Shropshire and Staffordshire Snailbeach Lead Mine

Snailbeach Lead Mine

Snailbeach Lead Mine
SKU 18731
Weight 0.37 kg
 
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Shropshire Mines Trust, SB, 172pp, 112 Photos, 28 Illustrations, 3 maps

Snailbeach lead Mine lies in South West Shropshire and was once the largest metalliferous mine in the Country. Described as having more lead per acre than any other mine in Europe as it once provided 10% of the UK's lead and 25% of its barite

The book has been published by the Shropshire Mines Trust has been published by the Shropshire Mines Trust and is aimed at the general reader. Various contributors tell you about the Geology, history, working and living conditions of the miners, the shaft accident, the Snailbeach District Railway and wildlife found in and around the mine. There are descriptive tours of the surface and underground. It is the sort of book you can flick through and start reading at any point.
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