Visited with Amyrumi and Phil
A big thanks to Amyrumi for even finding this one, it's within a five minute drive from my house, yet I didn't even realise it's existence. When we explored it, my first impression was that it was a trail adit. These are often dug to explore the richness of a vein and to determine whether it is worth mining or not.This mine confuses me. There is a pump shaft driven down to the level, with a pump rod still in situ, but the mine goes seemingly dead after 200 yards. Why have a pump rod for a trial adit? On further investigation, it seems that the end of the tunnel is in fact a calcited wood barricade with what looks to be spoil behind. This would suggest that this mine is in fact part of a larger system and will need further investigation.