Web
Analytics
Report - - Thistleton Ironstone Mine - Sept 2010 | Mines and Quarries | 28DaysLater.co.uk
  • Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections, plus Private & Local Groups and a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. However, creating an account allows you to search, post replies, start new threads, use bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems. Also, it removes some ads.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Thistleton Ironstone Mine - Sept 2010

Rustynail

it's dark in here innit?
28DL Full Member
#1
I've used the forum search facility and can't find a report on this one so maybe I'm the first to post one? I researched this one from books and one of my partners in crime did a recce last weekend.

this.jpg


The adit in the pics was opened in 1957 by Stewarts & Lloyds Minerals Ltd. and connected into earlier workings, of which the old adit was then used for ventilation. The 1957 adit was very modern and used 22ft dia. concrete segment lining for 1600ft to the actual mine workings. The adit contained twin tracks of 2ft 8 1/2 in. gauge, running electric locomotives that drew current from an overhead wire. The mine closed in 1964 and the adit was bricked up in 1966. The earlier adit is completely filled and undetectable now.

Deep in the woods, where nobody goes...
RTB010s.jpg


Inside.
RTB001s.jpg


RTB002s.jpg


RTB006s.jpg


RTB009s.jpg


We got about 900ft in and the gas analyser alarm started going off due to low oxygen levels. We also got quite breathless so we turned back without having got to any of the actual mineworkings. :mad:
 
Last edited: