Former Ironstone Quarry, Upleatham Mine

  • Description

    "At its peak the Upleatham Mine was the second largest in the area after Eston but by the turn of the 20th century the Main Seam was almost exhausted. As the First World War approached an increase in the price of ore was such that thinner Pecten seam became commercially viable. The Pecten seam was 2'10" thick compared to the Main 10'6" and was extracted here, at the east end of the royalty, by quarrying. The workings were abandoned entirely in 1923." Photo by Mick Garratt, 2007.
  • Owner

    Mick Garratt
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 4 months ago
    Viewed: 355 times
    Picture Taken: 2007-06-03
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