Buxton Road, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8WP, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1433 620571
Email: treakcliff@bluejohnstone.com

Mining today

Treak Cliff Cavern is still very much a working mine,
with half a tonne of Blue John stone being mined each year.

Our expert miners, Gary Ridley and Peter Sharp, use the latest technologies and ancient methods to carefully extract the beautiful 'Blue John'.

In 2014 we are mining some of the finest examples of jewellery stone, ornamental stone and specimens ever found.

Although the larger pieces of Blue John have long since been mined, we are still able to pick from a substantial quantity found
off the beaten track underground inside Treak Cliff Hill.

As a visitor in January and February you may be able to catch the miners at
work in the cavern during a tour, and / or the guides can point out exactly
where mining operations are being carried out at this present time.

Pictured below are shots taken during mining in Treak Cliff Cavern in January and November 2014


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pictured below is a nodule variant of the rare Millers Vein, taken from the mine
in January 2014 and processed in the Treak Cliff Cavern workshop by
our skilled craftsmen.

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