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Snaisgill Mine, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Teesdale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 54° 38' 10'' North , 2° 4' 38'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 54.63618,-2.07747
UK National Grid Reference:NY950268
Other regions containing this locality:The Pennines, England, UK


Smaller mine of the London Lead Company in the Middleton area. Records show only 53 tons of lead concentrates between 1877 and 1894, but it was also worked for barytes, yielding 1808 tons and ironstone producing 1639 tons from 1882-1883.
The mine worked Holm Head Vein and High Dyke Vein, along with flats associated with the latter.
Also considered part of this mine was the adit known as Deputation Level (NY94722607)which was driven in the shale above the Three Yard Limestone. No veins proved productive at this horizon.

Mineral List


4 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated 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 does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Bashkirian - Visean
315.2 - 346.7 Ma
Yoredale Group

Age: Carboniferous (315.2 - 346.7 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Yoredale Group

Lithology: Limestone, sandstone, siltstone and mudstone

Reference: British Geological Survey. DiGMapGB-625. British Geological Survey ©NERC. [23]

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