broomers hill caves march '08

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They are near pulborough in west sussex , to be honest they are not that great as they are pretty small but there are a couple of bits where you have to crawl through on your stomach.
 

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Was it a stone quarry at one time?

Its made from sandstone but it seems a bit strange that they mined for it as opposed to having an open quarry.
 

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Its made from sandstone but it seems a bit strange that they mined for it as opposed to having an open quarry.

Aaaah! There are some quarry caves just along the coast from where I live, which go back to Roman times. Could be for similar reasons. You can only go in my local ones on a guided tour, as the site is so huge (equivalent of 3 Wembly Stadiums, apparently) that people have been lost in them. I've been meaning to go on another tour and see if I can take some pics...it's an awesome place.
 

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Its made from sandstone but it seems a bit strange that they mined for it as opposed to having an open quarry.

You can't open quarry for sandstone, it doesn't work. You need to go underground and 'saw' blocks of it out... otherwise you just end up with huge piles of sandstone dust and nothing solid.
 

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You can't open quarry for sandstone, it doesn't work. You need to go underground and 'saw' blocks of it out... otherwise you just end up with huge piles of sandstone dust and nothing solid.

I never knew that, what an education we get here :mrgreen: thanx 4 that
 
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