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Posted: 27/08/2012 14:22:07
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Asking on behalf of somebody who emailed me...

SK292 573
Can you please tell me a bit about the Adit on the Derwent trail at SK292 573 just up from the
Masson mill behind the residential home off the A6 Cromford


I've had a search using the map but can't find anything on that grid reference.

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Posted: 27/08/2012 14:45:20
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This the place?

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2956848
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Posted: 27/08/2012 14:47:34
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Thanks Morlock. May well be Smile I have pointed the original enquirer at this thread, so perhaps he'll drop by to comment.

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Posted: 27/08/2012 14:48:18
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I think we might be looking at the tunnel that was rumoured to go into the cellars of the New Bath Hotel, when they rebuilt the approach road in the late '60's, early '70's they intersected a passageway which they consequently arched and gated as a "feature" at the side of the drive.

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Posted: 27/08/2012 14:54:44
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Just guessing from putting a pin in the map and Googling 'Harp Edge Mine', will await further developments. IP: 86.29.200.223 Edited: 27/08/2012 14:55:40 by Morlock
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Posted: 27/08/2012 14:58:43
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Sorry, posts crossed, that picture is not the place I mentioned.

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Posted: 27/08/2012 15:02:28
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exspelio wrote:

Sorry, posts crossed, that picture is not the place I mentioned.


No problem. The place you mentioned sounds interesting though.
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Posted: 27/08/2012 16:10:21
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The place I was thinking of is more like 295 577

The New bath Hotel is just behind the big bush.

Acknowledgment ; Google Streetview.

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Posted: 27/08/2012 21:14:31
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Morlock wrote:

This the place?

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2956848


That one's a 1950s spar mine on Harp Edge, I forget who worked it but Historytrog will probably be able to fill in the details. There are other bits and pieces round there, going into pipe mineralisation, and then there's Carnhill Wife Sough, which allegedly once ran as far as Ball Eye quarry, though now silted up at its far end.

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Posted: 28/08/2012 14:26:31
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The vein was recorded in 1810 as Blue John Mine - it is visible at the end of the workings: a 2 foot width of blue fluorspar, red clay, and barite. It differs from the real Blue John found at Castleton in being far too crumbly for ornamental use.
That entrance by the path was reputedly driven about 1950 by Frank Barton of the Banks & Barton partnership as a fluorspar working. It intersects an old lead mine shaft but is only about 200 feet long.
The above details extracted from the draft of my book that nobody wants to publish because nobody will want to buy it because nobody is interested in the mines of Matlock and Matlock Bath.
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Posted: 29/08/2012 11:13:47
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R

I'm sure you must have looked into this already, but have you considered an online self-publication with somewhere like Blurb? I self-published a book of photographs with them, and the quality was superb, though I chose the 'luxury everything' settings, so it wasn't cheap, but for mostly text, it'll be a manageable price.

There's no stock to pre-order, no up-front costs, and the niche market/readers you're aiming it at are best positioned to buy it direct online via portals like this. You can gauge an interest here, so it could sell quite a few copies. It gets past the bookshop problem, and the need to fork out a fortune to pay the printer to do the first run.

A set of ISBN numbers can be bought for £107, I think it was, and that would let you do hardback and paperback editions on the same set of regs.

Cheers

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Posted: 29/08/2012 11:25:48
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pwhole wrote:

R

I'm sure you must have looked into this already, but have you considered an online self-publication with somewhere like Blurb? I self-published a book of photographs with them, and the quality was superb, though I chose the 'luxury everything' settings, so it wasn't cheap, but for mostly text, it'll be a manageable price.

There's no stock to pre-order, no up-front costs, and the niche market/readers you're aiming it at are best positioned to buy it direct online via portals like this. You can gauge an interest here, so it could sell quite a few copies. It gets past the bookshop problem, and the need to fork out a fortune to pay the printer to do the first run.

A set of ISBN numbers can be bought for £107, I think it was, and that would let you do hardback and paperback editions on the same set of regs.

Cheers

Phil.


Entirely agree - the original Underground Reflections photo book we did http://www.aditnow.co.uk/static/underground-reflections-mine-exploration-photography-book.aspx was done with Blurb - and the new version (if it goes ahead) will be as well Thumbs Up

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Posted: 29/08/2012 16:18:03
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I am more likely to look into grant funding. After 45 years of research, surveying 100,000 feet of passages, etc., I have about had enough of the project. Thanks for your comments, but we could return to the original thread. IP: 94.72.252.104
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