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Posted: 27/11/2009 09:57:30
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I would be grateful if anyone can recommend locations for source material to research the mining history of the North Devon area - particularly around North Molton. Many thanks.
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Posted: 27/11/2009 11:00:44
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moltonman wrote:


I would be grateful if anyone can recommend locations for source material to research the mining history of the North Devon area - particularly around North Molton. Many thanks.


Yes: A LIST OF MINES IN NORTH DEVON AND WEST SOMERSET by Peter F Claughton 2nd edition 1997 24 pp 191 described and located.

either from me at great expences or from Peter's website for nothing. Big Grin

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Posted: 27/11/2009 11:06:25
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Not for me to rob Tony of much needed income Smile but the web site [web link]

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Posted: 27/11/2009 11:28:46
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carnkie wrote:

Not for me to rob Tony of much needed income Smile but the web site [web link]


Many thanks, saved me looking it up.

"Everything you want to know is at the end of the wire"

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Posted: 27/11/2009 11:33:17
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Thats brilliant thanks.

I do voluntary work in the local museum, and as my father was a cornish miner - Levant, Geevor, Crofty and Wheal Jane, I've always had an interest. As it happens I've seen some of Peters sheets before - but not all these Smile

Incidentally it seems to me that as all the grid references are available it should be relatively simple to upload them to google earth and have an interactive map..

Dunno if you guys may find that interesting.
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Posted: 27/11/2009 12:11:50
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You probaly could get an interactive map okay but there may be a slight problem as GE doesn't like UK GRs and with the conversion you may end up not quite in the right spot.

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Posted: 27/11/2009 15:43:15
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Thats the same web site you gave me CK about a year ago! Wink

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Posted: 27/11/2009 18:40:07
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I've been looking at the conversion and I think it may be time consuming and probably, as you said, fairly inaccurate. IP: 92.2.69.27
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Posted: 28/11/2009 19:35:43
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There's a fair bit of information in "Exmoor's Industrial Archaeology" Ed Michael Atkinson. It was published by Exmoor books in 1997. There are six chapters and the first three are concerned with mining. There are sections relating to North Molton copper and gold mining. I don't know if it's still in print. IP: 86.150.232.50
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Posted: 29/11/2009 02:11:02
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Wyn wrote:

There's a fair bit of information in "Exmoor's Industrial Archaeology" Ed Michael Atkinson. It was published by Exmoor books in 1997. There are six chapters and the first three are concerned with mining. There are sections relating to North Molton copper and gold mining. I don't know if it's still in print.

YES, secondhand copies are still available.

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Posted: 29/11/2009 22:58:51
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Simon Camm's (1999) Gold in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon has a short but interesting section on Poltimore (Bamfylde) mine among others, with lots of useful references. Archaeological surveys of New Florence and Bampfylde appear in Mining History Vol 13.2 available on the interweb at:

http://www.pdmhs.com/BackIssues.asp

There's also 2 PhD thesis you migh what to seek out. They might be hard to get hold of but possibly in a local history library in your area

Rottenbury, F J 1974 Geology, Mineralogy and Mining History in the Metalliferous Mining Areas of Exmoor (Univ Leeds)

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Dixon, D 1983 Mining and the Community of North Molton, South Molton, Molland and Twitchen, Devonshire (Uni Southampton)

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Posted: 30/11/2009 10:47:13
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carnkie wrote:

You probaly could get an interactive map okay but there may be a slight problem as GE doesn't like UK GRs and with the conversion you may end up not quite in the right spot.


true

what I do for this, is to enter them into a Garmin GPS as UK GRs then download them into GE. The Garmin handles the conversion and outputs a file in Lat & Long which goes straight into any GE, Flashearth type programme.

make sure you have the correct geodesy selected before entering UK GRs
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Posted: 30/11/2009 20:15:10
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Most higher degree (Masters / Doctoral) theses can be borrowed via Inter-Library Loan. Many libraries make a modest charge (c.£5) for sourcing them and most lending institutions insist upon the theses only being consulted within the borrowing library - i.e. they are treated like reference-only material. IP: 78.145.159.245
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Posted: 01/12/2009 09:05:19
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Graigfawr wrote:

Most higher degree (Masters / Doctoral) theses can be borrowed via Inter-Library Loan. Many libraries make a modest charge (c.£5) for sourcing them and most lending institutions insist upon the theses only being consulted within the borrowing library - i.e. they are treated like reference-only material.


You can also download theses or buy on CD for about £15 at this website:

http://ethos.bl.uk/Home.do

but only from Universities that are participating, which is most of the.

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Posted: 03/12/2009 12:13:57
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Wyn wrote:

There's a fair bit of information in "Exmoor's Industrial Archaeology" Ed Michael Atkinson. It was published by Exmoor books in 1997. There are six chapters and the first three are concerned with mining. There are sections relating to North Molton copper and gold mining. I don't know if it's still in print.


Still in print [web link]

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Posted: 03/12/2009 18:02:34
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I have a small freeware prog that does the conversion to GE co-ordinates. all you do is paste the O/S ref in. If you pm me I'll happily send it to you later

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Posted: 03/12/2009 18:36:57
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Love the signature, Lipsi - I heard this song played by the Ragged Band with gusto at the Lowender Kernewek in Moonta a few years ago. Got the CD to remind me! Smile

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North Molton Gold Mine - Bampfylde
Posted: 05/09/2012 19:54:00
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Hi

I have just completed a book entitled "North Molton Gold"! which describes my adventures visiting the Bampfylde mine, looking into the history and myths of the gold mining operations in the 1850s and proving that there is still about £2 million worth of gold on the gossan dumps of the site.




The foreword was written by Peter Stucly, who owns the mineral rights of the site and is the youngest son of Sir Hugh Stucley.

At £1.97 the book for the Kindle can be found at

http://www.amazon.co.uk/North-Molton-Gold-ebook/dp/B008NXCHVQ

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Edited: 10/01/2013 19:33:25 by tekline
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Posted: 07/09/2012 01:40:09
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Hello Pixie...Long time no hear. Glad to see you're still about foochin an' moochin. Smile

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Posted: 07/09/2012 21:29:57
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Have a look at http://boulter.com/gps/ and
http://www.nearby.org.uk/coord.cgi for coordinate conversion.
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