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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 746
 Date Entered 20/08/2013
 Updated on 20/08/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Mining Related
 Record Type Mining
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 18/08/2013
 Location High Dukerdale, Winton Parish. Westmoreland
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid NY 81346 05332
 Altitude 518m
 Geology Open cast lead workings with shaft mounds on the outcrop of faulted Main Limestone.
 Record Name High Dukerdale Scars, eastern side..Open cast lead working, shaft mounds and associated lead bale.
 Record Description This lead mine is not identified on 1:25000 OS Map Sheet OL18. The open cast lead mine is visible as a prominent 'hush' or rock cut trench at the upper edge of the sheer limestone cliff or scar which forms the eastern side of High Dukerdale. At the top of the open cast hush are three shaft mounds. Various strings leading from the hush have been worked from the surface. Most significantly, a circular erosion patch on the southern edge of the 'hush' has fragments of galena lead ore and a small amount of yellow lead slag usually detected as 'splashes' on small fragments of limestone (see photo **). The presence of the slag denotes smelting and the existence of a bale directly associated with the lead mine here. A careful search revealed the existence of a level driven into the side of the gill directly below the open cast hush. The spoil heap below the hush can be seen on the attached photos. The lead vein is just one of a series of faults, all of which except this 'hush' are not mineralised, visible in the the face of the Main Limestone Scar at the top edge of High Dukerdale.
 Dimensions See photofile
 Image 1 ID 4641         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The High Dukerdale Lead Mine from the South West. Hush and bale visible.
 Image 2 ID 4642         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The High Dukerdale Lead Mine from the South West. Open cast hush in face of the cliff.
 Image 3 ID 4652         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Open cast hush.
 Image 4 ID 4653         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description The uppermost of three shaft mounds
 Image 5 ID 4645         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description High Dukerdale Head from the open cast Hush.
 Image 6 ID 4646         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Lead Bale
 Image 7 ID 4647         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Galena.
 Image 8 ID 4648         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Galena and slag
 Image 9 ID 4649         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Shaft mounds above the open cast hush.
 
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