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Lower Balls Green Mine - January 2019

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Newage

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2019 - Road trip time...............

Hello every body.
So me and Fluffy decided that another 3 day road trip was in order, but where to go - um how about Gloucestershire and then over the border in to Wales and as this guy would say -

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Boooooooooooooom!!!!!!!!!!!!


So day one found me and Fluffy rucking up at Lower Balls Green mine in Gloucestershire, easy to find, easy to get in and wow what a blooming cool place, bits of the roof look like they might just want to KILL you at any second but hey-ho don`t look up.

This is another of the hard Limestone mines and very similar to the one`s found around the Bath and Corsham area, there are in fact 3 mines here, upper is sealed up tight and access is in the process of being sorted, next to upper is "MegaDEATH" mine, it`s open but F---- me it looks like it wants to kill all the time.

Anyway in to Lower Balls Green mine.
Looking back at the way in.....oh baby

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There was a mine wagon in the mine then a bastard big rock fell from the roof and "Good night wagon".

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But crawl under the roof fall and you find the other mine wagon.

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At the back of the mine is a loading platform and working area, it still has load of cut Limestone that was never removed from the mine.

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Just off to one side is this crab witch.

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Some of the galleries are on the big side.

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This place is mega cool.

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That as they say - will do, so thanks for looking and all comments are most welcome, if you want more(you know you do) head on over to my FlickR site at:- https://www.flickr.com/photos/newage2/albums/72157675503394107

Cheers Newage
 

BikinGlynn

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Some lovely pics there, looks interesting that one!
 

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We call those rocks that want to murder everyone 'tumblers' because that's what they do!
They usually form a particular band within the strata and it has more cracks in it - lots of mines in Weardale suffer from the problem.

I love that first photo. Yeah very good that one!
Looks like a walk in the park (with murder stones dropping) with the high roof. Would be a good one for spinning burning steel wool in.

Interesting stuff and some cool photos. Thanks for posting :)
 

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