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Bellsgrove Lead Mine

Strontian, Ruighe Raonuill, Argyll & Bute.

NGR:NM 83933 65818
WGS84:56.73382, -5.53401
Length:Not recorded
Vert. Range:Not recorded
Altitude:Not recorded
Geology:Lead, West Highland Granite Gneiss Intrusion - Granite, Gneissose
Tags:Mine, ManMade, Archaeo

Open-cut lead mine, east of Ruighe Raonuill, west of Bellsgrove Loch.

In visiting the local Bellsgrove quarry near Strontian, Dieter Mylius was pleased to discover that whilst he had expected to obtain micro specimens from dump areas there were a number of larger specimens, notably of calcite, to be found. He was also able to find some epidote, microcline and prehnite. [MSNSW]

Alternate Names: None recorded.

Notes: Coordinates in wrong order on modern OS.

OS 1" first edition also has different order.

Working on the Strontian Main vein for barite in the 1980s obliterated the workings of the Middleshop mines. Officially described as the Strontian Barytes Mine. Now reopened as an aggregate quarry with the current name (Bellsgrove Quarry). NOT to be confused with the nearby, but different, Bellsgrove Mine and (now filled-in) Bellsgrove Open Cut. To add to the confusion Fee Donald Mine to the east is also marked on some maps a s Bellsgrove Mine.

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