Location #184. Shepherds Creek Coal Mine. Shepherds Creek, in the western slope of the terrace between Long Alex and Pigroot Gullies.
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|1||c1936 - c1938||John Hodson (2)||Details|
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|Note||Date||Short Description||Note Text|
|2282||c1936||Location of the mine.||Shepherds Creek, in the western slope of the terrace between Long Alex and Pigroot Gullies. Approximately 486m south from the Gully Road, Bannockburn-Nevis road intersection. The outline of the portal is still visible, however it has been closed off.|
|2283||c1936||Name of the mine.||The mine may have had an individual name, however none is known - hence the 'Shepherds Creek Mine' name|
|2284||c1936||General Note||(From the memories of Mr C Scott of Cromwell) It appears that location #184 may have been opened up by John Hodson (2) (Jack). He worked the mine for between 12 and 18 months. Bill Crabbe, (Sandy) Alex Robertson & Theo Toms worked for Jack Hodson in the mine. The coal from this mine may have been separated from the main seam by faults and worked out in a relatively short time. The main portal is still visible. The main drive was a decline of 1 in 3, however no records of the underground working have come to the authors notice at this time. However, aerial photo flight SN533, photo G/28 shows number of sink holes in the area of the mine, indicating where the ground has collapsed due to the removal of coal.|
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|Image Id||Source||Date||Short Description|
|779||Paul Crump - Bannockburn||2002||Shepherds Creek Coal Mine - location #184 - looking north west.||View Image|
|780||Paul Crump - Bannockburn||2002||Shepherds Creek Coal Mine - location #184 - looking west at mine portal.||View Image|
|799||Paul Crump - Bannockburn||2002||Shepherds Creek Coal mines (locations #184 and 380)||View Image|
|820||Mr J L Hodson Collection||c1930||Shepherds Creek Coal Mine (?) Possibly location #184 or #243.||View Image|