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Report - Abercwmeiddaw slate mine, Corris Uchaf, Wales, Jul14

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by The Wombat, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. The Wombat

    The Wombat Mr Wombat
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    Was great to be back hiking in Snowdonia, and although our weekend was focused around hiking & beer, we found ourselves having a quick peek back at this derelict mine near the lovely village of Corris. We stumbled across this a few years back, and I was keen to have a proper look round, and see inside the ‘binoculars’. These are testing bore holes apparently. It looks like a large section has crumbled away, as the tubes continue on another outcrop.

    The slate mine was worked between the 1860s and the early 1950s.

    Explored with KM punk… and a reluctant Non member.


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    looking out 'the binoculars'
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    this is how big they are
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    The Adit

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    Mining buildings
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    corris uchaf
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    thanks for looking :)
     
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  2. Wevsky

    Wevsky A Predisposed Tourist
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    Thats pretty cool looking mate..nice one
     
  3. The Kwan

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    Shit Wombat, This is lovely...hope you folk had a good time and good weather.
     
  4. Nickindroy

    Nickindroy A Porky Prime Cut
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    Good show old chap, first rate, all round. :thumb
     
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    Nicely done, fun place to visit :thumb
     
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    'Sort of' test bores - they were trials for a Hunter tunneller machine, which was a monstrous, water turbine-driven trepanning device that was tested in various places around North Wales. The binocular' tunnel may have been driven by a twin-head machine - or by a single-head machine being used twice. Various photos, patents and discussion is on AditNow if anyone has half an hour to waste!
     
  7. The Wombat

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    cheers for the info.


    Many thanks everyone for the Thumbs & comments :)
     
  8. Fudge

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    The patterns on that drilled section are amazing. Lovely stuff.
     
  9. The Wombat

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    Thanks mate :)
    Its an interesting place
     
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