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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 955
 Date Entered 07/10/2016
 Updated on 07/10/2016
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Mining Related
 Record Type Mining
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 29/09/2016
 Location Little Windegg, at Scarp Edge close to workings on the White Gang Lead Vein.
 Civil Parish Arkengarthdale
 Brit. National Grid NZ 0105 0445
 Altitude 505m
 Geology Chert strata above the Main Limestone
 Record Name Little Windegg. Two adjacent lead bales on Scarp Edge close to the White Gang Lead Vein
 Record Description Two adjacent lead bales on the edge of the escarpment some 400m SSE of the bale below Little Windegg Scar. These two further bale sites are located within an area of shallow pit 'scrins' which are very early surface lead mining remains. These two bales are located at the northern edge of the extensive area of shallow pit scrins and more recent levels on the White Gang Lead Vein. The second of the two bales is located a few metres to the south, closer to the northern edge of the area of workings on the White Gang Lead Vein.
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 Image 1 ID 6986         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The northern of the two adjacent lead bales at Little Windegg.
 Image 2 ID 6987         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The two bale sites at this location are at the northern edge of the extensive area of workings of different periods on the White Gang Lead Vein
 Image 3 ID 6988         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Burnt stone and creamy splashes of lead silicate
 Image 4 ID 6989         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description The bale site is revealed by erosion of the turf and peat which conceals most of this site.
 Image 5 ID 6990         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Burnt stone and lead silicate splashes at the bale.
 Image 6 ID 6994         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description The more southerly of the two adjacent bales is located at the northern edge of the area of workings on the White Gang Lead Vein.
 Image 7 ID 6991         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description The more southerly of the two bales is located at the northern edge of the area of workings on the White Gang Lead Vein.
 Image 8 ID 6992         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Vitrified slag and a prill of oxidised lead metal.
 Image 9 ID 6993         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Detail of the lead prill found at the bale site.
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