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Posts by Roy Morton

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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
Topic: United Downs copper
Roy Morton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/04/2020 00:29:04   Subject: United Downs copper
I should think Strongbow would welcome any source of cash at the moment, whether it's from lithium drillers or whatever.
Their lease area in Gwennap is large, and having taken up the properties t
Topic: United Downs copper
Roy Morton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/04/2020 13:12:47   Subject: United Downs copper
It’s not beyond the realms of possibility that the drilled through a pillar and that either side has already been had by the old men.
After all it’s only one hole
Topic: What’s the funniest thing underground?
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/04/2020 23:46:21   Subject: What’s the funniest thing underground?
[quote="Wormster"]BigBash08:

Up in either Hospital ot Taylor's Level, can't remember which, I came to a fork witha nice little seat, so I did and turned my light off fora snooze. Psysk came
Topic: What’s the funniest thing underground?
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/04/2020 23:03:34   Subject: What’s the funniest thing underground?
One of the guys who succumbed to the ochre. So so funny.

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Topic: What’s the funniest thing underground?
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/04/2020 01:44:00   Subject: What’s the funniest thing underground?
Waist deep wading along a very long and grotty adit on the Cornish North Coast.
Reaching a crossroads, the guy in front tells me that there's a shaft in the centre and to skirt round it. I passe
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/03/2020 23:34:27   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Mike Bee who used to post on this site was out with the guys ( I couldn't make it that day) and this was the result of their finds.

When reported to the Police that day, they thought that h
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/03/2020 13:27:40   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
There’s a shaft down here in Cornwall with a chamber part way down where someone has erected a washing line complete with items of female underwear.

Good for a bit of a smile when taking a
Topic: West wheal Seton
Roy Morton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/03/2020 13:18:21   Subject: West wheal Seton
The adit level plan of Hidderley’s shaft bears no relationship to what is actually there.
Plan looks interesting but there is only one very wet level from the shaft to a blind end. Lot of ground
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
Roy Morton

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/03/2020 12:25:10   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Looks good Roy. Put me down for one :thumbsup::)
Topic: Coal, illegal
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/03/2020 15:48:12   Subject: Coal, illegal
I agree Peter, but my issue is with the plethora of contradictory And often ‘sexed up’ facts, many with weak or feeble merit..
I’ve followed the climate change phenomenon closely since the mid
Topic: Coal, illegal
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/03/2020 15:06:23   Subject: Coal, illegal
This global warming hissy fit of late by the likes of griselda thunderbox, can’t seem to explain why in the 1970’s and 80’s we were warned of a new ice age for Britain.
This too was associated w
Topic: Great County Adit
Roy Morton

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 06/02/2020 01:59:08   Subject: Great County Adit
Yup! definitely not the GCA.

The only pictures of the adit without water is the adit bypass which was constructed by Wheal Jane Mine, after the part which passes under the old track of the
Topic: Roy on torches
Roy Morton

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/02/2020 00:11:02   Subject: Roy on torches
Great info there Roy. I notice that the Corona virus has limited some companies from supplying components until close to the end of Feb.
I guess this is to stop workers contaminating exported goo
Topic: South Crofty Recollections
Roy Morton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/07/2019 03:21:28   Subject: South Crofty Recollections
While working at Crofty with Sam Leach making alterations to the concentrator house, a couple of his guys were working above the tables fitting some steelwork to take a cyclone.
We were just abou
Topic: Face to name
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/06/2019 22:44:17   Subject: Face to name
I think that this is the only picture I have ever seen of J C Burrow.
A figure we can all identify with as one of the founding fathers of underground photography. In the present world of film-les
Topic: Clijah & Wentworth
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/05/2019 00:39:50   Subject: Clijah & Wentworth
Looks like capping work is being seriously considered at Clijah playing fields.
I always thought that this work had been done prior to converting this old site into a public playing field.
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Topic: Video : Abandoned Mine Explore #23 : Lowering A GoPro Camera Down A Shaft From The 1600s. Discovery Made!
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/05/2019 16:55:40   Subject: Video : Abandoned Mine Explore #23 : Lowering A GoPro Camera Down A Shaft From The 1600s. Discovery Made!
[quote="Jimbo"]What was the "Discovery Made", did I miss something? :blink:[/quote]

I was wondering the same thing. Suggestions anyone ?
Topic: Cornish Mining Token
Roy Morton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/04/2019 02:34:25   Subject: Cornish Mining Token
There are a number of fake ones about.
I recommend you get a copy of
Cornish Tokens by JA Williams (ISBN: 9780851530185)
Although sometimes covered in other books on tokens in general
Topic: Here's a giggle
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/04/2019 04:05:36   Subject: Here's a giggle
Here's a really good mickey take on one of those 'Tool Hack' videos that abound on YouTube.

Put up as an April fool, and great to watch, as are his normal vids. Enjoy!

https://
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/04/2019 02:25:21   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
My son gave me a bottle of Gorilla Glue today.
What ever possessed him to think I had a broken gorilla I don't know.
Topic: Cigga Photo
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/03/2019 21:18:59   Subject: Cigga Photo
Thanks mate :flowers:
Topic: Cigga Photo
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/03/2019 03:55:00   Subject: Cigga Photo
I've been meaning to put his one up for some time, and was somewhat embarrassed when I saw the date.
Six years to submit a photo.......:-[
Well...perhaps only five and a bit :flowers:
Topic: Not exactly mining but interesting
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/03/2019 02:40:53   Subject: Not exactly mining but interesting
Fantastic set of photos.
It's amazing the stuff that gets thrown away in skips, and the apparent 'ignorance' of those ordering the disposal.
Thank goodness for skip divers :)
Topic: Wheal Sophia Copper Mine (mine)
Roy Morton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/02/2019 04:06:34   Subject: Wheal Sophia Copper Mine (mine)
However, Botus Fleming parish does exist and has a website viz
http://www.botusfleming.org.uk/



Topic: Historic photo archive
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/02/2019 11:38:24   Subject: Historic photo archive
I subscribed to BFA a few days after it came online, and have watched it steadily growing. A very good archive indeed.
I haven't had much spare time recently, but a cursory glance at the Cambridg
Topic: Historic photo archive
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/02/2019 12:00:49   Subject: Historic photo archive
University of Cambridge have just released a free photo archive of aerial shots dating from the 1940s
Worth a look for sure. There's even a mining category.

Cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Engine house conversion?
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2019 02:52:08   Subject: Engine house conversion?
I was over at West Chiverton Mine today and Batters engine house has had a concrete floor laid and screeded. Ducts have also been included to provide for services and the whole area is fenced off.
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