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Greenlaws Mine and Reservoir, Daddry Shield


Greenlaws mine was a Victorian lead mine on the hillside south of Daddry Shield in Weardale, Co. Durham. Two veins were mined; a weaker vein to the west and a richer and more extensively mined vein to the east. The Greenlaws east vein was worked for lead by the Beaumont Company between 1850 - 1884, and for a few years later by the Weardale Lead Company before the mine closed.[1] A reservoir was built nearby to supply water to power machinery at the lead mine.[2] In the 1940's the mine was reopened for fluorspar, but the venture was unsuccessful.

Greenlaws is notable to geologists because where the east vein intersected the Great Limestone a series of flats (horizontal replacement orebodies) occurred which were vuggy and contain purple and amber fluorite specimens.[3

Daddry Shield Lead Mining and Smelting
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Middle Level

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Old mine shaft

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Mine spoil near to Greenlaws Hush

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Frozen mine reservoir

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Greenlaws reservoir

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Cochran's Dam

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Greenlaws Mine, Daddry Shield, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK
- "The Greenlaws Mine is located approximately 1 km south of St. John's Chapel. Two parallel veins, the Greenlaws East and West were worked by the mine, but the east ...

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Mud-filled fluorite vugs in Greenlaws mine, Weardale, Co. Durham
- Moreton, S. (2005) "Mud-filled fluorite vugs in Greenlaws mine, Weardale, Co. Durham". Journal of the Russell Society, Vol. 8, part 2, p. 71-75.

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