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Topic: Devon Great Consols - September 2020
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/09/2020 15:51:16   Subject: Devon Great Consols - September 2020
It's an amazing place. I've been poking around there, both above and below ground, for 25 years and am still finding new things
Topic: St Agnes mines. Anyone able to help?
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/09/2020 19:00:01   Subject: St Agnes mines. Anyone able to help?
Welcome to Aditnow.

Your best bet "down west" is the Carbis Bay Crew". In the far West St Just Mines research group and for the Tamar Valley try the Plymouth Caving Group.
Topic: Hello!
Tamarmole

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 12/09/2020 10:57:17   Subject: Hello!
Hi Welcome to AN
Topic: Landjoff oversuit.
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/08/2020 19:42:46   Subject: Landjoff oversuit.
[quote="royfellows"]I have never done any good with oversuits, always had the zips go.
I buy Dickies Redhawk overalls and get get Stirling wear out of them, up until the zips go.[/quote]

Topic: Landjoff oversuit.
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/08/2020 18:16:25   Subject: Landjoff oversuit.
Time to dust off this old thread.

My 2015 Landjoff oversuit is still going strong; the bloody thing is indestructible. As I do a lot of digging this suit has taken a real hammering in some
Topic: Hi all!
Tamarmole

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/08/2020 15:35:26   Subject: Hi all!
Welcome to AN
Topic: Miners Tools.
Tamarmole

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 24/08/2020 15:34:10   Subject: Miners Tools.
[quote="ttxela"][quote="royfellows"]Clean metal can made to 'show' by the application of a swap soaked in vinegar. A good way to examine the hamon of a katana, to see how the two metals have been work
Topic: Miners Tools.
Tamarmole

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 21/08/2020 00:12:34   Subject: Miners Tools.
[quote="royfellows"]Rick, you probably know about this.
Older wrought iron tools.
How old?
Wrought from original ore without reaching molten state or otherwise?
Single metal, or a
Topic: Miners Tools.
Tamarmole

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 20/08/2020 21:30:00   Subject: Miners Tools.
Poll picks.

The Cornish miners universal tool
Topic: Back underground ????
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/08/2020 12:13:41   Subject: Back underground ????
Since the end of lockdown I have been extremely active underground. My chums and I have just managed to dig our way through a four metre long roof fall, accessing a large section of mine nobody has e
Topic: Interesting Fluorite Mine in north Pennines
Tamarmole

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/08/2020 21:44:21   Subject: Interesting Fluorite Mine in north Pennines
[quote="kesh01"]
Thank you all for your feedback, maybe shoudnt have posted the link on here, as your all experts in the field and our video is just two hobbyists enjoying an explore.

Topic: Interesting Fluorite Mine in north Pennines
Tamarmole

Forum: North East England   Posted: 12/08/2020 15:22:02   Subject: Hudeshope West Fluorite Mine (mine)
Same problem down in the South West. Some group of publicity seekers have posted up a video explore of Phoenix up on Caradon, an incredibly sensitive area as far as mine exploration is concerned. An
Topic: Explosive information
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/08/2020 13:26:18   Subject: Explosive information
[quote="Goldie"]Can anyone point me to a site or book where I can learn more about the power and safety of dynamite and black powder in the 1870s. i am writing a novel set in the iron mining communiti
Topic: Devon Great Consols: A Mine of Mines, by R J Stewart
Tamarmole

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 30/07/2020 12:48:16   Subject: Devon Great Consols: A Mine of Mines, by R J Stewart
The lack of a reprint is a real pain. Someone posted about the book on a local facebook page and I've had half a dozen requests today!

As I am the copyright holder I am considering doing a
Topic: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
Tamarmole

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/07/2020 13:31:28   Subject: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
It is an inherent problem with publicly funded heritage projects. Here in the Tamar Valley a fortune was spent on the "Tamar Valley Minining Heritage Project" in the 2000s. Some significant capital p
Topic: Gear review, Roughneck Micro Mattock
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/07/2020 10:27:14   Subject: Gear review, Roughneck Micro Mattock
I've just picked up a "Roughneck Micro Mattock" . The head appears to be forged with an adze type mattock end and a pick end. The shaft is 15" long and fibreglass. It looks and feels seriously robu
Topic: Powdered milk
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/07/2020 22:30:50   Subject: Powdered milk
[quote="royfellows"]This is the most bizarre thread yet to run on aditnow
People, there's a life out there, honest.
:([/quote]

Do I get a prize for starting it?
Topic: Powdered milk
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/07/2020 09:12:08   Subject: Powdered milk
[quote="crickleymal"]I've used Coffeemate before now with reasonable success.[/quote]

It was Coffeemate that prompted my original post.
Topic: Powdered milk
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/07/2020 22:55:39   Subject: Powdered milk
[quote="ttxela"]I'm assuming by brew you mean tea and not coffee. Coffee is of course best taken with cream but only infrequently on the continent with no-one watching.
[/quote]

I refe
Topic: Powdered milk
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/07/2020 15:28:46   Subject: Powdered milk
[quote="Jim MacPherson"][quote="Yorkshireman"]There's a product made in Germany called "Sucofin Magermilchpulver" (skimmed milk powder).

Tastes just like the real thing when its reconstitut
Topic: Powdered milk
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/07/2020 11:23:21   Subject: Powdered milk
Whilst out and about I often take a small brew kit with me. In terms of milk out of preference I take real milk in a small bottle and add it in the way god intended.

On occasion taking r
Topic: Back underground ????
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/06/2020 11:28:35   Subject: Back underground ????
Seems reasonable to me.

The only caveat that I would add would be prepared to bail and find another venue if there is someone else in the cave / mine.
Topic: Back underground ????
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/06/2020 11:18:16   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="ttxela"][quote="Tamarmole"]Now we are further down the line I wonder if people's views have changed?

[/quote]

I'd be interested to know too. Nikki and I had our first out
Topic: Back underground ????
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/06/2020 10:56:41   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="pwhole"]But we need to know - did you cough on any of the hangers? ;)[/quote]

;D
Topic: Back underground ????
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/06/2020 23:18:29   Subject: Back underground ????
Now we are further down the line I wonder if people's views have changed?

I went underground today for; the first time since the lockdown started. Since lockdown was relaxed I have been do
Topic: NAMHO 2021 in Shropshire
Tamarmole

Forum: Events   Posted: 28/05/2020 16:10:35   Subject: NAMHO 2021 in Shropshire
[quote="royfellows"][quote="Tamarmole"]Really enjoyed the last Shropshire NAMHO. Great venue. I particularly enjoyed the winch trip down Chapel Shaft(?) at Snailbeach. Hopefully they'll run that ag
Topic: NAMHO 2021 in Shropshire
Tamarmole

Forum: Events   Posted: 28/05/2020 10:15:31   Subject: NAMHO 2021 in Shropshire
Really enjoyed the last Shropshire NAMHO. Great venue. I particularly enjoyed the winch trip down Chapel Shaft(?) at Snailbeach. Hopefully they'll run that again.
Topic: Back underground ????
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2020 18:11:02   Subject: Back underground ????
In spite of what government advice apparently says I think driving any appreciable distance to pursue one's hobby is not on. Living in Cornwall the last thing I want to see is an influx of people fr
Topic: Back underground ????
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2020 14:44:59   Subject: Back underground ????
I must admit I am in two minds. At the moment my inclination is to err on the side of caution.

Topic: Back underground ????
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2020 12:10:27   Subject: Back underground ????
Looking at the latest government pronouncements two things strike me. Firstly two people from different households can now exercise together providing they socially distance. Secondly we can now tra
Topic: House with an incline?
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/05/2020 14:50:42   Subject: House with an incline?
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]Assheton-Smiths' definitely had a railway for delivering food from the kitchen, whether or not it included an incline I don't know.

Ah yes Sennan is the one I had seen
Topic: House with an incline?
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/05/2020 09:45:16   Subject: House with an incline?
There is a house near Sennen in West Cornwall with a domestic incline. Probably the most notable is the one at St Micheal's Mount (also in Cornwall).
Topic: House with an incline?
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/05/2020 17:24:25   Subject: House with an incline?
I seem to recall that the Asheton Smythe family of Dinorwic fame built an incline from their kitchen to their dining room to speed up food delivery.
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/05/2020 12:18:58   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
[quote="Les W"]I'm sorry I started this now. I didn't realise how much hate there was in the mine and cave community.
[/quote]

Hate is a strong word. I don't see any hate in this thre
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2020 10:35:50   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
[quote="Jim MacPherson"]This thread has become a bit tetchy, the OP's comment about funding seems quite a reasonable avenue for clubs to pursue. If you feel the need to vent spleen etc have a beef at
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2020 00:10:21   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
[quote="sinker"][quote="Peter Burgess"]Quite right PWhole - don't let anyone make you feel guilty about it. :thumbsup:[/quote]

No guilt there that's for sure. It stinks. Wrong time. Wrong m
Topic: Fisma carbide lamp
Tamarmole

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/04/2020 09:52:01   Subject: Fisma carbide lamp
Never owned one myself but.... If it is a Fisma it works on a pressurised system. The Fisma was always reckoned to be the best carbide generator around as it wouldn't cut out when held in odd positi
Topic: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/04/2020 11:53:40   Subject: Ways to pass the time when you don't have a mine in the garden
Getting back to the mine in the garden thing.

Back in the early 90s I was a post grad at Bournemouth Uni. At weekends I used to play trains at a little village called Corfe Mullen where
Topic: Early Engines Conference 2
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/04/2020 16:37:47   Subject: Early Engines Conference 2
Latest gen is that it is being rescheduled to spring 2021 rather than November 2020.
Topic: INTER - NAHMO Conference April 2020
Tamarmole

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 05/04/2020 16:43:01   Subject: INTER - NAHMO Conference April 2020
[quote="Moorebooks"][quote="gingerlycolors"]Being as the NAMHO 2020 Conference did not go ahead this weekend due to the Dreaded Lurgi that is sweeping the globe right now, I will be suggesting that th
Topic: INTER - NAHMO Conference April 2020
Tamarmole

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 04/04/2020 18:19:47   Subject: INTER - NAHMO Conference April 2020
Can't help thinking NAMHO's in the south west are cursed!

2000: Most field trips cancelled at short notice
2007: Death of the pig man / website hijacked and replaced with p0rn/ the p
Topic: INTER - NAHMO Conference April 2020
Tamarmole

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 04/04/2020 16:43:38   Subject: INTER - NAHMO Conference April 2020
[quote="I.A.Recordings"]If you are sitting at home like us and you are disappointed at the cancellation of the InterNAMHO Conference in Cornwall, due to Covid-19, and are missing your Cornish mining f
Topic: Mines to explore
Tamarmole

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/04/2020 20:32:39   Subject: Mines to explore
Welcome to Aditnow.

Now really is not a good time to be going underground. Stay in and stay safe.
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/03/2020 13:17:04   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
A few years ago I went to explore Lockeridge mine on the Bere Peninsula. On the way in I stumbled upon the ubiquitous black bin bag of p0rn. Being of an inquisitive mind I took a look inside (as you
Topic: Mining term: jem crow
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2020 17:43:24   Subject: Mining term: jem crow
As a railwayman a Jim Crow (rail bender) is my stock in trade. I spent all of January and a fair chunk of February using one.

I have always wondered where the term Jim Crow comes from.
Topic: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2020 18:32:33   Subject: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
Some positive news. My redundancy has been rescinded and I am now on furlough. It looks like there may be light at the end of the tunnel.
Topic: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2020 09:31:00   Subject: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
[quote="D.Send"]Hi,
Which dam are you referring to ?

During the rediscovery of deep adit level in 1971, there was a dam below a shaft, because of muck having fallen down from above, bu
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 17:10:00   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Moped in Great Rock.
Topic: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/03/2020 21:21:01   Subject: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]The dam in the adit Rick. How much of a dam is it? Is it something we can take out with a breaker and a load of time? With some old layflat an air "sucker" could
Topic: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
Tamarmole

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/03/2020 20:46:47   Subject: Last shift at the George & Charlotte
[quote="waggy"]Thats not good at all. Im guessing it falls under mine management regs whats the plan with that. just abandoned again?.[/quote]

That's in the hands of the mine owner /operato
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