Billing Hills Mine, Eastgate, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||54° 44' 2'' North , 2° 5' 1'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||54.7341446644, -2.08387103416|
|UK National Grid Reference:||NY946377|
Old mine on the Slitt Vein, south of the River Wear. If the Grid ref. quoted in Dunham is correct, the mine has now been obliterated by the Blue Circle cement works quarry.
"Billing Hills is a very imprecise location. It is an area to the east and south of what was the crushing plant at the Blue Circle cement works. It is crossed by the Slitt Vein which was worked opencast and also from levels driven from the fell side below. In addition there are several small un-named veins in the area, as well as the famous green fluorite area in the main quarry."
2 valid minerals.
This information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This data will improve over time as more accurate maps and data sets are added.
|Permian - Carboniferous252.17 - 358.9 Ma||Carboniferous-Permian sedimentary rocks|
|Bashkirian - Visean315.2 - 346.7 Ma||Yoredale Group|
References for regional geology:
Data provided by Macrostrat.org
Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.
British Geological Survey. DiGMapGB-625. British Geological Survey ©NERC.