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Alasdair Neill

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NAMHO Tamar Valley - Frementor
Posted: 06/02/2012 09:42:22
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Just wondering if there's anyone out there who attended the above trip, or has been there on other occasions, who took any photos around the bottom of the daylight stopes.
This is because of a collapse which has blocked the connection into the adit. The nature of the site makes it not particularly straightforward reopening this and keeping it open for the future, so any photos of what it was like before may prove useful.
The particular location is the east end of the stopes where you went down a slope under the hangingwall to get into the adit.
Although there are quite a few photos available of the mine, I havn't located any of this particular spot.
Anyone who was on the NAMHO trip may remember it is far too many people going down the 27m split pitch at the end of quite a spectacular stope open to day, & exiting by an adit coming out by the Tamar. Some people may have just gone in at the bottom.
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NAMHO Tamar Valley - Frementor
Posted: 06/02/2012 10:10:18
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Can you add the mine which isn't in the database, as its on your turf.
I have some pictures which although of poor quality may well be just what you need. They show the way into the adit from the bottom of the slope.

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NAMHO Tamar Valley - Frementor
Posted: 06/02/2012 19:45:00
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Ali- i did not post the before as they are not the best pictures but have done so now. hope they prove useful.



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NAMHO Tamar Valley - Frementor
Posted: 06/02/2012 19:55:53
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Ah, its under the bloody "Wheals", I should have known.

Anyway here is a picture, albeit of poor quality that should show where the connecton is



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Posted: 07/02/2012 09:24:07
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Many thanks, Roy's photo should prove useful for those digging in from the bottom (I have only been on top since the collapse). The most useful photo would be one taken from the person in Ferret's first photo back towards the photographer, who is probably standing exactly where the collapse ended up (it seems to have come off the hangingwall near surface, 25-30m above). IP: 46.60.252.66
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Posted: 07/02/2012 10:16:38
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Alasdair Neill wrote:

Many thanks, Roy's photo should prove useful for those digging in from the bottom (I have only been on top since the collapse). The most useful photo would be one taken from the person in Ferret's first photo back towards the photographer, who is probably standing exactly where the collapse ended up (it seems to have come off the hangingwall near surface, 25-30m above).


Interesting stuff.

That said the dig from the bottom is being driven by the boulders themselves rather than where we want to go. The boulders are fairly well interlocked and it is a case of moving what wants to move with the hope that we can avalanche the rest. The only way we have been able to dig with any margin of safety is at the end of a very long bar - this does not allow for much subtlety.
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Posted: 07/02/2012 12:06:29
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Mmm, I have uploaded some more pictures which may include the one that you want.
Its just that the quality is that bad I feel great shame, it will take years for me to live this down.
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Posted: 07/02/2012 13:29:52
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Its just that the quality is that bad I feel great shame, it will take years for me to live this down.
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I wouldn't agree with that! I've just seen this thread and have tried to find the photos I took on the same trip, unfortunately I can't locate most of them, and the only ones that I have found are truly abysmal and they were taken at the adit entrance!
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Posted: 08/02/2012 10:34:35
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Thanks for the various photos. My thoughts were that they may help digging from the top, where there are plenty of options of where to go. I had hoped there might be an alternate route there just involving a short pitch but a trip last night showed that route has been blocked by the collapse also. The whole stope (probably about 4-5m wide at that point) seems to be blocked by one massive boulder where you used to get through to the top of the pitch. The big pitch is totally unaffected by this. IP: 46.60.252.87
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NAMHO Tamar Valley - Frementor
Posted: 17/02/2012 01:11:22
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Ali - I have a number of photos of Frementor and the area that you wish to see - When passing pop in and take a look.
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