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History of Cornish Mining - Botallack Mine - Features in Poldark
 
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Visit to Botallack Mine April 2014. The Botallack Mine is in west Cornwall, United Kingdom. The village is in a former tin mining area situated between the town of St Just in Penwith and the village of Pendeen. Crown Mines, former tin mines, are low down the cliffs north of Botallack. There are two engine houses here and the mine extends for about 400 metres out under the Atlantic ocean; the deepest shaft is 250 fathoms (about 500m) below sea level. The mine ruins in the area are protected by the National Trust.There are two arsenic works opposite the Botallack Mine count house. At the top of the cliffs there are also the remains of one of the mine's arsenic-refining works. The BBC television series Poldark was filmed partly in Botallack, using Manor Farm as Nampara. The mining developments around Botallack form part of the St Just mining district's successful inclusion in the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage site which was approved in July 2006. History of Cornish Tin Mines collection Cornish tin mine. The mineral Botallackite has its type locality here. History of mining or mining history Tags cornish tin mining, mining, cornwall, tim mining, stoper,stoping, pasty,mining history, cornish history, hand drilling, drilling, blasting, cornish tin miner, geevor miner, Cligga mine, cligga, cligga head History of mining or mining history. History of mining or mining history. History of Cornish Tin Mines collection, Cornish tin mine, History of mining or mining history The Time Tunnel chroma key, colour key, anthro, tnt, explosives, miners, cousin jack, kernow the great flat lode flat lode mining qld jobs gold mining stock data mining dream mining stars dream mining little newcrest mining jobs mining currency information dream mining disney dream mining stars geevor tin mine south crofty tin mine best places in cornwall Geevor tin mine, Geever, Gever, mining museum, educational trips, educational trip, National Curriculum, field trips, field trip, site visit, museum studies, tourism studies, mining centre, mining center, underground tour, Cornish mining, tin mine, tin mining, undersea mining, mining history, day out, minerals, heritage attraction, tourism, Pendeen, industrial archaeology, holiday destination, West Penwith, mineral processing, tin, copper, Victory Shaft, Wethered Shaft, museum, St Just mining district, Wheal Owles, Levant Mine, Botallack Mine, St Just United, Wheal Hermon, Cape Cornwall Mine, Wheal Edward, Crowns, North Boscaswell, Morvah Consols, Morvah and Zennor, restaurant, where to go This film will give you some idea of how miners in Poldark times would have worked as we descend a typical man way laddered shaft.
Views: 8917 Gary Parrott
Poldark times in a typical Cornish Tin and Copper Mine
 
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This film will give you some idea of how miners in Poldark times would have worked as we descend a typical man way laddered shaft. Poldark I am sure will be as good as before on the BBC but this shows you what it actually would have looked like. Poldark. Ross Poldark returns to England after fighting in the American Revolution. His family and friends thought he was dead. The woman he hoped to marry is now engaged to his cousin. His father is dead, and the property he has inherited has been allowed to deteriorate. It is the late 1700s in Cornwall, England. This is a family drama, but is also about the challenges and conflicts between the rich and the poor. It is a time when fishermen are not catching much fish, tin and copper mines are closing down because prices are too low, but the price of food and rents are high. Ross faces the challenge of making his land productive, caring for the tenants who rely on him, and trying to win back the woman he loved - or finding a reason to live without her. by prolific British novelist Winston Graham
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History of Cornish Mining - Copper Mine Blues - Poldark Times
 
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Copper mine blues, This is my trip to a really old Cornish copper mine, with kind permission of the land owner Roger Eslick leads this expedition below the crust. Mark Thomas films with me and we pool the video and photo to try and give you a spectacular view of the copper sulphate deposits held within. We descend the ladders probably around 150 - 200 foot, we even found a old miners boot and part of a old wooden barrow. This trip was my favorite out of all my adventures, I will always remember the amazing blue tunnel, absolutely beautiful. This film will give you some idea of how miners in Poldark times would have worked as we descend a typical man way laddered shaft.
Views: 949 Gary Parrott
Poldark times - Cornish Mining - Up to your neck in it - Cornish Adit
 
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With the success of the Poldark series by the BBC, I try and give you an insight to what it was really like underground for mine workers 200 years ago to almost modern times. Adits are driven into the side of a hill or mountain, and are often used when an ore body is located inside the mountain but above the adjacent valley floor or coastal plain. In cases where the mineral vein outcrops at the surface, the adit may follow the lode or vein until it is worked out, in this case the adit is rarely straight. The use of adits for the extraction of ore is generally called drift mining. Adits can only be driven into a mine where the local topography permits. There will be no opportunity to drive an adit to a mine situated on a large flat plain, for instance. Also if the ground is weak, the cost of shoring up a long adit may outweigh its possible advantages. This is a drainage adit in the video and the trip takes 2.5 hours. .
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History of Cornish Mines - Bootiful Find - boots found dating back to 1850s.
 
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Abseil down into the Blue Mine to find a new piece of workings and some old boots dating back to 1850s.
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History of Cornish Mining - Recent times - Modern Mines
 
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Recent trip to abandoned tin mine 11th May. Very poor ground conditions here with loads of steel supports. Although Cornish mining is associate by many as hundred year old sites with granite engine houses, there were some modern ones. South Crofty, Geevor, Wheal Jane, Mount Wellington, Nangiles, Wheal Concord and Pendarves all have closed in more recent times and would have had the distinctive steel head gear similar to the coal pits of the North and Wales. Geevor Tin mine near St Just remains as a museum to this by gone age and is well worth a visit if on holiday in Cornwall as does Heartlands in Pool. All of these mines still hang in the balance as tin prices sore on the metal exchange due to high demand for solder, as lead can no longer be used. All music is my own creation, filming on GoPro3. History of mining or mining history. History of Cornish Tin Mines collection Cornish tin mine History of mining or mining history cornish tin mining, mining, cornwall, tim mining, stoper,stoping, pasty,mining history, cornish history, hand drilling, drilling, blasting, cornish tin miner, geevor miner, Cligga mine, cligga, cligga head History of mining or mining history. History of mining or mining history. History of Cornish Tin Mines collection, Cornish tin mine, History of mining or mining history The Time Tunnel chroma key, colour key, anthro, tnt, explosives, miners, cousin jack, kernow the great flat lode flat lode mining qld jobs gold mining stock data mining dream mining stars dream mining little newcrest mining jobs mining currency information dream mining disney dream mining stars geevor tin mine south crofty tin mine best places in cornwall Geevor tin mine, Geever, Gever, mining museum, educational trips, educational trip, National Curriculum, field trips, field trip, site visit, museum studies, tourism studies, mining centre, mining center, underground tour, Cornish mining, tin mine, tin mining, undersea mining, mining history, day out, minerals, heritage attraction, tourism, Pendeen, industrial archaeology, holiday destination, West Penwith, mineral processing, tin, copper, Victory Shaft, Wethered Shaft, museum, St Just mining district, Wheal Owles, Levant Mine, Botallack Mine, St Just United, Wheal Hermon, Cape Cornwall Mine, Wheal Edward, Crowns, North Boscaswell, Morvah Consols, Morvah and Zennor, restaurant, where to go
Views: 1171 Gary Parrott
Kayak Trip - St Agnes to Perranporth passing Cligga Mine and sea tunnel - Cornwall UK
 
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12th July 2013 This kayak trip video is shot along the most stunning bit of coastline I have paddled, launching from Trevellas St Agnes and making my way through the rock gardens to Perranporth. I landed on the beach but unfortunately had used up all my recording power by then. Cligga Mine was a incredible site, it opened in 1938 and closed in 1945 at the end of the war, wolframite and tin was mined here and as a ex Geevor Tin Miner was of great interest to me. Cligga Mine is also subject of a seperate exploration video I have made in the old workings. There was jellyfish every where on this trip and I have never seen this many before, for 1 square metre of water there were 10 jelly fish. I also encountered a large shoal of bass off Perran Beach. Filmed on GoPro3 Black and Lumix FT20, very pleased with the results. Cornish tin mine. Kayak kayak kayaking yaking yak canoeing canoe seal grey seal longships lighthouse seal pup gweek seal sanctuary lands end porthgwarra poldark cornish sea kayak tidal race strong current cornwall kayak trip, kayak trip, kayak trip, sea kayaking.
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History of Cornish Mining - Rosevale Mine - Poldark Times
 
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Visit to Rosevale Mine 12th April 2014. Rosevale Mine is a owned former tin mine in West Cornwall. The underground workings have been restored and preserved as a typical Cornish mine. The mine is owned by the Rosevale Historical Mining Society, three people who have undertaken the restoration of the underground workings as a voluntary activity. History of Cornish Tin Mines collection Tags Cornish tin mine History of mining or mining historycornish tin mining, mining, cornwall, tim mining, stoper,stoping, pasty,mining history, cornish history, hand drilling, drilling, blasting, cornish tin miner, geevor miner, Cligga mine, cligga, cligga head History of mining or mining history. History of mining or mining history. History of Cornish Tin Mines collection, Cornish tin mine, History of mining or mining history The Time Tunnel chroma key, colour key, anthro, tnt, explosives, miners, cousin jack, kernow the great flat lode flat lode mining qld jobs gold mining stock data mining dream mining stars dream mining little newcrest mining jobs mining currency information dream mining disney dream mining stars geevor tin mine south crofty tin mine best places in cornwall Geevor tin mine, Geever, Gever, mining museum, educational trips, educational trip, National Curriculum, field trips, field trip, site visit, museum studies, tourism studies, mining centre, mining center, underground tour, Cornish mining, tin mine, tin mining, undersea mining, mining history, day out, minerals, heritage attraction, tourism, Pendeen, industrial archaeology, holiday destination, West Penwith, mineral processing, tin, copper, Victory Shaft, Wethered Shaft, museum, St Just mining district, Wheal Owles, Levant Mine, Botallack Mine, St Just United, Wheal Hermon, Cape Cornwall Mine, Wheal Edward, Crowns, North Boscaswell, Morvah Consols, Morvah and Zennor, restaurant, where to go
Views: 4406 Gary Parrott
History of Cornish Mining - The Time Tunnel - Great Flat Lode
 
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My Exploration of the Great Flat Lode 15th June 2014 In the 1860s a 2 mile long 'lode' of tin ore was discovered in this area, where copper had previously been worked. Lying at an angle of 30 degrees, rather than the more usual 70 degrees, it was flatter than most, giving it its name the 'Great Flat Lode'. Drilling holes in the hard Cornish rock was time consuming and hard work. Early miners drilled holes by hand and used black gunpowder to blast the rock apart. A steal drill rod, was used to create the hole using a hammer or two miners hammering for increased speed. The steal was turned after each hit of the hammer, this would chip out a piece of rock. This would eventually create a round hole. The drilled hole was called a 'shothole'. black gunpowder could be poured into the hole and ignited to blast the rock apart. Drilling holes in the hard rock of Cornwall was laborious and time consuming. It could take many hours of strenuous effort to bore a 2ft hole, When I worked at Geevor Tin Mine I could drill 20 plus 6-8 holes in granite during a shift. Filmed on GoPro 3 black edition, music mixes are my own creation. Time Tunnel intro from 1960s TV program. Trelawny sung outside a pub in Helston. Tags. cornish tin mining, mining, cornwall, tim mining, stoper,stoping, pasty,mining history, cornish history, hand drilling, drilling, blasting, cornish tin miner, geevor miner, Cligga mine, cligga, cligga head History of mining or mining history. History of mining or mining history. History of Cornish Tin Mines collection, Cornish tin mine, History of mining or mining history The Time Tunnel chroma key, colour key, anthro, tnt, explosives, miners, cousin jack, kernow the great flat lode flat lode mining qld jobs gold mining stock data mining dream mining stars dream mining little newcrest mining jobs mining currency information dream mining disney dream mining stars geevor tin mine south crofty tin mine best places in cornwall Geevor tin mine, Geever, Gever, mining museum, educational trips, educational trip, National Curriculum, field trips, field trip, site visit, museum studies, tourism studies, mining centre, mining center, underground tour, Cornish mining, tin mine, tin mining, undersea mining, mining history, day out, minerals, heritage attraction, tourism, Pendeen, industrial archaeology, holiday destination, West Penwith, mineral processing, tin, copper, Victory Shaft, Wethered Shaft, museum, St Just mining district, Wheal Owles, Levant Mine, Botallack Mine, St Just United, Wheal Hermon, Cape Cornwall Mine, Wheal Edward, Crowns, North Boscaswell, Morvah Consols, Morvah and Zennor, restaurant, where to go This film will give you some idea of how miners in Poldark times would have worked as we descend a typical man way laddered shaft.
Views: 6531 Gary Parrott
History of Cornish Mining - Cornish Mining the Raise - Drilling
 
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Film trip to Holmans Test Mine run by CSM Camborne School of Mines. Mark Kazmarek drills a raise towards a sub level that will have a dog leg. 303 Holman drill on jack/air leg. First in series on Cornish Mining and will included the blasting of this round.
Views: 4106 Gary Parrott
Kayak Trip - The Prison - Trevellas Cornwall UK, 11th Sept 2014
 
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Kayak Trip to the the prison a natural wonder of Cornwall. Humbug stained rocks look beautiful, also would make a snazzy jacket design. The prison is a zawn basically a cave with the roof collapsed and then washed out through the cave entrance. Recorded on the North Cornwall coast, we set out from Trevellas Cove and paddle up to Cligga Head, we had a short trip to the shaft in the mine and this will be part of a full video on the trip.
Views: 1426 Gary Parrott
Cornish Explorers - 50 Shades in Grey - Old Cornish Tin Mine.
 
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Cornish Explorers - 50 Shades in Grey - Old Cornish Tin Mine.
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Kayak Trip - The Devil's Frying Pan - Toccata - Cadgwith - Cornwall UK
 
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The Devil's Frying Pan 20th July 2014. This would have once been a sea cave, through erosion and the explosive action of the surf compressing the air in the cave has caused it to collapse. The Cornish storms and big surf has then sucked the debris and rubble through the entrance to the cave turning it into a beautiful bluish green lagoon. It is a geologic masterpiece of nature and well worth a visit from above or via kayak or paddle board. It would also be good to snorkel around as it can be really clear. From above it looks like a frying pan, in big seas the water in the lagoon looks like it is boiling up, I expect this is where it got its name from. It makes up part of the most dramatic Cornwall Lizard peninsula, stunning area for kayaking when calm, however do not underestimate the currents in this area. For sit in or sit on top kayaks if it is still conditions you will not get much better than to visit this area. You can get here from Cadgwith car park but it's a long walk down and then back up with the kayak or from Kennack Sands where you can also take in the beauty of Poltesco on the way. For the music I have use Toccata by Bach as it gives the atmosphere this place deserves. Filmed on my GoPro 3 Black Edition and stills with Panasonic Lumix FZ 38 also known as FZ 35, my Kayaks are the Wilderness Tarpon 120 and the Freedom Perception 13.5 both perfect for inshore exploring and fishing. Tags. devil toccata bach Johann Sebastian Bach toccata in d minor cadgwith the lizard peninsula lizard point snorkel scuba dive lagoon summer wildeness kayak 120 tarpon freedom perception poltesco
Views: 1241 Gary Parrott
History of Cornish Mining - The Find Part 3 - Hole in the Ground
 
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The Find Part 3 - Digging - found out some history on this site, we believe it was East Carnbrea Mine, the dig if this was the place would be roughly 1 metre, to a incline shaft called Silly Shaft, this dropped 147 fathoms in its day. We did hole through to the level below but it was flooded, we shifted about 2 tons rubble. So this exploration has come to an end as nothing more to see or gain so we will reseal the entrance as we found it, so it is safe. Music by Bernard Cribbins - Hole in the Ground as it's very apt. Other track is my own works. This film will give you some idea of how miners in Poldark times would have worked as we descend a typical man way laddered shaft.
Views: 1076 Gary Parrott
Carbis Bay Crew, anchor point testing in Cligga mine.
 
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The Carbis Bay Crew visit an old favourite to test some of the abseil anchor points to 6 kilo newtons for 15 seconds, 1 kn is equal to about 17 stone or 108 kilos, this equates to 6 of me hanging on one point and we use 3 anchors on this pitch. Still no spare time for narration but I will be back soon. Follow us on facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/813961158638575/ Cornish Explorers and https://www.facebook.com/groups/813961158638575/ Carbis Bay Crew
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Kayak Trip - Church Cove to Cadgwith - Devils Frying Pan - Zawn
 
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Kayak Trip - Church Cove to Cadgwith 28th April 2015 Visiting the Devils Frying Pan at Cadgwith on a 1.30 pm high tide. History The village has its origins in medieval times as a collection of fish cellars in a sheltered south-east facing coastal valley with a shingle cove. Fishing subsidised local farmers' livelihoods. Cadgwith was originally called 'Porthcaswydh', becoming 'Por Cadjwydh' in Late Cornish, and is derived from the Cornish word for 'a thicket', literally meaning battle of trees, probably because the valley was densely wooded.[3] From the 16th century, the village became inhabited, with fishing as the main occupation. Subsequently houses, lofts, capstan houses, and cellars constructed of local stone or cob walls and thatched or slated roofs were built along the beach and up the sides of the valley leading to Cadgwith's characteristic Cornish fishing village appearance. In recent times a very small Anglican church was built (dedicated to St Mary). Geography Cadgwith has two beaches separated by a promontory called "The Todden", thought to mean laying ground in Cornish.[4] To the north-east is the larger beach, made mostly of shingle with a shallow slope, referred to as Cadgwith Cove, Big Beach, The Cove, Fishing Beach, or the Working Cove; all the fishermen work from this beach. The other smaller beach on the south-west side is a mixture of sand and large boulders and is called Little Cove or Little Beach and used as the swimming beach by locals and holiday-makers. The Todden, maximum height about 9m above sea level, provides a view of the beaches and the village. There is a natural passage through The Todden which connects the beaches. Pointing seaward from The Todden are two rocks called The Island and The Mare. At low tide the beaches are connected by a strip between the Todden and The Island. Cadgwith is sheltered from prevailing winds from the south-west or west, but easterly or south-easterly winds can produce rough seas and swells. During stormy weather waves can break over The Island. Rough seas can reach the low-lying buildings and homes. The sea has eroded large areas of The Todden and access to the promotory by a narrow pathway has been preserved by sea wall defences funded by Cornwall Council and The Tham Trust. Cadgwith lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Almost a third of Cornwall has AONB designation, with the same status and protection as a National Park. Cadgwith Cadgwith Fishing Cadgwith owes its existence to the fishing industry. Pilchard fishing occurred until the 1950s using large seine boats and seine nets, which was a system used to enclose the large shoals of pilchards, and coordinated by the use of lookouts, known as huers (from the Cornish 'Hevva, Hevva!' ('Here they are!)), positioned on the cove's two headlands. In 1904, a record 1,798,000 pilchards were landed over four days. Due to overfishing and climate changes pilchards are no longer found in large enough numbers to sustain pilchard fishing in Cadgwith, instead brown edible crabs, spider crabs, lobsters, sharks, monkfish, and conger eel are regularly landed with most being sold abroad through fish merchants but some being sold locally by the fishmonger, café, public house, and seafood snack shop. Wrecks The Lizard Peninsula has a treacherous coastline due to a combination of submerged rocks and weather factors (gales, storms, or fog). There are numerous wrecks on the rocks off Lizard Point known as The Stags, and The Manacles which lie near Coverack, and there are a number of other rocks off the coast of Cadgwith known as The Craggan and The Boa. Deep sea diving onto the wrecks is quite popular. Lifeboats Lifeboat services throughout the United Kingdom are run as a charity and manned by volunteers organised by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Cadgwith lifeboats were crewed by local fishermen between 1867 and 1963 as a benevolent service to all seafarers especially due to the treacherous local waters. In 1961 the service was transferred to a new lifeboat station at Kilcobben Cove, situated approximately halfway along the coast between The Lizard and Cadgwith which is more sheltered from the prevailing winds. The Lizard and Cadgwith lifeboats were merged and known as the Lizard-Cadgwith Lifeboat between 1961 and 1987 and subsequently called The Lizard Lifeboat. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution stationed a lifeboat at Cadgwith in 1867. Until 1941 the station operated a 'pulling and sailing' boat, but in 1941 the motor lifeboat Guide of Dunkirk arrived. The station was closed in 1963 when a new Lizard-Cadgwith Lifeboat Station was opened at Kilcobben Cove, which is currently being rebuilt and modernised to house a new lifeboat. The redundant lifeboat house at Cadgwith has since been used by the Cadgwith Pilot Gig Club.
Views: 719 Gary Parrott
History of Cornish Mining - Holman's Test Mine Explored - Poldark Times
 
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Today I have been kindly invited to explore the Holman's test mine. Whilst I show you around the mine I will tell you a bit about the history of the rock drill and the famous Holman's Factory. Holmans was formed in 1801 by John Holman, then in 1881-The brothers John Henry and James Miners Holman, had taken over running the business from their father John. The Holman Brothers Test Mine - was originally developed to showcase and test Holman's rock drills and other equipment. Their earliest rock drills were put to the test here in 1882 and to commercial use in Cornish Tin mines and South Wales Coal mines, it marked the start of an era lasting until the 1990's. However it was a market the Brothers had to break into as rock drills by Doering had been in use in Cornish Mines since 1867. The invention of the first rock drill dates back to a patent in 1849 belonging to W.J Fowle of Boston USA, this was a steam driven drill that was an extension of the piston with rotation added. Early rock drills were waterless and the effect on miners health was catastrophic, silicosis cause through breathing the rock dust into the lungs lead many miners to an early grave, probably to a greater extent than their predecessors, these drills had the nickname of widow makers because drill operators at this time had a life expectancy of 4 years. It was not until the 1920's that water was introduced at the tip of the rock drill making it a lot safer to work with. Development of this type of drill led to a boom in the 1960's with the Holman Silver 303 as a sinker, stopper and air leg machines. The silver 303 was the drill I used while mining at Geevor on 18 Treglowns lode, I used the stoping variety and it was extremely fast at drilling granite and very accurate due to the built in air leg making narrow vein stoping a real art. During an 8 hour shift I would drill between 17 and 21 8 foot holes, then charge and blast them by means of electric detonators. We would still hold our breath whilst collaring the hole due to the dust but as soon as full power was on the dust would instantly die. Holmans Brothers factory was situated in Camborne near Tesco supermarket and at its height employed over 3000 people on 3 different sites, it shows the amount of wealth and work that mines from around the world can bring to an area . Camborne School of Mines now manage the test mine located south of Camborne, Students are able to learn how to drill charge and fire explosive rounds as well as learning how to survey the mine using both traditional and cutting-edge methods, such as using laser 3D scanning equipment. Being a granite mine with no lode makes it a safe environment for the next generation of future Cornish Cornish miners in an area almost certainly to prosper from current metal prices. Filmed 16th July 2013 with GoPro3 Hero Black Edition. Tags. cornish tin mining, mining, cornwall, tim mining, stoper,stoping, pasty,mining history, cornish history, hand drilling, drilling, blasting, holmans, holman, History of mining or mining history
Views: 3873 Gary Parrott
History of Cornish Mining - Ladderways and the Man Engine
 
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First episode with the second to follow. Preservation of some of these rare mining sights is of great importance to me and my friends. This was Cornish History and should be preserved for the next generations to see. Unfortunately local council have no interest in looking after our historic sites and would rather spend loads on dangerous granite village signs. In this video we have constructed two ladders and send them down the shaft ready for installation in episode two. Ladders are made from 4x2 inch pressure treated timber with steel bars install as rungs, same construction methods as 150 years ago. This mine was refurbished in the early 90's and is now getting due for a full face lift. I also cover a little on the history of ladders and the man engine both important to getting miners underground. This film will give you some idea of how miners in Poldark times would have worked as we descend a typical man way laddered shaft.
Views: 5947 Gary Parrott
History of Cornish Mining - The Raise Episode 2 Blasting
 
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History of Cornish Tin Mining presents episode 2 of the raise, charging of the round and the firing of it. 70 sticks of explosives used via sequential non electrical detonators fired by 1 electrical detonator. GoPro 30 ft from blast.
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History of Cornish Mining - The Scraper - Cornwall UK
 
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Film trip to Holmans Test Mine run by CSM Camborne School of Mines. Mark Kazmarek operates the scraper or slusher moving dirt from the sub level. Holman made the scraper some 40 years ago and as alway has that built in Cornish reliability. Another film in series on real Cornish Mining..
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History of Cornish Mining - Kill the Wabbit underground adventure.
 
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History of Cornish Tin Mines - Kill the Wabbit another underground adventure with Gazman. In this episode of History of Cornish Tin Mines, we start up at the engine houses in Troon before entering an undisclosed mine. With a little Buggs Bunny chase for fun, this trip visits 2 big stopes and the shaft station. This place would make an epic horror movie but as always, experience and a high degree of caution is required in this sort of environment and certainly not for the inexperienced or unguided, to top that off bad air needs monitoring as it gets very thin in places. The shaft here is 950 feet deep and concrete lined to perfection down to 700 feet, with a modern ladder way, zinc tin and copper were mined here in the large stopes that range from 1 metre wide to 19 metres wide. If you're on holiday in Cornwall and would like to look around a Cornish Tin Mine I would recommend Geevor Tin Mine at Pendeen, this is where I worked as a miner, the staff and the historic set up here are excellent and a short walk from here is the excellent Levant Mine museum where you can visit the scene of the 1919 disaster, this is run by the national trust. Credits All filmed with GoPro Black Edition. Small clip from Bugs Bunny - Looney Tunes Photographic stills by Mark Thomas Music created by myself with exception of Flight of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner. 2 sound samples used Chain sample by Mike Koenig Scary Demons samples by Adam Webb in tunnel scene. Search Tags History of mining or mining history. History of Cornish Tin Mines collection, Cornish tin mine, History of mining or mining history Buggs Bunney vs Elma Fudd Bugs Bunny, looney tunes, cartoon animation, chroma key, colour key, anthro, tnt, explosives, miners, cousin jack, kernow.cornish tin mining, mining, cornwall, tim mining, stoper,stoping, pasty,mining history, cornish history, hand drilling, drilling, blasting, cornish tin miner, geevor miner, Cligga mine, cligga, cligga head History of mining or mining history. History of mining or mining history. History of Cornish Tin Mines collection, Cornish tin mine, History of mining or mining history The Time Tunnel chroma key, colour key, anthro, tnt, explosives, miners, cousin jack, kernow the great flat lode flat lode mining qld jobs gold mining stock data mining dream mining stars dream mining little newcrest mining jobs mining currency information dream mining disney dream mining stars geevor tin mine south crofty tin mine best places in cornwall Geevor tin mine, Geever, Gever, mining museum, educational trips, educational trip, National Curriculum, field trips, field trip, site visit, museum studies, tourism studies, mining centre, mining center, underground tour, Cornish mining, tin mine, tin mining, undersea mining, mining history, day out, minerals, heritage attraction, tourism, Pendeen, industrial archaeology, holiday destination, West Penwith, mineral processing, tin, copper, Victory Shaft, Wethered Shaft, museum, St Just mining district, Wheal Owles, Levant Mine, Botallack Mine, St Just United, Wheal Hermon, Cape Cornwall Mine, Wheal Edward, Crowns, North Boscaswell, Morvah Consols, Morvah and Zennor, restaurant, where to go
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History of Cornish Mining - Cornish Copper - Poldark Times
 
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Cornish Copper Underground in one of Cornwall biggest producing copper mines, copper was of more interest to miners in 1750s Cornwall and tin was not so sought after. I cover a small detail about the East Wheal Rose disaster. This film will give you some idea of how miners in Poldark times would have worked as we descend a typical man way laddered shaft.
Views: 1604 Gary Parrott
XPS Surfboard shaping - Glossing with Epoxy - Mini Simmons
 
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Video of gloss coat being added to a Soap Bar/Mini Simmons 6' surfboard. This gloss coat is onto a double 6oz deck not over sanded as no hot coat will be used to cut down on weight. Surfboard construction. Resin research Epoxy gloss coat with resin research. XPS Surfboard shaping - Glossing with Epoxy - Mini Simmons
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History of Cornish Mining - The Find Part Two - Poldark Times
 
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My return exploration of the find of old workings. Cornish Explorers https://www.facebook.com/groups/813961158638575/ Live in Cornwall, interested in Cornish Exploration, submit a request with a genuine facebook account. As a Group we are interested in any types of exploring kayak, climbing, walking, underground and your photos and videos are most welcome. Went back to the new find site today with Roger and Jason the human worm, the site looks more promising than every now. Jason wriggled his was into the old entrance at the top of the stope using his human worm skills. Unfortunately this did not go anywhere, however it looks like the debris from these old working have filled an entrance to some older workings, quite possibly a inclined shaft. Now we will need to return with a bigger team and do some serious digging. Filmed on my GoPro 3 black edition, not long to wait now for GoPro 4. This film will give you some idea of how miners in Poldark times would have worked as we descend a typical man way laddered shaft.
Views: 621 Gary Parrott
History of Cornish Mining - Cligga Mine Revisited - Poldark Times
 
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Cornish Tin Mine and Mining History - Cligga Mine Revisited - Cligga Head, Perranporth Cornwall. 3 ghostly images are in the footage from Nosferatu (copyright expired). Revisit of Cligga Tin Mine with much improved lighting, filmed on my GoPro3, 3 hour trip condensed into 30 minutes no software enhancement required. Cree t6 and XML-U2 lamps provide incredible lighting. Bob and myself both have extensive knowledge of mines and mining techniques through working in the industry, old workings are extremely dangerous and must only be entered with a full understanding of how they work, many transfer chutes, winzes, shafts and open stopes make it a hazardous environment. History of Cligga Mine. Cligga Wolfram & Tin Mine lies on the cliff tops about one and a quarter miles southwest of Perranporth on the North Cornish coast. The granite pegmatite cliffs have been altered to greisen and exhibit jointing and veining. The veins often filled with cassiterite (tin oxide), wolframite, mispickel (arsenical pyrite) and the copper/iron suphides, chalcopyrite and bornite. Silver ore has also been reported here. There is one shaft on the sett called Contact Shaft and two adits, one at beach level called Beach Adit, the other atop the cliffs and unsurprisingly called Cliff Adit. The mine worked in the early part of the twentieth century although 'Old Men's Workings' from the past are quite visible as you approach the area. Mining restarted in 1938 after a period of closure prior to the mine being taken over by the 'Rhodesian Mines Trust Limited in 1939'. Trials were carried out around this time to see if it was more feasible to work the stockwork as an open cast pit rather than an underground mine, but this came to nothing. There is surprisingly little information on Cligga although there are production records showing that between 1940 and 1944, 300 tons of wolfram and 200 tons of black tin were raised and sold. 1945 Cligga Mine closed. The War was nearly over and shipments of American tungsten were now arriving regularly in England. The high cost of producing a small quantity of tungsten from Cligga could no longer by justified and therefore, production at Cligga was halted. In 1962 the 'Geevor Mining Company took out a lease on the mine and in collaboration with the Sungesi Besi, Tronoh and Panang Companies started a programme of shaft rehabilitation and deepening with a view to re-opening the mine. Contact shaft was deepened to 550 feet from surface, drives 'on lode' were started both seawards and inland. However water was hit at about 250 feet from the shaft and work there abandoned. The seaward drive continued for some 800 feet before further exploration by diamond drilling commenced. The results were inconclusive, and by early 1964 Geevor had decided to unwater 'Levant' mine instead of re-opening Cligga. 1976 there was renewed interest in mining for tin on a small scale at Cligga, and Wheal Concord undertook a limited programme of evaluation. Wheal Concord Ltd planned to re-open contact shaft in 1984-1985, but the collapse of the tin-market in October 1985 put a stop to this. Cornish tin mines are dangerous only people with knowledge of working mines should enter but then only with extreme caution. History of Cornish Tin Mines collection All music composed with vst plugins and keyboard with mixer, even then had to re up due to a copyright issue and it was my very own work - crazy. 39 views until then. Cligga Mine modern history. 1938 September 21st the "Cligga Wolfram and Tin Mines Ltd" was founded and soon after completion of the installation the rich ore veins were exploited. 1939 The Rhodesian Mines Trust Ltd. took over the company Contact shaft was extended until it reached close to sea level and new stopes were drilled to fully exploit the ore body. 1940, vibration from blasting caused the first of several collapses of the area of cliffs housing the process water pumps (at the northern end of the beach). Eventually, a tunnel was driven to the northwest and a new pump chamber established just above sea level, well away from the effects of blasting. 1941 with the new pump system functional, it was possible to increase production. However, although production had increased, the cost of production had also increased. 1945 Cligga Mine closed. The War was nearly over and shipments of American tungsten were now arriving regularly in England. The high cost of producing a small quantity of tungsten from Cligga could no longer by justified and therefore, production at Cligga was halted. Early 1962 the ‘Geevor Mining Company took out a lease on the mine and in collaboration with the Sungesi Besi, Tronoh and Panang Companies started a programme of shaft rehabilitation and deepening with a view to re-opening the mine. Contact shaft was deepened to 550 feet from surface, drives ‘on lode’ were started both seawards and inland.
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History of Cornish Mining - 1850 Break Through - Poldark Times
 
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4th film from the Blue mine. In this film we breakthrough into workings that have not seen anyone since around 1850. This film will give you some idea of how miners in Poldark times would have worked as we descend a typical man way laddered shaft.
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DIY Surf mat X-1 test, Godrevy Cornwall May 2014
 
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Home made surf-mat put to the test, this one is made out of ripstop nylon it works and all seams solid and intact after session, however the material is slightly porous and it needed topping up with air from time to time, the GoPro picked up the issue as thousands of micro bubbles form on the underside so the next one will be build from heavier pu coated nylon. I was well impressed by the strength of the glued seams. Basically 6 pieces of material, marine glue and a valve. Tricky but not beyond anyone who are craft minded. Test rode well but also very jelly like when compared to the redback surfmat. Filming was difficult from the pole on this mat, hence 2 rides recorded, the last one with the GoPro dragging from my wrist. Matt can be seen riding a redback surfmat in the film. Surfing a mat is a high speed adrenalin rush and with practice the even duck dive waves as well as any other surf kit. Tags: Surfmat surf mat surf-mat mats.
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Kayak Trip - Porthoustock Fishing and Fun - Cornwall UK
 
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Monday 26th August. Kayaking at the outer Manacle Reef then in around Porthoustock. Several fish caught during the trip, Sewage does his version of the Dam Busters Movie. 4 hour trip on a overcast but warm day at sea. tags Kayak kayak kayaking yaking yak canoeing canoe seal grey seal longships lighthouse seal pup gweek seal sanctuary lands end porthgwarra poldark cornish sea kayak tidal race strong current cornwall kayak trip, kayak trip, kayak trip, sea kayaking.
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Kayak Trip - Maenporth to Helford River - Cornwall UK
 
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Kayak trip on 20th October 2012 from Maenporth Falmouth UK to Helford River. Easy 2 hour paddle, head land off the Helford was a little choppy. On the night of the 30 December 1978, the Scottish trawler Ben Asdale was wrecked off Maenporth I have included a photo of the remains of the hull showing at high tide. I narrated the video slightly wrong and said 1979. This stretch of coast is very colourful paddle and I have now done this a few times. Please check out my other kayak videos. Filmed with Panasonic DMC-FT20. Cornwall kayak - kayak trip Kayak kayak kayaking yaking yak canoeing canoe seal grey seal longships lighthouse seal pup gweek seal sanctuary lands end porthgwarra poldark cornish sea kayak tidal race strong current cornwall kayak trip, kayak trip, kayak trip, sea kayaking.
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History of Cornish Mines - Explosives Factory and Cligga Mine Mill
 
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The first recorded non-mining industrial activities at Cligga dates from 1893 with the opening of the "British and Colonial Explosives Company factory. The site was chosen both because it was close to a number of mines and because the steeply sloping ground made the site favourable for the production of explosives. British and Colonial was not successful however and was ‘bought out’ by ‘Nobels’. However this was at the beginning of one of the great depressions in Cornish Mining and ‘Nobels’ production stopped in 1909. Nobel had patented his invention of dynamite in 1867. The factory was closed between 1905-1914 but opened again at the start of the First World War.
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Kayak Trip - Church Cove to Mullion Island - Cornwall UK
 
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This kayak trip from Church Cove to Mullion Island was on one of the hottest days 2013, I was using the GoPro Black Edition and my Lumix DMC-FT20 for the recording of the footage. My Kayak is a Wilderness Tarpon 120. Google Map Co-ords 50.019322,-5.264003 Flashearth link http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=50.035945&lon=-5.266845&z=15.8&r=0&src=msl Total length of journey was approximately 8 miles there and back. No fish caught but very spectacular scenery. About Mullion Cove and Island. Mullion Cove is a small harbour and cove on the Lizard peninsula in south Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated facing west into Mount's Bay approximately six miles south of the town of Helston and one mile southwest of Mullion village. The harbour was completed in 1895 and financed by Lord Robartes of Lanhydrock as a recompense to the fishermen for several disastrous pilchard seasons. It is protected from southerly winter gales by two sea walls and Mullion Island, half a mile offshore, easy reach on a calm day but must be calm. The old pilchard cellar and net store are preserved. Mullion Cove lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty . Almost a third of Cornwall has area of outstanding natural beauty designation, with the same status and protection as a National Park. Mullion Harbour, along with Mullion Island, was donated to the National Trust in 1945 by the Meyer family. The area has been subject to much smuggling activity. In 1801, the King's Pardon was offered to any smuggler giving information on the Mullion musket-men involved in a gunfight with the crew of HM Gun Vessel Hecate. Mullion Cove had a lifeboat station from 1867 until 1909. On her first launch the Daniel J Draper help save three lives from the Achilles which was wrecked at Pollurian. In the six years up to 1873 there were nine wrecks along a mile-and-a-half stretch of coastline under Mullion cliffs. Cornish kayaking - kayak trip Kayak kayak kayaking yaking yak canoeing canoe seal grey seal longships lighthouse seal pup gweek seal sanctuary lands end porthgwarra poldark cornish sea kayak tidal race strong current cornwall kayak trip, kayak trip, kayak trip, sea kayaking.
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History of Cornish Mining - Cligga Mine Explored - Poldark times
 
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This was recorded on GoPro 3 Black and Lumix DMC FT-20, struggled with focus a little but got better as we went on. This was a breath taking adventure and brought back many memories of working in Geevor Tin Mine. Bob and myself both have extensive knowledge of mines and mining techniques through working in the industry, old workings are extremely dangerous and must only be entered with a full understanding of how they work, many transfer chutes, winzes, shafts and open stopes make it a hazardous environment. History of Cligga Mine. Cligga Wolfram & Tin Mine lies on the cliff tops about one and a quarter miles southwest of Perranporth on the North Cornish coast. The granite pegmatite cliffs have been altered to greisen and exhibit jointing and veining. The veins often filled with cassiterite (tin oxide), wolframite, mispickel (arsenical pyrite) and the copper/iron suphides, chalcopyrite and bornite. Silver ore has also been reported here. There is one shaft on the sett called Contact Shaft and two adits, one at beach level called Beach Adit, the other atop the cliffs and unsurprisingly called Cliff Adit. The mine worked in the early part of the twentieth century although 'Old Men's Workings' from the past are quite visible as you approach the area. Mining restarted in 1938 after a period of closure prior to the mine being taken over by the 'Rhodesian Mines Trust Limited in 1939'. Trials were carried out around this time to see if it was more feasible to work the stockwork as an open cast pit rather than an underground mine, but this came to nothing. There is surprisingly little information on Cligga although there are production records showing that between 1940 and 1944, 300 tons of wolfram and 200 tons of black tin were raised and sold. 1945 Cligga Mine closed. The War was nearly over and shipments of American tungsten were now arriving regularly in England. The high cost of producing a small quantity of tungsten from Cligga could no longer by justified and therefore, production at Cligga was halted. Early 1960's the 'Geevor Mining Company took out a lease on the mine and in collaboration with the Sungesi Besi, Tronoh and Panang Companies started a programme of shaft rehabilitation and deepening with a view to re-opening the mine. Contact shaft was deepened to 550 feet from surface, drives 'on lode' were started both seawards and inland. However water was hit at about 250 feet from the shaft and work there abandoned. The seaward drive continued for some 800 feet before further exploration by diamond drilling commenced. The results were inconclusive, and by early 1964 Geevor had decided to unwater 'Levant' mine instead of re-opening Cligga. 1976 there was renewed interest in mining for tin on a small scale at Cligga, and Wheal Concord undertook a limited programme of evaluation. Wheal Concord Ltd planned to re-open contact shaft in 1984-1985, but the collapse of the tin-market in October 1985 put a stop to this. Cornish tin mines are dangerous only people with knowledge of working mines should enter but then only with extreme caution. History of Cornish Tin Mines collection Cornish tin mine Tags. cornish tin mining, mining, cornwall, tim mining, stoper,stoping, pasty,mining history, cornish history, hand drilling, drilling, blasting, holmans, holman, cornish tin miner, geevor miner, winze, cousin jack History of mining or mining history
Views: 3766 Gary Parrott
Poldark times - Cornish Explorers Cave Mat Adventure
 
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With the success of the Poldark series by the BBC, I try and give you an insight to what it was really like underground for mine workers 200 years ago to almost modern times. Cave Mat design from surf mat design I use. 1000d material with 4 chambers, used here in a Cornish tin mine to explore a flooded tunnel. Tunnel dates back to 1930's but was blocked in 1980's. It is a ore tunnel running to a mill. All music is my own creation.
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History of Cornish Mining - The Time Tunnel - Great Flat Lode 2
 
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My Exploration of the Great Flat Lode 26th July 2014 In the 1860s a 2 mile long 'lode' of tin ore was discovered in this area, where copper had previously been worked. Lying at an angle of 30 degrees, rather than the more usual 70 degrees, it was flatter than most, giving it its name the 'Great Flat Lode'. Drilling holes in the hard Cornish rock was time consuming and hard work. Early miners drilled holes by hand and used black gunpowder to blast the rock apart. A steal drill rod, was used to create the hole using a hammer or two miners hammering for increased speed. The steal was turned after each hit of the hammer, this would chip out a piece of rock. This would eventually create a round hole. The drilled hole was called a 'shothole'. black gunpowder could be poured into the hole and ignited to blast the rock apart. Drilling holes in the hard rock of Cornwall was laborious and time consuming. It could take many hours of strenuous effort to bore a 2ft hole, When I worked at Geevor Tin Mine I could drill 20 plus 6-8 holes in granite during a shift. Blue Pool Copper Sulphate from the remains of copper in the mine. What is copper sulfate? Copper sulfate is an inorganic compound that combines sulfur with copper. It can kill bacteria, algae, roots, plants, snails, and fungi. The toxicity of copper sulfate depends on the copper content. Copper is an essential mineral. It can be found in the environment, foods, and water. Copper sulfate has been registered for use in pesticide products in the United States since 1956. Filmed on GoPro 3 black edition, music mixes are my own creation. Time Tunnel intro from 1960s TV program. Trelawny sung outside a pub in Helston. This film will give you some idea of how miners in Poldark times would have worked as we descend a typical man way laddered shaft.
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History of Cornish Mining - Into the Blue - Poldark Times
 
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Quick tour around an old 1850's Copper Mine with large copper sulphate or langanite formations. The ladder way would be the original way in for the miners and has be re-furbished, still more to do and places to explore hidden within. It would have been like this in the days of Poldark the series filmed at Wheal Owles or Wheal Leisure in the series. Poldark is a series of historical novels by Winston Graham and a new BBC production of outstanding quality. The main character, Ross Poldark, a British Army officer, returns to his home in Cornwall from the American Revolutionary War only to find that his fiancée, Elizabeth Chynoweth, having believed him dead, is about to marry his cousin, Francis Poldark. Ross attempts to restore his own fortunes by reopening one of the family's tin mines. After several years he marries Demelza Carne, a servant girl, and is gradually reconciled to the loss of Elizabeth's love. By then, Elizabeth has become a widow and marries George Warleggan, Ross's arch-enemy.
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Poldark times - Cornish Mining - Ladderways and Man Engine Episode 2
 
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With the success of the Poldark series by the BBC, I try and give you an insight to what it was really like underground for mine workers 200 years ago to almost modern times. Second and concluding episode. Here we continue from where the last video finished and install the ladders in place.Include is a short story of the Wheal Agar disaster, where 12 men were sent hurtling to the bottom of the shaft when the cage cable snapped. Preservation of some of these rare mining sights is of great importance to me and my friends. This was Cornish History and should be preserved for the next generations to see. Unfortunately local council have no interest in looking after our historic sites and would rather spend loads on dangerous granite village signs. In this video we have constructed two ladders and send them down the shaft ready for installation in episode two. Ladders are made from 4x2 inch pressure treated timber with steel bars install as rungs, same construction methods as 150 years ago. This mine was refurbished in the early 90's and is now getting due for a full face lift. I also cover a little on the history of ladders and the man engine both important to getting miners underground. This film will give you some idea of how miners in Poldark times would have worked as we descend a typical man way laddered shaft.
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Kayak Trip - Portreath Past Nancekuke to Porthtowan - Cornwall UK
 
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One of my collection of videos made in Cornwall of Kayaking. This kayak trip was taken on the North Coast of Cornwall started from Portreath beach, it was one of those just got to go days not perfect but good enough, we don't get many calm days on the North Coast. I will revisit the workings at some stage for another video. At one time there was 4 seals around me but they don't show clear in the video. Nancekuke was established in 1950 as a production plant for nerve gas on the site of a disused World War II airfield, RAF Portreath. The location near the coast in Cornwall was chosen because existing government facilities at Porton Down in Wiltshire and Sutton Oak in Lancashire were considered too close to large centres of population for nerve gas production, although Sutton Oak had been used for production of mustard gas. One benefit of Nancekuke's location on the coast was that any leaks of gas might disperse out to sea. Nancekuke and became an outstation of Chemical Defence Establishment (CDE) Porton Down. Manufacture of the nerve agent Sarin commenced there in the early 1950s, and Nancekuke became an important factory for stockpiling the UK's Chemical Defences during the Cold War. Periodically, small amounts of VX were also produced at Nancekuke. Production of VX agent was intended mainly for laboratory test purposes, but also to validate plant designs and optimise chemical processes for potential mass-production. However, full-scale mass-production of VX agent never took place. In the late 1950s, the chemical weapons production plant at Nancekuke was mothballed, but was maintained through the 1960s and 1970s in a state whereby production of chemical weapons could easily re-commence if required. Kayaking in Cornwall - Kayak trip.
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History of Cornish Mining - Biking the Great Flat Lode
 
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Biking the Great Flat Lode. Here I cycle the Basset Mine sett of the Great Flat Lode and take a trip to Carn Brea Castle and monument.
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Kayak trip - Porthallow to the Helford River near Falmouth Cornwall
 
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September 2013 kayak trip, around the Helford River area and a beautiful day too. Porthallow (Cornish: Porthalow) is a small fishing village on the east coast of the The Lizard peninsula just south of the Helford River, in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It sits between the two neighbouring villages of St Keverne and Roskorwell. It has one road running through it and a post office. It is also on the South West Coast Path. It has a pub, the Five Pilchards, named such for Cornwall's fishing fleet of five pilchards used to come out of Porthallow. In this kayak trip we head from Porthallow round Nare head and into Gillan Creek, from there we head out around St Antonys into the Helford River and stop on a beach before returning. The stony beach on Porthallow, that reaches out to a sandy one in low tide, is privately owned but can be accessed by anyone, villager or tourist. Manacles Reef, a dangerously rocky area that sinks many oncoming ships, lays just a mile off shore along with all its victims still there. It has a new village hall built in 2010 for the benefit of the villagers. It is as eco-friendly as possible with solar panels and floor heating from ground-floor beach heat. Many different local programmes take place such as yoga, Pilates, and monthly film showings. The wall facing the bay is made entirely of glass. Porthallow lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Almost a third of Cornwall has AONB designation, with the same status and protection as a National Park. Search tags Kayak kayak kayaking yaking yak canoeing canoe seal grey seal longships lighthouse seal pup gweek seal sanctuary lands end porthgwarra poldark cornish sea kayak tidal race strong current cornwall tarpon 120 wilderness tarpon freedom perception wilderness ride gopro lumix underwater camera Kayak kayak kayaking yaking yak canoeing canoe seal grey seal longships lighthouse seal pup gweek seal sanctuary lands end porthgwarra poldark cornish sea kayak tidal race strong current cornwall kayak trip, kayak trip, kayak trip, sea kayaking.
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Kayak Trip - Carbis Bay to St Ives - fun with seals
 
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Kayaking from Carbis bay to St Ives in late August, bump into a few friendly grey seals. Flashearth link http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=50.197962&lon=-5.4657&z=14.3&r=0&src=msl Cornish seals are amazing but must be left alone from September to the end of December due to the pupping season and the stress it can cause to the mothers. They are very inquisitive as you can see in the video and like to interact with humans. The Grey Seal – Halichoerus grypus qualifies as the UKs largest land mammal as it regularly hauls itself out into isolated coves around the Cornish coast. One such site is Mutton Cove, part of the Site of Special Scientific Interest & Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty at Godrevy, perched at the northern end of Hayle’s “3 miles of golden sands”. Here at Mutton Cove it is possible to observe these beautiful animals from the cliff top without disturbing them if you respect their need for a calm environment and follow a few simple rules. Grey Seals on the crowded beach at Mutton CoveParking in the National Trust car park at Godrevy Point, (there is a charge during the summer months for non members), follow the footpath that heads north, (seemingly away from the coast), and after 200 metres of easy walking up a slight incline you will arrive at the wooden barrier at the top of the cliff overlooking Mutton Cove. On a good day there may be 30 or more Grey Seals ashore. However please be aware that even though you are at the top of the cliff when viewing the seals on the shingle beach below it is very important that you keep noise to a minimum, including voices, and barking dogs. Physically keeping a low profile as you watch is also extremely important. While enjoying the privileged views of these wild creatures it vital that you respect their need for a calm environment and encourage others to do so.
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History of Cornish Mining - The Find - Lost Abandoned Workings Part 1
 
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My exploration of a possible old workings site. Went out looking for old site today with Roger, it was covered over nothing visible at all, Roger went right passed the spot and continued to clear brambles, I had a branch of a tree with me to aid beating down the undergrowth, I poked it into a bank and it went straight through and no resistance inside. So we cleared it and I took a preliminary look around. I think it also goes to a tunnel from the top of the stope but needs a worm like figure to test , took some footage on the GoPro for you all to see, looks exciting find. A little work and we might just have something a little different. This film will give you some idea of how miners in Poldark times would have worked as we descend a typical man way laddered shaft.
Views: 1752 Gary Parrott
Kayak Trip - Trevellas Cove to Cligga Head - Caves, mines and Prison
 
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12th September trip from Trevellas Cove to Cligga Head, conditions almost flat with 20 mph easterly wind. Set out 0900 just after high tide. Sea was full of sandeels, so the bass probably were around. Little trip into old mine workings and a visit to the Prisiam but I call it the Prison only needs a few bars and you would be trapped. Kayaking below the old spitfire base of RAF Perranporth and the old cligga explosive works. Short trip into contact shaft at cligga. Filmed on Gopro Hero 3 black edition with battry pack and 64 gb samsung card. Music tracks are all my own mixes to steer clear of YT copyright issues, still get them with my tracks on occasions and have to challenge them.
Views: 440 Gary Parrott
Body Boarding - Godrevy Beach - Cornwall UK
 
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Gazman and Matt Body Boarding at Godrevy 22nd August 2013 Body boarding at Godrevy Beach in Cornwall on a beautiful summers day. Surf was small but fun was high and filmed on my GoPro Hero3 Black Edition.
Views: 969 Gary Parrott
Poldark times - Cornish Mining - Shaft - Copper mine restoration
 
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With the success of the Poldark series by the BBC, I try and give you an insight to what it was really like underground for mine workers 200 years ago to almost modern times. Preparation and clearing of a route that will be laddered at sometime, this section we are clearing was probably once part of the ladder way. We clear it and send in Roger to check it out, unfortunately the level below is full of rock. However we will still ladder it to complete the mine back to original. This is part of a private mine in the Coppermine Blues video I made a while back. This film will give you some idea of how miners in Poldark times would have worked as we descend a typical man way laddered shaft.
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Kayak Trip - Portreath to Gwithian Beach - Cornwall - UK
 
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My second kayaking video made in Cornwall UK. September 2012 Kayak trip from Portreath to Gwithian approximately 8 miles, with our usual larking around took us just over 4 hours. A funny Usain Bolt sketch at 30 seconds into the video, more like insane bolt but much faster!!!!. Cornwalls coast is full of interesting coastal views and areas to explore, join me and my brother on another adventure. The footage was filmed on a Lumix DMC-FT20 mounted on a monopod placed in a 90 degree rod holder. It is possible to capture 90 minutes of filming with the battery and a 16gig SD card was used. I need to look at making some kind of sun shield to fit to the top of it, but overall I am pleased with the performance. It is an amazing trip, with seals and loads of birds, a few nudists on the odd beach. We tried a spot of fishing but did not catch on this trip. We passed, secret surf spots like Bassets cove, the North Cliff nudist beaches and the wreck of the Cecil Japan, not much remains of the coastal steamer which was wrecked at Hell´s Mouth carrying a cargo of wood, the Cecil Japan met her fate at 17th March 1989. The crew was saved by heroic helicopter rescue and a local lifeboat with the exception of one sailor who fell back into the sea. This reminds us, should we need reminding, of the dangers sea fairer s throughout the world face earning a living, our local naval rescue crews are outstanding. Behind the wreck you will notice the fresh cliff fall that was famously captured on video and made the national news. link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVjr4mii3cE . Passing Godrevy Light House we encountered some stronger currents but nothing too difficult. We had a fun landing on the beach due to the fact the surf had got up a bit and the long kayaks hate the surf. Kayak Cornwall - kayak trip Kayak kayak kayaking yaking yak canoeing canoe seal grey seal longships lighthouse seal pup gweek seal sanctuary lands end porthgwarra poldark cornish sea kayak tidal race strong current cornwall kayak trip, kayak trip, kayak trip, sea kayaking.
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Shaft Fishing Gopro lowered down old shaft to see tunnels.
 
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Shaft Fishing Gopro lowered down old shaft to see tunnels.
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Poldark times -  Cornish Mining - Syma X8C Attacks Pilot
 
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With the success of the Poldark series by the BBC, I try and give you an insight to what it was really like underground for mine workers 200 years ago to almost modern times. West Wheal Chiverton lies one and a half miles southeast of Perranzabuloe roughly midway between Callestick and Marazanvose in the Perranzabuloe Mining District of Mid Cornwall. A fine engine house and other remains are located on the western flank of woodland near Polvenna, about half a mile southwest of Zelah . The mine worked three major lodes: North Lode (also known as Elizabeth Lode), Middle Lode and South Lode (also known as Williams' Lode) they were worked from Batter's (New Engine) Shaft, Glubb Shaft, Burgess Shaft, Hawke's Shaft (also known as Hock Shaft) and Susanna Shaft. It shares its southern boundary with Mineral Bottom Mine. West Wheal Chiverton was mainly a lead mine producing over 45,000 tons of high grade lead in its lifetime. The mine also raised well over one million ounces of silver in the second half of the nineteenth century. Its nearest neighbours were Chiverton Mine, a short distance to the northeast, Grid Ref. SW797512, Great Chiverton Consols just over one and a half miles to the east (SW820512) and Lambriggan Mine two miles to the west at Grid reference SW760511. Syma X8C Spec Features: 2.4G 4CH transmitter and 6-Axis gyro for your easy and stable control. 2.0MP HD camera for fantastic video/picture taking. Large capacity 2000mah battery for your longer flight. With LCD monitor to show the throttle, LED light, battery and signal conditions. With functions of speed mode, headless mode, 3D eversion etc. Colorful led lights to fly in the dark. Controller mode 1 & mode 2 optional. White/black/orange optional. Specifications: Brand name: SYMA Item name: X8C Material: plastic Color: White/black/orange optional Suitable ages: Above 14 Years old Controller mode: Mode 2 Channels: 4 Channels Remote control frequency: 2.4GHz Gyroscope: Six axis Battery power: 7.4V 2000mAh Li-Po Charging time: about 200 minutes Working time: about 7 minutes Transmitter battery: 4 * 1.5V AA batteries (not included) Item dimensions: 50 * 50 * 19cm Item weight: 378g
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History of Cornish Mining - Syma X8C with GoPro Cornwalls Desert
 
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Wheal Chiverton, also known as Cornubian Mine lies about one and threequarter miles southeast of Perranzabuloe in the Perranzabuloe Mining District. Situated just to the east of West Wheal Chiverton, the mine worked two lodes - Main Lode and Caunter Lode from a number of shafts including Cockney's Shaft, Murray's Shaft, Footway Shaft, Old Shaft, Old Engine Shaft, Clifford's Shaft and Stainsby's Shaft A good account of the state of Wheal Chiverton in the mid 1860's comes from Thomas Spargo's book of 1865, entitled 'Statistics and Observations on the Mines of Cornwall and Devon'. He writes '... in Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, in 3,000 shares. Purser, Mr. Rd. Clogg, Liskeard. Manager, Captain James Juliff, Truro. Landowner, J. T. H. Peter, Esq. Dues, l-18th. Depth of adit, 12 fathoms ; depth below, 86 fathoms, but the mine is clear only to the 60 fathom level. Pumping-engine, 60-inch. Winding and capstan-engine, 22-inch. Rock, clay-slate. 30 men, 1 female, and 4 boys employed. No returns in 1864
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Kayak Trip - Gillan Creek off the Helford River - Deliverance
 
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Kayak trip down Gillan Creek on a cold and windy Novembers day 2012. Gillan Creek is a tributary of the Helford River and to get the best from it you need to leave St Anthony car park 1 hour before high tide, then you can kayak all of it. Gillan is a hanlet in the parish of St Anthony-in-Meneage, Cornwall, England, UK. Gillan Creek is one of the creeks of the Helford River. Gillan lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Flashearth link http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=50.089368&lon=-5.101585&z=15.8&r=0&src=msl Kayaking in Cornwall Kayak kayak kayaking yaking yak canoeing canoe seal grey seal longships lighthouse seal pup gweek seal sanctuary lands end porthgwarra poldark cornish sea kayak tidal race strong current cornwall kayak trip, kayak trip, kayak trip, sea kayaking.
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Kayak Trips - Grey Seals - Longships Lighthouse off Lands End.
 
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Kayak trip to the Longships Lighthouse via Lands End, launching from Porthgwarra Slipway to take a trip out to the grey seal colony. I think Seal City would be a better name as the grey seals made us feel very welcome at the Longships, there was well over 50 of them, possibly 100 seals. Video and Filming.on this kayak trip with the following. Music is my own mix and video was recorded on a GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition and 2 Lumix cameras by Panasonic the waterproof FT20 and the FZ38. Equipment used on this kayak trip. Kayaks used was my Wilderness Tarpon 120 and my Freedom Perception 13.5 with Matt onboard, Martyn was on his red Tarpon 120 2014 edition. About Longships Lighthouse. Longships Lighthouse is a navigation aid about 1.25 mi (2.01 km) off the coast of Lands End in Cornwall, England, UK. It stands on Carn Bras, the highest of the Longships islets which rises 39 feet (12 m) above high water level. The lighthouse has been unmanned since 1988. History The original tower was built in 1795 to the design of Trinity House architect Samuel Wyatt. The lantern was 79 feet (24 m) above sea level but very high seas obscured its light. In 1869 Trinity House began constructing a replacement. The building of the present granite tower used much of the equipment that had previously been used in the construction of the Wolf Rock Lighthouse. The tower was first lit in December 1873 having cost £43,870 to build. Even after these improvements, the S.S. Bluejacket was wrecked on rocks near the lighthouse on a clear night in 1898, nearly demolishing the lighthouse in the process. Operation Modern days. The current lantern, which has a range of 11 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi), emits one long five-second flash every ten seconds. Seaward flashes are white but they become red - due to tinted sectors - for any vessel straying too close to either Cape Cornwall to the north or Gwennap Head to the south-southeast. Fog horn signals sound every ten seconds. Conditions Weds 18th June. Starting out from Porthgwarra 09.30 10 knot wind north east. Low Tide 03:30 (0.80m) High Tide 09:26 (5.20m) Low Tide 15:53 (1.10m) High Tide 21:52 (5.40m) Paddling into the tidal flow and using it's power to help on the return journey. Search tags Kayak kayak kayaking yaking yak canoeing canoe seal grey seal longships lighthouse seal pup gweek seal sanctuary lands end porthgwarra poldark cornish sea kayak tidal race strong current cornwall kayak trip, kayak trip, kayak trip, sea kayaking. Kayak trip around landsend kayak trip porthgwarra porthgwarra beach kayak trip to longships kayak trip into caves. Seals seen on kayak trip. Kayak adventure in cornwall. kayaking for beginners grey seal perception freedom seals seal seal swimming kayak kayak flights canoe and kayak ocean kayak kayak hotels sea kayak trips kayak trips kayak flights search j kayak kayak accessories
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