Report – George Crawhall to Martin Morrison – 30 Jun 1816

Document Type: Report
Date: 30 Jun 1816
Correspondent: George Crawhall
Recipient: Martin Morrison
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1F 1
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      June 30th 1816

      The Mines at Coalcleugh continue very poor and nothing new has been discovered since last Bargains.

      The eastward forehead in the Great Limestone is getting better forward than last quarter, but not very productive of Ore in the Level in the cross String driving to Whitewood Vein is going on very well, & eight Men are raising Ore @ 30/ pBg. In the Limestone, but the forehead is very poor at present. - The Sun Vein at the East end continues very poor, but the Flatts have raised more Ore last quarter than was expected at the Bargains; the present Bargains consist of 18 Men raising Ore at 39/ pBg, 6 @ 32/. & 28 @ 35/ pBg.

      The westward Workings are very much wrought out but nearly the usual quantity of Men continue raising Ore at the highest price given, the Bargains are 4 Men raising Ore @ 34/ pBg & 46 Men @ 35/ pBg. - 18 Men are raising Ore in the Top Sills @ 35/ oBg. – 

      Hartley cleugh continues raising Ore much the same as last quarter, in consequence of the South Level being much harder than usual we have not been able to open any new ground that produces Ore, since the last Bargains, the present Bargains are <Six> Men raising Ore @ 24/. 6 Men @ 25/. 2Men @ 28/. 8? Men @ 30/. & 5? Men @ 32/ pBg.   --    Bateshill I expect we have got to the foremost part of the Old Works with the Level, which is at the bottom of the Limestone, & are now rising in the Vein which is very poor, but I expect it will be better in the high part of the Stratum. Keirsley Row Level is going forward the same as last quarter & 4 Men raising Ore in the Old Works at 35/ pBg.

      I am &c  George Crawhall 

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