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Author King's Wood Mine, Buckfastleigh, Devon.
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King's Wood Mine, Buckfastleigh, Devon.
Posted: 15/07/2017 11:10:53
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Popped down there last weekend with my dosimeter. Got a reading about 200 m from the entrance. When I went inside to pick up some pitchblende the meter when right off the scales. Has anyone else been down here? IP: 212.219.240.8
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King's Wood Mine, Buckfastleigh, Devon.
Posted: 15/07/2017 12:38:10
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I wouldn't go in. This fellah suggests it's 'unacceptably hazardous'. Sounds like an interesting site though.

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King's Wood Mine, Buckfastleigh, Devon.
Posted: 15/07/2017 16:27:14
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That was the first mine I ever did! And I'm still in excellent health. We did have Geiger counter with us but I couldn't for the life of me remember what the levels we registered were. It's quite a small mine, not an awful lot to see, so not going there won't be too much of a loss though. IP: 92.10.109.39
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King's Wood Mine, Buckfastleigh, Devon.
Posted: 16/07/2017 08:19:40
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I went down there with a mate in the 80"s. There were a load of greens and oranges of uranium secondaries all over the walls and pitchblende there too but you simply didn't disturb it. The place was probably quite 'hot" but we didn't have a meter with us. Not very extensive but a really interesting little trip. Never been back though. Smile IP: 213.205.194.187
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