Thursday 5 July 2012

Weardale's Slitt Mine Visited by Clergyman - 1850s Green Fluorite

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The Primative Methodist minister Thos. Greenwood undertook a "Tour of the North" in the eighteen fifties. He took a trip down Slitt mine in Weardale. The following account is a good description of the working conditions and minerals found in this lead mine. 

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 A "button" of plutonium metal

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