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Report - Alderley Edge copper mines

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by Edd, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. Edd

    Edd 28DL Full Member
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    Sep 1, 2008
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    Not a trip report but thought i would share a few of my pics of some of the mines at Alderley Edge and what we are up to :)

    Entrance to wood mine


    Grafiti Chamber


    Looking down the entrance adit in wood mine


    This is a current dig we are doing to investigate a back filled passage. We are hopeing this is a drainage level commisioned by Abberdine in the eraly 1800's. If it is we can reinstate the drain and clear a lot of water from the mines :)

    This shows an air system we have rigged up to make sure there is a constant flow of fresh air into the passage. (its actually a golf GTI air fan rigged up to a battery with soil pipes connected for air flow :) )


    Showing the air pipe coming in at the end of the great escape railway


    Air pipe going off down the dig


    The bulk of the spoil we are dry stoning down one side till we know where the passage goes so it gets a bit tight in places.


    The current end of the dig


    One of the lads got bored while pulling the tubs through lol


    This is the boat down in the Hough Level for the boat trips.


    Coming up Blue Shaft into Engine Vein


    A nice sample of copper ore


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