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Report - Abercwmeiddaw slate mine, Corris Uchaf, Wales, Jul14

The Wombat

Mr Wombat
28DL Full Member
#1
Was great to be back hiking in Snowdonia, and although our weekend was focused around hiking & beer, we found ourselves having a quick peek back at this derelict mine near the lovely village of Corris. We stumbled across this a few years back, and I was keen to have a proper look round, and see inside the ‘binoculars’. These are testing bore holes apparently. It looks like a large section has crumbled away, as the tubes continue on another outcrop.

The slate mine was worked between the 1860s and the early 1950s.

Explored with KM punk… and a reluctant Non member.


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looking out 'the binoculars'
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this is how big they are
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The Adit

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landslide
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Mining buildings
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corris uchaf
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thanks for looking :)
 

vanoord

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#6
'Sort of' test bores - they were trials for a Hunter tunneller machine, which was a monstrous, water turbine-driven trepanning device that was tested in various places around North Wales. The binocular' tunnel may have been driven by a twin-head machine - or by a single-head machine being used twice. Various photos, patents and discussion is on AditNow if anyone has half an hour to waste!
 

The Wombat

Mr Wombat
28DL Full Member
#7
'Sort of' test bores - they were trials for a Hunter tunneller machine, which was a monstrous, water turbine-driven trepanning device that was tested in various places around North Wales. The binocular' tunnel may have been driven by a twin-head machine - or by a single-head machine being used twice. Various photos, patents and discussion is on AditNow if anyone has half an hour to waste!
cheers for the info.


Many thanks everyone for the Thumbs & comments :)
 

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