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Topic: Mine map drawing/cartography
agricola

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/12/2019 12:19:31   Subject: Mine map drawing/cartography
I use a number of packages, AutoCad, Surpac, 3D Max being the most used along with QGIS.

All plans I've drawn have been with AutoCad.

The 3D models are created from plans or di
Topic: Radon
agricola

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2019 20:08:40   Subject: Radon
It is good to see that people are monitoring this invisible hazard and the BCA and others are taking this seriously. The more readings that are taken, the better understanding there is of the magnitud
Topic: Radon
agricola

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/05/2019 18:30:20   Subject: Radon
[quote="albertstanley"][quote="AR"]It can be a problem round here too - the volunteer staff at Middleton Top engine house can only be present for a limited number of days a year due to Radon levels in
Topic: Thoughts whilst ascending
agricola

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2017 14:58:32   Subject: Thoughts whilst ascending
[quote="sinker"]Without doubt the best point of any ascent is the point where you have climbed far enough up to have sufficient rope below you so that it's own weight tensions it, thus allowing it to
Topic: Thoughts whilst ascending
agricola

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2017 12:21:08   Subject: Thoughts whilst ascending
In my younger days, ropewalking or even running up 200ft, didn't really seem to have to time to think, it was a case of get to the top as quickly as possible. Indeed one race evening in a Cornish mine
Topic: Bryan Earl R.I.P.
agricola

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/03/2017 12:03:04   Subject: Bryan Earl R.I.P.
I was informed yesterday of this sad fact by another "famous" author Mr Buckley.

So glad that I met Bryan several times.

They don't make 'em like him anymore.
Topic: RIP Trevor Ford
agricola

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/02/2017 12:37:32   Subject: RIP Trevor Ford
Sad News indeed. I remember Mr Paul Deakin and others referring to him as "Clever Trevor". Met him a couple of times at PDMHS do's. Another Legend passes away...
Topic: Wheal Pevor (photo)
agricola

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/01/2017 16:28:44   Subject: Wheal Pevor (photo)
It was back in the 1990's when I first went down it stuey before they capped it !

The adit level goes quite a distance both east and west. Some interesting stoping to the west that we got i
Topic: New event added ''Three Dimensional Mine Modelling'' on 18/05/2017
agricola

Forum: Events   Posted: 19/12/2016 13:56:25   Subject: New event added ''Three Dimensional Mine Modelling'' on 18/05/2017
Oh goody, might go to this ...:o
Topic: South Crofty
agricola

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/09/2016 14:29:25   Subject: South Crofty
Some poor soul had to, but there's no money in modelling lol :o
Topic: South Crofty
agricola

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/09/2016 10:08:02   Subject: South Crofty
[quote="Roy Morton"]Curious the article mentions Poldark. the previous owner of Poldark mine was one Richard Williams, and the CEO of Strongbow goes by the same name. Coincidence or
spooky reinc
Topic: South Crofty
agricola

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/09/2016 15:54:56   Subject: South Crofty
I think Daggers must have spoken to one of our security people who are quite knowledgeable about whats going on - on site.
Topic: South Crofty
agricola

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/09/2016 15:21:44   Subject: South Crofty
[quote="derrickhand"]More questions than answers, there..

Are the offices still open and manned?

Why were you on the site? In what capacity?

Who did you meet, and why
Topic: Wheal Friendship
agricola

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 08/09/2016 14:54:43   Subject: Wheal Friendship
[quote="Tamarmole"]

I was only thinking the other day that Wheal Friendship is the gaping hole in Devon mining literature (b*ggered if I'm going to fill it though!). It really deserves a t
Topic: Giant miner puppet takes first steps - Anyone seen it?
agricola

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/07/2016 23:46:15   Subject: Giant miner puppet takes first steps - Anyone seen it?
I have see it twice, i have a good friend who is involved in the show. I was at Minions in the misty rain and tonight at Wheal Martyn.

So far over 30,000 people have attended the events - w
Topic: Good news for Cornwall?
agricola

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/03/2016 09:53:39   Subject: Good news for Cornwall?
I'd like to think so, but having been here before I don't want to end up like someone on their 3rd or 4th marriage - another triumph of hope over experience !

We shall see, and no doubt you
Topic: Good news for Cornwall?
agricola

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/03/2016 09:38:28   Subject: Good news for Cornwall?
Perhaps this is time ....
Topic: Cworthin 3d (photo)
agricola

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/10/2015 21:32:04   Subject: Cworthin 3d (photo)
The full 3d animation can be found on the Facebook page 'abandoned mine models' along with lots stuff in the videos section :)




Topic: Underwater ROV
agricola

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 11/03/2015 12:43:49   Subject: Underwater ROV
Anyone thought of sonar for it, you could get a picture without being able to see, might make operating / driving it a little more interesting too.
Topic: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
agricola

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/03/2015 09:30:45   Subject: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
As I can be of no further enlightenment on this story, now that the both the West Briton and Western Morning News have printed the story with is happy ending, there is nothing else for me to add excep
Topic: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
agricola

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/03/2015 17:07:38   Subject: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
[quote="Tony Blair"][quote="agricola"] The wheel is planned to go on a roundabout at the Camborne end of Dolcoath Road

[/quote]

This this to remind the occupiers of the area why
Topic: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
agricola

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/03/2015 12:42:52   Subject: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
[quote="Knocker"]Perhaps someone should tell the west briton, theyve just put an article on their site about it being stolen and asking for witnesses!!!€[/quote]

Never let the truth get in
Topic: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
agricola

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/03/2015 11:36:57   Subject: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
UPDATE : -

According to another source at Cormac, the wheel was taken by Hewas Engineering (hence the blue and white truck), and has been stripped, primed and ready for its new top coat. Th
Topic: Underwater ROV
agricola

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 10/03/2015 11:29:04   Subject: Underwater ROV
what sort of quality images are you getting ?

I do wonder about once the machine is in the water, stirring up the silt etc the visibility goes, do you get anything back.

Extra di
Topic: Underwater ROV
agricola

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 10/03/2015 09:32:50   Subject: Underwater ROV
This is very interesting, we have been involved (in a small way ) with a group building an autonomous ROV. You put it in the water and off it goes and hopefully comes back.

There are a few
Topic: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
agricola

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/03/2015 14:42:58   Subject: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
exactly Roy :o

Bun fights and bakeries spring to mind ... LOL

That's why its called King Edward because someone had take the wheal .... (don't all groan at once) :surrender:
Topic: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
agricola

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/03/2015 14:13:53   Subject: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
Don't want to blow my own trumpet :smartass: however I have just spoken to my source at Cormac, and lo the wheel was taken for the roundabout job and supposedly those at KEM knew about it too.
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Topic: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
agricola

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/03/2015 19:03:37   Subject: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
[quote="Roy Morton"]These pics were taken on the 27th Feb, at the local coal/scrap yard, quickly snapped with my phone.
This would answer Stu's 'legend' rumour.

[link]100119[linkphoto]
Topic: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
agricola

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/03/2015 07:14:20   Subject: STOLEN MINE GEAR - HELP!
It may be just a coincidence that I was talking to a guy from Cormac in relation to sheave wheels and the placement of one on a roundabout in Camborne on Thursday. I have no idea where this wheel is c
Topic: DipCSM history
agricola

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/02/2015 09:21:10   Subject: DipCSM history
[quote="Tony Blair"]I understand that ACSM = Associate of CSM and MCSM is Master CSM. Associate being designated by a Bachelor's degree.

I gather the degree mostly associated with ACSM was
Topic: DipCSM history
agricola

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/02/2015 23:56:44   Subject: DipCSM history
I taught HND courses until late 1990s, and so DipCSMwas still being awarded. I cannot remember anyone beinG given ACSM unless they had completed the degree course, hence the DipCSM qualification. The
Topic: Brunton calciners 1969 (photo)
agricola

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/12/2014 14:39:27   Subject: Brunton calciners 1969 (photo)
This is something else not seen very often in images of South Crofty. Historically important.


Photograph:

[link]South-Crofty-Tin-Mine-User-Album-Image-98213[linkphoto]South
Topic: Cook's Shaft 1972 (photo)
agricola

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/12/2014 14:37:54   Subject: Cook's Shaft 1972 (photo)
This is an excellent image, however it needs to be mirrored as the engine house as shown is on the west side of the shaft with respect to the South Winder House when it was on the east side.

Topic: Bookworms corner
agricola

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/12/2014 08:27:35   Subject: Bookworms corner
There you go, the stuff I write is important and valuable :o
Topic: Paul Deakin RIP
agricola

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 04/09/2014 23:32:39   Subject: Paul Deakin RIP
I like many others on this site who knew Paul will be very sad at this news.

I feel very privileged to have spent many hours with Paul in caves in South Wales and Derbyshire, and mines all
Topic: Mount Wellington Mine Twelve Heads: Which is the best surface portal?
agricola

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/08/2014 09:36:13   Subject: Mount Wellington Mine Twelve Heads: Which is the best surface portal?
Especially when the owners of the mine workings view this site and they would remind all those reading that there is no authorised access except those authorised by the owners of the mineral rights.
Topic: Clipstone Colliery Mansfield - Demolition Threat
agricola

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 12/08/2014 20:17:09   Subject: Clipstone Colliery Mansfield - Demolition Threat
Signed..
Topic: Britain from Above
agricola

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/07/2014 23:38:43   Subject: Britain from Above
I would also agree, and for the Cornish there are some good images of Camborne and South Crofty.
Topic: Naming conventions/protocol
agricola

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/07/2014 17:39:34   Subject: Naming conventions/protocol
We have named all our drives depending either in the direction they were driven or for the purpose they were driven for, eg north drive, south access, middle engine x/c, western decline, vent drive so
Topic: Naming conventions/protocol
agricola

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/07/2014 15:25:42   Subject: Naming conventions/protocol
[quote="Roy Morton"]We have a few down here such as, Dead Rabbit Crossing, Yellow aeroplane Stope, WOW! (another stope) Hard Rock Café, The Winky W*nky Walk, Dynamite Chamber, Sawdust Shaft (once know
Topic: Naming conventions/protocol
agricola

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/07/2014 17:53:23   Subject: Naming conventions/protocol
Some of the best names for areas of any mine I've been in belong to Old Millclose, for those on here how have been round parts of it, will remember the top chamber, the forge, shovel junction, dead mo
Topic: Llechwedd Theft (Another One!)
agricola

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/07/2014 14:20:42   Subject: Llechwedd Theft (Another One!)
[quote="Drillbilly."]That's the first place I'd look.

The gippos know that's worth more money than scrap.[/quote]

Where there's muck there's brass as the saying goes - along the
Topic: The Keep
agricola

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/07/2014 08:03:22   Subject: The Keep
We aware of the soundtrack which I have someplace ;D
Topic: Gleision Colliery accident 15/09/2011
agricola

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 23/06/2014 07:54:17   Subject: Gleision Colliery accident 15/09/2011
Coal and hard rock miners might not agree on a lot of subjects, but I and my colleague who's Chief surveyor agree totally with our ex-colliery correspondants and we couldn't not believe what we were r
Topic: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
agricola

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/06/2014 23:09:23   Subject: Wheel Owles - New Poldark Series
Was in the area Thursday, looking good ... Will take camera next time .
Topic: For men used to mining - fighting in trenches was seen as an escape
agricola

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/06/2014 09:43:14   Subject: For men used to mining - fighting in trenches was seen as an escape
Interesting ...

Have these people read - War Underground by Barrie or Hill 62 ?

There is one major difference between mining in say a coal mie or any other mine, and those dug o
Topic: Rescue in Germany's deepest cave
agricola

Forum: Europe   Posted: 09/06/2014 23:17:58   Subject: Rescue in Germany's deepest cave
Having been in caves like this, all we can do is wish all involved the very best. It's a complete nightmare scenario.

To put this in perspective the cave is deeper than almost all the uk m
Topic: Four-person zip line 113 kmph thrills
agricola

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/06/2014 18:33:08   Subject: Four-person zip line 113 kmph thrills
Forgive me for this thought ....

Should a balaclava be part of the ppe ? :ban:
Topic: Four-person zip line 113 kmph thrills
agricola

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/06/2014 16:24:25   Subject: Four-person zip line 113 kmph thrills
When you arrive at the bottom and you have decelerated somewhat, instead of a shop is there going to be a laundrette ?

you can imagine the selfies being taken as you descend, just like that
Topic: Four-person zip line 113 kmph thrills
agricola

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/06/2014 14:01:53   Subject: Four-person zip line 113 kmph thrills
[quote="Roy Morton"]113 kmph!!!! a hundred and thirteen thousand miles per hour!
WOA!!!!! :o

:lol::lol::lol:[/quote]

Thats the only speed to travel through the town !
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