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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: 4083 The Cornwall Guide
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: 4222 British Pathé
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: 8795 Gary Parrott
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."
Views: 11904 videocurios
Botallack Mine and Cornish Engine Houses - Poldark Wheal Leisure
 
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Botallack Mine and Cornish Engine Houses - Poldark Wheal Leisure http://www.wildlifeincornwall.com/ Video Produced by Paul Dinning - Wildlife in Cornwall
Views: 3840 Paul Dinning
Big Stopes & Collapses in the Abandoned Evergreen Mine
 
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The Evergreen Mine contains several thousand feet of workings, if not more. It is evident from the tailings piles that this mine produce a very large amount of ore. However, limited documentation of the mine's history makes it difficult to report any sure-fire information on this mine. In the video you will see two large air tanks, ore chutes, big stopes, dynamite storage, ore cart rails and more! One adit that I entered was extremely dangerous. If you come across this site, please stay out! Abandoned mines are extremely dangerous, Mines of the West does not recommend entering abandoned mines. This video is for entertainment purposes only. Stay out stay alive!
Views: 3836 Mines of the West
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: 1049 AP Archive
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: 215 Richard Nye
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: 137 Paul Vlogs
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: 2944 British Pathé
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/)
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: 1812 Into Cornwall
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: 3975 Seven Bays
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.
Shaft collapse A8 Scotland
 
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Mine shaft collapsing just off the A8 in Scotland
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Near death experience in Old mine
 
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Had Nasty accident inside this mine
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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: 21050 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: 1590 Gary Parrott
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: 113257 zeyrie
Levant Mine
 
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Levant Mine is a restored mine on the Tin Coast near Pendeen in Cornwall. The mine was used in the original series of Poldark and has also been used in the new series as Tressiders Rolling Mill. Like at Botallack Mine just down the coast, the mine workings at Levant stretched out for a mile under the sea. The Levant Mining Company was formed in 1820 but a mine was here as early as 1748. Just 1836, Levant Mine employed 320 men, 44 women and 186 children. Within the first twenty years, the mine made over £170,000 from Copper. In 1857 a man engine was installed which can still be seen. This carried the men and children down the shaft. In 1919, one of Cornwall's worst mining disasters took place at the mine when a link between the rod and the engine on the man engine snapped. 31 people died. The mine closed for good by 1930 and, ever since the disaster, the mine had experienced a decline. In more recent times, the National Trust have been criticised for being disrespectful for putting "ugly" looking fencing up and by making the car park a Pay and Display. On Facebook, a group called 'PAY AND DISPLAY AT LEVANT - NO THANKS' has been started which campaigns to make the car park free again, as well as to remove the unnecessary fencing. While the group remains focusing on Levant, they also want free parking across the Tin Coast as another mining accident happened at Wheal Owles, just down the coast from Levant Mine. Music by Adrian Von Ziegler - https://www.youtube.com/user/adrianvonziegler
Views: 97 Lucas Nott
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: 1787 Gary Parrott
Wheal Jane Mine visit
 
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A short film from a 2011 journey into the abandoned Wheal Jane Tin Mine near Baldhu, Cornwall. Don't try this at home, folks! - not only is it very hazardous but the water and formations are highly acidic (approximately pH0-1!) and contain high levels of arsenic. The yellow u-loop formations and living snottites are microbial in origin, the latter being gelatinous acid!
Views: 5978 Chrispy B
levant man engin
 
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all most fell over lol
Views: 531 THE MR P SHOW
Abandoned Komatsu Bulldozer near MINE  DISASTER  site Eastern Pa
 
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Just driving around and found this abandoned Komatsu D475 A-2 bulldozer near Hazleton, Pa. It's been sitting here for a number of years according to locals. It is near the spot where the Sheppton Mine Disaster occured in the 1960's
Views: 971062 DD Explores
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: 736 River Rats
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: 2510 Paul Dinning
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: 40 British Pathé
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: 1808 Gary Parrott
Levant Beam Engine
 
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Levant Mine is a National Trust owned working museum on the northern coast of Cornwall. Surrounded by the derelict and ruined buildings of the former mine is the museums centre piece, the mines original and fully restored Harvey & Co. beam engine.
Views: 3331 WolfmotorSport
Old Coal Mines on my Property
 
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Hey my friends back in the 60s my grandfather sold the coal off of the property so i want to give you guys a quick look at the mines. Thanks and be sure to hit the subscribe button friends. email - [email protected] SUBSCRIBE -https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCapK6-NLBvICUepghb0FbgQ?view_as=subscriber GO PRO ACTION CAM DRONE FOOTAGE COMING SOON !!!!! Also there will be a po box coming soon for fan mail !!!! https://twitter.com/Trespassingwild
4000 ft mine shaft explosion
 
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Abandoned mine shafts. Creepy? Sort of. Deep? Definitely. Frequently visited by the locals? Apparently. Smells like gasoline? Wait why does it smell like gasoline? We dropped a torch down to help rid this shaft of it’s odor and in turn when it hit the bottom, it helped us find out how to levitate. 4K Slow motion video posting soon. Subscribe for more insane adventures.
Views: 479 Sterling Jones
Exploring old coal mine site - while wandering in woods
 
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Mine slope ruins near Hazleton, Pa. Open slope and other structures video coming soon. These ruins look like WWII tank busters. Large wood beams have sunk in the ground. They have electrical type fittings on them. There are several other structures at this site along with a slope which will be seen in upcoming videos
Views: 287 DD Explores
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.
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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
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Blast traps 13 miners, rescue operation, soundbites
 
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1. Wide shot of location with police at scene 2. Close-up of police at scene 3. Wide shot emergency official 4. Residents and family members walking with food in their hands 5. Wide shot of Sago Baptist church 6. Residents in front of church 7. Wide shot of people waiting 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Kevin Sharkie, relative of trapped miner: "My brother-in-law, he was the mine operator in there. (Q: How did you hear about this?) My sister-in-law called me this morning at 15 or 20 after 8, said they had heard on the scanner there was an explosion at the mine. So, my wife, who is married to Marty's sister, got up and rushed and ran to their house to see what we could find out. We got here since about 8:30 this morning." 9. Set up shot of friend of trapped miner speaking to press 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Friend of trapped miner (name unavailable): "We have a friend in there, his name is Fred Ware. He lives the next house up across the church and he is still trapped in there." 11. Various of crime scene investigation unit vans arriving 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Jim Spears, West Virginia Homeland Security: "Well, I just want to say that it's a sad day and it's a sad day for West Virginia because as you all know we as West Virginians all feel this pain and our prayers are really going out to the families at this time. And I know that the governor is trying to get here as quickly as he can, he wants to speak to the families, that is the first place he wants to go." 13. West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin arrives 14. Wide shot governor walking away 15. Wide shot news conference 16. SOUNDBITE (English) Roger Nicholson, general counsel for the mine's owner, International Coal Group: "At 6:31 am this morning the power went out at the mine. Shortly thereafter at about 6:40, the surface received a call from the one left section that indicated that they had lost power and that something had happened and that they were leaving the mine. At that time our mine superintendent began heading underground to investigate. He also, as he was underground he told the dispatcher to begin the notification process. After communications with the mine superintendent from underground within a few minutes of him going underground, we began to understand that something serious had happened and immediately efforts began to contact IMSA and the state regulatory agencies in accordance with our process." 17. Cutaway of cameras STORYLINE: Rescuers searched for 13 trapped miners early on Tuesday after an explosion at a coal mine in West Virginia stranded the workers 260 feet (78 metres) below ground. The condition of the miners was not immediately known. Four colleagues tried to reach the trapped workers but were stopped by a wall of debris, and the blast knocked out the mine's communication equipment. It was not known how much air the miners had or how big a space they were in. The miners had air-purifying equipment but no oxygen tanks, a co-worker said. Officials refused to estimate how long it would take to reach the miners. The first of eight search-and-rescue teams entered the Sago Mine in Tallmansville more than 11 hours after the blast trapped the miners. Rescue crews were kept out of the mine for most of the day while dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide, a by-product of combustion, were vented through holes drilled into the ground. The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration sent a rescue robot to the mine, situated about 100 miles (161 kilometres) northeast of Charleston. Some 200 colleagues and and relatives of those trapped gathered at the Sago Baptist Church, across the road from the mine. Kevin Sharkie, a local resident, told AP Television News his brother-in-law was trapped below ground. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/99cfe8bd6880d5cb11ee06051536f1a5 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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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: 1893 Martin Perrett
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
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The Water Belle Mine - Part 2
 
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The origins of the Water Belle actually stretch back to another mine – a massive shaft – that was located about a mile and a half above the Water Belle. This shaft had struck an ancient river channel that turned out to be full of gold and the mine was expanding rapidly in order to continue to profit from their fortunate discovery. However, disaster struck in 1895, when a reservoir of underground water from a neighboring mine that had been abandoned was opened up during blasting, causing a massive blowout that flooded the entire shaft. The miners underground at the time rode displaced timbers up to the top of the shaft as the floodwaters surged forth and were fortunate to escape with their lives (As an interesting “Oh by the way” - very rich ore that was stockpiled underground in this mine still rests there to this day). Following this disaster, ownership of the shaft and surrounding claims transferred to two brothers – Henry and James Bell – from Glasgow, Scotland. The brothers were also the owners of a successful shipbuilding firm in Glasgow and Henry (later Sir Henry) was a member of Parliament. James remained in Glasgow, while Henry lived in London where the operation of the Water Belle was also directed from. Determined to get back to the ancient river channel that had been discovered, efforts were soon commenced to drive a tunnel in to the channel rather than to attempt another shaft. First, it was necessary to create an extensive flume system in order to divert a creek that flows directly where they desired to begin the tunnel. The construction of this flume took most of the summer of 1897 to complete. With the creek re-routed, work started on an 8’ x 8’ tunnel straight through the bedrock. It took more than a year of dynamiting through hard rock before the crews finally hit the ancient river channel they were seeking, more than a mile in. However, the hard work soon paid off as the gravel from the ancient channel provided a very attractive return on their investment. With about 50 miners working during the summer and 30-35 during the winter, the channel was then worked in a northerly direction for about 4,000 feet, with a final incline reaching a depth of 300 feet below the level of the tunnel. Many side drifts with smaller inclines branched off from this section as well. This northerly drift pushed farther in to the ancient river channel than any other mines had reached before and the findings were incredibly rich. Apparently, no one had discovered the main channel before and all other mines in the area that had been attempting to hit the channel were merely hitting tributaries of the main channel. Plans were underway to drive a new tunnel into even more lucrative ground in the main channel, but World War I forced the shutdown of the Water Belle as workers were sent off to war and commercial cable communications between England and the USA were blocked during this time (preventing coordination with London). Further, transportation of gold to the United Kingdom was not allowed during this time either. The mine never re-opened after 1914. A serious effort was planned in the late 1920s to get the mine opened up again, but one of the main investors committed suicide after losing everything in the 1929 crash and this effort was abandoned. The site – 2, 568 acres of patented property – was purchased by a timber company in 1970 for slightly over $200,000 and they still own it today. A mining company attempted to open the mine again around 1980 and did some preliminary work on the site. However, an air shaft they drilled ended up repeatedly closing in as the surrounding rock swelled. Unable to overcome this obstacle to their efforts, the company eventually abandoned the project. The Water Belle was just starting to break in to the most lucrative section of the ancient river channel when World War I forced the closure of the mine. As such, all of this immensely valuable gravel is still waiting underground.
Views: 9416 TVR Exploring
S.Africa - Fatal Gold Mine Accident
 
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T/I: 10:59:49 Recovery teams retrieved four mangled bodies from a deep mine shaft on Thursday (11/5) and expected to find scores more at the bottom following an accident in which an elevator carriage plunged 500 meres (yards). The accident at the Vaal Reefs gold mine near Orkney occurred at the end of the night shift on Wednesday when workers piled into the elevator for the long ride to the surface. SHOWS: VAAL REEFS MINE, NEAR ORKNEY, S.AFRICA 11/5 Miners leaving mine shaft lift followed by body on stretcher MS of ambulances Man walking away from helicopter WS of shaft lift 0.30 You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/11e09b7b351c40a803e57db58c55b213 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 379 AP Archive
First anniversary of mine tragedy marked
 
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New Zealand has remembered the Pike River Mine disaster that claimed the lives of 29 men in the west coast town of Greymouth.
crandallcanyonminecollapsemovie.wmv
 
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Tribute of the Crandall Canyon mine collapse that took place on August 6 in Huntington, Utah.
Views: 582 skyisinsane
Tin Trailer -  Movie now online
 
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West Cornwall, 1895. A once-glorious tin mine, on which the whole town has depended for generations, is on its last legs. A weather-beaten opera company arrives to give a performance of Beethoven’s “Fidelio” in the town hall and finds itself tangled up in a scam to offload worthless shares in the mine. When the mine unexpectedly yields up new treasures, melodrama starts to spill over into everyday life, reputations crumble and any notion of fair play is abandoned. The fate of the whole community rests on the courage of one feisty young maid. Made in Cornwall and based on a true story, Miracle Theatre’s highly anticipated feature film stars Jenny Agutter, Dudley Sutton and Ben Luxon alongside Helen Bendell, Ben Dyson, Steve Jacobs, Dean Nolan, and Jason Squibb. Download & DVD at www.tinmovie.com.
Views: 8500 Miracle Theatre
4 labours die within 3 days in mining accidents
 
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Mining accidents in Son Bhadra are taking lives of labours day by day . Four labours have died within 3 days, but the authority pays no attention.
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Russia mine flooding
 
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At least seven miners' fate remains unknown after Alrosa's Mir mine in the city of Mirniy in Russia flooded on Friday. he fate of 17 miners remain unknown after flooding at Russia's Alrosa mine in the city of Mirniy on Friday. 133 miners were evacuated. 151 workers were down in the mine when the flooding occurred and the fate of 17 among them remains unknown. It's the second accident in a week at the Alrosa-run "Mir" mine in Mirniy, after a rock collapsed on July 29, killing one miner. Reports emerged later on Friday that the flooding had started last week, and the water had been being pumped out since then, with no other measures taken. A video that first appeared on Friday was later said to show the flooding as it started on 28 July. s. Ministry for Emergency Situations vehicles outside mine Vs. Rescue workers entering mine Vs. Miners and rescue workers inside mining complex Vs. Outside shots of "MIR" open pit mine Egor Boris, head of the Sakha Republic, SOUNDBITE (Russian): "We created an operational staff consisting of rescue workers, engineers from the technical department of the company. They are now all working at the mine." VS. Miners inside mine More outside shots of "MIR" mine
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Rock fall at Sibanye-Stillwater's Driefontein mine claims 4 lives
 
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Now back to our top story, where Four mine workers have died following a rock fall at Sibanye-Stillwater's Driefontein mine in Carletonville far west of Gauteng. For the latest on the ground we are now joined from the scene in Carletonville by our reporter, Chriselda Lewis... For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
Views: 684 SABC Digital News