Monday, 23 April 2012

Update on Indian Queens Pit

Work started on the new community building at Indian Queens Pit about ten days ago. The old poor-quality modular building, asbestos store and old toilet have been removed.

Unfortunately for the Pit Association, we have found mining remains.

We knew there was a strong likelihood that we might encounter shafts or other features, and included a contingency within the funding for the project.

A mining assessment was carried out with a digger to explore whether there were any remains in the area of the building – and we have identified five features in the vicinity of the footing of the building, including a shaft and stoping.

We are now liaising with our mining expert, builder and others to consider what we do next. We will go forward but one thing is certain. The overall cost of the project has increased and fundraising therefore continues.

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