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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 705
 Date Entered 24/03/2013
 Updated on 24/03/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Geological Record
 Record Type Geological HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 01/01/2005
 Location The Copperthwaite Vein
 Civil Parish Marrick
 Brit. National Grid NZ 055 001
 Altitude 425m
 Geology Lead mining ground on the Copperthwaite Vein in The Richmond Cherts.
 Record Name Calcite fragment from spoil heap.
 Record Description This calcite fragment which had been dug out by a mineral collector from the spoil heaps on Copperthwaite Allotment then broken and discarded, shows the dimpled surface from its original formation as being deposited from lime rich ground water to form the lining to a void in the limestone. Calcite, CaCO3, is the main constituent of limestone.
 Dimensions See photos
 Image 1 ID 4268         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 2 ID 4269         Click image to enlarge
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