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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
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Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 281
 Date Entered 01/10/2011
 Updated on 02/10/2011
 Recorded by Alan and Judith Mills
 Category Mining Related
 Record Type Mining
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 29/09/2011
 Location Slei Gill
 Civil Parish Arkengarthdale
 Brit. National Grid NZ 02019 03068
 Altitude 320m approx
 Geology Limestone. A Hand Level on the West bank of Slei Gill situated at the foot of a small hush (name unknown) with a similar Hand Level opposite on the East bank.
 Record Name Hand Levels in Slei Gill
 Record Description Two hand levels located on opposite sides of Slei Gill, presumably to try the same vein or string, exposed as it crossed the gill. The level on the West bank is located below the footpath at the foot of a small hush (name unknown) running up the hill to the West. A similar hand level is located a little upstream on the opposite (East) bank, just above the beck. This latter level is run-in shortly after the entrance. Both levels are approximately 1m high by 0.7m wide; the photos show them to have a similar profile, suggesting they were driven by the same team. The level on the West Bank has what appears to be a bouse team below, for storing the ore extracted from the mine, and a spoil heap running down to the beck. There is much less spoil on the East side.

Photos by Stephen Eastmead & Alan Mills
NZ 02019 03068 & NZ 02077 03077
 Image 1 ID 1051         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description General view of location of hand level on West bank of Slei Gill
 Image 2 ID 1052         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Entrance to hand level on West bank of Slei Gill
 Image 3 ID 1053         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Close up of entrance to hand level on West bank of Slei Gill
 Image 4 ID 1054         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Looking into hand level on West bank of Slei Gill
 Image 5 ID 1055         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Possible Bouse Team below hand level on West bank of Slei Gill
 Image 6 ID 1056         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description General view of location of hand level on East bank of Slei Gill
 Image 7 ID 1057         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Looking into hand level on East bank of Slei Gill
 
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