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Home > Mines, Quarries & Sites > Dhoon Lead Mine > Historic Photographs Of Dhoon > Wheel case with high launder/flume pier 1976

Wheel case with high launder/flume pier 1976

This was a barren trial which took place between 1859-69. Even though a failure, the remains are impressive next to the footpath down the glen. The high pier well illustrates how water was brought on to the wheels at many mines on the island.

This photograph is by Dickie Bird and was uploaded January 11th 2015. © Dickie Bird please do not copy or distribute without prior express permission.

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