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[[File:YGS_NORTROCK_FIG_14_2.jpg|thumbnail|Figure 14.2 Restored overshot wheel, Killhope Lead Mining Centre, Weardale. Photo: P. Nixon.]]
 
[[File:YGS_NORTROCK_FIG_14_2.jpg|thumbnail|Figure 14.2 Restored overshot wheel, Killhope Lead Mining Centre, Weardale. Photo: P. Nixon.]]
  
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== 14 The Northern Pennine Orefield: Weardale and Nenthead ==
  
 
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By Brian Young British Geological Survey, Edinburgh
By '''Brian Young''' British Geological Survey, Edinburgh
 
 
 
  
 
== Purpose ==
 
== Purpose ==
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{{YGSLogistics}}
 
{{YGSLogistics}}
  
The excursion begins at Westgate in Weardale and ends at Nenthead, covering approximately 32 km; it is suitable for car or minibus and takes a whole day. Maximum walking distance at any one locality is less than 0.8 km. Refreshment and toilet facilities are available at Westgate, Allenheads, Killhope and Nenthead.
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The excursion begins at Westgate in Weardale and ends at Nenthead, covering approximately 32 km; it is suitable for car or minibus and takes a whole day. Maximum walking distance at any one locality is less than 0.8 km. Refreshment and toilet facilities are available at Westgate, Allenheads, Killhope and Nenthead.
  
 
''Note: ''Safety helmets are advisable. Several old mine sites will be visited. ''On no account should any underground workings be entered. ''Particular care should be taken in the vicinity of old shafts.
 
''Note: ''Safety helmets are advisable. Several old mine sites will be visited. ''On no account should any underground workings be entered. ''Particular care should be taken in the vicinity of old shafts.
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== Maps ==
 
== Maps ==
  
O.S. 1:50 000 Sheets 87, Hexham & Haltwhistle (Locality 1) and 92, Barnard Castle (Locations 2–8). B.G.S. 1:50 000 Sheet 25, Alston.
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O.S. 1:50 000 Sheets 87, Hexham & Haltwhistle (Locality 1) and 92, Barnard Castle (Locations 2–8). B.G.S. 1:50 000 Sheet 25, Alston.
  
 
== Geological background ==
 
== Geological background ==

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