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Report - Holme Bank Chert mine Derbyshire Dec 2015

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by mattdonut, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. mattdonut

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    Holme Bank was the last of two operational chert mines in Derbyshire the other being the Pretoria Mine, both at Bakewell. Pretoria opened in 1902. Access was from adits in a quarry at Bank Top and the steep workings extended beneath the road to connect with the earlier Greenfield shaft. The chert bed lies on a 1 in 3.7 gradient and the mine was subject to flooding in severe winters. Illumination was by mains electricity in addition to carbide lamps carried by the miners.

    so after badgering Mrsam for weeks he finally took me and Goldie to the mine

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  2. Lavino

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    Nice one Matt I'm liking this one :thumb
     
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    I thought the water is a good 6ft or so up from my summer visit, the pipe in the second last shot is the top of the sump

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    Nice mine there Matt. Excellent snaps :thumb
     
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    Holme Bank always looks such an orderly mine even now. Some lovely rock work in there captured well.
     
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    Very nice, some great snaps there :thumb
     
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    Bloody nice pics there mister :thumb Gonna have to do some underground stuff this year ;)
     
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    Nice. Did you have a rake around on the deads?
     
  9. Rustynail

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    This was the first ever mine that I explored. Ah, memories...
     
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    Ace cool photatoes mate, that 3rd shot is fkin glorious!
     
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