SK2075 : Sheep, cattle and Cavendish Mill

taken 10 years ago, near to Eyam, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Sheep, cattle and Cavendish Mill
Sheep, cattle and Cavendish Mill
The only fluorspar workings in Britain is due to close in December 2010. The works are owned by Glebe Mines, which was bought by a French company in 2007, and then in 2010 by a Mexican firm. Glebe have permissions to continue the mining, but that requires investment; this is not forthcoming.
Fluorspar is used,inter alia, for toothpaste, mobile phones and hospital equipment.
60 jobs will be lost.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 19 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Thursday, 19 March, 2009
Quarry   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 206 753 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.4573N 1:41.5530W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 204 754
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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