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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 954
 Date Entered 06/10/2016
 Updated on 06/10/2016
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Mining Related
 Record Type Mining
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 29/09/2016
 Location Arkengarthdale, Little Windegg
 Civil Parish Arkengarthdale
 Brit. National Grid NZ 0092 0490
 Altitude 480m
 Geology The Main Limestone
 Record Name Lead mine and spoil heap at Little Windegg Scar.
 Record Description The neat spoil heap of this small lead mine is located below Little Windegg Scar and just 20m north of the Lead Bale site recorded on the previous record. The entrance to this level is very narrow and is now blocked with rubble. The narrow entrance is an indication that this level is of an early date and may have been a trial on the line of a vein visible in the face of the Scar.
 Dimensions See photos
 Additional Notes The lead mine probably post dates the lead bale by several centuries. The source of the lead ore smelted at the bale was probably the shallow scrins or surface pits visible on the slopes above and to the SE of Little Windegg Scar.
 Image 1 ID 6982         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Lead mine spoil heap below Little Windegg Scar
 Image 2 ID 6983         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Lead mine spoil heap below Little Windegg Scar
 Image 3 ID 6984         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description The very narrow entrance to the level is blocked with rubble.
 Image 4 ID 6985         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description The very narrow entrance to the level is blocked with rubble.
 Image 5 ID 6978         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Little Windegg. The lead bale, lead mine spoil heap and entrance to the lead mine. Seen from below.
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