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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.
Topic: F Reddaway & Co. Pendleton Manchester
Roy Morton

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/05/2018 01:47:35   Subject: F Reddaway & Co. Pendleton Manchester
Good to see a photo of the man himself.
Apparently the so called camel hair belting contained no camel hair, and was used only as a marketing gimmick. One of the many court cases dealt with this
Topic: Earthquake a Polish Coal mine
Roy Morton

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 07/05/2018 02:01:18   Subject: Earthquake a Polish Coal mine
So Far 2 dead 3 missing - Reuters.

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-poland-miners-jsw/two-miners-dead-three-missing-after-quake-at-polish-coal-mine-idUKKBN1I70BI
Topic: F Reddaway & Co. Pendleton Manchester
Roy Morton

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/05/2018 01:54:28   Subject: F Reddaway & Co. Pendleton Manchester
The name Atkinson doesn't ring any bell with me. I thought I'd take another look at the link to the court case, but University of Cambridge website returns a 'file not found' noteice.

AN me
Topic: Narrow gauge sack truck: transporting sand bags UG
Roy Morton

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 03/05/2018 10:56:34   Subject: Narrow gauge sack truck: transporting sand bags UG
Well Roy, this dig was done over 25 years ago and the land in question is now in private ownership. Access I haven't got a clue about any more. Location wise it's within walking distance of my place.
Topic: Narrow gauge sack truck: transporting sand bags UG
Roy Morton

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 01/05/2018 21:29:26   Subject: Narrow gauge sack truck: transporting sand bags UG
This seems to be the only picture I have of the 'Inline' truck. We shifted an awful lot of muck with that little truck.
We got our breakthrough in the end and it served its purpose well.

Topic: Narrow gauge sack truck: transporting sand bags UG
Roy Morton

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 30/04/2018 01:48:49   Subject: Narrow gauge sack truck: transporting sand bags UG
[quote="legendrider"][photo]105427[/photo]

MARK[/quote]

What a great idea :thumbsup:

We had a dig in a very narrow adit and built a long box with two wheelbarrow wheel
Topic: bulbs
Roy Morton

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/04/2018 23:04:46   Subject: bulbs
How many do you want and what type are you after? is it the pre focus halogen, pre focus xenon or the old ES screw base with the large glass globe, hard to find now but I still have some.
Got a
Topic: MJ Extracts
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/04/2018 01:09:26   Subject: MJ Extracts
I was interested to see Trelusback Mine included in the list. Not very much has been published on this unfortunate adventure.
Tin was initially found at shallow depth, and this spurred investment
Topic: MJ Extracts
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/04/2018 01:56:58   Subject: MJ Extracts
A list of mines from The Mining Journal Jan 1st 1853.
Some interesting reading here.

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Topic: A Narrow Escape
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/03/2018 03:22:58   Subject: A Narrow Escape
Peter, I believe it could work if when the article is submitted, it is copied and pasted to the documents folder of that mine.
Any other articles not related to any mine, such as improvements to
Topic: A Narrow Escape
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2018 13:37:56   Subject: A Narrow Escape
Mining is dangerous profession with new hazards everyday especially when breaking ground.
By the same token, there are many tales of interest both practical and scientific, that have been reporte
Topic: A Narrow Escape
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2018 00:09:41   Subject: A Narrow Escape
The following extract reminded me of an experience I had some years ago.
Two of us were ascending an incline shaft on the coast. I elected to go last and pull the rope up with me.
I had a s
Topic: Photo of the month
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2018 00:17:12   Subject: Photo of the month
This months photo is so reminiscent of an old picture of the boilerhouse at Tresavean mine in Cornwall, a few hundred metres from my home location.

[link]55189[linkphoto]55189[/linkphoto][/
Topic: Welsh coal revival?
Roy Morton

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/03/2018 22:44:15   Subject: Welsh coal revival?
Cheers Morlock. From the forum,I guess it's going to be a case of wait and see how things develop. Seems silly the place closed because of the price of coal on the international market, but perhaps le
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