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Author Lower Park Lead Mine, Minera
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Lower Park Lead Mine, Minera
Posted: 08/10/2019 23:04:22
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Went for a mooch up on Minera Mountain from New Brighton this morning. Haven't been up there for ages. Scanning the mining remains just off the road, I spotted something I'd never looked at before - it looked like a relatively new cap on a shaft. I stopped the car and sauntered over, the site is, I believe, Lower Park mine. The concrete cap has 4 vertical tubes cast in on the periphery and some u-bolts - obviously for some form of portable headgear and rope anchor points. What is interesting is that it has a steel hatch in the middle and written in the concrete is "Western Shaft 1996" The OS Ref is SJ251513 and if you zoom in on satellite view, the cap is quite clear.
So it looks like someone - UCET / Grosvenor CC / N Wales Mine Explorers have done this work and dropped into the shaft.
Anyone know who and what's left there?

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IP: 80.189.87.69 Edited: 08/10/2019 23:06:21 by TheBogieman
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Lower Park Lead Mine, Minera
Posted: 10/10/2019 16:18:54
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Is this the cap?
Ogof Llyn Parc, or Pool Parc
Mine shaft and levels with further ladderway down stopes to intersect the river cave...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogof_Llyn_Parc
IP: 51.9.11.126 Edited: 10/10/2019 16:19:43 by caver1
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Lower Park Lead Mine, Minera
Posted: 10/10/2019 17:03:22
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That's the one! Thanks for info...

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Lower Park Lead Mine, Minera
Posted: 10/10/2019 17:10:50
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The worst mine exploration trip I ever went on. Being winched up and down that sodding shaft and legging it through the interesting mine part of the trip only to end up in a cold wet muddy cave. Laugh

Only joking, was a great day out but years ago now. Must get down there again sometime Thumbs Up

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Lower Park Lead Mine, Minera
Posted: 12/10/2019 17:45:38
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Sounds good fun !

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Lower Park Lead Mine, Minera
Posted: 13/10/2019 18:18:23
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I'm sure the NWCC will soon have access reinstated.... IP: 213.205.242.199
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Lower Park Lead Mine, Minera
Posted: 13/10/2019 19:16:12
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There's always people looking for other ways into this system... Wink

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