MHG33079 - Upper Sanachan Iron Mine

Summary

An iron ore mine used very briefly in 1913-1914, when operations ceased due to the war and never resumed.

Type and Period (1)

  • IRONSTONE MINE (20th Century to First World War - 1913 AD to 1914 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Upper Sanachan mine was extracting iron ore (Haematite) for a very short period from 1913 to 1914 when at the outbreak of war mining was suspended and never resumed. The ore was of variable quality and much mixed with the limestone matrix.

In operation at the same time as Tomapress and in all likelihood being run by the same company.<1>

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NG 8401 4061 (75m by 65m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NG84SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHBROOM

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