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    I have very fond childhood memories of being on holiday in the Peak District and visiting the Crich Tramway Museum located next to here, thinking it was bloody marvellous. Of course back then in the late 1990s this quarry was very much still in use!

    Fast forward a couple of decades and in the dying light of a chilly December day I found myself back at the Tramway Museum once again, but this time with a completely different objective in mind - the rock crusher in the quarry. I had been meaning to see it for ages, however never found the right time and someone then told me it was demolished so I scrubbed it from my map, until Mikeymutt went a while back and it went straight back on!

    There isn't much detail about this place readily available however it was last used by Bardon Aggregates who closed it in 2010 after finding the limestone was contaminated with a substance that turned it a funny colour, and it never reopened.

    Myself and Landie were rushing around here trying to get to as much as we could before it got too dark, which was quite fun. We couldn't get up one part of it because of the amount of water standing around the base of the crusher but other than that it was fine.

























    Thanks for looking :)
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    Nice place. Love the sunset shits they look stunning.
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    Awaiting the gas axe by the looks of things..

    Where was the limestone being used? Cement or other products? Just asking because geology interests etc.

    The actual plant here is fairly small but still very capable. I'm sure I see more than one crusher - 3 perhaps?
    Quarries up my way are either 'dead' and empty or live and very secure. I can't even wrangle with permission trips these days (though I did annoy Banks Mining but that's another story!!)

    Looks to be a horrible cold and exposed location. Thanks for going to the trouble of sharing.
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    I live 10 minutes walk from here, never been but will take the pooch for a walk up there when weather improves :) didn't think anything was left as I know it's up for sale and people go on motocross bikes there. Thanks for that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sausage View Post
    Awaiting the gas axe by the looks of things..

    Where was the limestone being used? Cement or other products? Just asking because geology interests etc.
    Think it was cement, whatever it was used for the contaminant turned it a weird colour and although it didn't harm the product nobody wanted it!
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