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Sub-title: Snailbeach Mine, Shropshire - 2008

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Title: Snailbeach Mine, Shropshire - 2008
Comments: Snailbeach was mined up to he 1950s for lead and later barite. The visit was made with members of the SCMC to whom we are very grateful.

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Neil poses beside a full tub of barites rich material waiting to be tipped down the chute into other tubs that were taken to the surface.Writing on a ceiling in the Great Shack.  The writing dates the working to the 1790s.In the Great Shack where there is natural calcite deposited in the chamber.  The Great Shack was a natural cave infilled with mud and galena.
Steve poses beside an older type of metal tub in a series of workings closer to the surface.In the Forest Chamber where there are a number of timber props.  There is a pool on the floor and an active stream comes into the chamber from above.Snailbeach Mine, Shropshire - 2008
Preparing the ladders.  This was a retro trip but with SRT for those who had forgotten their ladder technique.In one of the main stopes.  The floor is loose debris.The NAMHO Chairman makes his way through a small connection between stopes.

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