**..Remains....'Magpie Mine'... Sheldon... Derbyshire, UK..**

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david g Johnson on August 13, 2009

Some of the now derelict buildings and headgear of Magpie LEAD mine. Records date from around 1740, until finally closing in 1954. To help clear water from the workings,,a "SOUGH" or drain was dug for over 2km. to the river WYE using only picks and shovels and took over 8 years to dig..This enabled the main shaft to be deepened to over 200 metres. Many other old mine shafts are common in this area,,but are now capped, for safety.DJ..

Holger Bauer on September 1, 2009

Hi foxholes.lodge, great documentation of an importend part of industrial history that feeds millions of people once!!! I live in the Rine-Ruhr-Area we have the same problems!!! Thanks for checking out my gallery, I am glad you enjoyed it. My appreciation for your attention. Have a nice day.

Greetings from Germany Cheers pivatana

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  • Uploaded on August 12, 2009
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    by david g Johnson
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ7
    • Taken on 2009/08/11 12:11:43
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