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Westernhope New Mine, Eastgate, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 54° 42' 25'' North , 2° 6' 31'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 54.70716,-2.10865
UK National Grid Reference:NY930347
Other regions containing this locality:Northern Pennine Orefield, England, UK
The Pennines, England, UK
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


Levels driven for lead on Ash Cleugh, a tribuary of Westernhope Burn. The principal level is driven at the base of the Great Limestone, through one of the Ash Hill Veins to Westernhope Great Vein. Other veins worked were Gowlands and North Vein. A small tonnage of fluorspar was recovered from the tips but much remains.
All the adits have collapsed at the entrance.
Grid reference refers to principal adit.

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5 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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Bashkirian - Visean
315.2 - 346.7 Ma



ID: 2031508
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]

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