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Posts by DougCornwall

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Topic: Mystery water wheel
DougCornwall

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/11/2019 11:36:52   Subject: Mystery water wheel
Can anyone identify this wheel please. Taken probably 1969. Thought to be Trevaunance Coombe dressing floors but not so sure now. Suggestions appreciated.[img]https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Photo/Water-Whe
Topic: Geiger counters
DougCornwall

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/03/2018 15:10:48   Subject: Geiger counters
Does anyone have recommendations for models/types of geiger counters that work well finding radioative samples in old dump/tips?
Thanks for help
Topic: Mulberry Pit
DougCornwall

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/10/2014 20:54:49   Subject: Mulberry Pit
We explored Mulberry pit in the very early 70's and the tramming level/drain was full of water then as well, so no change in the last 40yrs. One or two short side levels and the under pass tunnel syst
Topic: Wheal Speed (near Praa sands?) General info
DougCornwall

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/10/2014 17:08:30   Subject: Wheal Speed (near Praa sands?) General info
I've got a Speedwell showing slightly inland at Prussia cove with a load of shafts and then a separate mine called Speed is further NE about 1/4 mile inland. All very old. Are they the same mine, lode
Topic: Collapsing County Adit/BBC News
DougCornwall

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/03/2014 11:45:55   Subject: Collapsing County Adit/BBC News
Used copy of that book on amazon at moment
www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/187167851X/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used
Topic: Accident at Wheal Maid
DougCornwall

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/01/2014 19:44:21   Subject: Accident at Wheal Maid
Further to all this about 'bike jumps' etc...there is nothing that indicates that this cyclist was anywhere near the jumps when he had his 'accident'.
It seems his body was discovered by the con
Topic: cornish pumping houses on grand designs
DougCornwall

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/10/2011 11:00:12   Subject: cornish pumping houses on grand designs
Check out ICLOK's great pics on this site of Langford (good try with silver valley suggestion)
Topic: Restoring Dines
DougCornwall

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/06/2011 16:14:57   Subject: Restoring Dines
My copy of Dines cost £5 5s 0d but is in need of a makeover before it falls apart completely. Particularly the covers and the spine.
Does anyone know if these hardcover type books can be restored
Topic: Great Work
DougCornwall

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/04/2011 21:26:56   Subject: Great Work
Thank you Roy, I am glad you enjoyed the pic. That pic was B&W IR which I like for the moodiness it brings to old engine houses.
I have quite a few IR colour and B&W IR pics of various engine ho
Topic: whats your recommended dslr
DougCornwall

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 08/11/2010 20:40:44   Subject: whats your recommended dslr
For something very different try Fuji Finepix IS PRO full spectrum UV/IR with UV/IR cutoff filter for daylight work with Nikon lenses. Tough as old boots on magnesium Nikon body. Just within the £500
Topic: Duplicating mine names confusion
DougCornwall

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/11/2010 12:12:59   Subject: Duplicating mine names confusion
Going right back to when I started this thread it seems from everyone's opinion that there is unlikely to be a cure-all solution to occurences of duplication.
If Simon can provide a duplication d
Topic: Duplicating mine names confusion
DougCornwall

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/11/2010 17:28:56   Subject: Duplicating mine names confusion
This particularly seems to be a south west problem but it does get confusing.
Folks adding duplicate mine names especially by adding the word 'wheal' in front of an existing Aditnow database mine
Topic: Error in plotting sites in Google Maps
DougCornwall

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 22/10/2010 16:05:04   Subject: Error in plotting sites in Google Maps
Good on you Simon.
Plotting in decimal lat/long is great for chasing places on Google Earth, hand held gps etc. et al
Be great if you can find the time to make that change
Thanks
Topic: Woman admitted as Freeminer
DougCornwall

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/10/2010 21:19:30   Subject: Woman admitted as Freeminer

Golly gosh chaps what is the world coming to ... women as free miners ??????

before we know it they will want to become free masons...

Have to have a chat with the fellows
Topic: LED torches
DougCornwall

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/10/2010 19:50:07   Subject: LED torches
Just to add fuel to the torch addicts' fires. Just bought an 800 lumens pocket torch, alu body, car and mains charger. All for £7.
Off out now its going dark, its such fun!!!!
Topic: HALVANA tin mine
DougCornwall

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/09/2010 19:14:52   Subject: HALVANA tin mine
Thats more like it. Thats where it always used to be up on the moor.
While he is at it maybe Mr Simon could get rid of HALVINNA mine which is next to Halvanna on the aditnow list.
As the PDF
Topic: HALVANA tin mine
DougCornwall

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/09/2010 17:17:36   Subject: HALVANA tin mine
Is the Aditnow location correct for this mine?
Topic: Competition entry Just for fun
DougCornwall

Forum: The 2010 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 17/09/2010 13:49:11   Subject: Competition entry Just for fun
[quote]is that Virtuous Lady mine? [/quote]

Is Devon Great Consols so not too far from VLM
Topic: Update on Hot rocks drilling at Eden Project
DougCornwall

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/09/2010 11:48:11   Subject: Update on Hot rocks drilling at Eden Project
[url]http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/news/Hot-rockers-delighted-able-bid-163-1m-funding/article-2654426-detail/article.html[/url]
Topic: Competition entry Just for fun
DougCornwall

Forum: The 2010 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 16/09/2010 21:10:35   Subject: Competition entry Just for fun
Does this count as underground exploration photo ???
The front 2/3 is !!

Good luck with your serious entries, some great pics so far.
[photo]Personal-Album-3989-Image-54887[/phot
Topic: South Caradon Mine
DougCornwall

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/09/2010 21:57:07   Subject: South Caradon Mine
When was Jope's shaft filled/capped? I know it was open in the 60's.
Topic: South Caradon Mine
DougCornwall

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/09/2010 21:16:01   Subject: South Caradon Mine
Its mentioned in the Minions book
Topic: Wheal Tremar ??
DougCornwall

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/09/2010 09:05:45   Subject: Wheal Tremar ??
The engine was said to be only a couple of years old when sold in 1852/3 and purported to have done only a little work.
Could it be a 'mine for show' job for the London money market? It perha
Topic: Wheal Tremar ??
DougCornwall

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/09/2010 11:19:57   Subject: Wheal Tremar ??
Does anyone have any information on the location and history of Wheal Tremar please?
Presumably this was a Caradon mine and the only thing I can find out about it was that in about 1853 it sold
Topic: Hingston Down Brickworks
DougCornwall

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/03/2010 09:10:22   Subject: Hingston Down Brickworks
Brickworks is the only one on the downs, was called Calstock brickworks, made firebricks for boilers.
The office still stands (straight across the road from the Consols engine house) and is now c
Topic: Hingston Down Brickworks
DougCornwall

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/03/2010 20:08:58   Subject: Hingston Down Brickworks
Is anyone aware of any sources of pictures and information concerning this brickworks, particularly the kilns and the massive chimney and hopefully pictures which might show the observatory which was
Topic: Info wanted about Maenporth beach adit
DougCornwall

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/02/2010 19:53:49   Subject: Info wanted about Maenporth beach adit
[quote]Second thoughts...if it's right on the beach at Maenporth it's not the Swanvale outfall, that's further around the headland towards Swanpool, although the minging black water does look sewagey.
Topic: Dantzic timber
DougCornwall

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/02/2010 21:41:35   Subject: Dantzic timber
Thanks for the info Gwyn.
Topic: Dantzic timber
DougCornwall

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/02/2010 20:32:04   Subject: Dantzic timber
What type of wood is Dantzic timber and where did it come from?
Topic: A big bang
DougCornwall

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 05/02/2010 17:37:41   Subject: A big bang
Amazing. Thats quite a piece of stone they have moved there. Is that the quarry just north of Longdowns and to the east of Rosmanawes (Hot Rocks) quarry?
Do we know what they did with that piece
Topic: 1978 (photo)
DougCornwall

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/02/2010 17:18:27   Subject: 1978 (photo)
Tripod at Cligga. Check out the flares on the mining trousers if you trying to date the pic!!
[photo]Cligga-Head-Wolframite-Mine-Archive-Album-Image-47301[/photo]

[photo]Cligga-Head-W
Topic: Long Rock mine photos
DougCornwall

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/01/2010 22:02:37   Subject: Long Rock mine photos
Saying Wheal Wherry simply does not roll off the tongue very well, try saying it quickly with a few pints and no teeth and its easy to understand why its generally called the Wherry Mine
Topic: Tipping mine tub
DougCornwall

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/01/2010 21:50:02   Subject: Tipping mine tub
Noticed a tipping mine truck on ebay if anyone looking for one to put their flowers in.
Just search for hudson tipping tub. 99p and no bids when I looked but has an unknown reserve.
Its ov
Topic: Long Rock mine photos
DougCornwall

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/01/2010 16:33:32   Subject: Long Rock mine photos
Just for the record...
This thread concerns the offshore mine at LongRock, Wheal Mexico. The Wherry mine is a different mine (more famous) on the wherry rocks at Penzance a couple of miles away
Topic: Long Rock mine photos
DougCornwall

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/01/2010 20:11:46   Subject: Long Rock mine photos
Are the large stones in the pics which show at low tide discernable as part of the mine workings? Was there originally a caisson or something around the shaft and these were possibly part of that?
Topic: Photos of TREVENEAGUE OLD BAL
DougCornwall

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/01/2010 21:54:28   Subject: Photos of TREVENEAGUE OLD BAL
Are Treveneague Old Bal and Penberthy Croft one and the same mine? Is Aditnow the only place that mentions Treveneague Old Bal as a mine in its own right (or even as exisitng) or are there other refer
Topic: Composer wishes to create tribute to his family mining heritage – can you help?
DougCornwall

Forum: Mining People & Communities   Posted: 24/12/2009 16:17:18   Subject: Composer wishes to create tribute to his family mining heritage – can you help?
This the sort of thing you looking for?
[url]http://www.carnglaze.com/[/url]
Topic: Pioneer locomotive, Levant
DougCornwall

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/12/2009 09:49:19   Subject: Pioneer locomotive, Levant
[quote]The 278 fathom level was the main tramming level of the mine, and it was thought that a small industrial locomotive by Bickle of Plymouth could perform the job better than hand-tramming .... Th
Topic: Underground parking
DougCornwall

Forum: North America   Posted: 21/12/2009 17:56:09   Subject: Underground parking
Looking at the pictures, it appears that they were actually working on the pipe, the line of darker coloured tarmac presumably where the water pipe runs, crosses the hole to a junction. Guess they did
Topic: Pioneer locomotive, Levant
DougCornwall

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/12/2009 11:19:49   Subject: Pioneer locomotive, Levant
Think was 0-2-2 not 0-2-0 as previous. That would be silly I think.
Topic: Pioneer locomotive, Levant
DougCornwall

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/12/2009 10:45:08   Subject: Pioneer locomotive, Levant
Think this was built by Bickle & Co in Plymouth, 0-2-0 for underground use but strangely enough was not a great success because apparently steam engines produce smoke !!

The words 'manag
Topic: El Marchal de Enix - Spain (Image Heavy!)
DougCornwall

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/12/2009 10:25:35   Subject: El Marchal de Enix - Spain (Image Heavy!)
This is an interesting thread.
Can anyone give me correct map location for Los Lobos please, site shows it as offshore in the Med.
Also Mazarron, is that on database under another name, it d
Topic: Fancy a mine in your garden?
DougCornwall

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/12/2009 10:16:18   Subject: Fancy a mine in your garden?
Not sure if they getting less common or not. In last 3 years we've had 3 shafts opening in peoples gardens within mile and half radius of us here at Godolphin, including 2 inside the house's structure
Topic: Fancy a mine in your garden?
DougCornwall

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/12/2009 21:45:15   Subject: Fancy a mine in your garden?
Even better how about a mine shaft in your lounge floor.

Three years ago one of the Great Wheal Vor shafts opened in the lounge of the 70's bungalow unknowingly built over it at Carleen. (R
Topic: Mine data request by NWCRO
DougCornwall

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/12/2009 09:13:28   Subject: Mine data request by NWCRO
Sorry didn't mean to upset anyone. I'll just keep me nose out the forum from now on.
Apologies for the disturbance.
Topic: Mine data request by NWCRO
DougCornwall

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/12/2009 20:41:42   Subject: Mine data request by NWCRO
Although North Wales is not my area and please xcuse me for poking my nose in but there is no way that any government official body can give a guarantee that they will not share information with othe
Topic: Competition entry-Doug Cornwall
DougCornwall

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 30/11/2009 23:20:21   Subject: Competition entry-Doug Cornwall
Infrared pic
Topic: Competition entry-Doug Cornwall
DougCornwall

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 30/11/2009 20:15:40   Subject: Competition entry-Doug Cornwall
Well blow me down with a feather....thanks Dean...easy when you know how I guess
Topic: Competition entry-Doug Cornwall
DougCornwall

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 30/11/2009 20:14:22   Subject: Competition entry-Doug Cornwall
Thanks Dean Now lets see if that works!!

[link]GREAT-WORK-Mine-User-Album-Image-42550[linkphoto]GREAT-WORK-Mine-User-Album-Image-42550[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Competition entry-Doug Cornwall
DougCornwall

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 30/11/2009 19:57:05   Subject: Competition entry-Doug Cornwall
Well that didn't seem to work...how do we send a pic on here??
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