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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 783
 Date Entered 04/03/2014
 Updated on 04/03/2014
 Recorded by Alan and Judith Mills
 Category Mining Related
 Record Type Mining
 Site Access Army Range
 Record Date 03/03/2014
 Location Stainton Moor
 Civil Parish Stainton
 Brit. National Grid SE 08890 95568
 Altitude 308m
 Record Name Mines on Stainton Moor
 Record Description Two levels on Stainton Moor are noted below.

Wyvill's Level (SE 09384 95803 285m)

The level, which has collapsed, has a long ca. 50m trench to the portal - this is perhaps the result of earlier opencast working. (see photos 1 & 2). It is possible that the apparent collapse is in fact a continuation of this earlier working and that the level goes underneath. Only about one foot of the top of the arch is evident. The absence of galena in the tips indicates that the level did not reach the vein (1). (Note that Wyville Level is also referred to in record 780 but is repeated here for completeness).

Dagget's Level (SE 08890 95568 308m)

Photo 3 shows the portal and photo 4 the spoil tips. The spoil tips are not very large suggesting that the mine itself was not very large, although the presence of galena indicates that the level did reach the vein (1).

Dunham & Wilson (1) suggest that these workings are the eastern-most of those related to the Great Stork Vein and associated strings.

(1) British Geological Survey, "The Geology of the Northern Pennine Orefield" Vol 2, p180, 1985

Images 1-3 by Alan Mills, image 4 by Doug Waugh
 Image 1 ID 5138         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Wyvill's Level portal
 Image 2 ID 5139         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Wyvill's Level: the trench leading to the portal
 Image 3 ID 5161         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Dagget's Level portal
 Image 4 ID 5162         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Tips at Dagget's Level
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