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Report - Hollybush Mine - Wiltshire - October 2016

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by silentwalker, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. silentwalker

    silentwalker 28DL Regular User
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    History
    Hollybush Mine consists of one slope shaft, an air shaft and about two hundred yards of passage. The air shaft would have once been a trial shaft, sunk to test the quality of the stone. It seems that the shaft was sunk in an area where the stone was good so a slope shaft was built. Rails were installed to move the stone and a lot of preparation went into the mine.

    It was later found out, the stone was poor and fractured. This meant that it was impossible to cut a large block so it was impossible to economical1y compete with other stone companies. This explains why the mine is so small. Hollybush was closed on December 11th 1902 and rubbish tipped down the slope shaft to cover up the embarrassment. The vertical shaft has been capped leaving no trace on the surface.

    The Explore
    Visited with @Porker of the night . We had some time to kill before meeting up with a couple other members so thought we would go check this little mine out. I would say it is definitely worth popping your head in, some great little artefacts left behind. There is a section where there's a large pile of bones and it smells like a rotting corpse but once you are past that bit everything is all good o_O

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    Cheers for having a ganders :thumb
     

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  2. Wevsky

    Wevsky A Predisposed Tourist
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    Where's the pic of the pile of bones at matey ,You've wet my appetite telling me about bones i want to see them ;)
    And it's nice to see some pics from here don't think ive seen any for quite a while
     
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    I didn't get any on the camera man I think I was too busy faffing around on my phone taking a video of them :D and that was on snapchat so the video has gone now, doh!

    Yeah last person was Bertie in January I do believe :thumb
     
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    I feel robbed mate..The bones would have made this good report great :D
     
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    I have let myself down :coat
     
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    Always take a picture of the bones..lesson learnt ;)
     
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    Nice snaps fella :thumb
     
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    Cheers fella :thumb
     
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    That looks pretty cool mate.
     
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    Yeah not a bad little place at all :thumb
     
  11. Bertie Bollockbrains

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    Relax everyone.. the bones were just a dead sheep. We not talking about a dead person here. Sorry if that comes as a disappointment..
     
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    damn no rotten hobo bones then :confused:
     
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    Smelt like a rotten hobo o_O
     
  14. Wevsky

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    excellent worth the experience ;)
     
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    Some good snaps there bud :)
     
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