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Deer Hills Baryte Mine, Deer Hills, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UKi
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Deer Hills Baryte Mine, Deer Hills, Caldbeck Fells Mining Region, Cumbria, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 54° 43' 10'' North , 3° 3' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 54.71960,-3.06666
GeoHash:G#: gctz61qut
UK National Grid Reference:NY313366
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Caldbeck311 (2018)3.4km
Bassenthwaite412 (2018)9.4km
Wigton5,831 (2018)13.2km
Bothel483 (2018)13.5km
Greystoke654 (2018)13.7km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:North and Western Region; Cumberland


In 1961, a series of trials were made by McKechnie Bros of Widnes on Deer Hills, the fellside to the west of Potts Gill, and showed promising quantities of baryte in lodes beyond the abandoned west end of Old Potts Gill mine. Cross-cuts were driven [NY 310365; NY 313365; NY 314363 ('Dawson's cross-cut')] and a small amount of ore extracted but the lode was poor and work was soon abandoned.

Regions containing this locality

Caldbeck Fells Mining Region, Cumbria, England, UKMining District
Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
British IslesGroup of Islands
Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England, UKNational Park
Lake District National Park Authority - Caldbeck and Uldale Green Zone, Cumbria, England, UKMineral Collecting Permit Zone

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


17 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Adamite
Formula: Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Habit: globular
Colour: emerald green
Description: Cooper & Stanley (1990): "Very small quantities of a minutely globular emerald green mineral were recently found on the dump from the cross-cut at [NY31303655] associated with agardite-mixite and aurichalcite. The green mineral gave an x-ray powder pattern near to cuprian adamite (M.P. Cooper Collection; det. BM(NH): XRD)."
Reference: Cooper, M.P. and Stanley, C.J. (1990) Minerals of the English Lake District: Caldbeck Fells. Natural History Museum Publications, London, 160 pp.
'Agardite'
Habit: fibrous sprays
Colour: pale green; pale blue
Description: Specimens collected by B. Young from the dump of a cross-cut to the Deer Hills baryte lode [NY31303655] show minute pale green sprays (< 0.7mm) on quartz. In addition to Ce, La, and Nd the fibrous crystals contained some Bi. More recently found as minute pale blue fibrous crystals with a mineral near cuprian adamite and aurichalcite (M.P. Cooper Collection; det. BM(NH): XRD).
Reference: Cooper, M.P. and Stanley, C.J. (1990) Minerals of the English Lake District: Caldbeck Fells. Natural History Museum Publications, London, 160 pp.
Agardite-(La)
Formula: LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 4, 2000
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Cooper, M.P. and Stanley, C.J. (1990) Minerals of the English Lake District: Caldbeck Fells. Natural History Museum Publications, London, 160 pp.
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Habit: scales and masses
Colour: pale turquoise blue
Description: From the cross-cut dump at [NY31303655] (M.P. Cooper Collection, det. BM(NH): XRD).
Reference: Cooper, M.P. and Stanley, C.J. (1990) Minerals of the English Lake District: Caldbeck Fells. Natural History Museum Publications, London, 160 pp.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Shaw, W.T. (1970) Mining in the Lake Counties. Dalesman Books, Kendal. [2nd edition 1975 incorporating minor changes].; Cooper, M.P. and Stanley, C.J. (1990) Minerals of the English Lake District: Caldbeck Fells. Natural History Museum Publications, London, 160 pp. (referring to Shaw, 1970).
Beudantite
Formula: PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: No reference listed
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: No reference listed
Carminite
Formula: PbFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2
Reference: No reference listed
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: No reference listed
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Shaw, W.T. (1970) Mining in the Lake Counties. Dalesman Books, Kendal. [2nd edition 1975 incorporating minor changes].; Cooper, M.P. and Stanley, C.J. (1990) Minerals of the English Lake District: Caldbeck Fells. Natural History Museum Publications, London, 160 pp. (referring to Shaw, 1970).
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: No reference listed
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Reference: No reference listed
Pharmacosiderite
Formula: KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Reference: Cooper, M.P. and Stanley, C.J. (1990) Minerals of the English Lake District: Caldbeck Fells. Natural History Museum Publications, London, 160 pp.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: No reference listed
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Cooper, M.P. and Stanley, C.J. (1990) Minerals of the English Lake District: Caldbeck Fells. Natural History Museum Publications, London, 160 pp.
Schultenite
Formula: Pb(HAsO4)
Reference: No reference listed
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Cooper, M.P. and Stanley, C.J. (1990) Minerals of the English Lake District: Caldbeck Fells. Natural History Museum Publications, London, 160 pp.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aurichalcite5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Adamite8.BB.30Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Agardite-(La)8.DL.15LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Beudantite8.BL.05PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Carminite8.BH.30PbFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pharmacosiderite8.DK.10KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Schultenite8.AD.30Pb(HAsO4)
Scorodite8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Agardite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 37 - ANHYDROUS ACID PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES AND VANADATES
Miscellaneous
Schultenite37.1.2.1Pb(HAsO4)
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A2(XO4)Zq
Adamite41.6.6.3Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq
Carminite41.10.6.1PbFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Pharmacosiderite42.8.1a.1KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Beudantite43.4.1.1PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Agardite'-
Agardite-(La)-LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
H BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H CarminitePbFe23+(AsO4)2(OH)2
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
H PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
H SchultenitePb(HAsO4)
H Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
CCarbon
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
O CupriteCu2O
O BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O CalciteCaCO3
O CarminitePbFe23+(AsO4)2(OH)2
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O BaryteBaSO4
O SchultenitePb(HAsO4)
O Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
S CovelliteCuS
S BaryteBaSO4
S PyriteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
ClChlorine
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
KPotassium
K PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Fe CarminitePbFe23+(AsO4)2(OH)2
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Fe PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
ZnZinc
Zn AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
AsArsenic
As AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
As CarminitePbFe23+(AsO4)2(OH)2
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
As PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
As SchultenitePb(HAsO4)
As Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
LaLanthanum
La Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
PbLead
Pb BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Pb CarminitePbFe23+(AsO4)2(OH)2
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb SchultenitePb(HAsO4)
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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Early Carboniferous
323.2 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3132076
Early Carboniferous limestone

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{limestone}, Minor{claystone,siltstone}

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]

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]

Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 2033368
Unnamed Extrusive Rocks, Ordovician

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic lava

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

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

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Shaw, W.T. (1970) Mining in the Lake Counties. Dalesman Books, Kendal. [2nd edition 1975 incorporating minor changes].
Cooper, M.P. and Stanley, C.J. (1990) Minerals of the English Lake District: Caldbeck Fells. Natural History Museum Publications, London, 160 pp.


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