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Vieille Montagne Co

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Societe des Mines et Fonderies de Zinc de la Vieille Montagne company of Angleur, Belgium, or ‘VM’ for short.

In 1896 they established a mine an processing plant in the small remote village of Nenthead in the Pennine hills of Cumbria.

1949 VM sold its mineral leases, plant and equipment and left.

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