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wheal

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Posted: 24/03/2019 19:53:56
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I have just up loaded a few photographs taken this afternoon of New Shaft. Been trying to photograph this for several years without luck but the low tide today yielded results. Incredible that after being abandoned in the early 19c the wooden collar is in such good order.

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Peter Burgess

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Posted: 25/03/2019 09:50:43
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Are there any illustrations of what it might have looked like when being worked? IP: 85.115.54.201
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Posted: 25/03/2019 10:03:57
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Presumably from inside some sort of caisson? IP: 195.171.131.2
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Posted: 25/03/2019 10:11:53
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https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Photo/An-Early-Engraving-Of-The-Wherry-Mine_117478/

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Posted: 25/03/2019 10:15:30
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So Very Foolish: A History of the Wherry Mine, Penzance

https://www.moorebooks.co.uk/So-Very-Foolish-A-History-of-the-Wherry-Mine-Penzance.html

Unfortunately currently out of stock.

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Posted: 25/03/2019 10:17:56
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A wooden 'turret' sealed with tar.

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Posted: 25/03/2019 10:18:54
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Nice - looks like flatrods driven from the shore. IP: 85.115.54.201
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Posted: 25/03/2019 10:22:07
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Am I missing something, cant find it in the database.
Also, I note that "Wheal Speed" has "Wheal" spelt "Wheel" so is out of alphabetical order.

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Got it from the photo link, no probs

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Posted: 25/03/2019 10:32:32
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wheal wrote:

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Photo/An-Early-Engraving-Of-The-Wherry-Mine_117478/


Is that a horse at the end near the shaft?
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Posted: 25/03/2019 10:40:43
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Continual submergence often keeps timbers in a good state. It may depend on the type or wood I suppose. Shaft linings in old limestone workings near Burwash in Sussex, some 200 years old, exposed by KURG a few years back were still quite solid once you got down below the natural water level. IP: 85.115.54.201
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Posted: 25/03/2019 12:13:29
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ttxela wrote:

wheal wrote:

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Photo/An-Early-Engraving-Of-The-Wherry-Mine_117478/


Is that a horse at the end near the shaft?


Having blown the image up it certainly looks like it possibly drawing material up the shaft via a capstan. The mine reached a depth of around 150ft.

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Posted: 25/03/2019 16:56:05
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Well done in getting out there to photograph the remains. Tried a few years ago, but the low tide wasn't low enough Sad

If you haven't got a copy it is well worth tracking down Peter Joseph's "So very Foolish (A History of the Wherry Mine)" published by the Trevithick Society, 2012 (ISBN: 978 0 904040 95 1).

It is a fascinating history, but as an A5 booklet, items like this tend to "disappear" quite quickly.
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Posted: 25/03/2019 18:14:34
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I'm surprised no one has done a real good survey of the long rock mine which was in the same area. Smile IP: 213.205.198.201
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Posted: 25/03/2019 19:13:07
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Chalcocite wrote:

I'm surprised no one has done a real good survey of the long rock mine which was in the same area. Smile
https://www.aditnow.co.uk/SuperSize/Shaft-At-Long-Rock_47095/

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Posted: 28/03/2019 16:50:21
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I.A.Recordings wrote:

Well done in getting out there to photograph the remains. Tried a few years ago, but the low tide wasn't low enough Sad

If you haven't got a copy it is well worth tracking down Peter Joseph's "So very Foolish (A History of the Wherry Mine)" published by the Trevithick Society, 2012 (ISBN: 978 0 904040 95 1).

It is a fascinating history, but as an A5 booklet, items like this tend to "disappear" quite quickly.


I still have a few copies for sale a load were sold last weekend - don't know why

Mike

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