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Plas dorothea slate mine/quarry - aug 2014.

AlanMowbs82

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This was the first of 2 slate mines/quarry's that i visited this weekend, the scenery blew me away at this place as much as the explore itself, plenty to see here with all the old slate buildings pump houses etc, big lake itself is used by divers and hides alot of the good stuff, the lake is up to 150 feet deep and under the water their is a vast system of tunnels and also, cars, vans, cranes, houses etc etc, would love too see it but i don't do scuba diving and also there is a few divers each year that die here as they get caught out by the sudden drop off's etc. The quarry was in production from 1820 to 1970

Great explore and somewhere i will 100% be going back to next year as there's still plenty i didnt see.

hope you enjoy the pics.

alan.

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It's a lovely place, going to go for a nights camping up there next year :).

 

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Looks great Alan, beautiful setting there and wish I had some scuba training to go take a look underneath the lake myself, it sounds even more epic down there (y)

 

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really do like the look of these old slate places, cool share !

 

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thanks again for the comments, i too wish i knew how to dive as watching some of the videos of underwater makes you realise just how much is under there :-(.

also the couple of big triangle slate formations that they call pyramids have many rooms inside them but i could find no way into them as well and truly blocked, ill have another good look next time,

 
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