This sounds to me like another ticket for the Titanic.
Have they not learned a lesson from Gunnislake?
Shafts are often blocked by fallen timbers, and open stopes have timber
Fair enough, concrete could well form a solid and permanent plug, however to
do the job properly would entail a lot of expense.
There are many mines that I have explored that have shafts well and truly
open underground, but no sign at all of them on the surface.
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Subject: Wheal Ida
Still looking for a bit more detail on Wheal Ida, which is SE of Pensilva,
Plans for a massive wind turbine 30 storeys high are to be decided any
moment now - likely to be approved, site meeting Tuesday.
The Wheal Ida workings appear to lie directly under the proposed position of
this massive structure, but are under water so no chance to prove what's
The wind turbine company said that they would 'fill them with concrete'
Unfortunately no plans or sections have come to light to show just what that
would entail, but evidently there were several working levels...quite a lot
to fill with concrete, then....
Anyone have any idea where else to look ? (I did look up Phil's recent link
for mine plans generally)
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