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Maxieman

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Posted: 22/11/2019 10:51:00
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Hi, i just moved to herefordshire from the USA and i am looking for abandoned mines to explore. does anyone know of any old maps displaying old mines? or any place that i can get more information about finding these places? thanksBig Grin
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Posted: 22/11/2019 12:40:16
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Have a look on the Adit Now database:

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Database/

For Herefordshire you want map SO but I suspect you would have more choice heading into Mid/North Wales.

For old maps have a look at the NLS website.

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=8&lat=53.7615&lon=-1.7074&layers=6&b=1

25 inch being the most detailed and 6 inch less so but covers more area.
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Posted: 22/11/2019 15:43:52
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Join a club and get some experience and safety training IP: 87.115.69.65
DaveM

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Posted: 22/11/2019 18:09:08
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Most mines in UK with open access tend to be in more remote areas, if near to populated areas they tend to be sealed up or gated. Aditnow is one of the top sites though for searching for mines in a particular area. The UK has quite a rich variety of mines for different materiels, from metal ores to building stone, limestone for agriculture, slate mines, coal and oil shale mines and other stuff like fireclay and gypsum as well as sand mines. IP: 78.146.13.149
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Posted: 23/11/2019 11:08:51
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The chaps you need are the Royal Forest of Dean Caving Club:

http://www.rfdcc.org.uk/
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crickleymal

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Posted: 23/11/2019 15:07:42
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Or the Gloucester Speleological Society.
https://www.gloucester-speleo.org

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