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Blue John Caverns and Blue John Mine, Castleton, Sheffield.

Arthur Edward Ollerenshaw

Blue John Caverns and Blue John Mine, Castleton, Sheffield.

by Arthur Edward Ollerenshaw

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Published by A.E. Ollerenshaw .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination23p.,ill.,21cm
Number of Pages23
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21277882M

  Blue John Cavern: blue john mine - See traveler reviews, candid photos, and great deals for Castleton, UK, at Tripadvisor TripAdvisor reviews. Castleton, via Sheffield. Handbill Advert. BLUE JOHN CAVERNS. BLUE-JOHN MINE. Undated cs.

- Explore Jeaneine Granson's board "Blue john cavern" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Blue john cavern, Rocks and minerals, Minerals and gemstones pins. Blue John Cavern is worth a visit to see how the Blue John stones or “Bleue Jaune” were mined. Buy a ticket at the shop at the entrance of the cavern and then take a min guided tour of the cavern. Make sure you wear some good shoes as the some of the steps were very 4/ TripAdvisor reviews.

The cheapest way to get from Blue John Cavern to Sheffield costs only £3, and the quickest way takes just 30 mins. Find the travel option that best suits you. The cheapest way to get from Blue John Cavern to Sheffield costs only £3, and the quickest way takes . A wide selection of gifts and mementos are available including jewellery made from the exclusive Blue John stone - the superb fluorspar mineral unique to the Peak District Caverns. Cavern craftsmen are often commissioned to make commemorative pieces from this world-famous stone such as a chalice made for Her Majesty the Queen on her Silver Jubilee.


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Blue John Caverns and Blue John Mine, Castleton, Sheffield by Arthur Edward Ollerenshaw Download PDF EPUB FB2

Treak Cliff Cavern in Castleton is famous throughout the world for its unique and large deposits of Blue John stone and houses some of the most beautiful cave formations found in the UK. Castleton a Self guided Audio tour (using your own smart phone), enjoy the amazing views across the Hope Valley, browse the well-stocked gift shop and catch your.

The world famous Blue John Cavern in Castleton in the Peak District has been said to be the finest that can be seen by the general public in Western Europe. We have great facilities including our new cafe (open at weekends) to enjoy a light snack before or after your tour of the cavern.

Restaurants near Blue John Cavern: ( km) Tilly's Of Castleton ( km) The Ramblers Rest Coffee shop ( km) The George ( km) Rose Cottage Cafe ( km) ; View all restaurants near Blue John Cavern on Tripadvisor4/5().

The Treak Cliff Cavern Blue John Online Shop. New lines and stock are frequently added to our website, often just hours after they're made. You can pay securely online using PayPal or we accept credit / debit card payments over the phone by calling between am and pm.

Blue John – a Rare Beauty. Blue John Stone is found nowhere in the world but amongst the rocks of Treak Cliff Hill, Castleton. Blue John Stone is now only mined in two caverns: Treak Cliff Cavern and Blue John Cavern.

This mineral, a colour banded form of fluorspar, is so beautiful that it has been prized for many hundreds of years. Rome2rio makes travelling from Sheffield to Blue John Cavern easy. Rome2rio is a door-to-door travel information and booking engine, helping you get to and from any location in the world.

Find all the transport options for your trip from Sheffield to Blue John Cavern right here. Photo: Stalactites at Blue John cavern. Photo: Wikipedia user Arbey. My story is a made-up folktale set in Castleton, in the Derbyshire Peak District, very near to where I live now.

The caverns of Castleton are famous for being the only place in Europe, some say in the world, where a fluorite crystal known as Blue John is found. Online Shop. Welcome to our Online Shop - We hope you enjoy browsing. This is just a small selection of the beautiful and varied Blue John Jewellery available from the Blue John Cavern Shop and The Original Blue John Craft Shop in Castleton Village - As Blue John is such a varied stone the pieces shown on our website may not be exactly the same as purchased.

Get in Touch. Blue John Cavern, Mam Tor, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8WA. Facts about Blue John Mine 7: who discovered Blue John.

The people believe that Blue John was discovered years ago by the Romans. The discovery of Blue John was at Castleton. Facts about Blue John Mine 8: beauty. Blue John Mine is famous because of its beauty. It has beautiful stones and the only known deposit of stone in the area. Castleton Village Car Park A Sheffield to Chapel-en-le-Frith road, Castleton, Peak District National Park England miles from Blue John Cavern Book a Tour.

The Blue John Cavern lies just outside Castleton inside Treak Cliff. It's still a functioning mine, but the miners also take regular tours down into the caverns to show visitors around this phenomenal place. July and we took a visit to the Blue John Cavern near Castleton.

Take an amazing boat trip m under the Hills of Castleton to the awesome Bottomless Pit. Understand a little of what life must have been like for the miners working in this eighteenth century lead mine.

The Blue John Cavern is steeped in history and old mining equipment is on view inside the cavern. Guided tours are conducted throughout the cave system at short regular intervals. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour during which time a series of magnificent natural water-worn caverns.

Treak Cliff Cavern Gift Shop and the Stone and Silver Shop, Castleton. As well as our online store we also have two “bricks and mortar” shops. Our first has been running for years and is the popular Gift Shop within the main Visitors’ Centre – it’s also the home of the famous Blue John Dragon.

Our most recent venture is The Silver and Stone Shop in Castleton itself which also. (For general cavern enquiries, guided tours, visitor centre etc and also Blue John repairs) Buxton Road, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8WP, United Kingdom.

Tel: +44 Email: [email protected]   Blue John Cavern: Not the best cavern, go visit Poole Cavern instead - See traveller reviews, candid photos, and great deals for Castleton, UK, at Tripadvisor TripAdvisor reviews.

A quick climb up the stairs of the best Blue John Cavern in Castleton. The Blue John Cavern is steeped in history and old mining equipment is on view inside the cavern. Guided tours are conducted through the cave system at short regular intervals. Each tour lasts 45 minutes to 1 hour during which time a series of magnificent natural water worn caverns are seen.

Description 19th century mining equippment and some examples of Blue John. Blue John Cavern is a natural cave with some mine John is a unique fluorspar or fluorite, found only at Castleton, which makes it the rarest natural formation in the British Isles. The mineral is found in veins in the limestone, 8 of the 14 known veins are located at Blue John Cavern.Cavern Tour with make a Blue John necklace Activity cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Discover and book Cavern Tour with make a Blue John necklace Activity on Tripadvisor.Blue John Mine (Blue John Cavern), Castleton, High Peak, Derbyshire, England, UK: Natural caverns worked for ornamental fluorite, 'Blue John' from the s.

Production was limited to about 3 tons per year of the blue fluorite (yellow fluorite and barite were left in the mine).