NM8365 : Whitesmith Lead Mines

taken 7 years ago, 3 km from Scotstown, Highland, Great Britain

Whitesmith Lead Mines
Whitesmith Lead Mines
On the slopes of Beinn Ruighe Raonuill, the mines were probably active from about 1722 and was worked through the 18th and 19th centuries. The element Strontium was isolated in 1808 by Sir Hunprey Davy and named after the village on the loch shore.

The mines were re-worked in the 1980s for the extraction of barite for use in the North Sea oil industry as a drilling lubricant.

The site is now used as a roadstone quarry.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 15 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 10 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Uplands  Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused 
Former (from Tags)
Lead Mine Workings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 8325 6585 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:44.0272N 5:32.7107W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 8371 6583
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Lead Workings  Former Lead Mine  Former Lead Mine Workings  Old Lead Mines  Quarry 

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