Quarrying in the Peak District

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  • Created by: G Redford
  • Created on: 12-04-13 19:07
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  • Peak District (limestone landscape)
    • Farming
      • intensive daily farming (White peak)
      • high rainfall 1,000-1,500 mm per annum
      • Sheep farming
    • Water supply
      • Reserviors
    • Tourism
      • Thor's cave (Manifold valley, Staffordshire)
      • Honey pot sites
        • Settle
        • Skipton
        • Grassington
      • White scar (Ingleton, Yorkshire dales)
    • Quarrying
      • Castleton has 2 quarries
        • Hope cement works
      • 1.5 million tonnes in 1951quarried
      • 8.2 million in 1991 quarried
      • 4.7million tonnes in 2000
      • lime is quarried as fertilisers
      • Millstone grit quarried in Yorkshire Dales

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