Report – William Crawhall to Martin Morrison – 30 Jun 1816

Document Type: Report
Date: 30 Jun 1816
Correspondent: William Crawhall
Recipient: Martin Morrison
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1F 1
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The Mines at Allenheads are much the same as the last quarter - we are now getting Ore in the Cross Vein at the East end tolerably well & the Vein is more <flattering?> than it has been since first cut, the forehead is now driving by 4 Men @ 30/ pBg but cannot prove Wentworth Vein to the East of this Vein. - Wentworth Vein is considerably poorer than last quarter three lengths of which the Workmen have discontinued being nearly wrought out, the other parts of the Vein are now wrought by 8 Men @ 28/pBg  - 8 Men @ 30/. 14 Men @ 32/. 2 Men @ 33/. 8 Men @ 34/. & 18 Men @ 35/pBg.  - The Workings in the Old Vein & at Flatt Shaft have produced Ore tolerably well the last quarter, and from their present appearance are as promising for the succeeding qu. wrought by 4 Men @ 30/. - 3Men@ 32/. - 6Men@33/. 2Men &34/. - & 12 Men @ 35/ pBg. -       Diana Vein is very poor, having made no further trials at the west end of this Vein last quarter, & the back Workings are nearly wrought out, two partnerships having discontinued, the Vein is now wrought by 10 Men @35/ pBg.  10 of the Men who wrought this Vein last quarter are now employed washing Bouse. - Diana Vein is now cut in the Cross Cut, driven at the East end that I mentioned in my last Report I have great pleasure in informing you the Vein has a much better appearance richer of Ore than any part of it that has been opened, the Vein was cutt the 14th June & have not got much done in it.  the ptnrsp of 6 Men that drove the cross cutt are now raising Ore in the Vein @ 25/pBg.  - Swinhope Mines continue very poor, the West forehand produces no Ore of any consequence & the Eastforehead I have left off for the present, the other parts of the Vein are wrought by 8 Men @ 28/. 18 Men @ 32/. & 4 Men @ 34/pBg. - the Level is now holed to the foremost Shaft at the <…dem> of the high flatt in the Great Limestone, I intend to cutt cross to North &  South to try both Veins from the Level forehead

      I am.           Wm. Crawhall
Undated, but given sequence in the volume it appears to cover the spring quarter in 1816, and dated here accordingly

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