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Posts by Roy Morton

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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.
Topic: moving photos
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2019 23:02:44   Subject: moving photos
Thanks Simon that seems to have worked fine after some initial trepidation :lol:
I thought it may have been a simple case of copy and paste of the photo url, and I was being a bit thick in not fi
Topic: moving photos
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/02/2019 23:21:02   Subject: moving photos
I may be having a senior moment here, but how do I move a photo from a personal album to a mine album?
Surely this has to be so simple that it's escaped me completely. :-[
Topic: historic miners truck....chuckle chuckle !
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/02/2019 15:46:01   Subject: historic miners truck....chuckle chuckle !
CAU can be good for a few belly laughs from time to time. A survey of the Wheal fortune (Gwennap) site shows a shaft on county adit 300 yds east of Woolf's Engine shaft, marked as Woolf's Footway Sha
Topic: historic miners truck....chuckle chuckle !
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/02/2019 01:35:02   Subject: historic miners truck....chuckle chuckle !
This item is now on show in the Gold Centre,and has a label attached which states it's a typical miner's truck.
Actually, it was built from bits and bobs at a friends house for use on the surface
Topic: Mine Dive Video
Roy Morton

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 05/02/2019 00:28:14   Subject: Re Edit Dive Video
Thumbs up from me, good stuff
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
Roy Morton

Forum: North East England   Posted: 25/01/2019 02:26:21   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
Does anyone know how thick the potash deposit is?
The siate says 2 shafts to be sunk 1600 metres (1 Mile) deep to access the deposit.
Going to be getting pretty warm down there.
Topic: MBE for services to Cornish Heritage
Roy Morton

Forum: Northern Ireland   Posted: 05/01/2019 22:14:30   Subject: MBE for services to Cornish Heritage
[quote="Moorebooks"]I shall have to get out the silver cutlery, best China and pure silk sheep next time he wants a stopover.

Well deserved he works hard

Mike[/quote]

Topic: Cornish Gold Centre and Tolgus Tin
Roy Morton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/01/2019 10:26:07   Subject: Cornish Gold Centre and Tolgus Tin
It's a real pity about Tolgus. The place has so much going for it and lots of potential for developing into a star attraction, give the Poldark effect of late, which has been responsible for a signifi
Topic: MBE for services to Cornish Heritage
Roy Morton

Forum: Northern Ireland   Posted: 02/01/2019 04:56:34   Subject: MBE for services to Cornish Heritage
Will be sure to tip my cap next time we meet. ;)
Well done Kevin.
Topic: MBE for services to Cornish Heritage
Roy Morton

Forum: Northern Ireland   Posted: 02/01/2019 04:56:21   Subject: MBE for services to Cornish Heritage
Will be sure to tip my cap next time we meet. ;)
Well done Kevin.
Topic: Cornish Gold Centre and Tolgus Tin
Roy Morton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/01/2019 04:52:58   Subject: Cornish Gold Centre and Tolgus Tin
A chap called Geoff Bull ran the place back in the 1980s, and he had aspirations to reinstate the leat which runs the length of the new Portreath road.
A group of us volunteered to dig it out dow
Topic: Merry Christmas 2018!
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/12/2018 23:59:50   Subject: Merry Christmas 2018!
A little late, but Merry Christmas to all AN members and a special thankyou to the site managers for providing a first class service :flowers:
All the best for the new year
Topic: Basset Mines - Marriott's Miners' Dry
Roy Morton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/11/2018 23:17:19   Subject: Basset Mines - Marriott's Miners' Dry
Around 1974...ish some local 'entrepreneurs' were using the dry as a repair shop for their clapped out cars. There was a rusty corrugated roof that had had numerous coats of bitumen slapped on it in a
Topic: United Downs Deep Geothermal Project
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/10/2018 12:01:39   Subject: United Downs Deep Geothermal Project
They propose to eventually use water from the old mines in the area, which they would surely need to buffer, if only for the sake of their equipment.
I wonder what other additives will need to be
Topic: United Downs Deep Geothermal Project
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/10/2018 21:54:17   Subject: United Downs Deep Geothermal Project
Things are moving at the site with the arrival of the drilling rig.
The rig is still in the process of setting up and drilling is scheduled to start very soon.
The first hole will be 24" dia
Topic: Tywarnhayle area.
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/10/2018 12:59:05   Subject: Tywarnhayle area.
Yes, the internet is a double edged sword. Useful but can also be self destructive.
Topic: Li thium Ion Battery digest
Roy Morton

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 24/09/2018 01:22:09   Subject: Li thium Ion Battery digest
[quote="royfellows"]Look at the authorship.

Conditions can be created in a lab that would not happen in practice and the findings of such be used to fuel $cares.

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Topic: Li thium Ion Battery digest
Roy Morton

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 22/09/2018 02:39:02   Subject: Li thium Ion Battery digest
Yup. A tad heavy going in places :lol: but with the right personal ignorance filter switched on the sensible bits shine through the geekological bits.
I'm still in recovery............
Topic: Li thium Ion Battery digest
Roy Morton

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 20/09/2018 21:46:37   Subject: Li thium Ion Battery digest
Everything you ever wanted to know about Lithium Ion batteries (but were too afraid to ask)

A very good tech article that informs and dissolves a few myths

https://www.nature.com
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/09/2018 22:24:58   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
Fascinating fact for today - Alligators can grow up to 20 feet, but most only grow four.
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/09/2018 22:42:52   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
If the Titanic had a lisp, that would be unthinkable.
Topic: Miners Tools.
Roy Morton

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 09/09/2018 22:39:12   Subject: Miners Tools.
You may well be right John. The Germans had an influence on mining in Cornwall from very early days. The pick has always been associated with mining, and a few different patterns have appeared that ar
Topic: Miners Tools.
Roy Morton

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 06/09/2018 03:02:52   Subject: Miners Tools.
In Cornwall the poll pick took the form of a pick spike at one end and a short hammer at the other.
The one in this photo has an 8 inch long pick and a 4 long inch hammer, and is typical of the t
Topic: Have you seen this plant?
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/07/2018 23:22:10   Subject: Have you seen this plant?
Also around the St Agnes, Cligga Head, Perran St George stretch of coast.
Topic: Ron Hooper ACSM
Roy Morton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/07/2018 23:01:12   Subject: Ron Hooper ACSM
I met Ron on a couple of occasions, both times about information on Duchy properties, for which he was the mineral agent. Nice chap, very helpful and amenable.
RIP
Topic: Hi from Sweden!
Roy Morton

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 08/06/2018 00:35:04   Subject: Hi from Sweden!
If you should ever find yourself down the other end of our island (Cornwall) there's lots of mines to choose from both inland and coastal.
If you are SRT capable, then there are one or two pretty
Topic: Site outage - 31st May to 1st June
Roy Morton

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 03/06/2018 00:46:59   Subject: Site outage - 31st May to 1st June
[quote="dwarrowdelf"]thought it was what I'd just posted on the forum :blink::confused:

went back in to edit it and......:([/quote]

I thought similar with the thread about the
Topic: Coniston Mine Bomb
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/06/2018 00:00:59   Subject: Coniston Mine Bomb
Yes, that's where I read it....well an extract from it anyway.
The article also says that it would have been impossible for anyone to have exited the mine before the lot went boom, and have been
Topic: Coniston Mine Bomb
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/05/2018 00:38:52   Subject: Coniston Mine Bomb
Rooting through some paperwork, I came across a copy of an article which related to the finding of a Calor gas cylinder, that had been filled with a home made ANFO type mix, and placed against the oak
Topic: Abandoned Engineering
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/05/2018 00:38:02   Subject: Abandoned Engineering
Sinker wrote -

As for television being 'the brain sucking, soul destroying work of Satan', I think cartoonist Robert Crumb, has it neatly sewn up in this sketch. :lol:

[link]1152
Topic: South Crofty looking for money!
Roy Morton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/05/2018 23:23:32   Subject: South Crofty looking for money!
[quote="J25GTi"]Im on for a 3rd on that!

However, If anyone knows who I need to talk to about the tender for the water treatment plant if it happens etc, it would be gratefully received....
Topic: favourite hard hat....
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2018 22:47:55   Subject: favourite hard hat....
Those MSA broad brims do tend to obscure vision directly upward and aren't much good in tight crawls.
They also look like the wearer is being attacked by a giant limpet :lol:
Topic: Mine capping in Cornwall.
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2018 22:35:07   Subject: Mine capping in Cornwall.
In Cornwall it's pretty rare that mineral rights would be included in any sale of land or property; The manor of East Cusgarne being a notable exception.
Such rights are generally retained by the
Topic: South Crofty looking for money!
Roy Morton

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/05/2018 21:56:00   Subject: South Crofty looking for money!
Things are afoot at the site and there's a real air of positivity in general.

there's a lot of reading here.......

https://www.strongbowexploration.com/site/assets/files/4962/sou
Topic: Hello from cornwall
Roy Morton

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 11/05/2018 23:55:20   Subject: Hello from cornwall
Welcome to the site. :flowers:
Input and additions to the DB are always welcome, but when doing so, it's worth checking that the mine in question has not already been included under one of its 'a
Topic: Dowsing for secret underground tunnels etc.
Roy Morton

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 09/05/2018 23:56:09   Subject: Dowsing for secret underground tunnels etc.
Saw a foreman on a construction site looking for a water pipe and traced it to the bank of a small brook. I looked on sceptical as F**! while a gorilla with a shovel started laying into the dirt.
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