Derbyshire has a long mining
history dating back to Roman
times. There is evidence of
lead workings going back
to the XIII Century.



Extraction of Fluorspar from the limestone hosted
vein systems started in the 1920’s and is now the
main mineral product produced in the Peak District.

14 September 1965
Cavendish Mill official opening ceremony

Count Carlo E. Giulini (4th from left) at the ceremony,
together with The Lord Hill of Luton, Laporte Chairman
and The Duke of Devonshire (first and second from left)



 
History
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