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VIII 2010 – Rogerley and Scotland, part II

 

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Map of Caldbeck Fells showing most important historical mines. From Mineralogical Record.

 

At the begining of trail to Roughton Gill mine. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

On the way to Roughton Gill. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Low hanging clouds in Caldbeck Fells. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Flower and mountains. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Tom with Jolyon Ralph - first specimens we found in the trail. Material from old dumps was used
to build a roards here! Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Roughton Gill - at the bottom of valley the dumps afe visible, mine entrences are located near waterfals.
Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

On the dumps of Routhon Gill. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Secondary Cu minerals are very easy to find. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Famous pyromorphites are quite difficoult to find. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Jolyon and me next to the old, completely blocked tunnel to the mine. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

To find the old adits you have to climb up along the stream. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

And cross the small stream. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Rougton Gill mine adits are quite good preserved. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Another adit. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Adit to the Roughton Gill. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Inside one of the hand-carved tunnels of Roughton Gill. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

View from adit to the mine to the valley with well visible dumps. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Grass wet with dew. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

A beutiful combination of flowers and moss at the top of the hill. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

View from mountains ridge to the big bay. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Recent peat. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

On the way back we found another mine adit - probably to Hay Gill. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Adit to the mine with water clear water :-) Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

View from the adit. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

On the way back from Caldbeck Fells to Weardale we stopped to visit Blagill. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Road sign to Blagill - type locality of barytocalcite. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Old dumps in Blygill, still some barytocalcites can be found there. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

After Blygill we came back to Weardale. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Our "new" car which finally worked well (on the contrary to the old one...!) Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Me at the stairs to Rogerley mine. We went there to collect tools. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

 Jolyon and I collecting tools in the mine. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Our goal this time was Rogerley West quarry with Sutcliffe Vein. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Behind the flowers working area at the Sutcliffe Vein. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Decending to the vein on steapy slope . Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Me in the workings of Sutcliffe Vein. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Fluorites are everywhere! Gemmy purple crystals. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Fluorites in the Sutcliffe Vein. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Another fluorite crystals exposed for many years for whethering. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Jolyon collecting in little pockets, Sutcliffe Vein. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Jesse working on the fresh pockets. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Looking for pockets! Cal helped to transport everything up using the rope. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Jesse and I moving rocks. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

We used all kinds of tools :-) Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Collecting! Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Pocket with fluorites filled with clay. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Best specimen collected by me - before washing. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Cal is trimming my best rock. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Trimming. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Special show - washing the specimen. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Washing the specimen. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

First look at the almost clean specimen. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Crsytals are quite gemmy and big. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Calcite has to be removed in the future to make it a better piece. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Jesse working on specimens from the Sutcliff Vein. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Freshly collected Sutcliffe Vein fluorites. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Helen Wilkinson - the famous Northern England collector - showing specimens to Jesse and Cal.
Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Going through Helen`s collection. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Some of great specimens form Helen`s collection - all self-collected! Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Another great fluorite, St. Peter`s Mine, 13 x 15 cm. Coll. Helen Wilkinson. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Fluorite from Weardale. Coll. Helen Wilkinson. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Another superb specimen. Coll. Helen Wilkinson. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Very sharp and gemmy cube of twinned fluorite, Helen Wilkinson`s collection. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Very sharp and gemmy twinned fluorite, Coll. Helen Wilkinson. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Very interesting specimen - fossil coral, prepared by hydrotermal solution, and later overgrown by fluorite crystals,
Coll. Helen Wilkinson. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Another superb specimen, Cambokeels Mine, edge to 2 cm. Coll. Helen Wilkinson. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Incredible color, fluorite from Weardale, Coll. Helen Wilkinson. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Fluorite, Coll. Helen Wilkinson. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Fluorite. Coll. Helen Wilkinson. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Another evening in the Blue Bell. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Family atmospheare in the Blue Bell. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

From Weardale we moved to the first Scottish castle - Caerlaverock. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

English landscapes. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Asia in the window of Caerlaverock castle. Fot.T. Praszkier.

 

Caerlaverock castle. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Another castle on our way. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Next locality was the famous Leadhills-Wanlockhead area. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Road signs to Leadhills and Wanlockhead. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Dumps in Leadhills. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Collecting on the dumps in Wanlockhead. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Next point  - Stirling. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Stirling castle. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Royal kitchen - superb exhibition with very realistic reconstructions and sounds. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Royal kitchen - superb exhibition with very realistic reconstructions and sounds. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

King`s monument in the front of Stirling castle. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

William Wallace monument. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

William Wallace monument. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Asia with gigant original William Wallance sward! Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

From Stirling we went to visit Glamis Castle. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Fairy-tale Glamis Castle. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Fairy-tale Glamis Castle. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Emblem, Glamis Castle. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

From Glamis we went to visit the last locality during this trip - Lochan-na-Lairig. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Lochan-na-Lairig lake with the dam. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Lochan-na-Lairig lake - best place to collect is the other side of the lake. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Lochan-na-Lairig lake with the dam. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Rutile in quartz we collected in Lochan-na-Lairig. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Rutile in quartz we collected in Lochan-na-Lairig. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Next moved to the North through Glencoe area. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Giant U-shaped valleys - typical Glencoe area landscape. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Landscapes in Glencoe area. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Landscapes in Glencoe area. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Landscapes in Glencoe area. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Strange museum which we found on the way - note "Europe`s finest private collection" :-). Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Maining train reconstruction in the front of museum. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Maining train reconstruction in t the front of museum. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Fragment of the exhibition. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Classic hematite from Cumberland. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Big gypsum crystals (up to about 0,5 m) cemented together to be one specimen. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Weird showcase. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Very nice UV minerals showcase. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Very nice UV minerals showcase. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

These were absolutely "the finest" - dinosaurs with crystals :-) Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Big wall painting, flying "dinosaur" and Asia. Fot. T. Praszkier.

 

Next we drove to visit the famous Elian Donan castle. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

On the way to Elian Donan. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Asia in Scottland :-) Fot. T. Praszkier.

 

Elian Donan castle. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Gloomy Elian Donan castle. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Gloomy and beautiful landscapes of Northern Scotland. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Small fishermens town in Northern Scotland. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Port. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Incredible views in the Northern Scotland. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Finally we arrived to the most northern point of our trip. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Lakes conneting with very sculptured bays in Northern Scotland. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Classic publick phone lost somewhere in Northern Scotland. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Bay the in Northern Scotland. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

We were very surprised by shape of coastline - almost like Madagascar,
only weather is different :-) Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Another castle on the way back to the Prestwick airport. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

Castle, Scottich flag and bagpiper in traditional clothing - very Scottish. Fot. J. Gajowniczek.

 

We flew back from Prestwick. Another great trip was finished!

  

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