Mine exploration, photographs and mining history for mine explorers, industrial archaeologists, researchers and historians Mine explorer and mining history videos on YouTube Connect with other mine explorers on Facebook
Tip: do not include 'mine' or 'quarry', search by name e.g. 'cwmorthin', use 'Sounds like search' if unsure of spelling

Advanced Search
'Sounds like search'
Quick a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
Tip: narrow down your search by typing more than one word and selecting 'Search for all words' or 'Exact search'

Search for any word
Search for all words
Exact search
Tip: narrow down your search by typing more than one word and selecting 'Search for all words' or 'Exact search'

Search for any word
Search for all words
Exact search

Posts by Roy Morton

Showing 1635 results below:

Author Message
Topic: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/01/2021 00:45:01   Subject: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
You could always just follow your nose :lol:
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/01/2021 02:52:28   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke

It is best to whisper!

A man was looking for a place to sit in a crowded university library.



He asked a girl: "Do you mind if I sit bes
Topic: Another new Cornish Mineral
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/01/2021 04:18:17   Subject: Another new Cornish Mineral
According to University of Cambridge they have discovered a new mineral from Penberthy Croft mine and have named it
Penberthycroftite......I bet they were up all night thinking of that one :lol:
Topic: HM Inspector of Mines learns about carbide lamps
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/01/2021 03:47:05   Subject: HM Inspector of Mines learns about carbide lamps
I knew I'd seen a receipt for carbide somewhere in my collection of 'stuff' and after much rooting, came up with this.
From South Crofty dated 1911.
Lamps and carbide, maybe testers for chec
Topic: HM Inspector of Mines learns about carbide lamps
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2020 18:20:23   Subject: HM Inspector of Mines learns about carbide lamps
[quote="legendrider"]You need to know the molecular weight to calculate grams per mole.... ::):smartass:

HNY 2021

MARK[/quote]

:thumbsup::lol::lol::lol:
Topic: HM Inspector of Mines learns about carbide lamps
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/12/2020 22:56:48   Subject: HM Inspector of Mines learns about carbide lamps
On the subject of carbide. How about some of this from Italy
Sporting purposes only :lol::lol::lol:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163118292737

Topic: HM Inspector of Mines learns about carbide lamps
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/12/2020 13:51:59   Subject: HM Inspector of Mines learns about carbide lamps


Allen Buckley related to me that at South Crofty there was a general reluctance by the miners, to give up their carbide lamps in favour of the new fangled ’lectric’ ones, to the point wher
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/12/2020 13:10:29   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
::lol::lol::lol:
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/12/2020 00:55:21   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
Policeman - "PC Jones to control, I've just attended a property where a woman has shot her husband for walking on her freshly mopped floor"

Control - "Have you arrested her yet?"

Topic: Site link suggestion
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/12/2020 00:47:31   Subject: Site link suggestion
I always seem to have trouble locating the 'Vanoord's a Joke' page. Could it be included under the 'Fun Stuff' tab for ease of access? :flowers: :flowers:
Topic: PM Hiccup ?
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/12/2020 23:07:46   Subject: PM Hiccup ?
Using the back button helps every time and the copy and paste approach is useful too.
I just find it strange that if it is a time out thing, that it doesn't happen when posting to the main discu
Topic: PM Hiccup ?
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/12/2020 22:46:24   Subject: PM Hiccup ?
I wonder if anyone else has had an issue when sending a PM and pressing the Submit tab, you end up at the Mine Exploration and History Home Page.

This only happens if I put the cursor anywh
Topic: Youtube Mining Videos
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/11/2020 18:36:29   Subject: Youtube Mining Videos
[quote="pwhole"]Oh the irony...;)

“I would prefer it if these type of groups came and talked to me and helped us. If they give us a list of safety equipment I would buy it all and take the
Topic: Youtube Mining Videos
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2020 23:40:56   Subject: Youtube Mining Videos
Won't be long before they are demonstrating that one body bag fits all.
Topic: Youtube Mining Videos
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/11/2020 04:00:17   Subject: Youtube Mining Videos
Even pillar and stall mines can have their own unique problems.
It's down to getting familiar with the mining methods, the geology and looking for tell tale signs.
It takes many trips with
Topic: Boxed Off
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/11/2020 01:18:18   Subject: Boxed Off
The first time I went into Box we met a few people in there but they had locked the gate after entering, and were known to our guide.
It was a good trip and it was enjoyable.
The second time
Topic: The Redruth and Chasewater Railway: A Pictorial Excursion, Upalong and Downalong
Roy Morton

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 20/11/2020 04:34:26   Subject: The Redruth and Chasewater Railway: A Pictorial Excursion, Upalong and Downalong
I met with Eric yesterday and chatted about his book and a whole host of other things.
A very good book and makes a great companion to the Bradford Barton one.
There’s still lots of unansw
Topic: The great county adit
Roy Morton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/11/2020 16:54:09   Subject: The great county adit
The guy that owns the land on which the CA portal is situated, is the son of a late friend of mine.
He assures me that he plans to clear the portal at some point, but who knows when after all th
Topic: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/11/2020 22:46:31   Subject: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
The word Wheal or sometimes spelled Huel means work or a place where work is carried out.
The Cornish name for a mine is a Bal hence Bal Maidens, the women that worked dressing ore at the Bal.
Topic: More Maps
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/10/2020 11:36:42   Subject: More Maps
It appears that these machines were operated by naked children on loan from the workhouse. :lol:
I’ve never really understood the significance of using cherubic characters in illustrations from t
Topic: More Maps
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/10/2020 23:33:36   Subject: More Maps
There's an image here that is described as a tin work near Truro.
It appears to be a collection of scenes from lots of different parts of a mine, crammed into one small image, and making no pract
Topic: More Maps
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/10/2020 21:30:42   Subject: More Maps
The photo collections are good too. So Much stuff. They are boasting over 40,000 topographical maps.
Culmination of a 7 year project....to date.

Looks like another late night tonight :
Topic: Cligga Beach
Roy Morton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/10/2020 20:25:30   Subject: Cligga Beach
Looking forward to that Roy. Polberro has always been on my radar, and the association with the latterly incorporated Wheal Luna is fascinating.
Topic: More Maps
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/10/2020 20:20:34   Subject: More Maps
Check out this article.
I haven't had time to explore this new resource yet, but looks like it could be of interest to 'the likes of us' ;D

https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2020/10/13/
Topic: More Cornish subsidence
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2020 18:14:16   Subject: More Cornish subsidence
The same thing every year. We get a reasonably dry run of weather and then a guts of rain and everything wants to head for the centre of the earth.
Not surprising really, just physics and geolog
Topic: More Cornish subsidence
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2020 13:33:02   Subject: More Cornish subsidence
I’m guessing here that the council will send a gaggle of guys in white hats and hi viz to stand around it for a few hours, then get a couple of guys to fill it with scalpings and call it done.
S
Topic: More Cornish subsidence
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/10/2020 23:21:55   Subject: More Cornish subsidence
Passing a factory on Barncoose industrial estate and noticed a small fence surrounding a hole in the grass verge.
The position of this coincides very neatly to the strike of series of old back wo
Topic: Cornish Tin Mines
Roy Morton

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 29/09/2020 15:20:09   Subject: Cornish Tin Mines
This link maybe of some help. Ninnis is also an area of St Agnes and there’s a place near St Day with the same name, both areas have prominent mines.


http://st-issey-folk.co.uk/opc/g
Topic: Muscles in a mine.
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/09/2020 23:15:40   Subject: Muscles in a mine.
I’ve always known them as rust oysters.
Topic: Miners Tools.
Roy Morton

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 31/08/2020 18:53:40   Subject: Miners Tools.
Try Swedish Surstromming. One whiff is enough to make you lose your lunch.
It’s no wonder that the suicide rate is so high over there.
Topic: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/08/2020 16:36:43   Subject: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
Ahh! That makes good sense, thanks for the info. Odd thing is that no similar waste / water management System was used on hole 1. Not sure what they did there but there was a very muddy mess there for
Topic: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/08/2020 00:52:32   Subject: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
6th May 2020

First picture is the drill rig at the site of hole number 2, and what looks like brine storage 'bladders'
This was the site where they bored into the lode carrying Cu in
Topic: Miners Tools.
Roy Morton

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 21/08/2020 23:24:15   Subject: Miners Tools.
Originally Poll Picks were mostly made on the mine at the smith's shop and styles did vary from mine to mine dependent on the type of rock that was being worked.
The general pattern was the same
Topic: Little Arrows
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/07/2020 18:32:24   Subject: Little Arrows
:lol::thumbsup:
Topic: Little Arrows
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/07/2020 14:29:10   Subject: Little Arrows
Oh Oh Oh the pain ! :)
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
Roy Morton

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/07/2020 14:20:02   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
So it just the ‘under and over’ style now Roy?
Topic: Comet Neowise
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/07/2020 15:41:24   Subject: Comet Neowise
Good picture. Not the brightest of comets but the only naked eye one since Hale Bop (1997 ?) I tried a few shots through the telescope at prime focus (equivalent to using a 1200mm Lens at f6) But not
Topic: Comet Neowise
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/07/2020 03:17:39   Subject: Comet Neowise
Finally managed to get out and have a crack at shooting the comet with a suitable foreground.
Comet Neowise was visible even through some thin cloud and light pollution from Redruth town.
Th
Topic: Cligga head top level to middle level
Roy Morton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/07/2020 23:58:17   Subject: Cligga head top level to middle level
Glad to see you're still about Daz !

:)
Topic: The great county adit
Roy Morton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/06/2020 01:21:46   Subject: The great county adit
[quote="D.Send"]Hi,
Back in the early seventies, there were a lot of people looking for the County adit. The 'entrance' turned out to be the adit of Mount wellington mine, and another possible on
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/05/2020 17:01:26   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
The Charles Dickens novel A Tale of Two Cities, was
Inspired by the titles of two newspapers. It was the Bicester Times and it was the Worcester Times.
Topic: That Good ol' Mount'n Dew
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/05/2020 13:58:21   Subject: That Good ol' Mount'n Dew
Apparently ol’ popcorn Had a fire at his place and when the fire service came to see to it they found 650 gallons of hooch.
He was sentenced to serve 18 months but took his own life the day befo
Topic: That Good ol' Mount'n Dew
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/05/2020 02:01:56   Subject: That Good ol' Mount'n Dew
Not mining but well worth a watch.
Another dying trade that one brought pleasure to many.
What a character. Popcorn Sutton and JB Rader's Moonshine plant. On second thought, Perhaps related
Topic: New user looking for mine records
Roy Morton

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 03/05/2020 13:32:09   Subject: New user looking for mine records
Just had to jog in quick to say odd to see another R Morton on the site :)
Topic: Photos in the wrong mine
Roy Morton

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 25/04/2020 11:46:12   Subject: Photos in the wrong mine
That’s an awful lot of pictures !
Mostly of the Heartless, sorry, Heartlands project.
Topic: Finger twiddling
Roy Morton

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/04/2020 12:36:01   Subject: Finger twiddling
Wow !
2 verses !
Great stuff!

Scribbles quick note to Simon Cowell........
Topic: Finger twiddling
Roy Morton

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/04/2020 00:44:32   Subject: Finger twiddling
Nice ! :thumbsup: :lol:
Topic: Finger twiddling
Roy Morton

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 13/04/2020 12:16:41   Subject: Finger twiddling
Bored with just about everything, I was messing around on the guitar and put together the first verse of a silly song.
Any contributions for subsequent ones ?

To the tune of ‘My old ma
Topic: Pangolin
Roy Morton

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 13/04/2020 02:31:25   Subject: Pangolin
I though a Peccary was a female contraceptive device. Imagine my confusion:blink:
google sorted it out :lol:
Topic: Pangolin
Roy Morton

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/04/2020 00:37:24   Subject: Pangolin
Try this.
It also explains the reason for their endangered status and the current problem we are all having to cope with,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_pangolin
Jump to page << < << < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 > >>
Moore Books: Specialist Books I.A. Recordings: Mining and Industrial History DVDs Starless River - Caving Store Explore a Disused Welsh Slate Mine
Disclaimer: Mine exploring can be quite dangerous, but then again it can be alright, it all depends on the weather. Please read the proper disclaimer.
© 2005 to 2015 AditNow.co.uk
Top of Page