NY8130 : Old mine shaft by Cow Green dam track

taken 9 years ago, 3 km from Harwood, County Durham, Great Britain

Old mine shaft by Cow Green dam track
Old mine shaft by Cow Green dam track
There is a whole line of shafts on a mineral vein crossing the track to Cow Green reservoir at this point. This one nearest the track is fenced off with a (very faded) warning sign, but the ones further away, are unfenced. With just a hard frost on the ground, both the shafts and the waste tips next to the vein are very visible, but with snow on the ground, when this becomes an excellent area for nordic ski touring, there is potential for open shafts to cornice over, and since the snow remains longest in hollows like this, there's a real risk that skiers will be in just the wrong place.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 20 January, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 25 January, 2011
Category
Mine shaft (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 8156 3035 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:40.0731N 2:17.2452W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 8154 3034
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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