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Re: Faggergill Mine Cave
« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2014, 08:46:48 pm »
If any of the 'guardians' are reading this ( or anyone with contacts) , could we arrange a special trip for any interested forum members? Me included?

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Re: Faggergill Mine Cave
« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2021, 08:00:59 am »
Bump....  perhaps the guardians have spent many years perfecting a magnificent survey and photographs in a glossy publication to justify why there is no access and let us enjoy it from our armchairs.
I have no issue with gates or access restrictions as long as we all know what those arrangements are.
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Re: Faggergill Mine Cave
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2021, 04:40:02 pm »
Bump....  perhaps the guardians have spent many years perfecting a magnificent survey and photographs in a glossy publication to justify why there is no access and let us enjoy it from our armchairs.
I have no issue with gates or access restrictions as long as we all know what those arrangements are.
If you read the above you can see where it states clog prints were walked all over in spite of notices. There is a need to preserve mining artifacts in situ many mines have been ransacked and trashed (box for one) . The controlled access is to preserve features not to prevent legitimate explorers. I doubt there is intent to produce a publication.

My club controls access into Snailbeach not to stop genuine explorers , but the usual mob of mineral hunters, artifact ransacking and trashing of important site

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Re: Faggergill Mine Cave
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2021, 12:18:22 am »
I did read the above and I do agree with protecting caves and mines. Many caves have been trashed by overuse. My point was rather than keeping the place as some kind of big secret let everyone know what’s there by showing us all with some nice pictures at the very least. There’s a lot of people curious to know about it.
Or maybe that’s the point - if people don’t know what’s there they won’t want to go and see it....
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Re: Faggergill Mine Cave
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2021, 10:58:47 am »
Bona-fide mine exploration societies have held visits there in recent years, although you won't find it named in their journals, nor will you find photos on the interwebs.

So my suggestion would be to get in touch with a few societies and see if they are doing any trips there in the future?, or if they could be persuaded to do so. They will for sure know how to obtain access.

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Re: Faggergill Mine Cave
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2021, 05:08:26 pm »
I’m not interested in going in there, I’m quite happy if it’s restricted for conservation reasons. I’m just very interested to know WHAT is in there. 
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Re: Faggergill Mine Cave
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2021, 08:38:40 pm »
If it's the mining side, then you could do worse than to purchase a copy of British Mining No. 53:
https://www.nmrs.org.uk/publication/the-arkengarthdale-mines/
available from Moore Books.

If it's the caving side, then you want the BCRA publication Caves and Karst of the Yorkshire Dales, Chapter 31, Caves of Swaledale.
https://bcra.org.uk/pub/dales/index.html?j=2
Probably also available from Moore Books.

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Re: Faggergill Mine Cave
« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2021, 03:10:51 pm »
Thanks for pointing that out. I have been meaning to buy volume 2 for ages but never seen a copy. Just bought it today. Just what I needed. Looks like a good read
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Re: Faggergill Mine Cave
« Reply #33 on: May 23, 2021, 05:08:39 pm »
If it's the mining side, then you could do worse than to purchase a copy of British Mining No. 53:
https://www.nmrs.org.uk/publication/the-arkengarthdale-mines/
available from Moore Books.

If it's the caving side, then you want the BCRA publication Caves and Karst of the Yorkshire Dales, Chapter 31, Caves of Swaledale.
https://bcra.org.uk/pub/dales/index.html?j=2
Probably also available from Moore Books.

Chris.

They certainly are

Mike

 

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