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P number: P000218
Old photograph number: C03973
Caption: Strontian Lead Mines. Argyllshire. View looking westwards along the main vein from near Bellsgrove Engine Shaft (1188.7 m. west 30 degrees south of 1426 Druim Glas).
Description: Strontian Lead Mines. Argyllshire. View looking westwards along the main vein from near Bellsgrove Engine Shaft (1188.7 m. west 30 degrees south of 1426 Druim Glas). Middleshop Mines in the middle distance, with Armstrong Vein running off obliquely to the right. Whitesmith Mines farther away, beyond Middleshop Mines. Summit of Beinn Resipol in far distance. Granite (tonalite) forms low ground to left (south) of workings. Moine schists form higher ground. The Duke of Norfolk and Company in 1729 worked the vein open-cast along the outcrop and also erected a smelting mill and four hearths, later after passing into the hands of the York Building Company shafts were sunk and levels driven, the mining going underground.
Date taken: 01/01/1949
Photographer: Fisher, W.D.
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 183500
Y latitude/northing: 765500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 186.60 KB; 1000 x 723 pixels; 85 x 61 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 191 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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