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Report - Hunter's Scar Jet Mine, Great Ayton, 02/05/09

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by wilshure, May 4, 2009.

  1. wilshure

    wilshure Guest

    The first of the explores me and T-Totaled did over the bank holiday weekend.

    Hunter's Scar started out as a jet mine, in some woods inbetween Ayton Banks and Ayton Monument ironstone mines, although it has nothing to do with either. It has since been converted to hold water settling tanks, with piping to serve local dwellings during WW1.

    This was our first ever attempt at light painting, and i'm chuffed with the results!

    Pics..... :thumb

    A steel trapdoor in the woods

    Recently erected fencing around the enterance tunnel

    T looking into the very small tunnel to get into the mine!

    Looking in

    Just into the mine, with settling tanks visible

    First ever light paint!

    Inside, the mine takes a right turn. the ladders up to the previously mentioned trap door are visible:


    Beyond the ladder is another tank, the mine continuing beyond, but soon ended. The plank was damp and very weak! (T's foot in the corner)

    Past the last tank, the mine banked up but went nowhere.

    Looking back up the ladders

    Trapdoor open

    Looking back down the ladders into the mine

    day 1 completion food:

    Chinese :D

    Job done :thumb

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