Lochaline Quartz Sand Ltd. 

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30 November 2017


Calendars for sale!

Very limited edition. £10 per calendar. All proceeds will go to the Morvern Heritage Society. If interested, please contact Veronique or Jennifer in the mine office (tel. 01967 421324)

21 September 2017

The first European Minerals Day at Lochaline Mine was a great success. (With fabulous weather!)

Here are some pictures of the event.

Article in the Oban Times about the event.

NEW!

Lochaline Quartz Sand Ltd. is proud to take part in the European Minerals Day (EMD) on the 21st of September 2017. It is the first time that LQS will be making a contribution to EMD and we are delighted that it coincides with our 5 year anniversary. For more information, please have a look here.

17th of July 2017

During the Morvern Games and Gala Week some members of the public were given a tour of the plant and a short underground trip. With many thanks to Miles Welsh for this brilliant picture (it is a real challenge to photograph underground).

22 June 2017

Three employees of LQS went on a study trip to Tara Mines in Navan, co. Meath in Ireland.


29 May 2017: a little video about the latest investments.

23 May 2017

Article in today's Press & Journal

12 December 2016

Some pictures from the Christmas Mine Tour that took place on Friday the 9th of December. Many thanks to Rhonda Newsham and Emily Rosier for the pictures.

23 November 2016

We are very grateful to the department of Natural Sciences of the National Museums in Scotland (Edinburgh) who very kindly e-mailed us this picture of a fossil that was found in the late forties in Lochaline Mine. This fossil of a species of the starfish genus Calliderma was sold to the museum in 1955.

10 November 2016

Christmas Special: Mine tour - Friday 9th of December 4.30pm

By popular demand, LQS will open its doors for the public once again as a Christmas Special. The tour will include a short underground visit on foot and a visit to the plant. Maximum 15 people, so booking is essential (by e-mail vwalraven@min-ind.it  (preferred) or phone 01967 421324). We will use a first come, first served system, so the quicker you book, the better.
All visitors need to be reasonably fit as the road into the mine is fairly steep. Before entering the mine a risk assessment will need to be signed by all visitors. Minimum age for this tour: 10. All under 16s will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

August 2016 - Plant improvements

Manager Diego Zurolo and project manager Daniele Trogolo Got proudly pose in front of our new spirals, which were installed earlier this year. The natural iron content of Lochaline Silica Sand is low, but these spirals (which just use water and gravity) make the iron content even lower.


Picture by Lilia Dobrokhodova.

Mine tour 18 July 2016

During the Morvern Games and Gala Week 15 Members of the public were given a tour of the plant and a short trip underground. Here are a couple of pictures of the event.

With many thanks to Alasdair Kelly for these pictures.

Mine tour - Monday 18th of July 5pm

Especially for the Morvern Games and Gala Week 2016 LQS will open its doors for the public for a one off event, which will include a short underground visit on foot. Maximum 15 people, so booking is essential (by phone 01967 421324 or e-mail vwalraven@min-ind.it).
All visitors need to be reasonably fit as the road into the mine is fairly steep. Before entering the mine a risk assessment will need to be signed by all visitors. Minimum age for this tour: 10. All under 16s will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Tuesday 31 May 2016 the Board of Directors had a meeting on site and a BBQ with the whole team afterwards.