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Report (Permission Visit) The Godstone Main Series Firestone Mine, Surrey - October 2020


DaveFM

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I tried a couple of times to get into these mines after reading about them in an old library book in 2002 when I lived in Kent but only located one or two blocked up entrances and the grilled off Roman Road entrance. Its remarkably neat looking for a stone mine but I think that reflects that it was worked with stone saws for building material and not blasted, the rock was apparently quite soft when extracted but hardened on exposure to air.
 

LashedLlama

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I tried a couple of times to get into these mines after reading about them in an old library book in 2002 when I lived in Kent but only located one or two blocked up entrances and the grilled off Roman Road entrance. Its remarkably neat looking for a stone mine but I think that reflects that it was worked with stone saws for building material and not blasted, the rock was apparently quite soft when extracted but hardened on exposure to air.
Ah interesting mate, yeh I’m not all that clued up on rock types and what not. Definitely something worth looking into
 

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