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Spar Mine (Hendre) 7 years 1 month ago #20478

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Just been in tonight with the AN Thurdsday Nighters, and the water level is about as low as I've seen it, short of the level being explorable. It's pretty much ceiling level on the formerly accessible lower level. if it carries on dropping like last year, it may be accessible again soon.

I'll see if any of the pictures came out (Hand-held on the loose stuff, probably not).
You want me to go down *there*? On a bloody *rope*?
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Spar Mine (Hendre) 7 years 1 month ago #20479

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ceiling levels about 'normal'.
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Spar Mine (Hendre) 7 years 1 month ago #20480

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Weird. All the other times I have seen it, it's been well up the manway. Oh well, I'm not in there as often as you guys.
You want me to go down *there*? On a bloody *rope*?
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Spar Mine (Hendre) 7 years 1 month ago #20488

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ahh yer - don';t get me wrong - it has been higher - often is - but sitting at just under ceiling height is normal-ish ;-)
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Spar Mine (Hendre) 6 years 11 months ago #21183

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Thanks guys for a great afternoon. It was great to meet you all! Sorry I couldn't attend the party as I didn't know about it and I wasn't prepared as Ant didn't tell me about it. Is it OK to put some photos on here of the spiders and moths?
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Spar Mine (Hendre) 6 years 11 months ago #21188

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We love spiders and moths, and fungi. :S
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Spar Mine (Hendre) 6 years 11 months ago #21189

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put some up, but be selective, we don't need to see all 90 odd you put on facebook.

Oh, I should add the water level has risen since my last visit.
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Spar Mine (Hendre) 6 years 11 months ago #21195

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Huntsmen Spider

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Spar Mine (Hendre) 5 years 8 months ago #25356

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No swimming last night as water level has risen quite a lot over the past few weeks.

Took a few pics of the ladders. Bit of a difference from my 1st ever underground photo when I first joined UCET 2 years ago. :woohoo:

My first photo back in 2013 (Didn't have a clue what I was doing)
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Pic from last night 05/03/2015
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Will post more later.
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Spar Mine (Hendre) 5 years 8 months ago #25357

Is that the current water level - just below the bottom ladder?
Has anyone checked the level of the water in the quarry above to see if it is also high when the Sparmine is most flooded? Tim had a vision to by-pass the drainage from the quarry through Susan Shaft to a much lower stream way which could have the most desirable effect of lowering the Sparmine flooding so we can again reach the long bottom passage.
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Spar Mine (Hendre) 1 year 7 months ago #35930

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Piccie robbed from Adam's forum .... looks like the water level has dropped enough to let people wander around the bottom level again .... awesome trip.

Date : 28th April 2019





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Spar Mine (Hendre) 1 year 7 months ago #35933

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Did they go to the bottom level
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Spar Mine (Hendre) 1 year 6 months ago #35934

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That is the bottom level :whistle:
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Spar Mine (Hendre) 1 year 6 months ago #35935

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I thought that was the incline down to the water that we swam through to get to the bottom level
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Spar Mine (Hendre) 1 year 6 months ago #35936

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Yes .... But .... it "IS" the bottom level. When you "swim" (around past where the camera man is stood) you are walking in the mine again. It's all on that level.

There is another incline underwater (decline?) which has a divers line attached. That goes to depth's untrodden.

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Spar Mine (Hendre) 1 year 6 months ago #35937

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Erm,

It has been pointed out to me that the metal pipe does not go all the way to the bottom of the incline. Having thought about this (took a full second) I realised that to be correct. The photo is therefore taken half way down (giving the impression it is at the bottom!!!) meaning that the water is extremely high.

A visit to the lower workings cannot be undertaken unless you are a fish.

Sorry about that.

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