1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Hemerdon Bal Mine, Plymouth

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by Cheese Monkey, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Cheese Monkey

    Cheese Monkey 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hemerdon Ball was first discovered for it Tungsten/Tin deposits in 1867. The mine first opened in 1917, as demand during the war increased. Since then the mine has been opened and closed many times, along with varying developments. The last full scale operations ended in 1944. From 1944 onwards there have been various explorations into reopening the mine, but it has yet to come to pass. Currently Wolf Minerals Ltd are looking into opening the mine this year, with full scale production expected for 2012. Hemerdon is currently rated as the 4th largest deposit of Tungsten in the world.

    Plenty more to read HERE

    Had a couple of visits here recently. Got at least one more planned to try and find the 'shaft' that I have read about! Picture heavy, the sun setting one time I went just made for some brilliant photos that I couldnt bring myself to leave out.


    The buildings-
    100_2467-1.jpg

    100_2462.jpg

    100_2176.jpg

    100_2461.jpg


    Pretty dicy up here, worth it for the pics tho
    100_2460.jpg

    100_2459.jpg

    100_2458.jpg

    100_2454.jpg

    Back on the ground
    100_2448.jpg

    100_2446.jpg

    100_21311.jpg

    100_21381.jpg

    100_2439.jpg

    100_2438.jpg

    Various bits-
    100_21411.jpg

    100_2443.jpg

    100_2444.jpg

    100_2441.jpg

    100_2433.jpg

    The sample store
    100_2164.jpg

    The dodgy staircase + big round pond
    100_21821.jpg

    100_2181.jpg

    No idea what this place was!
    100_2466.jpg

    Just because
    100_2452.jpg
     

    Attached Files:

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in