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Sandford Levvy Lead Mine - August 2020

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Newage

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Hi All

A nice little solo trip to this mine south of Bristol, getting out of the heat of the day and in to the cool.

Sandford Levvy is a horizontal adit. 450m long, running south into the hill. Two crossroads provide short but interesting detours and some difficult climbing in excavated upward extensions, In 1830, a Mr. Webster, dug the adit in an attempt to locate a worthwhile ore body. A find of galena was reported and small veins of blende can still be found.

The above info is from Aditnow.

This was also my first time doing a solo SRT, that was a rush and a half, only a drop of 50-60 feet but my first time putting the practice and theory to good use (It`s amazing what you can learn from YouTube).

Anyway enough babble - picture time.

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At the far end of the mine is a massive "flow stone" formation.

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The wet bit......

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With a bit of a struggle to get up in too this tight stoopy passage, it went a lot further than I thought.

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One of the cross passages has a big old drop at the end.

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Then a view from the bottom looking back up.

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Well that`s it for now.
Thanks for looking, all comments are most welcome.
There are a few more pictures on my FlickR site so head over too:-

https://www.flickr.com/photos/newage2/albums/72157715414936336

Cheers Newage
(one last picture)

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Cheers
 

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