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Posted: 31/08/2017 20:29:23
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After seeing pics and posting about the adits for red vein being demolished and covered I thought I would have a check and see west pastures was well I can confirm we have lost this mine the door is welded shut so all I can say is well done that man and his team for posting on FB on a public page now what others are we going to lose Sad Sad

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Posted: 01/09/2017 10:08:57
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Oh crap.

Red Vein??? can you enlighten non-Faceplant-enabled technophobes like myself?

And watch Allendale, the Big Yellow Toys are having a field day up there.

ta MARK

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Posted: 01/09/2017 10:27:35
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Red vein is on the right in the quarry as you proceed down the track towards Stanhopeburn Fluorite and reach West Pasture. Two nice stone arched adits but completely run in a few feet inside. Basically, all we have lost is the arched entrances.

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Posted: 01/09/2017 10:32:10
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Hi Mark red vein adits were on the right hand side just before you get to west pastures

https://goo.gl/maps/etySZRFZu222



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Posted: 01/09/2017 11:17:07
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Ah, right. Gotcha. I know the levels but not the names.

I heard WP was on the radar for some serious mineral harvesting by 'someone', vehemently opposed by 'someone else'. The other two levels are probably on the same lease, given the proximity. Just hope its not a developing trend.

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Posted: 01/09/2017 11:18:11
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royfellows wrote:

Basically, all we have lost is the arched entrances.
I believe, simply as features of the landscape, mine entrances are worth saving if possible, even if they don't go anywhere now. I just wish we had a single original mine entrance in Surrey! All buried, destroyed, or drastically altered with the passage of time.
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Posted: 01/09/2017 11:22:10
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Yes, they were solid, neat, and a complement to the landscape; inevitably inviting but went nowhere. No reason for them to not be there Sad

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Posted: 01/09/2017 13:16:54
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Ahhh, more willy waving in the mining community. You just cannot avoid the micro-penised henpecked control freaks who want to spoil everyone's fun with their rage, wrath and general misanthropy.

It's not about mineral collecting, or risk, fluffy animals or thinking of the children. It's about little barky dogs who want to fight.

Sadly, caving and mine exploring seem to attract these types, who then ****** up history/geology/fun for everyone.

It is my job to frustrate these people locally, where possible, but when machines are involved, it's game over. Down here we have the silly game of padlocks and security cameras appears to be a new one.

No doubt the installer of the cameras will have the SD cards filled with animal porn, or something similar. Perhaps the Benny Hill introduction on loop!
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Posted: 01/09/2017 15:44:17
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The Fresh Prince of Portreath wrote:



It's not about mineral collecting, or risk, fluffy animals or thinking of the children. It's about little barky dogs who want to fight.

Sadly, caving and mine exploring seem to attract these types, who then ****** up history/geology/fun for everyone.



Even more sadly, he is right.
Sad

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Posted: 01/09/2017 16:58:40
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It's alright Roy. We're down here maintaining the balance Laugh IP: 196.52.10.30
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Posted: 01/09/2017 20:15:08
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Keep it up on UKC.

Your ability to wind up the locals is unparalleled.....Laugh
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Posted: 02/09/2017 05:13:39
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I particularly like the Benny Hill concept! IP: 86.170.19.165
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Posted: 03/09/2017 11:12:35
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So now Stanhopeburn Adit has been burried as well.

We should not really be posting all this on a public forum in case the bat people get to see it and the landowner gets into trouble.
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Posted: 03/09/2017 20:05:11
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I recently took a friend in WP (2 months back)and reported back then that the entrance timbering between the outer door and the inner swing door was collapsing, also the hill side outside the entrance has also had a collapse.

Is it possible that the entrance has just been buried by a continuation of that collapse, we had a very strong feeling back then it was going and fairly soon.

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Posted: 03/09/2017 21:30:16
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No its been welded shut, the two Red Vein and Stanhopeburn adits are the buried ones.

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Posted: 03/09/2017 21:38:01
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Get the bat nutters on their case
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Posted: 04/09/2017 16:36:14
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That's a dam shame nice little mine WP, good for newbies as it was an easy one, with the wet bit at the end.


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Posted: 04/09/2017 19:17:23
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Having taken a look yesterday, the Red Vein entrances have been buried using a JCB or similar.
Would have thought that this could not happen without the landowner's permission?
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Posted: 04/09/2017 22:45:51
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Following further research I have retracted this statement for being inaccurate, apologise if any issue has been caused with anyone, I was only going on what has been told to me and since then further info came to light that sheds a different angle on things.

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Posted: 04/09/2017 23:14:55
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Are you for real Steven??? How's this got to do with bolts burn ??? This is the first I have heard on the matter, is your master putting words into your mouth .Also red vein adits have definitely been covered, I have been there and seen for myself so maybe your information is wrong .

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