Parkhouse Mine, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, Cumbria, England, UK
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||54° 30' 6'' North , 3° 33' 2'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||54.50172,-3.55059|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
|Other/historical region names associated with this locality:||North and Western Region; Cumberland|
Mining started at Parkhouse in 1890 when Charles Cammell & Co. sank No 1 Pit to a depth of 700 feet: it was not very successful and No 2 Pit was sunk around 1901.
The mine was taken over in 1909 by the Workington Iron & Steel Company. It was connected to Sir John Pit and the other pits on Bigrigg Moor.
The location marker is placed at the site of No 1 Pit. No 2 Pit was approximately .2 miles to the NNE but has been reclaimed.
1 valid mineral.
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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201.3 - 252.17 Ma
|Triassic Rocks (Undifferentiated)|
201.3 - 252.17 Ma
|Mesozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Triassic (201.3 - 252.17 Ma)
Lithology: Sedimentary rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. 
298.9 - 323.2 Ma
|Late Carboniferous claystone|