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St Just Mining District, 1908 geological survey map. St Just Mining District, 1908 geological survey map.
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Possibly the only one in existance, I purchased it from a gentlemen now deceased who lived at Truthwall.

Last modified 02/04/2008 19:10:44 by royfellows.

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Pumping Formulae Pumping Formulae
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Last modified 15/08/2011 12:45:44 by royfellows.
IEE Pagina Caplamp IEE Pagina Caplamp
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Technical spec in English

Last modified 06/09/2010 12:52:31 by royfellows.
Powerful lightweight lighting system Powerful lightweight lighting system
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Last modified 20/08/2008 10:00:12 by royfellows.

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1891 Royalties Commission: James McIlquham 1891 Royalties Commission: James McIlquham
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J McIlquhams testimony to the Royalties Commission 1891

Last modified 21/12/2010 20:48:35 by royfellows.
The Cost Book: Mining Journal 1853 The Cost Book: Mining Journal 1853
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The Cost Book Company was an entity formed under Stannary Law in the counties of Cornwall and Devon. Outside of these counties a company could only be formed by Royal Letters Patent or by act of parliament prior to the Joint Stock Companies Act of 1844.
However, the cost book principle being a principle of internal management and accounting etc was universal throughout the 19th Century, even after the Limited Liability Act of 1855. This act meant that it was now easier to form a company; however its shareholders did not enjoy limited liability, as they were to find out.
Later in 1855 the Limited Liability Act rectified this, and then in 1856 a new Joint Stock Companies Act merged the 2 separate pieces of legislation.
It is important for the mining historian to bear in mind that the cost book principle did not a cost book company make!
This pdf file is created from extracts taken from the Mining Journal as a supplement to the 1853 volume 23, and was written prior to the 1855 act as there had been a lot of argument back and forth on the subject of cost book v limited liability. Letters in the Mining Journal had been a regular feature.

Last modified 17/12/2009 20:50:37 by royfellows.
Dams (Underground) Dams (Underground)
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Extracted from Practical Coal Mining 1907

Last modified 13/07/2009 16:41:26 by royfellows.
Glossary of Mining Terms: Mining Journal 1848 Glossary of Mining Terms: Mining Journal 1848
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Glossary of Mining Terms: Taken from the Mining Journal Supplement of 1848. Cornwall, Derbyshire and smelting terms of France, Spain, and Germany.

Last modified 15/10/2008 20:27:10 by royfellows.
Mining for Metals in Wales, FJ North 1962 Mining for Metals in Wales, FJ North 1962
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A comprehensive and now out of print volume of high quality information.

Last modified 08/01/2008 15:21:25 by royfellows.

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Leon Moissenet hand written course notes 1865 Leon Moissenet hand written course notes 1865
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This is a digitalisation of Moissenets 1865 notebook on the preparation of ores at the Lisburne mines for his lessons given at the School of Mines

Last modified 29/04/2015 12:58:49 by royfellows.
Notes on the Ceredigion Mines Forum meeting of 30-8-2013 Notes on the Ceredigion Mines Forum meeting of 30-8-2013
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This was an extraordinary meeting called by Roy Fellows to discuss possible ways forward at the Cwmystwyth Mines. The platforms for discussion were a document prepared by the Trust and a proposal by Barratt Associates for a Hydro Scheme that would include some partial restoration of original mining features. The initiative was therefore provisionally supported by Cambrian Mines Trust, but subject to general input from stakeholders and interested parties once BAs proposals are finalised.

Last modified 13/09/2013 15:45:07 by royfellows.
Consultation Document: Proposed Hydro Electric Scheme Consultation Document: Proposed Hydro Electric Scheme
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This was prepared by Roy Fellows as a platform for discussion with Barratt Associates in August 2013. At this time (early September) the Cambrian Mines Trust has put forward our vision of how such a scheme could be acceptable to the Trust and await BAs proposals. When this happens input from other stakholders and interested parties will be invited before the Trust makes any final decision. As the site is a SAM and SSSI there will need to be authority approval.

Last modified 13/09/2013 15:40:12 by royfellows.
Cwmystwyth: The Way Ahead Cwmystwyth: The Way Ahead
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A paper which I (Roy Fellows) prepared as a consultation document for further discussion on possible routes that could be followed relative to the Cwmystwyth Mines

Last modified 13/09/2013 15:33:21 by royfellows.

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