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Cornish Tin Mine Disaster (1919)
 
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Item title reads: "St Just. - Cornish Mine Disaster - The broken shaft at the Levant Tin Mine that fell causing heavy death-roll." St. Just, Cornwall. LS. Pit head at tin mine. CU. Damaged mine shaft which caused accident. CU. Miners. FILM ID:200.05 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/ British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 120,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1979. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. https://www.britishpathe.com/
Views: 3878 British Pathé
West Cornwall Mines
 
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A scenic look at some of the old tin mines and engine houses in the far West of Cornwall. At one time this was one of the most industrialised parts of Britain. Pretty much the opposite now. Two of the mines featured in this video had Cornwall's worst mining disasters. At Levant mine in 1919 the lift (man engine) carrying the miners to work broke sending 31 men plummeting to their deaths. An even more horrific accident took place in the mine next door. At Wheal Owles In 1893 a miscalculation lead to the sea breaching the mine drowning 20 men. For more info one Cornwall's industrial heritage have a look at http://www.cornwalls.co.uk/history/industrial/
Views: 3799 The Cornwall Guide
Tin Mines - Nation on Film - Drill & Blast  - Cornwall
 
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Here's a fascinating documentary about the decline of the Cornish Tin Mining Industry - Nation on Film - Drill & Blast - BBC 2003. I copied this from a tape loaned to me about 10 years ago so sorry about the missing last couple of minutes of the programme. Nation on Film - Drill & Blast - Tin Mines. The tin that was mined in Cornwall helped to fuel the hi-tech consumer revolution that changed all our lives. But the close-knit communities that worked in the mines paid a heavy price. Until the post-war era, under investment in the mines made them hazardous places to work. Through archive film footage and testimony from miners and their families, Nation On Film examines the backbreaking toil that went on hundreds of feet below the Cornish landscape. The daughter of a miner describes how she would try and stop her father from going to work because of the dust disease that killed many miners. Early black and white film shows surface workers attempting to protect themselves from arsenic, which is also found in tin mines, by tying handkerchiefs around their faces. The mines began to close when the system for supporting the international price of tin collapsed. The Cornish miners took their case to Westminster but were refused long-term assistance. As the mines closed, a sense of betrayal was felt in the mining communities and the Cornish countryside still bears the scars of the disused mines."
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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: 8395 Gary Parrott
Tinstone - How It Is Obtained In A Cornish Mine (1933)
 
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Cornwall. "Tinstone (or "black tin" as the Cornish miners call it) is just plain tin ore when it comes up from the mines." C/U of a metal container of tin ore being lifted from interior of a mine. Low angle shot of ore rolling down a corrugated surface. "The first crushing." C/U of ore being shovelled into a crushing machine. M/S of man opening a hatch and ore pouring out into a metal container. "- and then a long journey to the stamping and washing mill." M/S of men and young boys walking towards camera pushing along containers of ore. They are attached to some kind of overhead pulley system. The containers are given a push and a pulley system transports them up and away from the camera. L/S of the cable system - various shots of the ore being transported. As the containers turn a corner at the end of their journey, the workers tip them over using their bodies to force the heavy containers. C/U of ore being moved with a shovel. "Here it is stamped into a fine powder. A machine which is practically a large mechanically worked pestle and mortar does it." M/S of the grinding machine in operation. "Finally a series of washing operations separate all the extraneous matter (sand, etc.)" High angle of the machines used to wash the tin - various shots. "and leaves the pure tinstone - ready for smelting." C/U of the tin being shovelled. C/U of man's hands as he picks up the tin and lets the particles run through his fingers. Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 643. Safety print exists. FILM ID:982.13 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/ British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 120,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1979. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. https://www.britishpathe.com/
Views: 2801 British Pathé
Video of NZ mine blast released
 
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Relatives of New Zealand's missing miners have been shown video footage of the blast which trapped 29 men underground and left rescuers worrying about secondary explosions.
Views: 2265 ABC News (Australia)
Malaysia Colossus Tin Mine Landslide
 
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Landslide occur at Seaside Malaysia on 1993 year,this video was taken on the spot at that time.That year, They received a call by the owner of a tin mine (the element tin, not tin as in cans...). He said that his mine, which had been running for a few decades, was about to collapse. They rushed to the scene with a video camera and waited for a few hours. Finally, they took this valuable footage. Sea water keep coming in. Although the footage lasted only a few minutes, it is horribly exciting enough.
Views: 112505 zeyrie
Cornish Tin Mining - Camborne (1966)
 
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Camborne, Cornwall, England. VS miners leaving hut and entering small cage lift at the head of the mine and they begin their trip down. VS miners at work digging out the tin and trucks being loaded into hoist control room. VS of the hoist mechanism in action. VS special bed where the ore is processed and the tin content is separated. (Original Negative.) FILM ID:3187.21 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/ British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 120,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1979. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. https://www.britishpathe.com/
Views: 6907 British Pathé
Whitehaven Mine Disaster (1947)
 
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Unissued / Unused material. 107 miners were trapped when an explosion occurred at William Pit, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Various shots rescue workers outside pit with relatives. Various shots rescue workers. LS train pulling slowly along. LS water. LS's mine. MS props of wood. CU coal board sign. MS miner with bird in cage. MS Lord Hyndley shaking hands with miners and chatting to them. MS miners. LS mine. High angle shot Whitehaven. MS children sitting on hill. Various shots Lord Hyndley with miners. Cuts for 47/67. FILM ID:2391.02 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/ British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 120,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1979. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. https://www.britishpathe.com/
Views: 4855 British Pathé
LEVANT MINE.mp4
 
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Views: 117 Emma Quayle
Wheal Frances Mine- Daytime Investigation
 
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Wheal Frances is a village in Cornwall, England, UK. It is located in the civil parish of Perranzabuloe. The village was noted for the South Wheal Frances Mine of which many ruins remain. Mining began in the local area in the early 1720s. After Lady Frances Bassett, the mineral Lord, offered a new lease on the land in 1834 it resumed production and experiences a golden period for ore production was the 1850s. By the early 20th century, several thousand men, women and children worked in the mine. A 75-inch cylinder pumping engine house with a was built at Marriott's shaft in 1847 and pumped water from Pascoe's shaft as well as Marriott's. In 1857 a 24-inch winder was installed in close proximity. Between 1896 and 1899 a major refurbishment of the shaft was undertaken, enabling mining to take places as far down as 6,000 feet. Due to a slump in tin prices during World War I it ceased operations in 1918. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheal_Frances It is documented that 14 people died here in mining accidents. There was probably a lot more but there is definitly 14 documented deaths that I have managed to find online at cmhrc... http://www.cmhrc.co.uk/site/disasters/index.html In this video I explore the ruins of the old mining site and take some video clips in 1080 HD. I also do some EVP work and take some full spectrum photos because ghosts are said to be seen a lot better in this spectrum of light due to the so called ectoplasmic residue that they are said to be made up of. This is part 1 of the daytime investigation video and shows me attending the mine site at Wheal Frances for the very first time and walking around it taking photos and filming. Part 2 will be coming soon and it will have more videos and photos. I will be returning here again very soon to do a night time investigation with my night vision camera, digitial recorder, spirit box and k2 meter to try and capture any evidence.
Views: 135 Paul Vlogs
DRILLING RIG SWALLOWED UP IN DISUSED MINE SHAFT COLLAPSE.
 
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A mine shaft has collapsed leaving a 75ft-wide crater in back gardens forcing families to flee their homes. Eight houses had to be evacuated after the hole opened up while a drilling rig was being used to cap the former iron ore mine with concrete. A worker had to be rescued as he was harnessed to the machine and became trapped in the shaft.
Views: 20432 holafoot1989
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: 1522 Gary Parrott
Levant Mine near Penzance, Cornwall
 
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For http://www.intocornwall.com - Levant Mine is part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining World Heritage Site. Famous for having workings underneath the sea and for its Beam Engine, Levant also suffered a mining disaster in 1919 when 31 miners were killed.
Views: 1779 Into Cornwall
Levant Mine Engine House - Mining in Cornwall England - Cornish Mining History
 
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Levant Mine Engine House - Mining in Cornwall England - Cornish Mining History - Recently used as a location in the Poldark TV series http://www.wildlifeincornwall.com/ Video Produced by Paul Dinning - Wildlife in Cornwall
Views: 2363 Paul Dinning
Mine Disaster In Saarbrucken  (1962)
 
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Saarbrucken, Federal Republic of Germany (Western Germany). CU. Miner's lamp. CU. A rock face, pan to show long shot of mine. SV. Street scenes around town of Volklingen. Various shots of town's people reading report in newspaper office windows. SV. Crowds at gate of mine gathered after mine disaster. Panning shot as ambulance arrives and goes through gate. Various shots of general activity around gate. Various shots of the miners at pit head after mine disaster. Various shots of general activity around gates, lists with names of casualties on door of hut. VCU. Rescued miners. CU. Pit head winding gear in motion. Various shots of suffering friends and relatives of the dead. (F.G.) Date found in the old record - 12/02/1962. FILM ID:2615.04 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/ British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 120,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1979. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. https://www.britishpathe.com/
Views: 60 British Pathé
levant man engin
 
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all most fell over lol
Views: 444 THE MR P SHOW
CORNWALL WALK - Geevor to Levant
 
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In this 3.5 mile circular route we walk from Geevor Mine, towards Pendeen Watch lighthouse, then pick up the south west coast path and head back along the coast to Levant Mine, then return across fields to Geevor. Geevor was one of the last working mines in Cornwall. With the collapse of tin prices in the mid 1980's it ceased production. The mine was wound down and the pumps finally turned off in the autumn of 1991. The mine is now open to visitors and you can take a guided tour. In our video we wander through the mining remains at Trewellard Bottoms, with it's 19th century mine buildings perched upon cliff edges, with the cliff stained green from the copper sulphate leaking from the old mine works. Our walk continues past the Levant Mine, which was the site of the terrible Man Engine mining disaster in 1919 when 31 miners died. This walk combines spectacular coastal and industrial scenery, in the far west of Cornwall.
Abandoned farm - Cornwall
 
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A quick walk around an old abandoned farm
Views: 202400 Matt Hodgson
Selected Originals - Mine Disaster (1963)
 
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Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Mine Disaster" - 63/88. L/S pan across mine, M/S rescue workers. Various shots of drill working to bore shafts. M/S relatives L/S flooded mine. M/S crab bringing out more earth. Various shots as they work at night, packing food into the shaft and sending it down to the miners. FILM ID:1778.13 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/ British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 120,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1979. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. https://www.britishpathe.com/
Views: 38 British Pathé
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
Views: 1709 Gary Parrott
coal mine rock fall
 
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Dick Thomas
 
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Dick Thomas 1908 to 1994 a real old Character and a good friend. He is talking about the way the miners heated their tea under groundi n the tin mines of Cornwall I apologise for the quality of this video but it was recorded in 1992. when he was a youngster.
Views: 1429 Harry Glasson
Crash in the mine / Russia / Plast / Chelyabinsk area
 
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New video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtfdTNXr8Dc&t=1s RUSSIA: Shots of security cameras on several floors of the coal mine in the town of Plast in the Chelyabinsk area, where the machine crashed into the elevator shaft. Nobody was injured.
Views: 3211 Fail Moments
Levant Tin Mine ( Pendeen West Cornwall ) 11th September 2011 Part 2
 
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Levant Tin Mine ( Pendeen West Cornwall ) 11th September 2011 Steam Winding engine at Levant recently revived with a replacement boiler a few months ago, very quiet in operation but served its purpose, which was to wind up and down the shaft behind this house a big steel bucket. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-levantmineandbeamengine
Views: 440 fredflintstone1024
The Yellow Jacket mine
 
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The Yellow Jacket Mine is located in Gold Hill Nevada, On what is today Highway 342 between Silver City and Virginia City. There were four main shafts of the Yellow Jacket in locations around Gold Hill. One of the main shafts remains behind the Gold Hill Hotel. The Yellow Jacket mine was in operation from 1859 until sometime in the mid twentieth century. The Yellow Jacket Mine is well known for possibly the worst mining disaster in Nevada history. In April of 1869 a fire was reported in the mine and spread at the 800 foot level. Close to forty miners lost their lives from smoke inhalation, poisonous gas and heat within the shafts of the Yellow Jacket, Crown Point and Kentuck mines. The first part is of the north shaft 2nd part is of the south shaft and the 3rd part is the ore shoot at the west shaft. The central shaft head frame can be seen just down the hill from the rail coach but because the wind was picking up and people around it I didn't fly over there.
Views: 3157 Tony's
Poldark Mine
 
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Poldark Mine, Cornwall, 2015. A walk through the tin mine showing the dark wet nature of the mine. For more information visit http://www.poldarkmine.org.uk/ Some of the new Poldark drama was filmed here.
Views: 1730 Martin Perrett
Over 3,000 workers trapped in gold mine, after shaft collapse
 
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SHOTLIST ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 1. Various of entrance to mine shaft 2. Close of sign reading: (English) The Harmony Way 3. Mid shot of sign with entrance to mine shaft in background 4. Various of rescued miners coming out of mine shaft 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Patrice Motsepe, Chairman of Harmony Gold Mining Company: "The situation is under control, the first one hundred and fifty people are safe on surface and the process of bring the rest out the mine is proceeding successfully." 6. Cutaway of cameraman 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Senzeni Zokwana, President of the South African National Union of Mineworkers: "The lives of our members can be in danger. Suppose there is fire underground and the shaft is damaged, how would workers come out (from) underground? I think the lesson is that we need to put safety (at) number one in planning and make sure that at all times, people can be saved quickly." 8. Mineworkers standing around entrance to mine shaft STORYLINE: About 3,000 gold miners were trapped a mile underground on Wednesday when falling pipe damaged the elevator. However the company began rescuing workers through a smaller shaft and estimated it would take 10 hours to get them all out. Early on Thursday morning, a company official said about 350 miners had been evacuated from the mine so far. There were no injuries and there was no immediate danger to any of the workers in Harmony Gold Mining Company's Elandsrand Mine, company and union officials said. Patrice Motsepe, the Chairman of Harmony Gold Mining Company told reporters that a number of miners had already been rescued and "the process of bring the rest out the mine is proceeding successfully." The miners were trapped at a level slightly more than a mile underground when a hydraulic pressure pipe blew out at a weld. The accident happened at 6:20 a.m (0420 GMT). Officials said by 4:15 a.m. (0215 GMT) about 350 miners had been evacuated from the mine. A regional chairman for the union, said there was ventilation for the miners still waiting underground and officials were in contact with the men by a telephone line in the mine. The official confirmed that the trapped miners were in good condition but were hungry, angry and frustrated with the situation. Senzeni Zokwana, the president of the National Union of Mineworkers, said the accident should be a wake-up call for the industry. "I think the lesson is that we need to put safety (at) number one in planning and make sure that at all times, people can be saved quickly," said Zokwana. A spokesman for the union charged that the mine was not properly maintained - but Harmony executives dismissed union criticism saying the shaft was in very good condition with a lot of new infrastructure. According to a government Mine Health and Safety Council report in September, 199 mineworkers died in accidents, mostly rock falls over the past year. South Africa is the world's largest producer of gold as well as a number of other minerals. Harmony's Elandsrand mine is the third largest producing gold mine in South Africa - the company said it produces an average of about 600 kilogrammes (1320 pounds) of gold every month. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e423e57adafeb5a6bb12e0270e929cb9 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 944 AP Archive
Levant Mine
 
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Levant Mine Cornwall
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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.
Views: 1745 Gary Parrott
Cornwall mines open pit 2016
 
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"The open pit", as the locals call it is an iron ore mine in Cornwall Pennsylvania. The mine flooded in 1972 during hurricane agnes. This mine is an important part of american history. The iron ore that came from it was vital to our young nations industry. At the end of the video you will see some under water footage showing the amazingly clear water and a few resident fish. Hope you enjoy this little piece of american history.
Views: 630 River Rats
Cornish Mines and Engine Houses - Botallack, Levant Mine, Geevor, Tin Mining in Cornwall
 
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Cornish Mines and Engine Houses - Botallack, Levant Mine, Geevor, Heartlands, East Pool Mine - Tin Mining in Cornwall Standing like beacons on the horizon, Cornish engine houses are reminders of bygone days when cornishmen led the world in mining expertise. Beautifully filmed with a wonderful narrative telling tales of Cornwalls Mines and Engine Houses. Featuring the following mines and engine houses .... Botallack Mine Ding Dong Mine Dolcoath Mine ( Harrietts Shaft Engine House ) East Pool Mine featuring Mitchells Shaft Engine House and Taylors Shaft Engine House East Wheal Rose ( Now lappa Valley Steam Railway ) Geevor Tin Mine Killifreth Mine King Edward Mine Levant Mine Poldark Mine South Wheal Frances Mine and Pascoes Shaft Engine Houses South Crofty Mine and Robinsons Shaft Tregurtha Downs Mine Wheal Coates Mine and Towanroath Engine House Wheal Grenville Engine Houses Wheal Lushington Wheal Peevor Engine Houses Wheal Prospor Engine House Wheal Rose Video Produced by Paul Dinning - Wildlife in Cornwall
Views: 1538 Paul Dinning
BBC Coast Cornish Tin Mining Engine Houses & Chimneys North Coast Of Cornwall
 
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Series 4 Episode 3 Lands End to Porthcawl - Neil Oliver casts his own bronze sword and discovers how demand for tin 3,500 years ago put Cornwall at the centre of an international arms trade.
Views: 3148 Seven Bays
40 Years Later: The Scotia mine disaster
 
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40 Years Later: The Scotia mine disaster
Views: 2371 WYMT Television
Working Man (The Miners Song)
 
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A song written by Rita McNeil and this performance by Welshman David Alexander. May we never have to send humans underground again for energy purposes, unless they want to.
Views: 84841 Twodeez
Massive Winter Storm on Cornwall North Coast
 
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Another day, another storm... http://www.cornwalls.co.uk/weather/storm_watching.htm Filmed on the 8th February 2014 this was one of the most powerful of several storms to hit the Cornish north coast in some time. The locations filmed were Godrevy, Hell's Mouth, Portreath, Newquay and Holywell Bay.
Views: 87204 The Cornwall Guide
Levant (The Edge of the World)
 
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Levant (The Edge of the World) composed 2013 This is the score, narration (taken from a transcript of an interview with a miner eye-witness from the accident in 1919) and video about Levant mine in Cornwall, UK. The rhythm section is made up almost entirely of sound samples taken from the mine itself in 2013. The choral sections are in Cornish and the poetry is a mixture of original work and the poem written to raise money following the disaster of 1919. The piece was inspired by the present site and the history surrounding the mine. The saxophone solos were improvised around a theme created by rubbing a wax crayon on manuscript paper placed on the stone bath used by the miners. New (and final) version - 27th October 2013 Miner's account narrated by Sam Moulton Poetic Cornishman: Terry Whetter Saxophone: Sarah Bolter - www.sarahbolter.co.uk Artwork: Mandy Anson Original poetry: Kate Aranda Nye Photography and video: Heather Nye Thank you to all who contributed to both film and audio track. The original soundtrack may be found at: http://soundcloud.com/richardnye/levant-composed-2013 This piece is one of a set that will be produced as part of a larger project. The Levant site is now run by the National Trust - links, information and more about the history may be found at: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/levant-mine/
Views: 204 Richard Nye
Remembering the Harwick Mine disaster -- January 25, 2017
 
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More than a century ago, on January 25, 1904, a massive explosion tore through the 200-foot-deep Harwick Mine in Southwestern Pennsylvania, claiming the lives of 179 miners and two rescue volunteers. The accident was described in a pamphlet published shortly after the disaster “as if the earth had suddenly parted and had broken in two.” Immediately after the explosion, calls went out for volunteers for aid. Selwyn M. Taylor, 42, and Daniel A. Lyle, 43, both entered the Harwick Mine in an attempt to locate any survivors — but they both died. In New York, news of the tragedy reached Andrew Carnegie. “I have thought over the idea (of a Hero Fund) for years, and the Harwick Mine disaster brought it to a head.” — Andrew Carnegie Six weeks later Carnegie penned the Commission’s Deed of Trust. On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, Carnegie Hero Fund Commission Executive Director Eric P. Zahren laid flowers at two memorials that remember the Harwick Mine disaster victims, a tragedy that occurred 113 years earlier. One bouquet was left at the mass grave, where many of the killed miners were buried. The other was left at the Harwick Miners Memorial near the Allegheny Valley Volunteer Fire Department. “It is important that we never forget the tragic events of that day and the sacrifice of the Harwick miners. We remember and honor the many victims and heroes, and in a special way, those who were both,” Zahren said. Music used: Winter Dawn by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/winter-dawn Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Cornish Explorers - 50 Shades in Grey - Old Cornish Tin Mine.
 
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Cornish Explorers - 50 Shades in Grey - Old Cornish Tin Mine.
Views: 485 Gary Parrott
The Smith Mine Disaster of 1943 – near Red Lodge, Montana MT
 
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The Smith Mine Disaster of 1943 – near Red Lodge, Montana MT. From the Billings, MT. Gazette, Feb 26, 2013: Saturday paid time-and-a-half at the Montana Coal and Iron Co.’s Smith Mine between Bearcreek and Washoe. Miners who had just emerged from the Great Depression of the 1930s eagerly worked the overtime weekend shift. They had the added incentive of doing their part to keep the World War II war machine running. Although many were immigrants, they were a patriotic lot, according to Matt Stump, a senior in history at Montana State University Billings. Most had the cost of war bonds deducted from their wages, he said. As 1942 drew to a close, Frank Mourich, a native of Austria, had increased his purchase of war bonds to $75 of his $132 biweekly paycheck, Stump found while researching his senior thesis. Daylight was about an hour old when Mourich and 76 other coal miners entered the mouth of the Smith Mine on Feb. 27, 1943. On that bright winter morning, they descended about 7,000 feet into the No. 3 vein and went to work. No one knows whether any of these men intent on their work noticed an unusual buildup of methane gas or coal dust, and there are only theories about what ignited an explosion so powerful that it blew a 20-ton locomotive off its tracks. Management got its first notification of the disaster below from hoisting engineer Alex Hawthorne, 55, who telephoned the surface and said: “There’s something wrong down here. I’m getting out.” All three survivors, who were described in the newspaper as “very sick,” were rushed to a hospital in Red Lodge, five miles away. Also hospitalized early that day were eight volunteers who were searching for survivors. Above ground, miners’ families kept a calm, hopeful watch, The Gazette reported. Meanwhile, the Red Cross, already in a high state of preparedness because of the war, quickly established a canteen to feed the crowd gathering at the mine. Within an hour of the first call for help, the organization had set up a 50-bed emergency hospital in Red Lodge, with the assistance of local high school students. On Sunday, Feb. 28, experienced miners told reporters that they believed that there was just a “thousand to one chance” trapped miners were still alive. The Butte specialists, who were equipped with oxygen masks, could stay underground as long as six hours at a time, but they were unfamiliar with the mine. Regular mine employees with only filter masks could not go as deep into the tunnel. Desperate to save family members and friends, local miners stayed down as long as they could. The rescue effort was grim. “When exhausted rescuers come out of the mine, most of them are dazed and groggy from the effects of the gas for hours afterward," The Gazette reported. "They are taken to the Red Lodge emergency hospital and put to bed. Drugs are administered to quiet their nerves, but many grow hysterical.” Six bodies had been recovered by Sunday. But miners’ wives kept the faith. “Calm and steadfast, unalterable in belief that their men will come out all right, they waited side by side on benches in the improvised canteen set up in the machine shop,” Gazette reporter Kathryn Wright wrote. “Many have been there since the disaster to meet the boys ‘when they come out.’ ” Robert Wakenshaw’s wife, awaiting word of her husband and her father-in-law, held her head high and her shoulders erect as she told Wright: “I know they’re coming out. I have all the confidence in the world.” Seventeen-year-old Martha Barovich knew her widowed father, Sam, would emerge safely. In agonizing slowness over the next week, the number of bodies began to mount. The last — that of mine foreman Elmer Price, 53 — came out on March 7. He left a wife and five children. The final casualty of the disaster, Matt Woodward, a rescue worker suffering the effects of his efforts, died April 9. His death brought the total to 75. Video captured with a Canon Vixia HFS-100 camera and edited with Adobe Premier Pro. Music "Oppressive Gloom" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Views: 2791 davidegg22
One year on: Lily Mine disaster
 
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Views: 700 News24
Porthleven | Biggest Storm in 10 Years | HD
 
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Porthleven in Cornwall on the 6th January 2014. http://www.cornwalls.co.uk/weather/storm_watching.htm This was Winter Storm Hercules as it slammed into the south coast of the UK. The winds were only around force 7-8 but there was a huge ground swell which set the stage for a spectacular display at high tide.
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Down At The Bottom   [ original song ]
 
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a Coal Miners Song © t. hutton 2014, FOR MORE GO TO ----- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KehdPoDZ4eY --- In England, The Oaks explosion remains the worst mining accident, claiming 388 lives on 12 December 1866 near Barnsley in Yorkshire. The Hulton Colliery explosion at Westhoughton, Lancashire, in 1910 claimed the lives of 344 miners. An explosion in 1878, at the Wood Pit, Haydock, Lancashire, killed over 200 workers, although only 189 were included in the 'official list'. Another disaster that killed many miners was the Hartley Colliery Disaster, which occurred in January 1862 when the beam of the main steam winding engine broke suddenly and fell into the single shaft serving the pit. It blocked the shaft, and entombed hundreds of miners. The final death toll was 204, most of whom were suffocated by the lack of oxygen in the mine atmosphere. In the metalliferous mines of Cornwall, some of the worst accidents were at East Wheal Rose in 1846, where 39 workers were killed by a sudden flood; at Levant mine in 1919, where 31 were killed and many injured in a failure of the man engine;[33] 12 killed at Wheal Agar in 1883 when a cage fell down a shaft;[34] and seven killed at Dolcoath mine in 1893 when a large stull collapsed. Scotland The worst mining accident in Scotland is the 1877 Blantyre mining disaster in Blantyre, Lanarkshire, which claimed 207 lives. For several tense days in September 1950, another worst accident happened on the small Ayrshire mining village. The world paused with bated breath as rescuers battled bravely against all odds to reach the 129 men trapped deep underground when a field above where they were working caved-in, flooding the mine workings with thick liquid peat, cutting off all means of escape. Wales Crowd gathering at the pit head of the Senghenydd Colliery after the explosion in October 1913 During the period 1850 to 1930 the South Wales coalfield had the worst disaster record. This was due to the increasing number of mines being sunk to greater depths into gas-containing strata, combined with poor safety and management practices. As a result there were nearly forty underground explosions in the Glamorgan and Monmouthshire areas of the coalfield during this time. Each accident resulted in the deaths of twenty or more workers - either directly in the explosion or by suffocation by the poisonous gases formed. The total death toll from these disasters was 3,119 people. The four worst accidents in Wales were: 439 deaths at the Senghenydd Colliery Disaster at Universal Colliery in Senghenydd, Glamorgan, in a gas explosion in 1913. 290 deaths at the Albion Colliery in Cilfynydd, Glamorgan, in a gas explosion on 25 June 1894. 272 deaths at the Prince of Wales Colliery, Abercarn, Monmouthshire, in an explosion of 11 September 1878. 266 deaths in the Gresford Disaster near Wrexham in North Wales on 22 September 1934. Some collieries, e.g. Morfa Colliery near Port Talbot, Glamorgan, and Black Vein Colliery, Risca, Monmouthshire, suffered three disasters before they were closed for being unsafe. United States The Monongah Mining Disaster was the worst mining accident of American history; 362 workers were killed in an underground explosion on December 6, 1907 in Monongah, West Virginia. From 1880 to 1910, mine accidents claimed thousands of fatalities. Where annual mining deaths had numbered more than 1,000 a year during the early part of the 20th century, they decreased to an average of about 500 during the late 1950s, and to 93 during the 1990s. In addition to deaths, many thousands more are injured (an average of 21,351 injuries per year between 1991 and 1999), but overall there has been a downward trend of deaths and injuries. In 1959, the Knox Mine Disaster occurred in Port Griffith, Pennsylvania. The swelling Susquehanna river collapsed into a mine under it and resulted in 12 deaths. In Plymouth, Pennsylvania, the Avondale Mine Disaster of 1869 resulted in the deaths of 108 miners and two rescue workers after a fire in the only shaft eliminated the oxygen in the mine. Federal laws for mining safety resulted from this disaster. Pennsylvania suffered another disaster in 2002 at Quecreek, 9 miners were trapped underground and subsequently rescued after 78 hours. During 2006, 72 miners lost their lives at work, 47 by coal mining. The majority of these fatalities occurred in Kentucky and West Virginia, including the Sago Mine Disaster.[40][41] On April 5, 2010, in the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster an underground explosion caused the deaths of 29 miners. The U.S. Bureau of Mines was created in 1910 to investigate accidents, advise industry, conduct production and safety research, and teach courses in accident prevention, first aid, and mine rescue. The Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Acts of 1969 and 1977 set further safety standards for the mining.
Views: 4924 Stagefright Tam
29 Miners
 
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A song my dad, Carl Hensley, wrote about the Montcoal tragedy in West Virginia on April 5th, 2010.
Views: 717 Leah Hensley
4th blast surface fan
 
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Video footage of the 4th pike river mine explosion blowing the top of the ventilation shaft. 29 miners were trapped in this mine.
Views: 7185 New Zealand Police
MAN ENGINE COMES TO PENZANCE
 
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The penultimate stop on the Man Engine's triumphant journey through Cornish mining territory attracted an estimated crowd of 20,000 (Cornishmen ?) to Market Jew Street, Penzance. More about the life of a Cousin Jack here https://youtu.be/kDIn_pp3fgE and much more St Ives/Cornish history here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrVUjbiYVZU7_0Tz4xHm0c03P9LIoUFCB
Views: 5907 Cornishpastyman
Near death experience in Old mine
 
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Had Nasty accident inside this mine
Views: 60 exploring with Al