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Author Low Skears (circa 1970/71) (photo)
christwigg

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Low Skears (circa 1970/71) (photo)
Posted: 29/02/2016 18:39:42
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I think thats Skears Firestone, not Low Skears

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John Lawson

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Posted: 29/02/2016 20:00:07
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Chris you are quite correct Jim has mixed up the Firsetone entrance with Low Skears. IP: 81.129.213.118
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Posted: 29/02/2016 20:09:28
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Moved to the correct album. IP: 5.64.130.249
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Posted: 01/03/2016 07:31:36
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I'm happy with the the attribution gentlemen, but in all fairness I only had John's annotation to go on, hence the comment from me, and with the lack of that building on John's pic and the rather open aspect (and lack of steepish bank) and the clear entrance cutting from the adit it would have been bold of me to assume that it was Firestone Level. Richard emailed me to tell me he also thought it was Firestone so it would have been in the right place later today regardless. I think at the time (c1970) NCMRS must have regarded Firestone as just a part of the Low Skears mine (similar to how Rampgil Scaleburn is still treated).

Again any other of my blunders re. attirbution and the necessary corrections will be made to the pic description and/or location.

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Posted: 01/03/2016 08:58:39
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Yes, Firestone level is part of Skears and worked veins D to H, terminating beyond Hunts Coldberry Vein. The ore was dropped down an internal hopper on D2 Vein to (Low) Skears level.

The hopper head is on the first left-hand branch, looking inbye, where JM's photo shows the group of 3 explorers, with the portal light shining in the distance.

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Posted: 01/03/2016 09:04:30
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Thanks for the info Mark, don't suppose you have any idea about who Bob's two companions are?

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Posted: 01/03/2016 09:21:06
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regret, no. the young lad would be about 60 by now!

Groverdave might be a good person to ask as I know he did some of his fledgeling exploration around Skears in the early 70's.


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Posted: 01/03/2016 09:27:51
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Doesn't time fly, I cheerfully delude myself I'm still only in my mid-20's really, then I spend a few hours weeding and digging and realise otherwise.

I'll try your man, any other info gratefully accepted, I'll shift the pic of arching to the Firestone album, if christwigg hasn't already beaten me to it.

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