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Topic: The mothballed mine that has poisoned a major Queensland river
carnkie

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/08/2018 13:09:48   Subject: The mothballed mine that has poisoned a major Queensland river
[quote]Pollution from an old northern Queensland mine has turned a creek that feeds a major river into a toxic contamination zone.

Residents around the Walsh River and Jamie Creek, south-we
Topic: Tailings dam spills 3 million gallons.
carnkie

Forum: North America   Posted: 13/08/2015 22:37:28   Subject: Tailings dam spills 3 million gallons.
Don't know whether this is of interest.



EPA Statement on Colorado Data from Gold King Mine Release



[quote]While excavating above the old adit, pressurized
Topic: Which engine house?
carnkie

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/06/2015 16:36:29   Subject: Which engine house?
Ah, thanks for that. Not sure it's worth adding to the album.
Topic: Which engine house?
carnkie

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/06/2015 12:14:56   Subject: Which engine house?
Excuse my ignorance but could one of you kindly supply the name of this engine house. It's about half a mile due north east inland from Crowns. Ta.
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Topic: Chambers at Boskednan
carnkie

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/08/2014 17:38:49   Subject: Chambers at Boskednan
Sorry I should have mentioned it's not necessarily related to mining. The shaft nearby is quite likely a red herring.

He is aware that it's an ancient site as that was the reason he was the
Topic: Chambers at Boskednan
carnkie

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/08/2014 13:32:09   Subject: Chambers at Boskednan
I've had a query from a friend of mine regarding the above.

He visited Boskednan recently and found these two separate chambers, more or less at tight angles to one another. The back wall i
Topic: Another shaft opens up..(Camborne)
carnkie

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/01/2014 16:03:39   Subject: Another shaft opens up..(Camborne)
My previous post was of course incorrect, It refers to the bottom of Tehidy road.

Anyone for a bath.

[link]Personal-Album-272-Image-93074[linkphoto]Personal-Album-272-Image-93074
Topic: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
carnkie

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/01/2014 13:59:42   Subject: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
That's strange.

[quote]Newly released cabinet papers from 1984 reveal mineworkers' union leader Arthur Scargill may have been right to claim there was a "secret hit-list" of more than 70 pi
Topic: Another shaft opens up..(Camborne)
carnkie

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/01/2014 11:35:59   Subject: Another shaft opens up..(Camborne)
Was it not the case that a few years ago a huge hole appeared in the road directly opposite this house. If I remember correctly the house opposite this one was up for sale and that went at auction as
Topic: Storm damage
carnkie

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/01/2014 13:38:51   Subject: Storm damage
I must pop down and see the extent of the damage. The swell last weekend was huge and that combined with the spring tide must have been the final straw.

It's a shame when you consider the h
Topic: The human face of the mining industry
carnkie

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/07/2013 12:24:45   Subject: The human face of the mining industry
Art and heavy industry are rare bedfellows but the Pit Profiles, Re-Profiled exhibition at the Coalbrookdale Gallery in Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire, shows the aesthetic side of the coal mining indust
Topic: After millennia of mining, copper nowhere near 'peak'
carnkie

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 03/07/2013 23:18:45   Subject: After millennia of mining, copper nowhere near 'peak'
New research shows that existing copper resources can sustain increasing world-wide demand for at least a century, meaning social and environmental concerns could be the most important restrictions on
Topic: Is large scale tin mining on the verge of a return in Cornwall?
carnkie

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/02/2013 08:30:59   Subject: Is large scale tin mining on the verge of a return in Cornwall?
The latest I've seen.

[quote]

Reuters poll picks out tin

Thursday, 24 January 2013

The latest six-monthly survey of metals analysts published this week by R
Topic: How to check the weather
carnkie

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/01/2013 22:15:05   Subject: How to check the weather
[quote="Coggy"]In the first instance I always rely on the IPCC predictions, so now I am happily living in the Midlands and enjoying a lovely Mediterranean climate.[/quote]

Obviously you are
Topic: Shetland Mining Company 1904
carnkie

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/12/2012 15:33:28   Subject: Shetland Mining Company 1904
Thanks very much for that extensive info. That will do fine. It's the connection to the James family which is basically of interest.

Malcolm
Topic: Shetland Mining Company 1904
carnkie

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/12/2012 16:49:24   Subject: Shetland Mining Company 1904
Does anyone know anything about this copper venture. I ask because apparently a small group of Cornish miners joined the venture as told in an article in this months Cornwall Family History Society Jo
Topic: New technique offers insight into mining's legacy
carnkie

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/12/2012 15:13:43   Subject: New technique offers insight into mining's legacy
A new surveying technique developed at The University of Nottingham is giving geologists their first detailed picture of how ground movement associated with historical mining is changing the face of o
Topic: Montana Mines
carnkie

Forum: North America   Posted: 10/12/2012 15:59:33   Subject: Montana Mines
I recently tracked down a miner from Treskillard who emigrated and worked for a time in the Tramway mine, Butte, Montana. In looking for some info on the mine I came across this site. Don't know if it
Topic: Mineshaft in Emmerdale...
carnkie

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/11/2012 09:49:12   Subject: Mineshaft in Emmerdale...
[quote]You'll certainly be the only one who'll openly admit to watching Emmerdale... ;)[/quote]

Not quite. I watch it. Some of the story lines over the years have actually been quite good.
Topic: Sigafoos Rotary Tunneler
carnkie

Forum: North America   Posted: 14/11/2012 09:47:18   Subject: Sigafoos Rotary Tunneler
There is not a very good photo here.

[url]http://cdm15330.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15330coll22/id/35391[/url]
Topic: Nebra Disc and Cornish Metals
carnkie

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/09/2012 10:00:54   Subject: Nebra Disc and Cornish Metals
[quote="droid"]

The Great Orme posesses extensive copper workings. Ask yourself, would it have been easier to import tin from Spain or Germany, or source it from Cornwall?

A quic
Topic: Nebra Disc and Cornish Metals
carnkie

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/09/2012 09:27:09   Subject: Nebra Disc and Cornish Metals
[quote="droid"]Sunken BA boats complete with bronze ingots.

Also, it's possible to find the source of the metals using characteristic impurity content. The presence of Irish bronze and gol
Topic: Nebra Disc and Cornish Metals
carnkie

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/09/2012 01:13:28   Subject: Nebra Disc and Cornish Metals
[quote="droid"][quote="angieweekender"]
There was an extensive trade network in the BA that wasn't stopped by quite substantial sea passages.[/quote]

The evidence for that statement?
Topic: Maltby faces closure
carnkie

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/09/2012 12:59:49   Subject: Maltby faces closure
No idea it's a straight quote.
Topic: Kimberly 'Big Hole'
carnkie

Forum: South Africa   Posted: 26/09/2012 08:36:38   Subject: Kimberly 'Big Hole'
Probably the most famous was New Almaden in California. It had a very strong Cornish connection. I was hoping to get some photos recently as a friend of mine was in San Jose for a month but unfortunat
Topic: Maltby faces closure
carnkie

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/09/2012 08:29:29   Subject: Maltby faces closure
Maltby faces closure as toxic gases and water thwart expansion plans

[i]

One of Britain’s last deep coal mines may be closed after its owner said that it had been unable to resol
Topic: Anyone know what this is?
carnkie

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/08/2012 17:13:50   Subject: Anyone know what this is?
[quote="exspelio"]It reminds me of stuff we used to get out of burn't out pit tips, not only red shale, but sometimes harder rocks where caught up in the intense heat, did it come from close by a recl
Topic: Anyone know what this is?
carnkie

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/08/2012 15:51:20   Subject: Anyone know what this is?
[quote="Minegeo"]Looks like jasperoidal silica. Basically chalcedonic quartz with micro-inclusions of iron oxides (both haematite and other gel oxides).[/quote]

Thanks for that, very helpf
Topic: Toughest Place to be a Miner
carnkie

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 22/08/2012 11:38:48   Subject: Toughest Place to be a Miner
It's difficult to believe that conditions at the Marikana mine are not much different to mining in South Africa over 100 years ago.

[i]Miners tell of their poverty and witchdoctor’s invinci
Topic: Anyone know what this is?
carnkie

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/08/2012 09:05:20   Subject: Anyone know what this is?
A look from a different angle.

[url]http://forum.netweather.tv/topic/74205-any-idea-what-this-is/[/url]
Topic: Anyone know what this is?
carnkie

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/08/2012 22:24:38   Subject: Anyone know what this is?
[quote="lipsi"]Looks like a pretty nice piece of carnelian to me (red agate) If so, should have a hardness of 7 (same as quartz) Where was it found?
Carnelian is found at Wheal Cock and Marazion
Topic: Anyone know what this is?
carnkie

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/08/2012 19:40:37   Subject: Anyone know what this is?
This question was asked on another forum. Apparently it was dug up by a potato harvester.

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Topic: Violence erupts at Marikana mine
carnkie

Forum: South Africa   Posted: 21/08/2012 10:34:18   Subject: Violence erupts at Marikana mine
[quote="lozz"]It's a terible business, I suspect that most of them guys have very little choice as to where they work and the money they earn, they are only doing what any of us would do under such ci
Topic: Toughest Place to be a Miner
carnkie

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 20/08/2012 14:59:42   Subject: Toughest Place to be a Miner
[quote="lozz"]I would say that one of the toughest places to be a miner right now is that platinum mine in South Africa.
As a sob sob story the program was ok but in the context of modern times I
Topic: Violence erupts at Marikana mine
carnkie

Forum: South Africa   Posted: 16/08/2012 17:18:03   Subject: Violence erupts at Marikana mine
Police in South Africa have opened fire during clashes with striking workers at the Marikana platinum mine, leaving at least seven people dead, witnesses say.

Police opened fire after miner
Topic: A good read
carnkie

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/08/2012 11:38:09   Subject: A good read
[quote="agricola"]Other good reads that I have read recently are :

Fire and Brimstone, the North Butte Mine Fire of 1917. Apart from the fire the history of early 1900's mining and the poli
Topic: Emergency air
carnkie

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 13/08/2012 12:54:25   Subject: Emergency air
Lake Nyos. CO2 killed 1700 people.
Topic: Emergency air
carnkie

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 12/08/2012 02:00:25   Subject: Emergency air
This back to the 30th of June.

Four divers drown in Italian caving accident.

ROME (Reuters) - Four divers were killed on Saturday while exploring an underwater cave system at Pal
Topic: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
carnkie

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/08/2012 17:18:00   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
I have a photo of the house c. 1870 taken from a distance with the hunt gathered above. It's just a guess but the monument may well have been visible, certainly from the top of the house.

T
Topic: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
carnkie

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/08/2012 15:43:20   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
I think ones personal opinion of the grade 11 listed monument is irrelevant. It symbalises an era of Cornish mining history whether people like it or not.

Topic: buying an old mine
carnkie

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/08/2012 15:40:54   Subject: buying an old mine
I wasn’t aware of that Pete; I thought it was a straight reversal.

The study of ocean ridges helped explain this. The spreading of the ocean crust creates tears and cracks in the crust into
Topic: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
carnkie

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/08/2012 17:09:33   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
I should also have mentioned that in 1796 there was industrial action involving Boulton and Watt.

The problem on this occasion was their use of patent rights to obtain an injunction against
Topic: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
carnkie

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/08/2012 12:16:44   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
Some neat research keep-it wheal but if I may make a couple of observations.

Although the token system was widespread it had little relevance to the food riots between 1737 and 1847.
Topic: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
carnkie

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/08/2012 14:29:17   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
[quote="Roy Morton"]The Barncoose adit (Crofty Adit System) was remarkable in that prior to the collapse of one section, it was possible to enter at Barncoose end, pass through wheal Tehidy, Carn Brea
Topic: Damage by mine pollution
carnkie

Forum: North America   Posted: 03/08/2012 00:55:24   Subject: Damage by mine pollution
DURHAM, N.C. -- Water pollution from surface coal mining has degraded more than 22 percent of streams and rivers in southern West Virginia to the point they may now qualify as impaired under state cri
Topic: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
carnkie

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/08/2012 00:35:51   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
[quote="Keep-it-wheal"]BASSETS: sweeties or all-sorts?

As is becoming quite clear to anyone reading this forum, I am not a historian because I would like you to imagine something & a hist
Topic: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
carnkie

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/08/2012 00:19:37   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
[quote="Roy Morton"]Carnkie wrote; I've also been informed by a friend that the original ladder in the monument was of wood and people could go up it if they paid a penny.

I have also heard
Topic: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
carnkie

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/07/2012 21:07:11   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
Regarding the monument. It was definately built by the miners who would almost certainly have also done the inscription. Built under a certain amount of pressure by, shall we say, a higher authority.<
Topic: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
carnkie

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/07/2012 13:45:30   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
[quote="Dolcoathguy"]Looks like this is one of the better books to get if you are interested in this location:

Tangye, M, 1981. Carn Brea: brief history and guide, Redruth.

A fe
Topic: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
carnkie

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/07/2012 14:26:41   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
Very true. A couple of examples.

Davies Gilbert £100
Lord Boscowen £50
Sir C. Lemon. Bart, M.P. £100
Sir John St. Aubyn, Bart £100
J. Buller £100
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