Magpie Mine - an ancient lead mine and agents cottage, now used as the PDMHS field centre.

Mine and Mining Photographs - Neptune Mine

On the East side of Cressbrook Dale lies Neptune Mine ("Mining History" Vol.7 No.2). The shaft entrance is now collapsed/filled in, but access can be gained (with a Derbyshire Key) via the adit entrance, now lined with plastic pipe. The mine is interesting not only for its flooded shafts, which require great care in crossing, but also because of its intersection with a small amount of natural cave passage and its location relative to the Cressbrook Dale hydrology.

The photographs presented here were taken on a PDMHS Tuesday night visit to Neptune Mine.

Photographs by Martin Long and M&N Adlam-Stiles

 
Neptune Mine - Cressbrook Dale, Derbyshire

The old, run-in entrance to Neptune Mine is higher up the dale than the current one. There is no safe access through this entrance!  <small>(Photo M&N A-S)</small>
The old, run-in entrance to Neptune Mine is higher up the dale than the current one. There is no safe access through this entrance! (Photo M&N A-S)
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