Cavers find pristine mineshaft frozen in time for 200 years

Cavers find pristine mineshaft frozen in time for 200 years

Experts describe cobalt mine at Alderley Edge as ‘time capsule’ thanks to lack of oxygen

 

A pristine 200-year-old mineshaft that had been undisturbed since it was abandoned by miners during the Napoleonic wars has been discovered by cavers in Cheshire, revealing an almost unique “time capsule” of their underground life. 

 

Read the full story in this article from the Guardian 👉https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/jul/12/cavers-discover-mineshaft-alderley-edge-time-capsule

 

 

📷 Ed Coghlan and Jamie Lund, right, inspect one of the timber props installed by the miners. Photograph: Paul Harris/National Trust Images c/o Guardian online website 

Margaret Roberts

Written by : Margaret Roberts