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Workings on the vein, Engine VeinThe Beacon before demolitionTom's Shaft in the Cobalt MineWood MineNorth Boundary Fault, Wood MineKey Chamber, Wood MineSRT in Engine VeinWest MineMain Chamber Engine VeinBlue Shaft1930s visitors at BrynlowHistoric artefactsThe Laundry Chute in West MineFinlow MineDoc MineDevil's GraveRoman coinsT'owd man in Wood Mine
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Slate mines in North Wales are found all around the perimeter of the Snowdonia mountain block. The slate was formed by pressure and heat due to volcanic activity. Slate mines are often massive and inclined as they follow the rock beds. They can also be dangerous with a risk of falling rock and bad air in places. Exploration requires a lot of care.
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Only cavers rescue cavers from caves. It may sound obvious but the other public rescue services are not equipped or trained whereas cave rescue organisations throughout Britain are always prepared. They are staffed totally by volunteers and receive virtually no state funding, relying instead on donations and sponsorship. At this practice, a casualty with a heart complaint was evacuated from Engine Vein.

In case of emergency at Alderley Edge, call POLICE 999 and ask for DERBYSHIRE CAVE RESCUE.   They will call out local team members.  Do NOT call for the Fire Brigade.