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Clouds Veins, Mallerstang, Cumbria, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 54° 23' 31'' North , 2° 24' 23'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 54.39195,-2.40662
UK National Grid Reference:SD736997
Other regions containing this locality:The Pennines, England, UK
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Other/historical region names associated with this locality:North Pennines; South Eastern Region; Westmorland; North Pennines; South Eastern Region; Westmorland

Group of small veins including Johnson's, Clouds, Clouds North and Fell End Clouds Scrins. The scrins are small veins which have been worked by shallow trenching, these occurring on the southern flank of the hill known as Fell End Clouds.
Further north on Stennerskeugh Clouds the veins open out to widths of up to 3ft and Clouds Vein itself is marked by a line of shallow shafts 1500ft in length.
The grid reference supplied is the location of the southern extremity of Johnson's Vein (Dr. G.A.L. Johnson, presumably).
Although mentioned in various 19th century works as the major copper producer of the area, output can't have been more than a few tons.

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323.2 - 358.9 Ma

ID: 2032153
Dinantian Rocks (Undifferentiated)

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Limestone with subordinate sandstone and argillaceous rocks

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

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Goodchild, J.G. (1881-2) Trans. Cumb. and Westm. Assoc. Lit. Sci. 7, 101-26.

Dakyns, J.R., Tiddeman, R.H., Russell, R., Clough, C.T., and Strahan, A. (1891) The geology of the country around Mallerstang, with parts of Wensleydale, Swaledale and Arkendale. Mem. Geol. Surv. G.B.

Small, A.T. (1982) Proc. Yorks. Geol. Soc. 44, 153-8.

Braithwaite, R.S.W. (1988) Cuproadamite and tennantite from Higher Longrigg mine, Hartley Birkett, Cumbria. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 367, 552-553 (referring to Goodchild, 1881-2, Dakyns et al., 1891, and Small, 1982).

Robinson, N.G. (1990) Ravenstonedale. British Mining 41, 19-21. Northern Mine Research Society, Sheffield, UK.

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