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Posted: 01/04/2018 05:03:18
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Just to say a little hello to the community. New to this and mine exploration. Massive outdoor enthusiast and have stumbled across many an old ruin or abandoned mine in my travels. I stay in Scotlands cental belt and just wanted to see if I could find more or any information about mines iv stumbled upon, which lead me to here!Thumbs Up IP: 86.158.48.37
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Posted: 01/04/2018 09:41:19
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morning, pull up a chair, the coffe's on, lots of good reading to be found hereabouts!

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Posted: 01/04/2018 09:44:06
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What mines have you been to? I spent nearly a year up in Edinburgh and visited quite a few mines around there. IP: 109.157.137.191
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Posted: 01/04/2018 18:45:02
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Dan the Delver wrote:

Just to say a little hello to the community. New to this and mine exploration. Massive outdoor enthusiast and have stumbled across many an old ruin or abandoned mine in my travels. I stay in Scotlands cental belt and just wanted to see if I could find more or any information about mines iv stumbled upon, which lead me to here!Thumbs Up


This is the best site out there for info and advice I have had lots over the years Thumbs Up

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Posted: 01/04/2018 21:11:41
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Iv been to a few mines over the years, abandoned ones mainly. Cononish mine a few years back just before Scotgold started to haul out all the old equipment. Tyndrum lead mine years ago also. I live in the Trossachs and there is plenty of history in the area. Not sure of everything the area has to offer but that's why I'm here. If anybody has any suggestions or lives locally that knows of interesting areas or would like to show a novice the ropes as it were, let me know IP: 86.158.48.37
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Posted: 02/04/2018 16:39:36
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Tomnadashan is worth a visit, especially if you are a Monty Python fan. Though be very careful as there are false floors and vertical shafts from the surface down to the workings. That is in your neck of the woods. IP: 109.157.137.191
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Posted: 02/04/2018 18:48:07
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John_Smith wrote:

Tomnadashan is worth a visit, Though be very careful as there are false floors and vertical shafts from the surface down to the workings.


... Along with the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog. Smile

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Posted: 02/04/2018 19:05:55
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Excellent, I'll be sure to check out Tomadashan then. Thanks for the tip. Love me some Monty Python! Beware the beast! It goes for the throat! Thumbs UpLaugh IP: 86.158.48.37
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Posted: 02/04/2018 19:27:15
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Hi Dan,
Great to have you on site, hope you will enjoy it.
I know that Tomnadashan was mentioned, as I have visited it a few times, I would just add please check with the farmer first.
I do not think that he would object, but at this time of year he will be preparing for lambing, and it is in any case just polite to ask.
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Posted: 02/04/2018 22:44:45
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Thanks John, yeah don't worry. I always make sure I check with landowners before venturing about. IP: 86.158.48.37
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Posted: 03/04/2018 10:26:12
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Dan the Delver wrote:

Excellent, I'll be sure to check out Tomadashan then. Thanks for the tip. Love me some Monty Python! Beware the beast! It goes for the throat! Thumbs UpLaugh


As you stand at the open entrance of the mine looking in, on the lower left corner it drops down a level and there is a small passage in the corner. In that section, there just before the small passage, is a false floor. I walked across it to look into the small passage and when I turned around I noticed that I could see under the floor! It looks like there used to be a passage under there too but for some reason they built a platform and extended the floor over it, so the fall is not deadly from memory.

Back at the main entrance, now looking into the right corner. There are a few partially flooded passages there that looked safe enough. I just never got around to exploring them as I lacked welly boots at the time. If you are tall, it will be an unpleasant explore as the passages stoop quite low.

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Posted: 03/04/2018 11:10:50
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John_Smith. The Irish Scottish mines expert. Nice one!

Welcome to AditNow Dan Thumb Up
Let us know if you're heading to North Wales, always welcome. Thumb Up

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Posted: 05/05/2018 15:08:21
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Hi. I have put a document on the site, 'A Gazetteer to the Metal Mines of Scotland' it is probable not as complete or as accurate as it could be but should give you some idea of what where. To find it go into, 'Information & Resources', 'Mining Document library', 'General Interest' Its a far way down dated 02/09/2014.
May be of some help. JeremL
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Posted: 05/05/2018 16:32:40
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Hi Jim,
You are lucky you can see the sun!
In our part of Scotland it seems to have disappeared under a pile of cloud!
Not dissimilar to the Harr and Fret that you get inshore off the North Sea.
Still hopefully at some time over the next few days, that yellow orb may just brake through the gloom, and cheer us all up.
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