NS9971 : Mine Buildings

taken 4 years ago, 3 km from Torphichen, West Lothian, Great Britain

Mine Buildings
Mine Buildings
The fragments of masonry lining the far side of the fence here are the remnants of the houses and other buildings of the Hilderston Mine. Initially, and for a very short period in the early 17th century, it was mined for silver, but later on it exploited deposits of lead and zinc. The list of minerals from the mine is impressive: barite, calcite, dolomite, quartz, galena, sphalerite, niccolite, erythrite ('nickel bloom'), annabergite ('cobalt bloom'), bravoite, pyrite, chalcopyrite, albertite (solid hydrocarbon), and silver.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Thursday, 26 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 9918 7157 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.5958N 3:36.9054W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 9914 7152
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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