Report – William Crawhall to Martin Morrison – 6 Oct 1815

Document Type: Report
Date: 6 Oct 1815
Correspondent: William Crawhall
Recipient: Martin Morrison
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1F 1
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Michaelmas Bargains					Allenheads Octor. 6 1815

      Allenheads Leadmines are much the same as last quarter, the foremost Sump sunk is the Vein intersecting Wentworth Vein is not so promising as we at first expected, there is no Ore of any consequence    The back Workings in Wentworth Vein are full as rich as last quarter wrought by 6 Men @ 32/pBg  6Men @ 35/ pBg 16 Men @ 36/ pBg & 30 Men @ 38/pBg. -   The Workings in the Old Vein & at Flatt Shaft  are poor wrought by 6 Men @ 36/ pBg & 8 Men @ 38/pBg.  - Diana Vein is also very poor excepting one length wrought by 6 Men @ 36/pBg & all the others wrought by 18 Men @ 38/ pBg.   We have not done any thing more at the West forehead last quarter & want 20 fas. yet of cutting this Vein, at the trial I mentioned in my last Report, at the East End of this Vein.

      Swinhope Mines I think are not so rich as last quarter altho' producing a great quantity of Ore wrought by 8 Men @ 34/ pBg. 12 Men @ 30/ pBg 14 Men @ 32/pBg. 8 Men @ 34/ pBg & 6 Men @ 35/ pBing.

      The Low Level at Swinhope is driving in the Great Limestone at £8 per fa. I expect to get as low as the High Flatt before Xmas when we then will be ably to reflore the Vein as we go up.

            I am. &c William Crawhall

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