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T'owd man in Wood MineRoman coinsFinlow MineTom's Shaft in the Cobalt MineDevil's GraveSRT in Engine VeinThe Beacon before demolitionBlue ShaftWest MineWorkings on the vein, Engine VeinHistoric artefactsNorth Boundary Fault, Wood MineKey Chamber, Wood MineMain Chamber Engine Vein1930s visitors at BrynlowThe Laundry Chute in West MineDoc MineWood Mine
Magpie Mine, DerbyshireConiston Copper Mine, LakesStockport air raid sheltersOgof Dydd Byraf, North WalesSnailbeach Mine, ShropshireAven d'Orgnac, FranceAlum Pot, Yorkshire DalesGaping Gill, YorkshireRampgill Mine, NentheadGiants Hole, DerbyshireColonnades: Lancaster HoleNettle Pot, DerbyshireCoventosa, SpainCarrs Mine, NentheadMoel Fferna slate mine, N WalesLennies Cave, MatienzoBull Pot of the WitchesOld Ing Cave, Yorkshire DalesWartling Bunker, KentBagshawe Cavern, DerbyshireFirst Pitch, P8 Derbyshire
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This was taken in a chert mine in Derbyshire. After the chert (a form of silica) had been extracted, the waste was left in the mine retained by walls such as the one on the right.
Two flashes have been used so as to gain perspective. The nearby flash was not on the camera so as to avoid spots on the picture and to provide a bit of shadow behind the nearby objects.
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Slate mines in North Wales are found all around the perimeter of the Snowdonia mountain block. The slate was formed by pressure and heat due to volcanic activity. Slate mines are often massive and inclined as they follow the rock beds. They can also be dangerous with a risk of falling rock and bad air in places. Exploration requires a lot of care.

The next public event at the Alderley Edge mines is an evening trip at Wood Mine - Family trip on Thursday 12/08/2021.To find out if there is still space available, go to the booking page.

In case of emergency at Alderley Edge, call POLICE 999 and ask for DERBYSHIRE CAVE RESCUE.   They will call out local team members.  Do NOT call for the Fire Brigade.