DERBYSHIRE HERITAGE Derbyshire Peak District - higger-tor
 

Millstone Edge quarry
Millstone Edge quarry
Millstone Edge quarry drill holes

Millstone Edge quarry was one of the main sources of Peak District millstones which were made to be used in many industries such as grinding corn, pulping timber for paper manufacture, in paint mills to grind minerals, grindstones for cutlery, pulping apples for cider making, grinding cork for linoleum and grinding mustard seeds.
Dozens of holes can be seen drilled into the rock face, some in groups with dark red paint. Explosive charges were rammed into these holes to quarry the edge. These are the last phases of quarry working that began over 400 years ago.
Quarrying ended at Millstone Edge soon after the last stones were sold to a Swedish paper mill in 1939. The unsold stacks of flat-edged stones lie abandoned and can be seen by the footpath date from this period.

Millstone Edge quarry millstones
Millstone Edge quarry
Millstone Edge quarry
Millstone Edge quarry

MINERALS SPECIMENS for SALE

My Collection of Mineral Specimens is up for sale.

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Mineral specimens for sale

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