Where the pavement ends"
Aha! That makes perfect sense, too. I had no idea that Timberwest was doing that. Good show! Thanks Yogi!!
...and yes, everything looks like a mine entrance to me when I head out there. Wishful thinking, eh BigMac? haha
nice photos GR74, just gettin to see them now, looks like you had a fun day, looking forward to what tommorrow brings, I found a couple oddities out at the harewood mine yesterday, big cuts dug out leading right to the bottom of the cliff with slack pile right below it but when you look at the rock theres no sign of an entrance, would be cool to show them to you, get another opinion, see if it's raining hard,
Somewhere's on my computer I have an image of the air shaft.....it's open and looked to be veddy, veddy deep...it's located just off the side of the main logging road atop Muzwell Hill area near some recent logging...there's a few trees laying across it, it's about 15-20ft across each ways and pretty squared off...
I've heard rumours that locals used it as sort of a community garbage dump (out of sight out of mind) so it might be kinda icky towards the bottom...but then again, 80 years of garbage might have a few historical suprises as well...one man's garbage being another man's gold, maybe? : )
Where the pavement ends"
here's a couple photos that I figure used to be an entrance or something, I found two of these things they both lined up by where there should slope entrances to the old harewood workings ( not furnace portal) from the pictures you can't reaaly tell, but I'd say these things arr ten feet wide and 10-15 feet deep, just lining right up to the wall with slack all around there could be slopes buried right under this dirt, I think there may be, here are the photos but I'll show you in real life, and then a bunch of refuse right below found some old boots and junk, I'd never been out there, so still alot to see,
If there is in fact an entrance there somewhere and its been sealed, and if they used a small bulldozer to push soil and rock into the opening, then it might be a path left behind to the heavy equipment used.....
I used to visualize a set of tracks leaving the mine, thus being an old railroad grade.....however, I've been wrong before.
Where I remember seeing these pits would be just East of the powerlines that run North to South through Cinnabar Valley. Just south of the area where they are building the new Hydro substation and just North of Cinnabar. Was up at the substation area a month or so ago. The whole area has been logged off for some time now. They were selling firewood out of the area last year
There, see, I can do it too. I'll try to use words that identify myself as a Christian, in every 2nd or 3rd post, so that I don't forget who I am.
ps: Do we have any potash mines in Nanaimo?