Report – George Crawhall to Martin Morrison – 30 Jun 1817

Document Type: Report
Date: 30 Jun 1817
Correspondent: George Crawhall
Recipient: Martin Morrison
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1F 1
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Coalcleugh Mines 30 June 1817

Coalcleugh Mines are no better than last quarter, with the exception of one working in the Flat at the east end which is tolerably good. We have cut into a Cross dyke in the Galloway Level forehead which has entirely cut off both the Vein and Strata.  We have driven 15fms into it and no appearance of coming to the east side of it.  I expect it will not be less than from 25 to 30 fms wide before we come to the east check where the Strata <puts> regularly on and no search can be made to find the Vein until we get perfectly through it.

      The other trials etc are regularly foreword but nothing have been met with since last bargain worthy of notice.

      The ore bargains at the east end consist of 8 Men raising Ore at 20/ pBing, four men  at 28/ and thirty five Men at 30/pBing. .. at the west end 44 Men are raising Ore at 30/ pBing and 18 Men raising ore at 30/pBing in the top sills.

      Hartley Cleugh, the south Level is going forward but it has not got to where we expect the Strata putting on to be productive; the Ore bargains are four men raising Ore at 20/ pBing and fifteen men at 28/ pBing.

      Keirsleyrow, We have cut a cross Vein at the Level forehead which has thrown the west check off the Limestone six fathoms down, and apparently been the cause of the Vein being lost when formerly wrought, as there are no appearances of any Old Workings to the west of it.  We are now making search to find the Vein, which I expect we will effect in a short time, 8 Men are raising Ore at 30/ pBing. 

      Bateshill is not so promising as last quarter; We are trying another length forward and 4 Men raising Ore at 30/pBing.

            I am &c Geo. Crawhall

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