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GROVERAKE (above ground).

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Living local to the mine has given lots of opportunity to photograph the site and its slow disappearance with now only the head gear remaining surrounded by a large fence.

The photographs I've included in this album were taken between 2005 and 2012 and are just a couple that I think shows the mine as it was left with many of the outbuildings still intact, paperwork in the cupboards and much of the site left 'as was'. Unfortunately scrap merchants found the site and removed most of the easier to take steelwork which left the site in a very sorry state.

Recently the site was required to be returned to a safe state and all of the outbuildings have been demolished and all adits and shafts sealed up.  

Latest update: More 360 degree places added!. Loads of movies recently added in the Weardale area including Groverake, Skears and Frazers Hush mines.

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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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