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Nentsberry Haggs Mine, Alston Moor, Eden, Cumbria, England, UKi
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Nentsberry Haggs MineMine
Alston MoorCivil Parish
EdenDistrict
CumbriaCounty
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
54° 47' 57'' North , 2° 21' 50'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
UK National Grid Reference:
NY766450
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Alston1,105 (2018)4.9km
Allendale Town709 (2017)12.9km
Haltwhistle3,791 (2017)20.0km
Haydon Bridge1,557 (2017)20.9km
Culgaith391 (2018)22.4km


Grid reference is GPS confirmed.
Gated portal on the north side of Nenthead - Alston road 150 yards west of Nentsberry Bridge. The level is now collapsed and the Cumbrian workings are only accessible via Brownley Hill Mine. Many of the veins worked from this level are over the county border in Northumberland and some of these can be accessed by Wellhope shaft.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
British IslesGroup of Islands
The Pennines, England, UKRange of Mountains and Hills
North Pennines Area, England, UKArea of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Northern Pennine Orefield, England, UKOre Field
Alston Moor District, Cumbria, England, UKMining District

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


17 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Alstonite
Formula: BaCa(CO3)2
Description: Pseudomorphs after alstonite of barite and calcite are common on Second Sun Vein along with rare unaltered material. Very good crystals in association with witherite found on Cox Vein by Sir Arthur Russell. Specimen in British Museum.
Reference: BMS Database
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: No reference listed
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: No reference listed
Barytocalcite
Formula: BaCa(CO3)2
Reference: No reference listed
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: No reference listed
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Galena
Formula: PbS
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Bridges TF and Young BY. Supergene Minerals of the Northern Pennine Orefield - A Review. Journal of the Russell Soc. 7(1), 3-14(1998)
Harmotome
Formula: (Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Reference: Young b and Bridges T F. 1984. Harmotome from Northumberland. Trans. Nat. Hist. Soc. Northumbria, Vol 52, 24-26.
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: No reference listed
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Schulenbergite
Formula: (Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
Reference: [UKJMM 18:15]
Serpierite
Formula: Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: [UKJMM 18:15]
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Description: One of the minerals mined, some particularly good specimens have been collected from the Admiralty Concession on Second Sun Vein.
Reference: No reference listed
Witherite
Formula: BaCO3
Reference: BMS Database

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Alstonite5.AB.35BaCa(CO3)2
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Barytocalcite5.AB.45BaCa(CO3)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Witherite5.AB.15BaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Melanterite7.CB.35Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Schulenbergite7.DD.80(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
Serpierite7.DD.30Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Harmotome9.GC.10(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Witherite14.1.3.2BaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Alstonite14.2.5.1BaCa(CO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Barytocalcite14.2.6.1BaCa(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Melanterite29.6.10.1Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq·xH2O, where m:p > 6:1
Schulenbergite31.1.6.1(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Serpierite31.6.2.1Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Harmotome77.1.3.5(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
H Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
H MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
CCarbon
C AlstoniteBaCa(CO3)2
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C BarytocalciteBaCa(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C WitheriteBaCO3
OOxygen
O AlstoniteBaCa(CO3)2
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O BarytocalciteBaCa(CO3)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O WitheriteBaCO3
O SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
O Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
SSulfur
S SphaleriteZnS
S BaryteBaSO4
S PyriteFeS2
S SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
S Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
KPotassium
K Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
CaCalcium
Ca AlstoniteBaCa(CO3)2
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca BarytocalciteBaCa(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
FeIron
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
CuCopper
Cu SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Zn Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
BaBarium
Ba AlstoniteBaCa(CO3)2
Ba BarytocalciteBaCa(CO3)2
Ba BaryteBaSO4
Ba WitheriteBaCO3
Ba Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Late Carboniferous
298.9 - 323.2 Ma



ID: 3160982
Late Carboniferous sandstone

Age: Pennsylvanian (298.9 - 323.2 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor{siltstone,mudstone}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Bashkirian - Visean
315.2 - 346.7 Ma



ID: 2031508
Yoredale Group

Age: Carboniferous (315.2 - 346.7 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Yoredale Group

Lithology: Limestone with subordinate sandstone and argillaceous rocks

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

Early Carboniferous
323.2 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3186080
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 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. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Bridges, T.F. and Green, D.I (2008) Baryte formation in supergene environments in the Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria. Journal of the Russell Society, vol. 11, 48-50.


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