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Report - Burtree Pasture Mine Weardale

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by doubleboost, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. doubleboost

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    This mine was in operation untill the 1980s.
    Lead was origionaly mined then flourospar.
    The main entrance is completly colappsed acess is by a 120 foot ventilation shaft
    A complete underground winding system is still in place most of the mine is in good condition ,but a lot of the timber work is badly rotted.
    Most of the mine workings are under water only the top acess tunnels remain
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    This is the point the shaft drops in to .I was talking to a local man who worked in this mine
    this was the emergency exit only the bottom ladder remains

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    someone lost there lamp

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    under ground head gear (the wheels still turn) The shaft drops 160 feet to water

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    winding drum

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    drive coupling this is about 2 feet in diamiter

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    The only reason this place is still intact is the dificult acess .
    If the entrance addit was open the scrap men would have a field day.
     
    #1 doubleboost, Apr 21, 2009
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