Lochaline Sand Mine

Perhaps some of you are aware that Lochaline has a Silica sand mine, maybe some of you have even had a trip underground? We came across this web page http://www.catchingphotons.co.uk/blog/?p=718 which shows some interesting photos of the mine & some of the old vehicles that have been abandoned down there.
Lochaline is the only silica sand mine in the UK, as opposed to open quarrying, which is the more usual extraction method. More information about the history of the mine, recently reopened, can be seen here:
http://forargyll.com/2011/10/pilkington-link-restored-in-reopening-of-lochaline-silica-sand-mine/
and here: http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/289085/details/lochaline+silica+sand+mine/

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