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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 274
 Date Entered 08/09/2011
 Updated on 13/02/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Mining Related
 Record Type Mining
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 Site Type 
 Site Name 
 Site Description 
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 23/08/2011
 Location Wetshaw Bottom
 Civil Parish Arkengarthdale
 Brit. National Grid NY 981 024
 Altitude 495m
 Geology Lead dressing floor.
 Record Name Wetshaw Bottom. Allis Chalmers Type, double log or trough ore washer, remains of.
 Record Description The surviving remains of a twin log ore washer/seperator. Motor missing. For a detailed description of this ore washing equipment which initially seperates ore from gangue waste rock and cleans preparatory to further procesing, see Truscott, S.J.1923. 'A text book of ore dressing.' pp 14,15 and Figure 1 and 2 attached.
 Dimensions See photos.
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 Tree Site ID 0
 Associated Site SWAAG ID 0
 Additional Notes This fine example of a double log washer/seperator unit was brought to its current location in 1966 in order to process the spoil heaps for baryte. However, the spoil heaps were found not to contain economic quantities of baryte and the washer was abandonned. The log washer was photographed during a walk to Healaugh Crag via Stodarts Hush. These washers were highly efficient, requiring little power and capable of processing 25- 100 tons of ore an hour.
 Image 1 ID 1005         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Wetshaw Bottom from Healaugh Crag.
 Image 2 ID 1006         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Double log washer unit. Motor missing.
 Image 3 ID 1007         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Double log washer unit. Detail.
 Image 4 ID 1008         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Truscott, S.J. 1923. 'A text book of ore dressing.' pp14,15 and Figs 1 & 2
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