The internal shaft has been re-explored - by Richard H and David B!
Key for wire mesh lid on shaft is required. This is available in the mine, contact either of the above for location!!!
Total depth is around 70ft - first part goes through worked out areas with deads in veins on either side; second is a cut shaft (shot holes in evidence). Bottom comprises loose fill with tools (circa Amner period!) still present. Air quality good - previously tested with a safety lamp.
Hangers left in situ.
Gear required - total of 82ft rope roughly - suggest 90ft for safety. Y hang from stowes frame, two slings and krabs. Deviation short way down, hanger in, but requires sling and krabs to fit. About half way down - rehang with good stance, single krab. Descend to bottom!
Dry apart from last section - which is damp only.
Worth a look - and a dig.
David B 19/08/09 (pic added in December)
Work in progress.