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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 750
 Date Entered 26/08/2013
 Updated on 26/08/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Mining Related
 Record Type Mining
 Site Access Not known
 Record Date 22/08/2013
 Location Moor House National Nature Reserve
 Civil Parish Forest and Frith
 Brit. National Grid NY 755 327
 Altitude 550m
 Geology 'Netherhearth Veins: Around the headquarters at Moor House, a complex of intersecting E-W,NNW and ENE Veins were worked from shallow shafts, open cuts and adits.' Source: The Geology of Moor House.' Monographs of the Nature Conservancy No 2,page 101. The lead veins are worked in the Lower Tyne Bottom Limestone which forms the bed of the Moss Burn here.
 Record Name Netherhearth lead vein complex and bale, Part Two: mining remains and Bales at Moss Beck, Moor House.
 Record Description Early mining remains close to Moss Beck above the confluence with Rough Beck include shallow open cast workings on lead veins, a shaft and several circular patches free of vegetation with lead slag and partly burnt ore which are likely to mark the location of early Bale Smelting Sites.
 Image 1 ID 4664         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Moss Burn. View upstream with shallow lead workings on LH Bank. Dun Fell in distance.The lead veins are worked in the Lower Tyne Bottom Limestone which forms the bed of the Moss Burn here.
 Image 2 ID 4665         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Shaft mound. The vein rock is very dense blue-black rock with yellow fluorite crystals and galena strings.
 Image 3 ID 4673         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Yellow fluorite crystals on vein rock.
 Image 4 ID 4666         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Vein rock with galena string.
 Image 5 ID 4667         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Large Bale smelting area with slag and part burnt lead ore.
 Image 6 ID 4668         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Unburnt vein rock (LH specimen) and burnt slag (RH specimen)
 Image 7 ID 4669         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Lead slag from bale with cavities.
 Image 8 ID 4670         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Detail of the surface of lead bale with Spring sandwort (Minuartia verna)
 Image 9 ID 4671         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Metalophytes on lead bale: Thlaspi alpestre and Cochlearia officinalis
 Image 10 ID 4672         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description Mossy saxifrage (Sax. hypnoides) on shaft mound.
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