Tuesday 12 March 2019
Underground Trip: Arrock Black Marble Mine, Ashford –
LEADER: Paul Chandler (PDMHS/Masson Caving Group).
To book your place(s), meeting arrangements, please contact Paul Chandler: email@example.com
Evening trip. Easy grade, dry trip. There is a short, low crawl near the entrance, which leads into the main part of the mine. The remainder of the mine is mainly walking or stooping size. Arrock is quite different to the Rookery Black Marble Mine nearby in that timber has been used to support the roof, some of which you might say has seen better days! Although less extensive than the Rookery Mine, it is arguably more interesting. BCA Public Liability Insurance Cover or similar, essential. Access is by permission from Chatsworth Estate. Optional drink after trip in Bulls Head Inn, Ashford. References: Derbyshire Black Marble by J M Tomlinson, PDMHS Special Publication No.4 (1996) and Mining History (PDMHS) Vol.20, No.3 (2018). PDMHS MEET – “All welcome”. NOTE: I only organise this trip every two years, next in 2021.
Meets can be cancelled at short notice please ensure you have contacted the organiser.