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Clive (Drepewood, Grinshill, Spendiloes, Threapwood) Copper Mine (United Kingdom)

There are a number of shafts into the workings and many of these are old shallow ones which date from the early working of the mine. The Rubbish Shaft is in the wood opposite Mine House and has been capped with a locked lid. Well Shaft is in the building in front of Mine House and has been converted to a well. All other shafts have either been filled or capped.

Rubbish Shaft can be descended 25ft to Upper Level. Heading south leads to the South Winze which has an unstable lining. This can be descended for 80ft to Lower Level and a long low crawl which ends in a chamber part way down Well Shaft. Upper Level continues beyond the top of the winze and once emerged at surface but this has now been filled in. Back at Rubbish Shaft, heading north leads to the Main Winze. This can be descended for 80ft to Lower Level, which can be followed north to a collapse. Heading south from the bottom of the winze leads to the chamber part way down Well Shaft. Another level heads off from here but is collapsed after a short distance.

The top of Main Winze can be crossed by a wall traverse and leads to a series of tall stopes with copper mineralisation. A number of older surface shafts have been undercut by these later workings and can be seen in the roof. A section passing through a fault has bad ground and this has been recently stabilised. The workings eventually lose the mineralisation and trial levels searching for it again proceed for a short distance before ending at the North Winze with blind headings.

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Major Mining Region

Clive Copper Mine belongs to the Shropshire region.

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