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ttxela

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Posted: 31/12/2010 12:52:02
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During Summer we were walking up Red Dell on our way up Wetherlam and had an eye out for Gods Blessing, we completely failed to find it and I can't see any pictures online.

Is it still open? I suspect we may not have followed the stream quite far enough?
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Posted: 31/12/2010 14:26:49
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according to wt shaw in his book..."in 1907 a few tons of ore were raised on examination of the workings but a flood almost obliterated the workings and the entrance coffin level is now closed," that book "mining in the lake counties" was first
published 1970 so unless its been dug out theres a good chance its lost like the golden hue in silver gill....also run in.

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IP: 81.106.46.132 Edited: 31/12/2010 14:40:57 by Boggy
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Posted: 31/12/2010 15:26:22
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From Eric Hollands Coniston Copper Mines book, ngr is 2852 0040.
He notes it as partly blocked at the entrance, with water backing up. See page 40/41 of the book for discription & survey.
edit - I'll scan the relavent bit for you if you can't find a copy.

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IP: 91.111.169.223 Edited: 31/12/2010 21:53:11 by Mr.C
AR

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Posted: 31/12/2010 21:34:18
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I saw what I thought was it coming down off Wetherlam several years ago, but if it was, it was half choked with rocks and full of water, and generally not looking very inviting.

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Posted: 01/01/2011 20:42:53
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It was open last summer, but a pig to find and I imagine a pig to get in - I didn't try. It needs a 'bit' of work. Perhaps CATMHS might consider it.

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Posted: 01/01/2011 21:35:37
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It was Eric Hollands book we had with us - Thanks Mr C.

Monty/AR - Is it really so much of a pig to get in, or just a tad damp? I must get back sometine for another look.

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