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Thread: Rampgill lead mine, Cumbria

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    Arrow Rampgill lead mine, Cumbria


    This mine was started off by Greenwich Hospital in the 1730s however its possible that the rampgill vein was worked back in the 1690s.

    The London Lead Co took over in 1745 and the mine was developed very quickly with a huge annual yield, the vein being very rich. The Vielle Montagne company worked the mine for zinc in the early 1900s until about 1921.

    Heres a smal selection of pictures...








    Playing with backlighting...



    First engine shaft




    The following two photos show sections of roadway that had been dug out by explorers who also put the supports in place.







    This gate actually marks the county boundary between Durham and Northumberland. How accurate it is isn't known!



    Rise into flats above




    Another engine shaft. Collapsed, it now only goes down about 40 feet













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    Nicely captured, have you done any of the mines in the Lake District?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morrisey View Post
    Nicely captured, have you done any of the mines in the Lake District?
    Thanks man. Havent been over there yet, too much to do in this area at the moment but I fancy Carrock and maybe Coniston at some point.

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    Nice pics Lithium, was this an explore or part of the Nenthead visitor centre ?

    Phil
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    Nice mate. :)

    Wish I could have come with you then. :(

    I still think this mine is the best I've seen posted so far. It seems to have everything we like in a place like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shatters View Post
    Nice pics Lithium, was this an explore or part of the Nenthead visitor centre ?

    Phil
    Cheers Shatters, it was an explore mate. I have never been into the visitor centre or the show mine yet actually, must have a look next time I am down there.

    Sausage, we'll go back when you feel better, there are a few nice wet crawls, you'll love it!

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    Fabulous photos, Lithium. Some very interesting stuff in there. :)
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    Another spot on mine report there mate.
    Those pics are great. The torch your using does a good job down there. Nice and atmospheric.
    Anything with rails down is a big bonus too. :)
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    excellent stuff there mate. :)

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    You do take a good photo.

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