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Long Rake Fluorite Mine (United Kingdom)

This mine is to the west of Youlgreave. The Long Rake Spar Mine Company was started in 1867 to mine Calcite, in the early 1920's Major Potter formed the Long Rake Spar Co Ltd. The plant was erected in 1924/25 and a shaft 300 feet deep sunk. This was wound by a 1926 built 12HP Vertical boilered winding engine (re-boilered 1934). The cage in the shaft had a capacity of only 3 men and only went to the 300 level.
The mine went on to have 3 levels at 300, 375 and 425. The lower 2 being accessed by underground declines. The decline was worked by an electric haulage engine built by the sullivan Machinery Co of Chicago.
The processing plant for Long Rake Spar Mine is still in operation and the mine is private. Underground operations ceased in 1981.
The huge open rake which was several hundred metres long was filled in around 2001. The headgear still stands and can be easily viewed from the road.

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Historic Photographs Of Long Rake
Historic Photographs Of Long Rake (14 photos)
Last updated December 19th 2014 by royfellows
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Photographs Of Long Rake (2 photos)
Last updated January 16th 2014 by LeeW
Long Rake By Night
Long Rake By Night (1 photo)
Last updated November 13th 2012 by ICLOK

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Major Mining Region

Long Rake Fluorite Mine belongs to the Derbyshire region.

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