• Description

    "......The Lower Carboniferous Limestones at Millom contained one of the largest bodies of hematite ever discovered and in 1855 two men Nathaniel Caine and John Barratt formed the Hodbarrow Mining Company in order to exploit the recently discovered body of hematite. The quality of Hodbarrow hematite was very high, with an iron content between 55% and 65%. In the 1860's the average output from the mine was 3000 tons per week....."
  • Owner

    Cumbria GeoConservation
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Link: https://www.cbdc.org.uk/CumbriaLGS/Leaflets/4_042.pdf
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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