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Bulthy (North Snailbeach, Middletown, Middletown Hill) Mixed Mine (United Kingdom)

To the south of the A458, just below the cafe, the entrance to Deep Level has been dammed as a water supply. This was driven to test the mineral reserves at depth but, although a few small barytes veins and a deposit of oil shale were discovered, they were never mined. On the hillside to the north of the road is a 165ft shaft which has been filled with rubbish. There are concrete foundations here which mark the site of a boiler and the compressor, winding engine and pump which it served. There is a further air shaft to the north which has also been filled.

In the field to the north is an open adit that is collapsed a short way in. Beyond this is an area of gruffy ground planted with trees. To the west of this, just over the border in Wales, are four open trial adits which are collapsed after a short distance and a small shaft that is almost filled. This area is covered in brambles and it is very difficult to find the features in summer. Main Adit has a high entrance but it has collapsed a short distance inside. A climb up a slope over the collapse leads to surface via a small shaft. Outside the entrance, the cutting ends abruptly at a bank of earth where the mine track went over. It appears as if there was once an access tunnel under this but it has collapsed. Beyond the bank, the line of the cutting can be followed to the end of a tip.

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Major Mining Region

Bulthy Mixed Mine belongs to the Shropshire region.

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