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Woodend Mine, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK

Calcite
Woodend Mine, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, North and Western Region, Cumbria, England, UK

Photo: Dan & Diana Weinrich Minerals
UK Grid Reference: NY008127
Latitude: 54°29'59"N
Longitude: 3°31'55"W
Woodend is a hamlet just to the east of Bigrigg. The Woodend Mine, one of the first large scale iron mines in Cumbria, worked from about 1840 and closed at the end of 1931.

Pyrite on calcite is not that uncommon from Woodend, but is much rarer from other iron mines in the area.

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Calcite
Hematite
Pyrite


3 entries listed. 3 valid minerals.

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