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RAMPGILL (Scaleburn Vein).

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Rampgill mine is one of the more substantial workings in the Nenthead complex, the first pick being put into the ground in 1736. The mine was driven up to the Scaleburn vein and eventually reached the Rampgill vein. A second access route was introduced from the horse level to enable better access to the Rampgill vein. The mine comprises of a vast number of tunnels and internal shafts that eventually would meet Smallcleugh and Capelcleugh via underground links.

A large shaft was installed not far from the entrance (Brewery shaft) to provide power via compressed air and Pelton wheel generators, the shaft is 328ft deep from the surface and was originally driven down to access the Nentforce level some 255ft below the horse level.

On this trip we follow the original route of the mine heading towards the Scaleburn vien, stopping along the way to look at the many artefacts, eventually reaching the horse gin wheel that lays on its side deep within the workings.

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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.

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