slag heaps

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  • slag heap — noun A small hill of coalmining waste • • • Main Entry: ↑slag * * * slag heap UK US noun [countable] [singular slag heap plural slag heaps …   Useful english dictionary

  • slag heap — slag heaps also slagheap N COUNT A slag heap is a hill made from waste material, such as rock and mud, left over from mining. [mainly BRIT] …   English dictionary

  • Slag heap — A slag heap (also called bing, Boney piles, culm, waste coal, Terekons (Russian), gob piles, or slate dumps) is a pile built of accumulated tailings, which are by products of mining. These waste materials are mostly composed of shale, as well as… …   Wikipedia

  • slag heap — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms slag heap : singular slag heap plural slag heaps a large pile of waste produced after coal or a metal has been taken out of the earth and processed …   English dictionary

  • The Burgies — (or Burgy Bank) are a set of two slag heaps located in the Islands Brow area of St Helens. The two are divided by Islands Brow road and are bordered on the west side by the rail line connecting Liverpool Lime Street with Wigan North Western. They …   Wikipedia

  • Wigan Pier — is the name given today to the area around the canal at the bottom of the Wigan flight of locks on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. [http://www.penninewaterways.co.uk/ll/wiganpier.htm Wigan Pier Leeds and Liverpool Canal ] ] It is a popular… …   Wikipedia

  • Deep Navigation Colliery — The entrance to the former Deep Navigation Colliery, Treharris, in July 1984 Deep Navigation Colliery was a coal mine in South Wales, that operated from 1872 until 1991. Located next to the co developed village of Treharris in the borough of …   Wikipedia

  • History of Swansea — Swansea (Welsh: Abertawe ) is a city and local government area in south Wales. The history of Swansea includes a continuous period of human occupation stretching back one thousand years, and there is evidence for consistent occupation of the… …   Wikipedia

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  • Merthyr Tydfil — /merr theuhr tid vil/; Welsh /merdd thirdd tud vil/ 1. an administrative district in Mid Glamorgan, in S Wales. 61,500; 43 sq. mi. (113 sq. km). 2. a city in this district. 55,215. * * * ▪ Wales, United Kingdom also spelled  Merthyr Tudful … …   Universalium

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