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The Cobalt Mine
The Cobalt Mine was worked in the early nineteenth century for cobalt used in pottery glaze.

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The Wizard Car Park shaft, the first shaft cleared, now covered in leavesTom's Shaft conveniently located inside the DCC museumThe well, first point of entryHolly Shaft in the woods near the main car park.  The shaft is the earthy mound
The Wizard Car Park shaft, the first shaft cleared, now covered in leavesTom's Shaft conveniently located inside the DCC museumThe well, first point of entryHolly Shaft in the woods near the main car park. The shaft is the earthy mound
Looking up the temporary ladder in Tom's ShaftThe bottom of Tom's Shaft.  Steps can be seen in the wall.  The water level goes up and down.In the flats near the main car park entranceA circular winze within the mine
Looking up the temporary ladder in Tom's ShaftThe bottom of Tom's Shaft. Steps can be seen in the wall. The water level goes up and down.In the flats near the main car park entranceA circular winze within the mine
Small passagesIn the flats.  The walls are 'deadwalls' left by the miners.One of the smaller sections in the Cobalt MineShuttering where sand has slipped down from above.  The flat wall on the right is the fault wall.
Small passagesIn the flats. The walls are 'deadwalls' left by the miners.One of the smaller sections in the Cobalt MineShuttering where sand has slipped down from above. The flat wall on the right is the fault wall.
The arched passage near Holly Shaft.  The white line shows a previous water level.A sump near Holly ShaftWorking on the staging in Holly ShaftClimbing out
The arched passage near Holly Shaft. The white line shows a previous water level.A sump near Holly ShaftWorking on the staging in Holly ShaftClimbing out
The pump head on Well ShaftLooking down Tom's Shaft in the museumIn the upper levelsDeadwalling in the upper levels
The pump head on Well ShaftLooking down Tom's Shaft in the museumIn the upper levelsDeadwalling in the upper levels
The holw through from Well Shaft to the workingsCrawling through the workingsComing through to Holly ShaftLooking up Holly Shaft
The holw through from Well Shaft to the workingsCrawling through the workingsComing through to Holly ShaftLooking up Holly Shaft

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