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Mole Man
30-07-2010, 05:58 PM
Some picture of one of the two mines we went in to up there, both mines having a number of good artefacts to see and some very large passages. There is no real information about the mines that I can find even after a lot of looking around on the web. Best I can say is both were limestone mines, would think they closed in the 60s and one was used to grow mushrooms in for a period after it closed.

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A crane with another crushed crane in the background.

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Some small blocks of cut stone.

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More cut stone.

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File, most lightly used to sharpen a saw for cutting the limestone.

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Bent timber showing that the roof is on the move.

Lots more stuff there but only took a few pictures on the day, needs another trip to do some proper pictures.