NY9501 : Old Rake Hush

taken 2 years ago, 3 km from Gunnerside, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Old Rake Hush
Old Rake Hush
Hydraulic mining was a primary means of getting lead ore out of the ground from veins near the surface. The waters of Notion Gill were dammed and diverted to cut both North Rake Hush and Old Rake Hush. A stream's erosive power goes as a high power of its flow rate, so by damming and then releasing water, the surface drift could be washed away much more effectively than by the slow effects of normal flows, leaving the entire lead mining area cut by deep scars like this one which now carries no stream.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 13 October, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 16 October, 2015
Geographical Context
Uplands  Quarrying, Mining  Moorland 
Category (from Tags)
Hush 
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Hush   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9579 0140 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:24.4823N 2:3.9820W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9574 0140
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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