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Author Tresavean - plans/maps?
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Tresavean - plans/maps?
Posted: 05/04/2013 12:06:58
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Penrhynman wrote:


....If you don't have an A3 printer, many photo manipulation programs (e.g. Photoshop) will open the PDF files and save them as JPEGs for easier manipulation and printing....


Or take it on a USB to your friendly local printshop.
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Tresavean - plans/maps?
Posted: 06/04/2013 00:52:40
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Alasdair Neill wrote:

Is the concrete all just buried or was it destroyed?
Somewhere I have details of a start of a proper measured plan of the mill remains, but it was probably only 30% complete when the site was lost.


Everything on the site was levelled. The dressing floors were torn up and the stamps butresses were dynamited. Nothing survived of the mill; other than the engine house that is.
There is the foundations of a crusher up behind the engine house which has been fenced off for viewing, but most of the time you need a machette to get in there, and a good imagination to see through the undergrowth in the wheel pits.
A mutual friend at the CAU worked on this site as one of his first projects, and was apalled at the destruction of such important industrial archaeology that was allowed.
As can be seen from the pictures, there was a great deal to be seen and what remained was in good order and a prime example of a mineral processing mill.
The football pitch does seem to have bad drainage, possibly due to compacted slimes from the mill.




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Posted: 07/04/2013 11:58:47
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The gas plant from Balleswidden eventually ended up operating street lamps in St. Just - I don't have dates for this. The last remaining street lamp is on display at Geevor. IP: 87.114.36.168
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Posted: 07/04/2013 14:52:19
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Morlock wrote:

Roy Morton wrote:

I think 'Unwatering Tresavean Mine, by Cyril Brackenbury is on here somewhere hidden away in the mining documents section probably.....anyone?



http://www.aditnow.co.uk/documents/Tresavean-Tin-Mine/Unwatering-Tresavean-Mine.pdf



very interesting document. I wouldn't care to have the task of writing the Risk Assessments and Project Plan in this day and age, far less signing my name to them, though!


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