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Offline mole636

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mines and caves of Cornwall
« on: April 17, 2010, 08:03:02 am »

I am very interested in going down a few caves/mines in Cornwall, one in particular Geevor mine. I love the whole area, would love to hook up with someone who has the knowledge and has any spare time .... many thanks :)

Offline Brains

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Re: mines and caves of Cornwall
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2010, 08:31:01 am »
Hi and welcome,
There are a few Cornish explorers on here, but you will find a lot more on http://www.aditnow.co.uk/ and on http://www.mine-explorer.co.uk/default.asp.
I understand that the better trips are kept quiet for political reasons...

Offline mole636

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Re: mines and caves of Cornwall
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2010, 09:18:18 am »
Hi
 Thanks for info... will have a look at them..have a good day :thumbsup:

Offline gus horsley

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Re: mines and caves of Cornwall
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2010, 12:40:31 pm »
Unless you do the tourist trip into Geevor you can't go underground.  The deep adit is open but gated and access is currently (officially) denied.

There's a few adits in the Cot Valley that don't have access restrictions as such, including a through trip in Bellan Mine.

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Re: mines and caves of Cornwall
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2010, 07:54:49 pm »
There's a few adits in the Cot Valley that don't have access restrictions as such, including a through trip in Bellan Mine.

If you can find it.  :-[
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Offline alasdair neill

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Re: mines and caves of Cornwall
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2010, 09:51:51 am »
Cot Valley area is National Trust & mineral rights in part held by other parties so "no access restrictions" not strictly true. For anyone going to this area it really is advised to contact St just Mines Research Group who have the local contacts & have access to some sites not possible otherwise.