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Report - Blind Tarn Quarry, Coniston, July 2015

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by Keynsham, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. Keynsham

    Keynsham 28DL Full Member
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    Small beer compared to Moss Head but still big enough to loose the light from my FX3. Goldscope or Blind Tarn quarry was worked before 1772. It was worked into the 20th century, the last leaseholder being Tom Kendall of Torver.
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    Blind Tarn
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    The closehead is said to be about 150 Yds long with some rail still in place. It is partly backfilled to make a level floor.
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    Struggling to light the back of the closehead.
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    Artwork.
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    This looks like a tunnel into another chamber but is only a partition in one big chamber. The curtain of rock is not supported by much.
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    The way out
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    The view from the entrance
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    Cove quarries. For another day.
    Thanks for looking.
     
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  2. Lenston

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    Pretty cool that, cheers for posting up :thumb
     
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    Nice work dude. Hadn't realised there was one up by Blind Tarn - have to have a revisit and check this one out. Thanks for posting!
     
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    Nice :thumb Like the pics, well lit :D
     
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    Nicely done :thumb

    There's so many small mines on the fellsides around the Coniston and Duddon area, most have little or no history or documentation. All are well worth a nosey though.
     
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    fantastic report keynsham. did well to light it up so well seeing as you were solo too. this is one of our hideouts, not in the mine/cave but in the area. cant give too much away but if its defo where im thinkin then you will know where we doss down. ;)
     
  7. Keynsham

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    Thanks for the kind words. I think I saw the spot, fine view but looks very uncomfortable.
     
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