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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.

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Title: 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.

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Allan and Neil waiting to descend the main 400 ft shaft by winch.Pete looking over one of the pumps still in place in the mine from the 1950 period.Steve looks up at a miners' improvised staircase.
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

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