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Author Mining term: Umber.
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Mining term: Umber.
Posted: 21/11/2013 12:26:57
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Iron minerals (usually referred to as ochre or raddle) were mined for pigments in many parts of the Peak District, as were manganese oxides (black wad). There were a number of sites around Hartington and Newhaven where significant amounts of either iron oxides or iron-stained limestone were mined as a source of pigment.

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Mining term: Umber.
Posted: 21/11/2013 19:36:49
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As I understand it Umber must contain a significant proportion of Manganese Oxides, usually in an iron oxide mixture.
Wad is similar but has a much higher proportion of Manganese Oxides.
Both generally are earthy looking substances and easily ignored.
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Mining term: Umber.
Posted: 21/11/2013 20:24:47
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Thanks for this, just the sort of info I'm looking for.. sites where pigments were also mined alongside heavier industries like iron and coal

much appreciated..
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Mining term: Umber.
Posted: 22/11/2013 19:42:12
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I am sure I have heard it mentioned in connection with Roanhead mines and the paintworks there.

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