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Stone production | Stone as a resource | Quarrying ...

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Smaller amounts of limestone are used for lime (used mainly in steel making), for soil conditioning on farms and as a building stone. Somerset ranks third after Derbyshire and Leicestershire in terms of aggregates output. Since 1974, Somerset production of crushed rock has averaged about 10% of …

Local Mines and Quarries

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2020-5-29 · Local Mines and Quarries. There were five main types of mineral extracted in South Gloucestershire. Sometimes called ''spar'', but more correctly ''celestite'' or ''strontianite'', celestine is strontium sulphate, chemical symbol SrSO 4 (SrOSO 3 – Sr=Strontium, O=Oxygen, S=Sulphur). The element Strontium is named after Strontian in ...

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Stone Quarrying (Jo Thomas) Stone quarrying is the most important of Dorset''s industries, with a history that reaches back to Roman times. The limestones from the Isles of Purback and Portland are amongst the most famous of all building stones, but elsewhere…..

We speak out against reopening of dormant quarry near ...

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2021-6-24 · CPRE Somerset has objected to a proposal to extract stone from a dormant quarry in the village of Blackford, near Wincanton. We have visited the site and fear that, if allowed, the quarrying for the next 14 years will cause major noise and disruption to local residents, shattering tranquillity.

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2013-4-27 · mamelodi quarries pretoria – mining equipments applied …. stone crusher and quarry … produces aggregate and crusher sand for the … 257 3100 Fax: (011) 257 3106 Pretoria …. Maluti Crushers, 7 Paardeberg Sand Mine ….

Lias Stone Suppliers | Somerset Lias Quarry | Lovell Stone ...

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Our Somerset Lias quarry has the capacity to produce over 15,000 sq m of Lias building stone per year, using modern equipment that ensures a consistently high-quality product. Lovell Stone Group carries out the quarrying and processing of their historic blue, grey and white Lias Building Stone at their quarry situated at Bowden''s Lane in ...

Prehistory Timeline

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2021-8-16 · Langdale stone is very good for producing polished stone axes, but it also has a distinctive green colour. A green axe from the Alps, Switzerland, had been brought all the way to the Sweet Track in Somerset, so the colour and other properties of Langdale axes were probably important too.

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2008-6-24 · BBC News: Bid to stop quarrying of cliffs (11/02/09) >. Portland has a long history of quarrying, and its stone has been exported the world over. It …

A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SOMERSET GEOLOGY

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2019-6-21 · BAKER, W, "The Williams Museum" in Proc Somerset Archaeol Natur Hist Soc (1852) 3.1, 5-8 BALCH, H E, "Dulcote Quarries" in Proc Somerset Archaeol Natur Hist Soc (1933) 79.1, 59-60 BALCH, H E, "The smaller caves of the Dinder district" in Proc Somerset Archaeol Natur Hist Soc (1933) 79.1, 61-65 BALCH, H E, "Excavations at Wookey Hole and other Mendip caves, 1926-7" in Antiq J

Somerset quarry will reopen after county council reverses ...

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2021-7-30 · A Somerset quarry will be reopened after the county council reversed a decision it made earlier this year. Aggregate Industries UK applied to reopen Bartletts Quarry in …

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Stone Quarrying (Jo Thomas) Stone quarrying is the most important of Dorset''s industries, with a history that reaches back to Roman times. ... The Tithe Apportionment for the Hamlet of Chilton Polden in Somerset – 1839. A transcription of the tithe apportionment for the hamlet of Chilton Polden, taken from the original dated 20 March 1839 ...

Hamstone, Blue Lias and Bath Stone Supplier | Ham and ...

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Welcome to Ham & Doulting Stone. Ham and Doulting Stone is based in Somerset. With a wealth of experience in quarrying, cutting & supplying of all types of stone such as Hamstone, Blue Lias and Bath Stone - Ham and Doulting Stone provides a …

Castle Hill Quarry

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2021-4-19 · * This phone number available for 3 min is not the recipient''s number but a number from a service which will put you through to that person. This service is produced by Kompass.

A window to the past with Late ...

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Quarrying our natural resource of stone allows us to peel back the geographical layers of the earth and travel back through time. Unearthing fossils always provides an exciting window into the past and in 2016 we did just that with some exciting discoveries made …

BBC Radio Somerset

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2021-10-3 · Angela Yeoman talks to Andy about her life in the Mendip quarrying industry. The Foster Yeoman name is well known when it comes to stone works in Somerset. Release date: 03 October 2021.

Millington Quarry (Morris County Crushed Stone Co. …

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Millington Quarry (Morris County Crushed Stone Co. Quarry; Tilcon Quarry), Bernards Township, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA : Amygdaloidal cavities in the Hook Mountain (Third Watchung) basalt. Quarrying began in 1895, and continued on and off, until the early 1970''s. After a period of inactivity, the quarry restarted in ...

About Us | Ham and Doulting Stone Ltd

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About Us. Ham and Doulting Stone is based near Somerton, Somerset, UK. With a wealth of experience in quarrying, cutting & supplying of all types of stone such as Hamstone, Blue Lias and Bath Stone - Ham and Doulting Stone provides a professional and reliable service of outstanding quality. Run by father and son team, Richard & Zak England, Ham ...

Springfield Quarry | Bath and North East Somerset Council

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2021-11-11 · Springfield Quarry is a peaceful, wooded space which is ideal for dog walking and enjoying nature. This site was once the largest open stone quarry in Bath, where the characteristic golden Bath stone was mined. The original mine entrances have been blocked off, and it is now a Regionally Important Geological Site (RIGS).. View a Google satellite image of Springfield Quarry

Council quashes plans to reopen Somerset quarry to …

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2021-1-15 · "Quarrying in 2021 won''t just be picks and shovels - it will be noisy, dusty lorries, jaw-crushers and sirens. View of Bartletts Quarry in Nunney (Image: Somerset County Council)

Hamdon Hill, Montacute, Somerset.

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2021-9-7 · Montacute, Somerset. Ten Evaluation trenches, totalling 200m in length, were excavated and the identified features therein were of largely later prehistoric (Iron Age) date. The evaluation was commissioned by Ham Hill Stone Quarry as part of a planning condition by Somerset County Council and English Heritage prior to proposed quarry expansion.

Blue Lias Stone Dorset, Somerset & Wiltshire |Local Blue ...

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As one of only 3 quarries in the UK capable of quarrying Blue Lias stone, we have a range of bed colours to match your requirements. We excavate coursed Blue Lias in bed heights between 3-8 inches, cropped to a bed depth between 100-150mm, and then guillotined to random lengths. You can choose to have the face left natural, or we can hand-dress ...

The British aggregates industry: Planning and ...

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Somerset County Council.Quarrying in Somerset: a policy plan for the future, SCC Planning Department Taunton, 1974. 8. Down, C. G. & Stocks, J. The environmental impact of large stone quarries and open-pit non-ferrous metal mines in Britain, Department of the Environment, Research Report 21, London, H.M.S.O., 1976, 249pp. 9

Going Underground: Mining and Quarrying in Wessex – …

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2019-9-14 · Cotswold stone is not the only honey-coloured limestone from Wessex. Ham Hill stone from Somerset (sometimes shortened to Hamstone) has been described by Simon Jenkins as "the loveliest building material in England". There were once 24 small quarries on Ham Hill, but now the number is down to just two.

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2021-11-7 · A Brief History of The Old Town Town Quarry. Originally used by local villagers, the Town Quarry was extensively worked during the 19th Century to produce stone for the building of the Victorian town. There is a small permanent exhibition depicting this part of the quarry inside the main building. Quarrying ceased in the 1950s.

The Quarries

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Dulcote Quarry is renowned for its "potato stone", a nodule or geode of rock which contains crystallized minerals inside its potato-shape. Quarrying on Dulcote Hill has been an industry since at least the mid-nineteenth century. While no quarrymen appear in …

SOMERSET GEOLOGY-A GOOD ROCK GUIDE

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2012-3-28 · the Somerset Levels lie inland. The 13 century church (ST 294 524) is mainly built of Blue Lias mudstones with a little Carboniferous Limestone and Doulting Stone dressings. The fine preaching cross is Ham Hill Stone. Park at ST 292 542. Crowther 1992, Whittaker and Green 1983. Hour or half-day. 2. BLUE ANCHOR ST 0243 6 km ESE of Minehead

Quarrying for aggregate | Aggregates industry | Quarrying ...

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Somerset ranks third after Derbyshire and Leicestershire in terms of aggregates output. Since 1974, Somerset production of crushed rock has averaged about 10% of the national output. Total permitted reserves of rock in Somerset quarries in 2003 were 671 million tonnes, equivalent to 54 years of production, almost exactly half of the regional total.

Plans to reopen Somerset quarry quashed over …

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2019-6-13 · Henry Ford applied to re-open the quarry to extract blue lias stone (a popular local building material), with the intention of quarrying 29,000 tonnes of stone over a 15-year period. But Somerset ...

Compton Dundon hillfort with Dundon Beacon, east of …

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1996-12-23 · The stone quarrying ceased in 1925 when stone was removed for the construction of Beacon House to the south of the hill. It had reached its presently visible extent by 1886, it must have been long established by that time. ... Bothamley, C H, ''A History of the County of Somerset (Victoria County History)'' in Compton Dundon Hillfort, (1911), 490-1

History of the East Mendip quarries | Detailed site ...

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The Somerset Quarrying Company began working here in 1893/4 and by 1898 was operating four faces with 40 men. About two metres of Jurassic overburden was removed by hand to reveal the harder limestones dipping at about 35°, the latter being blasted by gelignite or gunpowder.

lovellquarries

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Lovell Stone Group carries out the quarrying and processing of their beautiful Purbeck Stone in Langton Matravers, near Swanage on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. We extract from a number of different quarries in the area, enabling us to offer the full range of Purbeck beds, …

Blue Lias of Somerset

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The Blue Lias is a building stone long used in north Dorset, and subsequent to phasing out of quarrying at Lyme Regis, it became the staple high status nineteenth century flooring and replacement option for the whole county. From at least medieval times …

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