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Posts by neutronix

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Topic: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
neutronix

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/11/2020 11:13:13   Subject: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
I have just uploaded a petrological study of lithium micas in South West England (mainly St Austell) written by my good friend Mike Henderson.

At great risk of nit-picking

[quote
Topic: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
neutronix

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/10/2020 17:45:39   Subject: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
Of purely historical interest, I have just uploaded John Arthur Phillips paper in the Philosophical Magazine 1873:

On The Composition and Origin of the Waters of a Salt Spring in Huel Seton
Topic: The Liskeard Mining Area in 1863 Interactive Map
neutronix

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/10/2020 12:54:34   Subject: The Liskeard Mining Area in 1863 Interactive Map
[quote="royfellows"]I have this and the Tamar one, you can just copy them over onto disk and run them by clicking on them. I suspect installation is just a copy process with no Windows registry entrie
Topic: The Liskeard Mining Area in 1863 Interactive Map
neutronix

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/10/2020 14:04:55   Subject: The Liskeard Mining Area in 1863 Interactive Map
I am looking for John Manley's The Liskeard Mining Area in 1863 Interactive Map on CD ROM. It is now currently downloadable from Amazon but only in Kindle format; a format I don't use. I have tried co
Topic: Lakeland Mining Books at Auction
neutronix

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/10/2020 08:59:15   Subject: Lakeland Mining Books at Auction
£230 when the auctioneer's gavel fell!!!!
Topic: Lakeland Mining Books at Auction
neutronix

Forum: North West England   Posted: 23/10/2020 13:18:14   Subject: Lakeland Mining Books at Auction
Currently at £155...add nearly 24% sales tax and of the order of £40 to courier if you aren't local and it's become a costly, if desirable, set of books. Not something I could finesse past my better h
Topic: Lakeland Mining Books at Auction
neutronix

Forum: North West England   Posted: 22/10/2020 13:20:36   Subject: Lakeland Mining Books at Auction
Bidding going sky high for these, currently 5 times the auctioneer's estimate with 3 days to go...
Topic: Cligga Beach
neutronix

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/10/2020 16:10:50   Subject: Cligga Beach
Many thanks Roy, much appreciated
Topic: Cligga Beach
neutronix

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/10/2020 14:01:51   Subject: Cligga Beach
Walked through Cligga last year and was privileged to see a pair of peregrine falcons hunting over the cliff. I had planned a return trip this summer to try to see them again, but no joy due to lock d
Topic: Lakeland Mining Books at Auction
neutronix

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/10/2020 10:47:44   Subject: Lakeland Mining Books at Auction
The following books are offered as a single lot at 1818 auctions (Vintage and Rare Books 3, timed auction ending 25th October, https://www.1818auctioneers.co.uk/). All look in very good condition and
Topic: Look at This Bad Boy
neutronix

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/09/2020 13:22:29   Subject: Look at This Bad Boy
....and Black Widow "sacrificed" a naked girl on stage in "Come to the Sabbat". And who can forget Stacia dancing naked covered in body paint with Hawkwind on the Space Ritual tour. Ah the 70s:lol:
Topic: Ochre Pits
neutronix

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 03/09/2020 13:31:13   Subject: Ochre Pits
Check out McKerrow and Kennedy, Geologists's Association Guide No. 3 "The Oxford District". Pretty sure it has references to iron stone mines.

More tricky to find a copy, Lamplugh, Wedd and
Topic: Miners Tools.
neutronix

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 27/08/2020 12:39:45   Subject: Miners Tools.
By one of those strange coincidences, I was wandering around Minions taking photographs, and in a derelict out building came across a set of rusting tools including a poll pick of the same dimensions
Topic: Miners Tools.
neutronix

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 24/08/2020 15:11:59   Subject: Miners Tools.
When we looked at the high temperature phase transitions in a martensitic steel using neutron diffraction and dilatometry, the metallurgist used sodium picrate as an etch for reflected light microscop
Topic: Miners Tools.
neutronix

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 22/08/2020 10:43:37   Subject: Miners Tools.
The smallest has seen some heavy use, at least at the hammer end, where the surface has mushroomed over. The larger two have little evidence of use, both pick ends are sharp. There was a little corros
Topic: Miners Tools.
neutronix

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 21/08/2020 08:19:47   Subject: Miners Tools.
Many thanks for all the replies, most interesting. I guess I am still intrigued by their different lengths, widths and apparently differing pick ends (sharp or broad). Does this mean they would have s
Topic: Miners Tools.
neutronix

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 20/08/2020 11:30:34   Subject: Miners Tools.
Picked these three up (no pun intended) at a local auction in Truro for £5. I hope someone from Cornwall can identify them and what they were used for as they are so different in form and size.
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Topic: The great county adit
neutronix

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/06/2020 09:06:00   Subject: The great county adit
The Great County Adit by Allen Buckley, 2016, 128 pages Paperback £15.99 ISBN 978-0-95756608-8

Allen Buckley’s history, The Great County Adit, was first published in 2000. It was the first
Topic: south wales gold panning
neutronix

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 18/05/2020 09:58:19   Subject: south wales gold panning
Book just uploaded in pdf from archive.org (a wondeful free source of free books and music).

Topic: Rocks found on Cwmorthin tip Help with identification
neutronix

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/04/2020 12:57:56   Subject: Rocks found on Cwmorthin tip Help with identification
[quote="caver1"]C
Definitive identification would need thin sections, XRD and XRF analysis[/quote]

Thin sections, definitely, electron microprobe, yes, X-ray powder diffraction on a mu
Topic: Maudlin Mixed Mine (mine)
neutronix

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/04/2020 13:35:10   Subject: Maudlin Mixed Mine (mine)
Apologies, I don't have a scanner, but from Collins, Observations on the West of England Mining Region (p. 531)

Maudlin Mine, Lanlivery
A very ancient copper, tin and iron mine, a sor
Topic: Private Messages
neutronix

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2020 16:03:01   Subject: Private Messages
Many thanks for the replies, maybe it's different to my yahoo and gmail accounts....or possibly not

Topic: Private Messages
neutronix

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2020 13:30:09   Subject: Private Messages
Anyone else experiencing difficulties sending private messages? Most of mine for the past month get stuck in the outbox and never make sent. Have tried deleting and re-sending but no joy.

Topic: South Crofty - current situation?
neutronix

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/01/2020 15:49:54   Subject: South Crofty - current situation?
[quote="John Lawson"]As I understand it they are trying to devise a system to eliminate the toxic metals in the potential pumping water, so that when they begin the big pump, the water board will be h
Topic: Epsomite at Nenthead?
neutronix

Forum: North West England   Posted: 03/12/2019 09:51:55   Subject: Epsomite at Nenthead?
The principal difference between gypum (selenite), calcium sulfate dihydrate, and epsomite, magnesium sulfate heptahydrate, is their solubilities in water. Ar 25 C, gypsum is about 2.5 g per litre, ep
Topic: Epsomite at Nenthead?
neutronix

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/12/2019 15:02:58   Subject: Epsomite at Nenthead?
[/quote] My apologies - I meant published research about the locality.[/quote]

No need to apologise Pete, and you are quite right, nothing at all published in the scientific literature abo
Topic: Epsomite at Nenthead?
neutronix

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/12/2019 14:41:18   Subject: Epsomite at Nenthead?
I guess it depends what you mean by research on epsomite - 257 peer reviewed publications listed on web of science (dated from 1900). Quite a number on its presence in acid mine drainage, a lot of int
Topic: Epsomite at Nenthead?
neutronix

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/12/2019 11:41:27   Subject: Epsomite at Nenthead?
Some published references

Dunham, K.C., 1948. Geology of the Northern Pennine
Orefield. Volume \, Tyne to Stainmore. Memoir of
the Geological Survey of Great Britain.

Topic: Yesterdays Witness - Levant
neutronix

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/09/2019 19:09:29   Subject: Yesterdays Witness - Levant
As the centenary of the man engine disaster approaches, I have found the Yesterday's Witness program on youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_x5LMmXe5s&t=291s
Topic: Southwest copper and tin
neutronix

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 08/08/2019 16:15:53   Subject: Southwest copper and tin
Maybe check out

H H Coghlan "Notes on the prehistoric metallurgy of copper and bronze in the old world" 1975 (2nd edition) OUP

or

"Archaeometallurgy: The Study of Pre
Topic: Southwest copper and tin
neutronix

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 08/08/2019 16:14:33   Subject: Southwest copper and tin
Maybe check out

H H Coghlan "Notes on the prehistoric metallurgy of copper and bronze in the old world" 1975 (2nd edition) OUP

or

"Archaeometallurgy: The Study of Pre
Topic: Calamine Mining in the 16thC
neutronix

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/07/2019 21:47:38   Subject: Calamine Mining in the 16thC
I don’t know whether this is relevant, or not, but calamine was shown in the late 18th century to be a mixture of a zinc silicate (hemimorphite) and a zinc carbonate (smithsonite). To compound the con
Topic: Wheal Sophia Copper Mine (mine)
neutronix

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/02/2019 20:37:24   Subject: Wheal Sophia Copper Mine (mine)
According to the annotations on the Hamilton Jenkin Map 37SE,
Cornwall South Tamar Lead Mines "formerly called Moditonham or Wheal Sophia", Mining Journal 13th August 1853
Topic: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
neutronix

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/01/2017 17:28:14   Subject: Lithium Mining in Cornwall
Just uploaded a paper concerning lithium in Cornish minerals. I hope this isn't another "indium"....
Topic: South Terras
neutronix

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/07/2016 09:29:35   Subject: South Terras
[quote="B Clarke"]
your friend works on the absorption of isotopes through plants and bacteria ?[/quote]

Not to my knowledge, he was down to do an experiment with a former post-doc an
Topic: South Terras
neutronix

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/07/2016 21:49:01   Subject: South Terras
Guess this is still a hot topic, no pun intended.

A collaborator of mine from the Immobilisation Science Laboratory at the University of Sheffield was investigating the degree of soil conta
Topic: South Terras
neutronix

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/07/2016 21:06:52   Subject: South Terras
[quote="royfellows"]

Minerals
There is a lot of aggro over them and as such its become something of a forbidden topic on here.
Some will put the lives of themselves and others at
Topic: South Terras
neutronix

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/07/2016 20:12:55   Subject: South Terras
My original post seems to have stirred things up, and possibly caused upset (hopefully not offence) in some quarters, so maybe I should lay my cards on the table.

You hardcore explorers hav
Topic: South Terras
neutronix

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/07/2016 08:43:49   Subject: South Terras
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]Perhaps someone should tell them to go back and repeat their experiment.[/quote]

Uh-uh. This isn't how academic disputes are resolved. If you don't ha
Topic: South Terras
neutronix

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/07/2016 19:14:34   Subject: South Terras
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]"International Radon Symposium". It sounds very very important.

Where did this titanic event take place? Redruth School?[/quote]

Held annu
Topic: South Terras
neutronix

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/07/2016 12:09:15   Subject: South Terras
[quote="Roy Morton] Might I ask who published this paper?
I read one from about the same time and they also released a short video of them in the adit,floating their dog in on a surfboard. I seem
Topic: South Terras
neutronix

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/07/2016 13:58:58   Subject: South Terras
I have just uploaded a paper concerning radon levels in South Terras (and Kings Wood) that was published in the 2001 International Radon Symposium.

A few quotations from this paper which mi
Topic: Arsenic in the Brunton Calciner, Wheal Busy
neutronix

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/03/2016 13:41:05   Subject: Arsenic in the Brunton Calciner, Wheal Busy
Intrigued by Mark Thomas' youtube video of the Brunton calciner at Wheal Busy,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vc1RF6hDxk

and his claim that the thick colloform coating of much
Topic: Caple Tor gold mine
neutronix

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/03/2016 12:47:37   Subject: Caple Tor gold mine
Nothing in Andrew Tindle's masterwork either

Maybe Arthur Kingsbury invented a time machine in his free time....;D
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