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Author Goginan Taylors Incline
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Posted: 04/09/2018 18:35:33
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This is just a heads up that the gate is now padlocked.
This is because the site is used for family events and children have been going in. Access is easy to anyone with the BCA insurance, just contact me.

Likewise the 26

There is a 'secret hiding place' for keys.

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Posted: 16/09/2018 18:32:21
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During the drought the water level fell considerably, its now rising again, this gave unique opportunities to investigate the 60 fathom level. There is a drift on the lode straight ahead which with a bit more bottle and effort I could possibly have entered, mind, there is a thing called 'breathing' an essential bodily function.

Still, all was not lost as I managed with a bit of contortion to get a photograph looking in. I also managed to con my friend David James to survey the exploratory crosscut and its ramifications that goes off to the right. This will be published in due course.

The photos could be a unique once in a lifetime thing.

The incline cuts the lode at the 60 and on the left is a low packwall which continues forward into the drift. There is also an exploratory crosscut on the right presumably in search of the south lode branch.

I rather expect that many, including myself, have stood in the past pondering on where the incline continues down. Well this is ahead, the roof can be seen to continue sloping down in that direction. Below the water is a flat landing for the 60 fathom.



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I am extremely doubtful if the 60 is explorable from the state of what can be seen, even in the event that an intrepid explorer could squeeze through the gap, a suicidal challenge. I rather expect that above the 60, and quite probably below, there is one enormous stope, this is suggested by the section, and down which rubble a plenty has fallen over the years.


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Posted: 16/09/2018 18:48:11
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Well said Roy thats why we aborted our dive in there, that was underwater when we dived it and looks VERY unstable , its dropped a LOT

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Posted: 20/09/2018 19:26:19
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I have been looking at the other shots and playing around in Photoshop to bring up the dark areas and zoom in etc.

I can say with 99% certainty that the 60 is well and truly blocked beyond the slab, as is the downward continuation of the incline. I think that the bit of open level immediately in front of the camera and this side of the 'slab' is open because the stuff that has come down has been taken by the incline rather than filling the level..

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