1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - A Welsh Iron Mine Bach! May 2010

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by vwdirtboy, May 2, 2010.

  1. vwdirtboy

    vwdirtboy Keeuunnntt!
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2010
    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    14
    Although it looks like a mine it is in fact a quarry as it was worked originally from the surface making it an Iron quarry..

    These workings were started around 1800 and worked on and off all the way up until 1884. The quarry has extensive workings and some massive chambers, most of which now are flooded.. The deepest parts are over 400ft and some of the upper chambers are over 120ft wide. The quarry was rediscovered in 2007 and has been extensively dived by the CDG, appropriate scaffold platforms have been installed to facilitate safe entry and exit from the immensely deep and dark water. Electric lighting has also been installed.

    The Quarry seems to have broken into many natural formations and speleotherms, there are numerous gigantic Selenite geodes scattered all over the quarry some over 8ft across.

    A better prepared return visit with some scuba and lighting equipment is on the books in the very near future, watch this space!







    [​IMG]




    [​IMG]




    [​IMG]




    [​IMG]




    [​IMG]




    [​IMG]




    [​IMG]




    [​IMG]




    [​IMG]




    [​IMG]
     
    #1 vwdirtboy, May 2, 2010
    Last edited: May 2, 2010

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

  2. vwdirtboy

    vwdirtboy Keeuunnntt!
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2010
    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    14
    A few more..



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]
     
  3. vwdirtboy

    vwdirtboy Keeuunnntt!
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2010
    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    14
    Sure was mate.. check these out..lolz!

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    jonas just how he should be!
    [​IMG]

    I wonder if the doors were the same.. the ones on there now have the date 2004 written in weld on them?

    Be interesting to ss that tunnel!

    No problem mate, good to meet you :D
     
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in