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Blackcraig Mine (East Blackcraig Mine; West Blackcraig Mine), Blackcraig, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 54° 57' 0'' North , 4° 25' 24'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 54.95009,-4.42352
GeoHash:G#: gcube76gk
Locality type:Mine (Abandoned) - last checked 2018
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Kirkcudbrightshire


There were two mines at Blackcraig. West Blackcraig was located just south of the military road; East Blackcraig was to the north, where Kirroughtree Forest is today. Both were operated by the Craigtown Mining Company.

Mining lease was granted in 1764 with production in full operation by the 1770s, declining by the 1790s. In the mid 1800s production began again, finally ending in 1917.


Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

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: 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]

Silurian
419.2 - 443.8 Ma



ID: 3134886
Silurian siltstone

Age: Silurian (419.2 - 443.8 Ma)

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

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]

Telychian - Rhuddanian
433.4 - 443.8 Ma



ID: 2033032
Gala Group

Age: Llandovery (433.4 - 443.8 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Gala Group

Lithology: Wacke

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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References

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Livingstone, A., Macpherson, H.G. and Jackson, B. (1976) Wroewolfeite and other langite group minerals from Blackcraig Kirkcudbrightshire. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 40, n° 316, pp. 893-894.
Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth Supplementary List of British Minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 322, pp. 169-177.
Livingstone, A. and Macpherson, H.G. (1983) Fifth supplementary list of British minerals (Scottish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 47, n° 342, pp. 99-105.

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