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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 952
 Date Entered 26/09/2016
 Updated on 27/09/2016
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Mining Related
 Record Type Mining
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 24/09/2016
 Location Arkengarthdale, Booze Moor. North Rake Hush.
 Civil Parish Arkengarthdale
 Brit. National Grid NZ 0135 0320
 Altitude 430-450m
 Geology Open cast mined lead vein in Richmond chert strata over The Main Limestone.
 Record Name A visit to the head of the impressive North Rake Hush Lead Mine
 Record Description This record is intended to provide a photographic introduction to the present appearance of the upper section of North Rake Hush Open Cast Lead Mine. In addition to the lead mine remains, the fossil and botanical interest at this location will be indicated.
 Dimensions See photographs
 Image 1 ID 6966         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The head of the North Rake Flush
 Image 2 ID 6952         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Isolated lead mine shafts above the head of the flush.
 Image 3 ID 6953         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Lead mine shafts of differing appearance provide evidence for surface lead mining over many centuries.
 Image 4 ID 6961         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Galena, lead sulphide,mineral from the spoil heaps. This specimen shows the cubic form of individual Galena crystals isolated within a matrix of Barytes.
 Image 5 ID 6956         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description North Rake Hush, Upper section.
 Image 6 ID 6957         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description North Rake Hush, Upper section. Fell End in distance.
 Image 7 ID 6958         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Chert strata at head of the Flush.
 Image 8 ID 6959         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Solitary old multi stem elder on cliff at edge of the North Rake Flush. Note the white fragments of branches torn off by the wind from this old bush in the scree below.
 Image 9 ID 6954         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Calcite mineral in the upcast of one of the shaft mines.
 Image 10 ID 6962         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description View to the head of the North Rake Flush.
 Image 11 ID 6970
 Image 11 Description Fragmentary masses of the colonial coral Syringopora sp. are present on blocks in the scree derived from chert strata at the edge of the hush.
 Image 12 ID 6967
 Image 12 Description A large colony of Parsley Fern, Cryptogama crispa, thrives in scree. This fern is common in scree in the Lake District and is present in Upper Teesdale. Parsley fern is very rare elsewhere in the NE Pennine Dales.
 Image 13 ID 6968
 Image 13 Description Parsley Fern in scree detail
 Image 14 ID 6969
 Image 14 Description Parsley Fern in scree detail
 Image 15 ID 6971
 Image 15 Description Detail of a large block in scree with the colonial coral Syringopora sp. and a fine example of one of the Hawkweeds ,Hieraceum agg., in flower
 Image 16 ID 6972
 Image 16 Description Scaly Male Fern, Dryopteris borreri, in scree with Parsley Fern.
 Image 17 ID 6973
 Image 17 Description A fine example of the art of the dry stone wall. Enclosure at North Rake Hush.
 Image 18 ID 6974
 Image 18 Description Detail of this wall.
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