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Caption: Concretionary ironstone from Lecht, Tomintoul, Banffshire.
Description: A specimen of concretionary ironstone from the Lecht (Leicht) Mine, five and a half miles east-south-east of Tomintoul, Banffshire. The mine is situated on a hillside called Carn Liath and on the banks of a small stream which flows south to join the Conglass Water. British Geological Survey Petrology Collection sample number MC 7676. The first attempt to work this vein on a commercial scale was in 1730 by the York Buildings Company. They erected furnaces at Nethybridge on Speyside and brought the ore from Lecht on horseback, smelting it with charcoal prepared in the extensive woods of Abernethy. The works were abandoned and operations ceased in 1737. The mine was reopened in 1840 by Cookson of Newcastle who sought the manganese ore.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
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Orientation: Landscape
Size: 154.23 KB; 1000 x 665 pixels; 85 x 56 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 176 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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