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The mine was driven to work the Slitt vein which runs right through Weardale. In 1868 the horse level was established but is was soon found that the vein, though large in proportions has a poor yield of Galena. The mine followed a troubled history of owners and went through a lot of periods of being disused. In 1948 another drift was sunk at a steep incline to tap into the reserves of zinc and fluorspar and ran above the original horse level. The mine was eventually sold to SAMUK who ran it in conjunction with Groverake until its eventual closure in 1987.

The newer drift has completely flooded right to the surface and is not accessible, so on this trip we explore the horse level which still houses a small ventilation fan house and some air control doors, eventually leading to a large collapse.

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Safety Notice: To enter a disused mine is extremely dangerous and my result in serious or fatal injury, recovery from an accident would place rescue persons involved in serious danger and in the event of a ground collapse, recovery may be impossible. You should not enter a disused mine or working without training under any circumstances. Respect private property and seek permission from the respective land owner where required, always act responsibly and always inform someone else of your whereabouts.

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