|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||56° 11' 0'' North , 3° 42' 11'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||56.18361,-3.70306|
|UK National Grid Reference:||NN943003|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
A small 18th century lead and copper mine. A contemporary account in the National Archives of Scotland indicates it was a project of Edinburgh architect Charles Freebairn and six others in the 1760s. They built a lead smelter on site but had difficulty separating the intimately mixed ores, so their smelting trials were unsuccessful (S. Moreton, unpublished research). There remains a weathered waste tip by the stream, a few barely visible ruins including the smelter up a small gully on the south side of the stream, and some slag. The levels and shafts are collapsed or filled up.
16 valid minerals.
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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298.9 - 358.9 Ma
|Paleozoic volcanic rocks|
Age: Carboniferous (298.9 - 358.9 Ma)
Lithology: Intermediate-felsic volcanic 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. 
|Devonian - Silurian|
358.9 - 443.8 Ma
|Unnamed Extrusive Rocks, Silurian To Devonian|
393.3 - 419.2 Ma
|Early Devonian theralite|