After gaining access to the adit, the Corner shaft was located after 150 meters and partly buried under a fall of muck from higher in the shaft. After the remaining south section was examined, a team was assigned to deal with the fall and release the trapped water. A large sheave winding wheel was found in the debris which has been safely stowed well away from the shaft. Just out of sight on the right is the cross cut adit, the original entrance to the mine which is also collapsed.
The shaft covers a large area of the adit and descends for a thousand feet. The ladder emerging from the flooded shaft on the right would have been used by the men for a hundred years and was the very one used by Egbert Rydings in his guided tour of the mine