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Doc MineNorth Boundary Fault, Wood MineDevil's GraveWest MineTom's Shaft in the Cobalt MineSRT in Engine VeinRoman coinsWood MineWorkings on the vein, Engine VeinThe Beacon before demolitionKey Chamber, Wood MineBlue ShaftMain Chamber Engine Vein1930s visitors at BrynlowThe Laundry Chute in West MineHistoric artefactsFinlow MineT'owd man in Wood Mine
Moel Fferna slate mine, N WalesOgof Dydd Byraf, North WalesAven d'Orgnac, FranceColonnades: Lancaster HoleAlum Pot, Yorkshire DalesCoventosa, SpainFirst Pitch, P8 DerbyshireBull Pot of the WitchesOld Ing Cave, Yorkshire DalesConiston Copper Mine, LakesBagshawe Cavern, DerbyshireRampgill Mine, NentheadGaping Gill, YorkshireWartling Bunker, KentStockport air raid sheltersMagpie Mine, DerbyshireLennies Cave, MatienzoGiants Hole, DerbyshireSnailbeach Mine, ShropshireNettle Pot, DerbyshireCarrs Mine, Nenthead
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West Mine is the largest mine under Alderley Edge, and the main chamber, not far in from the entrance, is the largest single open space underground at Alderley. Nevertheless, it is small by comparison with mine chambers elsewhere in the UK. The chamber was excavated by using hand drills and gunpowder and probably took a couple of years to get as large as it is now.
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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 on Tuesday 15/02/2022.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.