Derelict quarry workings at Minera Limeworks
The extraction of limestone from the deposits to the west
of Minera has been extensive and long-lasting, with the last quarry
only ceasing operations in 1994. Commercial production of lime for industry
was established in the mid-nineteenth century when the Minera Lime Company
and William Lester were operating two large adjacent quarries.
Markets for the lime and limestone included the iron and
steel industryas far away as Staffordshire and Lancashire, and also
various chemical manufacturers.
The main source of information on the quarries in this
area used for these pages is: Minera Lead Mines and Quarries,
edited by John Bennett. Published by Wrexham Maelor Borough Council
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