SK4357 : Opencast coal mine at Blackwell

taken 7 years ago, near to Blackwell, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Opencast coal mine at Blackwell
Opencast coal mine at Blackwell
Looking north across the valley to Blackwell in the background. Coal has been worked extensively in this valley, predominately from Blackwell A Winning Colliery, which was situated in the field opposite and closed in the 1960s. Permission has been granted for the removal of half-a-million tonnes of coal over two years from the valley. The coal is transported out via rail to a new Westhouses junction (two to three trains per week). Once complete, the valley will be landscaped for wildlife conservation and the existing cycle path will be extended westwards (the Blackwell trail).
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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 10 July, 2011
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4352 5775 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:6.9098N 1:21.0752W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4349 5748
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Opencast Mine  Coal Mining 

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