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Report - Chalk quarry/mine – Meudon – 09.2013

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by The Franconian, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. The Franconian

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    Meudon is a village just a bit south west out of Paris.
    Meudon and the area around got a big difference in hight down to the Seine so many layers of different rock etc. can be found there.
    The quarry i visited was a chalk mine, „White of Meudon“, later used for growing of mushrooms, the Germans had plans to install a weapons factory, did some work there but it did not come to fabrication; it became an air raid shelter for local population later.
    In the 1980ties there worked a firm doing concrete casting. Don't know what's going to come nowadays, read something about buildings planned up the hill,
    but I am not sure about this, because I can not really read and understand these texts and am not sure with the locations, there are severals.
    This should be a report with good history and discriptions about quarrying chalk and the growing of champignons, but I could not get this done; I tried but it was too difficult, especially since I have to translate two languages and a special vocabulary is needed.
    I found a good and interesting site on this thematic, so have a trial yourself, it's worth it:
    Les carrières de Meudon / PICAR
    auto translated
    French original

    A solo visit, here we go
    The quarry got 3 or 4 floors, I forgot
    A shaft with a bit of permanently water flow at the end of this tunnel
    n°1
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    n°2
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    nice coluors
    n°3
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    connecting shaft
    n°4
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    not where I came in
    n°5
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    this looks like chalk
    n°6
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    installations
    n°7+8
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    n°9
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    drainage at ground floor (was this installed by the Germans ?)
    n°10
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    lit with my selfmade lamps, warm white 2700kelvin seems to be too warm, trends to red, maybe also when battery is going down
    the front was lit with the 3000k one
    n°11
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    mostly very clean
    n°12
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    ? pump to water the mushrooms or what ?
    n°13
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    party room
    n°14
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    n°15
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    stabilised ceiling
    n°16
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    electro installation - I don't know what is out of which time, mushroom growers or Germans or shelter
    n°17
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    n°18
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    n°19
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    n°20: sacrificed - too much pics

    rock moving control thing, see it has moved a bit
    n°21
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    elevator(?) shaft
    n°22
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    calcifications at waterflow
    n°23
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    n°24
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    basin made of stone, nowadays we would use plastic
    n°25
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    shaft from other level
    n°26
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    looks like someones shortcut
    n°27
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    n°28
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    bottles, strange shape, maybe they got to do with the mushrooms mycelium transport (just an idea)
    n°29
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    shaft again
    n°30
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    another one...
    n°31
    31_zpsb82c4b73.jpg

    ...whatever they were used for
    n°32
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    back to ground floor on another way
    n°33
    33_zpsfea58a9e.jpg

    watch your steps...
    n°34
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    ...don't fall in this
    n°35
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    what else ? shaft
    n°36
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    ok peoples, end of the report, thanks for your attention
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    p.s.: these shots belong to that visit
    me down there
    another rock move controler- with more move
    one more me
     
    #1 The Franconian, Nov 28, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2013
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