Great Masson Caverns - Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 53° 07.474 W 001° 33.925
30U E 595995 N 5887089
Quick Description: Great Masson Caverns can be explored through the Heights of Abraham on a ticket which includes a ride on a cable car with entry into these caverns and The Rutland Cavern. Exploited for Fluorspar, the natural caverns were mined of this mineral.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/24/2013 9:41:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMGNG2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 3

Long Description:
A guide takes you round Great Masson Caverns showing you the rocks, miner's snot and chambers. Various depictions can be seen on the rockface and mineral deposits shine in the torchlight.

The caverns are partly natural and also mined. Miners have taken the Fluorspar deposits and followed the veins into the caves. The entrance to the caverns is via the old mining tunnel. Nowadays very little minerals remain but the caverns are impressive and well cared for to allow future generations to view their secrets.

The soot marks from candles, pick marks from tools and narrow shafts show how miners once worked in these caverns. We enjoyed an informative tour round. More information can be seen here visit link and here visit link

Mine Type: Tourist Mine

Mineral Collecting: No

Material Mined: Gem Stone

Operation: Underground Mine

Surface Features: No

KNOWN DANGERS:
Slippery cave floor, sharp edges to rocks.


Any associated website: [Web Link]

Any Other information: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Optional photograph welcomed.
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