Robots to explore flooded Ecton

The shafts, tramways and wagons have lain underwater, unseen by a living soul for 150 years. Now deep-sea robots are to venture into the lethal waters of a ghost mine that once supplied 10% of the world's copper. Hugh Carson explores.

by Hugh Carson
Top of a shaft at water level in Deep Ecton, from where robots will descend. Photograph: EMET
Top of a shaft at water level in Deep Ecton, from where robots will descend. Photograph: EMET

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