Celestine by H. Lane & D. Hardwick

Summary: This book documents the history of Celestine Mining in South Gloucestershire.  Although this industry was only “small scale” (a maximum of 25 workers), at one time, it was providing over 95% of the world’s Celestine (Strontium Sulphate).

Harry Lane’s research, which was intended as a chapter in the book about Yate Mineral Industry, has been updated and added to by David Hardwick, giving details from the start to the end of this mining activity.

The A4 book has 26 pages in addition to colour front and rear covers.  Inside there are photos’ maps and letters showing the extent and history of the workings.

Publisher: SGMRG, Jan 2013.

Price: £5.00 + £1.70 p&p (only 1 copy left).