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Report - Moel Fferna December 2015

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by Vulex, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. Vulex

    Vulex 28DL Regular User
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    Thanks to @Kwan for being a total pro and getting us all in and out in one piece.

    This trip was harder than it should of been thanks to weather and fallen trees, but it was still a great trip. So @The Kwan, @Lavino @GK_WAX, @Lenston, @Trancentral (and myself ventured down that air vent into the mine. It was my first mine and I have to say I loved it. Getting out was a lot harder than getting in and it wasnt made easier by the rain. We also dressed as Santa which got a few honks from drivers passing by.

    Due to time restraints and a flooded passage we didnt get to see the "Bridge of Death," but theres always next time.
    This report isnt very picture heavy either, my 10 year old camera struggled to take photos in the dark, so it was a point and click and hope I got something.

    History
    This quarry lies at the end of the valley Moel Fferna. The mine opened in the 1870s and was worked almost entirely underground and eventually working on seven levels. Its developed a reputation for good slab and efficient working. Until a mill was built in 1911 slab was taken to the Nant y Pandy mill. The mill that was constructed used a gas engine to power sand saws. In 1923 an oil engined electric generator enabled the mill to used diamond saws. The mine closed in 1960.

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  2. Lavino

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    Nice one was a fantastic day out we had. The weather was only a miner set back :D
     
  3. Vulex

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    It was. We should of took sleeping bags with us!
     
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    I only took a few
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    But I got video
     
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    This was a Good day out lads!! Apart from the rain. The other lad is @Trancentral (dean). We will meet up again in the new year at another location :thumb:thumb Ho! Ho! Ho!
     
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    Haha was a mission boys was great to meet you all here's to the next mission...
     
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    Looks like a fun day. Good video @The Kwan :thumb
     
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    looks like a good do that lads:thumb i would of come but had something on that weekend.
     
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    Next time Stu :thumb
     
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