Where was I? Vol 4

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Drew106

1,008 posts

103 months

Tuesday 11th December 2018
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Guess at Stewart Island?

Kenty

4,192 posts

133 months

Tuesday 11th December 2018
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right country, wrong island

Wiccan of Darkness

1,635 posts

41 months

Tuesday 11th December 2018
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Can't get this one out of my head, it's doing my swede in. I'm at a genuine loss on this one, there's just far too much conflicting information in the picture. I can't work out the rock formations, the wooden sleepers look perished and the machinery similar to the US dust bowls. My first initial thought was a desert somewhere.

I can't get around the quality of the concrete lintels though, all the black lumps resemble basalt.

Give me an hour to mull this over. But that cliff edge is more like the inside of the volcanic crater in "You only Live Twice".

Kenty

4,192 posts

133 months

Tuesday 11th December 2018
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your good Wiccan, very good - keep thinking!

Wiccan of Darkness

1,635 posts

41 months

Tuesday 11th December 2018
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If it is volcanic, there's an awful lot of stuff mined, most notably diamonds. But I stand by my previous assertion that it was something light weight.

Pumice is one option.

Sulphur is the other.

If it's basalt in the concrete, there won't be any pumice.

That leaves a sulphur mine.

Lunch time is over, so I'll ponder this some more tonight.

alfie2244

11,292 posts

146 months

Tuesday 11th December 2018
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Wiccan of Darkness said:
If it is volcanic, there's an awful lot of stuff mined, most notably diamonds. But I stand by my previous assertion that it was something light weight.

Pumice is one option.

Sulphur is the other.

If it's basalt in the concrete, there won't be any pumice.

That leaves a sulphur mine.

Lunch time is over, so I'll ponder this some more tonight.
Wouldn't there be an abundance of yellow about?

Kenty

4,192 posts

133 months

Tuesday 11th December 2018
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Sulphur is correct, mining was abandoned finally in 1930’s

EddieSteadyGo

6,692 posts

161 months

Tuesday 11th December 2018
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Wiccan of Darkness said:
If it is volcanic, there's an awful lot of stuff mined, most notably diamonds. But I stand by my previous assertion that it was something light weight.

Pumice is one option.

Sulphur is the other.

If it's basalt in the concrete, there won't be any pumice.

That leaves a sulphur mine.

Lunch time is over, so I'll ponder this some more tonight.
Impressive deductions!

theplayingmantis

2,160 posts

40 months

Tuesday 11th December 2018
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i think i know where this is but not from the picture from some vague memory of a cricket tour excursion that ive been told about, the island the place your visiting, and the deductions from wiccan. but i wont spoil it for him!

Abbott

947 posts

161 months

Tuesday 11th December 2018
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Central Spain?

Drew106

1,008 posts

103 months

Tuesday 11th December 2018
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Hasn't Kenty already confirmed it is an island and part of New Zealand, but not Stewart Island?

Presumably not North or South Island either, so that's got to narrow it down a bit.

I'd just be guessing, so I'll bow out for now..

Bonefish Blues

16,268 posts

181 months

Tuesday 11th December 2018
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It's always ruddy New Zealand! If in doubt, always give NZ a go is a good maxim on this thread IME smile

Kenty

4,192 posts

133 months

Tuesday 11th December 2018
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Bonefish Blues said:
It's always ruddy New Zealand! If in doubt, always give NZ a go is a good maxim on this thread IME smile
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Wiccan of Darkness

1,635 posts

41 months

Tuesday 11th December 2018
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I can't go any further on this one without googling, New Zealand geography not my strong point, but there's not likely to be many volcanoes in New Zealand out there on their own.

Another point that might help to narrow down the search though. The basalt used in the construction. Basalt is rubbish, it's like using lumps of coal. The only reason it would be used is the lack of regular aggregate, which meant regular aggregate couldn't be shipped to the island.

Thinking this one through, what's wrong with a small boat, unless it's too far from the mainland.

So. New Zealand, Volcano, mined for sulphur deposits and it's, what, 10-20 miles off the mainland.

If anyone knows it, then go ahead, I won't get it wthout googling. Googling the above will score the answer. Anyone know it, or shall I just google it?

(Totally unrelated, but is it just me or is this site really slow in loading tonight? I got youtube music playing as well, which doesn't help but every time I open the PH tab, everything slows down. Hate it when the hamster wheel slows down, it really roasts my pelican)

Henners

10,747 posts

152 months

Tuesday 11th December 2018
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Is it at / near the bay of plenty?

ETA: no great geological knowledge, just did some surfing in the area

Edited by Henners on Tuesday 11th December 22:51

Bonefish Blues

16,268 posts

181 months

Tuesday 11th December 2018
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Wiccan of Darkness said:
I can't go any further on this one without googling, New Zealand geography not my strong point, but there's not likely to be many volcanoes in New Zealand out there on their own.

Another point that might help to narrow down the search though. The basalt used in the construction. Basalt is rubbish, it's like using lumps of coal. The only reason it would be used is the lack of regular aggregate, which meant regular aggregate couldn't be shipped to the island.

Thinking this one through, what's wrong with a small boat, unless it's too far from the mainland.

So. New Zedaland, Volcano, mined for sulphur deposits and it's, what, 10-20 miles off the mainland.

If anyone knows it, then go ahead, I won't get it wthout googling. Googling the above will score the answer. Anyone know it, or shall I just google it?

(Totally unrelated, but is it just me or is this site really slow in loading tonight? I got youtube music playing as well, which doesn't help but every time I open the PH tab, everything slows down. Hate it when the hamster wheel slows down, it really roasts my pelican)
Never mind the above, simply googling NZ sulphur mine gets it first time. Ask me how I know laugh

Give it to WoD, he done all the legwork guv!

BTW
30 miles offshore, so you pretty much slam-dunked it.

Edited by Bonefish Blues on Tuesday 11th December 23:25


Edited by Bonefish Blues on Tuesday 11th December 23:29

Henners

10,747 posts

152 months

Tuesday 11th December 2018
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Bonefish Blues said:
Never mind the above, simply googling NZ sulphur mine gets it first time. Ask me how I know laugh
Just because you cheat wink

Not that I've been anywhere interesting / odd in the last few months frown Unless you could Grimsby.

Edited by Henners on Tuesday 11th December 23:56

durbster

8,084 posts

180 months

Wednesday 12th December 2018
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Wiccan of Darkness said:
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Another point that might help to narrow down the search though. The basalt used in the construction. Basalt is rubbish, it's like using lumps of coal. The only reason it would be used is the lack of regular aggregate, which meant regular aggregate couldn't be shipped to the island.

Thinking this one through, what's wrong with a small boat, unless it's too far from the mainland.

So. New Zealand, Volcano, mined for sulphur deposits and it's, what, 10-20 miles off the mainland.

If anyone knows it, then go ahead, I won't get it wthout googling. Googling the above will score the answer. Anyone know it, or shall I just google it?

(Totally unrelated, but is it just me or is this site really slow in loading tonight? I got youtube music playing as well, which doesn't help but every time I open the PH tab, everything slows down. Hate it when the hamster wheel slows down, it really roasts my pelican)
I love it when people work them out like this, like when Bonefish gets it just from the shape of the ocean waves biggrinbow

It seems you have the location if not the name. I know there's a stunning island off the coast of NZ that they do trips out to, but I can't remember the name and I doubt it had a mine on it.

Edit: OK I googled it and it is that island rolleyes

Edited by durbster on Wednesday 12th December 07:45

Kenty

4,192 posts

133 months

Wednesday 12th December 2018
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Yes I think Wiccan deserves this one.
It is White Island and trips to it are from Whakatane NZ, about 50km away.
It was a great trip and a first where we needed gas masks! It is stilll active
and is a great trip into the caldera.

Bonefish Blues

16,268 posts

181 months

Wednesday 12th December 2018
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Henners said:
Just because you cheatwink

Not that I've been anywhere interesting / odd in the last few months frown Unless you could Grimsby.

Edited by Henners on Tuesday 11th December 23:56
No waves, see smile
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