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Home > Mines, Quarries & Sites > Old Man Slate Mine

Old Man (Moss Head And Saddlestone Quarries.) Slate Mine (United Kingdom)



A large slate mine on the northern edge of the Coniston Old Man. Working has been going on for hunderads of years, starting off as simple cave workings and open pits, later developing into large underground chambers, one of which is well over 100ft in height. With it being quite isolated, there is still much track, and some interesting relics inside, such as an incline, an underground ropeway, a clog-winch, ladders, and an air reciever. Some of the older workings are of a much smaller, and packwalled design, whose paggageways are shattered from hunderads of years of erosion from in the easily split slate.

Photos of Old Man Slate Mine

Historic Photographs Of Old Man
Historic Photographs Of Old Man (4 photos)
Last updated May 14th 2017 by Jimbo
Photographs Of Old Man
Photographs Of Old Man (130 photos)
Last updated May 14th 2017 by Jimbo
Coniston Old Man - Moss Head And Scald Kop Slate Mine
Coniston Old Man - Moss Head And Scald Kop Slate Mine (0 photos)
Last updated May 6th 2010 by SimonRL
Saddlestone, Moss Head, Spion Kop And Scald Cop - August 2007
Saddlestone, Moss Head, Spion Kop And Scald Cop - August 2007 (16 photos)
Last updated December 25th 2007 by LAP

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Major Mining Region

Old Man Slate Mine belongs to the Lake District region.

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