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Posts by mikebee62

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Topic: Oldham lamps ??
mikebee62

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/12/2013 21:22:23   Subject: Oldham lamps ??
I had conveniently forgoten about those problems , but now you mention it , had all those :o :lol:
Topic: Oldham lamps ??
mikebee62

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/12/2013 21:00:48   Subject: Oldham lamps ??
Thanks for that Roy , I have just bought a 3 cree led headset , arrived yesterday , probably burn peoples eyes its so bright I just worry about how sturdy/ reliable it will be , kind of attached to my
Topic: Oldham lamps ??
mikebee62

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/12/2013 20:06:40   Subject: Oldham lamps ??
I have spotted on ebay , small 6 volt sealed lead acid batteries and chargers , I was thinking of using one with my old Oldham headset, has anybody else tried this ??, they are 4 amp hours , any idea
Topic: Oldham T battery
mikebee62

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 10/12/2013 19:46:54   Subject: Oldham T battery
Thanks for that Simon ;D
Topic: Oldham T battery
mikebee62

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 10/12/2013 19:33:41   Subject: Oldham T battery
Ha Ha , yes I guess they are a bit heavy lol, do you have contact details ??, you can PM them to me if you don't want to post on here , :lol:
Topic: Oldham T battery
mikebee62

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 10/12/2013 18:20:19   Subject: Oldham T battery
Hi , I was wondering if it is possible to buy a new lead acid Battery for my Oldham lamp , or are they obsolete now ??? :o
Topic: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
mikebee62

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/05/2013 00:00:55   Subject: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
Hi Stuey , what about the World mining heritage status thing ???, If they won't let Crofty do anything because of this , then how can the Council do what it wants !!!! :confused:
Topic: CORNISH SHARE CERTIFICATES FOR SALE
mikebee62

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/05/2013 20:11:19   Subject: CORNISH SHARE CERTIFICATES FOR SALE
also listed , Uranium mines ( South Terras) 1890 and Killifreth mine 1920
Topic: CORNISH SHARE CERTIFICATES FOR SALE
mikebee62

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2013 20:20:27   Subject: CORNISH SHARE CERTIFICATES FOR SALE
If any of you are interested I am selling off my collection of Cornish mining company share certificates, on Ebay , I have started tonight , with East Wheal Rose and Phoenix mines ( Caradon hill ) , a
Topic: Interesting Mining documents on ebay
mikebee62

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 11/01/2013 18:02:17   Subject: Interesting Mining documents on ebay
I hope your pleased with it Gavin, some more on there finishing tomorrow, Saturday night !! 12.01.13, along with an old petrol enamel advertising sign which is generating 50 times more interest !! li
Topic: SIGH.... I Need somewhere to go!
mikebee62

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/01/2013 22:40:27   Subject: SIGH.... I Need somewhere to go!
Ahhh , I only bid on the Eliza one , deserved that as I spent a lot of time doing exploration work there in the 1980s ;D, There is one you may not have, for sale in the US at the moment PM me and I
Topic: SIGH.... I Need somewhere to go!
mikebee62

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/01/2013 22:23:21   Subject: SIGH.... I Need somewhere to go!
There is a special offer on at the Mo at Kents Cavern Torquay :angel: , Happy New year Ian ,by the way :thumbsup:
Topic: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
mikebee62

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/01/2013 22:18:56   Subject: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
I'm off to Russia in 2 weeks !! , Might be the only person that would rather be in the Salt mines, than putting up a plaster ceiling !!!! :lol:
Topic: Unusual mineral sample
mikebee62

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/12/2012 12:09:03   Subject: Unusual mineral sample
Interesting !!
Topic: Unusual mineral sample
mikebee62

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/12/2012 22:55:16   Subject: Unusual mineral sample
Yes the fakes , gave the game away when the lead started to oxidise and expand !!!, I still have the 1 inch cassiterite cligga sample I found years ago , I thought that was big !!!. obviously not lo
Topic: Unusual mineral sample
mikebee62

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/12/2012 21:50:34   Subject: Unusual mineral sample
Are you sure that's from Cligga ??? :o
Topic: Moscow??? , anyone there ??
mikebee62

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/12/2012 13:59:47   Subject: Moscow??? , anyone there ??
Apparently there is am amazing mineral museum , and its open Sundays!!!, I'm bringing the Lady in the hat, back for Roy , if there is any room in the suitcase with all the mineral samples ::)
Topic: Interesting Mining documents on ebay
mikebee62

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 19/12/2012 13:56:57   Subject: Interesting Mining documents on ebay
half of them are finishing tonight 8-)
Topic: Interesting Mining documents on ebay
mikebee62

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 18/12/2012 11:02:57   Subject: Interesting Mining documents on ebay
I think the same about stamp collectors Lol, Even more money,
and smaller bits of paper !!! :lol:
Topic: Interesting Mining documents on ebay
mikebee62

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 17/12/2012 20:44:24   Subject: Interesting Mining documents on ebay
If anyone is interested I have listed a lot of old mining and explosives related invoices and letters on ebay , they start with item number 150966284793 and then check out the other items I have for
Topic: Moscow??? , anyone there ??
mikebee62

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 17/12/2012 13:36:46   Subject: Moscow??? , anyone there ??
Oh , and Svetlana's, Sorry Roy :angel: !!!!!
Topic: Moscow??? , anyone there ??
mikebee62

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 17/12/2012 11:53:33   Subject: Moscow??? , anyone there ??
I'm off to Moscow helping put up some fancy plaster ceilings in a big house Lol, nothing mining related, Was hoping to do some mineral collecting or mine exploration on my days off , if possible and
Topic: Moscow??? , anyone there ??
mikebee62

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/12/2012 22:09:04   Subject: Moscow??? , anyone there ??
I'm going to be working in Moscow , early next year , does anyone know of any contacts for , mine exploration or mineral collecting ????? :)
Topic: China Clay-West Cornwall
mikebee62

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/06/2012 23:49:00   Subject: China Clay-West Cornwall
Hi Roy,
The last I heard was, that due to its world heritage status as a mining "" landscape"" the planning people dont want it disturbed by any of that, ....... yep you guessed it, na
Topic: China Clay-West Cornwall
mikebee62

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/06/2012 10:05:43   Subject: China Clay-West Cornwall
I worked for Kernow Mining and exploration in the late 1980s, we tried to work the moor on the left hand side of the road up from Redruth just before you get to the village. There is a large kaolinise
Topic: Homemade ROV
mikebee62

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/04/2012 21:22:41   Subject: Homemade ROV
Great Idea, had similar Ideas for exploring flooded sections of Wheal Uny mine back in the late 1980s , but it didn't happen !! , Wishing you the best of luck !!. Only problem I thought of at the time
Topic: Mining Documents on Ebay
mikebee62

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/04/2012 13:32:51   Subject: Mining Documents on Ebay
I am listing 2 UK share certificates and other mining related items today and this week , item number 150801250792 and then click see other items for sale. thanks :)
Topic: ARSENIC
mikebee62

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 12/04/2012 22:47:35   Subject: ARSENIC
I worked at Penlee Quarry when it was owned by Penryn Granite , I am also a very keen mineral collector . Arsenopryrite was fairly common in parts of the quarry . I would not expect too many problems
Topic: Happy Christmas to you all!
mikebee62

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/12/2011 13:46:23   Subject: Happy Christmas to you all!
Merry Christmas from Sunny Devon , Well it was for a while :o
Topic: CR 123 Help!
mikebee62

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/12/2011 19:29:25   Subject: CR 123 Help!
I think you have broken that Roy :angel:

Merry Christmas :lol:
Topic: Wildlife in mines..
mikebee62

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/12/2011 19:48:48   Subject: Wildlife in mines..
Hey Roy ,
My favorite was the " Hornet " shaft episode up near Restormal mine !!, Only time in my life i was pleased to have asthma and smoking !!!, Last up the hill out of breath,
Topic: Wildlife in mines..
mikebee62

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/12/2011 19:30:17   Subject: Wildlife in mines..
[quote="Roy Morton"]I've seen many frogs and newts at the bottom of Shale Shaft on Old Millclose Mine.
Frogs and toads - mostly toads - are common in Cornish shafts, and quite often we will gath
Topic: Carrock
mikebee62

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2011 00:29:55   Subject: Carrock
[quote="Roy Morton"]Strewth! at $300 / Tonne unit, that works out close to $1.00 / ounce!..... well 85.7cents anyway.
Now where did I put that pick?............[/quote]

Somewhere near
Topic: Carrock
mikebee62

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2011 17:38:40   Subject: Carrock
[quote="Minegeo"]Tungsten ores are sold and priced in "tonne units" or 100'ths of a tonne. Tungsten concentrates must exceed 65% WO3 and current uses prefer scheelite (for the APT - Ammonium paratung
Topic: Carrock
mikebee62

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2011 11:45:29   Subject: Carrock
Hi Roy,
I can guess exactly where you are thinking lol ;D , Thats metal price not ore and a couple of months ago !!!, The only problem would be how to sell it !!!, Have to hope Hemerdo
Topic: Carrock
mikebee62

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/12/2011 17:53:07   Subject: Carrock
I am surprised no was is considering working the Mine , last I heard tungsten was £54,000 per ton !!!!!! :o
Topic: ebay
mikebee62

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/09/2011 19:15:08   Subject: ebay
Brilliant!!, :lol: May the fleas of a thousand camels Infest my Ex Mother in Laws knicker draw LOl :lol:
Topic: Tin Streaming mills and Stamp mills, Difference??
mikebee62

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/09/2011 17:44:54   Subject: Tin Streaming mills and Stamp mills, Difference??
I worked at Tolgus tin in the early 1980s !!, The one at the granite works , was Brea tin or Medway tin, not sure its a while ago now :)
Topic: Mines in music
mikebee62

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 18/09/2011 17:08:04   Subject: Mines in music
[quote="Roy Morton"]The Beegees - New York Mining Disaster 1941 released in 1967
Weren't they from the valleys?[/quote]

Hi Roy , I do believe the BeeGees , were from the valleys of Cho
Topic: Tin Streaming mills and Stamp mills, Difference??
mikebee62

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/09/2011 16:43:04   Subject: Tin Streaming mills and Stamp mills, Difference??
This may sound a bit daft, I am assuming that stamp mills used to treat rock dumps and streaming mills treated sand tailings.

Am I correct to assume this??, or did stamping mills also trea
Topic: Gleision Colliery accident 15/09/2011
mikebee62

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 16/09/2011 19:34:48   Subject: Gleision Colliery accident 15/09/2011
Very Sad indeed , and a credit to the rescue guys who have risked their lives to find them. :(
Topic: Cornish Invasion at Cwmorthyn this weekend
mikebee62

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/09/2011 01:54:57   Subject: Cornish Invasion at Cwmorthyn this weekend
Yes Roy , forgot about the waxed paper packages Lol , good times !!!, As for Windmills!!, ::)
Topic: Cornish Invasion at Cwmorthyn this weekend
mikebee62

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/09/2011 00:45:25   Subject: Cornish Invasion at Cwmorthyn this weekend
Wow macsalvors , brings back amazing memories !!, I still have and use, the australian full brim yellow mining helmet I bought there in the 1980s!!, It was the only one in there, dont know why !!!, an
Topic: Any interesting mines round Lyme Regis?
mikebee62

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 15/09/2011 22:03:06   Subject: Any interesting mines round Lyme Regis?
Plenty of old fossils in the area, I have been mistaken ............................................Lol :o
Topic: Which mine?
mikebee62

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/09/2011 11:05:32   Subject: Which mine?
This is the Giew mill site, the stack and 2 brunton calciners are about where the "S" is on engine house, This site is probably in my opinion one of the most interesting and best preserved mill sites
Topic: Which mine?
mikebee62

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/09/2011 20:28:01   Subject: Which mine?
Just remembered. the Giew mill stack is square , the china clay works one down the road is round , I did some sampling at the china clays works in the 1980s , when I worked down there, I was told tha
Topic: Which mine?
mikebee62

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/09/2011 20:23:13   Subject: Which mine?
Do you mean the calciner stack for Giew mill? , on the left past the engine pub on the way to St ives from nancledra , there is also a stack from the Dryer house of a china clay works about half a mil
Topic: Pit pony info/photos/memorabilia
mikebee62

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/09/2011 18:45:46   Subject: Pit pony info/photos/memorabilia
Another Cornish one , I just found this out, East Pool and Agar mine had a pit pony/ or maybe more , during WW1 And WW2
Topic: Carrock
mikebee62

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/09/2011 23:41:15   Subject: Carrock
First mine I ever went to aged 8 !!!, got a
few photos from the 70s & 80s of the mine and mill inside and out , and a very interesting set of letters from Antony Wilson from WW1 , I will scan the
Topic: Pit pony info/photos/memorabilia
mikebee62

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/08/2011 23:03:28   Subject: Pit pony info/photos/memorabilia
My Late Grandmother had a trip down Easington Colliery in the 1920s and remembered feeding the pit ponies carrots underground in their stables. I also believe that Levant Tin mine Cornwall was the onl
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