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Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 455
 Date Entered 06/02/2012
 Updated on 07/02/2012
 Recorded by Stephen Eastmead
 Category Mining Related
 Record Type Mining
 Site Access Army Range
 Record Date 06/02/2012
 Location Park Gill Lead mine
 Civil Parish Bellerby
 Brit. National Grid SE 09349 93051
 Altitude 287m
 Geology This mine was part of the Herontree Allotment Strings. The workings were in the Richmond cherts and did not extend down to the 10 Fathom Grit or the Main Limestones. Pg 180 Geology of the Northern Pennine Orefield, Dunham and Wilson.
 Record Name Park Gill Mine Workings
 Record Description There is little information about these workings and what there is gives the impression that they were not very productive. On the ground there is no evidence of lead contamination of the soil. There is one major spoil heap of gang rock and no evidence of ore being dressed.

The major feature appears to be a possible level entrance, the main spoil heap, a continuous cut and the diverted gill. See images and their descriptions. There are also a number of platforms and small shafts.
 Image 1 ID 2247         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Park Gill Map
 Image 2 ID 2248         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Google Earth Image of main areas. 1 = level 2= spoil heap 3 = Cut
 Image 3 ID 2249         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Looking towards where there may have been a level entrance.
 Image 4 ID 2250         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Lookin down from above where the level entrance may have been.
 Image 5 ID 2251         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Spoil heap looking down Park Gill
 Image 6 ID 2253         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Spoil heap
 Image 7 ID 2254         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Lower Park Gill and the lower mine workings
 Image 8 ID 2255         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description 'Open Cut' mine workings
 Image 9 ID 2256         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Diversion of the gill. Right goes to the sink hole
 Image 10 ID 2257         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description Diverted watercourse ends in a sink hole
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