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Posted: 19/01/2016 13:33:10
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hi all - whilst searching for the entrance to coed du mine cavern I no joy at all in the suggested GPS locations/pin points e,c,t
whoever I did find something similar not that far away right on the edge of a quarry/fence ? I got a photo of the shaft I found but don't know how to upload it to here ?¿
any info on the entrance location would be greatly appreciated Thumb Up
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Posted: 19/01/2016 14:10:54
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I suppose you've seen this on Cris' site ?
https://sites.google.com/site/cavesofnorthwales/12-caves-found-in-mines

The adit location and heading might help locate the shaft?

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Posted: 19/01/2016 15:22:18
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thanks Robin , yes the arrow on street map ( cavesofnorthwales)
is right in the middle if the woods / it does say densely wooded area and where the arrow points is in line with the adit and the shaft I found nearer the quarry - however after much circling around the spot nothing was found ?Blink
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Posted: 19/01/2016 16:08:49
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It is a short mine ... a passage takes you to a collapsed chamber with no apparent way on. You can walk around in the chamber (it is quite spacious) but I think you are walking on what was the ceiling. I would estimate around 60 feet to the chamber so I would guess it has collapsed since Cris was able to survey it.

Interestingly, there is a "hole" to surface partway along the passage which is too small to climb up but from which you can feel a draught and pick up leaves from the floor.

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Posted: 19/01/2016 16:48:26
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Ian A wrote:



Interestingly, there is a "hole" to surface partway along the passage which is too small to climb up but from which you can feel a draught and pick up leaves from the floor.

Ian


There is a similar feature at Camdwrbach nr Talybont a short distance along the adit. Short cut for air pipes or similar?

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Posted: 19/01/2016 16:50:10
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There is a similar feature at Camdwrbach nr Talybont a short distance along the adit. Short cut for air pipes or similar?

Think Cris mentioned shaft being used as a flue, so most likely something along those lines.
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Posted: 19/01/2016 17:44:32
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thanks for that , was the entrance your mentioning in the middle of the woods or near the quarry ? if not I'm stumped Crying IP: 92.40.248.154
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