Common sense isn't.
After visiting the windmills late in the afternoon of 6/24/01, we returned to the abandoned mine. The opening is now completely covered, and the surrounding area had been seeded with grass.
The location is shown in this aerial view from Terraserver. The road dead-ends here.
There were previously two open mine shafts. The first was to the right of the rock wall in this picture, and the second was farther to the left. The ventilation ducting, which was to the right, has been removed. A steady stream of water was still draining out from the mine, along a rock-lined channel, into a settling pool, and down the hill.
Here is the approximate location of the second mine shaft, to the left of the previous photo.
This shows another view of the right end of the rock wall, probably slightly to the right of the first mine shaft.
Wild-life has returned to the area. Here is a butterfly that flittered about while I walked around taking these pictures.
Here is the small settling or holding pond where water draining from the mine goes. I observed two frogs jump into the pond as I walked around it.
This is the view back towards the access road, along the rock wall (with the mine shafts) at right.
The abandoned mining equipment, which was previously along the
side of the road, has been removed.
|Quote of the moment|
|The whitewash'd wall, the nicely sanded floor, The varnish'd clock that click'd behind the door; The chest, contriv'd a double debt to pay,- A bed by night, a chest of drawers by day.|
|~ Oliver Goldsmith, The Deserted Village. Line 227. ~|
Common sense isn't.
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