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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***** 515
 Date Entered 06/05/2012
 Updated on 07/05/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Geological Record
 Record Type Northern Britain
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 30/04/2012
 Location Caldbeck Fells. The Lake District.
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid NY 490 320
 Geology Skiddaw granite in the bed of the River Caldew, gabbro igneous intrusion on Carrock Fell. For a detailed description of the geology and mineralisation of the Caldbeck Fells and of the Caldbeck Mine in particular, seeCooper, M.P. and Stanley, C.J.1990. 'Minerals of the English Lake District. Caldbeck Fells. Natural History Publications. London. ISBN 0-565-01102-2
 Record Name SWAAG in Eden Part Seven: The River Caldew and the Caldbeck Mine.
 Record Description This is a short photographic record of the SWAAG Away Day visit to the Caldew Valley (Mosedale) and to the remains of the once productive Calbeck Mine. This is an area world famous for its geology and complex mineralisation. In addition to the images available on line and in the literature, a visit to the marvellous small museum in the Main Street at Cockermouth to see the minerals won from the Lake District mines displayed is highly recommended. Restricted to the lower slopes by a dire weather forecast, we were all impressed by the wild beauty of the juniper clad slopes and the black rocks of Carrock Fell, by the waterfalls of the River Caldew and by the distant views towards Skiddaw House.
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