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Meadowfoot Smelter slag locality, Wanlockhead, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 55° 24' 33'' North , 3° 48' 36'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 55.40917,-3.81000
UK National Grid Reference:NS854143
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Other/historical region names associated with this locality:Dumfriesshire


The Meadowfoot Smelter was constructed in 1843 and worked until the 1930s when the depression forced the closure of the surrounding mines.

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28 valid minerals.

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Caradocian
449 - 458.4 Ma



ID: 2026220
Kirkcolm Formation

Age: Late Ordovician (449 - 458.4 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Kirkcolm Formation of Barrhill Group of Leadhills Supergroup

Lithology: Wacke

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

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References

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- Green, D. I. (1987): The minerals of Meadowfoot smelter. UK Journal of Mines and Minerals 2, 3-9.
- Edwards, A. (2002): "The Meadowfoot smelter, Wanlockhead, Scotland." International Association of Collectors of Slag Minerals, 11(4), 1-3.

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