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placename:- Low Hartsop Mine
other name:- Myers Head Mine
locality:- Hartsop
parish Patterdale parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
lead mine; mine
coordinates:- NY416126
coordinates:- NY410125
10Km square:- NY41
References Adams, John: 1988: Mines of the Lake District Fells: Dalesman Books (Lancaster, Lancashire):: ISBN 0 85206 931 6

1Km square NY4112

1Km square NY4112

photograph

Low Hartsop Mine -- Hartsop -- Patterdale -- Cumbria / -- Structures, -- NY41561276 (about) -- 9.6.2009
photograph

Low Hartsop Mine -- Hartsop -- Patterdale -- Cumbria / -- Structures, -- NY41561266 (about) -- 9.6.2009

sketch map:- KDMRS 1979-82 -- probably relevant

Log book and sketch maps from the Kendal and District Mine Research Society, 1979-82.
Geological Outing of the Kendal and District Mine Research Society
Log book page 26:-
DATE - SUNDAY 5/8/79 / MAP REF - 4121/1285///4166/1255/ LOCATION - MYRE HEAD / NAME - MYRE HEAD MINES / TYPE OF SITE - MINES / WORKING OR DISUSED - DISUSED. / PEOPLE IN PARTY [ ] / NOS. OF PHOTOS - 18 / SPECIMENS FOUND - PYROMORPHITE GALENA AND BLENDE WITH SOME SMALL AMOUNTS OF COPPER / COMMENTS - RAIN, DAM'N WET! SPOIL HEAPS AND LEVELS STILL VISIBLE, ALTHOUGH ONLY ONE LEVEL IS (MAP REF 4121/1285) STILL OPEN AND ENTERABLE, THIS LEVEL WILL BE EXPLORED AT SOME LATER DATE. THE OTHER TWO LEVELS HIGHER UP THE VALLEY HAVE COLLAPSED AFTER A FEW YARDS.
Log book page 38:-
DATE - 14/10/79 / MAP REF - 4100/1265 / LOCATION - MYRE HEAD / NAME - MYRE HEAD MINES / TYPE OF SITE - MINE SHAFT/LEVEL / WORKING OR DISUSED - DISUSED / PEOPLE IN PARTY [ ] / NOS. OF PHOTOS - 18 / SPECIMENS FOUND - GALENA (IN SMALL PIECES) AND QUARTZ CRYSTALS / COMMENTS - ENTERED TOP LEVEL FOR A FEW YARDS AND CAME TO A DEEP SHAFT GOING DOWN TO BOTTOM LEVEL. SKETCH SHOWS LEVELS ETC IN MORE DETAIL. [sketch]

placename:- Myre Head Mines
coordinates:- NY41211285, NY41661255, NY41001265
date:- 1979
period:- 1970s

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Low Hartsop Mine -- Hartsop -- Patterdale -- Cumbria / -- Adit, -- NY416125 (about) -- 9.6.2009

At the meet of Pasture Beck and Hayeswater Gill. Worked from about 1867 to about 1878; a commercial failure.
Argentiferous galena, blende, and a little copper pyrite.
Adams, John: 1988: Mines of the Lake District Fells: Dalesman Books (Lancaster, Lancashire):: ISBN 0 85206 931 6

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