Carrock Mine

Caldbeck Fells Mining Region, Cumbria, England, UK

Carrock Mine was an arsenic, lead, and tungsten mine in the well known Caldbeck fells area of Cumbria. It was, for a while, the only English tungsten mine outside of Cornwall.

It is primarily known for wolframite and scheelite, principle ores of Tungsten – hugely important for military uses, in particular the manufacturing of armour. The mine was extremely important in both world wars, eventually closing in 1981. The site is now protected, and no collecting is allowed.

A good account of the mines history can be read here.

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