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Report - Maenofferen Slate Quarry April 2013

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by Degenatron, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. Degenatron

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    As the weather has got a little bit better I thought it was time to go out and get the camera dirty again, and that I did.

    After seeing last years brilliant reports by Xan, Kwan, Littlest Jelly fish etc, this place was high on the list. Myself and Trancentral spent hours exploring the workshops, the quarry, loads of tunnels that mostly did not go anywhere much and the surrounding areas. It was absolutely knackering.

    A bit of History first (from Wikipedia)


    On with the photos. The historical photos have been borrowed from aditnow.co.uk I will get rid of them if theres a problem.

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    Date unknown

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    2013

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    Lots of machinery is still in place.

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    A pair of shunters

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    Nothing a spray of WD40 wont sort out.

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    The contents of an outside store

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    A maintenance workshop

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    Signs of metal theft

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    Old lathe. Check out the date on the wall next to it.

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    Somebodys been creative

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    A very neatly drilled tunnel that goes not very far

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    Nothing to see in there

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    I think the large filled hole on the left may well have been an entrance to the main underground workings. You would have to be mad to attempt to get in now.

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    A couple of these where near by. This part of the site is still very much active. I think if we had turned up on a week day we would have been chased by angry mountain men.

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    One tunnel we explored had these amazing icicles at the end!

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    This is the tunnel we should have checked out but we whimped out due to unsuitable footwear.:gay After seeing The Kwans video, I wish I had got my feet wet.

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    Sorry, it just had to be done.

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    As you may gather, we walked back through the workshops.

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    Another tunnel to nowhere

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    The greenery in the entrance was crying out to be photographed.

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    Getting fed up of dead end tunnels now. Whats in here?

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    A T junction. One way is blocked and the other is flooded and appears to go back out. Trancentral takes the opportunity to get his feet for the last time.

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    Right, we are out of here. Thanks for looking. Until next time, Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
     
    #1 Degenatron, Apr 13, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2013

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