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Report - MAENOFFEREN SLATE MINE, BLAENAU FFESTINIOG - July 2019


JohnSmith

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Is that because of the later uptopping works?
No.

This map was made in a bit of a rush and it only documents one vein. In fact there are 2, possibly 3, veins which overlap and can only be traversed between in around 4 or 5 places. If you wander into one of those veins and head east or west, you'll never reach any of the inclines like the map suggests, because it only shows the main vein - and even that has quite a few inaccuracies.

I have mapped nearly the entire place along with the other veins, but it is not something that I can share.

Just take my word for it that the map is not right so be wary.
 

Oort

Fear is the little death
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TBF it does say on the map that its not to be trusted.

maptext.jpg
 

Xan_Asmodi

Cave Monster
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No.

This map was made in a bit of a rush and it only documents one vein. In fact there are 2, possibly 3, veins which overlap and can only be traversed between in around 4 or 5 places. If you wander into one of those veins and head east or west, you'll never reach any of the inclines like the map suggests, because it only shows the main vein - and even that has quite a few inaccuracies.

I have mapped nearly the entire place along with the other veins, but it is not something that I can share.

Just take my word for it that the map is not right so be wary.
That's a shame. That would be awesome information to have. Are there any "correct channels" for accessing this information? I know I read about abandonment plans(?) many years ago when I was much more active, but didn't go down that avenue.
 

inbeat

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I would just add that if I were down mine workings that I was unfamiliar with, I would want a buddy that I knew and trusted - simple risk analysis. Forget Health and safety minutiae, but remember to ensure that your future surprises are happy ones.
 

JohnSmith

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That's a shame. That would be awesome information to have. Are there any "correct channels" for accessing this information? I know I read about abandonment plans(?) many years ago when I was much more active, but didn't go down that avenue.
No idea. I only came across the previously posted map several years ago. I went on trips there with the map and realised that it was horribly wrong, so I spent every trip there for the last 2 years correcting and adding to the map. Still quite a bit to be done.
 

DaveFM

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No idea. I only came across the previously posted map several years ago. I went on trips there with the map and realised that it was horribly wrong, so I spent every trip there for the last 2 years correcting and adding to the map. Still quite a bit to be done.
I've come across errors in the map of Cults limestone mine, some of the mapping simply doesn't correspond to what you find when you're there.
 

ChristopherBones

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No.

This map was made in a bit of a rush and it only documents one vein. In fact there are 2, possibly 3, veins which overlap and can only be traversed between in around 4 or 5 places. If you wander into one of those veins and head east or west, you'll never reach any of the inclines like the map suggests, because it only shows the main vein - and even that has quite a few inaccuracies.

I have mapped nearly the entire place along with the other veins, but it is not something that I can share.

Just take my word for it that the map is not right so be wary.
It’s the middle vein that “rough map.” It’s not bad effort tho, cos it’s extremely difficult mapping somewhere shich is 3D and loads of levels to a 2d mapI’ve got original maps for mine (perks of having dad who actually worked there)
 

ChristopherBones

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It’s the middle vein that “rough map.” It’s not bad effort tho, cos it’s extremely difficult mapping somewhere shich is 3D and loads of levels to a 2d mapI’ve got original maps for mine (perks of having dad who actually worked there)
Sorry “north” vein not middle.
 

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