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T'owd man in Wood MineWest MineMain Chamber Engine VeinRoman coinsDoc MineSRT in Engine VeinDevil's GraveBlue ShaftNorth Boundary Fault, Wood MineWood MineTom's Shaft in the Cobalt MineWorkings on the vein, Engine VeinThe Laundry Chute in West Mine1930s visitors at BrynlowThe Beacon before demolitionHistoric artefactsKey Chamber, Wood MineFinlow Mine
Magpie Mine, DerbyshireGaping Gill, YorkshireStockport air raid sheltersWartling Bunker, KentLennies Cave, MatienzoOld Ing Cave, Yorkshire DalesBull Pot of the WitchesCarrs Mine, NentheadNettle Pot, DerbyshireConiston Copper Mine, LakesBagshawe Cavern, DerbyshireFirst Pitch, P8 DerbyshireAlum Pot, Yorkshire DalesMoel Fferna slate mine, N WalesAven d'Orgnac, FranceColonnades: Lancaster HoleOgof Dydd Byraf, North WalesGiants Hole, DerbyshireCoventosa, SpainRampgill Mine, NentheadSnailbeach Mine, Shropshire
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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.
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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.

The next public event at the Alderley Edge mines is an evening trip at Wood Mine on Tuesday 18/06/2024.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.