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Topic: Trebor.
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Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 07/01/2018 06:34:05   Subject: Trebor.
Hi, I use Google Earth extensively at work, it's generally very good but there are areas on the edges of the individual images where it can be (my estimate) up to 60 - 70 metres out. Like all these th
Topic: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/01/2017 10:16:08   Subject: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
Another bubble. With Australia's highest grade (2x world average) and biggest hardrock lithium mine operating on a single shift most of the current crop of low-grade Li-mica and lithium brine hopefuls
Topic: (Pub!) Happy 2017!
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/01/2017 07:10:35   Subject: (Pub!) Happy 2017!
May I add a Happy New Year from me down here in sunny Queensland to all at AditNow. ;D
Topic: Sovereign Hill
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Forum: Australasia   Posted: 24/12/2015 10:32:09   Subject: Sovereign Hill
All the steam machinery is genuine and it's a very rare sight to see boilers actually fired up and driving steam equipment. I quote from their web-site 'Sovereign Hill is administered by The Sovereign
Topic: Sovereign Hill
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Forum: Australasia   Posted: 23/12/2015 03:45:31   Subject: Sovereign Hill
After 34 years in the Antipodes, I finally got around to visiting Sovereign Hill during a recent holiday in Victoria. I guess I've become a bit skeptical over the years and wasn't expecting much at So
Topic: Intersection of shaft in adit 1974 (photo)
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/01/2015 00:54:30   Subject: Intersection of shaft in adit 1974 (photo)
Thanks Tony, yes that makes a lot of sense. Pity that stretch of adit is now inaccessible. There were a lot of branches I wasn't game to have a look in at the time.
Topic: Intersection of shaft in adit 1974 (photo)
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/01/2015 04:54:59   Subject: Intersection of shaft in adit 1974 (photo)
Using GE, if you rotate the plan that I uploaded (because my N direction is obviously miles out) and scale it roughly then the shaft along the Pink/Friendly branch ends up pretty close to Wheal Friend
Topic: Intersection of shaft in adit 1974 (photo)
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/01/2015 12:32:21   Subject: Intersection of shaft in adit 1974 (photo)
From memory it was a gurt big hole and one that was never going to be illuminated by my instamatic flash so I never tried. Carbona ? Not sure. I got the feeling that it was the junction of a couple of
Topic: Polberro
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/12/2014 11:48:59   Subject: Polberro
I did a rough survey of this back in 1973 (just uploaded). You're right Roy, there was a lot to see in there. I do remember crossing a big flooded shaft on a plank at one stage.
Topic: Cornwall Arsenic
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/10/2014 11:35:22   Subject: Cornwall Arsenic
Rice is often used as a 'blank' standard (known low level sample) for laboratory calibration in biogeochemical assaying - maybe that's what it's for.
Topic: Punjom & Sunghie Dua Samantan Mining Co.
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Forum: Australasia   Posted: 08/06/2014 07:13:09   Subject: Punjom & Sunghie Dua Samantan Mining Co.
Have you had a look at the National Library of Australia digital newspaper holdings ? I got a few hits just by searching for Punjom:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=Punjom
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Topic: Cornwall
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Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/02/2014 21:43:00   Subject: Cornwall
G'day Skippy, Some time ago (mid-1970s) I and a few others went down one of the shafts on electron ladders. At the bottom it opens into a big sea cave, so hearing water rushing around is understandabl
Topic: Merry Christmas
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/12/2013 11:18:35   Subject: Merry Christmas
...and a Very Happy Christmas to all from the downunder part of the planet ! Have a great day.
Topic: Three Miners Dead in Germany
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Forum: Europe   Posted: 03/10/2013 12:11:24   Subject: Three Miners Dead in Germany
Can't seem to get that link to work - try this:

http://www.miningaustralia.com.au/news/three-german-miners-killed-after-underground-explo

Topic: Pendarves
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/09/2013 13:01:01   Subject: Pendarves
Thanks ICLOK,
I must be losing it - there was one of my photos in that album already !
Thanks again.
Topic: Pendarves
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/08/2013 11:35:19   Subject: Pendarves
G'day Guys,

I've got a rather distant piccie of Pendarves to put up from when it was reopened by South Crofty - early 80s. Is Pendarves Consols the right place to drop it ?

Thank
Topic: south crofty progress
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/02/2013 20:44:56   Subject: south crofty progress
That's all we need. It's hard enough getting a mine going here without adding urban renewal twats into the mix.
Topic: Great Rock Query
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/12/2012 22:34:29   Subject: Great Rock Query
Thanks Tamarmole,

One less mystery in the photo album !

Have a great New Year.
Topic: Great Rock Query
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/12/2012 04:27:21   Subject: Great Rock Query
Gents,

Silly me, should have been more precise - the one in Devon near Bovey Tracey. Now you should be able to see the image (see original post). Don't want to go there, just curious about
Topic: Great Rock Query
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/12/2012 00:07:11   Subject: Great Rock Query
During the 1970s and 1980s Leicester University used to run practical mine surveying courses in one of the smaller old micaceous hematite mines near Great Rock. There were two adits with an open stope
Topic: Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Forum: Europe   Posted: 03/10/2012 12:11:00   Subject: Wieliczka Salt Mine
Undoubtedly Poland's premier tourist mine. They've got the lot; wifi, underground mobile phone coverage (in some areas) caf├ęs, shops and it's all rather sanitised and touristified. But, having said al
Topic: Parkandillack
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/08/2012 22:49:16   Subject: Parkandillack
Yes, he did meet Gareth. They did a lot of filming near the back road from Bugle down to Carclaze and over near Rescorla. I had a brief job holding up the traffic on the back road so they could keep m
Topic: Parkandillack
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/08/2012 14:24:37   Subject: Parkandillack
I've just surfed across a YouTube clip of the first part of Stocker's Copper, a 1972 (?) BBC TV film. Parkandillack engine and scenes if I'm not mistaken from 2mins 30 to about 5mins in. Crap quality
Topic: Anyone know what this is?
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/08/2012 13:22:19   Subject: Anyone know what this is?
I'll go with Rufenig and John Lawson on this one - jasper. Loks too vitreous to be hematite. Maybe pushed around during the ice ages ?
Cheers
Topic: Tin smelting help needed
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/07/2012 04:38:59   Subject: Tin smelting help needed
re XRF guns - place I work just bought an Olympus one, ca. $35k Aussie so not cheap. Good for a spot assay but only to a few microns depth on a rock sample but should work well on a fine grained conce
Topic: Taku/Takoo Gold Mines, West Africa
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Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 01/07/2012 08:07:29   Subject: Taku/Takoo Gold Mines, West Africa
Very possibly Tarkwa ?

Big gold mining centre in Ghana - old underground ops recently gave way to some massive open cut operations (last 25 years).

Cheers
Topic: The Libiola Copper Mining CO. L.t.d.
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Forum: Europe   Posted: 06/01/2012 08:08:19   Subject: The Libiola Copper Mining CO. L.t.d.
I've just received Archive CD Books giant 50% off sale blurb but this link may be of interest to you, granet. Lots of street directories of London on CD:

http://www.archivecdbooks.ie/acatal
Topic: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/01/2012 07:34:11   Subject: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
When I was hanging off my mate's hand in a winze at South Caradon I didn't have time to worry so it has to be when I got temporarily stuck in a vugh at Smallcleugh. Not counting working mines of cours
Topic: Ball 1909 - General Articles
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/01/2012 10:08:48   Subject: Ball 1909 - General Articles
In addition to Ball's reports on one or two specific sites he also reported more generally on Cornish mining and ore dressing - including a few photos which may not have been widely aired before. Arti
Topic: Dolcoath 1909
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/12/2011 12:37:44   Subject: Dolcoath 1909
Thanks Newstuff,
That certainly solved the immediate problem. I'm still unsure why the single file is so big. I've tried winding back the quality but they become illegible very quickly.
I'll
Topic: Dolcoath 1909
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/12/2011 00:25:59   Subject: Dolcoath 1909
Easier said than done. In a bandwidth and HDD storage disaster (javascript:emoticon(':curse:') - sorry Simon) I've ended up with 4 separate pdf documents which are almost as large as the original comp
Topic: Dolcoath 1909
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/12/2011 23:16:15   Subject: Dolcoath 1909
G'day Dolcoathguy,

Good thinking. The Dolcoath article is only 3.5 pages and a fraction of the whole journal. I've clipped out those pages as individual pdfs but can't put them back into a
Topic: Dolcoath 1909
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/12/2011 13:28:06   Subject: Dolcoath 1909
In 1909, L.C. Ball of the Queensland Geological Survey visited Dolcoath and wrote up his visit for the Queensland Govt. Mining Journal. It's a useful summary and also contains a picture of William's s
Topic: The Libiola Copper Mining CO. L.t.d.
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Forum: Europe   Posted: 19/12/2011 11:51:59   Subject: The Libiola Copper Mining CO. L.t.d.
One place to start looking for the possible street name would be some of the indexes that have been done for the various 10 year censuses of the UK between 1851 and 2011. I've just tried to have a loo
Topic: Murcia, Spain Mixed Mine
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Forum: Europe   Posted: 24/11/2011 09:58:56   Subject: Murcia, Spain Mixed Mine
OK, I've moved it on to dry land. The hills east of Cartagena, la Sierra Minera, look like a mining historian's paradise but, by all accounts, also an environmental disaster area. I plumped for the Mi
Topic: Old Mine Exploration in Russia
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Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 12/11/2011 12:26:21   Subject: Old Mine Exploration in Russia
http://dedmaxopka.livejournal.com/

Well, it's somewhere that they use the cyrillic alphabet anyway. A brace of photos taken during exploration of a disused iron mine although photo 23 sugge
Topic: Iron Mining, Bell Island, Newfoundland
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Forum: North America   Posted: 28/10/2011 21:58:14   Subject: Iron Mining, Bell Island, Newfoundland
Surfing through some earth science blogs earlier I came across a couple of links which may be of interest :

The blog post : http://all-geo.org/erratics/2011/10/the-iron-ore-of-bell-island-c
Topic: British Miners in Malaya 1888-1915
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/09/2011 02:47:02   Subject: British Miners in Malaya 1888-1915
I'm sure you've already come across this post on the mining history list but if not it may be of interest:

"This new book just published, may be of interest to some members of the list:
Topic: Im New
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Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/08/2011 09:25:42   Subject: Im New
Welcome Owen,
There's a few Aussies on here. It's a great resource for mining history. Anything you can add, photos, old documents, whatever, from your neck of the woods will be greatly appreciat
Topic: Radon and mine exploration.
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Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 02/08/2011 22:43:23   Subject: Radon and mine exploration.
Thanks for clearing that up Agricola. I'd say that'd be the story I've heard but probably a bit muddled in the telling by the sound of it.

Cheers
Topic: Radon and mine exploration.
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Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 30/07/2011 08:15:11   Subject: Radon and mine exploration.
This sounds like a bit of a beat-up. I can imagine radon levels being 'absolutely huge' (whatever that means) somewhere like Kingswood where there's a pitchblende vein but anywhere that there's any th
Topic: Drill recommendation
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Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 25/07/2011 00:18:26   Subject: Drill recommendation
The Hilti is the tool of choice for most underground surveyors in Australia. Not cheap but a quality piece of engineering.
Topic: New method of locating when adding mines
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Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 24/06/2011 11:43:52   Subject: New method of locating when adding mines
Hmm, that'll take a bit of getting used to - especially in the middle of a featureless wasteland like Western Australia. I've had one success near an obvious road but I think I'll still need to use la
Topic: Ukranian miners - UK winter 1947
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Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/06/2011 09:23:50   Subject: Ukranian miners - UK winter 1947
I spent a couple of weeks in a B&B at Shap in the mid 1970s. IIRC the owner was Ukrainian and working at a gypsum mine not far away (the name escapes me) - possibly where he came from. Surname was Bra
Topic: Aussie Update
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Forum: Australasia   Posted: 05/06/2011 00:46:09   Subject: Aussie Update
Just to let the regulars know that I'm in the process of tidying up some of the Aussie entires - correcting spelling, deleting duplicates and the like. A work in progress for some time I expect.
Topic: A new geologist on the block
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Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 02/04/2011 05:34:08   Subject: A new geologist on the block
From one geo to another, David, welcome to the site ! I agree wholeheartedly, there's some fabulous geology to be seen in many old mine workings. Enjoy the site !
Topic: Stockton M Co
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Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 25/03/2011 08:36:14   Subject: Stockton M Co
A correspondent on an email mining history list has enquired :

"A colleague is cataloguing historic mining machinery collected by a museum on a Queensland gold field. In the collection are
Topic: Rust mine shells - HELP WANTED!
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2011 08:24:19   Subject: Rust mine shells - HELP WANTED!
Hmm, a complex subject no doubt. The composition of the original iron probably plays a part in so much as the ability of the iron to dissolve in the first place is going to be a function of original c
Topic: Reefton Goldfield
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Forum: Australasia   Posted: 24/03/2011 03:22:52   Subject: Reefton Goldfield
Surfing for details of Reefton today I chanced upon one or two very nice photos of the area - worth a quick look in a quiet moment:

http://www.naturespic.com/newzealand/image.asp?id=41327
Topic: Galantas underground mining
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Forum: Northern Ireland   Posted: 06/03/2011 00:59:39   Subject: Galantas underground mining
[quote="CastNoShadow"]Hello.

"There is a cost difference open pit to underground but not as much as one might think. This is because we are dealing with a steeply dipping vein deposit 1-2 m
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