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Lochaline silica sand mine re-opens September 2012 - YouTube

Sep 19, 2012 · A joint venture between an Italian mining company and Pilkington sees the Lochaline silica sand mine re-open four years after it closed.

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Lochaline Quartz Sand Ltd.

* Low iron content - ideal for high quality glass * Exceptional white colour * Sustainable deposit and extraction * Available in all formats; moist and loose, or dried and bagged

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Lochaline sand mine gives up its secrets to visitors | The ...

There are two products of silica sand sold from Lochaline mine – LQS85 and LQS500 – with one having a higher iron content. The sand is used for various end products including glass used in lenses, whisky bottles and windows but Veronique said: ‘We recently supplied sand to film studios so maybe famous movie stars have frolicked in it!’

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Lochaline, Silica Sand Mine | Canmore

Lochaline was the only silica sand mine (as opposed to an open quarry) in Britain and the most northerly extraction site. (2) It was the only source in Britain suitable for high grade domestic and decorative glassware including table glass and borosilicate glass for laboratory and scientific use. (3) The sand is 98.8% quartz with a grain size ...

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Lochaline Silica Mine, Morvern - Dec. 2011 | Derelict Places

Jan 03, 2012 · But what Lochaline has is a silica mine - opened in 1940 to meet the wartime need of silica to make optical quality glass, the sandstone in the mine is very pure. The mine closed in 2008, but is reopening in the spring. What's odd is that the mine is full of cars!

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Lochaline, Silica Sand Mine | Canmore

All our staffed properties, sites and offices, including the HES Archives and Library, are currently closed, but we’re working on plans to gradually reopen. In the

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Products - Lochaline Quartz Sand Ltd.

Lochaline Quartz Sand Ltd. makes two main products: LQS85 Silica Sand and LQS500 Silica Sand. LQS holds a stock of both types of sand in its warehouses in the North of England. However, our sand can be shipped or trucked directly from Lochaline according to customer requirements. Bespoke products are possible.

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Report - - Lochaline Silica Mine, Morvern - Dec. 2011 ...

May 14, 2012 · But what Lochaline has is a silica mine - opened in 1940 to meet the wartime need of silica to make optical quality glass, the sandstone in the mine is very pure. The mine closed in 2008, but is reopening in the spring.

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Silica sand: Geology and mineral planning factsheets for ...

Lochaline Silica Sand Mine, Morven peninsula, Highlands. 1. Silica sand Geology and mineral planning factsheets for Scotland dependence that some industries have on a number of industrial minerals. The principal glass products using silica sand include colourless and coloured

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HISTORIC ARGYLL 2007 - Lorn

Inside the Lochaline Sand Mine Geology of the Area. Comprising one of the few marginal deposits of the Cretaceous chalk sea preserved in the British Isles, the pure white silica sand forming the basis of the Lochaline sandstone was laid down some 135 million years ago on

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Lochaline Silica Mine – Transient Places

Dec 31, 2011 · But what Lochaline has is a silica mine – opened in 1940 to meet the wartime need of silica to make optical quality glass, the sandstone in the mine is very pure. The mine closed in 2008, but is reopening in the spring. What’s odd is that the mine is full of cars!

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Lochaline Silica Mine, Morvern - Dec. 2011 | Derelict Places

Jan 03, 2012 · But what Lochaline has is a silica mine - opened in 1940 to meet the wartime need of silica to make optical quality glass, the sandstone in the mine is very pure. The mine closed in 2008, but is reopening in the spring. What's odd is that the mine is full of cars!

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Lochaline, Silica Sand Mine | ScotlandsPlaces

Lochaline, Silica Sand Mine You may copy, display, store and make derivative works for personal use or use solely within an educational institution by staff and students, under these conditions: the ScotlandsPlaces website is attributed, there is no commercial use or sale, and no public distribution (for example, by hand, email, or web). ...

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Lochaline - Wikipedia

Geology. There has been a silica sand mine in Lochaline since 1940 when it was opened to replace sources of silica lost because of World War II. A source was needed for the manufacture of optical quality glass.It was announced in November 2008 that the mine would be closing. In October 2011 it was announced that the mine would re-open in 2012 under a new company.

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Lochaline Quartz Sand Mine Visit - Lochaber Geopark

Lochaline Quartz Sand Mine Visit. ... The silica-rich sand formed in tropical seas and was subsequently capped, and therefore preserved, by basalts from the island of Mull 30 million years later. This working underground mine has a lot of history, with it being worked pre and post World War. Mechanical processes, which use principles such as ...

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Report - - Lochaline Silica Mine, Morvern - Dec. 2011 ...

May 14, 2012 · But what Lochaline has is a silica mine - opened in 1940 to meet the wartime need of silica to make optical quality glass, the sandstone in the mine is very pure. The mine closed in 2008, but is reopening in the spring.

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Silica sand: Geology and mineral planning factsheets for ...

Lochaline Silica Sand Mine, Morven peninsula, Highlands. 1. Silica sand Geology and mineral planning factsheets for Scotland dependence that some industries have on a number of industrial minerals. The principal glass products using silica sand include colourless and coloured

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HISTORIC ARGYLL 2007 - Lorn

Inside the Lochaline Sand Mine Geology of the Area. Comprising one of the few marginal deposits of the Cretaceous chalk sea preserved in the British Isles, the pure white silica sand forming the basis of the Lochaline sandstone was laid down some 135 million years ago on

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Ardnamurchan Rocks | Lochaline - Sand, Rocks and Fossils

The silica sand is extremely pure and used in high grade optics and glassware, solar panels and abrasives. Massive piles of the sand can be seen being extracted, processed and dried as you walk by the side of this working sand mine. Continue along the shoreline track until you sight Lochaline Harbour with its pontoons.

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Lochaline - Things to Do | AboutBritain

The silica sand was of exceptional quality and in big demand due to the war efforts. Although the mine does not employ as many people as it did in the forties, it is still very important. It gives Lochaline a unique character, distinct from any other Highland village. Description by

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Application for Non-Compliance with Condition 1 of ...

LO/1993/590 granted on 01 April 1998 in respect of the Lochaline Silica Sand Mine. The applicant seeks to extend the timescale for working of the mine for a further 20 years. 1.2 The mine at Lochaline was opened in 1940 and was worked until 2008. In 2011 new owners took on the mine and commenced extraction. The operations on site

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Lochaline and Morvern | Outdoor Capital of the UK

Lochaline is world famous for its white silica sand which is mined and exported all over the UK for making high grade glass. The mine, which employs a dozen or so people, is a major contributor to the local economy. During the war sand from Lochaline was used by the military in the manufacturing of bomb sights and submarine periscopes.

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suppliers quartz and quartz sand purchase quote | Europages

Lochaline Quartz Sand Ltd. owns and operates the silica sand mine in Lochaline, Morvern, in the West Highlands of Scotland. The main product of Lochaline Mine is LQS85, a high quality silica sand with low iron content and exceptional whiteness, unique...

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Kinlochaline Low Road | Walking in Lochaber, Ardnamurchan ...

1. Take the old low road by the ferry port at Lochaline, as signposted, just north of the Public Conveniences and Lochaline Social Club. The tarmac track crosses a small watercourse with waterfall, adjacent to an old red painted mine tube by the bridge, before heading towards Lochaline Silica Sand

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Lochaline Silica Mine – Transient Places

Dec 31, 2011 · But what Lochaline has is a silica mine – opened in 1940 to meet the wartime need of silica to make optical quality glass, the sandstone in the mine is very pure. The mine closed in 2008, but is reopening in the spring. What’s odd is that the mine is full of cars!

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Lochaline Silica Mine, Morvern - Dec. 2011 | Derelict Places

Jan 03, 2012 · But what Lochaline has is a silica mine - opened in 1940 to meet the wartime need of silica to make optical quality glass, the sandstone in the mine is very pure. The mine closed in 2008, but is reopening in the spring. What's odd is that the mine is full of cars!

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Lochaline, Silica Sand Mine | ScotlandsPlaces

Lochaline, Silica Sand Mine You may copy, display, store and make derivative works for personal use or use solely within an educational institution by staff and students, under these conditions: the ScotlandsPlaces website is attributed, there is no commercial use or sale, and no public distribution (for example, by hand, email, or web). ...

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Lochaline Quartz Sand Mine Visit - Lochaber Geopark

Lochaline Quartz Sand Mine Visit. ... The silica-rich sand formed in tropical seas and was subsequently capped, and therefore preserved, by basalts from the island of Mull 30 million years later. This working underground mine has a lot of history, with it being worked pre and post World War. Mechanical processes, which use principles such as ...

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Lochaline Ferry Terminal Alignment Structure

An active mine operated by Lochaline Quartz Sand Ltd is located immediately landward of the ferry terminal. The mine, which was opened in 1940, mines an 18ft thick seam of Cretaceous white sandstone running inland from the shore of Lochaline. The mineral is a virtually pure silica sand (99.8% silica

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Application for Non-Compliance with Condition 1 of ...

LO/1993/590 granted on 01 April 1998 in respect of the Lochaline Silica Sand Mine. The applicant seeks to extend the timescale for working of the mine for a further 20 years. 1.2 The mine at Lochaline was opened in 1940 and was worked until 2008. In 2011 new owners took on the mine and commenced extraction. The operations on site

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Lochaline and Morvern | Outdoor Capital of the UK

Lochaline is world famous for its white silica sand which is mined and exported all over the UK for making high grade glass. The mine, which employs a dozen or so people, is a major contributor to the local economy. During the war sand from Lochaline was used by the military in the manufacturing of bomb sights and submarine periscopes.

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Lochaline - Things to Do | AboutBritain

The silica sand was of exceptional quality and in big demand due to the war efforts. Although the mine does not employ as many people as it did in the forties, it is still very important. It gives Lochaline a unique character, distinct from any other Highland village. Description by

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(PDF) Silica sand Mineral Planning Factsheet

T able 2 Production of silica sand in Great Britain in 201 8 by end use. (a) Silica, resin-coated and naturally bonded. (b) Includes use in transport, energy, silica flour and cristobalite ...

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Kinlochaline Low Road | Walking in Lochaber, Ardnamurchan ...

1. Take the old low road by the ferry port at Lochaline, as signposted, just north of the Public Conveniences and Lochaline Social Club. The tarmac track crosses a small watercourse with waterfall, adjacent to an old red painted mine tube by the bridge, before heading towards Lochaline Silica Sand

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Lochaline Quartz Sand. – Society of Glass Technology ...

Lochaline Quartz Sand Ltd. (LQS) owns and operates the silica sand mine in Lochaline, situated in the West Highlands of Scotland. LQS produces silica sand of exceptional quality and colour: very low in iron and very white. This material is particularly suited for the production of high quality glass. We make two grades of silica: LQS85 and LQS500.

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Picture of LOCHALINE | AIS Marine Traffic

Model : Canon IXUS 185 Exposure : 1/500, 6.9 ISO : 200, f.length:40mm

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suppliers coloured silica sand purchase quote | Europages

...Quartz Sand Ltd. owns and operates the silica sand mine in Lochaline, Morvern, in the West Highlands of Scotland. The main product of Lochaline Mine is LQS85, a high quality silica sand with low iron content and exceptional whiteness, unique among UK sand...

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Lochaline Hospitality Accommodation Guide

Dec 30, 2020 · Lochaline is a small village with a sheltered anchorage on the southern shoreline of the Northern peninsula opposite the island of Mull. Its importance lies in the fact that in the area there is a bed of white cretaceous sandstone which, during the Second World War, was Britain's only source of sand for optical glass other than the Con­tinent.

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