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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:07 pm 
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nice, ill have to have a look thanks for the tip. like you mentioned there is one that i know of by the foundations. easiest way is to come from eynon on rt6, go across 107 and just as you cross the bridge over 107, there is a turn off on the left. there is a concrete footer there. this is the base of a tipple where they would load coal trucks. follow this up and over the hill straight from the path and there is slope youll see. its blasted shut, but makes a decent photo. you can feel cool air blasting out of here in the summer but its sealed. and like i mentioned before there are ones directly across 107 from the foundations up on the hill. just remains really, but you can see plain as day where the drifts were.

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Ah, so thats what that was from, I walked up far enough to see that footer and grab a nice chunk of coal for my shelf, and then I left, I knew I shoulda went up farther, but my girlfreind was getting impatient waitin in the car for me and by the time I got up there I was completely soaked, so I just turned around, I'll have to take a walk up there again one of these days.

BTW, my grandparents used to tell me about a mine that was on the next street over from (South of) Gibson Street, theres a bunch of culm piles back there but I never checked for an opening back there. Do you know of anything back that way?


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Whats with the piece of rail thats bent all up in the third picture..? Did it look like it had a purpose or just got drug around by a dragline once or twice?

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i think it was just drug around a bit. its just thrown about, and cracked on the bends like it was stressed.

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