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Report - Daylight Hole Lindal in Furness Summer 2010

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by Tomhenderson, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Tomhenderson

    Tomhenderson 28DL Member
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    Jan 10, 2011
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    Daylight Hole is a large artificial cavern excavated by iron ore miners, believed to have been abandoned around 1911. The mine was originally worked by the Pennington Mining Company, and later by Harrison Ainslie and Company.

    The entrance is on private land close to Whinfield Farm, at the bottom of a 150 feet deep crater. The main chamber is 240 feet long, 126 feet wide and in some places over 60 feet high. A deep lake occupies half of the floor area, and the other half is occupied by large boulders and debris from roof collapses. Passages are carved through the solid limestone, leading away from the main chamber. Some of these still contain railway lines and abandoned iron ore bogies, complete with buckets of axle grease. Some of the passageways have collapsed and lower levels are visible through holes in the floors. The cavern and passageways are liable to flooding, and in view of the number of previous collapses evident, the place can only be described as a very dangerous mine.


    Map of Daylight hole mine


    Entrance to the cavern


    Next to the mine entrance in the cavern


    Way in


    main passage


    Mine cart race!


    mine cart junction


    lower collapsed level that we left well alone!

    I will try and put more mine pictures up soon :thumb

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