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simontheminer

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Posted: 29/12/2019 15:52:14
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Good evening everyone, it has taken me 20 years to complete this project. Many hours spent learning in the darkroom and producing prints has not gone to waste.Those of you who know me already know I had access to South Crofty over the last years of her working. I have now finished over 600 images of the mine underground at work. Please enjoy.

http://www.cornishmineimages.co.uk/south-crofty-mine-underground/
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jagman

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Posted: 29/12/2019 18:07:41
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Pretty impressive pictorial history there!
We worth looking at, thank you
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simontheminer

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Posted: 29/12/2019 18:12:35
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thank you so much I guess its pretty unique IP: 86.187.161.220
jagman

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Posted: 29/12/2019 20:04:59
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simontheminer wrote:

thank you so much I guess its pretty unique


Particularly with regard to images of miners at work


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John Mason

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Posted: 29/12/2019 21:12:42
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Had a look round the website and immensely enjoyed it.

South.Crofty.Mine_.6.17.jpg is one of the best mining images in existence, that I've seen. It just grabbed me.
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simontheminer

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Posted: 29/12/2019 21:17:08
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thank you so much, means a lot to me IP: 86.187.238.215
John Mason

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Posted: 29/12/2019 21:47:06
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I'd like to share it to publicise your website, but not without your permission. IP: 109.146.33.24
simontheminer

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Posted: 29/12/2019 22:11:58
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No worries, the more the better it has had over 1 million visitors IP: 86.187.236.143 Edited: 29/12/2019 22:13:19 by simontheminer
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Posted: 30/12/2019 00:43:44
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Superb images, many thanks, IP: 86.130.196.155
Mr.C

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Posted: 30/12/2019 00:53:08
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Bloody brilliant! Just got to page 15 but bedtime beckons, so more to look forward to tomorrow!

Nice to see Julian Collinson again, last time I met him, he was at a fluorite mine near Stoney Middleton - Watersaw IIRC.
You can't keep a good man up.Big Grin

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Posted: 30/12/2019 10:51:48
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Those are quite tremendous, easily the best images of the last days of hand mining with airlegs to be seen anywhere.

The only comparable pictures I know, are Nadine Gordimer’s work depicting shaft sinking in South Africa in the 1960s
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Manicminer

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Posted: 30/12/2019 11:17:13
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Excellent, I have seen a few of them in the past that you posted on Facebook Thumbs Up

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