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Re: Intake Dale Mine Update
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2020, 02:46:02 pm »
Looks like Iain Barker...

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Re: Intake Dale Mine Update
« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2020, 03:27:18 pm »
Great find and brill write up with fascinating photos. Thanks
Keep safe as poss guys and here is to you finding way more

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Re: Intake Dale Mine Update
« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2020, 03:46:27 pm »
Looks like Iain Barker...

Ohh - That's harsh...  :lol:

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Re: Intake Dale Mine Update
« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2020, 08:24:59 am »
Quite a few developments down IDM recently, including dropping into some more natural and taking the survey over 500m long.  :thumbsup:

http://www.eldonpotholeclub.org.uk/homepage/current-uk-projects/intake-dale-mine
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Re: Intake Dale Mine Update
« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2020, 09:29:09 am »
So everything went right!

"luckily the pub was cleaning the pipes through so kept bringing us an assortment of free beers! " ;D

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Re: Intake Dale Mine Update
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2020, 03:29:24 pm »
great reports....over 500m and plenty of leads great stuff

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Re: Intake Dale Mine Update
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2020, 08:57:50 am »
Amazing stuff!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Intake Dale Mine Update
« Reply #32 on: March 10, 2020, 05:16:19 pm »
Well done guys Ben would be very proud of your efforts.
When we looked at it Ben thought the choke was to unsafe and that was from a guy that loved digging through them.
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Re: Intake Dale Mine Update
« Reply #33 on: March 11, 2020, 08:30:48 am »
To be fair Ben was quite right, although he was probably talking about the choke at the bottom. We had a go at that in 2016 and we managed to make some ground to find "Brexit Rift", but going in any further was going to be tricky.

Then in 2019 we changed our tack and had a go at the choke much higher up at a really obscure place i doubt they ever got to. Whilst the choke here was indeed very dodgy the draught was strong so we thought it was worth a go. Luckily it was a very short affair and only 4m was dug before we got to the other side. I only got squashed once so can't have been that bad....
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Re: Intake Dale Mine Update
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2020, 09:39:46 am »
Is the latest update on the Eldon Website unfinished? Doesn't read as a complete report. I was hoping to read more about the open lead at the bottom.
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Re: Intake Dale Mine Update
« Reply #36 on: March 27, 2020, 08:30:05 pm »
To help wind away those hours, here's another Awesome report prepared by the Eldon's newsletter editor Jon Pemberton.

http://www.eldonpotholeclub.org.uk/homepage/current-uk-projects/intake-dale-mine/396-isolation-19-03-2020

In summary, we've found our own form of Isolation  ;D
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Re: Intake Dale Mine Update
« Reply #37 on: March 27, 2020, 11:15:50 pm »
It just keeps going amazing exploration well done team and more to explore waiting for you.
Cant wait to see a copy of the survey...with all these finds confusing where things are heading
Well done again

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Re: Intake Dale Mine Update
« Reply #38 on: March 30, 2020, 03:02:36 pm »
Great work guys!  :clap2:

Making a great read; just wish there could be more updates during the lock down! :coffee:

Would also love to see a survey, to help make sense of the descriptions......
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Re: Intake Dale Mine Update
« Reply #39 on: March 30, 2020, 03:23:31 pm »
Stay tuned for the (WIP) survey...  :thumbsup:
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Re: Intake Dale Mine Update
« Reply #40 on: March 30, 2020, 03:26:08 pm »
Can't wait. Great work and beers thoroughly deserved.
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Re: Intake Dale Mine Update
« Reply #41 on: April 02, 2020, 11:33:57 am »
As promised, the (mostly) up to date survey can now be downloaded from the Eldon website:

http://www.eldonpotholeclub.org.uk/homepage/club-history/surveys

Unfortunately this drawn survey was started back in 2016 with the discovery of Brexit Rift. It was therefore never intended to be added to in the way that it has, but i couldn't be bothered to redo it all at a bigger scale. I'm kind of glad as we're still not sure how big it'll get!

Just goes to show how useful the Therion ecosystem is...
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Re: Intake Dale Mine Update
« Reply #42 on: April 02, 2020, 08:35:59 pm »
Thanks Rob
How far above water table do you think you are at the deepest point (?Hobgoblin's Hideaway)

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Re: Intake Dale Mine Update
« Reply #43 on: April 02, 2020, 09:58:43 pm »
Hobgoblin's Hideaway is at 205m. Downstream sump 2 in Bagshawe is at 183m, and 920m away horizontally (although the end of Sump 5 is a good 150m closer)...

The exciting bit is we know the whole upstream of IDM sumps to 221m and overflows a big streamway down into the far eastern end. We haven't yet seen where that water comes from or goes to (in normal conditions) so that's a big discovery we're looking forward to.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Intake Dale Mine Update
« Reply #44 on: April 02, 2020, 10:49:17 pm »
thanks for the survey...your explorations make sense now......well done again team

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Re: Intake Dale Mine Update
« Reply #45 on: April 03, 2020, 12:14:34 am »
The drainage is intriguing, not least as there aren't any soughs nearby - at least not until Hill Rake further north. Jim Rieuwerts specifically excluded this section from his Book 1 on the soughs as he stated that the area was more or less entirely drained by the natural caverns of Bagshaw. I must ask him about that - he did tell me he has some fragmentary records on Intake Dale Mine from the late 1600s. I guess if the mine was worked into the 19th Century they should theoretically have just been able to keep driving downwards until they hit the water table if the vein was still producing - being more or less the level of the Bagshawe sumps, as they definitely couldn't lower those any further! But I'm sure there's a lava below it.

I guess Shuttle Rake Mine further uphill must have also drained naturally, at least along the vein - I'll have a look at that when I get a minute. I wonder of that's the source of the water entering at the west end?

Aha - according to Trevor Ford's paper on the Geological Setting of the Mines of the White Peak (Mining History 17:5), the Intake Dale shaft stopped just above the Lower Millers Dale Lava - Shuttle Rake Mine shaft penetrated the full depth of it (50m). No mention of drainage though.

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Re: Intake Dale Mine Update
« Reply #46 on: April 03, 2020, 08:36:07 am »
So any guess on how deep the millers dale lava is at IDM?
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Re: Intake Dale Mine Update
« Reply #47 on: April 03, 2020, 08:50:55 am »
I've had a look at the BGS site but unfortunately, there's nothing for the immediate area in the boreholes record so difficult to say. I'd guess that the lava is thinning out as it heads north from Millers Dale but that's just a guess.
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Re: Intake Dale Mine Update
« Reply #48 on: April 03, 2020, 09:22:26 am »
Didn't they hit it at High Rake?
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Re: Intake Dale Mine Update
« Reply #49 on: April 03, 2020, 09:28:34 am »
Thanks for posting the Survey Rob!

Really helps with making sense of the write-ups. Fantastic find.

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