Redmire and Preston under Scar
REDMIRE 24A - Cobscar Rake Bell Pits
Lead mining bell pits on Cobscar Rake, Redmire Moor in Wensleydale, the Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire.
The lead mining bell pits are circular mounds of spoil surrounding the remains of lead extraction pits.
To the left of the pits are the remains of The Calamine House where calamine (zinc carbonate ZnCO3) was processed from the Hemimorphite found in these lead workings. Zinc minerals were first used commercially in 1794 when zinc carbonate began to be used in the brass industry. Cobscar Mill Chimney can be seen in the distance.
September 17, 2019
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