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Topic: From the Beeb. Welsh Slate.
Chalcocite

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/08/2019 14:33:04   Subject: From the Beeb. Welsh Slate.
What exactly do you mean chum,! End up like Cornwall? :guns:
Topic: South Crofty
Chalcocite

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2019 15:47:30   Subject: South Crofty
I thought that's you would say that . Nothing ever changes. It's jobs for the boys as per usual! :lol::lol:
Topic: South Crofty
Chalcocite

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/05/2019 16:15:21   Subject: South Crofty
Hi FP,

So you have are renewed sense of optimism about South looking for TIN then rather than pissing about looking for rare earth's! ??
Topic: Clijah & Wentworth
Chalcocite

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/05/2019 13:17:57   Subject: Clijah & Wentworth
Hi FP, You aren't saying the local council mine remediation department are bodgers are you? :lol:
Topic: Video : Abandoned Mine Explore #23 : Lowering A GoPro Camera Down A Shaft From The 1600s. Discovery Made!
Chalcocite

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/05/2019 08:21:17   Subject: Video : Abandoned Mine Explore #23 : Lowering A GoPro Camera Down A Shaft From The 1600s. Discovery Made!
I think the only thing we discovered was that it was very deep and that there was water at the bottom. No signs of any mineral veins either. :)
Topic: Wheal Wray (photo)
Chalcocite

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/05/2019 09:47:37   Subject: Wheal Wray (photo)
You might even be able to get yer hands on some of those cracking calcites :devil:
Topic: Cornish Mining Token
Chalcocite

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/04/2019 05:11:49   Subject: Cornish Mining Token
Thank you for the info Roy. I will definitely get a copy of this book. :)
Topic: Cornish Mining Token
Chalcocite

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/04/2019 10:18:29   Subject: Cornish Mining Token
Does anyone out there know if any of the Cornish Pennies that are seen from time to time have been faked. These things are quite desirable and can as I've seen myself make a significant value at the l
Topic: Tallies / Checks,
Chalcocite

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/04/2019 09:04:50   Subject: Tallies / Checks,
I was working on Anglesey around five years ago and as you do got interested in the Parys Mine copper tokens. As a cornishman I had to have one!. The mine was worked by a cornish manager and there wer
Topic: Tallies / Checks,
Chalcocite

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/04/2019 20:58:15   Subject: Tallies / Checks,
Oops I meant pre, 47!
Topic: Tallies / Checks,
Chalcocite

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/04/2019 18:59:30   Subject: Tallies / Checks,
I formed a collection of Welsh colliery checks some years ago. I had some later NCB ones but I concentrated on the Pre-57 ones. Some of them were polo checks. But I spoke to an expert who told me that
Topic: Photographs Of Wherry (album)
Chalcocite

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/03/2019 18:14:34   Subject: Photographs Of Wherry (album)
I'm surprised no one has done a real good survey of the long rock mine which was in the same area. :)
Topic: Amalebra Tin Works
Chalcocite

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/03/2019 05:55:00   Subject: Amalebra Tin Works
Very interesting topic on 'Cornwall live' . Abandoned tin works like a time capsule down in St. Ives District. . Check it out. :)
Topic: Cornish Gold Centre and Tolgus Tin
Chalcocite

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/12/2018 22:25:22   Subject: Cornish Gold Centre and Tolgus Tin
Stand corrected you're absolutely right,! :)
Topic: Cornish Gold Centre and Tolgus Tin
Chalcocite

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/12/2018 21:32:20   Subject: Cornish Gold Centre and Tolgus Tin
By peasants I suppose you mean posh cockney grockels. :)
Topic: Hemerdon
Chalcocite

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/12/2018 16:53:10   Subject: Hemerdon
That wouldn't be abramovich by any chance! :)
Topic: Anything interesting around Dartmoor?
Chalcocite

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/11/2018 20:20:07   Subject: Anything interesting around Dartmoor?
Well they can stay there. I'm not remotely interested in old animal bones. :)
Topic: Anything interesting around Dartmoor?
Chalcocite

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/11/2018 12:08:06   Subject: Anything interesting around Dartmoor?
You're lucky to be able to get onto druids workings. I've heard the owner is a right miserable ******!

The speleologists get a bit funny too when you go in poking around their VERY own pri
Topic: Gilson's Cove Mine
Chalcocite

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/11/2018 16:06:42   Subject: Gilson's Cove Mine
Hey KM,

What sort of stuff,? Mineralisation Sb, Pb?

:)

Topic: Odd structure, North Cornwall near Trevalga
Chalcocite

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/11/2018 21:05:36   Subject: Odd structure, North Cornwall near Trevalga
The location here is not Long Grass or Lambs House Quarries! . These quarries are found in the coastal section between Tinagel Head and Trebarwith Strand, along with West Quarry, Lanterdan and Dria Qu
Topic: Hemerdon
Chalcocite

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/10/2018 22:32:04   Subject: Hemerdon
I thought it was more about finance and investor confidence than the state of the mineral processing circuit. After all froth flotation can take care of clay from kaolinised granite. :)
Topic: Hemerdon
Chalcocite

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/10/2018 21:37:26   Subject: Hemerdon
I see wolf minerals are feeling the heat for funding
Topic: Mine Tokens/Tallies.
Chalcocite

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/09/2018 18:16:43   Subject: Mine Tokens/Tallies.
I've seen a few of those polo checks on ebay but they often looked dinged and appear to have had a very hard life. The nearly always appear to come from very obscure and short lived Welsh collieries.
Topic: Mine Tokens/Tallies.
Chalcocite

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2018 10:26:01   Subject: Mine Tokens/Tallies.
Hi,

Just a word of caution. You need to be really careful when buying mining tallies especially those from the Welsh collieries which are very desirable. In particular those ones dated befo
Topic: Dog rescue from mineshaft
Chalcocite

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/09/2018 08:19:52   Subject: Dog rescue from mineshaft
Just a side issue! what about the welfare of the poor animal?
Topic: Historic Wyoming gold mining town opens tunnel that had been undisturbed for 150 years
Chalcocite

Forum: North America   Posted: 28/08/2018 10:05:17   Subject: Historic Wyoming gold mining town opens tunnel that had been undisturbed for 150 years
Many thanks brake man :)
Topic: Historic Wyoming gold mining town opens tunnel that had been undisturbed for 150 years
Chalcocite

Forum: North America   Posted: 27/08/2018 17:56:35   Subject: Historic Wyoming gold mining town opens tunnel that had been undisturbed for 150 years
When we finally get out of this bloody euro club and manage our own affairs we will be able to see such imfo.
Topic: Wh. Wood, St. Agnes
Chalcocite

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/07/2018 19:15:06   Subject: Wh. Wood, St. Agnes
Thanks FP that's very interesting. It's amazing how many of these places crop up from time to time.

Thanks again

Chalcocite.
Topic: Wh. Wood, St. Agnes
Chalcocite

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/07/2018 07:06:39   Subject: Wh. Wood, St. Agnes
Is there anyone out there who knows where Wheal Wood, St. Agnes is located. The mine is thought to have produced some manganese ores. Is this possibly another name for South Wheal Towan where a mang
Topic: MOORE BOOKS.
Chalcocite

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/07/2018 18:17:41   Subject: MOORE BOOKS.
I've always found Moore Books to be an excellent source of mining literature, and always a very good service when ordering.

:)
Topic: Trevellance Mine, Bolingey, Perranporth
Chalcocite

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/06/2018 07:11:56   Subject: Trevellance Mine, Bolingey, Perranporth
Thank you KM for that exhaustive reply of useful info. I had an idea it may have been a miss--spelling of a St. Agnes location. Particularly as the districts are not too far distant. :)
Topic: Trevellance Mine, Bolingey, Perranporth
Chalcocite

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/06/2018 18:37:13   Subject: Trevellance Mine, Bolingey, Perranporth
Are there any enthusiasts of obscure mines out there who have ever heard of Trevellance Mine, Bolingey. I've recently seen a reference to it and it could have been, if it ever was a lead mine.? Beari
Topic: Tin miners emigration to Northumberland
Chalcocite

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/05/2018 15:11:43   Subject: Tin miners emigration to Northumberland
It's easy for cornish miners to be recruited all around the world because they were simply the best at what they did. Their reputations were honed from the hard granite rocks and their reputations spr
Topic: Mine capping in Cornwall.
Chalcocite

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2018 13:25:31   Subject: Mine capping in Cornwall.
I was involved in a mine exploration a number of years ago now in North Cornwall. After we had finished our work a hole appeared in mateys field.. We did what we could to fix it underground but the fa
Topic: Cuddra mine
Chalcocite

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/05/2018 07:34:51   Subject: Cuddra mine
Anyone passing through Holmbush near St. Austell will have noticed the inevitable march of progress with yet more houses being built for locals or 'up country' types perhaps. There's however a sing
Topic: South Crofty looking for money!
Chalcocite

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/05/2018 22:06:48   Subject: South Crofty looking for money!
It's just another load of hot air. It will never come to anything:lol:
Topic: Tavistock Canal Book
Chalcocite

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/03/2018 19:33:08   Subject: Tavistock Canal Book
It would be interesting how many purchasers actually return the offending items and continue this farce. I think it's a bloody cheek to ask for them to be returned.
When you've paid good money f
Topic: Denys Bradford Barton
Chalcocite

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/01/2018 18:11:35   Subject: Denys Bradford Barton
We will be able to go from one to another when they all move to the new site. What a delightful amount of info will be available then to the intrepid mining enthusiast.
Topic: Hapoy new year!
Chalcocite

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/01/2018 23:51:29   Subject: Hapoy new year!
If you like poking around in old arsenic works you should have a look around South Polgooth. There's some cracking remains there to be seen.
:)
Topic: Hapoy new year!
Chalcocite

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/01/2018 21:37:20   Subject: Hapoy new year!
Hope you washed yer hands afterwards after poking around in those labrynths. That arsenolite is just as deadly now as it was way back then.

:)
Topic: Trevithic Society Journal
Chalcocite

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/11/2017 13:00:51   Subject: Trevithic Society Journal
What an absolute delight when its that time when another journal drops through the letterbox. The latest one covers many excellent and beautifully presented articles. And reminds us all of such legend
Topic: Tavistock Canal Book
Chalcocite

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/11/2017 21:01:13   Subject: Tavistock Canal Book
It's a cracking book. Got two copies. The softback is heavy but the hardback is seriously weighty. Full of great images and details. A serious essential addition for any mining enthusiasts library. :)
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Chalcocite

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/11/2017 23:10:52   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Cornwall is world famous for mining and the Pendeen area particularly well known amongst most or nearly all mining enthusiasts. How stupid could that tourist be to not know it's a mining entry. Even i
Topic: Aged Members
Chalcocite

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/10/2017 10:39:34   Subject: Aged Members
It's a very interesting topic with some very good responses. It's also a very worrying subject as serious enthusiasts such as us spend our whole lives building the most complete and comprehensive coll
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Chalcocite

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/10/2017 09:55:20   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
If he was an 'experienced walker' then ;)he should have kept to the footpaths provided. And not poked around in places that he had no knowledge or experience of. Such foolhardy adventures gives the co
Topic: Hi From the Channel Islands!
Chalcocite

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 29/09/2017 13:23:23   Subject: Hi From the Channel Islands!
So no chance of getting any of them silver speckies out then? :devil:
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Chalcocite

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/09/2017 08:43:50   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Why has this originally sensible discussion descended into some rediculous crap about some bloody yank pop star? >:(
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Chalcocite

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/09/2017 22:02:47   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
We all know CCC et al too well!
:lol:
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Chalcocite

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/09/2017 21:35:40   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
I suppose this recent event caused by some foolhardy adventurer will result in a mad stampede by CCC to seal up all the counties mineshafts, adits etc until all the fuss subsides. And then the council
Topic: South Crofty - Latest?
Chalcocite

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/09/2017 17:43:54   Subject: South Crofty - Latest?
I attended the PDAC Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada there in Toronto nearly 10years ago now. I met several ex CSM old boys there. They told me even then that Crofty would never get of
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