ransomes & rapier built the model w1400 walking dragline called sundew for the united steel company iron ore quarry at exton park, rutland, england. at the time it was built in 1951, it was the largest in the world, weighing in at 1880 tons.
the irchester narrow gauge railway museum is a small railway museum and metre gauge railway near wellingborough in northants, england. history. the area around wellingborough was rich in iron ore. a quarry opened in irchester around 1872 to extract the iron ore, which was mainly processed in the local iron works. ironstone continued to be mined up until closure of the quarries in 1969. in 1971 .
the area around wellingborough was rich in iron ore. a quarry opened in irchester around 1872 to extract the iron ore, which was mainly processed in the local iron works. ironstone continued to be mined up until closure of the quarries in 1969.
the ropeway was operated by a gas engine. the quarrying was at first done by hand with the aid of explosives but steam diggers were used from 1918. in 1925 the original quarry was reopened, not for iron ore, but for the obtaining of gannister white silica sand . a new 2 foot gauge tramway was used to take the sand to wellingborough road where .
ironstone is a sedimentary rock, either deposited directly as a ferruginous sediment or created by chemical replacement, that contains a substantial proportion of an iron compound from which iron can be smelted commercially. this term is customarily restricted to hard coarsely banded, nonbanded, and noncherty sedimentary rocks of post-precambrian age.. the precambrian deposits, which have a .
emborough quarries grid reference is a 1 hectare 2.5 acre geological site of special scientific interest at emborough in the mendip hills, somerset, notified in 1971.. the disused quarry has yielded a wide variety of remains of vertebrate fossils, amongst which the early reptiles are particularly well represented.
the kiruna mine is the largest and most modern underground iron ore mine in the world. the mine is located in kiruna in norrbotten county, lapland, sweden. the mine is owned by luossavaara-kiirunavaara ab lkab , a large swedish mining company. in 2018 the mine produced 26.9 million tonnes of iron ore. the kiruna mine has an ore body which is 4 km 2.5 mi long, 80 metres 260 ft to 120 .
iron ore quarrying. the first iron ore quarry at lamport was north of the village. it was close to the draughton road, on the west side of that road. it was connected to the railway by a standard gauge steam operated tramway. the junction was at the north end of the station. the ore was taken by the tramway and railway to blast furnaces at .
the channar mine is an iron ore mine located in the pilbara region of western australia, 17 kilometres south-east of paraburdoo.. the mine is partly owned and operated by rio tinto iron ore and is one of fifteen iron ore mines the company operates in the pilbara. in the calendar year 2009, the combined pilbara operations produced 202 million tonnes of iron ore, a 15 percent increase from 2008.
it is the remains of an iron ore quarry which closed in 1969 and was the last of the iron ore quarries in the area. limestone and, more especially, iron ore were once quarried extensively in the area. much of the quarried ground is now covered by the new a14 road. the limestone and ore was taken from the quarries and mines by tramway to two .
from 1925 to 1965 the quarrying was to obtain iron ore. it began to the south of the road from the a508 to pitsford and brampton station and worked its way eastward to the a508. from 1959 the quarry was on the east side of the a508. the stone was transported to the main railway by a standard gauge branch operated by steam locomotives. from 1925 .
the line continued to be used for freight for another ten years, mostly to take ore away from the iron ore quarry, which closed in 1961. the railway cutting is a geological site of special scientific interest and is owned and managed by the leicestershire and rutland wildlife trust. churches
john marley 11 november 1823 – 4 april 1891 was an english mining engineer from darlington who together with ironmaster john vaughan made the 'commercial discovery' of the cleveland ironstone formation, the basis of the wealth of their company bolckow vaughan and the industrial growth of middlesbrough.