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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 918
 Date Entered 26/02/2016
 Updated on 26/02/2016
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Mining Related
 Record Type Mining
 Record Date 19/02/2016
 Location The Kining Lead Mine Level
 Civil Parish Melbecks
 Brit. National Grid SD 956 993
 Altitude 500m
 Geology The Main Limestone and Ten Fathom Grit on the NE edge of Gunnerside Gill.
 Record Name The Kining Lead Mine Level spoil heaps, dressed ore dumps and bouse teams
 Record Description The Kining Lead Mine Level and shafts (now filled in) driven on to the Kining Vein. The Kining Vein is one of three SSE trending branches of the Barbara Vein which crosses Gunnerside Gill. The British Geological Survey Memoir (Dunham and Wilson 1985) briefly mentions the Kining Level (p.128 and Figures 25 and 26) and concludes that 'the dumps give the impression that neither this vein nor ite SSE branch, known as the Kining Vein, entered from the Kining Level above Gunnerside Village, were very well mineralised; calcite being the principal mineral associated with galena.' This seems surprising in the light of the very substantial spoil heaps and dumps of dressed vein material, see photos.
 Dimensions See photographs.
 Image 1 ID 6690         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Approach to the Kining Lead Mine from High Scar
 Image 2 ID 6691         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The extensive range of bingsteads and dressing floors bely the statement that the Kining Vein was poorly mineralised
 Image 3 ID 6692         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Mine Shop and portal to the Kining Level
 Image 4 ID 6693         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description The Kining Level has collapsed a few metres from the portal
 Image 5 ID 6694         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description The spoil dumps from above the portal
 Image 6 ID 6695         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description The spoil dumps and an earlier shaft mound.
 Image 7 ID 6696         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Dressing floors, settling ponds,dam walls etc
 Image 8 ID 6697         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Spoil heaps from the top of the bouse team
 Image 9 ID 6698         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Calcite on the dressing floor
 Image 10 ID 6699         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description Bing steads and dressing floors.
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