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BLUE GATE IRON MINE

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Mining began at Blue Gate in 1853. Prospecting was carried out followed by the sinking of a single shaft. By 1856 four shafts were established but only a year later operations were suspended. In 1912 part of the mains shaft was extended with levels driven eastwards but problems with drainage and funding lead to the closure of the mine in 1913. Four shafts are still visible as banks and gulleys, with associated spoil heaps. Associated buildings are visible as earthwork platforms.

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