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Author Great County Adit
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Posted: 21/01/2020 15:42:44
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On some photos relating to the Great County Adit on the web, there is one particular which features a rock hewn entrance with a rusting compressor/ crusher / engine (hard to tell) outside.

Anyone know where it is?

It's not the proper adit portal but maybe somewhere close by?

Anyone PM me please? I'm not wanting to go underground, just wanted to photo the surface.
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Posted: 21/01/2020 20:24:14
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Its now obliterated so nothing secret. Unsure where it emerged but the concrete capped shaft other side of the stream connected with it.
So I believe.

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Posted: 21/01/2020 23:13:40
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If it's the one I can see, it's nothing I've seen in person or in a book.

Abroad or up north, I reckon.
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Posted: 22/01/2020 07:16:16
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If it's the one with a link to "whiteopinions.com", the object on the left seems to be a digger of some make and the object on the left seems to have reinforcing bands/rivets so could be a boiler. The picture doesn't magnify well and I can't seem to access the source website. (edit what links I can find seem a bit dubious!)

If it is a digger then it could be 8/10ft tall meaning the adit entrance may be 12/15 foot tall and wide, so pretty noticeable and the compressor/boiler or whatever must be 6ft high.

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IP: 109.154.182.194 Edited: 22/01/2020 07:48:35 by Jim MacPherson
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Posted: 22/01/2020 08:17:34
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After a lot of staring, I think it's the two halves of a compressor/motor set.

The object at the left being a two cylinder compressor minus its crankcase doors, left cylinder at top of stroke right cylinder at bottom of stroke. Disc type coupling outside flywheel.

The object at the right possibly an electric motor with matching disc type coupling?
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Posted: 22/01/2020 11:57:32
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Re: that opinions photo, I know where that is.....cryptic clue....

...the location...fortyniner....model village in the midlands...if bennett was a river.

Full set of pics are on t'interweb.

If nobody get's it I'll post a link.

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Posted: 22/01/2020 13:03:40
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I've read the Mariposa News so I'm OK with the comment about bennet and fortyniner although what the river is doing and the model village eluded (alluded??) me.

Also read "writeopinion" correctly this time - need new glasses!

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Posted: 22/01/2020 13:19:33
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Cadbury's.

Anyways here's a link to some photo's

https://www.americansouthwest.net/california/yosemite/bennettsville-mine-trail.html

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IP: 109.155.132.240 Edited: 22/01/2020 13:30:25 by lozz
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Posted: 22/01/2020 15:08:27
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Some history here:

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=CddGAQAAIAAJ&pg=RA1-PA160&lpg=RA1-PA160&dq=bennettville+mine+compressor&source=bl&ots=GO8sRzwhza&sig=ACfU3U1SPI8qgGQEJsHaiIhRn5Z0DlQcWw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiJx__5vJfnAhVNQkEAHSeBAKYQ6AEwBHoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=bennettville%20mine%20compressor&f=false

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Posted: 22/01/2020 15:21:57
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I am puzzled, if I have the right photo, how that could be taken for the old Great County Adit in Cornwall.

The discharge of water, or lack of it, should be the great give away. Unless I am missing something.

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Posted: 22/01/2020 15:58:38
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royfellows wrote:

I am puzzled, if I have the right photo, how that could be taken for the old Great County Adit in Cornwall.

The discharge of water, or lack of it, should be the great give away. Unless I am missing something.


Don't think you are Roy, another name for the mine is

"Adit of the Great Sierra Consolidated Silver Company at Bennettville"

Internet being what it is the word "great" is enough to assume there must be a link. Shocked
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Posted: 22/01/2020 16:00:15
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royfellows wrote:

I am puzzled, if I have the right photo, how that could be taken for the old Great County Adit in Cornwall.

The discharge of water, or lack of it, should be the great give away. Unless I am missing something.


Not sure, but after I read the 1st post in this thread I Googled "Great County Adit" and amongst the returned pics of Great County Adit was a photo of the one that I presume the OP was referring to.

In that photo the machine on the left is a compressor (make unknown) and the one on the right is a blower (Wilbraham Brothers) You can also just make out what appears to be a length of track and you can see the water flowing out from the entrance.

EDIT: Post crossed.

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Posted: 22/01/2020 17:05:19
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So in other words, all this is down to our 'wonderful' technology, jolly old satnav route over the cliff etc.

Why am I not surprised.

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Posted: 22/01/2020 17:41:36
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Just as a comment I got to Lozz' location not by deducing his cryptic clues (I'm too dim for that) but by right-clicking on the image referenced by the OP and an option was to let Bing look for similar images, that worked quite well. So perhaps aspects of wonderful technology have some useful applications.

Might be a handy tool if people find iffy/obscure images when they are looking at pics of a possible site?

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Posted: 22/01/2020 17:54:41
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I remember the portal at county adit before it got all poshed up, used to live close by at one time.

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Posted: 22/01/2020 18:52:40
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Jim MacPherson wrote:

Just as a comment I got to Lozz' location not by deducing his cryptic clues (I'm too dim for that) but by right-clicking on the image referenced by the OP and an option was to let Bing look for similar images, that worked quite well. So perhaps aspects of wonderful technology have some useful applications.

Might be a handy tool if people find iffy/obscure images when they are looking at pics of a possible site?

Jim


Google generally does a better job of reverse image search than Bing.



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Posted: 22/01/2020 19:01:59
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NewStuff wrote:



Google generally does a better job of reverse image search than Bing.



I've just tried it and it decided it had to be looking for "outcrops" and didn't get to Bennettville, perhaps I'll try both in future. Flowers

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Posted: 22/01/2020 20:27:46
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I like how the caption for the rock drill is a hand held machine Laugh err, no! IP: 79.69.16.105
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Posted: 22/01/2020 20:52:14
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somersetminer wrote:

I like how the caption for the rock drill is a hand held machine Laugh err, no!


They were tough in them thar days. They held it by the spigot with one hand and turned the feed screw with the other....
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Posted: 22/01/2020 21:18:25
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Thanks, that'll teach me to use Google more wisely!

Still it sparked an interesting chat.

I was hoping to photograph some interesting Cornish surface features but I'm not going to the USA lol!
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