Groverake mine, Weardale

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This mine in a remote part of Weardale was first in operation in the 18th century, initially mining for iron ore but this was not as productive as had been hoped so they later switched to mining for fluorspar until the closure in 1999.
Groverake mine, Weardale - This mine in a remote part of Weardale was first in operation in the 18th century, initially mining for iron ore but this was not as productive as had been hoped so they later switched to mining for fluorspar until the closure in 1999. by philreay
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