17th March

Report by Tav:

Jake, Nick, Tav, Matt and Mandy Voysey

A good-sized team headed to the dig face to resume chiselling along the narrowing mineral vein. The exercise was becoming increasingly futile and drilling achieved only a further one and a half buckets of Wookey diamonds before a halt was called to proceedings. With no way on ahead or to the sides the only possible way on could be down so Jake began probing the floor, eventually finding a mud filled hole which began to undercut. By the close of play 20 buckets had been removed and Matt reported dampness at the bottom of the hole. Time will tell and more thought will need to be given to spoil removal and retention as it’s a long way to the top of the slope.”

Author: mendipgeoarch

Archaeologist, Geologist, Speleologist!