Clearwell Caves - Ancient Iron Mines


Working mining museum still producing natural, iron-based pigments (ochre): yellow, red, purple and brown colours. Mined on a small scale by free miners. Suitable for artists or home decorators using natural finishes such as lime wash, distempters, washes etc. Beautiful colours. Also, nine large caverns with mining displays, cafe, shop, picnic area, open to the public daily.


Tel: +44 (0) 1594 832 535


Royal Forest of Dean, Coleford, Gloucestershire GL16 8JR
United Kingdom

Key Words

pigment, paint, ochre, visitor attraction

Creation Date: 
Monday, 1 February, 2016 - 17:43
Last Updated: 
Monday, 1 February, 2016 - 17:43

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