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  • Map of Scotland''s Regions, Cities & Destinations

    Explore Scotland''s destinations a selection of our cities and towns, browse through our regions, or start planning your trip to Scotland with our handy travel map. Cookie Policy. VisitScotland uses cookies to enhance your experience on our website. By using our website you consent to our use of cookies.

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  • Collieries of the British Isles Northern Mine Research

    The database behind this mapping arose from a much larger project, by Mike Gill, to establish a database of British Collieries. It began in 2003, partly in response to a suggestion by Alison Henesey, then librarian at the Yorkshire Coal Mining Museum, that "it would be useful to have a

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  • Onshore mineral resource maps Planning MineralsUK

    Mineral resource maps in Scotland. The British Geological Survey (BGS) was awarded a grant from the Scottish Government Aggregates Levy Fund in 2007 to provide a comprehensive, relevant and accessible information base to enhance the sustainability of mineral resources for 18 local authorities in the central belt of Scotland.BGS co–funded this project through its Sustainable Mineral Solutions

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  • EnglishMines Mining Artifacts

    In 1785 the exploitation of the large and shallow deposit of copper ores at Parys Mountain in North Wales caused a sharp economic decline in the fortunes of Cornish Mines. When the Black Death hit the South West of England in 1348/9 the mines were reduced to the reworking of slag residues. Scotland, opened the first coal mine to extract

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  • EnglishMines Mining Artifacts

    In 1785 the exploitation of the large and shallow deposit of copper ores at Parys Mountain in North Wales caused a sharp economic decline in the fortunes of Cornish Mines. When the Black Death hit the South West of England in 1348/9 the mines were reduced to the reworking of slag residues. Scotland, opened the first coal mine to extract

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  • Public Mining Sites, Parks, Tours and Other Attractions

    Jun 25, 2018 · Gold Fossicking Areas Sixteen areas have been set aside in the South Island where anyone can freely enjoy recreational gold mining without the need for a mining permit. Scotland. Museum of Lead Mining The Museum is unique in Scotland as it is the only former lead mine open to the public. Gold panning lessons are also available for a fee.

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  • Coal Mining in North East England

    Lead mining was also carried out in Swaledale and Arkengarthdale in neighbouring North Yorkshire. The Blacketts, a Tyneside coalowning family, leased land in Weardale from the Bishop of Durham in the late 1680s and developed mines like Burtree Pasture in Weardale, Coalcleugh in the West Allen, and the Allenheads Mine.

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  • Scotland''s Geology Edinburgh Geological Society

    Scotland''s geology is worldfamous, both for the rich variety of our rocks and the place they hold in the development of new ideas. The rocks of Scotland have formed over a time span of billions of years, with a series of different plate tectonic events over time resulting in a wide variety of rock types.

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  • Mine exploration, exploring disused mines and quarries

    Mine Exploration & Mining History. AditNow is the leading web site and forum for the mine explorer as well as industrial archaeologists and historians.If you have an interest in mine exploration or mining history you will find thousands of mines in the UK and international mines as well as tens of thousands of photos of mines and a vast resource of mining articles and historical documents.

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  • Free of charge coal mining information GOV.UK

    Oct 09, 2014 · How to access and use the coal mining information for England, Scotland and Wales held in the national coal mining database. Free of charge coal mining information

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  • Lists and maps of UK and international mines and quarries

    Want to add a mine? As a registered AditNow member you are very welcome to add new mine/quarry/site to the database We are very grateful to people for contributing and increasing the number of mines and quarries in the database!. Before adding a new mine/quarry/site please can you use the search tools to ensure it is not already in the database? Thank you!

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  • Gold Prospecting and Panning In The UK

    Gold Mines in Wales. The Clogau Gold Mine (sometimes known as the Clogau St David''s Mine) was once the largest and richest mine of all the gold mines in the Dolgellau gold mining area. It is situated in Bontddu, near Barmouth, in Gwynedd, northwest Wales.

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  • Coal Mining in North East England

    Lead mining was also carried out in Swaledale and Arkengarthdale in neighbouring North Yorkshire. The Blacketts, a Tyneside coalowning family, leased land in Weardale from the Bishop of Durham in the late 1680s and developed mines like Burtree Pasture in Weardale, Coalcleugh in the West Allen, and the Allenheads Mine.

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  • Mines Northern Mine Research Society

    Mining in the British Isles began in the Neolithic period, around 6000 years ago, when flint was mined at Grimes Graves, in Norfolk, and the South Downs. A hard stone was quarried, to make polished hand axes, around Great Langdale and Scafell in Neolithic times. An increasing number of Bronze

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  • Mineral Gallery from Scotland in Online Mineral Museum

    Harmotome on Calcite: from Clashgorm Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands, Scotland Harmotome on Calcite from Clashgorm Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands, Scotland Harmotome on Calcite from Clashgorm Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands, Scotland

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  • National Mining Museum

    Welcome to National Mining Museum Scotland, a 5 Star visitor attraction and winner of the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions "Best Visitor Experience" Award in 2009 and 2013. The museum provides a great day out for all ages!

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  • Six abandoned communities of Scotland The Scotsman

    Their remains tell the story of the cutting and sometimes brutal change in Scotland''s social and industrial past. We take a look at six communities that have been abandoned in Scotland.

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  • For sale Harmotome from Whitesmith mine Strontian North

    From: Whitesmith mine Strontian North West Highlands Scotland United Kingdom Dimensions: 93x37x77mm Sold by: Minservice.com Excellent cluster completely covered by semitransparent perfect crystals of harmotome, an uncommon zeolite. The other face is covered by brownish crystals of strontianite (till 13 mm. of size), that become yellow at the UV long waves (Gmineral Gallery)

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  • Scottish Mining Villages – Information on miners'' lives

    Welcome to Scottish Mining Villages. The site contains information on miners'' lives and on some of the mining towns and villages in Lanarkshire, Fife and other areas of Scotland – compiled from old reports, gazetteers and newspaper articles.

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  • The Mighty Eagle Where to pan for gold in Scotland

    Apr 01, 2012 · Here are some of the best places to pan for gold in Scotland. Helmsdale, North East Scotland. On the North Eastern coast of Scotland the River Helmsdale and especially the Kildonan Burn carry gold. Loed at the site of Baile an Or a stretch of the Burn is open to anyone to pan for gold for a maximum of two weeks a year.

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  • Coal Mining in North East England

    Lead mining was also carried out in Swaledale and Arkengarthdale in neighbouring North Yorkshire. The Blacketts, a Tyneside coalowning family, leased land in Weardale from the Bishop of Durham in the late 1680s and developed mines like Burtree Pasture in Weardale, Coalcleugh in the West Allen, and the Allenheads Mine.

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  • Minerals for sale from famous localities in the North

    Below is a gallery of minerals for sale from the mines and mineral localities in North Atlantic: England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Iceland, Greenland. Among the oldest and most famous in the mineral kingdom. Many of these localities date back more than 500 years and are represented in museums and mineral collections around the world.

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  • Scotland''s secret tunnel under the Forth, 50 years old and

    Apr 30, 2014 · Scotland loves a bridge. But under the most famous of all, the Forth bridge, ran a five kilometre long tunnel which linked two coal mines. Photograph: Murdo Macleod Scotland loves a

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  • Home Scottish Mining Website

    Welcome to the Scottish Mining Website. The Scottish Mining Website provides information on the history of Scottish mining, compiled from old reports, gazetteers and newspaper articles. The site includes information on all aspects of life in mining towns and villages from working conditions, accidents and strikes to housing, health and leisure.

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  • Coal Authority GOV.UK

    The Coal Authority works to resolve the impacts of mining. Coal Authority is an executive nondepartmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy .

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  • Westmoreland Beulah Mining LLC

    Westmoreland Beulah Mining LLC – North Dakota. Westmoreland Beulah Mining LLC is a 9,000acre surface mine complex loed 75 miles northwest of Bismarck, North Dakota. It currently produces lignite from one active pit. Coal from this operation supplies the fuel requirements for the adjacent 427 megawatt Coyote Generating Station.

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  • CISWO Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation

    We are the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation, a National Charity working with former miners and their families we provide help, advice and support for anyone connected to the industry who is experiencing exceptional need

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  • Whitesmith Mine, Strontian, Highland, Scotland, UK

    Whitesmith Mine, Strontian, Highland, Scotland, UK : An opencut bariteleadzincsilver mine owned by Minworth Ltd.''s subsidiary Strontian Minerals. At Whitesmith Mine, the Strontian Main Vein is developed within an eastwest trending ''crush zone''

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  • The Lanarkshire Mining Industry sorbie.net

    For centuries, people in Scotland and Britain had made do with charcoal if they needed a cheap and easy to way to acquire fuel. What ''industry'' that existed before 1700, did use coal but it came from coal mines that were near to the surface and the coal was relatively easy to get to. Two types of mines existed: drift mines and bell pits.

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  • For sale Brewsterite Sr from Whitesmith mine Strontian

    From: Whitesmith mine Strontian North West Highlands (Argyllshire) Scotland United Kingdom Dimensions: 77x19x55mm Sold by: Minservice.com This cluster is completely covered by perfect, super transparent and colourless crystals of this uncommon zeolite. (Gmineral Gallery)

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  • Lanarkshire Wikipedia

    Lanarkshire is bounded to the north by Stirlingshire and Dunbartonshire (this boundary is split into two sections owing to Dunbartonshire''s Cumbernauld exclave), to the northeast by West Lothian and Mid Lothian, to the east by Peeblesshire, to the south by Dumfriesshire, and to the west

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  • Mining Claims For Sale. Some Of The Highest Quality Gold

    High Grade Gold Mining Claims For Sale & Lease Some of the highest quality gold mining claims offered on today''s market. The Claim Post The most trusted name in gold mining claim listings. Mining Properties For Sale in one of the most historically goldrich regions in the western United States. Placer & Hardrock Opportunities. Placer & hardrock gold mining and mineral exploration.

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  • North Coast 500 VisitScotland

    There''s nothing quite like the freedom of the long open road. Neverending back roads, wide meandering country tracks and beautiful bends through some of Scotland''s finest coastal scenery are just a few things you can expect along the North Coast 500. Strap yourself in for the road trip of a

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  • South West Coastal 300 Visit South West Scotland

    The South West Coastal 300 route in South West Scotland is a stunning drive of just over 300 Miles.There is so much to explore, including a multitude of interesting towns and villages. You could easily spend a week or two on the South West Coastal 300 and only scratch the surface!

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  • Central Scottish Coalfields Northern Mine Research Society

    When the coal industry was nationalised in 1947, there were 225 collieries in Scotland now there are none. The last six pits to close were Killoch (1989), Bilston Glen (1989), Barony (1989), Frances (1995), Monktonhall (1998) & Longannet (2002) Collieries after Nationalisation in 1947 Dates in

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