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Report - Alderley Edge copper mines

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

  1. Edd

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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

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    Grafiti Chamber

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    Looking down the entrance adit in wood mine

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    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 :) )

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

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    Air pipe going off down the dig

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    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.

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    The current end of the dig

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

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

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    Coming up Blue Shaft into Engine Vein

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    A nice sample of copper ore

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