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Report - Holme Bank Mine, Derbyshire - Jan '09

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by Raptor Jesus, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Raptor Jesus

    Raptor Jesus GDMEODC
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    There has been quite the cavalcade of reports on this place recently, but as I'd never been before and I don't seem to post much, I thought I'd put this up.

    Won't cover history here, as I'm sure you're all sick of it :cool:

    Visited with Diehardlove, RAF-N and J4M35_UK, thanks guys for a top day out, and thanks Diehardlove for the lending of the torch, much appreciated :thumb

    On with the pics!

    Couple of exteriors to start the 'splore off:

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    After a short mooch around the exterior workings, (which are great) we headed on in.

    Ice stalagmites! Seriously cool:

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    Fork in the road:

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    The old wooden supports still in place:

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    One of the lakes:

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    Old equipment, possibly my favourite shot of the day:

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    Railway tracks and sleepers still in situ.

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    More ice formations, this stuff was beautiful:

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    A nice winch that still turns:

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    All in all, this mine has character in shedloads, and in-situ equipment in similar amounts. Great little explore to while away a few hours underground. Thanks again to the guys for showing me round :thumb

    Cheers for looking!
     

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  2. Shadow

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    LOL you?! An actual report?? :eek: you feeling ok?

    That last pic is stunning mate :thumb
     
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