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West Rigg Iron Quarry (United Kingdom)


Ironstone quarry where the Weardale Iron Company worked flats in the Great Limestone adjacent to Slitt Vein in the 1880s. The vein remains in a rib of less altered limestone up the centre of the quarry and the remains of earlier lead workings can be seen in the vein.
There was also a small fluorspar working ia a sahaft at the eastern end of the opencut in the 1950s.

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Last updated January 13th 2008 by ben88800
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Last updated September 3rd 2007 by sparty_lea

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Major Mining Region

West Rigg Iron Quarry belongs to the Durham Dales region.

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