|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.
28 valid minerals.
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449 - 458.4 Ma
Age: Late Ordovician (449 - 458.4 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Kirkcolm Formation of Barrhill Group of Leadhills Supergroup
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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.