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A Mine Of Information

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:05 pm
by An Absent Humphrey
Chaps.
I'm looking for some inspirational illustrations of a medieval mine.
Specifically, the mine head. Not a military mine, but a coal/iron/ore etc one.
I'm looking for something to get my creative juices flowing so I can model one.
I have done a Google image search, but nothing's really getting my minge batter flowing, so I wondered if any of you had seen good illustrations of these things - whether historical, reconstruction, or maybe fantasy. I don't care. I just want to get a feel for what one should look like and to inspire me.
Chaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaars, all.

Re: A Mine Of Information

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:19 pm
by Clayface

Re: A Mine Of Information

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:02 pm
by Steders
Found these ages ago, not medieval but inspiring (There was a full guide on how he built it as well, I don't know what the link is)
I included a picture of a couple of great peaks to help you concentrate
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Re: A Mine Of Information

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:15 pm
by Duff
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Re: A Mine Of Information

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:34 pm
by Bronshtein
Think they are from de Re Metallica by Georg Bauer (aka Agricola)(not the fourth one 8) ) from similar period to Durer;

Loads of illustrations of mining and general metallurgy in it - more piccies here:
http://www.nkfu.com/de-re-metallica-hakkinda-bilgi-ve-kitaptan-resimler/

Re: A Mine Of Information

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:42 pm
by kawasaki
A Chaotic Humphrey wrote:Specifically, the mine head.


or adit.

http://archeosciences.revues.org/2843?lang=en

http://www.pastperfect.org.uk/sites/old ... ve/12.html

http://www.fcet.staffs.ac.uk/jdw1/devon.html

What would be around the head, or adit, would depend on what was being mined - smelting pits, settling ponds etc.

Re: A Mine Of Information

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:43 pm
by kawasaki
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Haven't `ad her. Wouldn't have minded a go though, Vampire Lovers period...

Re: A Mine Of Information

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:46 pm
by An Absent Humphrey
Thanks for the links, chaps.
And thanks to those who tried to corrupt me.

Re: A Mine Of Information

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:17 am
by sane max nli
kawasaki wrote::shock:


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Vampire Lovers period...


You are a sick bastard. FYI most vampires are too picky to even look at a nose-bleed.

Re: A Mine Of Information

PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:52 am
by Goldwyrm
I dig her too.

http://destinace.kutnahora.cz/d/hradek- ... ine?lang=2

http://www.outsideprague.com/kutna_hora ... mines.html

Elsewhere (you know you want to craft this):
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From
http://www.guedelon.fr/fr/dossier-de-pr ... 16_50.html
That's castle building, but the same equipment/techniques to lift rocks up to towers, would be used to lift rocks up from holes, yes?