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Viewing website implies consent to set cookies on your computer. Full details Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group
Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 893
 Date Entered 09/09/2015
 Updated on 09/09/2015
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Mining Related
 Record Type Mining
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 08/09/2015
 Location Cliff Beck Pastures below Muker Common
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid 
 Altitude 400m
 Geology Glacial till and loess over faulted and mineralised strata below the Underset Limestone.
 Record Name Large lead bale overlain by mine spoil tip from level associated with the Providence Hush System
 Record Description Lead Bale with much slag and burnt barytes forming vegetation free area over-lain by the spoil tip arising from an isolated Lead Mine Adit and Level. This Lead Bale, Mine and Hush is located on the lower slope above the south bank of Cliff Beck some 300m to the South-West of the Providence Lead Mine Hush and is probably related to the same lead vein complex.
 Dimensions See photos
 Additional Notes Note the slumped depressions of the hill slope above the adit (Photo 1) which mark the line of the collapsed line of the level into the hill
 Image 1 ID 6458         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The adit to the level above the Bale with Mike, Hugh, Ric and John. Note the slumping marking collapse of the level tunnel.
 Image 2 ID 6455         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The lead bale is directly below the spoil tip.
 Image 3 ID 6456         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Lead slag and burnt barytese mark the presence of a bale overlain by the spoil tip.
 Image 4 ID 6454         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description The lead mine and bale site photographed from the Buttertubs road
 Image 5 ID 6457         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description A rosette of Scurvy Grass (Cochlearia officinalis), a metalophyte (heavy metal tolerant plant) associated with heavy metal (lead) contaminated areas
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