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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 749
 Date Entered 25/08/2013
 Updated on 26/08/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Mining Related
 Record Type Mining
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 23/08/2013
 Location Moor House National Nature Reserve. Rough Sike.
 Civil Parish Forest and Frith
 Brit. National Grid NY 756 328
 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.
 Record Name Netherhearth lead vein complex and bale at Rough Sike, Moor House.
 Record Description Lead vein 450mm wide clearly visible as very dark brown igneous dike which contrasts with the grey limestone (the Tyne Bottom Limestone) where the vein crosses the bed of Rough Sike. One of two similar vein exposures here. This lead vein has been worked on the eastern side of the stream where lead slag marks the site of a probable Lead Bale. This records a rare instance of an unworked lead vein visible in the stream bed of Rough Sike.
 Additional Notes The minerals present include purple fluorite, quartz, calcite, galena and sphalerite (zinc blende. The extensive surface workings and numerous lead bales on this vein complex will be the subject of a separate record. Further photographic details of the mining remains in this area are recorded as SWAAG Record No 750.
 Image 1 ID 4661         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Lead vein 450mm wide clearly visible as very dark brown igneous dike which contrasts with the grey limestone where the vein crosses the bed of Rough Sike.
 Image 2 ID 4662         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Lead vein 450mm wide clearly visible as very dark brown igneous dike which contrasts with the grey limestone where the vein crosses the bed of Rough Sike.
 Image 3 ID 4663         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Lead vein 450mm wide clearly visible as very dark brown igneous dike which contrasts with the grey limestone where the vein crosses the bed of Rough Sike.
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