NY9010 : Fenced off Shafts dot the moor

taken 6 months ago, near to Ay Gill [water Feature], Durham, Great Britain

Fenced off Shafts dot the moor
Fenced off Shafts dot the moor
These shaft represent the industry of men 290 years ago, who were actively prospecting for lead on the Ay Gill Vein, which had been discovered where the beck had cut through the overlying glacial drift to expose the underlying strata.
The complex folding in the Stainmore - Clotherstone Syncline has caused several east/west trending faults. The Ay Gill Fault runs roughly parallel with the Stainmore Summit - North Spanham Fault. The underlying bedrock is mostly Crow Limestone of the Namurian Period.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 February, 2019   (more nearby)
Monday, 25 February, 2019
Geographical Context
Uplands  Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused  Moorland 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9030 1083 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:29.5625N 2:9.0756W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9038 1071
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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