Welcome to Clearwell Caves 4500 Years of Mining History in an Amazing Cave System.
Clearwell Caves, a uniquely special home to so many amazing things!
Amospheric natural caverns mined for iron ore and ochre, to make up one of Britain's most complex and oldest mine workings. The mines date back well over 4,500 years, when people began digging ochre pigments to make paints. Iron ore miners later created a warren of underground passageways connecting the huge caverns. Displays throughout the workings tell the story of the people (including children) that worked here.
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