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Report - Rampgill Lead Mine Feb 2009

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by Lister, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Lister

    Lister 28DL Full Member
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    We came out of Smallcleugh lead mine early as more snow was forcast but this seemed to be late coming which gave us an opportunity for a look round Rampgill.
    This mine was in a much poorer condition than the other with many roof falls & the water above critical welly depth. Some of the falls have been dug out & made good in various ways but I managed to get stuck in one as my boiler suit got snagged on the rusty metal barrel. I kept calm, had a breather & then pulled myself forward ripping myself out of the boiler suit & into a less confined space.

    Icicles in the entrance!


    The horse gin!


    Going into the barrel

    Coming out the other side, a really tight squeeze

    Without me



    Roof fall

    Top of the spiral staircase


    Climbing up to higher workings


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