P000544

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P number: P000544
Old photograph number: C03584
Caption: Wanlockhead village. Dumfries. View looking down the Wanlock valley. Dumps of old lead mines in middle distance. Part of the same lead-mining district as Leadhills.
Description: Wanlockhead village. Dumfries. View looking down the Wanlock valley. Dumps of old lead mines in middle distance. Part of the same lead-mining district as Leadhills. The lead veins are said to have been discovered (more probably rediscovered) by Cornelius Hardskins (a German) during the minority of James IV. They were opened up by James Stampfield in 1680. Almost all the veins of the district carry galena as the principal valuable mineral. Copper and zinc-blende can also occur in the veins and there is widespread alluvial gold. The gold-bearing quartz veins from which the gold is derived have never been found.
Date taken: 01/01/1937
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: 287500
Y latitude/northing: 612500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 167.59 KB; 1000 x 729 pixels; 85 x 62 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 193 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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