Snailbeach Lead Mine

The Blacksmith's Shop

Snailbeach was the biggest lead mine in Shropshire
and it is reputed to have yielded the greatest volume
of lead per acre of any mine in Europe.  Mining ceased
here in 1955 but it is reputed to date from Roman times
and the surface buildings are the most complete set
in the district and probably the country.  Although
the miners mainly extracted lead ore (galena),
smaller quantities of Barite, Calcite, Fluorspar,
Silver and Zinc were also obtained.

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Shropshire Mines Trust