The Blue John Cavern in the Peak District is a series of caverns considered to be the finest range in Great Britain. Blue John is Britain’s rarest mineral first discovered at Castleton by the Romans almost 2000 years ago. And are the worlds only known deposits of this extremely rare and beautiful stone. During excavations at Pompeii two vases of Blue John Stone were supposedly unearthed, evidence therefore that the Romans not only discovered the stone but also appreciated it for its ornamental value. The Blue John Cavern is home to 8 of the 14 known veins of this beautiful mineral. The semi-precious mineral “Blue John” or “Derbyshire Spar” is mined from this cave. Although the cavern works as a show cave, the mineral is still worked outside the tourist season. The miners who work the remaining seams act as guides for the underground tours.
Official Website : www.bluejohn-cavern.co.uk
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