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Topic: South Crofty
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/05/2013 18:17:01   Subject: South Crofty
The Crofty water is pretty tame stuff compared to that which will be found by the people pumping out Jane in the future, which at some point they will. (maybe decades and decades away).

It
Topic: South Crofty
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/05/2013 18:17:33   Subject: South Crofty
I'd be interested in knowing that if they do decide to wind things up what money went where.

Scenario A

1. Buy old mining site for cheap. (which happens to be strategically impo
Topic: South Crofty
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/05/2013 17:39:26   Subject: South Crofty
[quote="lozz"]The local BBC Spotlight news report about Crofty didn't sound to promising this afternoon, unless I was dreaming.

Lozz.[/quote]

Did a sum of money get paid for the
Topic: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/05/2013 17:34:28   Subject: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
Let's hope sense prevails.
Topic: south crofty progress
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/05/2013 17:02:20   Subject: south crofty progress
Yep. Interesting.

So, combining that with rainfall data (accurate) it would be possible to estimate the pumping requirements to dewater the original workings inside a number of weather ass
Topic: south crofty progress
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/05/2013 15:41:36   Subject: south crofty progress
I should have looked at the website. It appears to be full of interesting information!

Including this:-

http://www.westernunitedmines.com/assets/documents/News_coverage/Resource_
Topic: south crofty progress
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/05/2013 11:39:06   Subject: south crofty progress
I wonder what is going on at Crofty. There are all sorts of rumours.

I heard they have got pumps on order and they are coming.

I also heard that they have bought a load of big
Topic: Perranporth Mine Workings
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/05/2013 21:26:22   Subject: Perranporth Mine Workings
I've been surfing since I was about 11, all over the coast. Oddly enough, I notice the lack of red flags, even when the conditions are seriously hairy. All beaches are equal.....none get red flagged m
Topic: Perranporth Mine Workings
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/05/2013 17:43:40   Subject: Perranporth Mine Workings
[quote="lozz"][quote="stuey"]The central problem is that the tourists are going to be wandering up to grilles with cut bars on them.

This is a really bad thing and a feature of having gril
Topic: Perranporth Mine Workings
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/05/2013 17:47:05   Subject: Perranporth Mine Workings
The central problem is that the tourists are going to be wandering up to grilles with cut bars on them.

This is a really bad thing and a feature of having grilles in remote places. Geevor
Topic: Perranporth Mine Workings
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/05/2013 18:37:45   Subject: Perranporth Mine Workings
The adits are being surveyed by experts and enthusiasts (professional ones). They will recommend that the interesting ones have access fitted, which is great.

Topic: Perranporth Mine Workings
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/05/2013 17:33:22   Subject: Perranporth Mine Workings
The Wheal Death adit is the only one in the whole area I have not been in.

The reason being there was no way on earth I was free climbing up there.....there was no sand there at the time.
Topic: Perranporth Mine Workings
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/05/2013 17:38:29   Subject: Perranporth Mine Workings
I hope they put the grilles inside the portal, like Geevor adit, so it doesn't change the look of the beach.

If people see a big steel door, they are more likely to come back with some get
Topic: Microbial Coal Conversion
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/05/2013 18:32:13   Subject: Microbial Coal Conversion
The Bovey Deposit is weeny.

It was also worked in part.
Topic: Pumping Costs/Formulae
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/05/2013 07:28:40   Subject: Pumping Costs/Formulae
Interesting stuff. I'm going to work through a few rough calculations when I have a bit of time to draw a few parallels between old steam engines via lean's engine reporter stats and attempt to put a
Topic: Pumping Costs/Formulae
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/05/2013 23:30:28   Subject: Pumping Costs/Formulae
Cheers Lozz, I will do that in due course.

I obviously figure that if you took a mine like Crofty and decided to pump it out to the bottom, (we'll imagine that the pumps are installed at t
Topic: Pumping Costs/Formulae
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/05/2013 20:18:00   Subject: Pumping Costs/Formulae
Lately, I have been pondering the resurgence of Tin Prices and what that means for potential activity in the future.

I have read a fair bit about the estimation of deposits via various met
Topic: Microbial Coal Conversion
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/05/2013 19:58:18   Subject: Microbial Coal Conversion
There are a load of tertiary (sulphide rich) lignites in the Bovey Tracy Basin in S Devon.

They were used for various tasks, including heating by poor people. The snag was that the sulphid
Topic: Horse Whim at East Wheal Agar
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/05/2013 21:43:19   Subject: Horse Whim at East Wheal Agar
The CAU report Minions thing.....forgotten the title now.... has pretty much every piece of information you could want about any of it. Have a look at that....
Topic: Any ideas?
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/05/2013 07:20:49   Subject: Any ideas?
Lozz, I think you are on the money and I think the oil pump diagram sums it up perfectly.
Topic: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/05/2013 00:28:18   Subject: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
Most certainly not. Neither is Whiteworks, which was also obliterated.
Topic: Poldark
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/05/2013 19:38:41   Subject: Poldark
They are planning to use Seal Hole cave at Snagnes?!

Someone has clearly not done sufficient background reading. I know a couple of people who have been in there and absolutely shat themsel
Topic: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/05/2013 19:33:48   Subject: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
I've been on the case to everyone repeatedly and for a long time.

It's a very interesting mine and one which we've barely scratched. It would be a great shame to see it plugged, but that's
Topic: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/05/2013 07:36:36   Subject: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
If it had "diversity" in the title, or there were a minority group which could take offense, they would probably have a 500 page method statement about it.

It's basically an old mine site
Topic: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/05/2013 22:12:13   Subject: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
The bat people have been contacted, they contacted the police, so have the environment agency, I knew someone who was high up in planning, he had a word, the ecological woman did, every possible angle
Topic: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/05/2013 18:31:59   Subject: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
We already did this. Lots of people made a fuss, key people in planning raised the issue. One (the environment lady is no longer employed by them) and everything has fallen on deaf ears. The shafts ha
Topic: Cornish Engine Houses
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/05/2013 18:27:09   Subject: Cornish Engine Houses
The CSL has about 40ft of CAU booklets/publications.

Among the most interesting are the shaft capping documents relating to the 1990 onwards capping programs. Sadly, operation Minecap whic
Topic: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/05/2013 07:39:54   Subject: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
Some interesting non-developments up here.

1. The railway track was "on the move" a few months ago.

2. They have completed the repointing of the whim house/stack remains. Howev
Topic: Cornish Engine Houses
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/05/2013 07:35:34   Subject: Cornish Engine Houses
Since they are publicly funded, I'd like to see all the CAU material put online as PDF files.

Having to go and ask to go "out the back" at the studies library is a bit excessive.

Topic: Cornish Engine Houses
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/05/2013 20:42:30   Subject: Cornish Engine Houses
There are many more than you think, and many more than people like Ham Jenks recorded.

We were poking around Par Consols the other day and found some pretty impressive ruins of a pumping e
Topic: PENBERTHY CROFTS User Album (album)
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/05/2013 21:45:05   Subject: PENBERTHY CROFTS User Album (album)
Looks about the same as it does now. Thanks for the link.
Topic: PENBERTHY CROFTS User Album (album)
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/05/2013 10:42:23   Subject: PENBERTHY CROFTS User Album (album)
I can see the page which says "no image available" although it is in their catalogue. Odd.
Topic: SRT Courses
stuey

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 04/05/2013 19:55:14   Subject: SRT Courses
I was trained proper caving SRT in my local caving club. I hang out with guys who do proper rescue and use "proper" rope technique (multiple ropes, industrial equipment, etc) and I have developed my o
Topic: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/05/2013 19:50:42   Subject: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
Yep, 4 new ones last week. People get upset if you talk about it on the internet. Besides, politics is very interesting. I think we in what will be a very interesting part of history. People will paw
Topic: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/05/2013 17:30:28   Subject: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
It's not about socialism vs capitalism anymore. The red/blue/yellow ties are all in the middle. It's the up-down axis which is of concern. Less government vs More government. They are all fans of huge
Topic: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/05/2013 11:08:34   Subject: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
I know it's exceedingly poor form to mention politics on a public forum, but I am most certainly glad Farage has landed a big, square running kick on the face of the political class.

Let's
Topic: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/05/2013 23:42:58   Subject: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
Roland, I disagree that the miner's side of things is obsolete. I do argue that the surfer's point of view is ignorant in the context of the current economic reality.

We are living in a wo
Topic: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/05/2013 07:14:12   Subject: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
There would be enough money to put all the fish in harrods fishbowls in the Penventon for the duration!

Topic: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/05/2013 07:14:11   Subject: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
There would be enough money to put all the fish in harrods fishbowls in the Penventon for the duration!

Topic: Long time coming Uk Coal
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/05/2013 00:46:28   Subject: Long time coming Uk Coal
The whole EU phenomena is unsustainable. Either we will drift into a full scale EUSSR, or get out. There is no "continue as we are" option. With the lack of sustainable and effective energy and the li
Topic: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/05/2013 00:13:40   Subject: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
Roland, I like your appeal to authority with your "scientific" word use.

Roy has an interesting old document regarding a feasibility study done a long time ago with a similar deposit. It i
Topic: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/05/2013 21:22:43   Subject: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
Peter, I don't want to wade into it in too much depth, because I work with people and work with "stuff" to do with some of the projects and everyone really knows everyone.

It is a very int
Topic: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/05/2013 18:41:54   Subject: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
YAP: Yoghurtweavers Against Progress.

I don't think wavesliding has anything to do with it anymore.
Topic: Porthtowan is very dangerous.
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/04/2013 20:56:46   Subject: Porthtowan is very dangerous.
My comment is that before embarking upon the thin end of the wedge, they ought to see how fat the wedge is at the other end.

Certain adits need a "This is bloody dangerous" sign, perhaps a
Topic: Porthtowan is very dangerous.
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/04/2013 19:25:02   Subject: Porthtowan is very dangerous.
Keep your children and dogs on leads.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4Bygv35DcY&feature=youtu.be

Discuss.
Topic: Trewellard Mine
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/04/2013 18:41:13   Subject: Trewellard Mine
Boscaswell Mine? I think I know where you are roughly.

The remains in that triangle of ground.
Topic: New Cooks Kitchen Headgear to be Restored
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/04/2013 15:20:23   Subject: New Cooks Kitchen Headgear to be Restored
I have heard from several mining professionals that there is a "hole" in mining staff with a big gap between people qualifying between the mid 80s and the late 00s. Many people are reaching retirement
Topic: New Cooks Kitchen Headgear to be Restored
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/04/2013 18:31:22   Subject: New Cooks Kitchen Headgear to be Restored
I was shocked when I saw the amount of scaffold.

Anyone would think that some of the "stakeholders" had a private interest in the scaffolding firm!

I think it's an exceedingly
Topic: Historical O2 Levels in Mines
stuey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/04/2013 12:45:22   Subject: Historical O2 Levels in Mines
There was a report with the title (similar to) "An investigation into the working conditions of British Mines" in 1864. The data is in an appendix (fat book) in the back of the Cornwall Studies Librar
Topic: West Fowey Consols, Engine Details
stuey

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/04/2013 17:31:08   Subject: West Fowey Consols, Engine Details
Fascinating stuff that website.

Shame it's an irritating multi frame thing, rather than a spreadsheet.
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