Carrock Tungsten Mine

The remains of an important mine in the fells ‘Back ‘o Skiddaw’. Tungsten was mined here in the years leading up to WW1 in the form of Wolframite and Sheelite. It was used in the production of munitions and ironically the mine was managed by two Germans. The valley has over the years contained many mines cutting into the various veins for lead, arsenic and other minerals as well as tungsten. It only fell silent to industrial activity as late as 1981.


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