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SteveC

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Posted: 13/05/2017 23:46:14
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just here hoping to find out if there is any relatively unknown mines still accessible in East Scotland. I live close to Dundee and only been to Cults so far which is closed off now (around the same time two dumplings decided to venture too deep without prep Guns ) and i know of another one or two close to there that might be open but look pretty small Sleeping

Any ideas?
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IP: 109.146.198.5 Edited: 13/05/2017 23:47:56 by SteveC
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Posted: 15/05/2017 15:28:49
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Hi Steve,
I can't help with any actual knowledge of the area, but if you start by looking at cults mine (type it in as a search under 'mines quarries & sites' tab), then click on the map and select 'show other mines within 25km' you'll see there are a few others in the area.
Hall Teasses, Teasses, and kilmux (note that's a coal mine and very different safety-wise) are closest, but there are others.
Click on each mine and have a look at the photo albums- if there are no photos, or surface ones only, that's a good indicator that there's either nothing left, or no access to it.
Hope that helps.

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Posted: 15/05/2017 22:59:05
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Tony Oldham's Mines of Scotland has 100+ references to Fife. Not sure if he posts on here. He might do a cut and paste job if he does. IP: 217.9.203.212
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Posted: 15/05/2017 23:04:57
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Tony Oldham is now permanently banned from Adit Now due to recent events on here. IP: 78.147.36.20
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Posted: 15/05/2017 23:10:24
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Really? I must have missed that then. IP: 217.9.203.212
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Posted: 16/05/2017 11:13:01
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This is a list from his book for your area which hopefully augments what's available from the Mine Search here.

Fife

LEAD
Castle Hill Lead Mine NGR NT 119 827
East Lomond NGR NO 246 053
Hanging Myre Mine NGR NO 247 054
Myretoun of Blebo Leadmine NGR NO 432

LIMESTONE
Blebo Mains Limestone Workings NGR NO 428 140
Burdiehouse Limestone Mine NGR NT 277672
East Fife limestone mines – old workings: Lumbo, 1½ miles south west of St Andrews
Lathalomond Limestone Mine NGR NT 091 920
Luscar Quarry and Mine NGR NT 051 898
Ninelums Mine NGR NT 211 863
Roscobie Mine NGR NT 092 931
Teassies Limestone Mine NGR NO 398 107 to NO 407 078
Kemback Quarry and Mine NGR 428 161

OCHRE
Scoonie Ochre Mine NGR NO 380 024

FIRECLAY
Birkhill Fireclay Mine NGR NS 965 790

MISC
Carnock Castle Tunnel NGR NT 042 890
Kingswood “Cave” NGR NT 249 864
Mccann’s Mine NGR NT 024 898
Rothes Mine NGR NO 255 027
Seafield Cave/Mine NGR NT 277 880

IRONSTONE
Charlestown Mine NGR NT 06x 83x
Kennoway Haematite Mine NGR NO 32 02


Angus

LEAD
Glamis Mine NGR NO 388 470
Lochlee Mine NGR NO 422 816


Stirlingshire

COPPER
Airthrey Hill Mine NGR NS 8152 9720
Allan Water Trial NGR NS 789 989
Blairlogie Copper Mine NGR NS 837 971
Bridge of Allan (Main Mine) NGR NS 794 978
Dumyat Copper Mines NGR NS 835 976
Jerah Mine NGR NS 830 996

LIMESTONE
Craigend Lime Works NS761905
Murrayshall Limestone Mine NGR NS 77 92

SILVER
Airthrey Silver Mine NGR NS 815 972


Perthshire

COPPER
Abernyte Trail NGR NO 270 310
Ardtalnaig Copper Mine NGR 707 395

IRONSTONE
Corrie Buie Mines NGR NN 706 341

LEAD
Ardtalnaig Lead Mine NGR NN 707 395
Beinn Laoigh or Ben Lui NGR NN 29 28
Ben Ledi Mine NGR NN 564 101
Kindram NGR NS 498 951
Meall Luaidhe Mine NGR NN 579 447
Meall nan Oighreag Mine. NGR NN 704 339

CHROMIUM
Corrycharmaig NGR NN 527 358

SLATE
Aberfoyle Slate Quarries NGR NN 503 030
Craiglea Slate Quarry NRG NN 964307

BARYTES
Braes of Foss Barytes Mine NGR NM 978 443
Foss Barite Mine NGR NN 815 545

MISC
Corrie Buie Mines NGR NN 706 341
Glammis Mine NGR NO 38x 46x
Kindram NGR NS 498 951
Meall Luaidhe Mine NGR NN 579 447


Kincardineshire

LEAD
Craig Soales NGR NO 502 802

IRONSTONE
Garron Point NGR NO 874 876


Clackmannanshire

COPPER
Burn of Sorrow NGR NN 946 002
Menstrie Copper Trials NGR NS 854 998

IRONSTONE
Melloch Mine. NGR NS 940 965
Vicars Bridge Ironstone Mines NGR NS 987 981 & NS 988 982

SILVER
Alva Silver Mine, NGR NS 88 97

MISC
Myreton Mines NGR NS 858 980


Kinrosshire

LIMESTONE
Vicar’s Bridge NGR NN 96 97


Aberdeenshire

LEAD
Abergain Mine NGR NO 355 975
Monaltrie Lead Mine NGR NO 371 975

SILVER
Foveran Silver Mine NGR NJ 947 238
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Posted: 17/05/2017 13:40:11
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Cheers everyone for the help. I've been using the NGR map on the home page but most around me are blocked off or collapsed Sad I certainly dont live in the best place for mines and caves and started this hobby a few years late :/

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IP: 109.146.198.5 Edited: 17/05/2017 13:41:20 by SteveC
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Posted: 17/05/2017 20:00:07
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Hi Steve,
Do not be so dispondant,
We achieved a lot at Airthrie Hill mine at Bridge of Allan, have a careful look, even I have yet to see it all!
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Posted: 18/05/2017 20:53:03
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SteveC wrote:

Cheers everyone for the help. I've been using the NGR map on the home page but most around me are blocked off or collapsed Sad I certainly dont live in the best place for mines and caves and started this hobby a few years late :/


Can't be quite as bad as Cambridge Laugh
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Posted: 18/05/2017 21:45:25
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SteveC wrote:

Cheers everyone for the help. I've been using the NGR map on the home page but most around me are blocked off or collapsed Sad I certainly dont live in the best place for mines and caves and started this hobby a few years late :/


What you need is an entrenching tool and crowbar.
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Posted: 19/05/2017 03:24:20
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a coal authority patch for a hi vis wont hurt either Smile

Tamarmole wrote:

SteveC wrote:

Cheers everyone for the help. I've been using the NGR map on the home page but most around me are blocked off or collapsed Sad I certainly dont live in the best place for mines and caves and started this hobby a few years late :/


What you need is an entrenching tool and crowbar.


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Posted: 21/05/2017 15:53:08
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Hi Steve,

Which one of Cults working is closed off now? I went into the old part about two years ago and there were numerous entrances. They were all in row, one next to another. Some of them partially blocked, I entered on one side and got out through exit with that creepy manequinSmile It is huge!

Have a look at Blebocraigs, Flisk near Cupar: https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Blebocraigs-Sandstone-Mine_16747/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbob_co_uk/sets/72157622863390834/
Newbigging, Burntisland looks interesting: http://gridreferencefinder.com/?gr=NT2100086300|NT_s_210_s_863|1&t=NT%20210%20863&v=h

Mike

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Posted: 03/06/2017 02:17:32
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There was 2 entrances that we knew of, one was the main one with the tree right in front of it and one round the corner from that. both were blocked but didnt see the manequin or any other entrances. Been in cults a few times but didnt go too far in and now when im kitted or prepared they decide to close it off. Will be having a peek next time im down that way.

Ive seen the other mines on canmore and this website, just unsure if there are still open or not.

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