In 1793 this site was a show mine, it comprises a level drive crossing two main veins along Merlin pipe. These are not pipe workings, although cavernous, but veins filled in with glacial material, detached minerals and general jun. Stubbs and Sycamore scrins (the first two veins) lead into naturally cavernous ground. Shaft in the floor of Stubbs Scrin communicates with Carlsworth waterfall system (2)
Merlins Mine is a good example of a small mine level (with shaft entrance nearby and hillocks below). The level intersects natural passages and exploited small veins, and there are cross-cuts, small stopes and an internal shaft. One of the cross-cuts has wear marks from the use of ore sleds. (4)
Bibliographic reference: Barnatt, J. 2004. An Inventory of Regionally & Nationally Important Lead Mining Sites in the Peak District. Vol. 2: Corpus of Sites. p 194, site no. U7.
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EYAM, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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