Great Rutland Cavern and Nestus Mine - Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 53° 07.404 W 001° 33.871
30U E 596058 N 5886960
Quick Description: The Rutland Cavern can be explored through the Heights of Abraham on a ticket which includes a ride on a cable car with entry here and into the Great Masson Caverns.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/24/2013 10:06:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMGNGF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
Views: 5

Long Description:
On a guided tour you can see the rocks, miner's snot and chambers. Various depictions can be seen on the rockface and mineral deposits shine in the torchlight. An interesting presentation is given by a model of a miner who describes real life in the cave with his son. Men married often in their lifetime as their wives often died of lead poisoning at a young age.

The caverns are natural and were mined for their Fluorspar deposits and lead. Miners followed the veins into the caves. Nowadays very little minerals remain but the caverns are impressive and well cared for to allow future generations to view their secrets.

The soot marks from candles, pick marks from tools and narrow shafts show how miners once worked in these caverns. We enjoyed an informative tour round. More information can be seen here visit link and an 1836 historic account of a visit can be read here visit link

Type of Land: Private Land

Managed By: Heights of Abraham

Contact Info: 01629 582 365

Website: [Web Link]

Type of Cave: Karst Cave

Contains Stalactites: yes

Contains Stalagmites: no

Contains Bats: no

Price of Admission: 14.00 (listed in local currency)

Visit Instructions:
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