Underground working at Settlingstones Witherite Mine, Northumberland

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    Underground workings at Settlingstone Mine, showing white seam or mineral. Settlingstones Mine was opened in around 1690, originally a lead producing mine but in it's later years became one of the world's largest witherite producing mines. It finally closed in 1969 with the vertical seams of witherite having been mostly worked out. As with a lot of our archive photographs, sometimes we don't always know the full information so if you can offer any further information or fill in any gaps, please do! Date: Unknown Photo Number: 16389
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    Beamish Museum
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    Beamish (Flickr)
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    What does this mean? All Rights Reserved (Seek permission to reuse)
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    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 4 years ago
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