Author Topic: Freestone Mine in Box  (Read 428 times)

Offline guranga

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Freestone Mine in Box
« on: September 12, 2018, 04:34:05 pm »
Hi, I am from Bath. I am looking for an experienced guide to Freestone mine near Box. Most of the access ways have been sealed off or ceilings have collapsed. I have discovered 2 ways into the complex that are still available, but accessing through those will require some experience. I am a sensible and fit enthusiast and would like to tag along a group of cavers/explorers or simply a skilled individual who is planning to go down. I am highly skilled in mechanics/electronics and IT. Could offer some of my service in exchange for yours..thanks, V
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Offline wormster

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Re: Freestone Mine in Box
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2018, 05:48:03 pm »
There is NO public access to the Freestone Quarry, its all gone a bit political there.

My best advice is to STAY AWAY and don't poke the hornets nest!!!!

(go and have a look at KINGGDOWN QUARRY (http://www.mcra.org.uk/registry/sitedetails.php?id=1745))

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Offline darren

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Re: Freestone Mine in Box
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2018, 06:27:05 pm »
This is a more specialised site, you may, or may not be able to get more help there.

I've always found them to be as helpful as they can be within the current laws and access restrictions. Good for making contacts in the area you are interested in.
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Offline guranga

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Re: Freestone Mine in Box
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2018, 08:05:53 pm »
Thank you for a quick reply wormster. I understood that the quarry was one of the easiest challenges as so many inexperienced individuals visited the site. Those very same ones who have spoilt the experience, mainly because of their  unacceptable and disrespectful approach, bringing down beer and organising parties, getting lost and then making claims against generous people of the Quarrymans arms or the lady who just owns the land leading up to Back door (easiest way in), triggered a wave of precautions against this site. It is a piece of history and shall not be so easily abandoned because of a few kids. If anything, all the grills installed and sealed gates shall now filter out the ones who should have never been allowed in at the first place. I was hoping to find a contact here with the same view and respect that I have. When I saw photos of the "Cathedral" I knew this place is not like the others. All the artefacts left behind by the quarry men, writings on the wall is something I must see. I am now researching the Swan Mine you suggested, but my thoughts of the Freestone mine will not get easily redirected. Thank you, V

Offline wormster

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Re: Freestone Mine in Box
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2018, 12:27:43 am »
I understood that the quarry was one of the easiest challenges as so many inexperienced individuals visited the site.

Exactly the fsuktards have caused the quarry owner to deny all access.

There are other quarries about (do I have to tell you about google??) and Kingsdown is about the best of the "Flatmines" and some very good surveys have been produced by the S.M.C.C.

If my initial response seems curt, its because I used to enjoy frittering hours and days of my time wandering around Box, and am very pi$$ed off that the actions of a few have ruined it for the rest of us!

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