Treak Cliff Cavern - Castleton, Derbyshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 53° 20.696 W 001° 47.810
30U E 580098 N 5911317
Quick Description: Treak Cliff Cavern is where Blue John stone is mined in the Peak District.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/13/2013 11:33:45 AM
Waymark Code: WMGVTR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 1

Long Description:
Wikipedia describes Treak Cliff Cavern: visit link

'Treak Cliff Cavern is a show cave near Castleton in Derbyshire. It is part of the Castleton Site of Special Scientific Interest and by agreement with English Nature all the Blue John stone deposits on the visitor route are preserved. However, Blue John is regularly mined from areas not seen by visitors. This is then crafted into jewellery, small bowls, ornaments and other decorative items.'

We enjoyed a great tour through the cavern seeing the Miners' Snot, Blue John and Seven Dwarves and much more.

Mine Type: Working Mine

Mineral Collecting: No

Material Mined: Gem Stone

Operation: Underground Mine

Surface Features: No

Slippery rock but anti-slip grips in place.

Any associated website: [Web Link]

Any Other information: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Optional photograph welcomed.
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