Anyone for arsenic?

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Anyone for arsenic?

Postby Mick F » 7 Jul 2019, 11:20am

Walking the dog yesterday afternoon, I could see Devon Great Consoles quite well over in England and took this photo.
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The arsenic still hasn't allowed anything to grow, and it's fairly typical of mining waste hereabouts, though this is the largest stretch by far.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Tav ... d-4.141654
I see Google think that the place is named after a Ford Consul! :lol: :lol:
Consoles is to do with Consolidated. :wink:

We've been there a couple of times over the years to wander about. The mine chimney you see is Wheal Josiah.
https://www.gooseygoo.co.uk/site/wheal-josiah/
There were lots of motorcycle scramblers there quite some years back, and also 4x4 rallies, but health and safety has finished that due to the arsenic dust though you do hear of mountain bikers using it even now. Walkers and explorers are often there.

Read Wiki about the Consoles.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devon_Great_Consols
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Re: Anyone for arsenic?

Postby Cunobelin » 7 Jul 2019, 1:23pm

Did you see any frilly clothing?

Arsenic and old lace

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Re: Anyone for arsenic?

Postby Mick F » 7 Jul 2019, 3:33pm

Cunobelin wrote:Did you see any frilly clothing?

Arsenic and old lace
Good film. :D
No, no clothing, as such. All I had on was a flimsy shirt (open) and short shorts ................. oh, and sandals too.
Dog had his collar and lead on. :wink:

Good view though, and an interesting bit of mining history.
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Re: Anyone for arsenic?

Postby 661-Pete » 7 Jul 2019, 4:34pm

Hmmm..... that site seems to be quite a long way from Chernobyl.

Not easy to fit in a visit to both places in a single trip... :twisted:
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Re: Anyone for arsenic?

Postby yakdiver » 7 Jul 2019, 5:49pm

I thought this was a shaving thread :oops:
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Re: Anyone for arsenic?

Postby brynpoeth » 7 Jul 2019, 6:08pm

How is Sailor developing, what does he weigh now?
Please to post some images
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Re: Anyone for arsenic?

Postby Cunobelin » 7 Jul 2019, 6:26pm

yakdiver wrote:I thought this was a shaving thread :oops:



Aresnic was once a constituent of shaving products!!!!!

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Re: Anyone for arsenic?

Postby Flinders » 7 Jul 2019, 7:59pm

Weren't those mines where William Morris's family money came from?
...and all that green wallpaper he designed.....

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Re: Anyone for arsenic?

Postby 661-Pete » 7 Jul 2019, 8:06pm

Flinders wrote:Weren't those mines where William Morris's family money came from?
...and all that green wallpaper he designed.....
...which was then used to decorate Napoleon's cell on St Helena?
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Re: Anyone for arsenic?

Postby Cunobelin » 7 Jul 2019, 8:09pm

661-Pete wrote:
Flinders wrote:Weren't those mines where William Morris's family money came from?
...and all that green wallpaper he designed.....
...which was then used to decorate Napoleon's cell on St Helena?


The paper that (allegedly) innocently or deliberately (conspiracy theory) killed Napoleon?

Arsenic poisoning and Napoleon's death


(Posted a the same time, so edited)

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Re: Anyone for arsenic?

Postby Mick F » 8 Jul 2019, 10:10am

brynpoeth wrote:How is Sailor developing, what does he weigh now?
Please to post some images
I'll see what I can do! :D

He's wilful and energetic, but he loves to please, and loves people.
He gets on well with our three cats, especially one of them.
He's difficult on the lead when he gets excited and pulls very very hard, so we're buying a no-pull harness from Halti. They've only just come out this year so we've ordered online as none of our local pet shops have them in.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf1yccZoQVQ
Generally, he's good on the lead, but when excited, he's terrible.
He can't be trusted off the lead because if he sees someone, all he wants to do is run over to them and say hello. He is then deaf to any commands, though it'll come eventually. When it's quiet and peaceful, he's fine off the lead and does as he's told, but it's not worth risking it generally.

Not got an up to date photo, but he's growing rapidly maybe 18" at the shoulders now and a bit too heavy to pick up!
Five months old as from Saturday just gone. At six months, he'll be going in to have his "bits" removed.
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Re: Anyone for arsenic?

Postby Audax67 » 8 Jul 2019, 10:22am

Our tap water comes from a spring in the local hills, and used to taste far better than anything you could buy in a bottle. Then about 10 years ago they decided the arsenic content was too high (about 80% of the statutory limit, i.e. about half of the US limit) and added an extra filtering stage to remove it. Nowadays it's bitter so we buy bottled stuff.

Gimme back my arsenic!
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Re: Anyone for arsenic?

Postby Audax67 » 8 Jul 2019, 10:24am

yakdiver wrote:I thought this was a shaving thread :oops:


You mean like the bloke who poisoned his wife with a razor blade?
Have we got time for another cuppa?

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Re: Anyone for arsenic?

Postby Mick F » 8 Jul 2019, 11:58am

Mick F wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:How is Sailor developing, what does he weigh now?
Please to post some images
I'll see what I can do! :D .
Two photos today outside on the decking.
Sailor Chair.jpg
Sailor Floppy Ear.jpg
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Re: Anyone for arsenic?

Postby mercalia » 8 Jul 2019, 2:20pm

Cunobelin wrote:
661-Pete wrote:
Flinders wrote:Weren't those mines where William Morris's family money came from?
...and all that green wallpaper he designed.....
...which was then used to decorate Napoleon's cell on St Helena?


The paper that (allegedly) innocently or deliberately (conspiracy theory) killed Napoleon?

Arsenic poisoning and Napoleon's death


(Posted a the same time, so edited)


I undderstand Mrs May is haveing no.10 re papered with that stuff, when she leaves. Wellshe will have done something right?