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SimonRL

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Slate mining in the Czech Republic
Posted: 27/09/2010 22:52:05
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Welcome to the site MartinM

Was really interested to see this photo you've entered into the photo competition.



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What caught my eye there was the apparent angle of the vein. It looks nearly horizontal. We've one like that in North Wales (Moel Ferna) but I understand it to be rare.

Is there much slate mining in the Czech Republic? It's not an area I know much about and there are only 5 mines in the database from CZ.
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Posted: 28/09/2010 08:32:53
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That roof looks like hanging death!!

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Posted: 28/09/2010 10:36:10
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ChrisJC wrote:

That roof looks like hanging death!!

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Looks like the man is standing on part of it,

Bring us some timber in the next dram.
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Posted: 28/09/2010 10:38:10
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Ty Gwyn wrote:



Looks like the man is standing on part of it,


It does Smile

It's a very atmospheric photo and I hope the phographer stops around for a while to tell us a bit more about slate mining in the Czech Republic and upload a few more photos Flowers
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Posted: 29/09/2010 00:00:04
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Great photos Thumb Up
From what i've read, the Czech Republic has it's fair share of mines. I've been in touch with a chap called Robert from Kahan Speleo [web link] with a view to him joining AN & adding a few sites & maybe organising a trip out there. I'm still awaiting more infomation but so far he has said that they have problems entering mines legally and the owners go to lengths to limit access!
A few of their trips have been posted on 28DL in the international section~ Golden Mountains Gold Mine [web link]
I for one would be willing to join a trip over there if something could be organised.
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Posted: 29/09/2010 09:51:48
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I would too Smile

That would be awesome.

Would also be great to see more European mine explorers and exploring content on here Flowers It's all interesting stuff. I visited one mine in France (tourist mine - disused mines in France are a whole different kettle of fish) but that's about it for me for overseas so far.
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Posted: 29/09/2010 11:03:08
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There is a lot of stuff in Poland as well, and a fair few explorers - some of which have uploaded on here.

I'm always thinking about trips to Poland as well.

I suppose this also is the same for Czech, in Poland many of the younger generation can speak English, but in Poland if we ever sorted a trip out, there would be the bonus of me being able to speak the local lingo as well - just in case.

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Posted: 29/09/2010 12:02:39
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Bardzo dobry Mike, czlowiek wielu talentów! Wink

Great set of Pics too Martin Thumb Up
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Posted: 29/09/2010 12:15:32
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Cholera jasna, Dziekuje, my speech is far better than reading and writing skills.

So, are you of Polish origin, or just happen to have learnt it or maybe a translation engine?

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Posted: 01/10/2010 14:01:11
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There are some informations about history of Slate mining in CR:
[web link]

[web link]


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Posted: 01/10/2010 14:39:59
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Thanks for these Martin, these make interesting reading and don't seem to have been too badly mangled by google! I did smile at "the wicked winds of mine ventilation", I presume the original Czech was referring to what we'd call bad air, I also assume that auto-translating some of our papers on the Welsh or lakeland slate industry would produce some similarly strange phrases in Czech!

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Posted: 01/10/2010 18:33:56
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A lot of information about Czech mining history can be find here: http://www.hornictvi.info/[web link]

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Posted: 29/06/2011 21:17:42
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I'm from Poland but Czech Republic is definately great mine exploration spot. Many polish explorers are traveling to Czech visiting their mines. In general you can find there relatively modern abandoned mines - from XX century which is not so easy in Poland...

To give you some flavor of what we are doing there feel free to check our last movie clip from Czech mine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ql8sZfn10M
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Posted: 30/06/2011 00:24:26
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hispo33 wrote:

I'm from Poland but Czech Republic is definately great mine exploration spot. Many polish explorers are traveling to Czech visiting their mines. In general you can find there relatively modern abandoned mines - from XX century which is not so easy in Poland...

To give you some flavor of what we are doing there feel free to check our last movie clip from Czech mine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ql8sZfn10M


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Posted: 30/06/2011 02:57:11
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Very nice video. Smile IP: 82.26.193.248
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Posted: 30/06/2011 21:09:26
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hispo33 wrote:

I'm from Poland but Czech Republic is definately great mine exploration spot. Many polish explorers are traveling to Czech visiting their mines. In general you can find there relatively modern abandoned mines - from XX century which is not so easy in Poland...

To give you some flavor of what we are doing there feel free to check our last movie clip from Czech mine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ql8sZfn10M


Excellent video, thanks for the link Thumbs Up

What sort of mine is this? The water looks very yellow in the video.

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Posted: 04/07/2011 21:18:18
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That's medieval gold mine. This yellow colour (water or mud) is characteristic for this entire area. Doesn't matter if mine is modern or antient you will always find this colour.
It's bloody challenging however to wash it out of your clothes and stuff after trip Smile

Some example of moder mine in that area covered with yellow mud:

http://bte.hostoi.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/P7100069.jpg
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