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MAGPIE MINE, DERBYSHIRE

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MAGPIE MINE, DERBYSHIRE

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Sooo, what did they mine here then, Brian?
Brian Walbey: They mined Lead Frank, quite a lot of Lead mines through the Peak District.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 Jan 2017, 02:47
Wonderful shot, Brian...I am looking forward to this series.
Brian Walbey: Well I hope I've made my selection for the series interesting enough Ray.
Very cool! I like how it looks like there's smoke coming out of the stack!
Brian Walbey: Just a bit lucky with the cloud position Elizabeth.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Jan 2017, 04:53
I love these old places... they are very photogenic. Great shot.
https://www.peakdistrictinformation.com/visits/magpie.php
Are there more lead-mins in the neighbourhood?
Brian Walbey: The Peak District is well known for its Lead mines here and there. Thanks for the link, I will go there to get information when I post the series.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Jan 2017, 06:13
Now the looks like my sort of place. I especially like the fact that the headstock is still there and the cable. I had to Google for the location. I can remember now going through the village (early noughties - snow!) but knew nothing of this mine.
Brian Walbey: As I said earlier on the owner of the cottages where we stayed pointed us in its direction and it happened to be an open day, although a footpath does go right through the site anyway.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 Jan 2017, 06:23
It looks like a Cornish tin mine Brian, what were they extracting here?
Brian Walbey: They were mining for Lead Chris.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 5 Jan 2017, 06:29
I read on Google that this was a Lead Mine, Alan
Brian Walbey: Indeed it was Lisl, one of many in the Peak District.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 5 Jan 2017, 06:30
Sorry, Brian!
Brian Walbey: Apology accepted smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Jan 2017, 08:57
A tad over sharp for my taste Brian, but a delightful shot nonetheless.
Brian Walbey: Your probably right about the sharpness Mike, I might have accidentally sharpened it twice, I only ever use a quite small sharpen value, if at all.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 5 Jan 2017, 09:31
Goodness, I have walked past this several times in my serious 'fell walking' days. Great shot Brian ... though I do tend to agree with blackdog
Brian Walbey: It's good to have somebody leaving a comment who actually knows where this is, thanks Richard. I might have accidentally sharpened it twice, I only ever use a quite small sharpen value, if at all.
J'aime bien la tyrolienne si cela en est une...
This will be great with all the textures.
Brian Walbey: Lots of well weatherd textures Mary, it is high up on a windswept plateau.
Quite a relic Brian.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Chad, but fortunately there is a group making sure it is kept in good order for heritage purposes.
What was once an ugly scar on the landscape is now a mellow ruin
Brian Walbey: It's certainly in a lovely setting high on the moor above Bakewell, just outside Monyash.
An interesting remnant, Brian - where did you find it?
Brian Walbey: The owner of the cottage we have rented for the last 3 years told us about the mine two years ago, a public footpath runs nearby. Then by accident we found out there was an open day by the heritage group looking after it on the Sunday we were there last September so paid a visit.

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