Mar 8, 2013 . Specular ore was something of a rarity often found in cavities (loughs) and saved to be sold as specimens by the miners (a lucrative sideline).
I assume the mine referred to was located in Egremont (Cumbria) in the United . year, although only one life was lost, occurred at Townhead iron ore mine (No.
Catalogue of plans of abandoned mines for Cleator Moor (Iron Ore) .. been kindly provided by The West Cumbria Mines Research and are marked with image .
Metal Mining in Cumbria's western area was dominated by the large deposits of high grade hematite iron ore found in the limestone strata and lesser quantities.
Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, Cumbria, England, UK : On the road between Whitehaven to Egremont. Deep hollows in the area attest to iron ore mining.
Oct 25, 2006 . Five hundred feet below west Cumbria, down steep tunnels dynamited by generations of miners, Gilbert Finlinson offers the government a way.
Coal mining during the 18th century soon created problems in transporting coal . Eventually the iron ore proprietors and ironmasters promoted a new railway.
Origins & development of the villages, including iron ore mining & Furness Railway. of the Lake District that includes Lindal-in-Furness, Barrow-in-Furness,.
The railway line was opened in 1861 by the Whitehaven, Cleator and Egremont Railway Company to carry iron-ore and coal from the nearby mines.