NY3226 : Threkeld Mine Workings

taken 13 years ago, near to Threlkeld, Cumbria, Great Britain

Threkeld Mine Workings
Threkeld Mine Workings
11,000 tons of lead ore was produced from this mine as well as 14,000 tons of zinc ore making it one of the most productive. It survived the collapse of the zinc price in 1921 which forced the closure of other mines in the area. The mine operated until 1928 however it was not exhausted and there have been reported rumours of interests in re-opening; something that seems inconceivable in this day and age.
Mines of the Lake District Fells
By John Adams (Dalesman Publishing Company 1995)

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Friday, 30 December, 2005   (more nearby)
Sunday, 1 January, 2006
Industrial heritage > Industrial heritage   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 324 263 [100m precision]
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