Report – George Crawhall to Martin Morrison – 30 Sep 1817

Document Type: Report
Date: 30 Sep 1817
Correspondent: George Crawhall
Recipient: Martin Morrison
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1F 1
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      Coalcleugh Leadmines Septr. 30th 1817

      Coalcleugh Mines in general are better than last quarter, the foremost length at the Eastend of the So. Vein is very good we have got another Sump down & cutting cross about 20fas. before the forehead and we have met with a Flat that has some Ore in it, which gives us a flattering prospect of the Vein being good when it is cut, the cross Vein to the North has raised Ore very well the last quarter, and the north String cut at the north extremity of the cross Vein offers much better to raise Ore then last quarter, all the other old workings continue very poor and nothing new has been discovered. We have not got through the great cross Dyke at the Eastend so that I can give you no more information respecting it than what was in my last report. The Ore Bargains consist of 8 Men raising Ore at 20/ pBing, 4 Men at 28/pBing and 37 Men at 30/ pBing.  at the westend 50Men are raising Ore at 30/pBing and 8 Men in the topsills at 30/pBing.

      Hartley Cleugh Mines are excessively poor, we have sunk a shaft from the surface to the low Level forehead and have not met with any sound Strata, the So. Level is going forward the north Level is also going forward but produces very little Ore, the other workings are very poor and much wrought out , the Bargains are 10 Men raising Ore at 28/ pBing.

Keirsleywellrow, we have driven the Level 10 fathoms through the cross Vein and have now turned it in a north direction in search of the old Vein, but have not yet met with any thing of consequence. 6 Men are raising Ore in the background at 30/pBing.

      Bateshill continues very poor, we have driven the Level 10fas. the last quarter which has made no improvement.  4 Men are raising Ore in the background at 30/pBing.

      I am &c  Geo. Crawhall

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