The Weardale Mines

British Mining No 56 – The Weardale Mines

By R.A. Fairbairn

As in his monograph on the Mines of Alston Moor, the author has sought to outline the development of mining for lead ore, iron ore and fluorspar in upper Weardale together with its important tributary, the Rookhope Burn.

After a history of the area and some of the principal players, he divides the area into groups of related veins and gives details of their history, mine adventurers and companies, geology and leases.

He also looks at smelting, including that which took place at mills remote from Weardale.

The monograph is copiously illustrated with maps, plans and diagrams and has a useful index.

A5 151pp, 32 figs, 17 plates
ISBN 0 901450 46 4

This publication is now out of print.