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Lochaline was first mentioned as a potential source of silica sand in 1895, when a vast deposit of white cretaceous sandstone running inland from Lochaline shore was reported. In 1923 the Edinburgh Geological Survey analysed a sandstone sample. It proved to be one of the purest deposits in the world

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Lochaline Quartz Sand Ltd. Lochaline Mine. Morvern. By Oban, PA80 5LQ

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Lochaline Quartz Sand Mine Visit How do you like to spend your Friday evenings? At Lochaber Geopark going to see Europe’s only underground sand mine. The silica-rich sand formed in tropical seas and was subsequently capped, and therefore preserved, by basalts from the island of Mull 30 million years later

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Sep 24, 2020 · Lochaline Quartz Sand Ltd. Covid-19 Statement After 8 weeks of non-activity, Lochaline Quartz Sand Ltd. was glad to be able to start production again on the 1st of June. LQS takes the Covid-19 virus very seriously, and is aware of the fact that, although the spread of the virus has been slowed down, as a country we are not out of the woods yet

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The mine in Lochaline is the only underground sand mine in Europe. The huge deposit of pure white sandstone is extracted by using a room and pillar method. The sandstone is drilled, blasted, loaded into dump trucks and taken to the surface plant, where it is crushed, washed, screened, scrubbed and spiralized to remove impurities

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Lochaline was the only silica sand mine (as opposed to an open quarry) in Britain and the most northerly extraction site. (2) It was the only source in Britain suitable for high grade domestic and decorative glassware including table glass and borosilicate glass for laboratory and scientific use

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Lochaline Quartz Sand Ltd. owns and operates the silica sand mine in Lochaline, Morvern, in the West Highlands of Scotland. The main product of Lochaline Mine is LQS85, a high quality silica sand with low iron content and exceptional whiteness, unique among UK sand sources

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As part of Morvern Games and Gala Week, there was a rare opportunity for visitors, including our correspondent Nic Goddard, to explore Lochaline Quartz Sand mine’s mysterious depths. As part of Morvern Games and Gala Week, Lochaline Quartz Sand Limited offered a small group of visitors the chance to tour its plant and mine

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Lochaline was the only silica sand mine (as opposed to an open quarry) in Britain and the most northerly extraction site. (2) It was the only source in Britain suitable for high grade domestic and decorative glassware including table glass and borosilicate glass for laboratory and scientific use

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Lochaline Quartz Sand Ltd. 019 67 421324 [email protected] Lochaline Quartz Sand Ltd .

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Lochaline has the only underground sand mine in Europe. Producing high quality Silica Sand, it's been proved to be one of the purest deposits in the world! We are delighted Lochaline Quartz Sand will be included in this year's Gala Week timetable, with a tour of the mine to be held on Friday 19th July at 4.30pm. More details in programme

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Lochaline Quartz Sand Ltd. (LQS) owns and operates the silica sand mine in Lochaline, situated in the West Highlands of Scotland. LQS produces silica sand of …

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LOCHALINE QUARTZ SAND LIMITED is a mining & metals company based out of EUROPEAN TECHNICAL CENTRE HALL LANE LATHOM, ORMSKIRK, LANCASHIRE, United Kingdom

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Lochaline Quartz Sand Ltd. owns and operates the silica sand mine in Lochaline, Morvern, in the West Highlands of Scotland. The main product of Lochaline Mine is LQS85, a high quality silica sand with low iron content and exceptional whiteness, unique among UK sand sources

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Lochaline | Wiki | Everipedia. Lochaline ( Scottish Gaelic: Loch Àlainn ) is the main village in the Morvern area of Highland, ScotlandIt is situated at the mouth of Loch Aline, on the northern shoreLochaline is connected with Fishnish on the Isle of Mull by ferry Geology There has been a silica sand mine in Lochaline since 1940 when it was opened to replace sources of silica lost because of

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Lochaline Silica Sand Mine is the only underground silica sand mine in the UK and extracts silica of 99.8% purity from a five metre sequence. The sand is used for the manufacture of high quality glass for optical and other purposes. Although the sand has been known about …

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Lochaline quartz mine reopens : Compute Scotland 16 Oct 2011 ... The reopening of the silica sand mine at Lochaline, whose workings cover around 370 acres, …

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Lochaline Quartz Sand Mine is one the few silica sand mines in the world, producing high quality material for the glass industry. Subsequent to mining and processing operations, the silica sand is stored temporarily in two large timber shell structures which had been built a …

lochaline sand mine reopens for business | heraldscotland

Now Lochaline Quartz Sand, a joint venture between Italian mining company Gruppo Minerali Maffei (GMM) and glass manufacturer Pilkington, plans to export 100,000 tonnes of material each year