08 August 2011

Mining Minerals in Minera II

Just down the road from where Minera's limestone was mined for lead and zinc ore, the same rock was quarried for lime. The Minera Lime Company was formed in 1852, and in 1865 built a Hoffman kiln, one of just three in Britain for burning lime, the others being at Langcliffe, Yorkshire, and at Llanymynech, on the English/Welsh border (YMGW passim). Although the works closed in 1972, quarrying continued until 1993, for roadstone.

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