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Author Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
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Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
Posted: 02/10/2018 20:21:54
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Pete K wrote:

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There was a junction where one tunnel was bricked up (near a drum and gate on the floor) does anyone know what this is for?


I think it is a bang store. Lockable level with a small stash available outside.



I take it that is for storing explosives? It was make sense as it is set back from the workings and tramway.

I can't get down the level 3 because I have no SRT gear. Just a stroll along level 2 for me.

When you look down the chutes on the right hand sides, is this level 3 below? Or it is some false floor in the middle? I could see an awful lot of wood down there.
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Posted: 02/10/2018 20:46:08
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Dont do facebook, Log in, no do, goodbye.


It was Daggers that uploaded them to FB, so maybe he'll do the same here... Smile

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Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
Posted: 02/10/2018 21:33:16
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alex17595 wrote:


When you look down the chutes on the right hand sides, is this level 3 below? Or it is some false floor in the middle? I could see an awful lot of wood down there.


There are possibly some sub levels, there is one where you previously mention a zig zag in the level with an understope on the right. Its actually a heave or throw on the lode in the region of a cross fault, interesting bit of geology. I dropped down there and found some trucks that must have originally been on false floor that has collapsed and dropped them down.

For information, Level 3 is 140 feet below or thereabouts.

I have a lot going on in mid Wales at the moment but really look forward to going to western Cwffty and hopefully bringing some good up to date pictures back.
This trip is a mining classic that I really enjoy. I may be up at Nenthead later this month and now the route is clear can do my special 'fish trip'.

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