/06/2018 22:40:47   Subject: Any imformation on mines in Landulph/Cargreen and Saltash area?
Your 'strange' tunnel by the Tamar, if it's close to Landulph, is probably the adit of the short-lived "West Tamar Silver-Lead Mine", 1851-ish. It never took off, other than the approx 50m adit.
Topic: Luskey Mixed Mine
Nicho

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/07/2017 16:49:57   Subject: Luskey Mixed Mine
I explored Luskey c1980. At that time,about half-way in there was considerable blue-green secondary copper deposition.
Topic: Devon Great Consols Copper Mine (mine)
Nicho

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/07/2017 16:34:58   Subject: Devon Great Consols Copper Mine (mine)
There's probably a million comments on this already, however here's my two penn'orth: Ref the 'reference' book ....Err, is the 'Taymar Valley' bit a typo, or did Mr Richardson get it wrong, or have I
Topic: Good news for Cornwall?
Nicho

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/04/2016 23:27:26   Subject: Good news for Cornwall?
Ah yes, Roy, good old Tehidy Minerals!! I wondered if that name would ever surface again!!
Topic: Good news for Cornwall?
Nicho

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/04/2016 23:26:38   Subject: Good news for Cornwall?
Ah yes, Roy, good old Tehidy Minerals!! I wondered if that name would ever surface again!!
Topic: Coombe Martin
Nicho

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/04/2016 22:39:14   Subject: Coombe Martin
Well, if you know Plymouth you'll also know that Drakes Island has lived on a shoe-string for years - several things have been tried without much success. It's too small for a visitor-centre and if pe
Topic: Crinnis mine
Nicho

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/02/2016 17:57:13   Subject: Crinnis mine

Lozz.[/quote]
..... 'twas around 90 f + up in the stope, hey ho :)

Yes, Can sympathise - I worked on site investigation/preparation of the supermarket site at East Pool around 19
Topic: Crinnis mine
Nicho

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/02/2016 14:14:12   Subject: Crinnis mine
With or without front seat?
Topic: Crinnis mine
Nicho

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/02/2016 14:03:45   Subject: Crinnis mine
[quote="Graigfawr"] After all, I once saw a pony in the front of a Mini with the passenger seat removed!
[/quote]

Hey Graigfawr what was said pony supposed to sit on?

Anyway
Topic: Crinnis mine
Nicho

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/02/2016 22:07:59   Subject: Crinnis mine (& now County Adit)
Westcountry mines were a bit different from collieries. Shafts were often very small, inclined, crooked, (so horses would look a bit thin on arrival at the bottom if lowered down on a rope) and man-ri
Topic: Crinnis mine
Nicho

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/02/2016 13:51:51   Subject: Crinnis mine
Well, we've moved away from Crinnis, that's for sure!!

But ref your comments about Great County Adit, maybe the info about St Austell/Penzance got a bit scrambled! Certainly put end to end
Topic: Crinnis mine
Nicho

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/01/2016 21:18:22   Subject: Crinnis mine
Ummm, if the question is whether or not there is a mine, or even adit, that extends from Crinnis to Luxulyan - Luxulyan being too far away just to use as a point of reference! - then I suggest.... vir
Topic: Mine near Restormal (castle) ?
Nicho

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/12/2015 22:17:42   Subject: Mine near Restormal (castle) ?
Sorry? No comprendi? You mean it's blocked? ....or doesn't exist??
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