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East Blackcraig Mine Canmore

During the 18th century, there was a lead mine at Blackcraig, one of the many in the parish of Minnigaff. The mine has now gone, but in Kirroughtree Forest you can still find the remains of a lade. This was a man-made water channel, which powered the operations at Blackcraig. The first discovery of lead in the parish of Minnigaff happened by

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Blackcraig Canmore

During the 18th century, there was a lead mine at Blackcraig, one of the many in the parish of Minnigaff. The mine has now gone, but in Kirroughtree Forest you can still find the remains of a lade. This was a man-made water channel, which powered the operations at Blackcraig. The first discovery of lead in the parish of Minnigaff happened by

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Mines Rescue

In the mid 19th century, mining began again, this time for lead and zinc. It finally went out of use during World War I. East and West Blackcraig Mines: largest and most extensively worked mines in the county. The main workings run along the crest of Blackcraig ridge for about one mile. No levels, shafts only. Main shaft is at NX 448 646.

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Blackcraig West Lead Mine information and photos

Information, photographs and plans for Blackcraig West Lead Mine on the mine exploration web site aditnow.co.uk. Blackcraig West Lead Mine belongs to the South West Scotland region. See more: All lead mines in United Kingdom (NX)

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Scotland, Creetown Lead Mining and Shot Mill

From 1853, a revival in lead prices brought about the re-opening of the Blackcraig mines for mining both lead ore and zinc ore. Figures from then until 1880 show bursts in production, with periods of low yield, or even (1861-1865) barely twenty tons of ore in a year.

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Blackcraig Wood Scottish Wildlife Trust Scotland's

Blackcraig Wood is a rich woodland of oak, birch, ash and wych elm clinging to a sea cliff. Buzzards soar overhead and the oak canopy supports the elusive purple hairstreak butterfly. In spring, bluebells, ivy and great wood-rush carpet the ground beneath hazel, rowan, holly and hawthorn.

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Blackcraig Canmore

During the 18th century, there was a lead mine at Blackcraig, one of the many in the parish of Minnigaff. The mine has now gone, but in Kirroughtree Forest you can still find the remains of a lade. This was a man-made water channel, which powered the operations at Blackcraig. The first discovery of lead in the parish of Minnigaff happened by

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Mines Rescue

In the mid 19th century, mining began again, this time for lead and zinc. It finally went out of use during World War I. East and West Blackcraig Mines: largest and most extensively worked mines in the county. The main workings run along the crest of Blackcraig ridge for about one mile. No levels, shafts only. Main shaft is at NX 448 646.

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Blackcraig West Lead Mine information and photos

Information, photographs and plans for Blackcraig West Lead Mine on the mine exploration web site aditnow.co.uk. Blackcraig West Lead Mine belongs to the South West Scotland region. See more: All lead mines in United Kingdom (NX)

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Blackcraig Wood Scottish Wildlife Trust Scotland's

Blackcraig Wood is a rich woodland of oak, birch, ash and wych elm clinging to a sea cliff. Buzzards soar overhead and the oak canopy supports the elusive purple hairstreak butterfly. In spring, bluebells, ivy and great wood-rush carpet the ground beneath hazel, rowan, holly and hawthorn.

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THE NON-FERROUS METAL MINES OF SOUTH-WEST

Lead and copper mining continued at intervals from this time onward until about 1920., reaching a peak of activity between 1850 and 1860. Zinc mining has never been developed to any extent, though some zinc ore has been produced from time to time from the lead mines, and zinc ore is known to occur in some quantity in some of the veins.

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The Glebe Blog: Pics from Blackcraig and Kirkandrews-an

Sep 17, 2011· Pics from Blackcraig and Kirkandrews-an unsettled week of weather A steep drop into one of Blackcraig's old Lead Mine Shafts. Corseyard is unique in SW Scotland as a model dairy unit of the early 20th century and also for its architectural merit and quality of its finishings. (Historic Scotland)

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Scran ::: Cottages at Blackcraig Mine

Scran is a UK charity with a learning image service: 500,000 images, clip art, movies and sounds from museums, galleries, archives and the media; thousands of learning packs; and web tools to create, design, assemble and distribute.

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The Mines of Scotland: A Bibliography arbarama

Mining Magazine November 1989 p 353 et seq, there is the comment: Lead mining at Tyndrum began in the mid-eighteenth century and continued intermittently until 1858 by which time several thousand tonnes of lead ore had been recovered at grades believed to be of the order of 5-10% Pb. The veins had been mined through a vertical interval of 230 m

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Lead Mining Scottish Mining Website

Lead-mining in the vale of Glengonner Water is heard of as long ago as 1239, and possibly was carried on in the time of the Roman domination. The Romans, at all events, had several camps in the neighbourhood, and led two of their military roads to a junction within the parish; and, as they certainly worked lead-mines somewhere in Great Britain

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List of lead mines in the United Kingdom

Bentyfield Level (Bentyfield Low Level, Or London Lead Company's Horse Level) Lead Mine United Kingdom / NY 2 albums / 9 photos / 0 photo votes / 1 documents / 1 notes Last modified

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Hemimorphite from Blackcraig Mine (East Blackcraig Mine

63.6km (39.5 miles) ⓘ New Glencrieff Mine (Wanlockhead Mine; East and West branch of New Glencrieff Vein), Wanlockhead, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UK 63.7km (39.6 miles) ⓘ Waygate Shaft (Straitstep Vein), Wanlockhead, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UK 63.8km (39.6 miles) ⓘ Meadowfoot Mine, Wanlockhead, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UK 63.8km (39.7 miles)

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Where is Blackcraig Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland United

Blackcraig is located in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland in Scotland, UK. The satellite coordinates of Blackcraig are: latitude 55°6'16"N and longitude 4°0'53"W There are 772 places (city, towns, hamlets ) within a radius of 100 kilometers / 62 miles from the center of Blackcraig,the nearest place in the area is Corsock, Scotland.

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Metalliferous mineralization, Southwest Scotland Earthwise

Of this production, more than half the lead, almost all of the zinc and a proportion of the copper were recovered from the Blackcraig mines (14), some 5 km from the SW margin of the Cairnsmore of Fleet granodiorite pluton. Little can now be seen of this deposit, the most important in southwest Scotland, and the extensive dumps are mainly

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Metalliferous and associated minerals resources, Southern

The Blackcraig–Cairnsmore mines were operated intermittently between 1743 and 1882 with some very limited activity in the early 1920s. The most productive phase was between 1853 and 1881 when the Blackcraig mines are reported to have produced 3820 tons of lead, 1668 tons of zincblende (sphalerite) and 28 tons of copper.

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