NY9178 : Old Coal Mine near Gunnerton Burn

taken 3 months ago, 3 km from Birtley, Northumberland, Great Britain

Old Coal Mine near Gunnerton Burn
Old Coal Mine near Gunnerton Burn
Up into the Border hills of the North Tyne and Rede valleys, the coal in places was so shallow that it was mined commercially from ‘drifts’ which were cut into the sides of hills. In some places you could even see coal deposits showing on the sides of burns where they had been exposed after flood erosion. The biggest period for this was mostly before the advent of the railways, although some pits were able to keep working, a bet with a dwindling workforce, until the early 1950s.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 26 May, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 30 May, 2019
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused  Air, Sky, Weather 
Primary Subject of Photo
Mine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9102 7856 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:6.0824N 2:8.5362W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9100 7857
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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