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Offline mikem

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Re: Smoking Weed Underground
« Reply #100 on: May 22, 2021, 09:37:55 am »
HM government agree with fjell!
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“Mine” means an excavation or system of excavations (including all excavations to which a common system of ventilation is provided) made for the purpose of, or in connection with, the extraction, wholly or substantially by means involving persons working below ground, of—
(a)minerals (in their natural state or in solution or suspension), or
(b)mineral products.
Mines and Quarries Act 1954
1954 CHAPTER 70 2 and 3 Eliz.2
An Act to make fresh provision with respect to the management and control of mines and quarries and for securing the safety, health and welfare of persons employed thereat; to regulate the employment thereat of women and young persons; to require the fencing of abandoned and disused mines and of quarries; and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid.

[25th November 1954] {2nd year of Elizabeth's reign}
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Eliz2/2-3/70/section/180

The above definition was maintained in The Mines Regulations 2014:
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/3248/contents/made

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Meaning of quarry
3.—(1) In these Regulations “quarry” means—

(a)subject to paragraph (2), an excavation or system of excavations made for the purpose of, or in connection with, the extraction of minerals (whether in their natural state or in solution or suspension) or products of minerals, being neither a mine nor merely a well or borehole or a well and borehole combined;
(b)any reclamation site (and for this purpose “reclamation site” means a site where the extraction of minerals forms part of the process whereby that site is restored for agricultural, industrial or domestic use) from which minerals are being extracted for sale or further use; or
(c)any disused tip which is not at a mine being worked within the meaning of regulation 2(3) of the Management and Administration of Safety and Health at Mines Regulations 1993(1) from which minerals are being extracted for sale or further use.
The Quarries Regulations 1999:
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1999/2024/regulation/3/made
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Re: Smoking Weed Underground
« Reply #101 on: May 22, 2021, 09:53:05 am »
Just to add a bit of grist t'mill, "quarry" tiles are differentiated from their ceramic cousins by having a different mineral content and being water-resistant as well as square but still fabricated, rather retentively I still have the maker's invoice from the kitchen floor I laid, with indifferent levelling skills, in 1981ish.  It may be a corruption of the french "carreaux" which among other things  means a square tile and is itself possible a corruption of  the medieval latin  "quarreria", as per Fjell above.  :smartass:

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Re: Smoking Weed Underground
« Reply #102 on: May 22, 2021, 10:01:53 am »
But the material for ceramic tiles is also generally quarried!

Quarry & mine both have at least 3 completely different meanings in English (& can be nouns, verbs or a pronoun) - the Romans, Vikings, French, Germans & Dutch all having had a say in the running of our country over the years.

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Re: Smoking Weed Underground
« Reply #103 on: May 22, 2021, 10:03:32 am »
Well, plot twist adhere.
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