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The constitution of the Palencian - Leonese Mining Society

References exist that indicate that in the decade of 1830 some mining activity was done by a British company in the valley of Sabero, and a few years later, between 1841 and 1847, the installation of the first blast furnaces in the Spanish church took place, near the shrine of Saint Blas. "By 1841 the palencian Miguel Iglesias Botias was awarded three coal mines (Sabero 1, 2 and 5) and formed the Palencian Mining Society, its objective would be the exploitation of the coal mines and the manufacturing of steel from the minerals of the "Imponderable" mine. In 1845, with insufficient capital, it was extended, while changing its name to the Palencian - Leonese Mines.

 

At the same time, Santiago Alonso Cordero a capitalist from Madrid and his friend Casiano de Prado, an important figure of Spanish culture from the 19th century, participated in the society. The Palencian Mining Society started its works around 1841 with an initial mining of coal. In 1847 it started to make steel in a coal blast furnace, and in 1860 a second was inaugurated, its production was consistent and was maintained until the definitive closure of the factory of Saint Blas in 1862. The stoppage of the furnaces also meant the practical abandonment of the steel and coal mines, whose period of major activity was during the decade of 1850 to 1860 (Quirós, 1971).

 

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Mine Sucesiva

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Mine of Iron

"La Imponderable"

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Ferreries in

the nineteenth century