Bollihope lead smelter (Bollihope Common) slag locality, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||54° 42' 45'' North , 2° 2' 14'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||54.71250,-2.03722|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Northern Pennine Orefield, England, UK|
The Pennines, England, UK
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
Lead smelter on north side of Bollihope Burn upstream of the Yew Tree Vein.
Radiocarbon dating of charcoal in the slag dates it at AD 880-1030.
18 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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298.9 - 323.2 Ma
|Late Carboniferous sandstone|
|Bashkirian - Visean|
315.2 - 346.7 Ma
323.2 - 358.9 Ma
|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.