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Dirt Pot Lead Smelt Mill slag locality, Allendale, Northumberland, England, UKi
Regional Level Types
Dirt Pot Lead Smelt Mill slag localitySlag Locality
AllendaleCivil Parish
NorthumberlandCounty
EnglandConstituent Country
UKCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 54° 48' 43'' North , 2° 14' 2'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 54.81204,-2.23383
GeoHash:G#: gcwrv4jrk
Locality type:Slag Locality
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Allendale Town709 (2017)9.6km
Alston1,105 (2018)13.2km
Stanhope1,602 (2017)15.5km
Slaley711 (2017)16.9km
Haydon Bridge1,557 (2017)18.1km


The Dirt Pot Lead Smelt Mill was built by the Blacketts early in the 18th century. It mainly smelted ores from Allenheads and Coalclough but capacity was supplemented by ores from Weardale until it closed in 1870. The 342ft flue and peat house are all that remain intact.

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

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Norman Wilson collection
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Norman Wilson collection
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Norman Wilson collection
Fluorite ?
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Norman Wilson collection
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Norman Wilson collection
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Norman Wilson collection
Hydrocerussite
Formula: Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Norman Wilson collection
Lanarkite ?
Formula: Pb2(SO4)O
Reference: Norman Wilson collection
Lead
Formula: Pb
Reference: Norman Wilson collection
Leadhillite
Formula: Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: Norman Wilson collection
Litharge
Formula: PbO
Reference: Norman Wilson collection
Plattnerite ?
Formula: PbO2
Reference: Norman Wilson collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Lead1.AA.05Pb
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite ?3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Litharge4.AC.20PbO
Plattnerite ?4.DB.05PbO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Hydrocerussite5.BE.10Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Leadhillite5.BF.40Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Lanarkite ?7.BD.40Pb2(SO4)O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Lead1.1.1.4Pb
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX
Litharge4.2.4.1PbO
AX2
Plattnerite ?4.4.1.6PbO2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite ?9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Hydrocerussite16a.2.2.1Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Group 17 - COMPOUND CARBONATES
Miscellaneous
Leadhillite17.1.2.1Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Lanarkite ?30.2.1.1Pb2(SO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
H LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
C LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AnglesitePbSO4
O AragoniteCaCO3
O CerussitePbCO3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
O LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
O LithargePbO
O LanarkitePb2(SO4)O
O PlattneritePbO2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
SSulfur
S AnglesitePbSO4
S GalenaPbS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
S LanarkitePb2(SO4)O
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca FluoriteCaF2
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Pb LeadPb
Pb LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Pb LithargePbO
Pb LanarkitePb2(SO4)O
Pb PlattneritePbO2

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: 2035671
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

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