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Portaway Pit (Portway Pit; Gravel pit; Old Wham vein), Castleton, Derbyshire, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 53° 19' 36'' North , 1° 48' 31'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 53.3266666667, -1.80861111111
UK National Grid Reference:SK128812
Other regions containing this locality:The Pennines, England, UK


An opencast working for mixed baryte-fluorite ore on the Old Wham vein (this mixture is locally known as "gravel", hence the misleading name "gravel pit").

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5 valid minerals.

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References

Ford, T.D., Sarjeant, W.A.S., and Smith, M.E. (1993): The minerals of the Peak district of Derbyshire. UK Journal of Mines and Minerals 13, 16-55.

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