Monday, 11 November 2013

In one way and out the other...

This is becoming a bit of a habit...a monday night habit it seems!

We found ourselves back at Nenthead Mines tonight with a more adventurous trip in mind.  A through trip into Smallcleugh mine, down whats called Prouds Sump (shaft) and then out of Rampgill mine.

Some impressive walling near a horse gin in Smallcleugh

Mark heading down Prouds Sump 1st shaft

Andy and Mark in Prouds Flats looking at the amazing artefacts still there. 

Go on Andy it'll be reet!

In a large worked out vein, you  can see the height of the roof.

There were copious crystals on the roof here.

The remains of some old ore wagons

Mark checking out some impressive Galena

This is a circular platform built to work up into a vein from.

Mark inspecting an explosives box.

It's pretty big down there

At the end of the flats there's a really cool chamber full of crystals

You then head down another shaft and end up coming out of an ore shoot.

The rock really changes here and becomes shale (scary shale!) 

It got deep, but never to that critical depth if you know what i mean!?

This was a side passage off of Rampgill Hangingshaw level that we were now in.  The floor was covered in calcite.

Whisky bottle corner

And for something that isn't a cave it has some impressive cave features!

So we made it!  And a brilliant trip it was too.  Unfortunately we saw a lot of future trips along side passages on the way out...we will be back!

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