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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1650 on: November 17, 2015, 09:50:11 am »
There is another place I can think of with standing water in Odin, which is in the passage reached through the first cross-cut going back towards the entrance, which is on a false floor...

Going back to the wezzit, here's a colourful one from somewhere other than the Treak Cliff area:




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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1651 on: November 17, 2015, 10:36:04 am »
Lathkill to ricklow connection.

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1652 on: November 17, 2015, 10:41:32 am »
Nope, not Lathkill.
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1653 on: November 17, 2015, 12:19:23 pm »
I just realised I do know where this, but as I've never been and it was someone else's photo which informed me, I'll bite my fingers on this one!

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1654 on: November 20, 2015, 08:22:19 pm »
It looks rather mine like and in possible close  proximity to toadstone. I'm sure I've been down a passage that looks just like this but senility is creeping in and I can't remember where.

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1655 on: November 20, 2015, 08:45:12 pm »
Right on both counts, it is mined (although the passage does intersect natural in several places) and the colour is derived from toadstone - there were some cracking selenite crystals on the opposite side of the passage. Anyone care to put a name to it?
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1656 on: November 21, 2015, 12:38:37 am »
Don't recognise it, but maybe Devonshire?
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1657 on: November 21, 2015, 12:40:46 am »
Old Ash?

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1658 on: November 21, 2015, 08:38:14 am »
somewhere in ecton

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1659 on: November 21, 2015, 11:20:48 am »
Definitely not Old Ash.

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1660 on: November 21, 2015, 04:23:07 pm »
None of the above. There is another clue to its whereabouts, the picture shows that something happens occasionally in this location?
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1661 on: November 21, 2015, 08:21:36 pm »
Longtor Grotto ?

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1662 on: November 21, 2015, 08:37:34 pm »
Bang on the mark Speleokitty  - this is just below where it cuts one of the Matlock lavas (can't remember offhand if it's the upper or lower) generating the pretty colours, and the tidemark on the wall from where it floods when the river's up. Over to you....
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1663 on: November 21, 2015, 08:50:03 pm »
Nice to think that I am only partly senile.

I don't have any internet available photos so can someone else please put a new photo up.

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1664 on: November 22, 2015, 12:57:22 am »
Yep, it was one of Paul Deakin's photos in Jim Rieuwerts' book Lead Mining in Derbyshire Vol. 3  that I recognised it from. I have a fun one if anyone's not bored with me yet.

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1665 on: November 22, 2015, 06:00:46 am »
Go for it PW.

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1666 on: November 22, 2015, 09:40:58 am »
Yep, it was one of Paul Deakin's photos in Jim Rieuwerts' book Lead Mining in Derbyshire Vol. 3  that I recognised it from. I have a fun one if anyone's not bored with me yet.

Not only that, you knew I'd been in there recently! Fun photo sounds good, but can it match the fabled one of John Beck and the garden gnomes?
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1667 on: November 22, 2015, 11:12:02 am »
OK, try this, taken last week - northern sector:


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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1668 on: November 22, 2015, 10:33:29 pm »
Awh. Have to keep my mouth shut cos i know where pws been

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1669 on: November 27, 2015, 10:34:34 am »
Well clearly this one is beyond everyone...?

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1670 on: November 27, 2015, 10:49:21 am »
Is that greeny-blue on the walls real, or just from the colour of the photo technique?
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1671 on: November 27, 2015, 02:58:15 pm »
If Lisa were only 2' tall then I would say the run-in at the end of the JH cartgate  ;)
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1672 on: November 27, 2015, 03:38:09 pm »
I bet it's one of those dodgy adits at the foot of the rake by Cowlow Nick.
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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1673 on: November 28, 2015, 10:55:35 am »
No, but I can see why you might think that - it does look similar. And yes, if Lisa were only 2" tall, then that would make sense too, but sadly no. And yes, the bluey-greeny stuff is natural colour. It is a mined passage but more than likely driven along a small natural vein cavity.

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Re: Peak District - Wezzit?
« Reply #1674 on: November 28, 2015, 08:51:50 pm »
More of the probable Glauconite,  I presume....
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