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Hanging Flat Mine

Entrance of Hanging Flat Mine


Immediately west of the entrance to Furness (Horseshoe) Quarry, close to the road but hidden in vegetation. Worked for fluorspar in the late 1970s/early 1980s. Entrance collapsed in mid-1990s.

No known access restrictions. Obvious parking spots close to base of crags and in lay-bys in the dale and next to electricity sub-station at foot of Eyam Dale. DO NOT BLOCK the sub-station entrance. Take care, as area is notorious for thefts from parked vehicles.


Parts of the mine are in an unstable condition.


Barker, I. & Beck, J.S. (2010), , Caves of the Peak District, p. 268, DCA