SK2169 : Holme Bank Chert Mine

taken 6 years ago, near to Bakewell, Derbyshire, Great Britain

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Holme Bank Chert Mine
Holme Bank Chert Mine
In the 18th C Josiah Wedgwood was using chert to grind calcined flint.
SJ8746 : Etruria Industrial Museum-Pan Room SJ9752 : Cheddleton Flint Mill - North Mill Flint Pan. Here is one of the sources which was operational in the 19th C to the 1960s. The chert here was favoured for the runners in these grinding mills. The chert is a 2-6 metre thick bed in the Monsal Dale limestone near the top of the limestone sequence. It compromised of a bed (of post diagensis origin?) made up of 90% fine quartz chert and limestone. The chert is hard so miners under cut it, propped it before removing these props. The chert would fall in blocks.
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Tuesday, 9 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 12 October, 2012
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Geological interest  Industry 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2144 6933 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:13.2356N 1:40.8212W
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