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Diving in Holme Bank Chert Mine, UK YouTube

May 18, 2014 Diving Explorers Team -Diving in flooded chert mine.This video contain shots taken during several dives in this magnificent location.Equipment usedUnderwater...

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May 03, 2019 Holme Bank Chert Mine. Access is required contact Derbyshire caving association for current access procedures. The mine was used for extracting chert stone which was used in the pottery industry. The mine is fairly complex but the underwater section fairly

Holme Bank Chert Mine Technical Speleological Group

Holme Bank Chert Mine Holme Bank Alan Brentnall On Saturday 06 February, after the AGM, Lizzie had organised a trip into Holme Bank, a chert mine where the hard-wearing rock was mined by cutting away the limestone beneath it; the resultant chert blocks then being transported to the Potteries, for Josia Wedgewood to use in his slip mills.

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Sep 14, 2004 Hi, I'm interested in diving Holme Bank Chert Mine,I may also interested in Malta as I've been and dived there and Gozo twice before ! E mail [email protected] Add Comment: Frog: posted : January 01, 2005

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Holme Bank chert mine, Derbyshire. Holme Bank is often used as a training site due to the relatively easy access, shallow depth and regular exits and air pockets. Located in the town of Bakewell in the Derbyshire Dales, access (by appointment with the landowner) is via a small part of the extensive dry section of the mine.

Top 10 cave diving destinations in the UK Envin

Top 10 cave diving destinations in the UK. Cave diving is a true thrillseeker’s pastime regarded as one of the world’s most dangerous extreme sports, as you venture into the unknown especially when passing through a sump where the tunnel is completely submerged in water. Holme Bank, Derbyshire. The chert mine near Bakewell is only

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This old mine (chert is a microcrystalline form of silica) is in a restricted quarry on the outskirts of Bakewell, in Derbyshire. The entrance has a locked gate, and permission to dive here will only be given by the owners to appropriately qualified dive leaders, normally of the Cave Diving Group of Great Britain.

Holme Bank Chert Mine Neolithicsea.co.uk

Holme Bank Chert Mine is located in Bakewell in Derbyshire. The Chert was mined from the 1800's up to 1960. It provided about half of all the chert mined in Derbyshire which also was of a high quality. Chert is a type of quartz, large in size and similar to flint, but it is more brittle, breaking with a splintery fracture. It is common in limestones of the Paleozoic era, but also occurs in

Cave/Mine Diving The UK Scuba Diving Community Forums

Dec 04, 2018 The two initial locations are Dinas Silica Mine in wales (there's a writeup of some training on here) and Holme Bank Chert Mine in Bakewell. Mine diving's great, but access is often a sod. I like the clear water and interesting industrial artefacts.

Holme Bank Chert Mine, Derbyshire 28DaysLater.co.uk

Oct 05, 2019 Early 19th-century extraction at Holme Bank was from quarries but commercial mining was in place by 1867, when the site was known as Bakewell Chert Mine. Later it was also referred to as Smith's Mine, after the owner. The workings consisted of an extensive system of passages with eight entrances. In recent years the few underground visitors to

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Sep 14, 2004 Hi, I'm interested in diving Holme Bank Chert Mine,I may also interested in Malta as I've been and dived there and Gozo twice before ! E mail [email protected] Add Comment: Frog: posted : January 01, 2005

Mine Diving in the UK Scubaverse

May 03, 2019 Holme Bank Chert Mine. Access is required contact Derbyshire caving association for current access procedures. The mine was used for extracting chert stone which was used in the pottery industry. The mine is fairly complex but the underwater section fairly

Mine/cave diving sites in the UK UK Mine/Cave Diving and

Holme Bank chert mine, Derbyshire. Holme Bank is often used as a training site due to the relatively easy access, shallow depth and regular exits and air pockets. Located in the town of Bakewell in the Derbyshire Dales, access (by appointment with the landowner) is via a small part of the extensive dry section of the mine.

Holme Bank Chert Mine Technical Speleological Group

Holme Bank Chert Mine Holme Bank Alan Brentnall On Saturday 06 February, after the AGM, Lizzie had organised a trip into Holme Bank, a chert mine where the hard-wearing rock was mined by cutting away the limestone beneath it; the resultant chert blocks then being transported to the Potteries, for Josia Wedgewood to use in his slip mills.

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This old mine (chert is a microcrystalline form of silica) is in a restricted quarry on the outskirts of Bakewell, in Derbyshire. The entrance has a locked gate, and permission to dive here will only be given by the owners to appropriately qualified dive leaders, normally of the Cave Diving Group of Great Britain.

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Search UK Diving: Search over 30, 000 pages of info. Do you want to advertise here? Silica, Iron and Chert mines in the UK 10 27 Dec Sunday, 7:05 AM. NORTH ENGLAND: Holme Bank Chert Mine 15 27 Dec Sunday, 7:05 AM. Eccleston Delph: 39 27 Dec Sunday, 7:06 AM. Capernwray Quarry: 94

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Dec 04, 2018 The two initial locations are Dinas Silica Mine in wales (there's a writeup of some training on here) and Holme Bank Chert Mine in Bakewell. Mine diving's great, but access is often a sod. I like the clear water and interesting industrial artefacts.

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Feb 15, 2016 UK Diving (over 50 current and former sites, listed by region) Dive Site Directory (14 sites, clickable map) North England: Holme Bank Chert Mine, Eccleston Delph, Hodge Close, Astbury Water Park, Devils Bridge, Capernwray Quarry, Wast Water, Coniston Water, Armstrong Quarry.

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Dec 04, 2016 In the meantime, are there any people on here who dive in UK caves/caverns/mines? Where did you go? Holme bank chert mine in bakewell? #18 Daniel, Dec 3, 2016. Wibble Fish don't talk. UKD Supporter. Joined: Apr 7, 2014 Messages: 6,581 Likes Received: 1,525. Dinas Silica Mine in South Wales. Has really piqued our interest in the whole

Holme Bank Chert Mine, Derbyshire 28DaysLater.co.uk

Oct 05, 2019 Early 19th-century extraction at Holme Bank was from quarries but commercial mining was in place by 1867, when the site was known as Bakewell Chert Mine. Later it was also referred to as Smith's Mine, after the owner. The workings consisted of an extensive system of passages with eight entrances. In recent years the few underground visitors to

Holme Bank chert mine (permission visit) April 2017

May 02, 2017 Holme Bank was the last of two operational chert mines in Derbyshire the other being the Pretoria Mine, both at Bakewell. Access was from adits in a quarry at Bank Top and the steep workings extended beneath the road to connect with the earlier Greenfield shaft. The chert bed lies on a 1 in 3.7 gradient and the mine was subject to flooding in

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Dec 09, 2007 Categories Cave Diving England. One thought on “Holme Bank Chert Mine” Pete says: Saturday, 15th December 2007 at 2:54 am. Underwater photography rocks! Reply. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment. Name *

Holme Bank Chert Mine 28DaysLater.co.uk

Feb 15, 2017 Holme Bank was the last of two operational chert mines in Derbyshire the other being the Pretoria Mine, both at Bakewell. The chert bed lies on a 1 in 3.7 gradient and the mine was subject to flooding in severe winters. Illumination was by mains electricity in addition to carbide lamps carried by the miners. The Explore

Holme Bank Chert Mine access route thedca.uk

Holme Hall-Oldfield Design Holme Lane no parking in hatched area ©Derbyshire Caving Association, 2016 Holme Bank Chert Mine access route

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Dec 09, 2007 Categories Cave Diving England. One thought on “Holme Bank Chert Mine” Pete says: Saturday, 15th December 2007 at 2:54 am. Underwater photography rocks! Reply. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Your email address will not be published.

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Search UK Diving: Search over 30, 000 pages of info. Do you want to advertise here? Silica, Iron and Chert mines in the UK 10 27 Dec Sunday, 7:05 AM. NORTH ENGLAND: Holme Bank Chert Mine 15 27 Dec Sunday, 7:05 AM. Eccleston Delph: 39 27 Dec Sunday, 7:06 AM. Capernwray Quarry: 94

What locations to scuba dive inland in the UK? The Great

Feb 15, 2016 UK Diving (over 50 current and former sites, listed by region) Dive Site Directory (14 sites, clickable map) North England: Holme Bank Chert Mine, Eccleston Delph, Hodge Close, Astbury Water Park, Devils Bridge, Capernwray Quarry, Wast Water, Coniston Water, Armstrong Quarry.

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Dec 04, 2016 In the meantime, are there any people on here who dive in UK caves/caverns/mines? Where did you go? Holme bank chert mine in bakewell? #18 Daniel, Dec 3, 2016. Wibble Fish don't talk. UKD Supporter. Joined: Apr 7, 2014 Messages: 6,581 Likes Received: 1,525. Dinas Silica Mine in South Wales. Has really piqued our interest in the whole

Holme Bank Chert Mine access route thedca.uk

Holme Hall-Oldfield Design Holme Lane no parking in hatched area ©Derbyshire Caving Association, 2016 Holme Bank Chert Mine access route

Holme Bank Chirt Mine Paul Powers

May 27, 2015 The mine closed between 1959 and 1961 but a block-making plant, trading as Smith’s Runners, remained in operation, using existing supplies of chert. In recent years the few underground visitors to Holme Bank Mine have included cave divers,

Holme Bank chert mine (permission visit) April 2017

May 02, 2017 Holme Bank was the last of two operational chert mines in Derbyshire the other being the Pretoria Mine, both at Bakewell. Access was from adits in a quarry at Bank Top and the steep workings extended beneath the road to connect with the earlier Greenfield shaft. The chert bed lies on a 1 in 3.7 gradient and the mine was subject to flooding in

Holme Bank Chert Mine cleanup PEAK DISTRICT MINES

Holme Bank Chert Mine cleanup. Posted on September 14, 2017 by chris. In June, It was reported that vandals had gone into Holme Bank chert mine at Bakewell, and sprayed graffiti right through the workings. This mine has a particular place in the hearts of many PDMHS members, as it has been the subject of numerous underground trips over the years.

Holme Bank Chert Mine 28DaysLater.co.uk

Feb 15, 2017 Holme Bank was the last of two operational chert mines in Derbyshire the other being the Pretoria Mine, both at Bakewell. The chert bed lies on a 1 in 3.7 gradient and the mine was subject to flooding in severe winters. Illumination was by mains electricity in addition to carbide lamps carried by the miners. The Explore

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May 30, 2017 Holme Bank Chert Mine was one of the last two operational chert mines in Derbyshire the other being Pretoria. Chert was once used in headstones

Holme Bank Mine, Derbyshire, December 2009 Derelict Places

Jan 12, 2010 The last two operational chert mines in Derbyshire were the Pretoria Mine and Holme Bank Mine, both at Bakewell. Pretoria opened in 1902. Access was from adits in a quarry at Bank Top and the steep workings extended beneath the road to connect with the earlier Greenfield shaft.

Holme Bank (And Holme Hall) Other Rock Mine information

Holme Bank chert mine was worked from c.1800 up to 1960. There are extensive workings, notable for the large packwalls used to support the roof after the chert beds had been removed. The last company to operate the mine (Smiths Runners) also manufactured davie blocks for building, and continued to do so on site up to about 1995.

Holme Bank Chert Mine SUSS Sheffield University

Nov 13, 2009 Imo had a calendar of caves she wanted to do, one of those was Holme Bank Chert mine. This is in Bakewell and one section is flooded. You can spend a long time wandering around the old mine galleries looking at the industrial archaeology, Winches, Railway trucks etc, but its been a couple of months since i did any diving so I wanted to get wet.

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Jan 22, 2018 Had a great dive in Holme Bank chert mine on Saturday with another from here. The access is so much less effort than Dinas. Sidemounting went well too although there's no real places where backmount can't be used. Had a primary light failure too! Connected a LFM NW7 to a 6.6AH battery; definitely not enough for 2 hours.