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Black Ashgill Flank aka Wellhopeknot Mine, Garrigill, Cumbria.

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Wellhopeknot Mine mainly worked the Black Ashgill Cross Vein with extensions that reached the Caplecleugh High Level in the northwest and the Woodmere Well Vein in the southeast of the mine. The mine did actually connect with Caplecleugh (27m below) via the Middle Steed Sump. A level was also driven southeast under Perry's Dam, but there are no details on which vein this was. Looking at dates on plans, level driving had terminated by 1820 - 1824. The cross vein was worked around 250m in the Great Limestone. Ore was raised in 1792 by James Johnson and Company and in 1813 the mine was leased to the London Lead Company. There are approximately 1.5km of passages.

The mine is on private land. Please do not attempt entry or trespass on the land without seeking appropriate permission.

Surface Features

First Explore Trip

Big expectations, with disappointing results.

(Karkie and Mike), 26th July 2018.