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Report - Cwmorthin Slate Mine, Blaenau Ffestiniog - April 2012

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by sim2lew, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. sim2lew

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    Visited with Xan Asmodi, The Kwan, Cunningcorgi and Walsh.
    Thanks to everyone for making my first venture underground so amazing!
    Special thanks to Cunningcorgi for a) picking me up from the station 80 miles out of the way and b) for putting up with an hour and a half of me there and back :rolleyes:

    This was my first trip down a mine and it's safe to say I caught the underground bug, probably about 10 minutes in. This place is so unbelievably vast that we only managed to see around a third of it despite being underground for about 6 hours. On with the photos:

    [1 - Crane, about 15 feet tall IIRC]

    [2 - Where's the rest of it?]



    [5 - Some sort of blower?]

    [6 - Winding gear]

    [7 - Air compressors for pneumatic drills]

    [8 - Water wheel to power the lights]

    [9 - A wild KWAN appears...]

    [10 - Daylight, at last!]

    Thanks for looking, and as always, full set here!​
    #1 sim2lew, Apr 14, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2012
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