Dispersed deposits of copper, lead and zinc ores were worked in Galloway near Carsphairn, between Newton Stewart and Gatehouse of Fleet, and around Dalbeattie. The last of these areas also produced Barytes (Barium Sulphate, then used mainly in paint manufacture) until 1954, but elsewhere in Galloway mining had ceased by 1920.

The following pages refer to some of these mines in more detail:

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