Mine exploration, photographs and mining history for mine explorers, industrial archaeologists, researchers and historians Mine explorer and mining history videos on YouTube Connect with other mine explorers on Facebook
Tip: do not include 'mine' or 'quarry', search by name e.g. 'cwmorthin', use 'Sounds like search' if unsure of spelling

Advanced Search
'Sounds like search'
Quick a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
Tip: narrow down your search by typing more than one word and selecting 'Search for all words' or 'Exact search'

Search for any word
Search for all words
Exact search
Tip: narrow down your search by typing more than one word and selecting 'Search for all words' or 'Exact search'

Search for any word
Search for all words
Exact search

Mine Exploration Forum

Author Tin Streaming mills and Stamp mills, Difference??
mikebee62

Joined: 20/01/2009
Location: Crediton Devon

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Tin Streaming mills and Stamp mills, Difference??
Posted: 18/09/2011 16:43:04
Reply |  Quote
This may sound a bit daft, I am assuming that stamp mills used to treat rock dumps and streaming mills treated sand tailings.

Am I correct to assume this??, or did stamping mills also treat tailings ?.

Are there any records of all stamp and steaming plants in cornwall , that would have production figures and locations .

Not to much to ask Lol Laugh

--

'Of cause its safe, just dont touch anything !!'
IP: 81.129.71.94
scooptram

Joined: 22/05/2007

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Tin Streaming mills and Stamp mills, Difference??
Posted: 18/09/2011 17:34:55
Reply |  Quote
tolgus was a stream works when it first started but also crushed rock aswell the cornish stamps are still there installed in 1886 i think! ,there was a stream works on the way to troon from brea its where the grainet works are now

--

mind that rock OUCH
IP: 86.139.217.152
mikebee62

Joined: 20/01/2009
Location: Crediton Devon

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Tin Streaming mills and Stamp mills, Difference??
Posted: 18/09/2011 17:44:54
Reply |  Quote
I worked at Tolgus tin in the early 1980s !!, The one at the granite works , was Brea tin or Medway tin, not sure its a while ago now Smile

--

'Of cause its safe, just dont touch anything !!'
IP: 81.129.71.94
derrickman

Avatar of derrickman

Joined: 18/02/2009

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Tin Streaming mills and Stamp mills, Difference??
Posted: 18/09/2011 19:02:00
Reply |  Quote
the streaming plant on the Brea road was Whear Tin at one time. It was owned by a chap called Peter Whear who had a number of houses in the Fore Street area which were let to CSM students.

--

''the stopes soared beyond the range of our caplamps' - David Bick...... How times change .... oh, I don't know, I've still got a lamp like that.
IP: 216.147.148.132
spitfire

Avatar of spitfire

Joined: 22/04/2008
Location: Camborne

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Tin Streaming mills and Stamp mills, Difference??
Posted: 19/09/2011 09:33:28
Reply |  Quote
mikebee62 wrote:

This may sound a bit daft, I am assuming that stamp mills used to treat rock dumps and streaming mills treated sand tailings.

Am I correct to assume this??, or did stamping mills also treat tailings ?.

Are there any records of all stamp and steaming plants in cornwall , that would have production figures and locations .

Not to much to ask Lol Laugh


Just to answer the question without waffling about who owned them or how many houses.
Tin streams dressed tailings, stamp mills dressed tailings and dump material. Brea Tin dressed ore from an opencast near St Erth before the tin crash, Tolgus in latter years dressed beach sand

--

spitfire
IP: 86.175.127.240
Manicminer

Avatar of Manicminer

Joined: 29/04/2007
Location: North Wales

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Tin Streaming mills and Stamp mills, Difference??
Posted: 19/09/2011 09:59:26
Reply |  Quote
I thought that streaming for tin was when the gravels in rivers where washed for the tin ore and later on some beaches.
Stamp mills would have been used to crush hardrock ore to release the minerals within and the machinery after the stamps would have recovered the tin.

Tailings to me is the waste gangue from any plant used.
To stream tailings suggests reworking/rewashing mill waste.

--

Gold is where you find it
IP: 95.147.255.149
spitfire

Avatar of spitfire

Joined: 22/04/2008
Location: Camborne

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Tin Streaming mills and Stamp mills, Difference??
Posted: 19/09/2011 10:18:02
Reply |  Quote
Yes you are right, I could have phrased that better, What I meant to say is they treated the leavings from the mines and yes the earlier streamers dressed alluvial tin

--

spitfire
IP: 86.175.127.240
Safety LED Miners Caplamps Moore Books: Specialist Books I.A. Recordings: Mining and Industrial History DVDs Starless River - Caving Store Explore a Disused Welsh Slate Mine
Disclaimer: Mine exploring can be quite dangerous, but then again it can be alright, it all depends on the weather. Please read the proper disclaimer.
© 2005 to 2015 AditNow.co.uk
Top of Page