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Topic: CBC Video
tomh

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/03/2017 20:17:25   Subject: CBC Video
We used 100m of rope which included the rigging and the camera on the end of it and we just reached the 'fill'.
Topic: st day town mineshafts
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/05/2015 17:27:03   Subject: st day town mineshafts
As stated above you really need a professional mining survey.
Plenty of good consultants about.
You really need the insurance backing from it.
Good luck
Topic: st day town mineshafts
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/05/2015 16:37:39   Subject: st day town mineshafts
why do you want to know?

Are you an explorer or a house purchaser?
Topic: Hello from Cornwall
tomh

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 17/11/2014 11:49:49   Subject: Hello from Cornwall
Hi Jules,

Why dont you pay for a search by a consultancy firm.

I am sure Drillbilly on here will be delighted to offer his professional services.



Topic: Easyish trips near Looe
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/09/2014 20:58:42   Subject: Easyish trips near Looe
You will probably have to head north towards minions/caradon hill area for anything worth doing
Topic: Mount Wellington Mine Twelve Heads: Which is the best surface portal?
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/09/2014 12:11:06   Subject: Mount Wellington Mine Twelve Heads: Which is the best surface portal?
Be seriously careful in Mount Wellington, it genuinely has low oxygen in some parts.

Go on to Facebook and check out Cornish explorers, they are arranging a trip there shortly.
Topic: New advertiser - Starless River
tomh

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/08/2014 19:30:12   Subject: New advertiser - Starless River
Really cracking people to deal with, I have not bought anything recently but when I do I will be going back to them.

They were even good enough to bring kit down with them for us to try las
Topic: Cornish Mining TV Series
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/05/2014 09:14:20   Subject: Cornish Mining TV Series
You can never please everyone!

Topic: Cornwall trip and ancient mines in Cornwall
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/05/2014 12:16:36   Subject: Cornwall trip and ancient mines in Cornwall
Get yourself this series of books:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Exploring-Cornish-Mines-Guided-Tours/dp/1873443323/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1400843735&sr=8-1&keywords=Exploring+Cornish+Mine
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Topic: New exhibition at Geevor
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/05/2014 09:02:26   Subject: New exhibition at Geevor
Thanks for posting, love a good excuse to get down west and visit Geevor.

Topic: How dangerous is mine exploration?
tomh

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2014 16:44:07   Subject: How dangerous is mine exploration?
What is this about spray painting arrows in mines?

Are people intentionally spraying them the wrong way found, if not what is the problem?
Topic: Rivet failure on Crolls
tomh

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 21/03/2014 14:17:49   Subject: Rivet failure on Crolls
That is why I like dual ropes also, the more points of contact the better.

Nothing more worrying than using SRT, ascending and clocking the rope rubbing on a point you missed on the way dow
Topic: Rivet failure on Crolls
tomh

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 21/03/2014 12:57:20   Subject: Rivet failure on Crolls
You should not be relying on a single point of contact anyway.

Ascending:
Pantin
Croll
Ascender
Shunt

Descending:
ID
Shunt
[b]
Topic: Collapsing County Adit/BBC News
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/03/2014 09:22:51   Subject: Collapsing County Adit/BBC News
This book is probably the best place to start:

The Great County Adit by JA Buckley Cornwall Mining History Industry engineering
Topic: Wherry & Wheal Mexico.
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/03/2014 13:02:55   Subject: Wherry & Wheal Mexico.
checkout cornish mining scenes on facebook
Topic: newby from west devon
tomh

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 04/03/2014 16:37:05   Subject: newby from west devon
Cheers
Topic: newby from west devon
tomh

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 04/03/2014 13:05:31   Subject: newby from west devon
Can you use www.flashearth.com to pin point where the shaft that has opened up is?
Topic: Heartlands Project
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/03/2014 19:25:42   Subject: Heartlands Project
I would be lying if I said I was bothered by this.

This is the Karma for opposing a 'working mine' on its very doorstep.
Topic: What is your best mine explore - Cornwall
tomh

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/02/2014 16:17:53   Subject: What is your best mine explore - Cornwall
Dines book vol 1 - the metalliferous mining region of sw england

Do you have both books?
Dines is a 2 part
Topic: What is your best mine explore - Cornwall
tomh

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/02/2014 21:29:53   Subject: What is your best mine explore - Cornwall
Don't forget the Trounson books and the Spargo books.

I have been looking for a certain shaft mention on Par Consols and finally found it in Trounsons future mines of Cornwall today :thum
Topic: Creating a metal grid on mine shaft
tomh

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/02/2014 21:25:33   Subject: Creating a metal grid on mine shaft
It has been done at Wheal Peevor. The removable grill is bolted in though.
Topic: What is your best mine explore - Cornwall
tomh

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2014 17:56:47   Subject: What is your best mine explore - Cornwall
I think Wheal Roots is well worth a visit too
Topic: Botallack in the storm
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/02/2014 14:54:47   Subject: Botallack in the storm
[quote]this is in Cornwall Roy, they've seen out a fair few storms like that in their time! [/quote]

Thats what was said about some of the harbour walls...........
Topic: Damage to mine sites
tomh

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/01/2014 21:18:05   Subject: Damage to mine sites
I agree with your points but sadly my boss has a saying which is often true:

Nobody in authority cares.

Given the council appear to have woefully desecrated many sites themselves
Topic: Accident at Wheal Maid
tomh

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/01/2014 12:35:07   Subject: Accident at Wheal Maid
I am familiar with Wheal Maid, some of the jumps are pretty crazy and could easily catch the unwary out.

Even if you get it right the landing areas are littered with rocks ranging from peb
Topic: Cree 5W LED torch at Aldi
tomh

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/01/2014 09:33:58   Subject: Cree 5W LED torch at Aldi
I also smeer a little vaseline around the threads to protect further, is it waterproof or submersible?
Topic: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
tomh

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 30/12/2013 19:05:00   Subject: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
Yes mineral collecting is a sore subject.

However taking a small sample from a bountiful area (e.g. Cligga) in a mine for a personal collection if you have a serious interest is different t
Topic: Unity Woods
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/12/2013 15:04:03   Subject: Unity Woods
If your looking for places to explore.

Park in the Cott Valley nr St Just and take the coast path towards Cape Cornwall. Tons of stuff you could walk in to, even stuff right next to the car
Topic: First explore - Help
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/12/2013 12:08:57   Subject: First explore - Help
Cheers Pat,

See you then all being well.
Topic: First explore - Help
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/12/2013 09:17:22   Subject: First explore - Help
Digger, Pat and a fair few of the CBC/St Austell MIne exploring group visit a quarry near Luxulyan which is perfect for SRT practice.
All on the edge of the quarry, a very good place to learn.
Topic: North wheal jane - Help
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/12/2013 19:58:11   Subject: North wheal jane - Help
I would also suggest you get and read the Hamilton Jenkin book specific to the area you are exploring, often lots more in them than he put on the maps.

Topic: Trethowel Woods
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/12/2013 20:07:55   Subject: Trethowel Woods
Is anything mentioned in Dines?
Topic: Trethowel Woods
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/12/2013 13:37:08   Subject: Trethowel Woods
Do the adits go or are they dead ends?
Topic: South Crofty
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/11/2013 15:25:44   Subject: South Crofty
Thanks Lozz,

Very interesting
Topic: Cornwall inside info greatfully received
tomh

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 14/11/2013 09:37:42   Subject: Cornwall inside info greatfully received
Could be the Carclaze leat you are referring to.
Topic: Cornwall inside info greatfully received
tomh

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 13/11/2013 11:33:37   Subject: Cornwall inside info greatfully received
Where is the Crinnis stream you refer to?
Topic: Heartlands Project
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/10/2013 09:25:16   Subject: Heartlands Project
I was there at a conference on Friday, still as dire as the last time I visited it.
Sat in the Tin room you could easily forget you are at a significant mining site.
Such a shame.
Topic: Wheal Merth St Ives
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/08/2013 09:56:57   Subject: Wheal Merth St Ives
Is Wheal Merth the one that was used by the home guard?
Topic: stupid t***s in cornwall
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/08/2013 15:06:16   Subject: stupid t***s in cornwall
Makes you wonder what/who the locals are hiding down the shaft/s!
Topic: stupid t***s in cornwall
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/08/2013 09:09:11   Subject: stupid t***s in cornwall
There is a network of tracks around that area, the local farmer does take objection to some of the off road crowd using the lane with 4x4s so is a bit territorial.

I have spent quite a bit
Topic: Devon Great Consols - Share Certificates
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/07/2013 13:32:45   Subject: Devon Great Consols - Share Certificates
Photos probably do exist, its just locating them. Probably in someones loft or the back of a cupboard.

I know the feeling of having a big mining area and very little photographic evidence,
Topic: MINEAR DOWNS Archive Album (album)
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/06/2013 16:31:52   Subject: MINEAR DOWNS Archive Album (album)
Edited because my first reply was wrong!

Hi, I have checked an old map and yes there are shafts in that area.

Imerys may be able to help as they have old records, I would suggest
Topic: Trethowel Woods
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/06/2013 14:45:19   Subject: Trethowel Woods
Francesca did you manage to gather any more information?
Topic: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/06/2013 14:15:50   Subject: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
batcare (@) cornwall-batgroup.co.uk

http://www.cornwall-batgroup.co.uk/


edited due to below
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
tomh

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/06/2013 09:49:16   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
I went to a seminar on renewable recently.

The big shocker was this:
Some of the big turbines CAN produce a lot more power than they do.
However if they produce over a certain amo
Topic: Corroded Ali Crab Failure
tomh

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 13/06/2013 13:54:26   Subject: Corroded Ali Crab Failure
I use stainless break pins on my motorbike caliper, its a tough call between normal or stainless.

Normal rust/corrode and can restrict pad movement.

Stainless wear out pretty qui
Topic: Trethowel Woods
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/06/2013 09:01:07   Subject: Trethowel Woods
Dolcoathguy

When you say your colleague at work (par)

Do you mean that your colleague lives in par or you yourself work in par?

I live in the Par area and am busy visi
Topic: Trethowel Woods
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/06/2013 16:30:48   Subject: Trethowel Woods
Hi,

How long have you owned the waterwheel inn?

If you use the cornwall council online interactive map it shows various information on mine workings, the further you zoom in the
Topic: Trethowel Woods
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/06/2013 15:52:46   Subject: Trethowel Woods
You got me curious, I have spent a while on the cornwall interactive map, there is a lot to look at in the general area, plenty of adits, shafts, tips etc.

However in my experience a lot of
Topic: Trethowel Woods
tomh

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/06/2013 15:11:00   Subject: Trethowel Woods
I had a look round earlier whilst travelling between appointments, the whole area looks interesting.

But as you say land owners permission would be advised as its not an easy nip in to the
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